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Button UP brings fashion to Palladio

Robin Bernardoni, right, owner of Button UP women's clothing boutique in Palladio and Runway Boutique in El Dorado Hills, and Lindsay Moore, manager of the stores wear blouses from Fifteen Twenty in a spring blue inspired by the sea. Button UP's grand opening will be held from noon until 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Photo by Roberta Long

Living in El Dorado Hills, Robin Bernardoni saw an opportunity for a unique specialized women’s clothing store in the area. “Most of the women’s clothing was sold through chains or department stores, and people were driving to San Francisco for prom dresses,” she said. Robin’s desire to open a women’s clothing boutique dovetailed nicely with […]

2 Comments / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, marks 10 years in Cameron Park

Dale III, 9, (seated) and Luis, 7, get a lesson on proper brushing technique from Dad. Dale Stanec Jr., with the help of his wife Elena, operates a successful dental practice in Cameron Park. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three months out of dental school in 2000, Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, was the first graduate in his class to open a dental practice starting from scratch. “I got to create my own puzzle and do it the way it works for me,” he said. “My practice is very small and low-key.” In his office […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Mayor Howell presents State of the City at Folsom Chamber

Mayor Kerri Howell

A capacity crowd welcomed Mayor Kerri Howell at the first Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Lake Natoma Inn. The first woman to serve as mayor since the city was incorporated in 1946, Howell was selected by  fellow City Council members in December. Each of the five members […]

Comments Off / January 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Connector JPA revises EIR, approves expanded financing study

At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority, held at Rancho Cordova City Hall, the directors formally rescinded certification of the Program Environmental Impact Report, prepared to re-certify an amended report and approved a financial study to fund construction of the project, including consideration of using tolls. Chairman John Knight, […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Carter’s Carpet Restoration makes your floors look like new

Dean Carter, owner of Carter's Carpet Restoration, shows off one of the company's newest cleaning machines — the RX-20 Rotary Jet Extractor. The five vacuum heads and spray jets rotate at 130 rpm, creating 650 complete cleaning passes per minute. The rotating head cleans all sides of the carpet fiber, fluffing up and restoring the pile. Photo by Roberta Long

Dean Carter has had his own carpet cleaning business, Carter’s Carpet Restoration, in El Dorado County for 20 years. He first opened in Pollock Pines, near where he lived, then moved to Diamond Springs in 2002. In October 2010 Carter’s Carpet Restoration moved to 4911 Windplay Drive, Suite 1A, near White Rock Road in El […]

2 Comments / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Bloo Solar establishes EDH home

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Bloo Solar is just the kind of business that the El Dorado Hills Business Park was designed to attract. The 900-acre business park south of Highway 50 was created with research and development zoning to interest promising companies in locating and growing in El Dorado County. Bloo Solar was founded in 2005 as Q1 NanoSystems […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Roll Hill Arts Academy makes its debut

Clapping out the beat — Roll Hill Arts Academy Music Director Curtis Gaesser leads the jazz band in practice for performances and competitions. The Roll Hill jazz band will perform at the Folsom Jazz Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom High School music director Curtis Gaesser has long dreamed of having a magnet arts school in the El Dorado Hills-El Dorado County-Folsom-Granite Bay area. In the 28 years he has been in at Folsom High School, Gaesser has developed a national model of music education excellence. The music program includes three jazz bands, two […]

Comments Off / December 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »