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35 2013 Style Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

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t’s October and it’s time to get going. Holiday advertising reared it’s head LAST month—that’s right, people saw a gingerbread man touting store layaway programs and toy outlets publicizing hot holiday musthaves on air in September—all while many of us were still in swimsuits by the pool contemplating our Halloween costumes. I guess the hope for higher sales this holiday season (a figure that accounts for approximately 20 percent of all annual retail activity), is pushing merchants to roll up their sleeves and get competitive with a not-so-subliminal campaign message: “The earlier the better.” To top it off, this year there are only 25 days between Christmas and Black Friday (November 29). Last year, we had 32 days—five full weekends for credit-card-debt building; this year we’ve got just four weekends to do the damage. Luckily, this month Style has a few strategies to bolster your 2013 gifting game plan. Firstly, ahem, and without further ado, we present Style Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards with page after page of the area’s most favorite people, places, businesses and much more, all voted for by you, the readers! You will see there’s a category for just about everything, which makes for a handy list of possible places to patronize as you fill your sleigh this October and November (remember, the earlier the better because holiday shopping in December is just unheard of these days). People practically get whiplash if you dare say you haven’t finished your list by December. Disclaimer: If you are a shamed last minute shopper like me, don’t miss our December issue’s “Holiday Gift Guide” for instant ideas you can find locally. Secondly—both in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to aid in the accrual of amazing stocking stuffers—turn the page to this month’s FYI where you’ll find “The 10 Spot” complete with 10 purposeful (and pretty cool) products to make the month (and the holidays) pinker for everyone; when you purchase any of these items you will be contributing to the effort to kick breast cancer to the curb. Speaking of the curb, what about Thanksgiving? I almost forgot, just like everyone else on the fast track to tinsel tidings. One of my most favorite holidays, Turkey Day, is a time to savor your family’s finest food with cheer and appreciation for all. Since sharing is the name of the game on this day of feasts, we at Style hope you will help make our November issues even more bountiful. Send us (to info@ your favorite holiday recipe, a family photo, and a few words for what you are most thankful for this year…do it now! The final deadline is technically October 4, but we’re generous here and will allow a little leeway. Soon the days will shorten, crumbs of pumpkin pie will be all that’s left and the last smelly candle will be swiped from an empty shelf, right before your eyes…it’s game time! Until next month, shop smart, buy local…and check out our community’s winners on the way. — Desiree

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PACK A PUNCH Ring in the holiday season with a dash of Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach Holiday Punch—and spice up the cool nights with a Raspberry Peach Hot Toddy, also from Grand Marnier. We’ve got the recipes for these two fabulously festive thirst quenchers in just a few clicks of the mouse.

DECORATE WITH YOUR SENSES When you think about it, chances are your favorite room in the home evokes positive emotions by appealing to one or more of the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell or touch. Explore your options with award-winning interior designer Kerrie Kelly’s tips for refreshing room make-overs.

GIVE BACK With the holiday season upon us, take some time to share with your children the gift of giving. Spread good cheer by volunteering together at any of these local area shelters. Click to find the list.

PLAYING HOOKY? The little one coming down with something? If absence from school is the doctor’s order, you’ll be ready to make the time go by smoother with these fun, educational and not-tooactive activities. And if you’re the one who’s sick, we’ve got something for you, too.

DRINK YOUR DINNER It’s time for a new cocktail— try a nice adult concoction at your next home happy hour…sans the sugar. In lieu of the Cosmo, opt for a Beetle Juice—a beet infused cocktail that will have you on board with book, Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry (Ulysses Press, 2013, $16.95), which “shakes, stirs and strains 100 hardhitting distilled delights.” This month also enjoy the new cookbook’s recipes for the Winter Squash and Warm Cardigan mixed beverages.


Great Shows. Up Close! 2013–14 Season of Performing Arts Has Begun! Bellydance Superstars DanZara “Sheer genius!” (Village Voice). A distinctive fusion of Tribal, Egyptian, and Cabaret styles of dance that transports the audience to a distant time and place, while ushering this ancient art form into the present. The brainchild of Miles Copeland, former manager of Sting and The Police. Mon, Oct 14; 7:30 pm

Ma-lama Ko Aloha

An evening from the islands with Hawaiian slack key master Keola Beamer, Native American flutist/nine time Grammy-nominee R. Carlos Nakai, jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer and hula master Moanalani Beamer. Wed, Oct 9; 7:30 pm

“Touching and exuberant” (Associated Press). This Broadway musical takes a journey through Johnny Cash’s storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry. Fri, Oct 18; 8 pm / Sat, Oct 19; 2 & 8 pm Sun, Oct 20; 2 pm

Peter Nero

This country’s major touring classical theater, founded in 1972 by the legendary John Houseman, performs Shakespeare’s masterful tragedy Hamlet. Wed, Oct 16; 7 pm

The Elvis of four different eras are brought to life on stage through the big hits and lesser known gems of The King’s repertoire. Mon, Oct 7; 7 pm Tue, Oct 8; 2 & 7 pm

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Witty, brilliant and prolific, Peter Nero has released 68 albums and performed with Rod Stewart and Mel Torme. The Gershwin Project: Tue, Nov 12; 7:30 pm Classic Connections: Wed, Nov 13; 7:30 pm

Vivian Lee Quartet A Tribute to Billie Holliday A holiday tribute to one of the most storied figures in jazz by the vocalist called “best jazz diva” by Sacramento Magazine. Fri, Nov 22; 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 23; 2 & 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 24; 2 pm




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OCTOBER 2013 Publishers Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple Executive Editor Desiree Patterson Managing Editor Megan Wiskus Editorial Interns Nelli Badikyan, Jamila B. Khan, Jazmin White, Alyssa Wong Contributing Writers Amanda Anderson, Jerrie Beard, Abigail Blank, Morgan Cásarez, Amber Foster, Tina Helm, Rachel Lopez, Tom Mailey, Audrey Medina, Jenn Thornton, Kirsten Vernon Art Director Gary Zsigo Graphic Designers George Kenton Design, 760.285.0686, Lesley Miller, Aaron Roseli Staff Photographer Dante Fontana Contributing Photographer Justin Buettner 916.220.0159, Webmaster Ken White, Ixystems Advertising Director Debra Linn, 916.988.9888 x 114 Advertising Sales Representatives Eric R. Benson, 916.988.9888 x112 Bruna DeLacy, 916.988.9888 x118 Reg Holliday, 916.337.5107 Joanne Kilmartin, 916.607.9360 Lisa Warner/Warner Enterprises, 530.306.2011 Karen Wehr, 916.988.9888 x116 Advertising/Media Administration Doug Wuerth, 916.988.9888 x117 Social Media Maven Aimee Carroll Accounting Manager Kathleen Hurt Office Assistant Cathy Carmichael, Brenna McGowan Customer Service Associate Jarrod Carroll

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n August 20, Music in the Mountains (MIM) appointed Peter Nowlen to the role of artistic advisor. In his new position, Nowlen will guide the artistic planning of the 2014 season, including the appointment of guest conductors for the 2014 SummerFest, and work intimately with MIM Choral Director Ryan Murray...Congrats to Latrobe resident Peter Southworth, who was recently named deputy secretary and general counsel at the California State Transportation Agency (CSTA) by Governor Jerry Brown. Southworth will be coordinating all of the legal departments in the new agency, with the exception of the High Speed Rail Authority and the California Transportation Commission, which are independent entities... The Delta Blood Bank—a non-profit community blood bank with 55 years serving San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras and El Dorado Counties—is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Red Cross...The Food Bank of El Dorado County and California Emergency Foodlink are partnering together for a free farmers’ market-style distribution at the Placerville Veterans Memorial Building (430 Placerville Drive) on October 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Goods distributed will include produce, bread and pastries. For more info, call 530-621-9950...Marshall Hospital Auxiliary is looking for a new crop of volunteers. On October 16, prospective members (must be 21 years of age or older and willing to travel and serve at Marshall Hospital facilities in Placerville and Cameron Park) will learn about the Auxiliary and its services. For more details, call Linda at 530-622-4823...Are you a grandparent, other relative or close family friend raising a child because the birth parents cannot? Lilliput Children’s Services is a non-profit program designed to help you in “navigating through services, provide supportive services and to strengthen your family.” For more information, call 916-941-8799...The El Dorado County Family Caregiver Support program offers meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center (990 Lassen Lane) from 5:30-7 p.m.; free respite care is available to qualified caregivers. For more details, call 530-621-6151...The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency invites you to attend its “Yes I Can” workshops on the fourth Thursday of each month (October 24) at the Placerville Senior Center (937 Spring Street); workshops last from 10-11:45 a.m. For more details, call 530-621-6369...Quality theater isn’t just found on Broadway! The Imagination Theater received 11 Elly Award nominations for all of their productions for 2012-2013, including three for Run for Your Wife. In other Imagination Theater news, on October 5 from 2:30-6:30 p.m., bring your acting chops for the playhouse’s production of You Can’t Take It With You. Auditions will be held in the El Dorado Fairgrounds’ organ room. For more details, visit The theater is also searching for instrumental talent for its production of Les Misérables. For available positions, call Jeff at 530-622-7893...The El Dorado County Activities program will be trekking to San Diego from November 17-21! For more details, including trip fees and activities, or to reserve your spot, call Star at 530-621-6255...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Thanksgiving feature! — Compiled by Jamila B. Khan

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Sean McCartney

Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Slow down and enjoy life…it’s a good ride! Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Talking to people. Q: Are you high or low maintenance? A: I would say low, but my wife may disagree. Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: My father. Q: What are you most proud of? A: My family. I’ve been married to my beautiful wife, Lizzy, for the past 13 years; we have three-and-a-half-year-old twin girls named Kate and Emmy and a one-and-a-half-year-old named Liam.

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even learn to play a musical instrument. Club kids also participate in community outreach activities, such as picking up trash or feeding the homeless. McCartney knows firsthand the positive impact such a program can make on a child’s life, so he works hard to raise funds to help all children—regardless of their financial situation—become club members. “We want to make all kids feel special,” he shares. More than anything, he enjoys making a positive impact in their lives, and he hopes his own children (when they’re old enough, of course!) will also become club kids someday, thereby continuing the McCartney family tradition. — Amber Foster

FAVORITES Author/writer: John Grisham Escape: Hawaii Guilty pleasure: Air Supply songs Meal in town: Fried chicken at The Independent Movie: Top Gun Musician/band: Willie Nelson Place to buy a gift, locally: Placerville Hardware Local nonprofit: Boys and Girls Club Saying: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”— Abraham Lincoln

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ean McCartney might properly be called a lifelong member of the Boys and Girls Club of America ( His father was the director of a club in Tracy, and from a young age McCartney would tag along and help out with the after-school program. He soon found his niche with the other “club kids,” playing basketball and learning many of the leadership skills that would later serve him well as executive director of the Western Slope Boys and Girls Club. A proud father of three, McCartney is passionate about providing kids with a safe after-school environment, a place where they can get help with their homework, do physical activities, or

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FALL IS IN THE AIR, WHICH MEANS THERE ARE FESTIVITIES AND FUN GALORE IN CAMERON PARK! On October 9 at the Community Center from 2-6 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of health and wellness vendors, new products and a variety of options to improve your quality of life at the Health Expo. The little ones (ages 2-12) won’t want to miss the Halloween Carnival & Pumpkin Patch on October 19 at Cameron Park Lake from 1:30-4 p.m. Put their costumes on and enjoy an afternoon of Halloween fun, including old-fashioned carnival games, prizes, pumpkins and more. Youth Basketball signups are currently being taken for grades 1-12—don’t miss out on this year’s season. Applications for artists and crafters are being accepted for the Christmas Craft Faire, which will be held on November 23 at the Community Center. Events for seniors this month include “Learn about Medicare and Medicare Supplements” on October 3 from 10-11:30 a.m.; the free Coffee, Tea and Friends program (topic is “Health Questions,” where an herbalist/consultant will answer questions about health) on October 8 from 10-11:30 a.m.; a senior movie on October 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; an Aging Well series featuring “Age is Not Numbers” on October 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. and “Area Agency on Aging” on October 29 from 1011:30 a.m.; plus bridge on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings, mahjong on the second and fourth Wednesday afternoons, and a game day (sponsored by the Cameron Park Newcomers Club) on October 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Try a new or returning class! For the young at heart, ballet, hula, theater, ukulele, Spanish, guitar, taekwondo, gymnastics, tumbling/trampoline, cooking, FUNdamental volleyball and bird watching classes are available. Those a little older can choose from fly fishing, dog obedience, basic guitar, babysitting, gardening, hunter safety, cooking and various CPR classes. Dance classes—including foxtrot, mambo/ salsa, hula, ballet at the barre and Zumba—plus tai chi, ping pong, “Light and Easy Exercise for Seniors” and yoga round out the adult activities. — Tina Helm To view a complete listing of all activities and events, visit or call the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231. 12 - October 2013

How should I prepare for my wedQ: ding trial day? What questions should I make sure to ask my hairdresser? Just like a wedding rehearsal, a bridal hair trial is absolutely necessary for beautiful wedding day hair. • Make sure to allow enough time for your appointment, say 60-90 minutes. • Bring pictures: Be sure to look for pictures with hair texture and color that are similar to your own. • Come with your hair clean and dry. • Wear a shirt with a neckline and color that are similar to your dress—you’ll be able to see how your hairstyle will fall on or around it. • Be open to suggestions and working with your stylist to find the best look! As for specific questions, ask the following: • What exactly is a trial session and how is it different from a consultation? • When should I book my trial? • How much time should I plan for the trial? • How should I arrive? —Cierra Neeley, Stylist/Owner Prestige House Of Beaute 437 Main Street, Placerville 530-303-3544


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game show) themes are popular with preteens. For an all-girls party, you can’t beat letting them dress up in sparkly clothes, doing their hair, participating in a runway show, and singing and dancing to the latest tween music. For boys, coed and the not-so-girly girls, a game show themed party, like our Minute to Win It bash, offers high energy, hilarious games that are grown up enough so not to make them feel like they’re at a little kids party (very important at this age group). Since kids (even the boys) love to dance, it’s always great to end a birthday party with loud music! —Kim Wells The Birthday Bash 4818 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 8 El Dorado Hills, 916-358-8810

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ouble, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and caldron bubble! The annual Downtown Placerville Spooktacular will stir up a particularly fantastic event on October 31, where Main Street will transform into a magical place of costumes and candy. The Placerville Downtown Association, the City of Placerville, Placerville’s Active 20/30 Club and the Placerville Lions Club will all come together to create a safe family environment of fun and frivolity. More than 500 trick-or-treaters will start the evening on Placerville’s historic Main Street, where stores will stay open late for little goblins from 4-6 p.m. Families with children ages 10 and under are invited to the children’s carnival at Town Hall from 4-6 p.m.; free games, prizes and treats will all be provided, thanks to the Placerville Lions Club. Everyone will enjoy the DJ’s family-friendly beat, live from the Bell Tower. At 6:10 p.m., the costume contest will kick off around the Bell Tower. Remember, creativity counts! Placerville’s Active 20/30 Club will award prizes for the best costumes in all age groups: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-17 and adults. Grand prizes will be awarded for best overall costumes as well. Bring your friends and family for a fab-boo-lous time at the Downtown Placerville Spooktacular! — Amanda Anderson Portions of Main Street will be closed from 3-8 p.m.; parking will be available at the downtown parking garage and various City lots. For more information, call the Placerville Recreation Department at 530-642-5232 or visit

foodie find Fast Wok


’ll admit that I’ve never quite gotten the hang of eating with chopsticks, but when the craving for Chinese food is at bay, not even that can stand in the way. Off the beaten path in a Cameron Park shopping center sits Fast Wok. I took a chance at trying this place for the first time— and discovered a cozy, classic eatery. Beef, being one of my favorites, had me hankering for the Combo Dish, featuring rice and chow mein with broccoli beef and Mongolian beef, both made with carrots, onions and peppers. In the art of Chinese cooking, food is judged for color, aroma, taste and texture, and Fast Wok would make the judges proud. Personally, I enjoy when the dishes include a nice balance of meat and vegetables. At Fast Wok, they definitely balance well; what’s more, the portions are large, and they offer tasty specials at good prices. As I finished my meal and headed out with my fortune cookie, the message was clear: “You will continue to take chances and be glad you did.” Fast Wok, 2650 Cameron Park Drive, Suite 120, Cameron Park, 530-676-5306. — Nelli Badikyan 14 - October 2013

the10 spot Breast Cancer Awareness Products Retail therapy takes on new meaning when the purchase goes towards kicking breast cancer to the curb. In honor of BCA month, we share 10 of our favorite products; go ahead, make this month pinker and more purposeful than ever! 1. Notecards by local artist Mya Louw, $15 for nine (all proceeds go to Placer Breast Cancer Endowment) at 2. Kelli’s Pink Ribbon Cookie, $2.50 each (20% of proceeds benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment) at Kelli’s Best Cookies in Roseville, 3 Acure Organics Shampoo and Conditioner, $9.99 each ($1 per bottle goes to Bright Pink) at Whole Foods in Roseville and Folsom, 4. jane iredale Bright Future Mirrored Compact, $30 (all proceeds go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer) at shop.janeiredale. com. 5. OPI’s Pink of Hearts (Pink-ing of You & More than a Glimmer polishes and pink ribbon & crystal decals), $15.95 (in 2013, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen) at ULTA in Roseville and Folsom, 6. Power of Pink Bracelet, $50 ($10 goes to Sutter Hospital’s Breast Health Center) at Brighton Collectibles in Roseville, brighton. com. 7.

Oakley Commit Breast Cancer Awareness Edition Sunglasses, $160 ($20 goes to Young Survival Coalition) at Bicycles Plus in Folsom,


Pink Ribbon Martini, $8 at Fat’s Asia Bistro ($1 goes to the American Cancer Society) in Roseville and Folsom, fatsbistro. com.

9. Pink Ribbon Mikuni T-Shirt, $25 (all proceeds go to Sutter Hospital’s Breast Cancer Navigator program) at Mikuni Sushi in Roseville, Sacramento and Tahoe, 10. The Art of Real Food by Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny, $29.95 (all proceeds go to Placer Breast Cancer Endowment) at — Megan Wiskus

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CARE BEGINS WITH ME Join Dignity Health to discover the newest in women’s health, lifestyle and beauty at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. Popular “Momastery” blogger Glennon Doyle Melton will be a guest speaker, and attendees will receive a swag bag with gifts. The night begins at 5 p.m. For more details, visit



HONOR OUR TROOPS SPAGHETTI FEED FUNDRAISER Join the El Dorado County Association of Realtors at the Diamond Springs Fire Department Memorial Hall (501 Pleasant Valley Road) from 4-9 p.m. Eats and drinks will include spaghetti, bread, dessert, local wine and beer. Proceeds will support the care packages sent to El Dorado County-based military service people serving in war zones. For more details, visit


ART AND WINE TASTING Support services offered at the Community Resource Center by sampling local wines and checking out the talent of local artists. Fundraiser will be held at Lakehills Church in El Dorado Hills from 6:30-9 p.m. For more details, call Dana at 530-642-2154.





SONJA HAMILTON RECEPTION Art on the Divide Gallery is pleased to announce that Sonja Hamilton, awardwinning watercolorist (noted for her fluid, concise paintings—whether landscapes, seascapes or flowers) will be the gallery’s guest artist for October. Reception begins at 1 p.m. For more details, visit


From 4-8 p.m., head to the American Legion Hall in Placerville for a full lobster dinner, live music and raffle prizes. Proceeds will help repair and restore the Episcopal Church of Our Savior. Dine in or carry out. To purchase tickets, visit




ART & WINE FESTIVAL More than 30 foothill wineries will offer samples inside merchant locations on Historic Main Street in Placerville. Many local artists will be featured in the galleries; “Banners on Parade,” a community art project, will be displayed on Main Street and sold during the silent auction that evening. The fun begins at 6 p.m. For more details, visit



Put on your costumes and come down to Cameron Park Lake for an afternoon of Halloween fun! The event, lasting from 1:30-4 p.m., will feature old-fashioned carnival games with prizes, a pumpkin patch maze, crafts, costume parade, food, refreshments and more. Dress your dog for the pet parade and costume contest sponsored by EDDOG. For more details, visit

Historic Main Street merchants will provide goodies to trick-or-treaters in a safe, fun environment; stick around for the costume contest and carnival. The festivities will last from 4-6 p.m. For more details, visit

For even more events happening in our area, log on to our website: stylemg. com and click on Calendar. And, be sure to check out our Blog! Send your events to

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Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents the first event of its Creative Series, featuring three New York Times bestselling authors— James Rollins, John Lescroart and Allison Brennan—discussing their inspirations at the Folsom Community Center. The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include lunch; proceeds benefit disadvantaged children and seniors in El Dorado County. To learn more, visit

MORE EVENTS Through October 27 – Hilda’s Haunted Hilltops Halloween Retirement Home or Remember the Golden Fool. You don’t need to choose between fright and fantasy in this month’s selection of plays presented by the Olde Coloma Theatre. Shows are every Friday and Saturday night, with an occasional matinee. For show times and tickets, visit October 1 & 10 – Sew 4 Vets. Cut, sort and sew to support those who serve our country on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month at the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, visit October 5 – Tech Trek Scholarship Fundraiser. The Foothills of El Dorado County Branch of the American Association of University Women presents their “Tech Trek” math and science camp—which assists young women in the pursuit of their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The scholarship luncheon takes place at Park Community Church in Shingle Springs (3901 Wild Chaparral Road) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, call Kathy at 530-642-8511. October 11 & 20 – Women’s Stories: California’s True Gold. The Placerville Shakespeare Club presents a program reflecting the rich past of El Dorado County’s women. Character vignettes will portray the experiences, hardships and challenges pioneer women faced. Performances take place at the Shakespeare Clubhouse in Placerville; doors open at 6 p.m. For more details, visit October 12 – Winterfest: A Party in the Pines. Come enjoy beer, wine, food, raffles, give-away prizes, music and more at Dragonfly Acres Barn (2560 Crystal Springs Road in Pollock Pines) from 4-8 p.m. All proceeds will help support and promote the community of Pollock Pines. For tickets, visit October 18 – “One Night” Gold Country Benefit Event. The community is invited to enjoy an unforgettable party benefiting the Folsom Lake College Foundation. Strolling entertainers, a cocktail reception, a sitdown dinner and a performance of the Johnny Cash-themed musical Ring of Fire are just some of the night's features, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Harris Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit October 19 – Dueling Chefs in the Vineyard. Watch, taste and learn as two of Sacramento’s hottest chefs prepare dishes to pair with David Girard Vineyard’s wines. Reception begins on David Girard’s Galleria patio at 5 p.m.; the sit-down portion starts at 6 p.m. For tickets, visit October 19-20 – 30th Annual Rock & Gem Show. Find 45 dealers featuring worldwide varieties of minerals, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils and more at the El Dorado Fairgrounds. Watch free jewelry demonstrations and enjoy seeing more than 40 displays. Kids will love the free rocks and their own special activities. Show lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more details, visit October 24-26 – Used Book Sale. Support Friends of the Library and the El Dorado Hills Branch Library by taking home a few great reads. Friday’s “Early Bird Presale” will last from 5-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday sales will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details, visit October 26 – First Annual Harvest Carnival at Placerville Main Library. This night of fun will include games, a bounce house and special prizes, and will help support the library's children's programs. Bring the whole family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn about advance ticket purchase discounts, call 530-621-5547. October 26 – Creating A Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard. Presented by Sierra Wildlife Rescue, this class will teach attendees how to attract birds, butterflies and other animals to their backyards . The class takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the SWR’s Wildlife Center (3030 Newtown Road in Placerville). To RSVP, call Barbara at 530-621-2650.  

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outtakes SIXTH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: DREAM THE DREAM El Dorado Fairgrounds, Placerville, August 16 Photos by Diana Erickson.

SECOND ANNUAL WINE IN THE VINES FUNDRAISER Sierra Vista Winery, Placerville, August 3 Photos by Wanda Demarest and Gerald Lillpop.

Gerald Lillpop, Joan Reeves and Brian Reeves

Sandy Honigsberg and Dan Snow

Singin’ 4 Supper (Tom Leffler, Margrit Petrovsky, Jo Cain-Stiles and Orvin Lambert)

Marlene Morrison, Arleene Huffman, Sandy Curtis, Bille Feuerhelm, Wendy Thomas and Meredith Koch

Grace Salvestrin and Samantha Garaygay work at the silent auction

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Kate Barba and Jeri Christopher

Kelsi Havercroft and Charlize Garaygay


Fire dance

Shingle Springs Rancheria August 24 Photos by Tom Paniagua.

Gary and Rose Marie


Sergei and Carmen

Red Hawk Casino, Placerville, August 18 Photos by Russell Reyes, Red Hawk Casino.

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One of the many tribes at the event dances

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A father helps his daughter shimmy up a pole

Top row (L to R): Matt Huckabay and Barbara Bossun; bottom row (L to R): Kailey Hull and Native Americans perform a tribal dance Buck Lewis

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thearts and culture, and I am simply hooked on creating artistic images that emphasize these design features. In addition, I enjoy accentuating a vehicle’s intended purpose. For example, along with making a racing vehicle look good, I strive to make it appear to be moving, with power and purpose. MC: Why did you choose photography as your medium? PH: Next to actual racing, being at races to take photos is simply one of the most fun things I can do with my time. MC: What is the most challenging aspect of being a photographer? PH: Dealing with variable light and exposure is, hands down, the most challenging aspect of photography for me.

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hil Hamilton of RPM Photo Art says he’s always been interested in photography, but it took a combination of community college classes, investing in the right equipment, and plenty of good ol’ fashioned practice to bring his passion to life. “Wise advice I have both received and realized on my own is to ‘let things flow,’” he shares. “In a way, I need to get out of my own way to let the artistic work get out.” Hamilton, who takes digital images of vehicles and merges them with background images taken elsewhere, works with his customers to create “crisp, colorful and dynamic” custom pieces that truly reflect their interests. “While I appreciate photos of nature, my love of hot rods has guided my photographic work,” he explains. “My expertise, honed through decades of attending racing events and car 20 - October 2013

shows, has led to a focus on motorsport.” When it comes to being recognized for his work, Hamilton says accolades from satisfied customers are “the greatest awards I receive.” MC: What is the most important tool in your kit? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio? PH: My laptop. I can download people’s vehicle photos without ever having seen the vehicle. It’s the pairing process that drives my business model, and this can only be done with my laptop and specialty software. MC: What inspires you? PH: The varying forms of automobiles really inspire me. Automotive design is constantly changing based on technology

MC: What three words best describe you? PH: Friendly, generous and humble. MC: Where can the public view and purchase your work? PH: My business partner, John Johnson, and I have a small storefront at 126 Forni Road in Placerville, located next door to Thompson’s Toyota. People can also view our work online at and

artbeat October 26 – Apassionato. Described as “an auction of fine objects and experiences to benefit Arts in Education,” attendees will enjoy an exquisite dinner, plus both live and silent auctions at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Starting at 6 p.m., the event will help support the Arts in Education programs of the El Dorado Arts Council. Sixty-five percent of your donation is tax-deductible. For more details, visit

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MC: What advice would you give aspiring artists or students? PH: I encourage students to follow their passion for the artistic process rather than starting from the perspective of making money.

health&wellness increasing their ability to detect a lump, skin dimpling, nipple discharge or a lump in the axilla (arm pit). Yet, Dr. Cherry stresses, “Routine screening mammograms [are] still the gold standard for detection of breast cancer.” The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recently changed their guidelines, recommending mammograms every other year for women over age 50 while the American Cancer Society still recommends them annually for women over 40. This conflicting information can be both frustrating and confusing when trying to decide what the best approach to your breast health is. Dr. Cherry explains, “Studies show that, on average, cancers in women over age 50 grow more slowly and thus

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f you ask around, almost everyone can tell you about a friends’, family members’, or even their own fight against breast cancer. With the staggering statistics— one in every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime (—most of us have had an intimate experience with the disease. Thankfully, there’s hope on the horizon.

EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES Education and awareness are crucial, as early detection is one of the largest factors in breast cancer survival rates. Dr. Michelle Cherry, board certified OB/GYN with Marshall Medical, says that doing regular self breast exams, a key component to detecting breast cancer early, empowers women by making them familiar with their breasts and 22 - October 2013

longer intervals between mammograms may be reasonable. However, coming from a family with a history of breast cancer, I will continue with the recommendations of the American Cancer Society and order yearly mammograms on my patients.” Dr. Cherry stresses that each patient’s case is different and the risks and benefits of mammograms should be discussed with your doctor. Digital breast tomosynthesis, referred to as 3-D mammography, is the most advanced technology to date, providing better cancer detection by digitally reconstructing a 3-D image of the breast. It is used in conjunction with traditional 2-D mammography to create better imaging of the breast tissue, allowing radiologists

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THE INNOVATION OF 3-D MAMMOGRAMS Improved early detection Reduced number of false positives Improved imaging

TOP RISK FACTORS GENDER: Women are 100 times more likely than men to develop breast cancer AGE: Two out of three invasive breast cancers are found in women over 55 FAMILY HISTORY: Having a mother, sister or daughter with breast cancer

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COMBINED HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY: Combination HRT increases the risk by about 75%, even when used for a short time to identify individual structures within the breast without the confusion of overlapping tissue images. This is especially important innovation for women with dense breast tissue in which clear imaging is harder to achieve. “Early detection is critical, and 3-D technology allows us to detect smaller and earlier stage cancers. This not only increases breast cancer detection by 25 percent, but decreases false positives or unnecessary callback examinations by 25 to 40 percent,” says Dr. Michael Norton, medical director of breast imaging at Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS). “RAS is the first and currently the only breast imaging provider in Sacramento and the Central Valley to offer 3-D mammography.”

PREVENTION: WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T With hundreds of health gurus touting their new miracle cure for cancer, it can be hard to decipher if there’s any truth to their claims. One thing we do know is that a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables, with fewer meats and processed foods, is better for your overall health. So is frequent exercise and lower alcohol consumption. “It is interesting to note that the higher one’s weight at the time of diagnosis and the lack of physical exercise can increase one’s risk of breast cancer, its recurrence and mortality. So, eating a well-balanced diet, watching your weight (maintaining a normal body mass index), and exercising routinely may help prevent the occurrence of breast cancer,” Dr. Cherry says. As for cancer-fighting foods, while the verdict is still out on their overall efficacy, the argument can be made that consuming healthy options on a regular basis certainly

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The battle against breast cancer is one that should never be traveled alone. A pivotal component of treatment is utilizing the resources and support systems in your area. Quincey Roxburgh, RN, clinical director of the Mercy Cancer Institute (MCI), says taking advantage of the programs dedicated to helping patients through treatment Treatment can make a world of difference in their tolerance and overall emotional well-being. “People are beginning to realize the basics of life—rest, relaxation, healthy food Funding and exercise—have a lot to do with their ability to cope during treatment,” Education Roxburgh says. The Institute offers a plethora of programs to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment, including breast cancer support group Administration meetings, which are often followed by a free yoga class to help manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. MCI also offers a Gentle Conditioning class, utilizing gentle stretching and lifting light weights, for those in treatment who might not be interested in yoga but are still working to retain their physical Screening stamina and help with side effects like decreased appetite. “More and more, Research research is showing that complementary medicine helps patients through the side effects of their treatment journey. It has been shown to greatly reduce fatigue and *Based on the Susan G Komen Foundation anxiety and improve sleep.” Though these sound like basic components of general Annual Report for 2009-2010 health, they often fall by the wayside while cancer patients are undergoing treatment. Outside of the emotional challenges of battling breast cancer, the coordination and commitments of treatment can be overwhelming. MCI employs a two-pronged approach to patient support—with Nurse Navigators on one side, who help patients manage appointments and coordinate with specialists, and Peer Navigators on the other. MCI


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LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS DID YOU KNOW? The Mercy Center for Breast Health offers flexible hours for mammogram appointments, rapid turnaround of test results, and the latest technology for minimally invasive procedures to help meet your needs while working around your busy schedule.

UPCOMING EVENTS Party in Pink Zumbathon, October 3 910 Pleasant Grove Boulevard (Sam’s Club/Walmart parking lot) in Roseville 916-220-9985 Artists for the Cure, October 4, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Third Annual Carolyn Martinez Foundation Golf Tournament October 5, Bing Maloney Golf Course Hot Pink Fun Run, October 6 Downtown Roseville, Making Strides of Sacramento, October 20, State Capitol, makingstridessacramento

Breast Cancer Self Help Group. Meets the second Friday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at 681 Main Street in Placerville at Marshall Community Health Library (Apple/ Pear Room). Hooters: Breast Cancer Support Group. Meets monthly; led by breast cancer survivors. For meeting time and location, call 530-620-3436. Look Good, Feel Better. Helps women going through chemotherapy enhance their appearance with makeup, scarves, wigs and turbans. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center in Cameron Park (3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 202). To register, call 530-672-7050. Reach to Recovery. Breast cancer survivors make individual visits to new breast cancer patients immediately after surgery to provide information on reconstruction, prostheses and support programs. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345. UC Davis WeCARE! Matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained cancer survivors to provide special support on a one-on-one basis. For more information, email

describes the Peer Navigator program as cancer survivors “trained to provide empathetic counseling to men and women who are experiencing cancer diagnosis and treatment.”

MCI Breast Cancer Support/Education Group Meetings Sacramento Carmichael First Thursday of every month Third Thursday of every month 6:30-8 p.m.; yoga is offered one hour 4-5:30 p.m.; yoga is offered 5:45before meeting 6 : 4 5 p. m . at M e rcy S a n J u a n Mercy Cancer Center Medical Center (6501 Coyle Avenue, (3301 C Street, Suite 550) Conference Room 2, Russell Tower)


ready or not? Your Child’s Firsts

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by Jenn Thornton


hen is it OK to let Timmy start kindergarten and Susie to swipe on lip gloss? Folsom’s Mosaic Therapy and Wellness team— Britney Stone, MA, LMFT, and Mandi Baughman, MA, ATR, MFTi (both referenced here as “Mosaic”)—shed light on your child’s critical “firsts.”

POTTY TRAINING Expect biological readiness between 18 months to three years old, depending on one’s physical and developmental factors, as well as familial and cultural approaches. Look for an expression of interest and, recommends Mosaic, an “awareness of biological cues and the ability to get to and

from the bathroom.” And treat this time as an opportunity to build your child’s confidence. But, add the therapists, “If you find that your child is becoming angry, defiant, withdrawn or showing other concerning behaviors, step back…[he or she] may be feeling too much pressure and frustration, which can backfire. Also, accidents are norOctober 2013 - 27

ourkids STARTING KINDERGARTEN Five years old is still considered the norm for entering kindergarten. If unsure about your child’s classroom preparedness, consult with preschool or daycare staff, or mimic a school setting and classroom structure at home to help prepare your little one. “Overall, children in kindergarten should be willing and able to follow instructions, interact with other children, have motor skills to complete classroom activities and possess verbal skills,” explains Mosaic, noting that not all kids accomplish these skills before or during their kindergarten year. “Build socialization and developmental skills through praise, modeling and encouragement.” Conversely, consider waiting if your child displays unsafe or disruptive behaviors, like aggression or excessive tantrumming.

SLEEPOVERS The kindergarten years are not uncommon for a sleepover, but neither is the 8-13 yearsold range; it’s somewhat subjective to one’s comfort level. “Sleeping over should require your child to assertively communicate so they can ask an adult to call home, ask for help and demonstrate healthy boundaries for safety reasons,” explains Mosaic, stressing the importance of knowing and trusting other parents. “It is crucial to be aware of who will be supervising the children, what activities will be allowed, etc.” And although children will likely exhibit excitement at the prospect of a sleepover, they may get nervous as the big bunking moment approaches. Do your best to normalize anxious feelings while ensuring the supervisory home is safe.

GETTING A CELL PHONE Early-age cell phone use is not uncommon, but Mosaic believes in giving kids regular cell phones, not smartphones, to limit Internet use and delay the inevitable distraction of texting, games and social media. “Children should be able to demonstrate responsibility, trust and safety awareness prior to receiving open access to the outside world via a cell phone,” they say. “[We] recommend parents explain to their children from the start that the child’s cell phone belongs to the parent, as well as

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any texts, posts, Instagrams, etc. Parents should have full reign to monitor children’s cell phone activities until they show responsibility to manage it alone, which in some cases may be well into their late teen years.”

in children’s rooms unsupervised and suggest subscribing to a content monitoring service to prohibit access to inappropriate material.

LEARNING TO DRIVE WEARING MAKEUP Explore the interest—is it genuine or influenced by an airbrushed photo of their favorite celebrity modeling an unrealistic portrayal of perfection? When your child asks to wear cosmetics, Mosaic suggests taking the opportunity to learn more about your child’s world, including useful tidbits about her self-image and worries. Don’t ask intruding questions, but rather “carefully explore motives.” Then ask yourself if you feel comfortable with the timing and reasoning.


Discuss risks involved with driving before your teen gets behind the wheel. And because teens are more likely to establish their beliefs about driving from their parents before their first lesson, “Model good driving skills and explain why you keep a distance in front of you and your phone in the trunk,” Mosaic explains. Also, look for a good attitude about driving and safety. “Children who tend to be more impulsive and reckless may need additional time. Watch for an awareness of the fragility of life and the potential impact they make with their decisions on the road.”

Maturity, trustworthiness and problem solving skills are solid determinates for brief periods of autonomy. But, notes Mosaic, “We recommend delaying this task as late as possible. Studies show parental supervision is key in safeguarding children and teens from many risk factors and behavioral problems.” Assess your child’s comfort level, consider safety and take in the variables: how long will the child be alone, are they responsible for caring for siblings, is there a trustworthy neighbor next door, etc.

COMPUTERS Mosaic advises parents take the same stance with computers as they do cell phones: “It is the property of the parent. With this understanding from the start, children will be less likely to explore unsafe sites and inappropriate materials.” They d o n o t re c o m mend computers or iPads be left

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john a. stone Gold Rush Songster by Jerrie Beard ing “a better picture of life in ’49 than all the guidebooks and annals ever published.” Its popularity was evidenced by the fact that five editions were published between 1855 and 1870, selling more than 25,000 copies. Placerville, or Hangtown, is mentioned in several of Old Put’s songs, including “Sweet Betsey of Pike” and “Hangtown Girls.” While Stone had the potential to become a wealthy man, his love of drink and gambling dissipated the songster’s earn-

ings. The sadness and loneliness found in his later works may have reflected his feelings—in January of 1864, he committed suicide. His remains are interred in the Greenwood Cemetery. On December 28, 1946, the Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West replaced the crumbling slate slab marking his grave with a granite headstone donated by Clarence McGillard of Golden Gate Memorials in Berkeley.

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ooks about gold rush history abound, but perhaps the most playful and insightful depiction of life in the mines can be found in lyrics written by one of El Dorado County’s most famous and most forgotten citizens. John A. Stone, better known to audiences as Old Put, was a singer/songwriter who resided in Greenwood during the 1850s and ’60s. Stone joined the overland rush to California in 1850, possibly hailing from Pike County, Missouri, an area frequently referenced in his songs. Early records of his life are scarce, but one source puts his year of birth at 1828. If this is the case, he was a scant 22 years old when arriving in the Mother Lode. Like so many young men in California at the time, this first foray away from home brought him in contact with many vices, including strong drink and gambling. Stone apparently couldn’t resist these temptations; by one account, he was a “good natured, lazy, hard drinking man who would rather visit saloons and sing for his supper than work.” Stone worked at mining until 1853, when he reportedly stumbled upon a single gold bearing piece of quartz near Columbia, in Tuolumne County, weighing 700 pounds and valued at $15,000. He promptly sold his claim and retired to Greenwood to play guitar and write and sing songs, eventually forming a troupe of singers called the Sierra Nevada Rangers. Together, they toured the mining towns in the Mother Lode providing entertainment to lonely miners far from home. Stone billed himself as “Old Put.” The word “put” is of English origin meaning rustic or clown, descriptions the musician identified with. A prolific songwriter, he drew from personal experiences on the trail and in the mines—his humorous and satirical lyrics most often sung to the tunes of popular ballads and folk songs from the southeast, England, Scotland and Ireland. The popularity of his songs led to Old Put’s Original California Songster, a 50page book published in 1855 by D.E. Appleton & Company that sold for 25 cents. In his preface to the piece, Stone noted that he hoped the songs would “enliven the long, tedious hours of a miners’ winter fireside.” The publisher promoted it as giv-


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Favorite Pizza Place 1. Pizza Plus 2. Brick Oven Pub 3. Papa Murphy’s

Favorite Sushi/Japanese Restaurant 1. Shilla Teriyaki & Sushi Bar 2. Twin’s Sushi 3. Amerikan Ichi Sushi

Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Place 1. Zia’s 2. Cold Stone Creamery 3. Whistle Stop Yogurt

Favorite Breakfast Place 1. Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant & Bakery 2. Diamond Springs Hotel 3. Train Station Coffee Shop

Favorite Mexican Restaurant 1. Casa Ramos 2. Fresh Mex Express Mexican Grill 3. Cascada Restaurant & Cantina

Favorite Smoothie Place 1. Cozmic Café & Pub 2. The Bean Barn 3. Caffe Santoro

Favorite BBQ Place 1. Back Forty Texas BBQ 2. Hog Wild BBQ 3. Sierra Smokehouse BBQ

Favorite Chinese Restaurant 1. China City 2. Hong Kong Inn 3. Diamond Chinese

Favorite Steakhouse 1. Henry’s Steakhouse 2. Fifty Grand Steakhouse 3. Café Mahjaic Honorable Mention: The Snooty Frog Favorite Seafood Restaurant 1. Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub 2. New Haven Restaurant 3. The Snooty Frog October 2013 - 35

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7TH ANNUAL STYLE READERS' CHOICE AWARDS Favorite Waitperson 1. Brad Geers at ZacJack Bistro 2. Danette Inman at Diamond Springs Hotel 3. Autumn Childers at Buttercup Pantry

Favorite Museum 1. El Dorado County Historical Museum 2. Marshall Gold Discovery Park 3. Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park & Mine

Favorite Caterer 1. Old Town Grill 2. Beth Sogaard Catering 3. Diane Wilkinson Catering

Favorite Golf Course 1. Apple Mountain Golf Resort 2. Bass Lake Golf Course 3. Camino Heights Golf Course Honorable Mention: Cold Springs Golf & Country Club

Favorite Independent Coffee/Tea Place 1. The Bean Barn 2. Cuppa Coffee & More! 3. Caffe Santoro Favorite Bar 1. Brick Oven Pub 2. Casa Ramos 3. Bricks Eats & Drinks

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FAVORITE BRUNCH PLACE 1. ZacJack Bistro 2. Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant & Bakery 3. Sienna Restaurant Favorite Indian Restaurant 1. India House 2. Chicago Pizza & Burgers 3. Curry Club

Favorite Salad Place 1. Z Pie 2. Heyday Café 3. Buttercup Pantry

Favorite Place to Get Vegetarian Food 1. Cozmic Café & Pub 2. Heyday Café 3. Bricks Eats & Drinks

Favorite Romantic Restaurant 1. TIE: Café Mahjaic and The Independent 2. Taste 3. Heyday Café

Favorite Deli 1. Gularte’s Diamond Deli & Pizza 2. Hoosegow 3. Mr. Pickles

Favorite Outdoor Dining 1. Placerville Brewing Co. 2. The Independent 3. Forester Pub & Grill Honorable Mention: The Smith Flat House

FAVORITE BAKERY 1. Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant & Bakery 2. Sugar Lillie Bakery 3. Sierra Rizing

Favorite Takeout Place 1. Allez! 2. Old Town Grill 3. Back Forty Texas BBQ Favorite Casual Restaurant 1. Heyday Café 2. Bricks Eats & Drinks 3. Buttercup Pantry A very close #4: Casa Ramos

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Favorite Family Restaurant 1. Diamond Springs Hotel 2. Mel’s Diner 3. Casa Ramos

Favorite Wine Bar 1. Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room 2. Heyday Café 3. The Wine Smith Favorite Bartender 1. Stacy Calhoun at Casa Ramos 2. Michelle Stahlman At Durango’s Mexican Restaurant 3. Chris Della Panna at Heyday Café

Favorite Winery 1. Boeger Winery 2. Crystal Basin Cellars 3. Nello Olivo Wines Honorable Mentions: David Girard Vineyards and Narrow Gate Vineyards Favorite Sports Bar 1. Bricks Eats & Drinks 2. Casa Ramos 3. PJ’s Roadhouse Honorable Mention: Slingshots

Favorite Dance Studio 1. Foothills Dance Studio 2. On Stage Productions 3. Sierra Ballet Favorite Dance Instructor 1. Jennifer Costello at Foothills Dance Studio 2. Sherri Scher at On Stage Productions 3. Vanessa Lathrop at Foothills Dance Studio

Favorite Nutrition Shop 1. Max Muscle Sports Nutrition 2. Placerville Natural Foods Co-Op 3. Cameron Park Health Foods Favorite Gym/Health Club 1. Snap Fitness 2. In-Shape Millennium: El Dorado 3. Jazzercize Shingle Springs Foothills Center Honorable Mentions: Action Potential Personal Training Studio, Fitness Solutions and Anytime Fitness

FAVORITE COCKTAIL PLACE 1. Casa Ramos 2. Cascada Restaurante & Cantina 3. Bricks Eats & Drinks

Favorite Casino 1. Red Hawk Casino 2. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe 3. Thunder Valley Casino Resort Favorite Kids’ Activity 1. Sly Park Lake 2. Folsom Zoo Sanctuary 3. Monster Mini Golf Favorite Playground 1. Lion’s Park 2. Christa McAuliffe Park 3. Rotary Park Favorite Park 1. Henningsen Lotus Park 2. Lion’s Park 3. Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park & Mine

Margaritas at Casa Ramos

Favorite General Practitioner 1. Mark Holthouse, M.D. 2. Jonathan Lehrman, M.D. 3. Gerardo Galang, M.D. A very close #4: William Barley, M.D. Favorite Dermatologist 1. Bruce Miller, M.D. 2. David No, M.D., Ph.D. 3. Timothy Rosio, M.D. (awarded posthumously)

Favorite Eye Doctor 1. Shawn McDonald, O.D. 2. Dan Morrill, O.D. 3. Ronald Evans, M.D.

Sara Valentine

FAVORITE YOGA INSTRUCTOR 1. Sara Valentine at Snap Fitness 2. Jennifer Heape at The Smith Flat House Center for Health 3. Sue Spencer at Simple Serenity Fitness Favorite Personal Trainer 1. Jessica Miller at Action Potential Personal Training 2. Nick Edwards at Snap Fitness 3. Jennifer Heape at Fitness Solutions Honorable Mention: Kyle Glaab at Mueller’s Elite Fitness Training Academy

Favorite Pilates Instructor 1. Karen Pledger at El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Favorite Martial Arts Studio 1. Kovar’s Satori Academy 2. Foothill Taekwondo 3. Elite Taekwondo USA

Favorite Physical Therapist 1. Steve Harrity at Cameron Park Physical Therapy 2. John Wu at Marshall Outpatient Rehabilitation Services 3. Larry Gray at Gray’s Physical Therapy Honorable Mentions: Kim McKinstry, PT and Erin LeBlanc at El Dorado Physical Therapy

Favorite Martial Arts Instructor 1. Jeramy Sipes at Kovar’s Satori Academy 2. Bob Westphal at Foothill Taekwondo 3. Scott Newman at New Man’s Karate Honorable Mention: Shayna Aidnik at Elite Taekwondo USA Favorite Yoga Studio 1. The Smith Flat House Center for Health 2. Snap Fitness – Shingle Springs 3. Kevala Yoga Favorite Pilates Studio 1. Pilates Power 2. Snap Fitness 3. TIE: El Dorado Hills Sports Club and Fit and Well Pilates

2. Kristin Meyer at Pilates Power 3. Donna Fettig at Fit and Well Pilates

Favorite Mental Health Professional 1. Katherine Tuttle, Ph.D. 2. Kay Williams, MA, MFT 3. TIE: Jill Gustafson, LCSW, and Carrie Getz, Psy.D. Editor’s Note: There were many votes for Stacy Calhoun at Casa Ramos, but alas, Ms. Calhoun is not a licensed mental health professional so she cannot be included in this category. But, we do see the value of a good chat with a great bartender.

Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures 1. Reginald Rice, M.D. 2. David No, M.D., Ph.D. 3. Sherellen Gerhart, M.D. Honorable Mention: Shahriar Mabourakh, M.D. FACS

John Evans

FAVORITE CHEF 1. John Evans at ZacJack Bistro 2. John Sanders at Old Town Grill 3. Keith Erickson at Heyday Café Favorite Dentist 1. Douglas Stadler, D.D.S. 2. Ike Rahimi, D.M.D., D.D.S. 3. David Schultz, D.D.S. Favorite Orthodontist 1. Daryl Proctor, D.D.S., M.S. 2. Robert Nisson, D.D.S. 3. Mark Holt, D.D.S., M.S. Favorite Pediatric Dentist 1. Penny Dodson, D.D.S. 2. Make A Smile Children’s Dental 3. Victoria Sullivan, D.D.S.

FAVORITE INDEPENDENT BURGER & FRIES JOINT 1. Old Town Grill 2. Bones Roadhouse Bar and Grub 3. Tom’s Burger & Frosty

Favorite Acupuncturist 1. Ben Ling, M.D. 2. Wendy Stedeford, MSAOM, L. Ac. 3. Marc Fierro, L.Ac., PA-C Favorite Chiropractor 1. Lorin Farr, D.C. 2. June Scofield, D.C. 3. John Taylor, D.C. Honorable Mentions: Petrice Foxworthy, D.C., Caroline Mohlstrom, D.C., Brandon Fox, D.C. and Steven Long, D.C.

Bacon Cheeseburger at Old Town Grill

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THE 2013

7TH ANNUAL STYLE READERS' CHOICE AWARDS Favorite Charitable Organization 1. Snowline Hospice

Spicy Basil Chicken at Taste of Thai

2. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode 3. Scare Away Hunger Honorable Mentions: CASA El Dorado, Food Bank of El Dorado County, El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity and The Upper Room Favorite Place to Volunteer 1. Green Valley Community Church 2. Marshall Medical Center 3. Food Bank of El Dorado County Favorite Teacher 1. Ashley Smith at Indian Creek Elementary 2. Paul Tomei at El Dorado High School 3. Marilyn Anderson at El Dorado Adventist School Favorite Tutoring Service 1. Excel Professional Tutoring 2. EZ Tutoring 3. Ways that Work

Chicken Cacciatore at Papa Gianni’s

Favorite Preschool 1. His Kids Christian Preschool 2. Cameron Park Montessori 3. Placerville Preschoolers

FAVORITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1. Papa Gianni’s Ristorante 2. Visconti’s Ristorante 3. Torino’s Italian Ristorante Favorite Pediatrician 1. Ulrich Hacker, M.D. 2. Elizabeth Peterson, M.D. 3. Nicole Shorrock, M.D. Favorite Local Business Person 1. Vern Smith (Diamond Springs Printing) 2. Louisa Beld (Eleven B) 3. Jenni Lynn (Jenni Lynn Boutique) Favorite Annual Event 1. Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest 2. El Dorado County Fair 3. Placerville Art & Wine Festival

Performance at Imagination Theater

Favorite Private School 1. Cedar Springs Waldorf School 2. El Dorado Adventist School 3. California Montessori Project

Favorite Local Artist 1. Pam Findleton 2. Jacqueline Harrison 3. TIE: Stephany Nickel and Michelle Salazar-Flood Honorable Mentions: Donn McNealy and Oran Miller Favorite Local Musician/Band 1. Aftershock 2. Element of Soul 3. Atlas & Arrows

Favorite Athletic Coach 1. Chris Felton 2. Dave Johnson 3. Steve Skidmore Honorable Mention: Ken Flickenger Favorite Barbershop 1. Joe’s Barber Shop 2. Razor’s Edge 3. Bowtie Barbershop

FAVORITE THAI RESTAURANT 1. Taste of Thai 2. Thai Basil 3. Chantara Thai Cuisine

Favorite Salon 1. LaMae Salon & Spa 2. Studio A2 3. TIE: Prestige House of Beaute and Ava Jade Salon & Spa Honorable Mention: The Look Salon Favorite Hair Stylist 1. Sheri Hinrichs at Studio A2 2. Pat Thornhill at LaMae Salon & Spa 3. Danae McGowan at Presige House of Beaute Honorable Mention: Brent Moody at Studio B Salon Spa Favorite Make-up Artist 1. Ashley Thornhill at LaMae Salon & Spa 2. Penny Chabot at The Parlor 3. Andrea Roach at Reflections located in Dynamic Images Favorite Mani/Pedi Place 1. Sassy Nails & Spa 2. LaMae Salon & Spa 3. Prestige House of Beaute

FAVORITE FARMERS’ MARKET 1. Placerville Certified Farmers’ Market 2. Cameron Park Certified Farmers’ Market at Burke Junction 3. El Dorado Hills Certified Farmers’ Market

FAVORITE LOCAL PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATION 1. Imagination Theater 2. El Dorado Musical Theatre 3. Studio 81 Honorable Mention: Theater at the Mine 38 - October 2013

Carla Perez at Placerville Farmers’ Market

Favorite Family Photographer 1. Vintage Studio 3 Photography 2. Foothill Photography 3. Lisa Richmond Photography Favorite Art Gallery 1. Gold Country Artists Gallery 2. TIE: Iron Willow Gallery and Pop Art Gallery 3. Eleven B Favorite Art Shop 1. Gold Country Artists Gallery 2. Rocky’s Art & Framing 3. Eleven B Favorite Print & Sign Shop 1. Diamond Springs Printing 2. Spot-on Signs & Graphics 3. El Dorado Press

All Star Gymnastics & Cheer

FAVORITE KIDS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY SPOT 1. All Star Gymnastics & Cheer 2. Bouncetown 3. Monster Mini Golf Favorite Tanning Salon 1. Tan Central 2. Max Muscle 3. California Sun Center

Favorite Place for a Facial 1. LaMae Salon & Spa 2. Mimosa Day Spa 3. The Parlor

Favorite Airbrush Tanning Place 1. LaMae Salon & Spa 2. Mimosa Day Spa 3. The Parlor

Favorite Facialist 1. Ashley Thornhill at LaMae Salon & Spa 2. Andrea Roach at Reflections located in Dynamic Images 3. Penny Chabot at The Parlor

Favorite Waxing Salon 1. Aesthetics by Marina 2. LaMae Salon & Spa 3. Reflections Skincare located in Dynamic Images Favorite Place for a Massage 1. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa 2. Absolute Wholeness Massage & Wellness 3. Massage Envy Favorite Massage Therapist 1. Leela Kelley at Absolute Wholeness Massage & Wellness 2. Summer Egland at Waterfall Salon & Day Spa 3. Jim Copél at LaMae Salon & Spa Honorable Mentions: Stacey Lyon at Ava Jade Salon & Spa and Penny Chabot at The Parlor

Favorite Day Spa 1. Time Out Spa 2. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa 3. LaMae Salon & Spa

FAVORITE DOCTOR 1. Michael Jones, M.D. 2. Kenneth Nelson, M.D. 3. Taylor Vance, M.D.

Favorite Real Estate Agent 1. Sally Long Johns 2. Nancy Siegler 3. Janine Waggener A very close #4: Danny Benedetto

Favorite Home Remodeler 1. El Dorado Restoration 2. Rex Calhoun Construction Co. 3. Destiny Designs

FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR 1. Bricks Eats & Drinks 2. Casa Ramos 3. Durango’s Mexican Restaurant

Favorite Med Spa 1. Marshall Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa 2. Dignity Medical Aesthetics 3. Asante Spa Favorite Pet Groomer 1. Pampered Puppy 2. TIE: El Dorado Pet Club and Canines on Main 3. Grooming Galleria Favorite Pet Trainer 1. Cherie Maitland at Our Furry Friends 2. Matthew Margolis at Uncle Matty’s Dog Training Center 3. Kerry McBride at El Dorado Pet Club Favorite Pet Boarding 1. Uppity Pup 2. Becky’s Pet Hotel & Grooming 3. Companion Animal Hospital Honorable Mention: Dog Woods Resort Favorite Florist 1. Placerville Flowers on Main 2. Camino Flower Shop 3. Cameron Park Florist

Cocktails at Bricks Eats & Drinks

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THE 2013


FAVORITE BARBER 1. Joe Crespin at Joe’s Barber Shop

Favorite Plumber 1. Conforti Plumbing 2. Doherty Construction 3. Bellas Plumbing

Favorite Accountant 1. Donald Edwards, C.P.A. 2. David Zelinsky, C.P.A. 3. Terrie Y. Prod’hon, C.P.A.

2. Barber Ernie At Razor’s Edge 3. TIE: Bowtie Barber at Bowtie Barbershop and Jon Rivera at Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber

Favorite Painting Contractor 1. Rick Gano Painting 2. Bayshore Painters, Inc. 3. BT Custom Painting

Favorite Attorney 1. Terri A. Smith 2. Stephen A. Tapson 3. Mark D. Cudney

Favorite Landscaper 1. Rick Diroll/Plan-it Landscape 2. TIE: S & J Landscape Maintenance and Ferguson Landscape 3. The Promised Land-Scape Services

Favorite Local Bank 1. El Dorado Savings Bank 2. Union Bank 3. Sierra Vista Bank

Joe Crespin

Favorite Garden Center 1. Front Yard Nursery 2. Camino Garden Center 3. El Dorado Nursery & Garden

Favorite Credit Union 1. Schools Financial Credit Union 2. 49er Federal Credit Union 3. Golden 1 Credit Union

FAVORITE SPIRITUAL LEADER 1. Ken Burkey at Green Valley Community Church

Favorite Carpet Cleaning Service 1. Carter’s Carpet Restoration 2. Foothills Steam Way 3. Hadley’s Proclean Favorite Handyman 1. El Dorado Restoration 2. Rex Calhoun Construction Co. 3. Turnbull Construction Favorite Electrician 1. T & M Electric 2. Waggener Electric, INC. 3. Carnahan Electric

Favorite House Cleaning Service 1. Spic n Span 2. Maid in the Mountains 3. Top Shelf Cleaning Favorite Senior Living Center 1. Lakefront Oaks Estates 2. Gold Country Retirement Community 3. Ponte Palmero

FAVORITE VETERINARIAN 1. Randy Robinson, D.V.M. 2. Rick Parson, D.V.M. 3. TIE: Erin Felton, D.V.M. and Ric Delgadillo, D.V.M., M.S. Randy Robinson, D.V.M.

Favorite Auto Repair 1. Automotive Excellence 2. The Toy Tech 3. Hangtown Affordable Auto Repair

2. David Cooke at Cold Springs Community Church 3. Steve Barr at Westside Church Honorable Mentions: Don Pritchard at Solid Rock Faith Center and Rev. Dr. Pattie Weber at Spiritual Center for Positive Living

Favorite Auto Body Shop 1. Steve Stymeist Auto Body 2. Placerville Body Shop, Inc. 3. Frank’s Body Shop, Inc. Honorable Mentions: Solis Collision Center and Hangtown Body Shop

Favorite Oil Change Place 1. Thompson’s Service Center 2. The Toy Tech 3. TIE: Automotive Excellence and Hangtown Affordable Auto Repair Favorite Smog Shop 1. GS Smog & Repair 2. Automotive Excellence 3. Neil’s Automotive Repair Favorite Car Wash Place 1. Splasherville 2. Car-izma Auto Spa 3. Niemann’s Auto Touch Honorable Mention: Suds Car Wash & Detail Favorite Dry Cleaners 1. Fresh Cleaners 2. 49er Cleaners 3. Classic Cleaners

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Ken Burkey

Favorite Tailor 1. Rose’s Alterations 2. Fresh Cleaners 3. 49er Cleaners Favorite Grocery Store 1. Raley’s 2. Nugget Market 3. Safeway Favorite Produce Department 1. Raley’s 2. Nugget Market 3. Bel Air Favorite Health Foods Store 1. Placerville Natural Foods Co-Op 2. Cameron Park Health Foods 3. Placerville Health Food Favorite Boutique 1. Off Broadway Fashions 2. Combellack’s 3. Mirror Mirror

Favorite Children’s Clothing Store 1. Dandelions 2. Annieberries Children’s Boutique & Sewing Room 3. Jordan’s Closet Honorable Mention: My Children’s Boutique

Nicole, Ashley and Hannah at Lees’ Feed & Western Store

FAVORITE PET STORE 1. Lees’ Feed & Western Store 2. Bark Avenue 3. Double Diamond Tack & Feed


Karen Vance

FAVORITE INTERIOR DESIGNER 1. Karen Vance 2. Molly Erin Designs 3. Destiny Designs Favorite Toy Store 1. Kiddlywinks 2. Dandelions 3. Annieberries Children’s Boutique & Sewing Room Favorite Bike Shop 1. Placerville Bike Shop 2. Golden Spoke Bike Shop 3. Bison’s Bikes Favorite Skate/Snow/Surf Shop 1. Hangtown Skate Shop 2. PLA Board Shop 3. Shorty’s Board and Glass Favorite Home Décor Store 1. Under the Arbor 2. Country Elegance 3. Tree House Honorable Mention: Eco Logical

Favorite Furniture Store 1. Affordable Furniture & Blinds 2. Sierra Furniture Company 3. Naturwood Home Furnishings

2. Heyday Café 3. Bricks Eats & Drinks Editor’s Note: This category was extremely tight on votes—only a few votes separated the top five restaurants! Very close to the top three: The Independent and ZacJack Bistro.

Favorite Floor Coverings Store 1. Dick’s Carpet One 2. Dawson’s Floor Fashions 3. Floors To Go Favorite Window Coverings Store 1. Affordable Furniture & Blinds 2. Dick’s Carpet One 3. BI Design Studio Favorite Book Store 1. The Bookery 2. Face in a Book 3. Books ‘n Bears Favorite Consignment Shop 1. Jenni Lynn Boutique 2. Eleven B 3. Violets R Blue Favorite Gift Shop 1. TIE: Country Elegance and Eleven B 2. The Lighthouse 3. Under the Arbor Grimaud Farms Duck Breast at Taste

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THE 2013

7TH ANNUAL STYLE READERS' CHOICE AWARDS Favorite Wedding Photographer 1. Lexigraphics Photography 2. Lisa Richmond Photography 3. Artistic Photography by Tami Favorite Wedding Videographer 1. Bonetti Videography 2. Frontside Films 3. Liquid Light Video Favorite Wedding Planner 1. Darcie Swedelson at A Dazzling Day by Darcie 2. April Mosher at April’s Events & Events 3. Jordan Brushia at J. Marie Custom Events & Culinary Services Favorite Wedding Cake Designer 1. D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery & Café 2. Pretty Sweet 3. Kaely Cakes Favorite Wedding DJ 1. Music & More Entertainment 2. Chad Stalzer Productions 3. Turbo Ted Productions

Diane Wilkinson

FAVORITE WEDDING CATERER 1. Diane Wilkinson Catering 2. Beth Sogaard Catering 3. TIE: Old Town Grill and Table Nectar Catering & Events Favorite Local Business 1. Nello Olivo Wines 2. Placerville Hardware 3. The Toy Tech

FAVORITE JEWELRY STORE 1. Goldsmith Gallery 2. Ancient Gold Jewelers 3. John Bate Jewelry Studio A very close #4: Randolph’s Jewelers Kaye Irwin at Goldsmith Gallery

Favorite Store to Shop 1. Placerville Hardware, Inc. 2. Country Elegance 3. Eleven B Favorite Mall/Shopping Center 1. Downtown Placerville 2. El Dorado Hills Town Center 3. Folsom Premium Outlets

Favorite Wedding Officiant 1. Terri A. Smith 2. Rev. Jeri Murphy 3. Rev. Dr. Pattie Weber Favorite Wedding Rentals 1. Classic Party Rentals 2. Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents 3. Event Basics Party Rentals Favorite Wedding Linen Rental Company 1. Slip of Elegance 2. Party Smart Rentals 3. Classy Covers

Favorite Wedding Limousine Company 1. Stymeist LimoBus

2. Aladdin Limousines 3. Neumann Enterprises

FAVORITE WEDDING FLORIST 1. Camino Flower Shop 2. Placerville Flowers on Main 3. Placerville Flower Market Honorable Mentions: Shingle Springs Florist and Natural Flair Custom Floral Design

Favorite Wedding Venue 1. Fausel Ranch 2. David Girard Vineyards 3. Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center at Sequoia Honorable Mention: High Sierra Iris & Wedding Garden Favorite Rehearsal Dinner Place 1. Sienna Restaurant 2. TIE: Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center at Sequoia and Sierra Banquet Center 3. The Smith Flat House Favorite Bridal Shop 1. Renfros 2. Enchanted Bridal Shoppe 3. De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos

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Favorite Wedding Photo Booth 1. Annie’s Photo Booth 2. The Traveling Photo Booth Company 3. Picture Perfect Photo Booth Rental

Favorite Wedding Invitations 1. Minuteman Press 2. El Dorado Press 3. Stamp it Rich

Top: Mattie McKenzie, Dottie McKenzie; Bottom: Ben Schilling, K.C. McKenzie and Cole McKenzie at Camino Flower Shop






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Red Hawk Casino 1 Red Hawk Parkway | Placerville 888-573-3495 |



Tucked in the heart of El Dorado County, Red Hawk Casino was a dream turned reality for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. As one of the largest employers in El Dorado County, the Tribe prides itself on continued commitment to embrace, support and reach out to our surrounding community. Today, the Shingle Springs Rancheria is a bustling, vibrant community serving all of El Dorado County with its state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center, tribal fire and police departments, a court, library, cultural and governmental offices, and the beautiful Red Hawk Casino. Since its opening in December 2008, Red Hawk Casino has been providing its guests with superior gaming, entertainment and dining experiences. We wish to thank you, the readers of Style Magazine, for recognizing that and consistently voting us your Favorite Casino. Favorite Casino: 2009-2013 Favorite Steakhouse - Henry's Steakhouse: 2009-2013

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Darla Colson, CPA, MST

Bark Avenue Ken and Robin Mizell 4311 Town Center Boulevard | El Dorado Hills 916-941-7400 Thank you to all our loyal Bark Avenue customers for voting us one of your Favorite Pet Supply Store and Favorite Grooming Salon 6 years in a row! We are a locally owned and operated store that specializes in quality pet foods and treats to make your four-legged friends happy and healthy! Bark Avenue offers a full service grooming salon and a do-it-yourself dog wash. And, we focus on healthy food and treat options at reasonable prices. None of this could be possible without you, our amazing customers. From our pack to yours… Woof, Woof, Meow!

Gilbert Associates, Inc. 101 Parkshore Dr., Ste 100 | Folsom 2880 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 100 | Sacramento 916-646-6464 x117 | Thank you Style readers for voting me your Favorite Accountant again this year. When you hire a CPA, you want to trust that they have the expertise and integrity to manage your financial interests responsibly. With over 25 years as a local CPA, I have a thorough understanding of tax planning and strategies, successful business practices, and personal finances. I take great care to listen to my clients to find the best solution for their particular situation. Contact me at 916.646.6464 to discuss your tax or accounting needs.





Crystal Basin Cellars

Off Broadway

3550 Carson Road | Camino 530-647-1767 |

Contemporary Fashions since 1974 1245 Broadway | Placerville 530-622-9767 |

Crystal Basin Cellars thanks the readers of Style Mag for again picking us as one of the Best Foothill Wineries! As we celebrate the beginning of our 8th year on Carson Road and our 14th commercial harvest, we can only say that the journey has been a blast! Our winemaking efforts were lauded by the State Fair, where the judges awarded our 2010 Syrah the Best Syrah in the State! The addition of our Crystal Basin Bistro next to the winery has helped to make us a destination stop along Highway 50 and we’ve earned a 5-star rating on Yelp for our food and hospitality. We’re open 7 days and our wines, hospitality and location are Next to None in the Foothills!

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We are so honored to be voted #1 Women's Clothing Store. Thanks to all our loyal customers and our incredible staff, we are celebrating 39 years of success. Enjoy shopping in a fun and friendly atmosphere where our customers are like family. Check out our amazing selection of fashions and accessories with unique styles you won't find in the mall. Thank you for your confidence. Featuring: Tribal Sportswear - French Dressing - Jag Jeans - Not Your Daughters Jeans - Lu Lu B - Jess & Jane - Bila - Cactus Impulse - Sienna Rose - Necessities - Willow


Doug Stadler, D.D.S. and David G. Schultz, D.D.S. 3168 Turner Street, # 300 Placerville 530-622-5640





Dr. Doug Stadler and Dr. David Schultz are dedicated to providing complete quality family dentistry for adults and children. They offer all phases of dentistry, including cleanings, fillings, crowns, implants, dentures, cosmetic dentistry and teeth bleaching. You'll receive today's high technology dentistry in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Their staff of office assistants, registered dental assistants and five dental hygienists all work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. Dr. Stadler and Dr. Schultz would like to thank their patients and readers that selected them as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Readers’ Choice Favorite Dentist winners. Centrally located in Placerville, near Marshall Hospital, and open Mondays through Fridays. Dr. Stadler and Dr. Schultz invite you to call for an appointment. New patients are always welcome.

Prestige House Of Beaute 437 Main Street | Placerville 530-303-3544



Thank you to all of our wonderful clients, readers, friends and family for voting for us as Best Salon, Best Manicure & Pedicure and Best Hairstylist! It is an honor to receive this award that came shockingly to us as it is not quite been a year that we opened our doors. We are so thankful to all of you. We hope you continue to enjoy your experience at Prestige House Of Beaute with our growing family of stylists. We also want to say congratulations to our stylist Danae McGowan for her award as Best Hairstylist! We’re so happy to bring a luxurious salon experience to downtown Placerville. We offer a variety of services including, bridal hair styling and professional makeup, cut, color, waxing, manicures and pedicures. We also offer special event bookings for your next girl’s night out, wedding party, even your next book club meeting! If you have not had the chance to come by, we invite you to do so! Come in, be pampered, relax, have a glass of wine and enjoy your experience at your voted Best Salon in Placerville! Your stylists, Cierra Neeley, Rebecca Ulrich, Danae McGowan & Morgan Patton.

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Automotive Excellence 4600 Missouri Flat Road | Placerville 530-622-2701



Thank you again to all of our loyal clients for choosing us as your #1 Auto Repair and Smog Shop this year! Since 1999 we have been family-owned and operated, and believe that quality workmanship and friendly, honest and affordable service are the most important aspects of any business. We are a full service facility, performing everything from diagnostic and repair to 30/60/90 maintenance, smog inspections, alignments and tire services. We are AAA approved, and participate in the “show your card and save” program. We stand behind our word and our work, and as a Napa Autocare facility we offer a 24 mo./24,000 mile warranty on most repairs. We now offer RV services and accept most aftermarket warranties. No need to go down the hill anymore! And don’t forget to ask about a financing program that may be available for your repairs! If you haven’t been to Automotive Excellence yet, We invite you to make an appointment and let us show you how professional and honest service and repairs are performed. We look forward to providing you with excellent service! Thank you again, Ross, Randi and Excellent staff!

The New Goldsmith Gallery – Fine Jewelers 3951 Missouri Flat Road (Safeway Center) Placerville 530-621-1188 |

Kaye Irwin and the staff at Goldsmith Gallery Fine Jewelers want to thank all of our customers for voting us #1 jewelry store in El Dorado County. It is an honor to know that our customers and friends have voted us #3, then #2 and now #1 in just three years in business. We strive for the best customer service whether we are creating a custom design, a basic repair, writing an appraisal or changing your watch battery. We are lucky to have Owen as our goldsmith jeweler. There is not a better jeweler in Northern California. We invite you to visit our store and experience the diamonds, colored gems and pearls set in both classic and unique gold and silver designs. The estate department selection is especially captivating. Everyone says they love shopping and browsing at their leisure in our beautiful and spacious showroom. Again, the Goldsmith Gallery Staff thanks you for voting us your favorite jewelry store. Check out our completed designs and jewelry available on our site.

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Ike Rahimi, D.M.D., D.D.S. 2808 Mallard Lane Placerville 530-622-0701

Dr. Ike Rahimi and his staff want to take this opportunity to thank all of Style magazine’s readers for choosing them as one of their favorite dental offices in the foothills. Dr. Rahimi appreciates his patients’ recognition of his constant effort to give them the quality and comfort they deserve. Dr. Rahimi is also so appreciative of his highly-skilled and caring team. The office has always been known for its warm yet high tech environment. Dr. Rahimi and his staff dedicate hundreds of hours furthering their education in the newest advances in dentistry, combining the closeness of a small town practice with the best the world has to offer. Dr. Rahimi is a comprehensive dentist, and can meet most of your needs without ever having to refer you to a specialist. Dr. Rahimi’s services include white fillings, one day crowns, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, and oral surgery. For patients who may

have had unpleasant experiences with dentistry in the past, Dr. Rahimi offers sedation dentistry. With sedation you are able to be in a relaxed state while all your dental treatment is completed. Dr. Rahimi has also spent many hours of education focused on dental implants. He has helped hundreds of patients with missing teeth regain the smile of their dreams with dental implants. The office houses Placerville’s first 3D scanning technology to ensure the best results with your implant. No matter what your dental goals are Dr. Rahimi is always there to give you individualized attention and meet your personal needs. Dr. Rahimi and his staff again want to express their appreciation for your votes and extend an invitation to all in the community who would like to come see what makes this one of the favorite dental offices in the foothills.

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J. Marie Custom Events 4354 Town Center Blvd. 114-182 El Dorado Hills 916.718.0696 J. Marie Custom Events meets the challenge of planning any event with enthusiasm, experience, passion. A la carte to full coordination planning services available.




Cedar Springs Waldorf School

Chef Christian Masse Allez!

6029 Gold Meadows Road Placerville 530-642-9903

Good Food on the Go! 4242 Fowler Lane, Suite 101 Diamond Springs 530-621-1160

Celebrating 24 years of educational excellence, we are a fully accredited Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School located on a five-acre wooded campus, just minutes from Highway 50. In addition to a full curriculum of academics, our programs include foreign language, physical education, gardening, art, woodworking, handwork, music and drama. 2013: Private School

Allez! humbly accepts once again the award for Favorite Take Out! Award winning chef Christian Masse serves up your favorite recipes in a bistro style Beautiful New Location in the Diamond Center. Offering French and local wines and beer. Enjoy good food on the go or now dine in at our new location!



Monster Mini Golf

Back Forty Texas BBQ

12401 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova 916-294-0000

3977 Durock Road, #205 Shingle Springs 530-676-4040 shingle-springs

Favorite Kid's Birthday Place Favorite Kids' Activity Place Thank you for your votes & letting us entertain you! We would not be here without our monster fans! We will continue to bring you happy and GLOWING fun! For information check out our website and “like” us on face book. Time to ROCK, see you in the dark!

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Back Forty Texas BBQ would like to thank all of our fantastic customers and Style magazine readers for voting us Best BBQ. We know that with out you we wouldn't be selling BBQ. THANK YOU!



El Dorado Adventist School 1900 Broadway Placerville 530-622-3560 EAS sincerely thanks everyone who voted for us as your Favorite Private School and for our Marilyn Anderson as a Favorite Teacher! We teach traditional values in a safe, nurturing, wholesome, familyoriented environment, K-12, and invite you to visit our WASC accredited school!




Spot On Signs


Wow! Thanks Style Readers! From initial concept through design and installation, we’ll help you get your message across— vehicle wraps/lettering, exterior and interior business signs, banners, and more. We print LARGE photos, wall graphics, custom wallpaper, canvas prints, and framed art. Call us about our “green” alternatives!







Mediation & Law Office of Terri A. Smith

6166 Enterprise Drive # G Diamond Springs 530-295-8285


3294 Royal Drive, Suite 204-B Cameron Park 530-677-5830 Sincere thanks to all my clients and Style readers who voted for me. As an experienced Attorney mediator and Wedding Officiant in our local community, I feel blessed that I can assist couples to amicably part from their marriages, and perform ceremonies for couples to joyfully join in matrimony.

Beth Sogaard Catering 866-441-BETH

Thank you for voting us Favorite Caterer and Favorite Wedding Caterer 3 years in a row! Food is our passion here at Beth Sogaard Catering. A beautiful selection of dishes can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. No matter what the occasion, whether a sitdown reception for 200 or an intimate picnic in the wine country for 2, we can make it delicious and memorable.




Old Town Grill

Max Muscle Placerville

444 Main Street Placerville 530-622-2631

4615 Missouri Flat Road, Ste. 4 Placerville 530-626-0239 Hours: M-F: 10-7, Sat: 10-4, Closed Sunday

Thank you! It is very humbling, the continued support we receive from this wonderful community. Thank you to our team at the grill and catering crew who always demonstrate an unparalleled level of concern and excellence. Special thank you to my bride Debbi and little chef Genevieve. I thank our good Lord for placing us here.

We thank our loyal customers for voting us #1 Favorite Nutrition Shop and Favorite Tanning! We celebrate 10 years in business thanks to your support. We will continue to provide you with quality products and outstanding customer service for years to come. —Jon and Desirae Meyer


D'Agostini's Delights Bakery 8031 Mount Aukum Road Mount Aukum 530-919-9102 Thank you for voting us the Favorite Wedding Cake Designer for the El Dorado County Foothills in Style magazine! We offer custom cakes, desserts and pastries for all occasions. Pick up our pastries and desserts at Katie’s Country Café or call us to place a special order. You can also visit us at

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Rev. Dr. Pattie Weber Senior Minister of the Spiritual Center for Positive Living 3104 Ponte Morino Dr. | Cameron Park

251 Main Street | Placerville 530-622-7500 |

The Spiritual Center for Positive Living is a hip, vibrant spiritual community. We’re the place Deepak Chopra and Oprah would visit if they came into town. SCPL honors the love, power, and presence of God within us. SCPL is a place to get serious on your spiritual journey, make lasting changes in your life, and find like-minded friends with whom to share time and transformation. Teachings from the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, A Course In Miracles, Science of Mind, Self Realization and Buddhism are all part of the wisdom taught in the classes and Sunday talks at SCPL. Come join us! 2013: Wedding Officiate, Spiritual Leader

Torino’s Ristorante is excited to have opened our doors this past April on Main Street in Placerville, CA. We are thrilled to be in such a beautiful, historic location and have enjoyed getting to know our guests and building what we hope will be lasting friendships. We provide “Old Hang Town,” and its surrounding areas, with various Italian dishes ranging from traditional to unique; such as pasta, sandwiches, Italian favorites, pizza, homemade desserts, espresso, a full bar and a casual, welcoming environment that the whole family will enjoy. The support we have received is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to a wonderful first year.





Dandelions – A Children's Store


3490 Palmer Drive, Suite I | Cameron Park 530-672-2022 |

482 Main Street Placerville 530-303-3480

Thanks to everyone for your confidence and making DANDELIONSRAISING CHILDREN NATURALLY Readers' Choice #1 Children's Clothing Store and Favorite Toy Store! October 26th please join us 11-4 for our 4th annual Community Appreciation Event— Pirates and Princesses!­­Offering games and activities—ALL FREE! Get up close and personal with Cameron Park Fire Department's Fire Engines! Check out Dandelions huge inventory of USA and Locally Made clothing and toys, eco-friendly, organic and unique. More than 40 playful reasons to support talented neighbors and buy ethically sourced, affordable and adorable clothing, shoes, toys, books!

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Three years old and we’re still having fun. The Bricks family has made a lot of friends along the way and we enjoy spending time with all of our patrons and friends each and every day. A heartfelt thanks for your enthusiasm and support. We’re looking forward to another wonderful year! GREAT FOOD - LOCAL WINES – MICROBREWS ON TAP - FULL BAR – HAPPY HOUR - 4 HD TVS








Dick's Carpet One Floor & Home

Diamond Springs Hotel

6516 Commerce Way | Diamond Springs 530-642-4200 |

545 Pleasant Valley Road | Diamond Springs 530-621-1730 |

Dick’s Carpet One would like to thank our loyal customers for voting us the #1 Floor Covering Store and favorite Window Covering Store serving El Dorado County. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority and has been since 1964. Whether you are shopping for carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, window coverings, or even area rugs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in our beautiful 10,000 square foot showroom. Don’t forget to ask about our Beautiful Guarantee™.

Thank you Style Magazine Readers for giving the Diamond Springs Hotel your vote for Favorite Wait Person (Danette Inman) and Favorite Family Restaurant! Sit down to a huge plate of chickenfried steak, smothered in gravy and cooked to perfection, or try a beautiful Asian chicken salad, complete with homemade fried wantons and slices of mandarin orange. Enjoy the soothing fountains and flowers on our patio, perfect for a relaxing or romantic evening. Come see us for some delicious country cooking!


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Eleven B - Handmade Crafts 1234 G Broadway | Placerville 530-644-1172 “What a cute little store! How long have you been here? [April 2012] I can’t believe I missed this place. You sure have nice things!” We hear comments like this everyday...really! We are extremely honored that STYLE readers have voted us their Favorite Gift Shop (tie) and also one of their Favorite Consignment Shops, Favorite Stores in Which to Shop, Favorite Art Galleries and Favorite Art Shops. We have a large selection of fine crafts handmade by our more than 150 local talented crafters. Come visit us for great all occasion and holiday gifts for your friends and family. We have complimentary gift bags.

Conforti Plumbing 530-622-0202 | 916-933-3141 A special thanks to all our customers for voting us #1 again. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, professional service at reasonable rates. With stocked service vehicles and a warehouse of repair parts and water heaters, we have the resources and expertise to resolve all your plumbing needs. We offer “Service You Can Trust.” Our plumbers are background checked and experienced. The quality of our work is excellent and our customer service is exceptional. That’s why most of our work comes from repeat customers and referrals. 2009-2013: Plumber

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Dr. Shawn McDonald 2802 Mallard Lane Placerville 530-626-8440

Dr. Shawn McDonald and his staff would like to thank his patients and others in the community for distinguishing our office as El Dorado County Foothills Style Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Eye Doctor. Dr. McDonald has been in private practice in Placerville for the last twenty six years with his new office located in the Placerville Heights Professional Center on Mallard Lane. Dr. McDonald is Board Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease and an active member of both the American and California Optometric Associations. We have always strived to provide our patients with the most professional service available from the latest in diagnostic technology to one of the largest selections of quality eyewear in the area. Our Board Certified Opticians are committed to excellence and are always accessible to answer any questions that you may have. Again, our sincere appreciation for voting us Favorite Eye Doctor.

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Marshall Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa



4300 Golden Center Dr., Ste. D Placerville 530-344-2000


Marshall Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa thanks Style readers for once again voting it Favorite Medical Spa! Reginald Rice, MD and Radha Parmar, Licensed Medical Aesthetician, provide expert, personalized care to help you look and feel your best. They blend science with art and beauty in a tranquil, healing environment, offering a wide range of cosmetic procedures and spa treatments. Dr. Rice is double board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, reflecting his rigorous training and years of experience. He has been practicing facial plastic surgery in El Dorado County for 18 years and has performed thousands of procedures. His conservative approach combines proven methods with state of the art technology for natural looking results, and he stresses honesty with his patients, working with them to do only what is in their best interest. Radha Parmar specializes in the non-surgical aspects of cosmetic services, with advanced certification in multiple treatments; she provides anti-aging treatments, microdermabrasion facials and chemical peels in addition to many others. Her ability to help patients choose the right products and services for their unique skin is appreciated by her patients, as is her friendly and warm personality. Visit Dr. Rice and Radha and discover what so many already know.







Dr. Reginald Rice

Dr. Michael Jones

Dr. Ulrich Hacker

4300 Golden Center Dr., Ste. D Placerville 530-344-2000

1095 Marshall Way Placerville 530-344-5470

4341A Golden Center Drive Placerville 530-626-1144

Thank you for selecting Reginald Rice, MD, of Marshall Plastic Surgery & MediSpa, as your Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures. Now in his 18th year serving El Dorado County, Dr. Rice emphasizes compassion, care and clinical expertise in his work helping patients look and feel their best.

A big thanks to Style readers for selecting Michael Jones, MD, as your Favorite Doctor. Dr. Jones is an experienced OB/ GYN physician at Marshall OB/GYN in Placerville. He has years of experience in women’s health, and is pleased to be delivering babies in Marshall Hospital’s new, beautiful Birth Center.

Ulrich Hacker, MD, of Marshall Pediatrics in Placerville, is honored to have been selected Favorite Pediatrician by Style Readers. Dr. Hacker has been caring for El Dorado County’s children since 1985, and finds great joy giving them the best medical care and helping them grow up healthy and strong.

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Affordable Furniture & Blinds 55 Fair Lane Placerville 530-621-9566 1-888-345-BLINDS Everyone here at Affordable Furniture and Blinds is excited to win Favorite Furniture Store and Favorite Window Covering Store for 2013. We have a terrific team that values people and doing business the right way. This is our tenth year in business and many of our employees have worked here for seven or more years. We have a commitment to exceed our customers' expectations and really do a good job for them. We carry name brands that you know and trust. We offer delivery and set up on furniture, plus measuring and installation on all types of window coverings. We all live in El Dorado County and call it our home too. So from our family to yours—"thank you". We appreciate the trust that you have put in us, the business that you have given us and we hope you will continue to shop locally. We guarantee that our prices are not higher than our competitors but that our service truly is!

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What makes us different? You can find lodge furniture and many items with a bear motif. Or maybe you have been shopping everywhere for whitewash oak? Well, look no more, we can get that! From Ottoman Beds to Futons to Chest beds, our newly expanded bedroom gallery has unique and well priced items. We are a Serta Mattress gallery with the latest and greatest Icomfort gel memory foam beds. Our goal is to have 100% American Made products, we're almost at that point and it's a great goal to have. Check out our web site at to see everything we carry. Or stop in and see us at the store - we are waiting to help you! Sincerely, Bridgett and Paul Hartshorn, Frances, Cheryl, Jeanne, Wayne, Eric, Joe, Terry and Scott.


4496 Missouri Flat Road Placerville 530-622-9338 It is the patronage of our wonderful customers that allows us to be celebrating our 26th year! We are grateful for their loyalty and have been honored to offer them the finest in stoves, fireplaces, home decor and now our beautiful new trendy and affordable women's apparel, purses, shoes and jewelry with a Country Elegant flair!







Country Elegance


Stephen A. Tapson Attorney at Law


Under the Arbor

309 Placerville Dr. | Placerville 530-626-9371

4120 Sunset Lane Shingle Springs 530-677-0100

Thank you for voting me one of the outstanding Attorneys in the current Style Magazine. My office has been providing a blend of legal skills and compassion since 1985. Remember, when you hear the words "you have the right to remain silent", immediately shut your mouth and seek legal counsel!

Under the Arbor would like to thank all our valued customers for their business! So many of our customers are like family to us and we truly appreciate their support. Owning this business has always been a dream of ours and being voted #1 Favorite Home Décor Store, #1 Favorite Best Kept Secret, and a Favorite Gift Shop means so much to us.

LaMae Salon & Spa 4062 Flying C Road, STE 47-49 Cameron Park 530-387-4101



Thank you to Style Magazine readers for voting our Salon the best in the Foothills of El Dorado County! You have voted us Favorite Salon, Favorite Hair Stylist Pat Thornhill, Favorite Make-up Artist Ashley Thornhill, Favorite Airbrush Tanning Place, Favorite Place for a Facial, Favorite Waxing Salon and Favorite Facialist Ashley Thornhill. We invite you to come in and enjoy our full service Salon featuring Hair, Skin, Massage, Spray Tanning, Airbrush Makeup and Permanant Makeup. We appreciate all of our loyal customers and have enjoyed getting to know you, and making you part of the family. In appreciation to you we are extending this offer to you all..... once you mention you saw us in Style Magazine. This fantastic special offer includes 1 hour signature facial for $39 OR 1 hour full body massage. (This is valued at $75.00 each) OR freshen up your look with a new haircut service for 20% off. (This value is $45.00). This offer is for returning and new clients. This offer may be used one per guest. Expires November 1,2013. Nontransferrable for cas

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Eric and Krystin at your service

Thompson's Service Center

Steve Stymeist Collision Centers

126 Forni Road | Placerville Next to Thompson's Toyota | 530-621-0100

Main Office: 3948 Hwy 49 | Placerville 530-622-7588 |

Thank you El Dorado county for voting for Thompson's Service Center number one again! We cover all your car repair, and preventive maintenance needs. With our master trained certified technicians, you can rest assured we will get the job done, and get you back in the driver's seat quickly. Our service team includes hard to find factory trained Ford and Ford Diesel specialists, Dodge, Jeep - WE SERVICE AND REPAIR ALL MAKES AND MODELS! Come visit our Brand New Customer Lounge at our super convenient location right off hwy 50 in the giant Thompson's Car Care Center. AAA Aproved Repair Facility.

Voted #1 Favorite Auto Body Repair Shop three years in a row! Ask around and people will tell you that nobody makes getting your vehicle repaired as easy and as fast as Stymeist Collision Centers. Our shops are clean. Our people are friendly. Our equipment, materials and techniques are ultra up-to-date and Earth friendly. Soon, that damage will be behind you, and you'll be back on the road. We really are "Here to help!" Cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs. We handle the insurance for you. AAA approved. Serving Placerville, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills.





The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Heyday Café

629 Main Street | Placerville 530-344-7645 |

325 Main Street | Historic Downtown Placerville 530-626-9700 |

Voted #1 Favorite Romantic Restaurant! A dining destination on upper Main Street in Historic Placerville, The Independent presents an outstanding American fusion menu and a top-tier full bar staffed by a friendly, energetic crew. The kitchen uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in creating exceptional grill and rotisserie selections while the bar prides itself on artisanal cocktails, fresh-squeezed juices, and house-made mixers. Dine under the stars fireside in our beautiful outdoor private patio! Located in the Emerald Street Building on upper Main Street just a few blocks east of downtown.

Voted #1 Favorite Casual Restaurant! Heyday Café prepares fresh California Cuisine with French and Italian influences. Never pretentious, always fun and fresh. Heyday serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and pours over 40 wines by the glass. Favorite dishes include artisan salads, panini, thincrust specialty pizzas, and entrées celebrating family recipes and regional ingredients. Reservations recommended. The owners also invite you to try their newest venture, “The Independent Restaurant and Bar” on upper Main Street.

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The Toy Tech

Tree House 327 Main Street | Placerville 530-295-0102 |

1063 Locust Avenue | Placerville 530-622-5900 |

To all of the Style Magazine Readers who voted for the TREE HOUSE as your Favorite Gift Store, we owe you a big Thank You! We look forward to seeing you at our beautiful Historic building on Main Street. Faithful customers as well as visitors from all over the world love to explore the Tree House for a home or garden treasure, or during the Holidays, for the perfect ornament to delight that special someone! We feature unique, quality and artistic gifts and decor that you will not find anywhere else. Like us on Facebook at Tree House Placerville or visit our web site.

We at The Toy Tech would like to thank all of our loyal customers for letting us serve all of your vehicle repair and maintenence needs over the last 11 months. We appreciate everyone's votes for our being nominated in the catagories for Favorite Auto Repair, Favorite Oil Change, and Favorite Local Business. Your vehicle care is of the utmost importance to us and we look forward to seeing you all this coming year for any vehicle needs you may have. Our normal business hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5:30pm.





Sweetie Pie's

Snowline Hospice

577 Main Street | Placerville 530-642-0128 |

Serving the Western Slope to Greater Sacramento 530-621-7820 |

Sweetie Pie's sends out a great big THANK YOU! for voting for us. We will be celebrating our 22nd anniversary in November all because of your support. From our Best Bakery we bring you wonderful treats and now gluten free delights! We always have something new and tasty from our bakery. The Best Breakfast will delight you with scrumptious and satisfying choices, from big fluffy omelets to scratch buttermilk pancakes! Don't forget the Olallieberry muffins, pancakes, pies jams and syrup—a real treat! It's Fall and time to think Pies and warm and cozy breakfasts. We vote our customers 'Best Customers'!

“From all of us at Snowline Hospice, thank you for voting us your Favorite Charitable Organization for the seventh year in a row. Our mission to care for patients at the end of their lives and to support their families through the grieving process is what drives us each day. However, we could not succeed without your support. Your generous donations and shopping visits to our stores ensure that we are able to help everyone in need of our services regardless of their ability to pay. We are so grateful to be a part of this compassionate community.”

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Danny and Laurie Vaqueiro, Owners

Massage Envy Spa - El Dorado Hills


4510 Post St., Ste. 340 | El Dorado Hills 916-941-6850 |

384 Main Street | Placerville 530-344-7757

Massage Envy Spa (next to Nugget Market) in El Dorado Hills, thanks Style readers for voting us one of their favorite places for massage! With our customized massages and Murad Healthy Skin facials, we can help relieve stress, decrease anxiety, increase energy and improve your skin's texture, tone and appearance. Our professional massage therapists and estheticians will customize your session every visit. Our convenient late night and weekend hours accommodates your busy schedule. Come in after shopping at Nugget or make it a date night including dinner and a movie right here in Town Center! Start your healthier lifestyle by calling 916-941-6850 or schedule online at www.

We have had the pleasure of being part of the Placerville community for five years now. Cascada continues to strive to give our patrons the best dining experience possible. We serve an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California fresh cuisine with a Latin flair in an upscale, urban setting without the upscale price. Our full bar is anchored with local wines and specialty margaritas made with premium tequilas and fresh squeezed lime juice. Our friendly and professional staff serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week. So stop by and have some fun. We look forward to seeing you.

El Dorado Restoration


6671 Merchandise Way Diamond Springs 530-626-1676

El Dorado Restoration thanks you for voting us #1 Favorite Handyman and #1 Favorite Remodeler. Founded in 1983, El Dorado Restoration is a pioneer in disaster repair and construction. Our deep understanding of this industry, experience in our trades, and our great commitment to continuing education are what has helped us become recognized as the industry leader. You may never find a group of people in a commercial setting, all working for the same cause, as you'll find at El Dorado Restoration. It's because we understand the trauma of disaster. The staff at El Dorado Restoration is dedicated to providing professional service with quality workmanship and integrity to every customer. One of the reasons for our commitment to customers is a shared desire to do more than just show up and do our jobs -we do more. We want to repair the destruction caused by a disaster. No matter what it may be- water, fire, wind, mold, you name it. And just as importantly, we want to do whatever we can do to help repair the homeowner's lives as well. We are available for our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Dean Carter

Casa Ramos 6840 Greenleaf Drive Placerville 530-622-2303 Casa Ramos is happy to be your favorite Mexican Restaurant, family restaurant, favorite place for cocktails, and more! Come see why we are the locals pick for so many delicious reasons. Our award winning bartender will create an unforgettable Bartender's Special Margarita just for you! Thank you for voting for Casa Ramos!

Carter’s Carpet Restoration 916-933-7807 530-642-9003 Thank you for voting us Favorite Carpet Cleaning Service in Folsom, El Dorado Hills and the Foothills! Carter’s offers the best residue free, safe and non-toxic carpet cleaning available. Guaranteed or your money back! 2009-2013: Carpet Cleaning

Jenni Lynn Boutique 3490 Palmer Drive Cameron Park 530-677-2844 | WE MOVED! To the Bel Air Shopping Center! Womens, Teens, Juniors... Fashions, Accessories, Handbags, Jewelry, and Shoes. As a mother daughter team, Debbie and Jenni provide top end consignments at the lowest prices in El Dorado County. But don't take our word for it. Come see for yourself!





Lees' Feed & Western Supply

El Dorado Savings Bank

4110 Mother Lode Drive | Shingle Springs 530-677-4891 |

4040 El Dorado Rd. | Placerville 800-874-9779

Thanks to all the families that voted Lees’ Feed #1 favorite pet store. We strive to provide all your pets' needs and to make your shopping experience the best it can be. Our family and staff have been serving this community for over 30 years and have been rewarded with great friends and neighbors. Live reptiles, exotic birds, baby chicks, tropical and marine fish entertain the kids while mom and dad shop for all their pet and ranch supplies. If you’ve never been to Lees’, come in and see why we’ve been voted #1—again. Your pets will be glad you did.

El Dorado Savings Bank has been serving our local communities for over 55 years. El Dorado is one of the most respected banks in the area with 35 offices serving Northern California and Northern Nevada. Consistently awarded the highest 5 Star rating by Bauer Financial Reports as one of the safest and strongest banks in the United States since 1993, El Dorado emphasizes friendly customer service along with checking, real estate loans, internet banking and mobile banking, to name just a few of our many services available. For more information stop by any branch or go to

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Pork Tenderloin Saltimbocca

I realized what Torino’s was all about: sophisticated Italian dining with a clean, hip edge.

torino’s italian ristorante Casually Sophisticated by Audrey Medina Photography by Dante Fontana


alls lined with soccer photos, along with a huge selection of Italian (and local) wines and beers, usually scream “sports bar!” but Torino’s refined décor, relaxed and attentive staff put me at ease immediately. As my out-of-town guest and I were seated in the dining room, we knew sports grub wouldn’t be on the menu. Turns out, the soccer photos on the bar’s brick walls are a tasteful tribute to Italy’s legendary Grande Torino team. Toward the 60 - October 2013

generous portion of crispy thin fries tossed with Parmesan cheese and black truffle oil was definitely not a mistake. Along with a tall glass of Torino’s summer punch, the evening was off to a wonderful start. When my entrée arrived, I realized what Torino’s was all about: sophisticated Italian dining with a clean, hip edge. My pork tenderloin saltimbocca was tender and flavorful. Wrapped in prosciutto with sage, the lemon-butter wine sauce brought the flavors together without overwhelming them. Truffle mashed potatoes and perfectly sautéed and seasoned spinach complemented the dish quite well. My friend devoured the seven layers of deliciousness in a generous helping of a classic lasagna. Topped with marinara sauce, the layered-pasta masterpiece was filled with fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Romano and Parmesan cheeses, Italian sausage, beef and more marinara. Finishing with house-made chocolate truffles and black coffee, we lingered, enjoying Torino’s casual sophistication, and wishing that we weren’t too full to taste the entire menu.

Torino’s Italian Ristorante, 251 Main Street, Placerville, 530-622-7500, Housemade Desserts

rear of the bar, the photos surround a romantic space filled with small tables and dim lighting. Even in the busy dining room, however, Torino’s gives diners plenty of breathing space. The tables are spaced far enough apart for comfortable conversation, while the high, embossed tin ceilings add roominess along with a historic Placerville vibe. When the waiter served our appetizer of black truffle frites, I thought it was meant for the long communal table; however, the

restaurantguide Featuring restaurants and eateries in the El Dorado County Foothills ** = MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION POINT • AMERICAN / CAFÉ / DELI Back Forty Texas BBQ 3977 Durock Road, #205 Shingle Springs | 530-676-4040 Hours: Tue.-Thrs. 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m., Sun. 11:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. Cards Accepted: V, MC, D, AmEx We serve authentic Texas recipes. We have been voted number one caterer and number one ribs in El Dorado County. Dine-in, Carryout and Catering services are available. All of our dishes are made fresh from scratch daily. Our meats are slow smoked on our southern pride pit. Please come join us for a Texas-size meal.

The Independent Restaurant & Bar 629 Main Street, Suite 102 Placerville | 530-344-7645

Diamond Chinese Restaurant 570 Pleasant Valley Road Placerville | 530-622-8188

Log Cabin Café 3220 Pondorado Road Camino | 530-644-0345

Dignity Dragon Restaurant 415-A Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-622-4293

Mr. Pickles ** 4601 Missouri Flat Road Placerville | 530-642-1677

Grand China 4340 Golden Center Drive Placerville | 530-626-5679

New Haven ** 6396 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines | 530-644-3448


Bricks Eats and Drinks 482 Main Street Placerville | 530-303-3480

Old Town Grill 444 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-2631

Burger Barn ** 6404 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines | 530-344-7167

Placerville Brewery ** 155 Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-295-9166

Buttercup Pantry 222 Main Street Placerville | 530-621-1320

Shingle Springs Coffee Co. ** 4068A Mother Lode Drive Shingle Springs | 530-676-2623

Café Luna 451 Main Street Placerville | 530-642-8669

Snooty Frog ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-677-9025

Caffé Santoro ** 2531 Merrychase Drive Cameron Park | 530-387-4432

Sweetie Pies ** 577 Main Street Placerville | 530-642-0128 Join us to feast on specialty scrambles, omelettes, pancakes and Belgian waffles hot off the griddle for breakfast. For lunch enjoy our best-seller chile relleno casserole, sandwiches and paninis galore, and delightful salads made with the freshest vegetables and fruits to pair with our hearty homemade soups. Don’t forget to leave room for our wonderful homemade desserts!

Centro ** 385 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-5500 Crystal Basin Bistro 3590 Carson Road Suite B Camino | 530-303-3749 Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Everyday Cards Accepted: V, MC, D, AmEx Crystal Basin Bistro is Highway 50’s Best Stop with a 5 Star Yelp Rating! Located 5 miles east of Placerville, we bring tasty, winefriendly food to Camino. All dishes are priced between $6 and $8 and feature culinary stars like our Reuben Hoagie, Veggie Wrap and our Carnitas Tacos. Each Friday night, we feature live music and a 3-course dinner for $15. For the Most Fall Fun you can have - join us for Oktoberfest on October 26th featuring authentic German food, beer and live music! Cuppa Coffee and More ** 442 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9600 Diamond Springs Hotel 545 Pleasant Valley Road Placerville | 530-621-1730 The Forester Pub and Grill ** 4110 Carson Road Camino | 530-644-1818 Heyday Café ** 325 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9700 Hog Wild BBQ ** 38 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-3883

ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-676-2969 Hours: Monday: Closed Tues.-Thurs.: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sun.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A Conveniently located off highway 50 in Cameron Park, ZacJack Bistro, the new restaurant concept from the chef/owner team at Zachary Jacques, serves fresh California bistro cuisine using traditional French and new cooking methods. Open six days a week for lunch and dinner, and serving award winning (Style Magazine Favorite Brunch 2012) breakfast Friday through Sunday. House made artisan breads, Kobe beef burgers ground daily, and fresh ketchup punctuate our focus on locallysourced, all-natural, organic food. Come visit ZacJack Bistro to see how everyday can be gourmet. Z Pie 3182 Center Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-621-2626

• CHINESE/MONGOLIAN China City Restaurant 4100 Cameron Park Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-9888

Allez! ** 4242 Fowler Lane, Suite 101 Diamond Springs | 530-621-1160

• ITALIAN Papa Gianni’s Ristorante ** 3450 Palmer Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-2333 Torino’s Italian Ristorante 251 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-7500

• JAPANESE Amerikan Ichi Sushi 1234 A Broadway Placerville | 530-621-2100 Kobe Surf & Turf ** 3300 Coach Lane, #C-1 Cameron Park | 530-672-9210 Shilla Sushi Bar 2943 Paul Bunyon Road Placerville | 530-644-5047

• MEXICAN Cascada Restaurante & Cantina 384 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7757 Casa Ramos ** 6840 Greenleaf Drive Placerville | 530-622-2303 Que Viva ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-577-3330 Taqueria Carnival 4340 Golden Center Drive Placerville | 530-344-7246

• SEAFOOD Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub 425 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-1091

• THAI Taste of Thai 1160 Broadway Placerville | 530-621-9559 If we’ve omitted your favorite restaurant or you find an error, let us know via email:

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THE ART OF FORGIVENESS El Dorado Hills 530-363-5882

Sarah Cheplick with sons

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? The ART of Forgiveness, certified life coach for women, believes in starting with forgiveness first. Once we remove this barrier, we can begin to heal in all other areas of our lives. It’s something that has always been in my heart. I incorporate creative self-expression into the healing process of forgiveness. We all have someone or something to forgive, including ourselves—from childhood and divorce to grief and more. Forgiveness is taking your power back and redirecting it into something positive. Forgiveness changes everything and is the ultimate act of self-love. I offer one free session. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? I worked at a childcare facility for preschoolers and learned that children truly know the key to life: be free, full of energy and experience joy all the time! Where do you go when the going gets tough? Straight to my pastels—it’s the best outlet. If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why? Helen Keller—she always thought outside of her conditions. Instead of focusing on limitations, she used her willingness to propel herself forward and in doing so, she accomplished so much. She’s a beautiful demonstration of believing in yourself, regardless of life’s conditions. Each morning I read Helen Keller’s pledge: “I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something. Because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Everything begins with a single effort.” What’s your favorite local event that you go to? All of the events and concerts at the El Dorado Hills Town Center—it’s great family entertainment and is very close to home. We love going to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary as well.

Photos by Dante Fontana.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Food! Who doesn’t love food? And who doesn’t love it when someone else cooks for you? It seems like a meal always tastes better when someone else makes it. I grew up in a family of great cooks, from my grandmother and aunt to my dad and sisters. They all knew just how to make even the blandest of dishes sparkle with flavor. Watching the Food Network and playing around with a wide variety of foods, I finally feel like I’ve mastered the art of cooking. I put love into every dish and know it tastes better with this extra ingredient. I love to cook for people! I don’t cook too much in solitaire, unless I’m having a bad day and just need to clear my head. Cooking and baking always puts me in a better mood; I get great satisfaction watching my friends and family enjoy my meals. I’m also up for a challenge, so I love taking special orders, which adds that personal touch Theresa Searles every event needs. My goal is to spread my love through my cooking. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? FABULOUS AMERICAN Our mission is to provide customers with healthy, gourmet cuisine on a dime. I also love BISTRO (FAB) CATERING to give back to those who are less fortunate than myself, so a portion of all proceeds go COMPANY to local families in need. FAB provides healthy and fresh ingredients, and we cater to Placerville our customer’s budget and needs to ensure their event is tasty, affordable and easy. 530-391-5756 What’s your favorite local event that you go to? Our local farmers’ market has such wonderful variety of fresh veggies and fruits. And finally, customer service is…? Our excellent customer service would be defined as friendly, professional, innovative and knowledgeable.

• ON THE MENU • Sample Menu Selections Oyster Bar

Endive Salad

Oysters On The Half Shell


Six fresh oysters shucked to order and served over ice with sides of both pink peppercorn-shallot mignonette and chipotle cocktail sauce

Oysters Casino


Four freshly shucked oysters baked with maître d’ butter, tomato confit, applewood-smoked bacon, Asiago cheese, and panko bread crumbs

Oysters Rockefeller


Four freshly shucked oysters baked with a stuffing of applewood-smoked bacon, pernaud sautéed baby spinach, and minced garlic, and topped with creamy béarnaise sauce

Salads Warm Spinach Salad

ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Lane • Cameron Park 530-676-2969


Lightly wilted organic baby spinach tossed with pickled red onion, mushroom ragout, green apple matchsticks, brown sugar-almond brittle, applewood-smoked bacon lardons, and a bacon-balsamic vinaigrette Hours: Monday: Closed • Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. • Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Belgian endive leaves lightly dressed with our bleu cheese vinaigrette, and topped with crumbled bleu cheese, red grapes, green apple matchsticks, and candied almonds

Entrées Vegetable Wellington


Tomato & onion confit, organic baby spinach, artichoke hearts, herb roasted mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese wrapped in puff pastry and baked golden brown. Served with freshly made béarnaise sauce, creamy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables

Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese


Elbow macaroni pasta, wild prawns, and a blend of four cheese layered with a garlic and shrimp béchamel and topped with crunchy panko bread crumbs. Baked and served with preserved Meyer lemon relish

Boneless Beef Short Rib


Beef short rib braised in red wine, house made beef stock, mirepoix, and herbs, and served over Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables with bordelaise sauce and crispy onion strings

Sample Menu Selections Appetizers Calamari Fritta

Entrées 10.95 (small), 13.95 (large)

Bruschetta 7.50

Ravioli 14.95

Tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil dressed with olive oil, served with toasted bread

Our homemade meat filled ravioli, served in a meatsauce

Sausage & Peppers

Mussels, shrimp and scallops, served in a light cream sauce over linguini



Frutta di Mare


Pollo Francesco


Chicken breast, artichoke hearts and mushrooms, served in a cream sauce

Lunch Sandwiches 6.50, 6.95 with cheese

Our homemade meatballs, topped with meatsauce

Chicken Parmigiana

3450 Palmer Dr. Ste. 1 Cameron Park Inside Bel Air Shopping Center 530-672-2333 • Reservations Recommended


Vodka, cream and chillies blended in a marinara sauce, served over semolina wheat pasta

Sliced sausage links, bell peppers and potatoes, sautéed in olive oil

Papa Gianni’s Ristorante

Gnocchi alla Vodka

Deep fried calamari, served with a spicy marinara dipping sauce


Vitello Saltimbocca


Veal cutlets, sautéed in white wine then layered with proscuitto, provolone and mushrooms

Chicken breast, topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella


Italian Submarine


Tiramisu 6.50

Toscano salami, pepperoni, coppacola, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, mustard, mayonnaise and vinaigrette

Lady finger cookies dipped in espresso and layered with a marscapone whipped cream

Hours: Tues-Thurs: 11am - 2pm; 5pm - 9pm Fri: 11am - 2pm; 5pm - 10pm • Sat: 5pm - 10pm Sun: 5pm - 9pm • Closed Mondays

Cannoli 4.95 Italian pastry filled with creamy ricotta, rum and chocolate

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fall in love 6 Fab Finds in El Dorado County by Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon

Say goodbye to bad hair days while keeping warm and accessorizing fashionably with these crocheted beauties—available at Ambiance. Original, versatile and perfect for fall, your head will thank you. $12.95,

3. MAKE THE CUT 1. APPLE OF MY EYE Apple Hill is known for its beauty, as well as its abundance of delicious eats. From world-famous apple cider donuts to fresh, raw apple cider, Rainbow Orchards is the place to grab these must-have seasonal treats. $1 per donut (or $12 for a baker’s dozen),

Give your hair the style it deserves. From long and short ‘dos to pixies, layered and bobbed looks, Moxie Salon in Cameron Park is where it’s at when it comes to hot hairstyles. Cuts starting at $45,

6. COZY COMFORTS Cuddle up in comfort with this virgin wool, Chief Joseph blanket by Pendleton. Available at Combellack’s in Placerville, you’ll be warm and cozy all season long. $228, 530-622-2582.

Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon are hosts of ‘The Where and Wears’ of El Dorado County. Be sure to watch them on Foothill 7 Television and Sierra Community Access Television 2 and “like” them on Facebook.

2. FLOWER POWER Camino Flower Shop rocks the current flower fashion market with originality and creative beauty. From wedding arrangements to perfect floral décor, there isn’t a bouquet you won’t love. Arrangements from $45+, 64 - October 2013

4. BOOK WORM Kick your feet up and take a break from technology this fall with a good read from Face in a Book, located in El Dorado Hills. Children’s books from $3.99+; adult reads $16.99+,

Photo of Rachel Lopez and Kristen Vernon by Jenice Ray Photography. Rainbow Orchards photo by Megan Wiskus. Camino Flower Shop photo by Kris Holland Photography. Face in a Book and Ambiance photos by Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies.


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• Full Exam • Oral Cancer Screening • Complete Digital X-Rays • Thorough Cleaning *In absence of periodontal disease $ 00

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forget me not Alzheimer’s Hits Home by Tom Mailey


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But still, we were concerned. We wanted to move her to an assisted care facility, but she was still fiercely independent. “I’m a tough old bird,” she reminded us frequently. The one time she actually agreed, she lasted one night. My sister got a call the next morning from the facility supervisor: Mom had called a moving company. We realized that for as long as possible, her home was the best place. It was familiar. She was alone, but she was happy. After the funeral, we cleaned out her room. Much of the stuff we’d seen before, but we were surprised to discover something else. Mom had a lifelong love of writing, but we thought she gave it up when macular degeneration made it too difficult for her to see. However, in a relatively new spiral notebook, we found poems. Not many, but enough to tell us that in her solitude, another light still burned brightly. “She scrubbed She cooked She laundered She raised four children... She laundered everything She went to church, and so did her family She loved good music She loved good comedy She loved to swim She was lucky And unlucky She was happy She knew sadness

She would’ve liked to attend college So many years So many smiles Friendships —And a few non-friendships (Hey, isn’t that what life is all about?) And hoping Most of all That whoever reads this Will remember that I tried in so many ways to care for my family”

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is not easy, but in the coming decades, it looms. The World Health Organization calls Alzheimer’s a “public health priority,” with U.S. cost projections as high as $215 billion annually—more than heart disease or cancer, combined. October is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. If you have a loved one facing it, you’re facing it too. Resources are available. Find out more at In the meantime, stay focused on those lights that still burn brightly. They cast warmth that can help to see you through.

Catch Tom on the Pat and Tom Morning Show on New Country 105.1; or e-mail him at


Photos courtesy of Tom Mailey.

y mom would have turned 89 this year. When Patricia Mailey (maiden name, Powell) was born, cars came with hand cranks. She saw a lot: the depression, a world war, and the rise of Justin Bieber. A few years back she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but as she struggled to remember what year it was or forgot to take her medication, some things remained constant, like her sharp sense of humor. I called her one Saturday morning last year: “Hi mom!” I said “Who is this?” She asked. I wasn’t surprised by her question, given that she mixed up my brother and me on the phone long before Alzheimer’s. I clarified: “It’s Tom!” “Oh,” she said, pausing for one perfect moment. “You still think I’m your mother, don’t you?” and then she burst into a laugh that to me always sounded like water bounding over stones. My mom passed away in May, not from Alzheimer’s but an aneurysm. The doctor said it happened very quickly, for which my family was thankful. In a way, we were thankful too that it likely spared her from further fading into Alzheimer’s hazy abyss, for which there is no cure and little treatment. It’s a strange thing, Alzheimer’s. Imagine the brain like a string of lights that suddenly begin flickering. Some bulbs go out for good. Others keep burning. Some seem to burn out, but then come back on, only to dim again. There’s no pattern and little predictability. Some of my mom’s lights burned bright as ever, like that sense of humor and her long-term memory. But others—shortterm memory, simple reasoning—were either out completely or flickered randomly. As time went on, more lights blinked out and never came back on. Dad died in 2006 and Mom lived alone. She was well looked after by my sister and niece, who lived near her. Another sister, my brother and I visited as often as we could.

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