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Best Private School: Golden Hills School

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Golden Hills School is a fully accredited, private nonprofit school for children from junior kindergarten through eighth grade located on 6.5 acres in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. It was founded in 1992 and today has an enrollment of around 175 students. Class sizes range between 15 and 24 students, averaging 16 to 17. Golden Hills […]

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Best Plumber: Harris Plumbing

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From its headquarters in El Dorado Hills, Harris Plumbing has served El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties since 1998. Steve Harris spent 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area learning the business from his father, then spent five years learning the trade with Local 467. As a licensed plumber for more than 20 years, […]

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Best Consignment Shop: ReLoveIt

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What’s not to love at ReLove It? The shop is full of quality women’s clothes and accessories artfully displayed and organized by size and color. Owner Rachel Arendt opened ReLoveIt four years ago near the green bicycle bridge over Bidwell Street in Folsom. Since then, women have been coming in and coming back. Spring fashions […]

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Best Sandwich: Big Apple Bagels

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Sandwich lovers have a new favorite spot in El Dorado Hills. Big Apple Bagels opened its doors in June 2015 and customers can’t get enough. “We handcraft our bagels from scratch,” said owner Scott Walters. “Once you have a fabulous bagel as a base, the sandwich toppings just add to that wonderful taste.” Big Apple […]

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Best Orthodontist: Lyons Orthodontics

Orthodontists Tim Lyons and Kristy Merriman are committed to determining which treatment solution is best suited for specific orthodontic needs. Whether it’s traditional braces or Invisalign, at Lyons Orthodontics patients are offered a wide variety of treatment options. Lyons Orthodontics staff members have multiple certifications and continue to improve and update their skills through continuing […]

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Best Heating & Air Company: Gilmore Heating • Air • Solar

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Gilmore Heating, Air and Solar’s company trucks are hard to miss. The “cool” penguin in the luau shirt with a tropical drink brings thoughts of cool tropical breezes on a hot day. John Gilmore came to Placerville in 1979 to establish his heating and air conditioning business. Later, he added solar services. Gilmore’s dedication to […]

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Best Furniture Store: Ashley Furniture Homestore

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Ashley Furniture has a long heritage. It was established more than 70 years ago. Today, Ashley has retail partners in 123 countries, including the United States and its territories, in the Middle East and Asia. The people at the locally owned and operated store understand that a home is more than a house. It’s where the daily […]

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