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BEST ATTORNEY

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versa. We like to think the metroarea consumer is a savvy one, who appreciates the best, regardless of location. So you will find more businesses and organizations listed this year, which gives broader recognition to these Best of the Best winners. Just as important, it gives our readers access to who is best not only in their community, but in the communities just down the road. Congratulations to all, and a special thank you to those who took the time to vote for the Best of the Best.

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Olde Town Acupuncture

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Adams County Fair

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Arvada Harvest Festival

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Ryan, Gunsauls and O’Donnell PC

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Parker Days

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Animal Rehab and Wellness Center

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Castle Rock Chamber - Starlighting

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Hatch Chiropractic and Wellness

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Prana Tonic

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Whole Health Centers

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Standley Lake Chiropractic

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Foothills Art Center 809 Fifteenth St., Golden 303-279-3922 | www.foothillsartcenter.org

Art center is masterpiece by Glenn Wallace The Foothills Art Center has been named the 2013 Best of the Best art gallery by area readers. For nearly 45 years the Foothills Art Center has served the Golden community as a place for local artists to display their wares, as well as being a venue to showcase world-class works of art. In that dual role of displaying local talent, and bringing bigger names to town, Foothills has excelled. Currently the center is showing a blockbuster of an exhibit: Degas — Beyond the Ballerinas. Simultaneously, the center is also helping to promote a Denver artist, Robert Gratiot. With great diversity and quality of artwork, the center has contin-

ued to live up to its mission statement: “Leading and inspiring the community through art, education and cultural excellence.” Foothills Art Center has a prominent place in the Golden community, literally as well as figuratively. It is situated high on a hill, perched on a corner between the city’s downtown core and the School of Mines campus. Its distinctive stone structure was built as Golden’s first Presbyterian church. Annual events keep the center an active site through much of the year. There is the long-running and award-winning Colorado Watercolor Association show every spring, the DocuWest Film

Fest showings every fall, and the Holiday Art Market for winter. Most recently the center has delighted the area’s art lovers, by bringing in highly prestigious exhibits, such as this year’s Degas, and Dale Chihuly glassworks in 2012. According to center Executive Director Reilly Sanborn, ongoing and future upgrades to the center will help it attract even more world-renowned artistic exhibits in the years to come. Above: The Foothills Art Center in Golden has been the site of awardwinning art displays for nearly 45 years. Photo by Glenn Wallace

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Twin Dragon offers wide menu choices by Tom Munds For more than 35 years, owner Shiou Yun (Wang) Jefferson has greeted the vast majority of customers as they come into the Twin Dragon Restaurant at 3021 S. Broadway. Customers are seated at chairs or in booths where the surrounding decorations are in keeping with the wide variety of Chinese cuisine spelled out on the multi-page menu. “I guess the most popular appetizer is our dumpling,” Shiou said. “The most popular dinner items change, but right now I think the items most ordered are sesame chicken and Mongolian beef.” Twin Dragon Restaurant has won awards for its Szechuan cuisine, and Shiou stressed that every meal is prepared to order, using fresh vegetables and spices. The owner grew up in Korea, went to school in Taiwan and got her master’s degree in Japan. She speaks Korean, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and English. When she came to Denver to

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Preparing the restaurant for fireworks during Chinese New Year is a Twin Dragon tradition. File photo

continue her education, she got a job at the Twin Dragon Restaurant at its old location in the 2900 block of South Broadway. The owner eventually sold her the restaurant and she later moved to the present location. Shiou will tell you running a restaurant is demanding and she is at the Twin Dragon 60 to 70 hours a week plus often takes work home. She also wants people to learn about the Chinese culture, and her restaurant has lion dancers come in and perform for Chinese New Year.

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PF Changs

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Tea Garden

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Purple Ginger Asian Fusion

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Wasabi

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John Holly’s Asian Bistro

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Lotus Chinese Restaurant

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Asia Kitchen

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August Moon

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Twin Dragon

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Thai Gold Restaurant

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Ho Mei Chinese Restaurant

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2013 Best of the Best ATTORNEY | AUTO BODY

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Lee D. Warkentine

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O’Meara Collision Center

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Marc Williams - Helms Less Smith & Williams

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Mahnke Auto Body

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Ken Brock

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Global Parker

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John England

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H&M Transmission & Automotive

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John England

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Hampden Auto Body

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Matthew Clawson

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Bender Menders

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Eric Morlang

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Hampden Auto Body

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Russel J. Sindt

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Hampden Auto Body

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The Law Center P.C.

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Hampden Auto Body

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Miller & Law PC

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Hampden Auto Body

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Katherine J Jenkins, Attorney at Law

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Hampden Auto Body

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Dan Caplis

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Hampden Auto Body

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Gene A. Ciancio

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Karas Auto Body

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James T. Anest

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Global Parker

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Miller & Law

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Hampden Auto Body

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Justin Dituri

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Top Notch Auto Reconditioning

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Thomas Robert Ripp

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Hampden Auto Body

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Ronald J. Shaffer

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Lowell Auto Body

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BackCountry CrossFit is a strength and conditioning facility that develops individuals of all levels of fitness through the use of Endurance, Weightlifting, Gymnastics and Cardio executed at high intensity. The workouts are fun, fast-paced and designed to provide maximum results under the watchful eye of certified coaches. We are currently located in a 13,500 square foot facility at 8990 Barrons Blvd., #102, in Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129. Our training methods produce undisputed, tangible results for all levels of fitness! At BCCF we train incredibly hard; harder than most thought they were capable of. Everyday our athletes break down barriers and set new standards for themselves. Our training is intense, and it creates a bond among members that can’t be faked or manufactured. Together we sweat, we laugh, we cry, we expose weaknesses and we get stronger ... together. The community aspect of BackCountry CrossFit is our greatest strength. At BCCF there are no egos, no room for bad attitudes. Those types of people just don’t last here. We are supportive, we are competitive, we are strong, we are humble, we are athletes ... we are BackCountry CrossFit. (720) 626-0948

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Advantage Auto

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Coloradoland Tire 6995 N. Broadway, Denver 303-426-7947 | www.coloradolandtire.com

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Golden Auto Clinic

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Kuni Lexus

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Pro Auto Care

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The Auto Shop

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Mike Ward Infiniti

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Coloradoland Tire & Service

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Pro Auto Care

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Lake Arbor Auto

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Seyfer Automotive

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Lake Arbor Auto

by Tammy Kranz For the past year, the auto repair/ service shop at 6995 N. Broadway has had a different name, but many customers may still know Coloradoland Tire as SWIS Tire & Automotive. The Nebrakaland/Kansasland Tire Group purchased SWIS Tire in December 2011 and eliminated the glass portion of the business, but added more mechanical services and services for retail customers, as well as added direct purchase access to Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly and Mastercraft tire brands. Coloradoland in Adams County was named best auto repair/service in a recent poll done by Colorado Community Media. Nick Phillippi, chief operating officer with the tire group, said the business model of

keeping stores operated as individual locations could be why the company is a success with its customers. “Our managers can make the decisions needed to take care of customers,” he said. “Also there is still a real problem out there in the industry of not being totally honest and transparent and we don’t have that issue.” Customer service is what makes Coloradoland stand apart from other auto shops, Phillippi said. “It’s the way that it’s all done that matters,” he said. “Standing behind your work, being honest even when mistakes are made, that is the differentiator.” Coloradoland provides services for anything doing with the tire, no matter what type of vehicle,

trailer, mower, etc. It also performs all manufactures’ maintenance services on all brands. Most stores also do complete repair work under the car and under the hood. Coloradoland employees 55 full time in the Denver market, six at the Adams County site. “Each store operates as the local auto repair and tire store just like it was in a small town,” Phillippi said. “Competition is tough in the Denver market but we wouldn’t be there if we couldn’t compete and offer our customers both tires and service work in one stop.” Above: Coloradoland Tire has been named “best auto repair/service” in a recent survey taken by our readers. Photo by Tammy Kranz

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Vincenza’s Italian Bakery and Deli 8000 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge 303-420-8400 | www.vincenzabakery.com

Vincenza’s is door to the sweet life

Thank you

by Vic Vela Maybe it’s the cream cheese cookie dough bow tie cookies, or the raspberry tiramisu, or the crooner who sings Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin standards to customers on the first Friday of each month. Whatever the case is, Vincenza’s Italian Bakery and Deli has been a Wheat Ridge favorite since 2001. This year’s winner of Best Bakery in Wheat Ridge, Vincenza’s is no stranger to accolades. Several food contest awards plaques adorn the walls of the eatery, located at 8000 West 44th Ave. But that doesn’t mean that winning gets old for owner Greg Allan. “It feels good because we put in a lot of hard work every day,” he said. “It’s always nice to know that the community continues to accept us. It gives you reassurance that we’re still doing something right.” Vincenza’s bakes Italian breads daily and offers a full menu of au-

Vincenza’s bakes Italian breads daily and offers a full menu of authentic Italian cuisine. Photo by Vic Vela

thentic Italian cuisine. And their baked goodies are just too irresistible to pass up. Customers are greeted at the counter by elephant ear pastries and delicious amaretti cookies that are gluten-free, but also incredibly soft and sweet. Allan is grateful for the recognition that his restaurant continues to receive. “We’re really pleased to hear about this,” he said. “And we’re thankful that, through the recent hard economic times, that people still find good value in our product.”

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Manna Bakery & Deli

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Rheinlander Bakery

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Posh Pastries

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A Cake Occasion

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Posh Pastries

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Rheinlander Bakery

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Trompeau Bakery

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Dream Pastry

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Posh Pastries

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Posh Pastries

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Trompeau Bakery

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Café 13

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Vincenza’s Italian Bakery and Deli

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Valente’s Deli Bakery

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2013 Best of the Best CREDIT UNION Thank You, Readers of MetroNorth Newspapers!

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Sooper Credit Union 5005 W. 60th Ave., Arvada 303-427-5005 | www.soopercu.org

Over 60 years, Valente’s has evolved from the local grocery to metro-Denver’s premier Italian market offering our homemade Italian sausage and the largest selection of imported Italian foodstuffs all complimented by the most complete Italian deli, a large bakery, a meat market as well as a canoli and sandwich shop.

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by Sara Van Cleve Arvada has undoubtedly seen changes in the decades that Sooper Credit Union has served the city. Despite changes, one constant remains for Sooper — its commitment to its members and the community. “What separates us from other credit unions is our presence in the Arvada community,” said Sooper Credit Union CEO Dan Kester. “We are involved and have a commitment to the community. You’ll see us at most of the festivals and we are strong supporters of a lot of community-based organizations.” In 2009, Sooper Credit Union also created the SCU Community Foundation, which provided 11 $1,000 scholarships to students last year, supports the Arvada Community Food Bank and other community organizations and gives donations to individual requests. “It’s another way to impact the community,” Kester said. “We’re there for individuals — individual businesses, individual consumers — that’s what we’re here for. That’s why we were formed — to provide services and products, and sup-

porting the community is a natural extension of that. Being part of the community is very important to us.” Sooper Credit Union is also a groundbreaker for many new products and services for its members. Sooper Credit Union is the first lender in the country to finance solar panel development in the community and one of few who provide student loans. “We tailor our products to our community’s needs,” he said. Sooper Credit Union is also working with Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute to help support small businesses and start-ups. Services provided by Sooper Credit Union include savings, checking, loans, investments and much more. Sooper Credit Union serves 33,000 members and has $270 million in assets. “We’re proud of what we do and are very excited about what the future has for Sooper Credit Union,” he said. “We’re proud to be recognized and that we can make an impact in the community.”

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Rib City - Southpark

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Old West BBQ

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Hickory House

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Wing Nuttz

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Jabos

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Snarf’s

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Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q

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John’s Chicago Style BBQ

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BEST BBQ RESTAURANT

Rib City - Southpark 7903 S. Broadway, Littleton 303-798-1670 | www.ribcity.com

Rib City makes memorable meals by Tom Munds An aroma of wood smoke and tangy sauce fills the air at Rib City at 7903 S. Broadway. “We opened this store in 2010,” co-owner Jim Courtis said. “We cook and prepare everything right in our kitchen. We use a 1,000-pound Southern Pridebrand smoker and cook all our meats over hardwood coals.” Diners can chose from an extensive menu that includes all the meats along with side dishes like coleslaw, baked beans and corn on the cob. The choices include sandwich-

es, dinners and a separate list of lunch specials and kids meals. There also is a section with a list of picnic packs that offer choices of meat and side dishes to feed two to four people. Rib City has a license to serve alcohol, but there is not a bar area in the restaurant. Courtis said the most popular item on the menu is the baby back ribs. “Our company imports Danish ribs for its stores because they are smaller, sweeter and have a better flavor,” he said. “We cook and sell

about 700 pounds of baby back ribs a week.” The Littleton store is part of the company started by father and son Paul and Craig Peden in 1989 in Fort Myers, Fla. The focus is to cook and smoke meats that have been basted in signature sauces over hardwood fires. The company awarded its first franchise out of Florida in 2004 to a store in Jefferson County. Above: Rib City has a newly-opened patio in Littleton. Photo by Tom Munds

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2013 Best of the Best BEST PLACES TO: BUY PRODUCE | MEET NEW PEOPLE | TAKE YOUR KIDS | LIVE MUSIC/DANCING

BEST PLACE TO BUY PRODUCE

BEST PLACE TO BEST PLACE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE TAKE YOUR KIDS

BEST PLACE FOR LIVE MUSIC/DANCING

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

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Arvada Beer Company

AC

Boondocks

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Grizzly Rose

AP

Sprouts Farmers Market

CC

AP

Apex Center

AP

Hoffbrau

CC

Whole Foods Market Streets at SouthGlenn

The Island - Volleyball of the Rockies Siena at the Courtyard

CC

Troop 88

CC

CR

Platte River Bar & Grill

CR

Sprouts Farmers Market

DC

Troop 88

Next Door Bar

DC

Sprouts Farmers Market

TIE: Sprouts Farmers Market; Mainstreet Farmers Market

CR

Troop 88

DC

Bistro Al Vinos

EC

WingNuttz

EH

City Center Summer Outdoor Concert

GT

Buffalo Rose

EH

EC

Costco - Sheridan

GT

Golden Farmer’s Market

HR

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

LI

Sprouts Farmers Market

LS

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

LT

Sprouts Farmers Market

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Sprouts Farmers Market

PC

Parker Farmers Market on Mainstreet

SP

Sprouts Farmers Market

WingNuttz

CR DC EC

Troop 88

EH

Moe’s - Englewood

EH

Belleview Park

GT

Cannonball Creek Brewery Co.

GT

Golden Rec Center

HR

meetup.com

HR

Great Play of Highlands Ranch

LI

Downtown Littleton

HR

Red Rocks

LI

LS

West Chamber

Jump Street

LI

Platte River Bar & Grill

LT

Lone Tree Library

LT

Lone Tree Library

LT

Lone Tree Arts Center

NS

Adams County Fair

NS

Grizzly Rose

PC

Troop 88

PC

The Tailgate Tavern

Platte River Bar & Grill

SP

Chatfield Stables

SP

Platte River Bar & Grill

City of Westminister Rec Center

WS

Hoffbrau

NS PC SP

Denver Poker Tour Fika Coffeehouse

WS

King Soopers

WS

Yard House

WS

WT

Heavenly Harvest Produce

WT

Wheat Ridge Business Association

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Discovery Park

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Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival

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Spano’s Produce

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Westminster Presbyterian Church

WW

Adventure Golf

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Grizzly Rose

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2013 Best of the Best BIKE SHOP | BOOK STORE | BOWLING ALLEY

Primrose Schools of Thornton, Stapleton & Reunion thank you for voting us

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Best Child Care

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Performance Bicycles

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Pedals

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Bicycle Village

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BikeSource

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Giant Cycling World - Aspen Grove

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Derby Bicycle Center

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Castle Rock Ski & Bike

PC

Treads

in the North Metro Area!

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Treads

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Campus Cycles

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Performance Bicycles

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Pedal Pushers Cyclery

WT

Wheat Ridge Cyclery

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BikeSource

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Bicycle Village

Call to reserve your child’s spot today! Thornton

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Reunion

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BOOK STORE AP

Barnes & Noble

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Tattered Cover - LoDo

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Tattered Cover - Highlands Ranch

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Tattered Cover - Highlands Ranch

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Treasures on Park St.

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Pacific Island Books

DC

Douglas County Libraries

PC

Douglas County Libraries

EH

Fireside Books & Coffee

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A Timeless Tale Book Shop

GT

Bean Fosters

WS

Black & Read

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Tattered Cover - Highlands Ranch

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Black & Read 2

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A Timeless Tale Book Shop

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Barnes & Noble

2013 Best Realtor in Highlands Ranch Experience – Dedication – Success David & Krista Simonson Simonson Team www.SimonsonTeam.com

Providing a superior level of informed, professional real estate services to buyers and sellers

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BOWLING ALLEY AC

Northglenn Lanes

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Lucky Strike - Belmar

AP

Brunswick Zone

LT

Brunswick Zone

CC

Celebrity Lanes

NS

Boondocks Fun Center

CR

Brunswick Zone

PC

DC

Brunswick Zone

TIE: Celebrity Lanes; Brunswick Zone

EH

Moe’s

SP

Celebrity Lanes

GT

Golden Bowl

WS

Fat Cats

HR

AMF Littleton Lanes

WT

Wheat Ridge Lanes

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AMF Littleton Lanes

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Fat Cats

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Congratulations to the Highlands Ranch Chamber’s Best of the Best 2013 Winners: • 100% Chiropractic • Abloom • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema • BackCountry Crossfit • BTO Self Serve Frozen Yogurt • Buffalo Wild Wings • Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet • Civic Green Park (Highlands Ranch Metro District) • The Colaizzi Agency (Allstate) • Cold Stone Creamery • Crave Real Burgers • Davidsons Liquors • Dinkel CPA Services, LLC • Festive Cup Coffee • Great Play of Highlands Ranch • Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa • Helene’s Designs • Highlands Ranch Golf Club • Highlands Ranch Mansion (Highlands Ranch Metro District) • Highlands Ranch Travel Agency • Hilton Garden Inn • Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar • James Resource Network • KeyBank – Highlands Ranch Town Center • Lodo’s Bar and Grill • Nothing Bundt Cakes • Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery • OnPoint Urgent Care • Outback Steakhouse • Pearle Vision Town Center • Rhapsody Performing Arts Center • Romano’s Italian Restaurant • Salsa Brava • She She’s Corner • Silpada Designs Jewelry by Misty Winkler • The Simonson Team (RE/MAX) • Sky Ridge Medical Center • The Egg and I • The Law Center P.C. • The Recreation Center at Eastridge (HRCA) • The Rock Wood Fired Pizza and Spirits • Toolips Boutique and Gifts • Turkey Day 5K (Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce) • Twiss Dental • Vi at Highlands Ranch • Water 2 Wine • Wrought’n Apples

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2013 Best of the Best BREAKFAST SPOT

720-200-2700

7132 E. County Line Rd. Highlands Ranch 80126

WINDOW SOURCE and more

Show Room located S.W Corner of County Line & Quebec

M-F 9AM - 6PM | Sat 9AM - 3PM

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BEST BREAKFAST SPOT

Patty Ann’s Cafe 230 Comanche Street, Kiowa | 303-621-8008

or Café is small-town treat Thank you f voting us by Rhonda Moore & Patty Ann’s Cafe sits in the middle of Kiowa, greeting Best Window with a sandwich ice! travelers board that advertises the Siding Serv specials of the day. Serv-

S. Longs Way 303.805.8070 18700 Parker, CO 80134

www.ParkerAdvantage.com

of Parker

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Inspect vehicles steering/suspension, check tire condition and air pressure. With any suspension or steering repair over $450.00. Some restrictions apply, may not be included or combined with any other offer, some makes and models extra. Expires: 8/31/2013

Senior & Military Discount Everyday!

ing breakfast and lunch in a building once marked for condemnation, the restaurant is the love child of Angela Hooper, who comes with years of experience at flipping hash. Hooper owned the B&B Cafe in Castle Rock for about 30 years. Most of those years were in partnership with her mother, Patty Ann. The two were best friends, business partners and, most importantly to Hooper, mother and daughter. They were a team that was inseparable behind the counter for 25 years. It was Patty Ann who envisioned the cafe that now bears her name, Hooper said. The two had their eye on the Kiowa location for years, but the deal didn’t close until after the death of Patty Ann. Hooper used her inheritance to open the restaurant that Patty Ann “would have loved,” Hooper said. Patty Ann’s opened in 2009 and quickly became a town favorite. Hooper is convinced the feeling would have been mutual from Patty Ann. “My mom would love the people,” she said. “She loved simple

Breakfast is served at Patty Ann’s Cafe in Kiowa. Photo by Rhonda Moore

country places where people felt at home.” Elbert County became home for Hooper within a few years after she opened Patty Ann’s Cafe, which is reminiscent of an oldtime diner. Booths line the wall, filled with guests throughout the morning, and a long countertop provides the ideal setting for swapping stories. Patty Ann’s regulars enjoy fare similar to that at the B & B Cafe, making the restaurant’s blueberry pancakes and green chile breakfast burritos a couple of the breakfast menu’s hottest sellers. Patty Ann’s Cafe is at 230 Comanche St. in Kiowa. Hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for breakfast and lunch; and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays, serving breakfast only.

BREAKFAST SPOT AC

Delectable Egg

LI

Toast

AP

The Egg & I - Arvada

LS

Hits the Spot Diner

CC

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

LT

Mimi’s Café

CR

Pegasus Restaurant

NS

The Egg & I - Thornton

DC

TIE: Grill on the Hill; Great Beginnings; The Egg and I

PC

The Egg & I - Parker

EC

Patty Ann’s Café

SP

The Egg & I - Littleton

EH

Lucile’s Creole Café - Littleton

WS

The Egg & I - Arvada

GT

Toned Bones

WT

The Chalet

HR

The Egg & I - Highlands Ranch

WW

The Egg & I - Thornton

2013 Best of the Best BREW PUB

BREW PUB AC

Arvada Beer Company

AP

Arvada Beer Company

CC

Elk Mountain Brewing

CR

Rockyard Brewing

DC

Elk Mountain Brewing

EC

Elk Mountain Brewing

EH

The Celtic

GT

Golden City Brewery

HR

Lansdowne Arms

LI

Old Mill Brewery

LT

Lone Tree Brewing Company

NS

C.B. & Potts

PC

Elk Mountain Brewing

SP

Elk Mountain Brewing

WS

Yard House

WT

Rickoli’s

WW

C.B. & Potts

GT

BEST BREW PUB

Golden City Brewery 920 12th St., Golden 303-279-8092 | www.gcbrewery.com

GCB brews up the best

by Glenn Wallace Golden City Brewery (GCB), A.K.A. “Golden’s Second Biggest Brewery,” is in many ways the polar opposite of the Coors Brewery. It is a small, hyper-local business literally tucked into the backyard of a 12th Street house in Golden, focused on serving up small batches of handcrafted beers. It is with that mix of local community focus and tasty brew that GCB has earned this year’s Best of the Best award for favorite brewery. This October will mark the 20th anniversary of GCB, which began when Janine Sturdavant gave her husband Charlie a homebrew beer-making kit. “He started making beer and it

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was really lousy,” said Derek Gilmore, the sales and marketing manager for the Sturdavants. As Gilmore will gladly tell anyone, the Sturdavants got better with practice, and soon began selling growlers of beer out their front door to friends and neighbors. Word continued to spread, as did demand for more beer. The machine shop behind their historic Golden house (920 12th St.) soon was converted to brew beer. The old carriage house, once converted into a rental apartment, was changed instead into a tap house. Still, the Sturdavants onetime hobby continued to grow in popularity. “On nice weather days like to-

day though, the tap house would fill up quick and people just started hanging out in their back yard to drink, right next to their kids’ playground toys,” Gilmore said. Eventually, the Sturdavants just converted their backyard into a beer garden to accommodate the crowds. “People just love the idea of sitting outside in the sun, literally in someone’s backyard, drinking. This is just a place people know they can come down and meet up, they don’t even need to plan it,” Gilmore said. Above: The GCB was brewing with patrons on the Friday before Memorial Day. Photo by Glenn Wallace

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Thank you for voting us “Best of the Best” once again! Full Service Grooming • All Natural Dog D & Cat Food Gourmet treats & Gifty items

Two Great Locations to Serve You! Proud to be locally and family owned.

Lincoln & Quebec (303) 471-4230

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2013 Best of the Best BURRITO | BUTCHER | CAFÉ | CAR WASH/DETAILING

BURRITO

BUTCHER

CAFÉ

CAR WASH/ DETAILING

AC

Santiago’s

AC

Tymkovich Meats

AP

Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

AP

Santiago’s

AP

CC

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

AC

Xtreme Car Wash

CC

Santiago’s

Steve’s Meat Market

CC

Castle Rock Café

AP

A Better Car Wash

Santiago’s

Pete’s Meats

CR

CR

Tony’s Meats and Speciality Foods

DC

Fika Coffee House

CC

Twisters

CR

Jazz Car Washing & Detailing

DC

EC

Pete’s Meats

EC

Patty Ann’s Café

CR

Moto Spa of Castle Rock

EH

Tony’s Meats and Speciality Foods

EH

The Home Café

DC

A&J Mobile Detailing

GT

Windy Saddle

EC

Bender Menders

HR

Pierre Michel French Bakery

EH

Hampden Auto Body

LI

The Fat Frog Café

GT

Octopus Carwash

EC

Los Volcanos

EH

Santiago’s

GT

Santiago’s

GT

Edward’s Meats

HR

Chipotle Mexican Grill

HR

Whole Foods Market

LI

Santiago’s

LI

Tony’s Meats and Speciality Foods

LS

Alameda Burrito

LS

Jazz Car Washing & Detailing

LT

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Sprouts Farmers Market

Wystone’s World Teas

HR

LT

LT

Jazz Car Washing & Detailing

NS

Big City Burrito

Tymkovich Meats

Brio Tuscan Grille

LI

NS

NS

Anythink Café

LT

Waterway Gas & Wash

PC

Pete’s Meats

PC

TeaLeaves

NS

Dolphin Car Wash

SP

Carniceria LA Tapatia LLC

SP

The Fat Frog Café

PC

A&J Mobile Detailing

WS

Valente’s Deli Bakery

WS

Mimi’s Café

SP

Kwik Wash

PC

Chipotle Mexican Grill

SP

Chipotle Mexican Grill

WS

Santiago’s

WT

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

WT

Wheat Ridge Poultry & Meats

WT

The Chalet

WS

The Glo Express Car Wash

WW

Los Arcos

WW

Wallys Meats

WW

Red City Café

WW

The Glo Express Car Wash

Brandt D. Jones DDS Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

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Right Next to the Castle Rock at 5th & Sunset

OAKWOOD DENTAL

ThaNkS You! For voting us the Best of the Best in Douglas County 2012 & 2013! Same-Day Precision Crowns & Veneers Dental Implants 6 Month Cosmetic Braces Invisalign . Botox & Restylane Tension Headache Treatment We Treat the Entire Family Including kids!

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2013 Best of the Best CATERING SERVICE | CHIROPRACTOR | CLOTHING STORE/BOUTIQUE

CATERING SERVICE

CHIROPRACTOR

AP

Three Tomatoes

CC

Epicurean Catering/Pantry

CR

Flying Horse Catering

DC

Sweet Lorraine’s

EH

Strawberries Catering

AP

New Dawn Chiropractic & Acupuncture

CC

Dr. Paul Geersen, DC

CR

Front Range Sports Medicine Dr. Matt Graham

DC

Derry Chiropractic

EC

Hatch Chiropractic and Wellness

EH

Dr. Paul Geersen, DC

GT

Body in Balance

CLOTHING STORE/ BOUTIQUE AP

Funky Finds Boutique

CC

Kohls

CR

Bling!

DC

Parker Panache

EH

Ted’s Clothiers

GT

Baby Doe’s Delightful Clothing

GT

Three Tomatoes

HR

Salsa Brava

HR

100% Chiropractic

HR

Toolips Boutique and Gifts

LI

Strawberries Catering

LI

Dr. Paul Geersen, DC

LI

Details

LS

The Food Guy

LS

Chase Chiropractic Clinic

LS

Anthropologie

Taste of the Season

LT

Dr. Paul Geersen, DC

LT

Nordstrom

NS

Countryside Health & Wellness

PC

Kohls

PC

Back to Wellness - Matthew Derry

SP

Dody Chiropractic

SP

Cali & Mo

WS

Standley Lake Chiropractic

WS

Plato’s Closet Avenue Boutique

LT NS

Atlanta Bread

PC

Donetellis

SP

Canon Catering

WT

Food For Thought

WT

Dr. Chris Couser, DC

WT

Honey Baked Ham

WW

Dr. Jeffrey A. Cartwright

WW

WW

The

BEST

Burger Joint

ATOMIC BURGERS

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Plato’s Closet

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2013 Best of the Best COFFEE

Thank you for voting us your

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FAVORITE TOY STORE THREE years in a row!

Fika Coffee House 19559 E. Mainstreet, Parker 303-840-3166 | www.fikacoffeehouse.com

Redeem for

20% off THREE Toys & 1 FREE Timbuk Toys Helium Balloon! Offer is applicable to one purchase per family. Excludes Lego. 20% discount applied to up to 3 full-priced, in-stock items on one purchase. Only at Timbuk Toys in the Highlands Ranch Town Center. Exp 8/31/13

Thanks for voting us the

Best Real Estate Company in Parker and Elbert County. RE/MAX Elite

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of the best

2012

BEST

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Fika is daytime ‘Cheers’ of Parker by Jane Reuter Josh Rivero wants all Fika customers to have a favorite coffee shop chair. He and his wife collect them from thrift shops and garage sales specifically to create a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Guests are never rushed, and instead are encouraged to linger. The regulars happily have bought into the concept. “I call it the daytime ‘Cheers,’” Rivero said of the 5-year-old Mainstreet coffee shop. “Everybody’s got their role, and certain seats they sit in. It really is a hub for east Parker.” Rivero likes hearing residents’ conversations, in part because it helps him monitor the community’s pulse. As a Parker council member, he wants to know both the good and bad and will address those concerns if he can. “Everybody comes in — town employees, school district, library employees,” he said. “I very much feel we’re part of the community.” Fika is a Swedish word that

Fika features Kaladi Brothers coffee, which is air roasted. File photo

means taking a break, typically over coffee, with friends or family. Rivero’s wife Anna is Swedish and the couple lived there for a while, experiencing “fika” firsthand and enjoying it so thoroughly they wanted to share it with the people of Parker. Fika features Kaladi Brothers coffee, which is air roasted, a process that prevents the bitter taste common to many other coffee brands. Coffee is served in house mugs instead of paper cups to further cement the cozy, homey atmosphere. Pastries, cookies and cakes round out the menu.

COFFEE AC

Urbanspoon

LI

Romancing the Bean

AP

Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

LS

Village Roaster

CC

Fika Coffee House

LT

Starbucks Coffee

CR

Crowfoot Valley Coffee

NS

Boyer’s Coffee

DC

Fika Coffee House

PC

Fika Coffee House

EC

Fika Coffee House

SP

Fika Coffee House

EH

Starbucks Coffee

WS

La Dolce Vita

GT

Bean Fosters

WT

Starbucks Coffee

HR

Festive Cup Coffee

WW

Zoe’s Coffee

2013 Best of the Best COMPUTER STORE/REPAIR | CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT | COSMETIC DENTIST | COSMETIC SURGERY

COMPUTER STORE/REPAIR AP

Colorado Service Network

LT

Apple Store - Park Meadows

CC

Rocky Mountain Computer

NS

Rocky Mountain PC

CR

Data Medics

PC

DAKtronix Computers

DC

1 Network Services

EC

A Pain in the PC

SP

Best Buy

WS

Geek Squad

EH

Microcenter

GT

Doubleclick Technology

WT

Computer Clinic

LI

Apple Store - Aspen Grove

WW

Computer Mechanix

CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT STORE AC

UniqueThrift Shop Aurora

LI

ARC Thrift Store

AP

ARC Thrift Store

LS

ARC Thrift Store

CC

Unique Thrift

LT

Savers

CR

Douglas/Elbert Task Force

NS

Second Hand Kids

DC

Goodwill

PC

Goodwill

EC

Lions Kiowa

SP

Cotton Closet

EH

Savers

WS

Salvation Army

GT

Rewind Cosignments

WT

Treasure Trunk Thrift Store

HR

She She’s Corner

WW

Once Upon a Child

COSMETIC DENTIST AC

North Washington Dental

HR

Twiss Dental

AP

Dr. Patricia Nicolosi

LI

Dr. Patricia Nicolosi

CC

Dr. Patricia Nicolosi

LS

Dr. Aaron E. Slavky, DDS

CR

Scot Ryan, Glow Comprehensive Dentistry

LT

Dr. John Ahem, DDS

NS

Dr. Patricia Nicolosi

DC

Oakwood Dental/Dr. Jones

PC

Dr. Christine Theroux

EC

Dr. Patricia Nicolosi

SP

Dr. Brophy

EH

Dr. Patricia Nicolosi

WT

Ted C. Johnson DMD

GT

Dr. Patricia Nicolosi

WW

Dr. Ronald Unterseher

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Come join us July 31st through August 4th and see why we’ve been voted the area’s

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COSMETIC SURGERY/ MEDICAL AESTHETICS AP

Essence Laser & Wellness

LT

Dr. Richard J. Ort, M.D.

CC

Dr. Jennifer Emmet, MD

NS

Dr. Morry Olenick

CR

The Orchard Medical Day Spa

PC

Dr. David Broadway, M.D., F.A.C.S.

EH

Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Keith Ladner, MD

SP

Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Keith Ladner, MD

GT

Rejuvenate Skin Care

WS

Essence Laser and Wellness

HR

Dr. Richard J. Ort M.D.

WT

Essence Laser & Wellness

Trails - Playground - Two fishing lakes PLUS venues for parties or events!

• The Waymire Building (The Dome) Setting for sit-down dinners, dinner/dances • Al Lesser Building (Up to 250 people) Private or public events • Exhibit Hall (20,000 sq. ft.) Private or public events for up to 1,000 • Rendezvous meeting rooms for smaller groups • Indoor/Grandstand Arenas and Livestock Facilities

For more information or to reserve one of our facilities for your next event:

www.adamscountyfair.com | 303.637.8007 | relliott@adcogov.org

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2013 Best of the Best DANCE STUDIO/COMPANY | DAY SPA | DELI/SANDWICH SHOP

THE44 FUN IS BACK! ANNUAL WHEAT RIDGE THE

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CARNATION FESTIVAL August 16th & 17th, 2013 Anderson Park

(44th Ave & Field in Wheat Ridge) Fireworks • Parade • Live Bands • Carnival Vendors • Food • Beer Garden and lots of fun! www.thecarnationfestival.com

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FunkyFindsBoutique

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303-456-2683 www.FunkyFindsBoutique.com

DANCE STUDIO/ COMPANY

DAY SPA AP

Oasis Day Spa

DELI/SANDWICH SHOP

AC

Dance Tech

CC

Parker Med Spa

AC

Valente’s

AP

Arvada Center

CR

The Orchard Medical Day Spa

AP

Woodburn’s Market & Deli

CC

Starstruck Academy of Dance

DC

Parker Med Spa

CC

Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli - Centennial

CR

Danza Dance

EC

Parker Med Spa

CR

Jimmy John’s

DC

Colorado School of Dance

EH

Beau Visage Skin Care & Spa

DC

Rudi’s

EH

Littleton Dance Academy

GT

Urban Escape Day Spa

EH

Strawberries Catering

GT

Golden Pilates

HR

Hand & Stone Massage

GT

D’Deli

HR

Rhapsody Performing Arts Center

& Facial Spa

HR

Schlotsky’s Deli

LI

Centerstage Starz

LI

Avalon Aveda Day Spa

LI

Firehouse Subs

LT

Starstruck Academy of Dance

LS

Centre Salon

LT

Spicy Pickle

NS

Premier School of Dance

LT

Spavia Day Spa

NS

Firehouse Subs

PC

TIE: Colorado School of Dance; Miller Dance

NS

Massage Envy

PC

Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli - Parker

SP

Littleton Dance Academy

PC

Parker Med Spa

SP

Jimmy Johns

WS

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

SP

Avalon Aveda Day Spa

WS

Smiling Moose Deli

WS

Oasis Day Spa

WT

Vinnola’s Italian Market

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

WT

The Pampering Place Day Spa

WW

Valente’s Deli Bakery

WW

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2013 Best of the Best DENTIST

BEST DENTIST

BEST REALTOR in LONE TREE 2 Years in a Row!

Debi Haning, CIAS, CNE

Peak View Dental 4344 Woodlands Blvd., Suite 140, Castle Rock 303-660-9333 | www.PeakViewDental.com

debihaning@gmail.com

Sibo named top dentist... again

303.960.8252 (cell)

“Oh, by the way ... I’m never too busy for your referrals.”

303.409.6652 (office/direct)

VOTED BEST REALTOR IN LONE TREE 2012 & 2013

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Jennifer Sibo, of Peak View Dental in Castle Rock. Photo by Ryan Boldrey

Kerry Tyler, O.D.

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Castle RoCk eye CenteR We are pleased and appreciative of your voting for us again as the CO LO RA DO

afraid of what their dentist might find. We aren’t going to lecture you about flossing, but we may show you a new technique. “We really care about the overall health of our patients. A lot of what happens in our teeth and gums has a lot to do with a lot of other things in our bodies.” Sibo practices general dentistry and specializes in restorative work, priding herself on being able to accomplish same-day crown work and fillings and using lasers to detect problems as opposed to traditional X-rays.

HE BE ST 20 09

by Ryan Boldrey After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2005, Dr. Jennifer Sibo made the move west, spending a year filling in for Dr. Pat Foley at his Denver practice while Foley was deployed to Iraq. The following year, Sibo opened Peak View Dental in Castle Rock and it has been smooth sailing since. Quickly attracting new customers with a “low-key” atmosphere and all the latest in technology, Sibo built her business on patient referrals and earned Best of the Best honors in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Sibo garnered top honors again this year, putting her at the top among Colorado Community Media readers for the fifth time in six years. Assisted by a staff of seven, she says practicing positive reinforcement with patients has a lot to do with her success. “Some people don’t enjoy going to the dentist,” she said. “It can be intimidating and people tend to be afraid of being lectured or

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Dr. Patricia Nicolosi, DDS

Dr. Michael Plous, DDS and Eric Adler, DMD

CR

Scot Ryan, Glow Comprehensive Dentistry

LT

Dr. John Ahern, D.D.S., P.C.

NS

Appletree Dental

DC

Jennifer Sibo, DDS - Peak View Dental

PC

Dr. John Ahern, D.D.S., P.C.

Holly Sletten

SP

Rocky View Dental Care

EH

Dr. Elizabeth Dunkleberger DDS, PC

WS

Dr. Charles Miller and Dr. Berry Hill

GT

Clear Creek Dental - Jennifer Waters

WT

Highlands Ranch Smiles

HR

Dr. Elizabeth Dunkleberger DDS, PC

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Dr. John O. Bertagnoli

EC

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2013 Best of the Best DESSERT | DIVE BAR | DOG PARK | DRY CLEANER

DESSERT

Real barbecue & award winning ribs

rib city southpark

Thank you LiTTLeTon! 303-798-1670 7903 s. Broadway (Broadway & Mineral)

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Cakes by Karen

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Cold Stone

AP

Smart Cow

LT

Lava Cake-Outback

CC

Maroon Bells of Colorado

NS

The Bagel Bakery

CR

Dream Pastries

PC

Posh Pastry

DC

Nomelie’s Cupcakes

SP

Gigi’s Cupcakes

EH

Cold Stone

WS

Yard House

GT

Golden Sweets

WT

Vincenza’s Italian Bakery

HR

Steak ‘n Shake

WW

Black Eyed Pea

hours: M-Th 11-9 • f-s 11-10 • sun 11:30-9

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Offer good at Southpark location only. Valid Monday thru Thursday only, dine in or take out. Offer expires 8/1/13

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Personalized Care To Meet Your Individual Needs

BEST ORTHODONTIST

Dr. Mark Gregston as voted upon by the voters of the Castle Rock News Press

Orthodontics for children and adults.

2013 • Member of American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends all children have an initial screening by age 7 • Over 10 years experience with the U.S. Air Force

Visit our website: gregstonortho.com

Don’t hide your smile any longer! Call 303-758-2366 to set up your appointment today! 4344 Woodlands Blvd., #260 • Castle Rock, CO 80104 Also in Denver and Parker Visa/MasterCard accepted • Most insurances accepted • Flexible payment options

DIVE BAR AP

12 Volt

LS

Pit Stop Tavern

CC

Campus Lounge

LT

Brewery Bar III

CR

Next Door Bar & Grill

NS

Cheers

DC

Tailgate Tavern & Grill WingNuttz

PC

EC

Tailgate Tavern & Grill

GT

Ace Hi

SP

Tailgate Tavern & Grill

HR

Off Broadway Bar and Lounge

WS

Badger’s Pub

LI

The Castle Sports Bar & Grill

WT

Rock Rest

DOG PARK AC

Adams County Regional Park

LT

Heritage Park

AP

Arvada West Dog Park

NS

Thornton Trailwinds

CC

Cherry Creek Reservoir Off Leash Dog Park

PC

Cherry Creek Reservoir Off Leash Dog Park

CR

Surry Ridge Dog Park

SP

Chatfield State Park

DC

Greenland Open Space

WS

Arvada West Dog Park

EH

Belleview Park

WT

GT

Tony Grampsas Dog Park

Off Leash Dog Park at Fruitdale Park

HR

Digger’s at Dad Clark Park

WW

100th & Simms

DRY CLEANER AP

Kwik Dry Clean Super Center

HR

Province Cleaners

CC

Continental Cleaners County Line

LS

Continental Cleaners

CR

Continental Cleaners

LT

Heritage Cleaners

DC

TIE: VIP; Andrew’s; 24/7 Hour Cleaners in Parker

NS

Martinizing Dry Cleaning

PC

Kwik Dry Clean

EH

Mely Cleaners

WS

Kwik Dry Clean, Arvada

GT

McPeek Cleaner

WW

Supreme Cleaner

2013 Best of the Best ELECTRICIAN | EYE-CARE PROVIDER | FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

ELECTRICIAN

EYE-CARE PROVIDER

AC

Your Colorado Electrician

AP

Your Colorado Electrician

AP

Northwest Eye Center, P.C.

CC

Your Colorado Electrician

CC

CR

Your Colorado Electrician

TIE: William Hines; Highline Vision Center

CR

DC

Your Colorado Electrician

Castle Rock Eye Center Dr. Kerry Tyler

EC

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER AC

Fat Cats

AP

Apex Center

CC

HitStreak Baseball Academy & FastPitch Facilities

CR

Castle Rock Rec Center

EH

Pirates Cove Aquatic Center

Your Colorado Electrician

DC

Dr. Spinozzi

EH

Your Colorado Electrician

EC

Parker Optical

GT

Your Colorado Electrician

EH

Brookridge Eye Care

Your Colorado Electrician

GT

Golden Vision Clinic

GT

HR

Heritage Square

Your Colorado Electrician

HR

Pearle Vision - Town Center

HR

LI

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

LS

Your Colorado Electrician

LI

American Vision Center

LI

Buck Recreation Center

LS

Denver Eye Surgeons

LT

Lone Tree Library

LT

ParkRidge Vision Specialists, PC

NS

Boondocks Fun Center

NS

Anita Holly, OD

PC

Parker Recreation Center

PC

Dr. Spinozzi

SP

Skate City - Littleton

WS

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

LT

Chad Bowman

NS

Taylored Electrical Services

PC

Your Colorado Electrician

SP

Cherry Creek Electric

SP

Southwest Eye Specialists

WS

Piper Electric

WS

Melinda O’Rourke, MD.

WT

Your Colorado Electrician

WT

ParkRidge Vision Specialists

WT

Wheat Ridge Lanes

WW

Radiant Lighting

WW

Dr. Marcy Rose

WW

Dave & Busters

Thank You for voting us

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(303) 805-5848

11205 South Parker Road, Parker

Thank you . . . for voting us the

Best Gift Shop in Lone Tree!

7600 E. PARK MEADOWS DRIVE, #250 LONE TREE, CO 80124-2560 P: 303-708-0050 F: 303-708-0070 www.foreveryseason.biz

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2013 Best of the Best FAMILY RESTAURANT | FINANCIAL PLANNER | FINE DINING | FLORIST

FAMILY RESTAURANT AC

Wishbone

AP

Udi’s Pizza Café Bar

CC

Red Robin

CR

Red Robin

DC

The Rock

EC

WingNuttz

EH

Black Eyed Pea

GT

Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza

HR

Salsa Brava

LI

Romano’s Family Restaurant

LS

White Fence Farm

LT

Pasta Jay’s

NS

Cinzzetti’s Italian Market

FINANCIAL PLANNER

FINE DINING

FLORIST

AC

Brittany Hill

AC

Artistic Flowers and Gifts

AP

Michael Herman - Golden Wealth Management

AP

Udi’s Pizza Café Bar

AP

Fiori DiFlavio

CC

Stemper Agustus - Highlands Ranch

CC

Pesce Fresco Bistro

CC

The Flower Nook

CR

Ted Manzanares, MBA, CLTC

CR

Uniscali

CR

Cat’s Meow

GT

Tom Valdez - Investment and Retirement Center at Coors Credit Union

DC

Elevation 5900

DC

Parker Blooms

EH

Steak House 10

EH

Banisters Flowers LLC

GT

Table Mountain Inn

GT

Fleur-De-Lis Flowers

HR

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar

HR

Abloom

LI

JaJa Bistro

LI

Littleton’s Woodlawn Floral

LS

240 Union

LS

Higher Power Flowers

LT

Abloom

NS

Artistic Flowers and Gifts

PC

TIE: Costco; Mainstreet Flower Market

HR

Tyler Holden

LI

Robert Ryan - LPL Financial

LS

DeDe Jones - Innovative Financial

LT

Mary Sue Kenny

SP

Mark Hadley

WS

David Brazeau - Morgan Stanley

LT

Del Friscos

WW

Coet & Coet

NS

Brittany Hill

PC

Elevation 5900

SP

Delveckios

SP

Mainstreet Flower Market

PC

Texas Roadhouse

SP

Chili’s

WS

Santeramo’s Pizza

WS

Cracovia

WS

Mossholder’s

WT

Amici’s

WT

Luke’s a Steak Place

WT

Swiss Flower and Gift Cottage

WW

Cinzzetti’s Italian Market

WW

Hideway Steakhouse

WW

Artistic Flowers and Gifts

KARLIN

ORTHODONTICS

THANK YOU

to all of our patients & families for voting us Best Orthodontist in Highlands Ranch! Free Initial Consultation w/ X-rays & Diagnostic Photographs $500 value

(New Patients ONLY)

Matching down-payment for uninsured patients ONLY (up to $500 value)

KARLIN ORTHODONTICS

9305 Dorchester St #103 Highlands Ranch CO 801219

www.karlinorthodontics.com

303.470.9488

422 Elbert Street Castle Rock, CO 80104

2013 Best of the Best FRENCH FRIES | FUNERAL HOME | GARDEN/LANDSCAPE CENTER | GIFT SHOP

FRENCH FRIES AP

Manneken Frites

CC

The Castle Bar & Grill

CR

Sonic

DC

EH

AC

Tabor-Rice Funeral Home

AP

Aspen Mortuary

CC

Olinger

CR

Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation Services

TIE: Elev 5900; Chick-fil-A; Champa Street

EC

FUNERAL HOME

EC

WingNuttz EH

The Castle

GT

Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation Services Drinkwine Family Mortuary Olinger Woods

GARDEN/ LANDSCAPE CENTER

Compleat Gourmet & Gifts

CR

The Barn

Highlands Garden Center

CR

Home Depot

DC

Wrought’n Apples Boutique

DC

Tagawa Gardens

EH

Tandy Leather Factory

EC

Holly Acres

GT

Silver Horse

EH

Bonsai Nursery

HR

GT

Echter’s Garden Center

Wrought’n Apples

HR

Wilmore Outdoor Living Center

LI

Jazz Boutique

LI

O’Toole’s Garden Center

LS

White Fence Farm

LS

O’Toole’s Garden Center

LT

For Every Season

LT

Home Depot

NS

Julie’s Hallmark

NS

Picadilly Nursery

PC

Wrought’n Apples Boutique

PC

Tagawa Gardens

SP

Willow Contemporary Craft Market

WS

Hallmark

McDonald’s

LI

Drinkwine Family Mortuary

LT

Freddy’s Frozen Custard

LS

Olinger Woods

LT

Horan & McConaty

NS

Tabor-Rice Funeral Home

PC

Ponderosa Valley Funeral Home

SP

Tagawa Gardens

SP

Drinkwine Family Mortuary

WS

Elliott’s

McDonald’s

CC

CC

LI

PC

Chipeta

Echter’s Garden Center

Steak ‘n Shake

McDonald’s

AP

AP

HR

NS

Julie’s Hallmark

Welby Gardens

Golden Diner

Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary and Cemetery

AC

AC

GT

HR

GIFT SHOP

SP

Wendys

WS

McDonald’s

WS

Horan & McContay

WT

Young’s Market

WT

Swiss Flowers and Gift Cottage

WT

Old Capital Grill

WW

Horan & McConaty

WW

Hilltop Gardens

WW

Golden Rose

Gymnastics Unlimited Gymnastics Programs for girls & boys

• Preschool Gymnastics • Recreational Classes • Competitive Teams • Birthday Parties • Cheerleading & Tumbling

Thank You for voting Us Best Gymnastics in the North Metro Area

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2013 Best of the Best GOLF COURSE | GRAPHICS LY r’s ON Parke y with a r e Brew Room! Tap

Thanks for Voting us Best of the Best Brew Pub

V “B oted by est o Park Par f th er ker e B ’s Ch est ron ” icle !

18921 Plaza Drive, Unit 104, Parker, Colorado 80134 www.elkmountainbrewing.com - 303-805-BREW (2739) facebook.com/elkmountainbrewing

Thank you, readers of the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, for voting Adams County Travel

2013 BEST TRAVEL AGENCY We still have space available for Peru, including Machu Picchu, departing Oct. 5, 2013 from Denver. There is an option for a pre-tour extension to the Amazon Jungle. Please call for information. Can’t make this trip? Don’t worry ... we have many other travel opportunities in the U.S. and throughout the world!

303-457-1997

Northglenn Marketplace 421 W. 104th Ave., Ste. 200 | Northglenn, CO 80234 We service the entire Metro Denver Area

GOLF COURSE

GRAPHICS

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Riverdale

CC

Hanna Design

AP

West Woods Golf Club

CR

Davis Graphics Design

CC

Wellshire Golf Course

EC

Kena Peterson

CR

Red Hawk Ridge

EH

Designer Zest

GT

Valley Country Club

AlphaGraphics

DC

HR

Milk Money Graphics

EH

Broken Tee Golf Course

LI

Sugar Ink Design

GT

Fossil Trace Golf Club

LS

Nick Elias

HR

Highlands Ranch Golf Club

LT

Graphic Advantage Ltd

LI

Littleton Golf

PC

Rob Nelson

LS

Fox Hollow

SP

Hanna Designs

LT

Lone Tree Golf Course

NS

Thorncreek Golf

PC

Colorado Golf Course

SP

Arrowhead

WS

Indian Tree Golf Course

WW

Hyland Hills

Anythink Café 5877 E. 120th Ave. • Thornton, CO 80602 • 303.405.3275 M-Th, 9:30 am-6 pm • F & Sat, 9:30 am-5 pm

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Bring in this ad for a FREE beverage with the purchase of any breakfast or lunch item.

Voted 2013 Best of the Best Apartments starting at just $2,495 per month!

Join us for a Tour of our Community and Lunch on Us! Ask if you’re eligible for up to $1,900/mo. in Veteran’s Aid! The North Metro Area’s Premier Assisted Living & Memory Care Community

FRESH, HEALTHY FOOD FRIENDLY SERVICE | GREAT ATMOSPHERE

2013 Best of the Best GREEK/MIDDLE EASTERN | GREEN CHILI | GYMNASTICS

GREEK/MIDDLE EASTERN Yak and Yeti Restaurant and Brewpub

LI

Yanni’s

LS

Saffron Grill

CC

Bucci’s Greek & Italian

LT

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

CR

Pegasus Restaurant

NS

Jewell of India

DC

Opa Grill

PC

Opa Grill

EH

Yanni’s

SP

Yanni’s

GT

Ali Baba Golden

WS

Sultan Grill

HR

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

WW

Jewell of India

AP

The Power of a

Beautiful Smile

www.MyDentistDrD.com

GREEN CHILI

• Cosmetic and Family Dental Practice

AC

Santiago’s

LS

Sunrise/Sunset

AP

Santiago’s

LT

Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant

NS

Las Delicias

PC

TIE: Santiago’s; Las Delicious

SP

Jack & Grill New Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

CC

Santiago’s

CR

Santiago’s

DC

TIE: Twisters; Los Dos Potrillos; Brewery Bar IV

EH

El Tepehuan Mexican Restaurant

GT

Santiago’s

WS

Los Potrancas

HR

Salsa Brava

WT

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

LI

Santiago’s

WW

Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant

• Respect your time by seating you quickly • Gentle Dentistry, we allow time to make you feel comfortable • Small office where we pride ourselves on Customer Satisfaction • Free Cost Estimates before every visit and predeterminations sent to insurance before treatment

9557 S. University Blvd Suite 101, Highlands Ranch

303.470.8484

GYMNASTICS AC

Hyland Hills Van Arsdale

HR

Peak Athletics

AP

Tigar Gymnastics

LI

Encore Gymnastics Academy

CC

Adrenaline Gymnastics Academy

LS

Dr. Aaron E. Slavky, DDS

Chameleon Gymnastics

LT

My Gym

TIE: Scale Gymnastics; Scale; Peak Athletics; Adrenaline Gymnastics Academy

NS

Gymnastics Unlimited

PC

20 Mile Gymnastics

SP

Adrenaline Gymnastics Academy

EC

Chalkbox

WT

Tigar Gymnastics

EH

Adrenaline Gymnastics Academy

WW

Gymnastics Unlimited

CR DC

Great Steaks and Wine by Grateful people! Luke’s would like to thank all of people that voted us the best Steakhouse in Arvada. We take great pride in your loyalty and want to live up to your support.

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We offer “Paint Your Own Pottery”, “Glass Fusing”, “Mosaics”

The largest selection of pottery with NO studio fees

Bring in this ad for a 10% discount Our way of thanking you!

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2013 Best of the Best HAIRCUT/SALON

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HAIRCUT/ SALON

BEST HAIRCUT/SALON The Yacht Club Salon and Spa Current address: 6790 Sheridan Blvd. # A, Arvada Future address: 6350 West 92nd Ave. #B, Westminster 303-427-2567 | www.yachtclubsalon.com

Salon is all about style by Ashley Reimers Heidi Casler’s always dreamed of moving her salon to Westminster and soon her dream will come true. Come July, The Yacht Club Salon will be the first business to move into the future Westminster Center, anticipated to be a future thriving area of the city. “It was such a roller-coaster ride for the past five years to get into the Westminster area,” she said. “I just love Westminster and I still can’t believe it’s happening. It’s unbelievable.” The Yacht Club Salon has been in Arvada for 25 years, with Casler as the owner for the past 11 years.

The salon provides full salon services, nail and skin services and wedding and prom styling services. With her new location near the Westminster Center, Casler said her clients can soon enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants, entertainment and other business before or after their trips to the salon. “I knew I had to get into the area before it got established,” she said. “I love rejuvenations and this area will be fresh and exciting. It’s going to be modern and urban and that is definitely where I want to be.”

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Above: Heidi Casler, owner of The Yacht Club Salon and Spa, stands outside the future location of her salon in Westminster. She was chosen as the best haircut salon. Courtesy Photo

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa

AP

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa

CC

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa

CR

Wnd & Water Salon and Spa

DC

Salon 188

EH

Amanda Michael Design at Solara Salon

GT

Spalon

HR

Knockouts

LI

Strandz Salon

LS

Styl ‘m Up

LT

Greenhouse Effect Hair Studio

NS

Adorn Styling Salon

PC

Sahair Salon and Spa

SP

Wild Iris

WS

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa

WT

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa

WW

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa

Chatfield Stables

all our Great Customers for their since 2000 Thanks tosupport

Please join us at our new location at 2950 S. Broadway in Englewood (between Dartmouth and Yale) The new bakery has plenty of seating inside, and a patio outside, or take it home. We offer a large selection of sweet and savory croissants, quiches, and artisan breads made from scratch 6 days a week. We are a retail bakery as well as providing breads for restaurants, deli’s and coffee shops in the Denver area.

2950 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113

(303) 777-7222

Casler purchased a portion of a building north of Costco on 92nd Avenue a block west of Harlan Street. She is combining three units into one to create a new 3,500-square-foot salon, about 900 square feet larger than her location in Arvada. Construction has already begun with a completion date in early July.

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HORse camps Weekly Sessions June 3 - Aug 23 Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm For ages 7 & up

Off-Track Sessions Available Trail & Pony Rides Lessons & Hayrides • Boarding Trail Rides for the Whole Family

303-933-3636

www.chatfieldstables.com

Located in Chatfield State Park (state park pass required)

BUY 2 WEEKS GET ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS

Valid for 2013 only. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Some restrictions apply.

2013 Best of the Best HAMBURGER JOINT | HAPPY HOUR | HARDWARE STORE

HAMBURGER JOINT HAPPY HOUR AC

Culver’s

AP

Smashburger

CC

Red Robin - Broadway

CR DC

AP

Crave Real Burger - Castle Rock TIE: Smashburger; Freddies; Five Guys

EC

WingNuttz

EH

Smashburger

HARDWARE STORE

Arvada Beer Company

DC

TIE: Lowes; Home Depot

WingNuttz

EH

Englenook

EC

Ace Hardware

GT

Table Mountain Inn

EH

A&A Trading Post

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Salsa Brava

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Meyer Hardware

The Castle Sports Bar & Grill

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Ace Hardware

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A&A Trading Post/Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware

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Mile High Ace Hardware

PC

Home Depot

LS

Champa Street Burger Works

LS

Body and Sole Healing Connection

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Red Robin

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Smashburger

Home Depot

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Duke’s Steakhouse

Red Robin

Champa Street Burger Works

Big Tool Box - Centennial

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Union Bistro

Crave Real Burger - Highlands Ranch

McDonald’s

Ace Hardware

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Bob’s Atomic Burgers

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Pizza, Italian Dishes, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Salads, Desserts, & Beverages Santeramo’s Pizza

8410 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada 303-431-1895

Olde Town Arvada 7403 Grandview 303-420-2525 www.pawsnplay.com

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Armandos

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Yard House

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Lowes

Luke’s a Steak House

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Ace Hardware

C B & Potts

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Mile High Ace Hardware & Garden

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Smashburger

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Jim’s Burger Haven

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Healthy Pet Food and More!

Thank you for making us

Best Pet Supply Store!

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. Adults & Pediatrics . Lab & X-ray . Fractures & Lacerations . Preventative & Sports Medicine

410 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock

. 303-688-6900 . www.plumcreekmedical.com

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2013 Best of the Best HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE

Farmers, the Right Choice for Insurance and Savings As your local Farmers agent, I can help you understand available coverage options and provide you with insurance coverage options for your individual needs. Call me today and start saving tomorrow

PC

Parker Heating & Air 18436 Longs Way, Parker 303-699-2727 | www.ParkerAir.com

YOUR LOCAL FARMERS AGENT CURRENTLY OFFERS SAVINGS FOR:

Choose the coverage that’s right for you at a price that fits your budget.

• AUTO • HOME • LIFE • MOTORCYCLE • COLLECTIBLE AUTO • BUSINESS • RENTER • BOAT • MOBILE HOMES • CONDO

“I am proud to be your Local Agent.”

Samuel C. Smith CALL TODAY! for personal attention & great rates.

BEST HEATING & AC

Helping homeowners beat the summer heat

303-376-6206 • 9233 PARK MEADOWS DR STE 218, LONETREE, CO80124-5426 • www.farmersagent.com/ssmith12

Need A Body Shop? Come to the Best...

Family Owned and Operated since 1975 with four locations to serve you

Arvada (303) 424-6091 Golden (303) 279-4223 Frederick (303) 485-8840 Brighton (303) 654-1191 www.MahnkeAutoBody.com More Than JusT LighTing! We’ll handle all your electrical needs!

Fully licensed and insured Electrical Contractor! SERVICE is our specialty! Kitchen remodels Basement Finishes A/C Hookups Ceiling Fans Hot Tub Wiring

• • • • •

Landscape Lighting Troubleshooting Aluminum Wire Repairs Inspection Report Corrections Light Fixtures and Lamps

303-429-3326 radiantlightingservices.com

Thanks for Voting Us Best of the Best! We offer financing options for everyone including FHA, VA, Jumbos, Fixed & ARMs.

720-939-4208 Mary White

Branch Manager

19751 East Mainstreet, Suite 380 Parker, CO 80138 www.commercemtg.com

NMLS# 404319

by Chris Michlewicz When taking care of home heating and cooling needs, it’s comforting to have a company that comes highly recommended. Parker Heating & Air has been in business for more than 10 years and clearly earned the respect of Parker residents and Colorado Community Media readers. Having been voted the best heating and air conditioning service provider in Parker several times before 2013, it appears that the company is doing something right. Co-owner Laurey York says referrals drive a lot of Parker Heating & Air’s business. There are so many new customers, the company just hired its 14th employee. The beginning of summer is among the busiest times of the year. With the late spring storms, many homeowners delayed seasonal maintenance on their HVAC systems. Now that the weather has

From left, Tonja Rudisel, Dale Boscoe and Laurey York are three of the people behind the success of Parker Heating & Air, which won another Best of the Best award this year. Photo by Chris Michlewicz

warmed, Parker Heating & Air is swamped with orders. Maintenance, repairs and new installations are a big part of the game, but trouble-shooting is another speciality, said Dale Boscoe, customer service representative. Technicians step in when, for example, it is hot on the upstairs level of a home, but cold on the main level.

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE AC

Weatherwise Heating and Cooling

AP

Aaark Total Home Services

CC

Plumbline Services

CR

Nytech Heating and Cooling

EH

Cool Sunshine Heating & AC

GT

ACA Denver Boiler Co.

HR

Applewood Plubing Hearting and Electrical Littleton Heating & AC

LI

LS

Candlelight Electric (One Hour Heating)

LT

John Wright

NS

Northglenn Heating and Cooling

PC

Parker Heating & Air

SP

Kens Allways Heating & AC

WS

Cooper’s Heating & Cooling

WT

Major Heating

WW

Pedroza Heating & Air

2013 Best of the Best HIKING/BIKING TRAIL | HOME REPAIR/REMODELING

HIKING/BIKING TRAIL

HOME REPAIR/ REMODELING

AP

White Ranch Park

AC

T-Max Construction

CC

Highline Canal

AP

T-Max Construction

CR

Ridgeline Open Space

CC

Precision Contractors

DC

TIE: The Bluffs at Lone Tree;

CR

T-Max Construction

DC

TIE: Colorado Creative Cabinetry;

Sulphur Gulch; Castlewood Canyon EH

Highline Canal

GT

South Table Mountain Park

HR

Lair O’ the Bear Park

LI

Highline Canal

LS

Green Mountain

LT

Bluffs Regional Trail

NS

City of Thornton Parks

PC

Carol Stacy EC

Dave Eller

EH

Precision Contractors

HR

DEW Construction

LI

Forti Construction

LT

T-Max Construction

Cherry Creek Trail

PC

Smith Brothers Remodeling, Inc.

SP

Highline Canal

SP

Precision Contractors

WS

Ralston Trail

WS

Sheffield Homes

WT

Wheat Ridge Green Belt

WT

Dan the Window Man

Thanks for Voting Us

Best of the Best 10 YEARS, 2,000,000 Paws, and Counting!

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www.citybark.com Parker 720.221.3267 9835 Mangano Lane Parker CO, 80134 infoparker@citybark.com

Denver 303.573.9400 2000 West 8th Ave. Denver, Colorado 80204 info@citybark.com

Littleton 303.783.9401 6235 S. Santa Fe Littleton, Colorado, 80120 infotoo@citybark.com

Lodo 303.296.3722 3150 Brighton Blvd. Denver, Colorado, 80216 infolodo@citybark.com

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So glad to be in the community!

Come join us on our new patio! CraveRealBurgers.com

hair & natural nail salon Color Experts Mani Bars & Pedi Benches

Imagine the possible. Inspire the extraordinary. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Rhapsody Performing Arts Center, we would like to thank you for voting RPAC the Best of the Best Dance Studio/Company for 2013. We know what an important decision it is to choose the right environment for your child, and we are thrilled to share our programs and vision with you!

A dynamic dance environment for ages 2 1/2 to 18. A 10,000 sq.ft. facility with Harlequin Dance Flooring!

Make Overs

Thank you for voting us

Wedding & Prom Specialists

2013 BEST HAIR & NAIL SALON

Color Perfect Lighting

NEW LOCATION

6350 W. 92nd (front of Costco)

303.427.2567 yachtclubsalon.com

Now enrolling. Space is limited! Mention this ad and we will waive your registration fee! A $25 value! New families only.

Best Tasting Frozen Yogurt In Highlands Ranch! 16 Flavors Daily & Over 70 Topping Next to the Verizon Store in the King Soopers Shopping Center 9567 South University Blvd, Unit D-1. Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

ballet tap poms hip hop acro competition lyrical 5690 E. County Line Place Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (720) 443-8870 or (303) 721-1202 rhapsodyperformingartscenter.com info@rhapsodyperformingartscenter.com

Monday - Thursday 11am to 10pm • Friday & Saturday 11am to 11pm Sunday 12pm to 10pm

303-471-1560 www.btohighlandsranch.com Locally Owned & Operated

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When it comes to painting the perfect picture of health for you and your family, take a look at Sky Ridge Medical Center. We’ve combined some of the region’s best physicians and medical professionals with the most sophisticated technology and superior clinical outcomes. So, for emergencies to surgery, or anything in between, Sky Ridge Medical Center is here for you… close to home. And, all of this in a healing environment designed to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Sky Ridge Medical Center. Truly a medical masterpiece.

Our state-of-the-art destination facility includes: Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

ED/Trauma Department with Specialists on call 24/7

Accredited Cancer Center

Medical Offices/Imaging in Castle Rock

Accredited Breast Center Cardiac Care Center Including Open-Heart Surgery Diagnostic & Imaging Services

Spine & Total Joint Center Stroke Center Surgical Services

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge

The Birth Place

Sleep Disorders Center

Women’s Services

Urology Center

Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Centennial and Parker Neighbors… Thank You for Voting Sky Ridge the

“Best of the Best” Hospital 2013.

To find a physician: 720-225-5DOC www.skyridgemedcenter.com I-25 at Lincoln Ave • Lone Tree 720-225-1000

Check out our Emergency Department wait times on our website.

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BEST HOSPITAL Sky Ridge Medical Center 10101 Ridgegate Parkway, Lone Tree 720-225-1000 | www.skyridgemedicalcenter.com

Sky Ridge ready to grow

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303-790-9088

Walk Ins Welcome! Open 7 Days

by Jane Reuter Sky Ridge Medical Center, already well-reputed throughout the metro area for quality care, groundbreaking medical procedures and aesthetics, is poised for far greater success. The 10-year-old hospital breaks ground this spring on a $107 million expansion that will add 90 beds, a women’s center, a new medical office building, additional operating rooms and a parking structure. The six-story addition will increase the hospital’s size by about one-third. When the 17-month project is completed in 2014, it also will bring 300 new jobs to Lone Tree. Sky Ridge currently employs 1,100 people within its 425,000 square feet of space. Sky Ridge opened in 2003 on a 57-acre campus adjacent to Interstate 25. Its soaring, circular central tower and well-appointed interior lend it an upscale feeling designed not just to please the eye but to speed the healing process. Its impressive appearance dovetails with a reputation for top-notch care that’s drawn other medical providers to the south metro area.

Sky Ridge Medical Center. File photo

“This has become a new medical epicenter of the metropolitan Denver area,” Sky Ridge CEO and President Maureen Tarrant said. “We have best-in-class physicians and surgeons. Virtually, we’ve covered every specialty. It’s a very rare scenario in which you’d have to leave this community for care.” Sky Ridge offers the latest technologies and equipment, including interventional catheterization labs for cardiac care, a 3-D radiation system for cancer treatment, and orthopedic services for spine, joints and sports injuries. Boardcertified pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons are on staff roundthe-clock.

HOSPITAL AC

North Suburban Medical Center

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Littleton Adventist

AP

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

LS

St. Anthony Hospital

CC

Sky Ridge Medical Center

LT

Sky Ridge Medical Center

CR

Sky Ridge Medical Center

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North Suburban Medical Center

DC

Sky Ridge Medical Center

PC

Sky Ridge Medical Center

EC

Sky Ridge Medical Center

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Sky Ridge Medical Center

EH

University of Colorado Hospital

WS

Lutheran/Aventist

GT

St. Anthony Hospital

WT

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

HR

Sky Ridge Medical Center

WW

St. Anthony Hospital

2013 Best of the Best HOT TUB/SPA RETAILER | HOT WING PLACE | HOTEL/BED & BREAKFAST | ICE CREAM

HOT TUB/SPA RETAILER AC

Northglenn Poll & Hot Tub

PC

Spa Brokers

AP

Spa Brokers

SP

Spa Palace

CR

Wind River Spas Wind River Spas

WS

EH

Wind River Spas

HR

Authority Spas

WT

Parker Spas

LT

Wind River Spas

WW

Spa Palace

Thank You for voting me

Best Jeweler Misty Winkler Independent Representative StylingInSilver@gmail.com • mysilpada.com/misty.winkler

HOT WING PLACE AC

Buffalo Wild Wings

HR

Buffalo Wild Wings

AP

Buffalo Wild Wings

LI

Wingin It

CC

Buffalo Wild Wings

LT

Buffalo Wild Wings

CR

The Fowl Line

NS

Wingstop

DC

TIE: Wingstop; Lil Ricci’s; Golden Flame

PC

Golden Flame

EC

WingNuttz

SP

Smokey Q Wicked Wings & BBQ

EH

Buffalo Wild Wings

WS

Buffalo Wild Wings

GT

Jimmy’s Wings

WW

Buffalo Wild Wings

Thank You, Voters! Best Heating & Cooling

New Installations • Maintenance • Repair Serving Metro Denver Residential – Commercial pedrozaheatingandcooling.com • 720-363-7600

HOTEL/BED & BREAKFAST AC

Super 8

LT

Element

AP

The Westin Westminster

NS

Doubletree Thornton

CR

Best Western of Castle Rock Golden Hotel

PC

GT

The Oxford The Westin Westminster The Westin Westminster

HR

Hilton Garden Inn

WS

LS

LaVeta Inn

WW

Thank You Highlands Ranch for Discovering us and Voting us Best Urgent Care! See why we are the best at

www.onpointurgentcare.com

Walk in care for all ages. No Appointment Needed! Cold Stone Creamery

AP

Scrumptious

LS

Liks Ice Cream

CC

Cold Stone Creamery

LT

Yogurtini

CR

Cold Stone Creamery

NS

Glacier

DC

TIE: Cold Stone; Baskin-Robbins

PC

Baskin-Robbin

EC

Roses

SP

Gotcha Yogurt

EH

Cold Stone Creamery

WS

Dairy Queen

GT

Golden Sweets

WT

Dairy Queen

HR

Cold Stone Creamery

WW

Higgy’s

Open: Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm and Weekends 10am - 6pm

303.341.4411

All major insurances accepted. No Insurance? Discount Plan Available. Lone Tree

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Visit your nearest OnPoint Urgent Care Center for Outstanding Care, Excellent Service and First Class Surroundings.

9695 S. Yosemite St., Ste. 150 720.255.2350 FRONT DESK

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2013 Best of the Best INSURANCE AGENT | INSURANCE AGENCY | INTERIOR DESIGNER

INSURANCE AGENT AP

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Dr. Andrew Wolfe Dr. Steven Vath www.thecenterforcosmeticsurgery.net Serving Denver & Golden Colorado

720-279-1926

Personalized Care, Amazing Results

INSURANCE AGENCY

Tommy Skul-Skul Insurance Agency

CC

Joe Bussey - State Farm Insurance

CR

Joe Bussey - State Farm Insurance

DC

Daniel Farland

EC

Joe Bussey

EH

Kimberly Brogan Smith - State Farm Insurance

AC

Nationwide Insurance

AP

Holliway Insurance Agency

CC

INTERIOR DESIGNER AP

AW Decorating & Flooring

Joe Bussey State Farm Agency

CC

Carla’s Classic Design

CR

State Farm Insurance- Stroh Agency

CR

Rita Coltrane-Signature Interiors

DC

Daniel Farland State Farm Agency

DC

Carol Stacy-Biggerstaff - IDC

EC

State Farm Insurance - Stroh Agency

EH

Kimberly Brogan Smith - State Farm Insurance

Interior Design Consultants EC

Corporate Interior Design

EH

Eve’s Creations

GT

Room by Room

HR

Helene’s Designs

GT

Natalie Rogers - Insurane Center at Coors Credit Union

GT

Insurance Center located at Coors Credit Union

HR

Michelle Colaizzi-Allstate

HR

Colaizzi Agency, Inc.

LI

Dan Fisher

LI

Ken-Caryl Insurance

LS

Paulette Lanz

LS

Lanz Group, LLC

LS

Sandy Ross - Paragon Design Group

LT

Samuel C. Smith

LT

DC Farmers Insurance Group, LLC

LT

Corbel Interiors

NS

Nationwide Insurance

NS

Artistic Flowers and Gifts

PC

Dan Farland State Farm Ins

SP

State Farm - Clayton Nicholson

PC

Carol Stacy-Biggerstaff - IDC

NS

Dan Farland

SP

Clayton Nichloson

WS

Lynn Jester/UHC

WS

United Health Care

WT

Mark Plummer-LF Insurance Group

WT

LF Insurance Group

SP

Hillary Reed Interiors

WW

Mark Casler

WW

Casler Insurance Group

WS

Bonnie Hermann

Interior Design Consultants

THE BEST OF THE BEST EVENT The 6th Annual

Taste of Lone Tree

At Lincoln Commons at RidgeGate • Live Entertainment, Amazing Food Tastings, Wine and Microbrew Tastings • An array of Art and Jewelry from Regional Artists • Face painting, caricature artist and children’s activities in a special children’s area

TREAT YOURSELF TO THE VIP EXPERIENCE

www.lonetreechamber.com (303) 792-3282

Sponsored by Park Meadows • This year the festival will feature a special ticketed VIP Experience • Guests can purchase VIP Experience Tickets for $45 per person • VIP Experience will include access to a VIP Tent that will have unique, fine dining restaurant tastings and matching wine tastings. The tent will also be positioned by the live entertainment providing a comfortable, pleasurable experience for our more discerning attendees. • We will also provide taxi shuttle service between the light rail and the festival for our VIP Guests! • Future voucher for Valet Parking Pass at Park Meadows, $7 value

2013 Best of the Best ITALIAN RESTAURANT | JEWELRY STORE | KARAOKE

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

JEWELRY STORE AC

Schlener Rocky Moutain Gems

KARAOKE CC

Dubbs Pub

CR

The Hideaway Bar and Grill

AC

Papa Mazzotti’s

AP

AP

DiCicco’s

CC

Pinetree

CC

Maggiano’s Little Italy

CR

Snobs Accessory Auction

DC

Sedalia Bar and Grill

CR

Le Dolce Vita

DC

Amore

EC

WingNuttz

DC

Armando’s

EC

Pine Tree Jewelry

Pesce Fresco

EH

Dubbs Pub

EH

Aspen Jewelry

EH

GT

Creekside Jewelers

HR

Lansdowne Arms

HR

Silpada Designs Jewelry by Misty Winkler

LS

Armida’s

LT

Clock Tower Grill

GT

Bono’s Italian

HR

Romano’s Italian Restaurant

LI

Romano’s Italian Restaurant

LI

J F Sholl

LS

Abrusci’s

LS

Purvis Jewlers

PC

TIE: Funugyz; Avery

LT

Carmines

LT

Jared

SP

Roma Restaurant & Lounge

Dubbs Pub

NS

NS

Schlener Jewelry

PC

Armando’s

PC

Apex

SP

Armando’s

SP

Lotus Jewelers

WS

Santeramo’s

WS

Watch & Clock Shop Westminster

WT

Amici’s

WT

Anthony M’s Visions in Gold

WW

Papa J’s

WW

Toucht Jeweler

When it comes to Mobile Detailers You’ve Voted us Best of the Best!

Thank You

We Come to You

18584 Longs Way, Parker AJDetail.com

720-936-0613

Thank You Littleton Flowers, Living Art

Shop local for all of your floral needs

303.794.0267 1799 W Littleton Blvd Littleton

littletonwoodlawnfloral.com

Thank you for recognizing our commitment to the community and our guests. We appreciate you voting us the Best Hotel and Best Lunch Spot and making us the place to be!

800 Eleventh Street, Golden, Colorado 80401 BridgewaterGrill.com 303.279.0100 TheGoldenHotel.com

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KIDS STORE/TOY STORE | LIQUOR STORE

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KIDS STORE/ TOY STORE

BEST TOY STORE

Timbuk Toys 9315 Dorchester St., Suite G-107, Highlands Ranch 303-346-3030 | www.timbuktoys.com

From here to Timbuk Toys by Jennifer Smith If you’re looking for a toy store that’s both quaint and high-tech, fun and smart, locally owned and globally minded, Timbuk Toys is for you. “You’re going to find things you’re not going to find anywhere else,” said manager Brandie Cardenas, who has worked there for more than eight years. “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The environment is just so much fun, and the energy is right up there. I love my job.” Her boss, Sally Kashiwa, opened the first of what is now four Timbuk Toys stores in 1993.

“Local families enjoyed the classic charm of the shop, where children were invited behind the counter to help pull the lever of the antique cash register,” reads the website. Kashiwa takes pride in those strong local ties. “Our purpose has always been to be an intrinsic part of the communities we serve,” she writes. To that end, Timbuk Toys offers discounts for teachers, seniors and regular customers, and sponsors a fundraising program for schools and organizations. When choosing what to stock,

Timbuk Toys considers “play value,” or how the toys support and enhance the play experience for kids. “We are guided by the principle that play is critical to a child’s development, and we are committed to providing toys that are tools for learning and discovery,” says the website.

AC

Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe

AP

Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe

CC

US Toy/Constructive Playthings

CR

Birth Rocks

DC

Target

GT

Golden Goods

HR

Timbuk Toys

LT

Timbuk Toys

NS

My Best Friend’s Closet

PC

TIE: Cotton Kids; Target

SP

Couture Kids

WS

Jake’s Toy Box

WT

Timbuk Toys

WW

Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe

Above: Timbuk Toys in Highlands Ranch stocks a wild assortment of toys, and recently started carrying balloons. Photo by Jennifer Smith

LIQUOR STORE Thank You to Our Loyal Customers for Your Continued Support!

11187 Sheridan Blvd Westminster

303-439-8024

www.WallysQualityMeats.com Table Mountain Web Design Building Golden’s BEST websites since 1997 www.golden.com

Century 21 Golden West D’Deli * Baby Doe’s Clothing Creekside Jewelers * Golden Sweets * Red Wagon Gift Shop * Avenue Gifts * Golden Civic Foundation * Golden Cultural Alliance * Pansy’s Parlor Bed & Breakfast * Golden Urban Engineering

Double Click Technology * Muller Engineering * Heart of Oneness Center * Golden Well Being Collective * Acoustic Alley * Kelley Trucking ... AND MANY MORE!

www.TableMtn.com 303-278-2701

Thank You For Your Votes! Melinda C. O'Rourke, M.D.

Best Eyecare Provider 2012 & 2013! LASIK

Cataract Surgery Cosmetic Procedures Routine & Medical Eye Care

www.northwest-eye.com 303-467-0500 4855 Ward Rd Ste 500 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Sam’s Liquor Store

CC

Lucas Liquors

CR

Bubbles Liquor World

DC

Parker Payless Liquor

EC

Outback Liquor

EH

Warehouse Liquors

GT

Foss Building Wine & Spirits

HR

Davidsons Liquors

LI

Lukas Liquors

LS

Philnor Liquor

LT

Highlands WineSeller

NS

Sam’s Warehouse Liquors

PC

Parker Payless Liquors

SP

Pyramid Liquors

WS

Hilltop Liquor

WT

Applejack Wine & Spirits

WW

Total Beverage

2013 Best of the Best LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Thank You for Voting Us the Best Gift Shop

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BEST LOCAL NON-PROFIT Red Rocks Community College Foundation 13300 W. Sixth Ave., Campus Box 1, Lakewood 303-914-6308 | www.rrcc.edu/foundation

College foundation invests in the future by Clarke Reader Paying for college is often one of the biggest challenges students have to face before stepping foot in a classroom. For the past 20 years, Red Rocks Community College students have had the school’s community foundation to help them with that. The Red Rocks Community College Foundation has not only been giving students a leg up in getting through school, but it has been voted Best of the Best for a local nonprofit. “In 1993, we provided one scholarship in the amount of $800. This year we will be able to provide over 200 scholarships totaling over $325,000,” said Ron Slinger, executive director of the foundation. “At the same time, we will also be providing over $350,000 in program support to our faculty and staff.” Slinger said that in the last 20 years, the foundation has awarded 2,350 scholarships totaling over

$3.4 million. During that same time period it has also granted over $3.1 million in program support. “We’re an institutionally related foundation, which means that everything we do is in support of the college,” he said. “We advertise our scholarships and programs to all students — current and incoming — and usually get around 400 applicants. We’re able to fund about half of that.” In addition to scholarships the foundation also provides program support and capital needs — such as equipment and construction. Not all of the help the foundation provides comes in monetary form. Slinger said they spend a lot of time working with cities and counties to create partnerships that will help students find jobs once they graduate. “We support these students, and they go on to support the community. The college has a huge economic impact,” he said.

LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

15% OFF your purchase of $50 or more

One per client. Available only with coupon. May not be combined with any other offers. Expires 7/31/13.

Home Decor • Local Artists Unique Gifts • Local Food Items

www.ChipetaOfGolden.com

303-238-0133 5626 Olde Wadsworth Olde Town Arvada

Thank You for Voting Us

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

720 Arapahoe Street • Golden, CO 80401 303.278.4644

GoldenMexicanFood.com

Tyr R. Peterson, DDS, PC

Voted 2013 Best dentist

• Practicing all Aspects of Aesthetic and Comprehensive Family Dentistry

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AP

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

LT

Lone Tree Library

CC

Boy Scouts

NS

Adams County Animal Shelter

CR

Douglas/Elbert County Task Force

PC

DC

TIE: Parker Task Force; Dixie Foundation

Dixie Foundation

SP

EC

Troop 88

Arapahoe Douglas County Mental Health

GT

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

WS

Santa House, Arvada

303-424-6483

WT

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

5400 Ward Road, Building II, Suite 100 Arvada, CO 80002

WW

Community Outreach

LI

Freedom Service Dogs

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Pantone 534 c

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Pantone 431 c

CMYK 11.1.0.64

• Brand New, State of the Art Facility

Community Outreach

James Resource Network

CMYK 52.6.0.25

• 1 of only 18 Academy of General Dentistry Mastership Awardees (M.A.G.D.) in all of Colorado

AC

HR

Pantone 549 c

Aesthetic and Comprehensive Family Dentistry

You Deserve the Best in Dentistry www.PetersonDentistryArvada.com

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2013 Best of the Best LOCAL THEATER/PLAYHOUSE | LUNCH SPOT | MAID SERVICE | MARGARITA

LOCAL THEATER/ PLAYHOUSE

LUNCH SPOT

MAID SERVICE

MARGARITA

AC

Black Eyed Pea

CC

The Maids

AC

Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant

AC

D.L. Parsons Theater

AP

Rock Bottom

CR

Final Touch Housekeeping

AP

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

AP

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

CC

Ivy at the Glenn

DC

CC

3 Margaritas - County Line

CR

Pegasus Restaurant

TIE: Tidy Up; Neat Freaks; Kathy Clean

CR

Carlos Miguel’s

Neat Freaks Housekeeping

DC

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Perfect Quality Cleaning

EC

TIE: Guadalajara; Los Valcanos

EH

3 Margaritas - County Line

GT

Table Mountain Inn

HR

Salsa Brava

LI

Hacienda Colorado

LS

El Jimador

LT

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

NS

3 Margaritas

PC

Tequila Joes

SP

Jack & Grill New Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

CC

Town Hall Arts Center - Littleton

CR

Theater of Dreams

DC

PACE Center

GT

Miners Alley Playhouse

HR

Lone Tree Arts Center

LI

Town Hall Arts Center

LS LT

Arvada Theater Lone Tree Arts Center

NS

D.L Parsons Theatre

PC

PACE Center

SP

Town Arts Center

WS

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

WW

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

DC EC EH GT

Indochine WingNuttz Moe’s Deck at Bridgewater Grill

EC EH HR LS

Perfect Quality Cleaning Colorado Housekeeping

HR

Salsa Brava

LT

Final Touch Housekeeping

LI

Ketring Park

NS

Maid Brigade

LS

The French Press

PC

Final Touch Housekeeping

LT

Graze Organic Restaurant

SP

Affordable Maid Service

NS

Gunther Toody’s

PC

Panera Bread

SP

South Platte Bar & Grill

WS

Black Eyed Pea

WS

El Senior Sol

WT

Right Coast Pizza

WT

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

WW

Tokyo Joe’s

WW

Las Delicias

One of the few restaurants in Denver that has been family owned and operated for more than 46 years! …for recognizing the work we do on behalf of those in crisis in Douglas and Elbert counties, whose courage in the face of incredible adversity inspires us to do our best.

BEST LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION …to those of you who donate and shop at

BEST CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT STORE BEST STORE TO BUY BOOKS

Thank You from everyone at the Douglas/Elbert Task Force!

Bring in this ad for 20% OFF your purchase. Not to be combined with any other offer.

Thank You! 1638 Park Street • Castle Rock, CO 80109 www.detaskforce.org

303/688-1114 (main #) | 303/688-6129 (store/donations)

Thank you for voting us the best! Littleton 5666 S. Windermere St. Littleton Blvd on Windermere 303-798-4944

Highlands Ranch 32 W. Springer Drive SW of C470 & Broadway 720-344-9530

Award winning pizza & pasta * Catering Family friendly dining * Take out Banquet room * Lunch specials

www.romanospizzeria.com

2013 Best of the Best MARTIAL ARTS | MASSAGE THERAPIST

MARTIAL ARTS

Thank You Castle Rock residents for voting me

AC

Seo’s Karate

MASSAGE THERAPIST

CC

JW Kim’s Taekwondo

AP

A Healing Art Massage

CR

Castle Rock Martial Arts

CC

Whole Health Center

DC

Tiger Rock - Tae Kwon Do

CR

Wind Water Spa and Salon

EH

Pro Martial Arts

EC

GT

Envision Martial Arts

Jenny West, Certified Massage Therapist

HR

Competitive Edge Mixed Martial Arts

EH

A Well Balanced Massage Amy Weist, LCMT

LT

Tiger Rock Martial Arts

HR

NS

Martial Arts 4 Colorado

Melissa Klapperich - 100% Chiropractic

PC

Authentic BJJ

LI

SP

Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Elements Therapeutic Massage Quebec & County Line

LS

Body & Sole Healing Connection

LT

Whole Health Center

PC

Jenny West, Certified Massage Therapist

SP

Ciao Bella Day Spa

WS

Lana June Russell, CMT

WT

Emilee Tinker - Thinking of You Message Therapy

WS

Seo’s Karate

WW

Seo’s Karate

BEST of the BEST 2013 ACCOUNTANT

Your confidence and trust in me is appreciated and I thank you for your continued support of CPA Consulting and Tax Service Professionals.

Servicing the Castle Rock community since 1987. BRUCE L. FOSDICK, CPA, PC 1 Oakwood Park Professional Center, Suite 205. Castle Rock, CO 80104

303.688.2751 | www.FosdickCPA.com Full service accounting firm dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs.

Come and see what’s new in Old Westminster A family owned fine art gallery featuring fine art, pottery, jewelry and fine art gift items. A variety of classes available (See our website). Space available to rent.

Visit our Sculpture Garden!

Live music on the patio during Second Saturday Art Walks, Wine and Watercolor classes and Tea in the garden

3707 W. 73rd Ave. Westminster, CO 303.426.4114 www.aarrivergallery.com Open Wed. - Sat.

WE SPECIAlIzE IN WHAT OTHERS WONÕ T All Makes & Models • Foreign & Domestic

Heavytow • Diesel 4x4 • Race

“The Automotive Experts”

BEST AUTOB ODY OUR STAFF WISHES TO

303-663-5578

O BEST AUT E VIC R E S / R I A P RE

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE

2013 BEST OF THE BEST -- BEST AUTO BODY AND BEST AUTO REPAIR SERVICE Thanks for your support!

OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $19.95 (5 qts. of 10w30 & premium filter) ... or $85 DIESEL OIL CHANGE (12 qts. of 15240 & premium filter) ... or FREE Check Engine Light diagnosis (normally $89 service)

H&M Collision & Auto Body 500 2nd St., Castle Rock

720-733-2440 www.HandMCollision.com

H&M Transmission & Automotive 500 2nd St., Castle Rock

303-663-5578

www.HandMTransmission.com

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2013 Best of the Best MEXICAN RESTAURANT

BEST REALTOR in CASTLE ROCK

Tom Calhoun Experienced Realtor

HR

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Salsa Brava 52 W. Springer Drive, Highlands Ranch 720-344-3435 | www.SalsaBravaOnline.com

‘Eat fresh, live well’ at Salsa Brava Stretching your Home Buying Experience

Richard J. Ort, M.D.

Best of the Best

Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics 9695 S. Yosemite St, Suite 120, Lone Tree, CO

720-344-5252

www.myskincaredoctor.com

Thank YOU for voting us Best Of the Best Day Spa! Parker Med Spa is the Largest Spa in Denver Metro! 19 Treatment rooms and over 80 Laser and Spa services! Come see why we have been voted BEST since 2004! Complimentary week of Shake-n-Bake with every consult!

19767 E Pikes Peak Ct Parker, CO 80138-7325

by Chris Michlewicz Everyone has a favorite Mexican restaurant that they recommend to friends and family. In Highlands Ranch, that restaurant seems to be Salsa Brava, which moved into a shopping center on the southwest corner of South Broadway and Springer Drive in July 2011. The Colorado Springs-grown chain chose Highlands Ranch for its first Denver metro location, and the decision seems to have paid off. Having already won 2012 Best of the Best awards for best margarita, happy hour, mexican restaurant and new restaurant, the annual distinction is almost becoming a formality. A popular lunch stop among nearby office workers, Salsa Brava serves dishes like steak and avocado enchiladas and shrimp Telluride, a personal favorite of general manager Scott Morrissey. The shrimp is stuffed with jalapenoes and cheeses and wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and drizzled with a tomatillo cream sauce. Salsa Brava is health conscious,

Salsa Brava general manager Scott Morrissey stands on the patio, an inviting place to gather during the summer. Photo by Chris Michlewicz

using 100 percent cholesterol-free canola oil and avoiding the use of MSG and lard. It features paleoinspired and gluten-free menus. The restaurant also has a weekly running club that meets every Tuesday. Salsa Brava is adept at accommodating kids, going above and beyond crayons and paper by providing stickers and toys. The resturant is also involved in the community, helping schools with fundraisers. By combining food made fresh daily – salsa, chilis, etc. – and an inviting outdoor patio, Salsa Brava has devised its slogan: ”Eat fresh. Live well.”

MEXICAN RESTAURANT AC

Las Palmas

LI

Santiago’s

AP

Tequila’s

LS

Jose O’Shea’s

El Parral

LT

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

CR

Guadalajara

NS

Las Delicias

DC

Las Delicious

PC

Las Delicious

EC

Guadalajara

SP

Jack & Grill New Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

EH

El Taco de Mexico

WS

Las Potrancas

GT

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

WT

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

HR

Salsa Brava

WW

Los Arcos

CC

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2013 Best of the Best MORTGAGE COMPANY | MUSIC STORE | NAIL SALON | NEW BUSINESS

MORTGAGE COMPANY

MUSIC STORE

NAIL SALON

NEW BUSINESS

AP

Second Spin

AP

The Yacht Club Salon

CC

Magic Nails

CR

Wind & Water Salon & Spa

CC

Larrabee’s Furniture & Design

DC

Nails by Heather

CR

Birth Rocks

EH

Solera Nail Spa Centennial

DC

SpaceTimeKids

GT

Glamour Nails

EH

Colorado Utility Vehicles

AP

Coors Credit Union Insurance

AC

Catalyst-Kristin Shroeder

CC

My Music Skool

AP

Consumer Mortgage Company

CR

Castle Rock Music Store

CC

Mary White Commerce Mortgage

DC

Allegro Music

CR

Colorado Mortgage Alliance Joan Dwyer

EH

Schmitt Music

GT

Golden Music Center

LI

Angelo’s

LS

Angelo’s

HR

Ooo La La Nails

GT

Bean Fosters

DC

Wells Fargo Mortgage

Center

EC

Mary White Commerce Mortgage

EH

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc.

LT

Lone Tree Library

Beyond Nails

HR

100% Chiropractic

Home Loan Center at Coor Credit Union

LI

GT

NS

Universal Music

LS

Zenails

LI

The Little Black Chair

HR

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc.

PC

Allegro Music

LT

Bellagio Nails Spa

LS

Body and Sole Healing Connection

LI

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc.

SP

Angelo’s

NS

Elite Nails

LT

Cabelas

LS

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc.

WW

Guitar Center

PC

Sahair Salon and Spa

NS

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ

LT

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc. Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc.

SP

Fresh - Aspen Grove

PC

NS

Rely Local

PC

Mary White Commerce Mortgage

WS

The Yacht Club Salon

SP

KOKO Fit Club

WS

FSM-Pinnacle

WT

Designers’ Loft

WT

Teller Street Gallery

WT

Catalyst - Kristin Shroeder

WW

The Yacht Club Salon

WW

Jump City

The art of a beautiful smile • Cosmetic Dentistry/Veneers

• Sleep Apnea

303-688-5705

• General Dentistry

• Gentle Cleanings

The Village Center at Castle Pines

• Implant Dentistry

• Sedation Dentistry

• Invisalign® / Orthodontics

• TMJ / Jaw Pain

• Laser Gum Therapy

• Full Reconstruction

Scott Ryan, DDS Alan Gerbholz, DDS Serving Castle Rock since 1987 Experience / Integrity

Full Service Dentistry in a Caring Environment

303-688-5705 | www.glowcd.com 850 Happy Canyon Road, Castle Rock, CO 80108 We would like to thank all of our loyal patients for voting Glow Comprehensive Dentistry for the Best of the Best in Cosmetic AND General Dentistry in Castle Rock. We truly appreciate your trust and confidence in our Glow team. As a token of our appreciation we are offering a free bleaching with every new patient exam scheduled in the months of June and July. Call today for an appointment.

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2013 Best of the Best NEW RESTAURANT | NEW AUTO DEALER | NURSERY/DAY CARE | ORTHODONTIST

NEW RESTAURANT AC AP

Pro Jeep

CC

Kyle Jensen at HM Brown

CR

Medved - Castle Rock

EH

Mike Ward Infiniti

HR

Kuni Lexus

Elevation 5900

LI

Mike Ward Infiniti

Thai Gold Restaurant

LT

Mike Ward Infiniti

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza

NS

O’Meara Ford

and Spirits

PC

TIE: Woodmen Nissan - Colorado Springs; Kuni Honda

HR

SP

McDonald Hyundai

LI

Shepard of the Hills

WW

Mountain State Toyota

LT

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop True Kitchen

CR

Tricocci’s

GT HR

NURSERY/ DAY CARE

AC

Brittany Hill

CC

DC

NEW AUTO DEALER

AC

Bullfrog’s & Butterflies

AP

Sonshine Center Daycare &

ORTHODONTIST AC

Dr. Unterscher

AP

Parker Orthodontics

CC

Reed Orthodontic s- Dr. Charles Reed

CR

Mark Gregston, DDS - Gregston Orthodontics

DC

Parker Orthodontics

EC

Dr. Jeffrey Collins

EH

Theroux Orthodontics - Greenwood Village

Preschool CC

Parker Montessori

CR

Castle Pines Academy

DC

Pine Lane Nursery

EH

Maggie Martin Preschool and

GT

Golden Kids

Day Care Center

HR

Karlin Orthodontics

LS

Amy Wiggins

LT

Dr. Thomas Redd, DDS, MS

NS

Trinity Orthodontics

Children’s Choice

PC

Parker Orthodontist

SP

Rocky View Dental Care

WS

Dr. Thomas Melcher

WT

Dr. Jeffrey L. Collins DDS, MSD Parker Orthodontics

WW

Dr. Ronald Unterseher

Ben Franklin Academy

LI

Delvickio’s

LT

Graze Organic Restaurant

NS

Brittany Hill

NS

Primrose

PC

Texas Pie Company

PC

Pine Lane Nursery

WT

Right Coast Pizza

WS

Goddard School

WW

Big Mac & Little Lu’s

WW

Goddard Nursery

Thank You to all who voted

VOTED BEST BURRITO 2011 & 2013 - Colorado Community Media

VOTED #1 BURRITO 2011 - CHANNEL 7 A-LIST

VOTED #1 BURRITO 9 years running Rocky Mountain Collegian

280.7052 100th & GRANT 303. 3.255.2477 136TH & HURON 30 303.752.1255 PARKER & PEORIA

Big City Burrito Best Burrito

2013 Best of the Best PARK | PEDIATRICIAN | PERSONAL TRAINER | PET BOARDING

PARK AC

E.B. Raines Jr. Memorial Park

LS

Kendrick Lake Park

AP

Westfield Village

LT

Sweetwater Park

CC

Obrian Park

NS

E.B. Raines Jr. Memorial Park

CR

Butterfield Park

PC

DC

O’Brien Park

O’Brien Park

EH

Belleview Park

SP

O’Brien Park

GT

Parfet Park

WS

Apex Bike Park

HR

Civic Green Park

WT

Panorama Park

LI

Stern Parke

WW

Westminster City Park

Thank you for Voting Us BesT BBQ in Wheat Ridge! By far the Best BBQ in Denver served by the friendliest people in the worlD! 4601 Harlan Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 420-9119 • johnschicagostylebbq.com THANK YOU

for voting Castle Rock Bike & Ski the

PEDIATRICIAN AP CC

CR

BEST of the BEST BIKE SHOP

Arvada Pediatrics

HR

Academy Park Pediatrics

Greenwood Pediatric Dr. Daniel Feiten

LI

Littleton Pediatric Medical Center

LT

Stephanie Stevens, MD

PC

Parker Pediatrics

Plum Creek Medical

DC

Plum Creek Medical

EC

Dr. Healey

SP

Arapahoe Park Pediatrics

EH

Dr. Sarah C. Humphreys, MD

WS

Dr. John Barber

GT

Denver West Pediatrics, PC

WT

Dr. Barbara L. Gablehouse, MD

for the 12th Year! Exclusive home of the Keep Rollin’ Free Lifetime Service Guarantee and Ski All Day Rental Program

We appreciate your continued support and business Bring in this advertisement by 8/1/13 and receive a

FREE WATER BOTTLE (CR Bike & Ski bottle)

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411 4th Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.1722 www.CastleRockBikes.com

PERSONAL TRAINER AC

Bobby Zuniga

HR

Tzvia Amon

AP

FAST, Fitness and Sports Training

LS

Bobby Zuniga - Fitness Revolution

CC

ATA Family Martial Arts - Stan

LT

Kim Farnell, Lone Tree Athletic Club

Investment Advisor Representative Financial Services Representative

CR

Essence Health and Fitness

NS

David Mura

MetLife of the Rockies

DC

Pam Page - Transformation Pilates

PC

Dan’l Hollin

EC

Kelly Schafer

SP

MIX Personal Training

EH

Jen Shumm - Greenwood Village

WS

Shannon Posiviata

GT

Serena Whipper

WW

David Mura

PET BOARDING AP

PetSmart

LT

Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Clinic

CC

Academy Acres Kennel

NS

Camp Bow Wow

CR

Tails Up

PC

City Bark

DC

City Bark

EH

Doggie Lounge & Nightclub

SP

City Bark

GT

Sage Valley Pet Center

WS

Beds N Biscuits

HR

4 Pawz Sake

WT

Beds N Biscuits

LI

City Bark

WW

Huran Animal Clinic

Ted Manzanares, MBA, CLTC

6400 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle, Suite 600 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-779-6502 www.tedmanzanares.metlife.com tmanzanares@metlife.com ANNUITIES • DISABILITY INCOME INSURANCE • LIFE INSURANCE • INVESTMENTS • BUSINESS PLANNING • ESTATE CONSERVATION STRATEGIES

Best of Best Winner 2013 for Financial Advisor My mission is to help individuals and businesses develop financial objectives and achieve those objectives through sound financial solutions and investment services that are designed to meet their present and future needs. I educate my clients to help them make informed decisions about issues that affect their financial well-being so they can achieve financial freedom.

Call today for a confidential consultation.

303-779-6502 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10036. Securities products offered by MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI), Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered by Investment Adviser Representatives of MSI, a Registered Investment Adviser. L0513326210[exp0714][CO]

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2013 Best of the Best PET GROOMING | PET SUPPLY CENTER

CC HR

BEST PET GROOMING

PET GROOMING AP

Linda the Groomer

Paw Prints Pet Boutique and Spa

CC

Paw Prints Boutique & Spa

6842 S Yosemite St., Centennial 720-482-6806 | www.pawprints.biz

CR

4 Paws Pet Grooming

DC

Animal Care Center of Castle Pines

Paw Prints pleases pooches, naturally by Deborah Grigsby When it comes to pampering pooches, Colorado Community Media readers say Centennial pet spa owner Cindy Eaton wins paws down. Paw Prints is a high-end pet boutique specializing in natural pet foods, personalized service and cage-free grooming for dogs only. Eaton, a former veterinary technician says in addition to a full line of pet food and supplements for both cats and dogs, Paw Prints carries toys, treats and gift items for pet lovers of all ages. “Our cage-free grooming is

really what we do best,” said Eaton. “So many times a client will drop their dog off at the groomer and the pet sits there in a cage for hours until the groomer can get to them.” Eaton points out that placing the dog in a cage in a strange environment with strangers handling them can induce stress. “Many times, just the ride over in the car can be traumatic for a pet, but we do things differently, here,” she said. Paw Prints offers full service grooming on an appointment ba-

sis only, ensuring the animal receives the personalized attention it may need. “There no waiting around in a cage and the animal sees the same groomer each time and build a relationship, and that makes for happy pets,” said Eaton. “It’s about having healthy options.” Above: Along with a full line of natural pet food treats and supplements, Paw Prints Boutique and Spa specializes in cage-free, stress-free grooming for dogs. Photo by Deborah Grigsby

EH

Absolutely Fabulous Groom

GT

Green Mountain Grooming

HR

Paw Prints Boutique & Spa

LI

4 Paws Pet Grooming

LT

Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Clinic

NS

Spawlash

PC

Heritage Pet Grooming

SP

A Paw Spa

WS

Beds N Biscuits

WT

Beds N Biscuits

WW

Old West Dog

Best of Best 2013 for Gymnastics

2 years running!

PET SUPPLY CENTER

FREE TRIAL CLASS Free Registration if you mention this ad

($35.00 value) New clients only. Not valid with other offers.

303-663-2664

Chameleon Gymnastics and Cheer

1041 Park St. Castle Rock, CO 80109 www.chameleongymnastics.com customerservice@chameleongymnastics.com

tHAnk you

for voting us the Best Funeral Home in Castle Rock & elbert County! We are proud to be Family Owned We ARe “People Serving People with Integrity & Simplicity.”

720-379-4604

AMAZING FOOD•GREAT PEOPLE•GOOD TIMES Located along the Platte River in Littleton Colorado, we have been serving the Denver area for over twenty years & have been a favorite stop for bikers and cyclists looking to refuel. We offer plenty of outside seating (and heated inside seating during the winter months) making us a perfect place for those who enjoy the sunshine as much as good company. No matter what the need, we can accommodate any size party or occasion with over 300 outdoor seats as well as 170 indoor seats to suit your need (a great place for a birthday or business get together)! With a wide variety of food specialties and drink concoctions, you will always find something unique and different @ the Platte River Bar and Grill! Family owned and operated

Check out our website for Weekly Happenings!

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EXPIRES 09/20/2013

Thank You for voting for us in The Best of the Best!

AC

Pet Palace

AP

Paws ‘n’ Play

CC

Paw Prints

CR

PetSmart

DC

TIE: Petsmart; Petco; Essential Pet

EH

Petco

GT

Golden Mill

HR

Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet

LI

Centerstage Starz

LS

Pet World

LT

Paw Prints

NS

Pet Palace

PC

Heritage Pet Grooming

SP

Loving Paws

WS

Petsmart

WT

Walker’s Quality Cage & Feed Supply

2013 Best of the Best PHOTOGRAPHER

CR

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

TMG Photography 303-814-2443 | www.tmgphotography.com

Photographer provides special attention by Rhonda Moore Terri Gordon always considered herself a photo enthusiast. When her daughter was in high school, Gordon was the ever-present mom behind the camera. In 1999, she “decided on digital,” she said, and soon began freelancing for a local Castle Rock newspaper, eventually signing on as the staff photographer. By 2006, the paper was gone, but the photography seed was firmly planted. Gordon opened TMG Photography as an in-home studio, dedicating herself to projects she loves and customers she picks by hand. Those customers grew in numbers sufficient to select her as Castle Rock’s best photographer … three times over. “I think they enjoy the special attention we give them,” Gordon said. “It’s usually beyond their expectations.” Gordon specializes in portraits, capturing images of infants and children for the family vault. But her “absolute love” is in specialty portraits, she said. A specialty portrait captures the subject in a favored activity —

Terri Gordon, owner of TMG Photography in Castle Rock, was selected by readers as the best photographer. Photo illustrations such as the one here rank among her favorite creations. Courtesy photo

usually a sports activity — and incorporates a series of photos into a one-of-a-kind illustration that doubles as a family keepsake. The work that goes into the montage reflects Gordon’s attitude toward her art. Gordon launched her business when she was in her mid-50s and is selective about the projects she takes on. “This is not an assembly-line production,” she said. “You’re never too old to do what you love. It’s just a matter of seeing what you can do and going for it.”

PHOTOGRAPHER AC

Sweet’s Photos

LI

Andy Marquez

AP

JP Heaton Photography

LS

Bettinger Photography

CC

Sandy Puc Photography

LT

Randy Cupps Photography

CR

TMG Photography

NS

Bettinger Photography

DC

TIE: Raemi Rue ; Amanda Wermer’s Photography

PC

Blue Talon

EC

Still of the Moment Photography

SP

Salazar Photography

EH

Maxwells

WS

Efrain Cruz

GT

Mo’s Family Portraits

WT

Blu Iron Photography

HR

Bree Edris Photography

WW

Shutter Priority

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2013 Best of the Best PHYSICAL THERAPIST | PIE | PIZZERIA

PHYSICAL THERAPIST TEAM SEIBEL

AP

Cascade Sports

“Thank You!”

CC

Synergy Health and Wellness

Residential Sales Specialists

CR

Front Range Sports Medicine Dr. Matt Graham

11859 Pecos St. #200 Westminster, CO 80234

303-667-0455

TeamSeibel@gmail.com www.Denvershomes4Sale.com

Thanks for Voting Us Best Pizza! “Really good pizza, and a fun atmosphere!”

Proud to Serve All Colorado Beer

DC

All Sport Physical Therapy

EH

Metro Rehab

7100 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge

(303) 431-6077

PIZZERIA

AC

Valente’s Berry Patch Farms

AC

Carl’s Pizza

AP

Village Inn

AP

Randi’s Pizza

CC

Baskin-Robins/Mineral Turtle Pie

CC

Papa Murphy’s

CR

Village Inn

CR

Pudge Brothers Pizza

DC

Portofino

EC

TIE: Kiowa Pizza; Formaggis; Buzzards

DC

Texas Diner & Pie Company

EH

Humble Pie

GT

Jus’ Cookin’s

EH

Frank The Pizza King

Meg’s Pies

GT

Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza

LI

Marie Calendars

HR

Nicolo’s Pizza

LS

Jus’ Cookin’s

LI

Romano’s Italian Restaurant

LT

Village Inn

LS

Johnny’s New York Pizza

LT

Carmines Pizza and Pasta

NS

Anthony’s II

PC

Portofinos

HR HR

Above It All Physical Therapy

LS

Conquest Muscle Activation

LT

Dawn S. Sandalcidi, PT

NS

Accelerated Physical Therapy

NS

Village Inn

PC

Marnie McDowell

PC

Texas Diner & Pie Company

SP

Motor Mile Stones Pediatric

SP

Tempt Tastries Bakery

SP

Therapy

Portofinos

WS

Village Inn

WS

My Pie

WS

Amazing Care, Jamie & Ann

WT

The Chalet

WT

Lil’ Ricci’s NY Pizzeria

WW

Brookside

WW

Atlanta Bread

WW

Marco’s

Right Coast Pizza

www.RightCoastPizza.com

PIE

Coors Credit Union is proud to be voted ®

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2013 Best of the Best PLUMBER | PUBLIC ART DISPLAY | REAL ESTATE COMPANY

PLUMBER AP

Keating Pipeworks

PUBLIC ART DISPLAY

CC

Plumbline Services

AC

Adams County Administration

CR

Scott Barnes Plumbing

AP

Arvada Center for the Arts and

EH

Plumbline Services

GT

Mac-Vik Plumbing & Heating

CR

Jennifer Higby

HR

A Team Plumbing, Inc. Connor Moore

EH

Museum of Outdoor Arts

GT

Golden Fine Arts Festival

HR

Highlands Ranch Mansion

LI

Quilt in County Courthouse

LS

Romberg Plumbing

PC

Viking

SP

Littleton Plumbing

Humanities

by Marie

CC

Re/Max Elite

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Re/Max Alliance

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Re/Max Elite

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Re/Max Masters Greenwood Village

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Golden Real Estate

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Allegiance Real Estate Services Inc

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Re/Max City Horizons

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Adams County Administration

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Allegiance Real Estate Services

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PACE Center

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Keller Williams Preferred

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Wheat Ridge Rec Center

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Re/Max

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Westminster Art District

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BEST REALTOR

REALTOR

Joe Skalisky, CRS, GRI, SFR - Re/Max Elite 506 Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Rock 303-865-3400 | www.bestofparker.com

Re/Max’s Skalisky not your ‘average Joe’ by Deborah Grigsby Joe Skalisky left Lockheed Martin in 2000, trading his security manager position for a real estate license and according to the Parker-based Re/Max Elite agent, life since then has been anything but ordinary. As a matter of fact, the very first listing he sold was the famous Richthofen Castle in Denver, built in the late 1880s by Baron Walter von Richthofen, the uncle and godfather of Manfred von Richthofen, known to WWI pilots as the Red Baron. Skalisky has again been voted best of the best by Colorado Community Media readers in the cate-

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gory of Parker real estate, a title he has held consecutively since 2004. “I truly believe a big part of my success is the fact I give back continuously to the community,” Skalisky said, citing his many volunteer positions, including scoutmaster and membership in the Parker Lions Club. While Re/Max Elite lists properties in Castle Rock, Castle Pines and other surrounding areas, Skalisky specializes in real estate in the Parker and Elbert County areas. “One of the biggest problems we have in real estate today is the lack of inventory,” he explained.

“There simply aren’t enough houses on the market for the demand we’re seeing, so I like to go out and walk the neighborhoods in person, meet people and try to make connections between potential buys and sellers.” Skalisky also said in a tight market, experience counts. “We are now seeing multiple offers on houses and that’s where an experienced real estate agent can help,” he said. “A knowledgeable agent will know how to best list your property, and if you’re buying, help you bid and that’s what we do best.”

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The Villas at Sunny Acres

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Arvada Meridian

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Holly Creek Retirement Community

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Golden Pond

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RiverPointe Senior Living

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Lakewood Estates

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Wind Crest

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Northglenn Heights

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Holly Creek Retirement Community

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Skyview Campus

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Shrine of St. Anne Catholic School

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Yorkshire

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Ponderosa High School

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Academy Charter School Parker Core Knowledge Ponderosa High School Christ Lutheran Church Preschool

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Arvada Beer Company

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The Island - Volleyball of the Rockies

Red Lobster

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Siena at the Courtyard

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Red Lobster

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Lodo’s Bar & Grill

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Outback Steakhouse

EH

Moe’s

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Platte River Bar & Grill

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Lodo’s Bar & Grill

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Cherry Crest Seafood Market Red Lobster

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Golden High School

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Christ Lutheran Church Preschool

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Littleton High School

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Bonefish Grill

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Colorado School of Healing Arts

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Platte River Bar & Grill

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REI

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Right Coast Pizza

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Sports Authority

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The Soccer Stop

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Joy Sushi Restaurant

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Junz

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Namiko’s Japanese

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Play It Again Sports

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Wheat Ridge Cyclery

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Play It Again Sports

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Wheat Ridge High School

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Crown Point Academy

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Fowl Line the place for sports, wings by Ryan Boldrey Happy hour seven days a week, sports on all 14 big-screen televisions, and 13 types of wing sauce from mild to triple hot to oblivion — what more could a sports fan ask for? In addition to the aforementioned perks, The Fowl Line in Castle Rock also boasts a team room perfect for large parties and celebrations that seats up to 45 patrons and has four more 60-inch screens. “You get fans in here,” said general manager David Breaux. “Whether it be soccer, basketball, baseball or the Kentucky Derby, you get them in.” Nothing draws quite like football, though, and Breaux said The Fowl Line is the place to be in the fall on Saturdays and Sundays, no matter who your team is. Breaux, who cooked for 20 years in New Orleans before moving to Castle Rock, has been at The Fowl Line for three years and brought with him some definitive Cajun flair. The bar and lounge does up an annual Louisiana Crawfish Broil the weekend before Mardi Gras and serves up gumbo every

The Fowl Line bartender Mercedes Faber fills up a beer from one of the bar’s 22 taps while regulars Mike Smith, left, and Sam Lee enjoy happy hour in the background. Photo by Ryan Boldrey

season but summer. The bar also offers one of the best happy hours around, from 3 to 7 p.m. daily, featuring $2.25 domestic pints and $2.50 imports and craft brews, along with a slew of $4.50 food specials, including tacos, mini quesadillas and spinach artichoke dip. Currently featuring 22 draughts on tap, the bar has plans to increase the number to 40 later this summer, with an emphasis on adding more Colorado craft brews.

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Lodo’s Bar and Grill

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Felt

Funugyz

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The Celtic Tavern - Littleton

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Lodo’s Bar and Grill

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Amici’s

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Platte River Bar & Grill

WT

Right Coast Pizza

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STEAK HOUSE AC

Hideaway Steakhouse

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Anythink Library

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Luke’s A Steak Place

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Arvada Beer Company

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Texas Road House

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Starbucks

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Outback Steakhouse

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Lost Coffee

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Western Trails

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Starbucks

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Steakhouse 10

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Starbucks

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Windy Saddle

Outback Steakhouse

GT

HR

HR

Starbucks

Outback Steakhouse

LI

Library

LI

Texas Roadhouse

LS

Lone Star Steakhouse

LT

Outback Steakhouse

NS

Salthouse

LS

Starbucks

LT

Lone Tree Library

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Anythink Library

PC

Panera Bread

PC

Texas Road House

SP

Arapahoe Public Library

SP

Steak House 10

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Front Range Library

WS

Old Neighborhood

WT

Wheat Ridge Rec Center

WT

Luke’s A Steak Place

WW

Front Range Library

WW

Hideaway Steakhouse

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2013 Best of the Best SUSHI BAR | SWIMMING POOL/WATERPARK | TEACHER | TOWING

SUSHI BAR

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Namiko’s

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Purple Ginger Asian Fusion

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Wasabi

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Joy Sushi Restaurant

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Mt. Fuji

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Sushi Yume

DC

Junz

EH

Rice Bistro & Sushi Bistro

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Junz

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Halu Sushi

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Sushi Basho

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Little Holly’s Asian Café

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Sushi Den

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Sushi Basho

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Shogun

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Water World

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Water World

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Apex Center

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Cook Creek Pool

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Pirates Cove Aquatic Park

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CR

Castle Rock Recreation Center

Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center

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H2O’Brien

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H2O’Brien

EH

Pirates Cove Aquatic Park

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Pirates Cove Aquatic Park

GT

The Splash at Fossil Trace

WS

Apex Rec Center

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The Recreation Center at Eastridge

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Wheat Ridge Rec Center

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Pirates Cove Aquatic Park

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Water World

TEACHER AP

Jeff Talley - Ralston Valley High School

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Sarah Carpenter - Ben Franklin Academy

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Mr. Parisio - Smoky Hill High School

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Megan Crumbacker - Meadow View Elementary

Donna Bunger - O’Connell Middle School

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Shannon Arro - Lone Tree Elementary

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Myra Ventrcek - Acres Green Elementary

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Ms. Dee - Parker Montessori

WT

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Mr. Blinco - Golden High School

Ms. Meisner - Pennington Elementary

TOWING CC

Franks Towing Inc.

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Denver West

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Westside Towing

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Plueco Towing, Inc.

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Westside Towing

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Bigdog Towing & Recovery LLC

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Prestige Towing

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Gotcha

2013 Best of the Best TRAVEL AGENCY

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TRAVEL AGENCY

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BEST TRAVEL AGENCY

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Highlands Ranch Travel

Highlands Ranch Travel

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Earth Excursions

541 W. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch 303-791-2311 | www.hrtvl.com

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Highlands Ranch Travel

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Highlands Ranch Travel

DC

Travel Leaders in Parker

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Highlands Ranch Travel

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Highlands Ranch Travel

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Highlands Ranch Travel

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Joy of Travel

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Highlands Ranch Travel

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Adams County Travel

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Highlands Ranch Travel

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Travel by Wire

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Frosch Travel

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Adams County Travel

Guiding the wandering eye by Jennifer Smith Highlands Ranch is a great place to live, but for those who occasionally want to wander away, Highlands Ranch Travel is just the ticket. From river rafting to Pacific cruises, Disneyland to New Zealand, the locally owned company can get you anywhere you want to go. “We’ve traveled extensively and have gained specific knowledge of the countries we have visited,” reads the website. “We’ve become accustomed to the culture, the places to see, the means of transportation and the places to stay, whether that stay is in a French countryside inn, a villa in Italy

or a tree house in Australia. Our knowledge of the destination is extensive.” Manager Dan Kraft notes that everyone on staff has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. “We work as a team and feed off of each other,” he said. “That all helps us be knowledgeable and be the best that we can be.” A unique service Highlands Ranch Travel offers is its Honeymoon Registry, where friends and relatives can help make the experience magical. “Our honeymoon registry is to ensure that couples receive items they want and enjoy as well as

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items that their guests enjoy giving,” according to the website. “What’s more fun than having your guests purchase a candlelight dinner on the beach, a couples’ massage, a balloon ride or anything you desire to make your honeymoon your dream honeymoon.” Their website includes an exhaustive list of travel resources, with links to weather reports, airlines, maps, passport information, tipping guide and much more. Above: The staff’s extensive experience will point you in the right direction for your next vacation. Photo by Jennifer Smith

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2013 Best of the Best URGENT CARE | USED AUTO DEALER

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BEST URGENT CARE

URGENT CARE

Plum Creek Medical Center and Urgent Care 410 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock 303-688-6900 | www.plumcreekmedical.com

Care is crucial at Plum Creek by Rhonda Moore The doctor is always in at Plum Creek Medical Center. Dr. Jack England opened his practice in 1991 and has since become the doctor of choice for nearly 30,000 people who have visited his medical center, which offers more than just urgent care. Plum Creek Medical Center offers family health, pediatric care and internal medicine, with pediatric IVs, X-rays and blood work all done in-house. It is enough to draw patients like Parker resident Anne Berk, who on one recent visit greeted her favorite doctor with a box of chocolates.

“He’s the best,” Berk said. “He doesn’t just treat you with medicine, he listened to me and let me take control of my own health.” Berk discovered Plum Creek Medical Center when her daughter interned at the clinic. On one recent day she was among the patients that kept three people at the front desk on the phone, with a steady stream of patients in the waiting room. The waiting room is where England displays a communityminded wall of fame, displaying News-Press Best of the Best awards dating back to 2007. England is supported by a staff

that includes his son, attorney John England, who netted an overwhelming number of votes when he was selected best attorney in Castle Rock. With the exception of a few pro bono clients, John England’s sole client is his father’s medical practice. “He keeps me out of trouble,” Jack England said with a smile. “I guess they just like us.”

Above: Dr. Jack England, left, and his son John England at Plum Creek Medical Center & Urgent Care in Castle Rock. Photo by Rhonda Moore

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Doctors Express

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Plum Creek Medical Center

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Doctors Express Urgent Care

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Urgent Care of Golden

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OnPoint Urgent Care

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Littleton Adventist

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Sky Ridge Medical Center

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After Hours Urgent Care, Thornton

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20 Mile Urgent Care

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Urgent Care of Colorado

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Rocky Mountain Urgent Care

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Brighton Ford

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HM Brown- Kyle Jensen

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Berkenkotter Motors

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Berkenkotter Motor

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Hoo Motors

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Hertz Car Sales

Dermal Fillers Hair Removal

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Automotive Avenues

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

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Centennial Leasing and Sales

Facial Aesthetics

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Brandon Automotive

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Automotive Avenues

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Don Massey Cadillac

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Pro Chrysler Jeep

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Mitchell Motor

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Rocky’s

Melinda C. O'Rourke, M.D.

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2013 Best of the Best VETERINARIAN CLINIC

CR DC

BEST VET CLINIC

Providing Compassionate Care and Supportive Communities for Seniors

Animal Care Center of Castle Pines 562 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Pines 303-688-3660 | www.animalcarectr.com

ViCtoriAn House

Animals cared for in Castle Pines

Adams County Animal Hospital

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Indian Tree Animal Hospital

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Academy Acres Animal Hospital

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Animal Care Center of Castle Pines

DC

Animal Care Center of Castle Pines

EC

TIE: Franktown Animal Hospital; Comanche

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care, and working hard to provide less invasive procedures to the animals and help them heal quicker. The rehab center is complete with a pool and underwater treadmill, and the vets on hand even perform acupuncture on the animals if deemed necessary. “We don’t compromise on medical standards ever,” James said. “Clients sometimes ask us to cut corners and we just won’t. We have programs designed for preventative care to help save money. We are constantly innovating and are always investing in the latest technology to provide the best for our clients.”

VETERINARIAN CLINIC AC

Thank you Parker for selecting CCAL the “Best of the Best” in Assisted Living Facilities

We invite you to learn how we are creating new opportunities for a quality life.

by Ryan Boldrey For the eighth time, the Animal Care Center of Castle Pines will be hanging a Best of the Best award in its waiting room. Not a bad way to celebrate 10 years of business. Established in March 2003 in Castle Rock by veterinarians Brooke James and Shawn Wayment, the practice has grown from a small two-room space with a pair of vets to a full-blown 8,000-square-foot facility with seven, soon to be nine, veterinarians. In addition to the general practice, the independent business has two surgical suites, three wet tables, two full-time groomers and a rehabilitation and wellness center. “It’s been a good ride,” said Jonathan James, owner of the wellness side of the operation. “This is a labor of love. There is not a lot of money being made being a veterinarian. They do it because they are passionate about helping people and their animals and providing great care. It’s really true of the staff that is here.” James said Animal Care Center prides itself on keeping up with the most advanced surgical equipment around, low-cost preventive

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Rocky Mountain Small Animal Hospital

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Academy Acres

LS

Dr. Bob’s Vet Shop

LT

Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Clinic

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Community Pet Hospital

PC

Franktown Animal Clinic

SP

Columbine Animal Hospital

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Alameda East

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Arvada Flats

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Green Mountain Veterinary

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2013 Best of the Best WEB DESIGN | WEIGHT LOSS CENTER | WESTERN STORE | WINDOW & SIDING SERVICE

WEB DESIGN

WEIGHT LOSS CENTER

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Whiteside’s Boots & Western

WINDOW & SIDING SERVICE

Weight Watchers

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High Country Western Wear

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Window World

AP

Weight Watchers

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Murdoch’s

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Discount Window & Siding

Table Mountain Web Design

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Weight Loss MD Cherry Creek

CR

Pinetree

CR

Glass Doctor

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Wicks Web Solutions, LLC.

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Metobolic Research Center

DC

Pinetree

DC

Lifetime Windows & Siding

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Ten Pound Gorilla

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Weight Loss MD Cherry Creek

EC

Murdoch’s

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Presidential Roofing

LT

Chrissy Morin Your Web Chick

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Curves of Golden

EH

Sheplers

EH

Advantage Windows & Sliding

PC

Impress Design

HR

Ideal Weight Loss Colorado

GT

The Clothes Mine

HR

Colorado Window Source

WS

Lomara Designs

LI

Body Wraps by Suddenly Slender

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Murdoch’s

LI

American Remodeling, Inc

Dynamick

LS

Fitness Revolution

LI

Murdoch’s

LS

WT

Conservation Construction

LT

Whole Health Center

LS

Rockmount Ranch Wear

LT

Colorado Widow Source

NS

CrossFit Surge

LT

The Wrangler Store

NS

Champion Windows

PC

Parker Med Spa

NS

Whiteside’s Boots & Western

PC

Presidential Roofing

SP

Body Wraps by Suddenly Slender

PC

Murdoch’s

SP

American Remodeling, Inc

WS

Athena Wellness

SP

Tac Shack

WS

Arvada West Dog Park

WT

Weigh and Win at Lutheran

WS

Murdoch’s

WT

Dan the Window Man

WW

La Bella Vita

WW

Whiteside’s Boots & Western

WW

Champion Windows

CR

GoPixel

EC

TIE: Jason Klinger; Chrissy Morin Your Web Chick

AC

GT

WESTERN STORE

Presidential Roofing and Restoration PresidentialRoofing.com

303-489-9988 Member Since 2003

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2013 Best of the Best WINE BAR | WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE

WINE BAR AP

Silver Vines

CC

Water 2 Wine

CR

Siena at the Courtyard

DC

Vines Wine Bar & Bistro

EH

Off The Vine Coffee & Wine Bar

GT

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar

HR

Water 2 Wine

LI

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar

LS

PF Chang’s

LT

Crú Wine Bar

NS

JJ’s Wine & Spirits

PC

Vines Wine Bar & Bistro

SP

Vines Wine Bar & Bistro

WS

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar

WT

Amici’s

WW

Wine & Cheese Bar

WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE AC

Women’s Health Group

AP

Westside Women’s Care

CC

Sky Ridge Medical Center

CR

Plum Creek Medical

DC

Plum Creek Medical

EH

Dr. Nancy Bowman

HR

Whole Health Center

LI

Dr. Nancy Bowman

LS

Lotus Bodyworks

LT

Whole Health Center

NS

Women’s Health Group

PC

Trio Wellness Center

SP

Women’s Wellness

WS

Kaiser

WT

Westside Women’s Care

DC PC SP

BEST WINE BAR

Vines Wine Bar & Bistro 19501 E. Main St., Parker 303-736-VINE | www.VinesWineBar.com

Atmosphere, choices rule at Vines Wine Bar

by Chris Michlewicz To some people, there is nothing more relaxing that tipping back a glass of wine with friends after a stressful day at work. The best place to do that in Parker, according to Colorado Community Media readers, is Vines Wine Bar & Bistro. Situated on one of the busiest corners in downtown Parker, Vines has become a destination since opening in August 2005. The outdoor patio is a huge attraction during the warm summer months, but customers can just as easily retreat from the heat by

cozying up on a couch in the air conditioning inside. Co-owners Teresa Engel and Tom Wasilchin say the atmosphere is Vines’ best asset, along with the nearly 80 different types of wines that can be ordered by the glass. Since taking ownership last year, Engel and Wasilchin did away with the light tapas menu and added full lunch and dinner menus. The Wednesday happy hour lasts all night and keeps the onduty portion of the 19-member staff busy.

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Dr. Lou Spinozzi, O.D. Serving the Parker area for over 30 years.

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Vines Wine Bar & Bistro continues to distinguish itself as more than just a bar and those who visit frequently can attest. Its tagline, ”A Gathering Place,” is meant as an invitation to the community to partake in the fun.

Above: Teresa Engel and Tom Wasilchin, co-owners of Vines Wine Bar & Bistro, have nabbed another Best of the Best award. The wine bar recently added full lunch and dinner menus. Photo by Chris Michlewicz

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BEST FITNESS CENTER

WORKOUT/ FITNESS CENTER

Fitness Revolution 12600 W. Cedar Drive, Lakewood 720-394-6737 | www.lakewoodfitnessrevolution.com

Getting fit is a hit at gym by Clarke Reader Bobby Zuniga knows exactly what it’s like to struggle with losing weight, and the challenges of finding a workout that fits each individual. A former college athlete who blew out his ankle, gained weight as a result and then worked hard to lose it, he knows what it takes. Zuniga has put his own experiences and insights into action at Fitness Revolution. The gym combines group workouts with personalized recommendations on the best way to lose weight and build muscle. “We offer small group train-

ing (around four to five people) and large group training (around eight to 12 people), but each person’s program is based on their personal goals,” Zuniga said. “Everyone has their own level of progression, and I want to make sure that no one is doing anything they shouldn’t be.” Everything at Fitness Revolution is based on how people move in the real world, Zuniga said. For each member, he does a personal screening to identify weaknesses in their movement pattern. From there, Zuniga implements corrective excercising, stretching and

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helps get the person working toward their goals. Zuniga said he found that group sessions tend to work better than just one-on-one sessions because of the support they provide. “Working out gets better when you have another three to nine people cheering you on and counting on you to show up — it helps motivate you,” he said. “It’s like happy hour, except you get your workout done instead.”

Above: Fitness Revolution owner Bobby Zuniga. Photo by Clarke Reader

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Fitness Revolution

AP

FAST, Fitness & Sports Training

CC

FXB Kickboxing - Colorado

CR

Village Fitness

DC

Lifetime Fitness

EH

CorePower Yoga

GT

Curves of Golden

HR

BackCountry CrossFit

LI

Ballet Physique

LS

Fitness Revolution

LT

F.I.T.

NS

Lady Fitness

PC

Lifetime Fitness

SP

Lifetime Fitness

WS

Apex Center

WT

Wheat Ridge Rec Center

WW

Planet Fitness

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AC

AC

Red Mango

AP

Bliss Frozen Yogurt

CC

Swirls Frozen Yogurt

CR

Smart Cow Yogurt Bar

DC

Swirls Frozen Yogurt

EH

COYO Coffee & Yogurt Lounge

GT

Goozell Yogurt and Coffee

HR

BTO Self Serve Frozen Yogurt

LI

Yogurtland

LS

Zinga’s

LT

Yogurtini

NS

Yogurt Yum

PC

Swirls Frozen Yogurt

SP

Gotcha Yogurt

WS

Smart Cow Yogurt Bar

WW

Yogurt Brothers

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2013 Best of the Best ADVERTISING INDEX

KEY: AC

Adams County Sentinel

AP

Arvada Press

CC

Centennial Citizen

CR

Castle Rock News-Press

DC

Douglas County News-Press

EC

Elbert County News

EH

Englewood Herald

GT

Golden/Foothills Transcript

Colorado Community Media is proud to present the Winners of the 2013 Best of the Best as voted by readers in 18 of our community publications.

HR

Highlands Ranch Herald

LI

Littleton Independent

LS

Lakewood Sentinel

CCM is a proud supporter of our local communities and ask that you support the Best of the Best winners in your local and neighboring communities.

LT

Lone Tree Voice

NS

Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel

PC

Parker Chronicle

Find more local advertisers online ShopLocalColorado.com

Adams County Sentinel

SP

South Platte Independent

WS

North Jeffco Westsider

WT

Wheat Ridge Transcript

WW

Westminster Window

Luke’s A Steak Place...............................................................29

Re/Max Elite - Joe Skalisky .................................................65

Mahnke Autobody..................................................................32

Re/Max Elite ........................................................................... 20

Adams County Fair ..................................................................21

Northwest Eye Center ..........................................................40

Rib City .....................................................................................24

Anythink Cafe ..........................................................................28

Oasis Day Spa ..........................................................................59

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34

Artistic Flowers and Gifts ................................................... 49

Patricia M. Nicolosi, D.D.S. .................................................. 58

Texas Roadhouse ....................................................................25

Children’s Outreach Project..................................................51

Paws ‘N’ Play .............................................................................31

The Yacht Club Salon.............................................................33

Funky Finds ...............................................................................22

Sooper Credit Union ..............................................................59

Whole Health Center................................................................ 2

Horizons North Credit Union..................................................9

The Yacht Club Salon.............................................................33

Papa Mazzotti’s ...................................................................... 54

Tigar Gymnastics .....................................................................21

Pro Chrysler Jeep ....................................................................55

Tommy Skul - Farmer’s Insurance......................................56

The Yacht Club Salon.............................................................33

Tyr Peterson Dentistry .......................................................... 41

AC

Arvada Press

Castle Rock News-Press

Animal Care Center of Castle Pines ................................. 68 Best Western Inn & Suites ....................................................51

Valente’s .....................................................................................12

AP

CR

Centennial CC Citizen

Bonaventure of Castle Rock ..................................................5 Bruce Fosdick, CPA................................................................ 43

Advantage Auto Repair of Parker ...................................... 16

Castle Rock Bike & Ski ..........................................................47

Aaark ........................................................................................6

Elk Mountain Brewing ...........................................................28

Castle Rock Eye Center .........................................................23

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities ...................35

Highlands Ranch Travel ....................................................... 20

Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation Services ................48

Chipeta ..................................................................................... 41

Parker Med Spa .............................................................12, 44

Chameleon Gymnastics .......................................................48

Coors Credit Union ................................................................ 50

Patricia M. Nicolosi, D.D.S. .................................................. 58

Crave Real Burger Castle Rock ..............................................4

Essence Laser & Wellness .................................................. 58

Paw Prints ..................................................................................17

Danza Dance ..............................................................................8

Helm Less Smith & Williams .............................................. 54

Pete’s Meat.............................................................................. 58

Douglas/Elbert Task Force .................................................. 42

Kwik Dry Clean Supercenter................................................23

Platte River Bar & Grill .........................................................48

Essence Health & Fitness.....................................................56

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CR

Castle Rock News-Press (continued)

EH

Englewood Herald

Paw Prints ..................................................................................17 Pearl Vision..................................................................................4

First Bank ...................................................................................51

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc .........................................57

Rhapsody Performing Arts Center ....................................33

Glow Comprehensive Dentistry ........................................ 45

Colorado Utility Vehicles .......................................................61

Re/Max Professionals - Simonson Team .........................15

Gregston Orthodontics .........................................................24

Dr. Elizabeth Dunkleberger DDS, PC .................................29

Romano’s.................................................................................. 42

H&M Transmission ................................................................ 43

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

Salsa Brava ................................................................................ 11

Highlands Ranch Travel ....................................................... 20

Highlands Ranch Travel ....................................................... 20

Silpada .....................................................................................37

Medved Autoplex ...................................................................13

Patricia M. Nicolosi, D.D.S. .................................................. 58

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34

Metabolic Research ...............................................................65

Trompeau Bakery ................................................................... 30

The Law Center ..........................................................................9 Timbuk Toys ............................................................................ 20

Pegasus Restaurant ................................................................17 Plum Creek Medical ................................................................31 Re/Max Alliance - Castle Rock ...........................................52

Golden GT Transcript

Twiss Dental .............................................................................53 Whole Health Center ................................................................ 2

Re/Max Alliance - Tom Calhoun .......................................44

Baby Doe’s Clothing.................................................................. 7

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34

Bob’s Atomic Burgers............................................................ 19

Snobs ......................................................................................51

Coors Credit Union ................................................................ 50

Tails Up .................................................................................... 20

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant........................................... 41

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc .........................................57

MetLife - Ted Manzanares, MBA, CLTC ...........................47

Golden Chamber of Commerce...........................................12

Elements Therapeutic Massage........................................ 54

TMG Photography ..................................................................10

Golden Hotel ............................................................................39

Firehouse Subs ........................................................................27

Wind & Water Salon and Spa .............................................26

Golden Real Estate .................................................................... 3

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

Golden Sweets ........................................................................36

Highlands Ranch Travel ....................................................... 20

Goozell Yogurt ............................................................................4

Littleton’s Woodlawn Floral ................................................39

DC

Douglas County News-Press

LI

Littleton Independent

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

Patricia M. Nicolosi, D.D.S. .................................................. 58

Advantage Auto Repair of Parker ...................................... 16

Patricia M. Nicolosi, D.D.S. .................................................. 58

Platte River Bar & Grill .........................................................48

Animal Care Center of Castle Pines ................................. 68

Rejuvenate Skin Care .............................................................38

Rib City .....................................................................................24

City Bark Parker.......................................................................33

Sindt Law Offices....................................................................... 3

Romancing The Bean ............................................................38

Dr. Spinozzi - Great Vision ....................................................61

Table Mountain Web Design ..............................................40

Romano’s.................................................................................. 42

Elk Mountain Brewing ...........................................................28

The Clothes Mine ...................................................................52

Texas Roadhouse ....................................................................25

Oakwood Dental ..................................................................... 18

The Silver Horse .....................................................................44

Parker Med Spa .............................................................12, 44

LS

Lakewood Sentinel

Plum Creek Medical ................................................................31

Highlands Ranch HR Herald

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities ...................35

Re/Max Elite ........................................................................... 20

100% Chiropractic ................................................................. 16

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc .........................................57

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34

Arts on Fire ...............................................................................29

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit ............................................................... 7

Tagawa Garden Center & Florist ........................................65

Backcountry Crossfit ................................................................8

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

Vines Wine ............................................................................... 14

BTO Frozen Yogurt .................................................................33

White Fence Farm......................................................................8

Peak View Dental - Jennifer Sibo, DDS ........................... 66

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc .........................................57

EC

Elbert County News

Colorado Window Source .................................................... 16 Crave Real Burger Highlands Ranch .................................33

LT

Lone Tree Voice

Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation Services ................48

Dermatology & Laser Institute ..........................................44

Bellagio Nail Spa .....................................................................36

Commerce Mortgage ............................................................32

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit ............................................................... 7

Carmines Pizza & Pasta ....................................................... 49

Elk Mountain Brewing ...........................................................28

Dr. Elizabeth Dunkleberger DDS, PC .................................29

Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc .........................................57

Jenny West, Certified Massage ..........................................56

Festive Coffee Cup ....................................................................8

DC Farmers Insurance - Samuel C. Smith........................32

Parker Med Spa .............................................................12, 44

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

Debi Haning - Coldwell Banker ..........................................23

Patricia M. Nicolosi, D.D.S. .................................................. 58

Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce ........................15

Dermatology & Laser Institute ..........................................44

Pete’s Meat.............................................................................. 58

Highlands Ranch Family Acupuncture ............................ 49

Dr. John Ahern, D.D.S., P.C. ....................................................12

Plum Creek Medical ................................................................31

Highlands Ranch Travel ....................................................... 20

For Every Season ...................................................................25

Presidential Roofing..............................................................60

John Holly’s Asian Bistro / Little Holly’s Asian Cafe..... 14

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

Re/Max Elite - Joe Skalisky .................................................65

Karlin Orthodontics................................................................26

Highlands Ranch Travel ....................................................... 20

Re/Max Elite ........................................................................... 20

OnPoint Urgent Care .............................................................37

John Holly’s Asian Bistro / Little Holly’s Asian Cafe..... 14

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34

Ooo La La Nails.........................................................................15

Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce .....................................38

2013 Best of the Best ADVERTISING INDEX

LT

Lone Tree Voice (continued)

Best of the Best Real Estate Agent 2004 thru 2013

Lone Tree Vet Med Center ................................................... 19 Paw Prints ..................................................................................17

Expert in Douglas and Elbert County Foreclosures, Short Sales, Relocations, Investments & More

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34 Timbuk Toys ............................................................................ 20 Whole Health Center................................................................ 2

NS

Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel

Adams County Travel.............................................................28

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Anythink Cafe ..........................................................................28 Artistic Flowers and Gifts ................................................... 49 Atlanta Bread ...........................................................................25 Big City Burrito ....................................................................... 46 City Of Thornton .....................................................................10 Colorado Home Mortgages, Inc .........................................57 Firehouse Subs ........................................................................27 Gymnastics Unlimited ...........................................................27

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Horizons North Credit Union..................................................9 Keller Williams - Team Seibel ............................................ 50 Martinizing Dry Cleaners ..................................................... 18

Parker • Castle Rock • Elizabeth

Northglenn Heights ...............................................................28 Patricia M. Nicolosi, D.D.S. .................................................. 58 Primrose School - Thornton .................................................15 Pro Chrysler Jeep ....................................................................55 Windstone Acupuncture .........................................................4

PC

Parker Chronicle

A & J Mobile Detailing ..........................................................39

www.ParkerOrthodontics.com

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Advantage Auto Repair of Parker ...................................... 16

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Allegro Music............................................................................61 City Bark Parker.......................................................................33 Commerce Mortgage ............................................................32

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Dr. John Ahern, D.D.S., P.C. ....................................................12

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Dr. Spinozzi - Great Vision ....................................................61

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Elk Mountain Brewing ...........................................................28 Heritage Pet Grooming .........................................................62 Highlands Ranch Travel ....................................................... 20 James T. Anest, P.C. ................................................................55 Jenny West, Certified Massage ..........................................56 Parker Heating & Air Conditioning....................................22 Parker Med Spa .............................................................12, 44 Parker Orthodontics...............................................................65 Pete’s Meat.............................................................................. 58

Thanks for Voting us BEST of the BEST! You can Garden During the Drought! We have the plants and tools to help you follow the rules.

Plants - Gardening Supplies Indoor Gardening - Gifts - Local Foods

The Market (produce, local food & art) at Tagawa Gardens Fridays 10-2, June 28 through Sept. 27

Plum Creek Medical ................................................................31 Presidential Roofing..............................................................60 Re/Max Elite - Joe Skalisky .................................................65 Re/Max Elite ........................................................................... 20

Celebrating 31 years of Garden Ins-purr-ations

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PC

Parker Chronicle (continued)

Oasis Day Spa ..........................................................................59 Sooper Credit Union ..............................................................59

WW

Westminster Window

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34

Santeramo’s Pizza ...................................................................31

Aaark ........................................................................................6

Tagawa Garden Center & Florist ........................................65

The Glo Car Wash...................................................................36

Aar River Gallery .................................................................... 43

Texas Roadhouse ....................................................................25

The Yacht Club Salon.............................................................33

Adams County Travel.............................................................28

Victorian House ......................................................................59

Valente’s .....................................................................................12

Artistic Flowers and Gifts ................................................... 49

Wheat Ridge WT Transcript

Children’s Outreach Project..................................................51

Atlanta Bread ...........................................................................25

Vines Wine ............................................................................... 14

SP

South Platte Independent

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit ............................................................... 7

Anthony M’s Vision In Gold ................................................ 49

Fred Astaire Dance Studio ...................................................67

Chatfieled Stables, Inc ......................................................... 30

Avenue Consignment Boutique .........................................55

Gymnastics Unlimited ...........................................................27

City Bark Parker.......................................................................33

Blu Iron Photography ............................................................ 19

Keller Williams - Team Seibel ............................................ 50

Elk Mountain Brewing ...........................................................28

Coors Credit Union ................................................................ 50

Pedroza Heating & Cooling .................................................37 Radiant Lighting......................................................................32

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

Essence Laser & Wellness .................................................. 58

Platte River Bar & Grill .........................................................48

Hampden Auto Body .............................................................52

The Glo Car Wash...................................................................36

Sky Ridge Medical Center ................................................... 34

John’s Chicago Style BBQ ....................................................47

The Yacht Club Salon.............................................................33

Tagawa Garden Center & Florist ........................................65

LF Insurance Group ................................................................62

Valente’s .....................................................................................12

Vines Wine ............................................................................... 14

Luke’s A Steak Place...............................................................29

Wally’s Quality Meats ..........................................................40

Right Coast Pizza................................................................... 50

North Jeffco WS Westsider

Teller Street Gallery & Studio ..............................................21 The Yacht Club Salon.............................................................33

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities ...................35

Tigar Gymnastics .....................................................................21

Essence Laser & Wellness .................................................. 58

Timbuk Toys ............................................................................ 20

Congratulations to the

Kwik Dry Clean Supercenter................................................23

Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival ........................................22

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