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Best Coffee Shop: Bella Bru

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When it comes to knowing beans (coffee beans, that is) Bella Bru’s cup overflows. For years, coffee lovers have stopped by Liz Mishler’s café for that perfect cup of coffee and maybe a scone, bagel or muffin. The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features a fountain-side patio, making it an ideal place to […]

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Best Mortgage Company: Strategy First Mortgage

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Think of a mortgage like a pair of shoes. Not just any pair will do. “We make sure we fit people into the right loan, not just any loan,” said John Williams, who runs Strategy First Mortgage with wife Rena and production partner Laura Bailey. The company offers the full spectrum of mortgage and loan products […]

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Best Window Cleaning: Squeaky Clean

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Spring cleaning season is in full swing. Don’t let spots, dust and soggy leaves dim the sunny weather ahead. Call Squeaky Clean professionals who will come out and clean your windows, blinds, gutters and air ducts, allowing you to breathe easier and enjoy the view. For 23 years these experts have brightened homes and commercial […]

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Best Jewelry Store: Talisman Collection

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Fine jewelry enthusiasts no longer have to travel to the big cities to find world-class jewelry designs and emerging jewelry designers. Talisman Collection opened in El Dorado Hills Town Center last December and has since impressed shoppers with its one-of-a-kind fine jewelry, non-traditional wedding jewelry, designer fashion jewelry, watches small leather goods, home decor and unique […]

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Best Real Estate Company: Lyon Real Estate

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Lyon Real Estate’s commitment to treating clients with respect and staying up to date on the very latest in a constantly fluctuating market has made the company a consistent success over the years. Whether the market is hot or cold and whether more people are buying or selling, Lyon Real Estate agents are there to offer […]

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Best Travel Agency: El Dorado Hills Travel

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Whether you’re planning a trip to Boston or Bora Bora, El Dorado Hills Travel’s Genny Arietta can help ensure you’ll have the time of your life. For more that 30 years Arietta and her staff have built customized dream vacations for their clients — romantic getaways for two, family trips on a Disney cruise and […]

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Best Thrift Store: Snowline Hospice

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Thrifty shoppers have the best places to shop in El Dorado County and Folsom thanks Snowline Hospice. The thrift stores’ shelves and racks are filled with “quaint, quality items” as Cameron Park thrift store employee Nancy O’Rourke put it, and every dime made goes to a very worthy cause. All proceeds from thrift store sales go […]

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