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Best Salon: Reflection Salon & Spa

Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Clients know they’ll receive star treatment at Reflection Salon & Spa in Folsom. Stylist/owner Kathy Bennett said her staff is “very attentive,” making clients feel pampered and relaxed. This, combined with her staff’s experience, is why Village Life readers don’t mind driving down the road … a fact Bennett said she appreciates. “Thank you for […]

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Best Thrift Store Snowline Hospice

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Snowline Hospice operates six thrift stores in the area, including high traffic locations in Folsom, at 616 East Bidwell and in Cameron Park at Burke Junction. Proceeds support patients near end-of-life and their loved ones. The system runs on volunteers and donations. Director of Retail Operations Ravel Buckley said Snowline’s philosophy is “never say ‘no’” […]

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Best Roofing Company: Straight Line Construction

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Jack Borba launched Straight Line Roofing & Construction in 1999 with a roofing emphasis, working as a subcontractor throughout the region. When the housing industry tanked, his emphasis shifted from new roofs to repairs and renovations. Many of the general contractors he used to work for became employees. These days, repeat and referral business makes […]

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Best Insurance Company: The Loriaux Family Insurance Agency

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Maryeth Loriaux arrived from the Bay Area in June, 2012, and promptly became the Village Life Reader’s Choice for best insurance agent. So much for seniority. Loriaux, pronounced like a certain Nabisco cookie, brings a passion for protecting your most valuable assets: home, auto, life and retirement. She previously supported 35 Allstate sales offices in […]

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Best Deli: Beach Hut Deli

Village life photo by Mike Roberts

Steve Sakamoto opened Beach Hut Deli in 2011 and instantly made El Dorado Hills cool. In flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt, Sakamoto looks like a Waimea Bay beach bum. He’s proud of the laid back atmosphere he’s created. “It’s a nice place to come with friends after the game, or to just chill after […]

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Best Assisted Living: El Dorado Hills Senior Village

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Affordable assisted living smack in the middle of El Dorado Hills? Six large, comfortable homes purpose-built for senior-care are nestled on a cul-de-sac off woodsy Tam O’Shanter Drive in St. Andrews Village. Gina Foulk and her son Tyler credit their success to their caregivers — 16 full-time bundles of energetic love that cook, care for […]

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Best Title Company: Placer Title Company

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Placer Title Company provides complete title and escrow services for residential and commercial sale and refinance transactions. The business also offers full subdivision mapping and Department of Real Estate processing services for builders and developers.  Placer Title’s Customer Service Department can supply copies of recorded documents, parcel maps and other real property information. Customer service […]

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