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Home, Garden, Hardware & Building Supply Store

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Paul L. Evans, DDS

GENERAL & COSMETIC

DENTISTRY New Patients Welcome

• Painless Dentistry in a Relaxing Environment • Porcelain Crowns in a Single Visit • Tooth-colored, Mercury Free Fillings • Zoom Teeth Whitening • Cosmetic Dentistry • Invisalign • Interest Free Financing • Financing Available O.A.C

(530) 273-4442

563 Brunswick Rd. Suite 1, Grass Valley www.mydreamsmile.com

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Thank You Union readers for voting us “Best” in Nevada County!

Best Real estate Company 2012

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Awarded Best Real Estate Company

7 times in the last 9 years!

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty

License # 00873741

Grass Roots Property Management (530) 470-0303 206 Sacramento St., Ste. 100 Nevada City

Grass Valley (530) 273-7293 • 855 Sutton Way Nevada City (530) 265-3282 • 108 Union Street Lake Wildwood & Penn Valley (530) 432-1131 • 11354 Pleasant Valley Road Lake of the Pines & South County (530) 268-1575 • 10193 Combie Road www.NevadaCounty4Sale.com www.PlacerCounty4Sale.com

License # 01522320

www.GrassRootsPM.com All services available in: Lake of the Pines, Auburn, Colfax, Meadow Vista, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Alta Sierra, Chicago Park, Peardale, Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, North San Juan and Surrounding Areas

Commercial Division (530) 272-7222 855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley www.cbcommercialgr.com Coldwell Banker Mortgage (530) 205-4611 855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

Disclaimer: Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty and Grass Roots Property Management are separate entities/businesses, with different management. Grass Roots Property Management is a licensee of the service mark “Grass Roots.” Any transactions with either company are separate and unrelated. Review and evaluate the contract and services of each company separately as they are unrelated, and neither company is a party to the other’s contract(s) or responsible for its services provided to you.

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Suburban Propane

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Here at your local Grass Valley Suburban Propane, we are focused on “providing exceptional customer service – from our customers’ perspective.” Thank you Nevada County for voting us #1 for 13 years!

Suburban Propane

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12575 Charles Drive, Grass valley

(530)

273-6113

www.suburbanpropane.com

Thank you to all our customers who continue to keep us Nevada County’s #1 propane company for 13 years now! 2012 Best of Nevada County 7


125 Bost Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9597 Fax 265-6386

Walp & Associates would like to thank all of our loyal clients for voting us Best in Nevada County! We look forward to providing excellent bookkeeping, live payroll, and tax services for another 33 years!

Navo & Sons Inc. 4 Generations of the Navo Family

Thank you Nevada County for voting us “Best Plumber” Serving Nevada County for all your plumbing needs

273-3714/273-2964 815 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley

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Contents 10 welcome 12 profile: Beam easy living center 14 Fun & Games 16 Citizens of the Year 16 Citizen of the YEar: Jerry Cirino 18 Citizen of the YEar: Jack Feller 20 Citizen of the YEar: ed townsend 18 Bed & Breakfasts/Hotels 23 profile: Melisa Mistler-Yates, owner of M3 Mall 24 Citizen of the YEar: Sandy Schmidt 24 Food & Beverage 26 Citizen of the YEar: Barbara Thomas

31 Profile: Placer TItle 33 Healthcare Professional/ Services/Goods 35 Home Services/goods 38 Profile: Gold Country Kuk Sool WOn 39 Profile: Eskaton Village 42 Housing/Real Estate 43 People 44 Personal care 45 Pets 45 Physical Sports/Activities 46 Produce/grocery 47 Professional 48 Retail Shopping 52 Senior/assisted living care 42 Services

Publisher Dave Schmall Advertising Director Julia Stidham Special Sections Manager Dana Rosacker Layout & design Julie Miller Account Managers Jodi Jannings, Melissa Rhoden, barbara wibberley, Emelia Marini, Shawn Ryley, Debbi Sutton Printed with pride by The Union press crew 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945 530-273-9561 • theunion.com

Toys are for kids (and grown-ups, too!)

wagons • dolls Breyer horses • puzzles board games • Webkinz stuffed animals • trucks dress-up clothes

121 Mill Street, Grass Valley • 273.8304 Voted runner-up for ‘Best Gift Shop’ by The Union readers


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for voting Byers’ LeafGuard Best Gutter Company 14 years in a row! Thanks to your trust and support, Byers’ LeafGuard continues to grow and thrive! We work all over Northern California, but we especially love working right here in Nevada County with you, our friends and neighbors. We are honored to be part of this wonderful community. Thank you!

Ray Byers, Jr. and Ray Byers, Sr.

No clogs. No leaks. No cleaning. That’s Byers. Our no-clog guarantee is the cornerstone of our company and our personal promise to you. It’s simple and straightforward – no exclusions and no fine print. If it clogs, we’ll clean it. No questions asked.

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Welcome

to the 2012 Best of Nevada County Publication. The Union is excited to present this annual honor to businesses, people and places within Nevada County. The hard work of these individuals and organizations help create a great place to live, work and play. During the month of January, we asked you – our loyal readers – to tell us who your favorites are in the community. We offered three different opportunities to fill out a paper ballot found in The Union, and we also added a new online voting component for specific categories. To ensure the integrity of the paper voting process, ballots were sealed and mailed to a contracted company Marketing Solutions Group. MSG is located in Edmond, Oklahoma and specializes in third-party database tabulation. Each ballot was entered by MSG and they then send us the results. The online voting results are tabulated through a service called SurveyMonkey.com. The past two years, we’ve had more votes than ever! Over 1,100 ballots were submitted to us and ballots not meeting the published criteria were excluded from consideration. With this large amount of votes, it is truly an honor to be titled the Best of Nevada County. We would like to thank our readers, winners, runner-ups and advertisers for making this publication possible. This is our most successful publication and it would not be possible without your continued support. You voted and now it’s time to see who won! And the winners are …

Thanks for voting us Best Children’s Clothing Store!

Thanks For Keeping Us The #1 Auto Dealer in Nevada County!

Vanessa Hale in front of her own Baby Registry display

Expectant Mothers On Our Baby Registry

Pioneer . . . . . . . . . Motors .........

Sarah Alderman Casey Blackwell Rachel Botha Ashlan Brown Kassidy Callori Sara Claydon Renee Creamer Annie Currie Jaleen Davidson Jennifer Davis Kristin DeSena Rachel Dibbern Christel Duff Isabella Eaton

Kaytie Ettlin Elyssa Farabee Valerie Farrell Jessica Frink Amber Gonzalez Vicky Greever Tess Hacker Vanessa Hale Jackie King Melody King Jayleen Koenig Suzanne Koster Serina Martineau Alondra McClendon

Heather McClendon Gina McColl Andrea Meyers Jamie Miller Kacie Mills Callie Moon Sherry Morse Krystal Moyer Jaclyn Murray Charity Nicosia Kate Ozmun Breezy Phillips Ruth Ridgway Lauren Sanzone

Your Baby Shower Store The Most Adorable & Unique Baby Gifts for Under $25

1611 East Main St. Grass Valley • 477-1000 138 Mill Street, GV 274-7002 futuregenerationsbaby.com 10 2012 Best of Nevada County

Nicole Schutte Shawna Shoberg Melissa Sletner Kelsey Smith Ashley Smith Dayana Stockdale Cassy Stone Lauren Stowe Diandra Thomas Sylvia Torres Ashley Totoonchie


Thank you to Nevada County, for recognizing us as one of the Best businesses in Nevada County again this year. we Buy & sell all amouNts of: • Kruggerands • Gold & Silver Eagles • Maple Leafs • 90% Silver Coins • Bars, Rounds

Gold Country’s Premier National Bullion Broker

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Up-to-the-minute precious metals market prices are viewable on our website and in our retail locations. Because we work in higher volumes, we have better prices! Largest selection of gold and silver in Nevada County! We offer a drive-in bay for large orders. We also ship orders anywhere in the USA.

• Gold & Silver • Placer Gold • Dental Gold • Jewelry

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Winner

Beam Easy Living Center Best: Home Theater/TV Store

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422 Henderson St., Grass Valley 530-273-5166 • www.beameasy.com

Beam Easy Living Center was founded by Mike and June Rough in 1979. Originally, Beam was a Central Vacuum Company and other products were added such as burglar alarms, intercom systems and telephones. June soon started as an outside salesperson and introduced a little known central vacuum system to Nevada County. The product’s success was found with a passion and belief in the product, coupled with its unparalleled performance. Beam Easy Living Center eventually became the largest selling dealer of Beam Central Vacuums in the nation. Growth continued within the Beam family as sons-in-law Brian O’Brien and Bob Medlyn came to the company in 1990. More products were continually added, such as distributed audio systems and structured cabling systems. These additions and culminating with its relocation in 1999 to a 13,000 sq. ft. showroom and warehouse now sports the area’s largest selection of high definition televisions, audio/video systems, Big Green Egg smokers and grills, allergy relief products, a full-line of portable vacuums, feature repairs for all conventional vacuums, and many more products designed to make your life easier. Mike and June released day-to-day operations to O’Brien and Medlyn in 2002 and they continued to grow the business while maintaining the fundamental principles of customer service and continually striving to “do the right thing”in the business.

Beam’s sponsorship can be seen in so many local charities, events and youth sports. Ten years ago, community service was taken to a new level when they created the annual Keeping Kids Safe Festival. Each April, Marc Klaas and the Klaas Kids Foundation are here with their unique photo and fingerprint ID program. Over 1,000 kids and families attend this wonderful and free event. Kids are treated to informative interaction with all local law enforcement and fire protection agencies; loads of fun activities; and free hotdogs and drinks. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this event and is scheduled for April 20, 2013.

Their most recent addition was the acquisition Admiral Alarm and Electric in July of 2010. Marc Burgraff and his crew working together with Beam added a new dimension to Beam’s service department and installation of such specialty products as Whole House Fans, Generac Generators, lighting additions, and service.

Stop by the Beam Easy Living Center at 422 Henderson Street in Grass Valley and see for yourself how they can be your one stop shop for home entertainment, home and business security, CCTV, high definition TVs, Structured cabling and many more products offering comfort, convenience, and functionality.

Thank you Nevada County for voting us

BesT Home THeaTer CompaNy We Will meet or beat box store prices While providing quality service and solutions for every budget.

Thank you Nevada County for 22 years of continued support, and for voting us ‘Best Dance School’. It is a pleasure dancing with you!

come and see why dance with laura Bishop Studio is numBer one!

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540 Searls Avenue, Nevada City

Specializing in dance education for young children


Thank You to my friends and clients for voting me Best Real Estate Agent 2 years in a row!

Mary Margaretich

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www.NevadaCountyMary.com

Susana Knox Sherry Thauberger Executive Assistant Buyer’s Assistant

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Nevada County, for voting NETWORK REAL ESTATE The Best Real Estate Company for 6 Years!

Lake of the Pines 10598 Combie Rd.

Grass Valley

(530) 268-8800

Lake Wildwood

11368 Pleasant Valley Rd.

(530) 432-8885

Nevada City

436 Broad Street

(530) 265-2551

167 S. Auburn St.

(530) 272-8885

Search all active listingsIn Nevada and Placer Counties at

www.Network-RealEstate.com

DRE # 00843903

Congratulations to Network Agent, Mary Margaretich for winning Best Agent 2 years in a row! 2012 Best of Nevada County 13


Fun & Games Best Band

Bullards Bar 12571 Marysville Rd., Dobbins 877-692-3201 www.bullardsbar.com

Winner Sol

Runner-Up Runnin’ 4 Cover

Best Best Boating Camping Winner TIE location Rollins Lake

Winner Rollins Lake

21597 You Bet Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-9413 www.penresort.com

21597 You Bet Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-9413 www.aboutnevadacounty. com/lakes/rollins

Runner-Up Tie Scotts Flat lake 23333 Scotts Flat Rd., Nevada City (530) 265-5302 www.scottsflatlake.net

23333 Scott’s Flat Rd., Nevada City 530-265-5302 www.scottsflatlake.net

Scotts Flat Lake

Best Fishing spot

Runner-Up Lake Engelbright 13104 Marine Dr., Smartsville 530-432-6302 www.englebrightlake.com

Winner Scotts Flat Lake

Best Day trip

23333 Scott’s Flat Rd., Nevada City 530-265-5302 www.scottsflatlake.net

Winner Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley 530-273-8522 www.empiremine.org

Runner-Up South Yuba River www.southyubariverstatepark.org

Runner-Up TIE Bowman Lake Rollins Lake 21597 You Bet Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-9413 www.penresort.com

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• Foreign & Domestic Coins • Coin Collections • Paper Currency • Placer Gold • Bullion Gold, Silver & Platinum • Scrap Jewelry • Sterling Silver Flatware • Dental Gold • Pocket Watches

Sellers Of

• Numismatic Coins • Collector Coin Supplies • Bullion Gold, Silver & Platinum • Quartz Gold • Jewelry Grade Placer & Nuggets • Collectible Watches

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Thank you Nevada County for voting us Best Solar Company

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“Best Auto Repair” & “Best Tire Store” Thanks for voting us “best of” 14 times!

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Colfax 1774 S. Canyon Way 346-8782

Nevada City 531 Searls Ave. 265-4642

563 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley • (530) 273-0303 • planitsolar.com

Thank you for Voting us The Best in Nevada County! Retirement ~ Assisted Living ~ Memory Care

Specializing in Alzheimer Care and Assisted Living Call Bill Pranckitas to arrange a visit to the Highgate community... see how Highgate can improve your life or the life of your loved ones.

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Welcome to the comforts of Home... Welcome to Highgate 2012 Best of Nevada County 15


Citizen of the Year Nominee

Jerry Cirino

The story of this man and how he has touched Nevada County began in 1956 when he was a young boy. He was an active member of the FFA, worked the ranches in and around the county, and held jobs at various local businesses while going to school. Upon graduation from NU, he went off to war before choosing to come back home to raise his family. Feeling Nevada County was the ideal place to do so, he invested in opening his own lumber mill and subsequently, becoming a building contractor. A dangerous but more lucrative career as an explosives contractor followed, and then the decision to buy Duffy’s presented itself.  For 30 successful years, Jerry Cirino has given our county his talent, his passion and his professionalism by sharing recipes from the Cirino Family Kitchen to all those who walked through his doors. Generations have been touched... proms, first-dates, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries. The list goes on and traditions were born.    As an active member of the Fair, Jerry served as President. Today, he is the proud sponsor of ‘Treat Street.’ He endlessly donates to charitable causes, supports The Center for the Arts each season and quietly assists those in need. Added to that, the list of young people he has employed and mentored over the years and the continuation of “Made in the Heart of Nevada County” found on the label of Cirino’s Bloody Mary Mix, and you’ve got a recipe for Citizen of the Year. Jerry is a successful business man who, unbeknownst to many, has given so much. His integrity and selflessness is the true measure of a man.   ­— Submitted by Donna Imsand

Citizens of the Year This year, we are proud to honor five outstanding citizens of Nevada County. These individuals successes range from starting nonprofits, working countless volunteer hours, running successful businesses, and raising families here in our great county. Without these hardworking and selfless individuals, we would have a great hole in our community. We hope these highlighted individuals’ stories inspire us all to lend a hand to those in need to maintain and improve this community. We thank you for each of your hard work. Here’s what those who nominated you had to say:

Thank You

For Voting the Nevada County Fair “Nevada County’s Best Event” 13 Years in a Row! Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley

(530) 273-6217

NevadaCountyFair.com

“Big John’s” Garage Door Co.

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30 Years Experience

Thank You for voting us runner-up ■ Garage Doors & Electric Openers ■ All Makes & Models ■ Steel Sectional Doors Sales, Service, Repair 16 2012 Best of Nevada County

■ Spring Replacement ■ Contractors Welcome ■ Door Closers and Repair

(530) 265-6359 Auburn (530) 823-6438

■ Free Estimates ■ Senior Discounts/Automatic Doors for Handicap Locally Owned & Operated

JoiN us Aug 7-11 At this yeAr’s FAir


Best Golf course Winner Alta Sierra Country Club

11897 Tammy Wy., Grass Valley 530-273-2868 www.altasierracc.com

Runner-Up TIE Lake Wildwood Golf Course 11255 Cottontail Way, Grass Valley 530-432-1163 www.lwwa.org Quail Valley Golf Course 12594 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley 530-274-1340

Best Hiking trail Winner Independence Trail

Hwy. 49 - North, Nevada City 530-477-4788 www.parks.ca.gov/?page_ id=25221

• Charitable event

Runner-Up Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley 530-273-8522 www.empiremine.org

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Best Live theater

Winner Nevada County Fair

Winner Off Broad Street 305 Commercial St., Nevada City 530-265-8686 www.offbroadstreet.com Runner-Up TIE Nevada Theater 401 Broad St., Nevada City 530-265-6161 www.nevadatheatre.com Sierra Stages Community Theatre 530-346-3210 www.sierrastages.org

Winner The Union’s Paint the Town Pink

Event of the year

• Local event

Aug. 7-11, 2013 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-6217 www.nevadacountyfair.com/fair

Runner-Up TIE Grass Valley Downtown Car Show April 27, 2013 Downtown Grass Valley www.downtowngrassvalley.com World Fest July 11-14, 2013 Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-6217 www.worldfest.net

Oct. 24, 2013 Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-4241 www.theunion.com/pink

Runner-Up MEB2 Turkey Trot Nov. 28, 2013 Nevada Union High School’s Hooper Stadium 11761 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-0521 www.meb2turkeytrot.com

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Best Movie theater

Citizen of the Year Nominee

Jack Feller

Jack Feller turned 90 in December and is still working. He serves on various arbitration resolution boards around the state and his opinion and expertise are in demand. He served years on the Living Well Medical Clinic board and the Nevada County Republican Central Committee. He is the chairman of the elder board of his church and has participated in church dramas. He was the campaign manager for two local candidates. He and his wife Phyllis own and maintain commercial properties in the area. They have been married over 65 years and have a loving, close-knit family of six children, 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Jack has been a beloved and respected member of this community for nearly 50 years. His energy seems boundless as he drives all over California to meetings and projects. He is a trustee for a Southern California seminary and recently completed a term on the board of a charitable foundation in Fresno. He is also an Eagle Scout and served in the US Army Air Corps as a sergeant and radio mechanic in the Pacific theatre during WWII. He is truly an amazing nonagenarian and inspiration to active seniors everywhere. ­— Submitted by Pat Lane

Winner Del Oro Theater

165 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-273-6932 www.sierracinemas.com/ deloro.asp Runner-Up TIE Sierra Cinemas 840-C E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-9000 www.sierracinemas.com

Sutton Theatres 399 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-9000 www.sierracinemas.com/sutton.asp

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ThePilatesPlaceGrassValley.com 131 Richardson Street Grass Valley 18 2012 Best of Nevada County

Best Park

Winner Empire Mine State Historic Park

10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley 530-273-8522 www.empiremine.org Runner-Up TIE Western Gateway Park 18560 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley 530-432-1990 www.westerngatewaypark.com Condon Park 660 Minnie St., Grass Valley

Best Night spot

Best Place for cycling

212 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-1353 www.holbrooke.com

www.nevadacitychamber. com/nevada-city-things-todo/outdoor-recreation/roadbiking-cycling

Winner The Holbrooke Hotel

Thank you!

Runner-Up Cooper’s 235 Commercial St., Nevada City 530-265-0116 www.coopersnclive.com

Winner Nevada City

To our wonderful customers: It is our honor and privilege to have your continued business and support. Thank you once again for acknowledging and rewarding our efforts. Linda Haldane

HALDANE COMPUTERS Since 1985

HALDANE COMPUTER CENTERS INC. www.haldanecomputers.com 530-272-2802 11309 McCourtney Road • Opposite the Fairgrounds • Grass Valley


Runner-Up Tie Hirschman’s Trail Nevada City Indepenence Trail Hwy. 49 - North, Nevada City 530-477-4788 www.nevadacountythingstodo.com/ hiking/independencetrail

Best Place to picnic

Best Place to take the kids

Thank You again for voting us

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ChiropraCtiC Care

Winner 49er Fun Park

314 Railroad Ave., Grass Valley 530-272-4949 www.49erfunpark.com/

Dr. Dale Jacobson DC, Dr. Robert Woodhall DC, Dr. Heather Hunt DC.

Runner-Up Western Gateway Park 18560 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley 530-432-1990 www.westerngatewaypark.com

Winner Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley 530-273-8522 www.empiremine.org

Runner-Up South Yuba River www.southyubariverstatepark.org

Best Romantic getaway

“It confirms our suspicion that all of our patients are above average and extremely intelligent.” We accept: Personal Insurance • Auto Accidents • Medicare Specializing in Functional Medicine and Nourishing Traditions protocol. Specializing in Maternity. Infant & Pediatric Care Free Weekly Yoga Stretch Classes

Winner Lake Tahoe Runner-Up Truckee

(530) 265-2220

194 Gold Flat Road • Nevada City (Corner of Gold Flat & Highway 49)

www.jacobsonchiropractic.net

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• Enjoy No Contracts, High Pressure Sales or Commissions • Guaranteed Results with Free Call Backs If Necessary • Quick Response • Wasp Nest & Spider Web Cleanup Included

Third Generation Family Owned & Operated for 39 Years

Best of Nevada County 2002- 2012

Directing Treatments Responsibly & Accurately for Desired Results

Nevada County (530)

273-1766

Placer County (530)

885-8741

South Placer County (916)

632-6802

www.EconomyPestControl.com 2012 Best of Nevada County 19


Citizen of the Year Nominee

Auto/ Motorcycle

Ed Townsend

I‘d like to nominate my friend Ed Townsend for Nevada County’s Citizen of the Year. Ed runs a local sign business (Grass Valley Sign Company), and I believe there’s not a nonprofit, children’s organization, or sporting group holding a special event around town that Ed hasn’t supplied free or near-free signage in order to help get the word out. I first came to know Ed through the spinning classes he teaches at South Yuba Club and through the bike rides he leads in the area. Whether it’s a mountain bike jaunt through the Loma Rica trail system for near-beginners, a competition in Downieville for aces, or a road ride from Cisco Grove to Donner Lake (or beyond), Ed is there encouraging others to push themselves. Best, he’s got a great sense of humor, and if there’s a new kind of bike somewhere in the world worth knowing about, he’s the first to send an email with a video link. Ed Townsend is an inspiration to me. ­— Submitted by Dian S.

Best Auto body shop

Winner Tripps Auto Body & Paint Shop

127 Stewart St., Grass Valley 530-273-8515

Runner Up Chris’s Auto Body Shop 13113 John Bauer Ave., Grass Valley (530) 272-2271 www.chriscollisionrepair.com

Best Auto detailer Winner A Finer Detail

950 Idaho Maryland, Grass Valley 530-477-1455

2428 Nevada City Hwy Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 478-8383 www.deltahl.com

NMLS Lic. #616674 DRE #01277890

Runner Up Car Bright 1671 E. Main St., Grass Valley (530) 273-5482

Best Auto glass Winner Moule Paint & Glass

700 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-4643 www.moulepaintandglass. com Runner Up Grass Valley Glass 208 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley (530) 272-2621

Delta Home Loans understands our client’s and community’s needs and is the leader in providing excellence in service, rates and programs since 1989. Thank you for your trust and support.

Thank You for Voting us Best Mortgage Company in 2012! 20 2012 Best of Nevada County


Best Auto parts

Winner Riebe’s Auto Parts 126 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-4000 www.riebes.com

Runner Up AutoZone 412 Brunswick Rd., Grass Valley 530-272-6066 www.autozone.com

Best Auto repair Winner Plaza Tire & Auto Services

531 Searls Ave., Nevada City 530-265-4642 1774 S. Canyon Way, Colfax 530-346-8782 17317 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley 530-432-9144 www.plazatireandautoservice. com

Runner Up Foothill Car Care 653 Maltman Dr., Ste. A, Grass Valley (530) 477-5712 www.foothillcarcare.com

Best Car dealer

Thank you! for voting us Best Appliance Store

Winner Pioneer Motors

1611 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-1000 www.pioneermotors.com Runner Up Liberty Motors 600 Freeman Ln., Grass Valley (530) 477-5454 www.libertymotorsgv.com

Best Motor sports

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Winner Sierra Motor Sports

2121 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-273-1384 www.sierramotorsports.com

Runner Up Mike’s Cycle Store 144 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley (530) 273-8337 www.markscyclestore.com

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129 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

273-9511

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Best Tire shop

Winner Plaza Tire & Auto Services 531 Searls Ave., Nevada City 530-265-4642 1774 S. Canyon Way, Colfax 530-346-8782 17317 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley 530-432-9144 plazatireandautoservice.com Runner UP 570 Freeman Ln., Grass Valley (530) 272-2132 www.lesschwab.com

Best Towing service Winner Fischer Towing

647 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-3180

Runner Up Kilroy’s Towing Services 12077 State Hwy. 49, Grass Valley (530) 273-3495 www.kilroysauto.com

Bed & Breakfasts/ Hotels Best Bed and breakfast inn Winner The Outside Inn

575 E. Broad St., Nevada City 530-265-2233 www.outsideinn.com Runner Up Deer Creek Inn 116 Nevada St., Nevada City (530) 264-7038 www.deercreekinn.net

Best Hotel/ Motel

Winner Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 121 Bank St., Grass Valley 530-477-1700 www.hiexpress.com Runner Up The Outside Inn 575 E. Broad St., Nevada City 530-265-2233 www.outsideinn.com

Thank you

to our wonderful customers for all your support and for voting us BEST pharmacy for 6 consecutive years! · Quick Efficient Service · Competitive Prices · Unique Gifts · Greeting Cards · Candles · Willow Tree Figures · Jewelry & More

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Nevada city pharmacy 737 Zion Street, Nevada City

East main pharmacy 640 E. Main Street, Suite 2

24 Hr. Refill Line 470-8994

24 Hr. Refill Line 274-1552

470-8854

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Melisa Mistler-Yates, Owner of M3 Mall

Winner

Best Volunteer 2010 & 2012, Runner up Make Up Artist 2010 & 2012, Runner up Weight Loss Coach www.m3mall.biz, 530-205-8462 (call or text)

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Melisa Mistler, owner of M3 Mall volunteers for a variety of organizations. Mistler is a graduate of Nevada Union and returned home and opened M3 Mall in 2009. She volunteers as the chair person for the Class of 1986 Reunions, church, The BAM Project (The Tapestry Network of Nevada County) and, as Mrs. Northern California. With The BAM Project, Mistler serves 24 nonprofits a year; at M3 Mall she assists 14 nonprofits; and with her church she is part of the drama team, the editor of their e-newsletter and Facebook page. Mistler also makes 24 annual appearances as Mrs. Northern California. Some of her “Queen”

appearances include MC for Animal Save’s annual Santa Paws event as well as presenting trophies at GVDA’s car shows. M3 Mall Queens and team members volunteer at the fair on disabilities day at the Petting Zoo. M3 Mall is a beauty and wellness studio specializing in fundraising, custom cosmetics and weight loss. Mistler combines all the aspects of M3 Mall to serve the community. As a makeup artist, she and the M3 Mall team volunteer for fashion shows including: Animal Save, CoRR, NEO and Paint the Town Pink. She is an advocate for wellness, and teaches weight loss classes and speaks on this topic. Mistler states,“Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and as daughters of the most-highKing, we are princesses, so, we must treat our bodies as such.” Mistler’s online bio at http://nevadacountybamtapestry.com provides links to her publications, radio broadcasts and speaking clips. Mistler volunteers in some capacity daily. When asked what motivates her, she replied, 1 John 3:18 states,“Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”

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Citizen of the Year Nominee

Food & Beverage

Sandy Schmidt

Sandy Schmidt is a woman that defines the phrase “Because every woman is a woman of worth.” Her devotion, dedication, and passion to the Women of Worth organization are incomparable. Sandy has selflessly dedicated her life to the survivors of domestic violence, her children and the community. Being a survivor herself, she has a deeply personal understanding and compassion for those still suffering. She set out on a journey in 2001 with little more than hope and a vision when she started the uphill battle against domestic violence. Early on, she set out to fill the immediate needs of women and their children fleeing abusive relationships. Relentless in her quest, she pleaded with family and friends to help her in the pursuit of practical goods. She was tireless and soon others began working hand in hand with her to help those in need. W.O.W grew quickly and in late 2001 the first Women of Worth office opened, giving local residents access to the practical necessities used in everyday life. After gaining 501(C)(3) status, in 2003 an article in The Union newspaper raised awareness of Sandy’s efforts. Community groups and the local government took notice and through the years she has been recognized with many local, state, and national organizations. Sandy faced many struggles but after nearly 10 years of sleepless nights and 16 hour days, her dream became a reality. In 2010 Sandy and Women of Worth opened Hetty’s Haven, the only long-term transitional shelter in Nevada County. After much success and a short time later she opened a second domestic violence shelter called Kelly’s Kottage. The fall of 2012 saw the Grand Opening of the new W.O.W ReShop & ReSource Center, a beacon of light for those less fortunate in and around Nevada County. The W.O.W. ReShop plays a vital role for families in crisis, and for people who want slightly used and often “re-newed” clothing, furniture, and household items. After 13 years, Sandy’s vision is clearer and broader than ever. Her love of people shows in everything she does. To her, there are always people to help, hearts to mend, and lives to save. ­­— Submitted by Lee Druktenis

You took the time to vote again, you chose us again and we are

grateful again!

Best Barbecue

530-477-2253 340C Elm Ave., Auburn 530-888-1011 www.flourgarden.com

Winner Smiley Guys Smokehouse

131 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley 530-274-2933 www.smileyguyssmokehouse. com Runner Up Gold Rush Burgers & BBQ 108 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-8080 www.goldrushburgers-bbq.com

Runner Up Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli 421 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-273-2904 www.summerthymes.com

Best Bar

Winner Cirino’s On Main Street

Best Bakery Winner Flour Garden Bakery

999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-2043 109 Neal Street, Grass Valley

215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6600 www.cirinosbmm.com Runner Up Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar 111 N. Pine St., Nevada City 530-265-9093 www.friartucks.com

Thank you Nevada County

for voting us the Best Electrical Contractor! Your Full Service Electrical Contractor

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Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely,

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(next to Staples & Round Table)

273-6000

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Best Breakfast Winner South Pine Café

110 S. Pine St., Nevada City 530-265-0260 102 N. Richardson St., Grass Valley 530-274-0261 www.southpinecafe.com

Runner up Paulette’s Country Kitchen 875 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-4008 www.paulettescountrykitchen.com

Best Buffet Winner Lin Q

682 Freeman Lane #C, Grass Valley 530-272-8888

Runner Up Royal Dragon Restaurant 101 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-272-2868

Best Casual Dining Winner Cirino’s On Main Street

215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6600 www.cirinosbmm.com

Thank you

To all our cusTomers for voTing us

besT auTo deTailer 5 years in a row!

Runner Up Lefty’s Grill 101 Broad St., Nevada City 530-265-5838 www.leftysgrill.com

Now offeriNg HaNd Car wasHiNg

Best Catering company Winner Christopher’s Old World Deli & Catering Company 206 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-8919 www.christophersdeli.com Runner Up Antonios Ayestaran Catering 530-401-8462 www.antoniocatering.net

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950 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley Auto • Marine • RV Motorcycle • Aviation

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Citizen of the Year Nominee

Barbara Thomas

I would like to nominate Barbara Thomas, my best friend and wife for Nevada County Citizen of the Year. She won’t like that I did this, but the time, energy and commitment she has and does give to our community continues to amaze me. We moved to Nevada County in 2005 and within a year she was deeply involved and on the boards of Twin Cities Concert Association (now InConcert Sierra) and The Friendship Club (TFC). The goal of TFC is to engage, educate and empower disadvantaged girls. In addition to her skills in marketing, fundraising, horse camp and driving, she was an “angel” to a Friendship Club girl for eight years. That young woman is now a freshman at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. As“Grandma”she continues to mentor and support this young woman’s success. She served as president of the board for two years and is still actively involved. In 2011 she was asked to join the board of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) where she has been on the fund development and membership committees, and the steering committee for the Sage Leadership-Civic Engagement project. One hundred Sage and Emerging Sage leaders were interviewed in depth about their lives and their commitment to civic involvement. This project resulted in a book “The Sages Among Us-Harnessing the Power of Civic Engagement,” authored by Gary Quehl, a local sage. In 2011 she also joined the board of The Center for the Arts and currently serves as president. Her leadership skills and ability to get people to work together are being well used in this position. Her passion for the arts and youth is endless. The programs and productions put on by the Center are major contributors to the culture of our county and Northern California. She is the mother of two adult children, grandmother to two granddaughters, a horse woman, dog lover, walker, gourmet cook, consummate networker, devoted to the well-being of those around her, the community, the planet and her husband of 54 years. I am honored and humbled by this lady and very happy to nominate her as Nevada County Citizen of the Year. ­— Submitted by Ed Thomas

The only center in western Nevada County recertified with a 5-Star Quality Rating for the 2nd time

Quality Care

in a Learning Environment Ages Birth -10 years

Best Chinese Best Deli Winner TIE food Winner Asian Garden

2074 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-273-0666 Runner Up Fred’s Szechuan Chinese Restaurant 224 Broad St., Nevada City 530-478-9072

Best Coffee shop Winner Starbucks

716 Freeman Ln., Grass Valley 530-274-1595 867 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-2249 www.starbucks.com Runner Up Caroline’s Coffee Roasters 128 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-273-6424 www.carolinescoffee.com

(530) 265-9104

Thank yo for votin u us best fog r 9 years!

26 2012 Best of Nevada County

Since 1981

Beach Hut Deli

Glenbrook Plaza, 522 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-5151 www.beachhutdeli.com Runner Up Christopher’s Old World Deli & Catering Company 206 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-8919 www.christophersdeli.com

We are here helping your pets live longer, happier and healthier lives.

“Quality child care has the capability of promoting trust, autonomy, and a true sense of happiness and well-being in children.”

10114 Granholm Lane, Nevada City (off Gold Flat Rd.)

735 Zion St., Nevada City 530- 265-4596 129 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-272-5000 www.spdmarket.com

Thanks for voTing us besT veTerinary clinic again This year!

• Separate Infant & Toddler Center • Preschool, Child Care • School Age Program • FREE State Preschool

A privately owned partner with Head Start for 14 years

SPD Market

131 Olympia Park Rd., GV 477-2287

best friends deserve the best care!


Best Fast food Winner Taco Bell

109 Olympic Park Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-8163 www.tacobell.com

Runner Up Jimboy’s Tacos 1937 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 530-477-9490 www.jimboystacos.com

Best Fine dining

Winner New Moon Café

203 York St., Nevada City 530-265-6399 www.thenewmooncafe.com Runner Up Kane’s Family Restaurant 120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley 530-273-8111 www.kanesrestaurant.net

Best Hamburger and fries Winner Big A Rootbeer Drive-In

Thank You for Voting Us #1 Deli in Nevada County!

810 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-3243 www.bigadrivein.com Runner Up Northridge Restaurant 773 Nevada St., Nevada City 530-478-0470 21515 Higgins Rd., Auburn 530-268-1073 17464 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley 530-432-0700 www.northridgerestaurant.com

Best Italian food

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Winner Cirino’s On Main Street 215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6600 www.cirinosbmm.com Runner Up Villa Venezia Ristorante Italiano 124 Bank St., Grass Valley 530-273-3555 www.villavenezia.info

522 Sutton Way, GraSS Valley 530-477-5151 | Visit us at www.beachhutdeli.com

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Hospice of the Foothills Gift & Thrift

Since 1974

Garden Shop: • Fountains • Organic Seeds • Pottery • Organic Fertilizer • Gardening Tools & Books

for making us the #1 stop for high quality, new & gently used items!

Voted Vo Nevada N e County’s Best Thrift Store B 9y years in a row!

Locally Grown: • Perennials • Dogwoods • Birch Trees • Red Maples • Japanese Maples • Vegetable Plants Thank you to all our customers who voted us The BesT Nursery & Garden store in Nevada County 13 years in a row!

weiss brothers

Locally grown for the past 39 years

615 maltman dr, GV 273-5814 Mon-Sat 8:30aM-5:30pM Sun 8:30aM-4:00pM

Auto, boat & RV donations accepted

Nevada City

754 Zion Street

530.265.6500

Furniture pick up & delivery available

Penn Valley 17440 Penn Valley Dr.

530.432.7600

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Best Organic Best Pasties Winner eatery

Best Lunch

Winner Cirino’s On Main Street

215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6600 www.cirinosbmm.com Runner Up Rico’s Taco Taqueria 840 E. Main St., Grass Valley

Best

Winner BriarPatch Co-op 290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley 530-272-5333 www.briarpatch.coop

Runner Up California Organics 135 Argall Way, Nevada City 560-265-9392 www.californiaorganics.com

Marshall’s Pasties 203 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-272-2844

Runner Up Cousin Jack’s Pasty Company 100 S. Aubrun St., Grass Valley 530-272-9230 www.cousinjackspasty.com

Best Patio dining

Best Overall Winner Mexican food restaurant Tofanelli’s Gold Winner Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

226 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-274-2040 www.mariasgrassvalley.com Runner Up Rico’s Taco Taqueria 840 E. Main St., Grass Valley

Winner Cirino’s On Main Street

215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6600 www.cirinosbmm.com Runner Up Kane’s Family Restaurant 120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley 530-273-8111 www.kanesrestaurant.net

Thank you to our patients for voting us #1 for both Best Hearing Company and Best Audiologist 8 years in a row!

Country Bistro

302 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-1468 www.tofanellis.com Runner Up Kane’s Family Restaurant 120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley 530-273-8111 www.kanesrestaurant.net

Best Pizza

Winner Round Table Pizza

686 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-6155 10894 Combie Rd. #128, Auburn 530-268-0433 www.roundtablepizza.com Runner Up Miner Moes 102 Argall Way, Nevada City 530-265-0284 www.minermoespizza.com

Best Seafood

Winner Cirino’s On Main Street

215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6600 www.cirinosbmm.com Runner Up Kane’s Family Restaurant 120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley 530-273-8111 www.kanesrestaurant.net

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Winner profile

Placer Title

Best: Title/Escrow Company 380 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 100, Grass Valley 530-477-1382 www.placertitle.com

Placer Title Company is honored to been voted Best Title Company in Nevada County! Thank you to our valued customers and friends for your loyalty and support, granting us this privilege since 2004. Placer Title Company is a full-service title and escrow operation, serving Northern and Central California from nearly 50 branch locations in 17 counties. We are proud to be one of the largest independent title agencies in the west and are licensed to do business in all 58 California counties. We are also excited to be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. Placer Title Company was founded by Leo French in 1973. Mr. French’s vision was to create a work environment that placed an emphasis on the best interests of the people. His dream: “To bring together a group of people who really care about each other and about their customers.” Mr. French believed that if this was accomplished, success would follow. Beginning with only

two offices - one in Roseville, Calif. and the other in Auburn, Calif., Placer Title Company has grown throughout Northern California and beyond. At Placer Title Company, our people are dedicated to the industry and are committed to giving exceptional service to our clientele. Our staff’s longevity combined with the company’s commitment to retaining long-term client relationships has been the key to our success and is what makes us who we are today. Backed by the strength of Mother Lode Holding Company, we have been able to diversify our business by creating a National Lender Division (National Closing Solutions), Premiere Reverse Closings and a short sale negotiation company (Short Sale Advantage). By expanding our services, we can better serve our clients and offer solutions to all of their title and escrow needs. At Placer Title Company, we care about each other and we care about our clients, making us a proven leader in the title and escrow industry.

Thank You To our valued customers and friends for your loyalty and support! Discover why

Quality Work – On Time Thank you Nevada County for voting me “Best General Contractor” for the second year in row. I am very honored and look forward to serving you again in 2013.

Michael DeSena

Placer Title Company has been voted

BEST TITLE COMPANY in Nevada County since 2004!

General Contractor

530 277-3147

Grass Valley Branch

CA Lic. #816883

mdesenaconstruction@gmail.com

Placer, Putting People First.

380 Sierra College Dr., #100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Office: 530.477.1382

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Thank you nevada counTy for voTing us

best patio dining again for 2012

Best Steaks

Best

The Owl Grill & Saloon 134 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-274-1144 www.owlgrillandsaloon.com

215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6600 www.cirinosbmm.com

Winner Value meal The Willo Steak House (quality & price) 16898 Hwy 49, Nevada City Winner 530-265-9902 Runner Up Cirino’s On Main Street

Best Sushi voTed BesT PaTio dining six years in a roW

vo te d as t b es t b r ea kf ee r in th c o u n ti es

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Winner Sushi in the Raw

315 Spring St., Nevada City 530-478-9503 Runner Up Sushi Q 238 Commercial St., Nevada City (530) 265-5757

Best Thai Food Winner Sopa Thai Cuisine 312-316 Commercial St., Nevada City 530-470-0101 www.sopathai.net Runner Up Taste of Thai 204 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-274-2968

Runner Up Northridge Restaurant 773 Nevada St., Nevada City 530-478-0470 21515 Higgins Rd., Auburn 530-268-1073 17464 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley 530-432-0700 www.northridgerestaurant.com

Best Winery Winner Smith Vineyard

142 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-273-7032 www.smithvineyard.com Runner Up Nevada City Winery 321 Spring St., Nevada City (530) 265-9463 www.ncwinery.com

Thank you

SpecialS

sunday & Monday filet Mignon with Jumbo Prawns

WaTcH FOR OuR SuMMeR BBQ

Tuesday Prime rib (special Price) with italian sautéed vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes caLL for our daiLy sPeciaLs such as salmon oscar with fresh asparagus, Lobster ravioli and Mahi Mahi with Mango salsa

Gold Country Bistro 302 W. Main St. • Downtown Grass Valley

272-1468

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for voting me Nevada County’s Best Attorney! I look forward serving you for years to come.

Get Strategic Legal Advice for the Best Solutions Experienced in Successful Loan Modification, Short Sales and all Real Estate/Business issues

Debra Sitzberger

NEW

(530) 274-1321

Rights

Attorney at Law Homeowners Bill of Law Offices of Dorfman & Sitzberger


HealthCare

SwaSey’S

Hair Center

Professional/ Services/goods

Best Accountant

Winner Kathy Hysell Hysell Acountancy Corp. 970 E. Main St., Ste. 100, Grass Valley 530-272-7339

Runner Up Suzanne Chapel, CPA Robinson Woodford & Summers, LLP 1103 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-6468 abacus7.com

Best Audiologist

Winner Kimberly Bonney, Au.D. Gold Country Hearing Center 1097 E. Main St., Ste. B, Grass Valley 530-477-8114 www.goldhearing.com

Runner Up Audiology Associates Hearing Center 101 Margaret Lane, Ste. E, Grass Valley 530-272-2247 www.gvhearing.com

Thank You Nevada County For Voting Us

Best of 2012!

Best

Proudly Serving Nevada County Since 1988

Chiropractor Winner Dr. Dale Jacobson Jacobson Chiropractic 194 Gold Flat Rd., Nevada City 530-265-2220 www.jacobsonchiropractic.net

Walk ins welcome

Nancy Harbert-Stadel, Dawn Montagne, Kay Swasey, Sandra Mathias, Trishele Swasey 530 Brunswick Rd. Grass Valley

(530) 477-7747

Runner Up Dr. Robert Morgan 565 Brunswick Rd., Grass Valley 530-274-7007

swaseys.com

Moule Paint and Glass We carry the largest stock of glass in Nevada County Windows • Wood • Vinyl • Aluminium

Windshields Shower Doors Screens

Oldest, most trusted auto glass repair in Nevada County • Insurance Work • Mobile Service Available • Rated Best Auto Glass

Lic #318814 1949-2 013

64 Years

Moule Paint & Glass

273-4643 700 E. Main St., Grass Valley www.moulepaintandglass.com

Thank you Nevada County for voting us Best Window and Glass & Best Auto Glass company again this year. 2012 Best of Nevada County 33


Best Dentist Best Hearing Best Best Winner Opthamologist Orthodontist company Winner Gold Country Hearing Center

563 Brunskwick Rd., Ste. 1, Grass Valley 530-273-4442 www.mydreamsmile.com

Runner Up Dr. Jean Creasey, DDS & Dr. Craig Creasey, DDS 216 S. Pine St., Nevada City 530-265-5815

Best Doctor

Winner Dr. George Rice Sierra Nevada Medical Group 409 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley 530-477-4480 www.sierranevadamedgroup. org/index.htm Runner Up Dr. Neva Monagattie Lake 300 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 170, Grass Valley (530) 273-4376

Winner Dr. Keith Mercer Sierra View Medical 1097 E. Main St., Ste. B, Grass Eye Inc. Valley 530-477-8114 www.goldhearing.com

Runner Up Nevada City Hearing 102A Argall Way, Nevada City 530-470-8897 www.nevadacountyhearingaidcenter. com

Best Mental health provider Winner Anew Day

154 Hughes Rd., Grass Valley 530-271-1100 www.anew-day.com Runner Up Stratagakis

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115 W. Empire St., Grass Valley 530-272-1981

Runner Up Dr. Jon Menig 105 Providence Mine Rd., Ste. 203, Nevada City (530) 478-8366

Best Pharmacy

Best Optometrist Winner Winner Dr. Tanya Markis-Meyer Grass Valley Eye Care 670 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-6000 www.gveyecare.com Runner Up Dr. Lisa Moon 360 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 100, Grass Valley 530-273-3190

Domikos Pharmacy

640 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-274-0100 737 Zion St., Nevada City 530-470-8854 www.dokimospharmacy.com Runner Up Spring Hill Pharmacy 102 Catherine Way, Grass Valley 530-273-2268 www.springhillpharmacy.com

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Thank you, Nevada County, for voting us “Best Locksmith” Reed’s Locksmithing is the oldest locksmithing and safe service company in Nevada County, equipped with two fully loaded vans to serve your needs at your home or business. Come see our large selection of quality new and used safes. We do special ordering and safe-openings, home lock services and, of course, we’ll be glad to make duplicates of your keys!

273-7624

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Best Physical therapist

Winner John Seivert, MS, PT, GDMT, FAAOMPT, CSCS Body Logic Physical Therapy services/Goods

Home

155 Spring Hill Rd., Grass Valley 530-272-7306 www. bodylogicphysicaltherapy.com Runner Up Walt Abbey, PT A&A Physical Theraphy 104 Margaret Lane, Ste. B, Grass Valley 530-273-7500

Relax refresh R e s t o R e

Best Air

conditioning/ heating

Winner A&A Air Conditioning, Heating & Sheet Metal 763 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-273-1301 www.aaheating.com

Thanks for Voting Us Best Day Spa and Runner-Up Best Esthetician Experience a worldclass spa in the heart of downtown Grass Valley

Runner Up Brewer Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 937 Golden Gate Terr., Grass Valley 530-272-6351 www.brewerhvac.com

(530) 477-2340

110 E. Main St, Grass Valley

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Best Appliances Winner Sears

129 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-9511 www.searshomeservices.com Runner Up Big 1 Appliance 1145 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-274-2441 www.big1appliancetvmattresss ofasandrecliners-grassvalley-ca. brandsdirect.com

Best Cabinet shop

Best Electrician Winner Gray Electric Co.

Winner Payless Kitchen

470 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-2200 Runner Up The Cabinet Company 416 Crown Point Cr., Grass Valley 530-273-7533 www.thecabinetcompany.com

Best Carpet Best Building cleaners contractor Winner Winner Michael DeSena DeSena Contruction 12204 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley 530-277-3147

Runner Up Tru-Line Builders 345 Crown Point Cir., Grass Valley 530-272-8282 www.tru-linebuilders.com

Select Floor Care

336 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-2782 www.selectfloorcare.com Runner Up Carpet Pro 11352 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley 530-432-5700 www.carpetpro.net

12911 Loma Rica Dr., Grass Valley 530-273-0686 www.grayelectricco.com

Runner Up Mountain Electrical Construction, Inc. 11974 Charles Dr., Grass Valley 530-477-6100 www.mountainelectrical.com

Best Furniture store Winner Ashley Furniture HomeStore

161 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-273-8400 ashleyfurniturehomestore.com Runner Up Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-4822 www.sierratimberline.com

Best Flooring Best Garage store Winner door company Young’s Carpet One

330 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-802-0517 youngscarpetonegrassvalley. com Runner Up Premier Flooring 807 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-273-3711 www.premierfloors-gv.com

Winner Advantage Garage Door Company 18334 Spring Valley Dr., Grass Valley 530-274-3667

Runner Up Big John’s Garage Door 15094 Osdick Court, Nevada City (530) 262-6359

Tell ‘em I Sent Ya! Voted one of the Best Places To Have Lunch & one of the Best Mexican Food Places in Nevada County! We invite you to our Taco Tuesdays. Tacos are only $1.

(530) 205-9129 36 2012 Best of Nevada County

840 E. Main St, Grass Valley (Near Theater at Hughes Road)


Best Glass and window shop Winner Moule Paint & Glass

700 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-4643 www.moulepaintandglass.com Runner Up Grass Valley Glass 208 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-272-2621

Best Gutters and downspouts Winner Byers Leafgaurd Gutter Systems

Best Hardware/ building supply Winner B & C True Value Home & Garden Center

Thank you foR voting us thE #1

PRoPERty ManagEMEnt CoMPany 4 yEaRs in a Row! We appreciate your continued support

2032 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-273-6105 www.bandcgrassvalley.com Runner Up Hills Flat 380 Railroad Ave., Grass Valley 530-273-6171 www.hillsflat.com

Best Home theater/TV store

Lauren Garrison Neil Johnson

Winner Beam Easy Living Center

11773 Slow Poke Ln., Grass Valley 530-272-8272 www.byersleafgaurd.com

Runner Up Gutter Toppers (Right Choice) 17288 Cattle Dr., Rough & Ready 530-272-9660

422 Henderson St., Grass Valley 530-273-5166 www.beameasy.com

Runner Up Record Connection 455 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-7434 www.recordconnection.com

Betty Collins

Lewie Henline

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Collins ProPerty ManageMent Residential & Commercial Property Management New York Hotel • 408 Broad St., Ste. 11A, Nevada City

(530) 265-0625 www.collinspropmgmt.com • email: collinsprop@sbcglobal.net

Four years in a row! Wow!! Again, many thanks need to go out.

Thank You

from Farmer Bob’s – Home of the Happy Tomatoes!

GOD

Always first, Almighty , who made the fruits, the vegetables, the trees and all the rest of creation. When God is in your life, there is no limit what He can do for you. The produce stand wouldn’t be what it is without the wonderful support of Brad and Judy Johnson and family plus all the workers at Wooley Farms that work so you can eat some of the best homegrown tomatoes ! You are very important - all those who shop at Farmer Bob’s and from the local farm stands also the local stores and restaurants that you also support that get their tomatoes from Farmer Bob’s. Then the Christmas trees that are grown in Oregon by Harold Brough’s family. They are some of the most fresh and fantastic Noble Firs. They are some of the best they have for you. Once again, Thank you all. And, if there is a Christian lady that is looking for a Christian man in his 50s who loves God and farming, I might be your guy!

AvAilAble in lAte June And thru Summer in lot behind the union (next to beAch hut deli)

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Winner profile

Gold Country Kuk Sool Won is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Tony and Lila Reyna. Now in its 19th year of business in Nevada County, Gold Country Kuk Sool Won is truly a family martial arts school with current students ranging from ages 2 1/2- 80. Kuk Sool Won is a comprehensive Korean martial art that focuses on both the physical and mental benefits of martial arts training. Through consistent practice, students will develop and improve their abilities by gaining strength, agility, balance, flexibility, and coordination while at the same time improving their focus and concentration. In today’s fast paced world many families are seeking a way to slow down and spend quality time together. There are few activities that families can do together and receive the same physical and mental benefits as in Kuk Sool Won.

Thank you, Nevada County! Serving Nevada County for 19 Years Call today!

Gold Country Kuk Sool Won Best: Martial arts school

127 Argall Way, Nevada City 530-478-1412 www.goldcountrykuksoolwon.com

The classes’ high energy and positive atmosphere helps students reach their full potential while allowing them to progress at their own pace. Along with being introduced to Korean culture and language, students develop “Jung Shin.”This Korean term means to focus your mind and heart 100% on what you’re doing in any given moment. Jung Shin may then be applied to school, sports, career, family, and daily life. Chief instructor Tony Reyna states,“The success of our school is from the positive family atmosphere and the mutual respect that has made an impact in our lives and our community as well.”The motto at Gold Country Kuk Sool Won is: etiquette, patience, and practice. We believe if you have good etiquette, are patient, and work hard that there are few things you won’t be able to accomplish in life. Gold Country Kuk Sool Won is located at 127 Argall Way in Nevada City, and can be contacted at 530-478-1412 or goldcountrykuksoolwon.com.

Thank You Nevada County for voting us the BEST seven years in a row!

Voted Best Martial Arts School Acrylic | Fiberglass | Gel | Air Brush | “Pink & White” Glitter Nails | Manicure | Spa Pedicure | Waxing Services

GOLD COUNTRY kuk sool won 127 Argall Way • Nevada City • (530) 478-1412 goldcountrykuksoolwon.com 38 2012 Best of Nevada County

526 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

(530) 272-7256

(In the Ben Franklin Grocery/Outlet Shopping Center)


Winner

Eskaton Village Grass Valley

Best Assisted Living in Nevada County Runner Up: Best Alzheimer’s Care Center

profile

625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley (530) 273-1778

Eskaton Village is so proud to be voted “Best Assisted Living Facility in Nevada County” for a ninth year. We take this honor seriously and are always trying to provide the best services possible for our residents. Eskaton is dedicated to creating an environment that allows residents to get the most out of life, offering Independent Living apartments, Assisted Living apartments and a new prememory care Daypring option, as well as individual patio-home ownership. The Village sits on 42 acres covered in tall Ponderosa and Cedar trees, located conveniently right off Ridge Road. Eskaton (headquartered just outside Sacramento, in Carmichael) has 45 years of experience delivering healthcare and housing for older adults. As a nonprofit organization, Eskaton is able to provide outstanding care, while giving back generously to the community. Affordability, innovation, collaboration, education and compassion are Eskaton standards

as it endeavors to transform the aging experience. In the Lodge, the apartments in independent living and assisted living rent on a month-to-month basis. A variety of services are included in the monthly rent: utilities, basic cable TV, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and the fitness center with work-out room and beautiful, large indoor swimming pool. Also included is exceptional dining options created by our chef. You and your family won’t want to miss our Sunday Brunch. We offer engaging activities like yoga, meditation, water aerobics, Zumba, foreign language classes, creative writing, and so much more. Residents rave,“there are just too many activities to choose from!” Eskaton Village Grass Valley would like to thank all the Village residents and everyone in the community who has recognized Eskaton as the Best in Nevada County once again.

Stephanie Harvey-Statler would like to Thank You for voting for

Live Well with Eskaton. Eskaton Village Grass Valley offers you the choice of premier independent living residences or the comfort and security of assisted living in our Lodge, all with the area’s only QuietCare technology system. Voted “Best of Nevada County” for the ninth straight year.

- Best InterIor DesIgner Space planning : Color Consultations Project Management : New Construction Redesign : Custom Draperies & Blinds Upholstery : Area Rugs

Residential & Commercial

Call us today to register for one of our upcoming events!

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Helping You Make Your House A Home Since 1997 StephaniesCustomInteriors.com

530-205-9509

Office Stephanie Harvey-Statler 2012 Best of Nevada County 39


Best House cleaners

Best Lumber Best Moving Company company

Best Pest control

PO Box 1266, Nevada City 530-265-5666 www.theflyingbroom.com

380 Railroad Ave., Grass Valley 530-273-6171 www.hillsflat.com

11235 Cliffs Place, Grass Valley 530-273-1766 www.economypestcontrol.com

Winner The Flying Broom Inc. Runner Up Happy Hearts

Best Lawn service/ Landscape

Winner BP Landscapes Inc.

420 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 100, Grass Valley 530-272-1658 www.bplandscapes.com Runner Up Weiss Landscaping 12719 Colfax Hwy., Ste. 2, Grass Valley 530-271-7478 www.goweisslandscaping.com

Winner Hills Flat

Winner Ernie’s Van & Storage

Runner Up B & C True Value Home & Garden Center 2032 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-273-6105 www.bandcgrassvalley.com

Runner Up U-Haul 1150 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-2793 www.uhaul.com

185 Spring Hill Dr., Grass Valley 530-273-7836 www.evsmoving.com

Winner Economy Pest Control

Runner Up Grass Valley Pest & Weed Control 310 Railroad Ave., Grass Valley 530-273-2847 www.gvbugs.com

Best

Best Mattress Best Painting Plumber store contractor Winner Foothill Mattress & Bedroom Center

Winner Foothill Painting

Runner Up The Sleep Shop 1027 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-271-7099 www.sleepshopinc.com

Runner Up MTM Painting Co. Grass Valley 530-277-7025 www.mtmpaintingco.com

742 C Freeman Ln., Grass Valley 530-273-5254 www.foothill-mattress.com

Winner Roto Rooter

653 Maltman Dr., Ste. B, Grass Valley 530-274-9168 www.foothillpaintinggv.com

Nevada CouNty

815 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-3714 www.rotorooter.com/ grassvalleyca

Runner Up ABT Plumbing, Electic, Heating & Air 12435 Loma Rica Dr., Grass Valley 530-272-9120 www.easyasabt.com

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you!

for voting us best furniture store again this year leFt to rIGHt: tHeo McVIcker Warehouse/Delivery ZAcH MAlecH Warehouse/Delivery DANIel lANGley Customer Service Tech Scott McMIllAN Delivery JArett roeNIcke Delivery lINDy ScHASIepeN Customer Service Desk BArBArA lINDeMAN Customer Service Desk lucI BAker Office Manager cHellIe peterSoN Owner lISA weSt Interior Design leoNArD DIFrANco Sales DeBorAH ASH Sales DAVe wIllS Sales Manager NOT PICTURED: JeSSIcA JAMeS Maintenance We are locally oWned and operated

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(530) 273-8400 Store HourS

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153 Mill Street (Next to Ashley) DowNtowN GrASS VAlley

(530) 273-8446 Store HourS

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Best Plumbing Best supply Propane Winner A to Z Supply

Best Satellite dealer

company

13396 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-6608 www.atozsupply.com Runner Up Sierra Plumbing Supply 11423 La Barr Meadows Rd., Grass Valley (530) 477-5168 www.sierraplumbingsupply.com

Winner Suburban Propane

12575 Charles Dr., Grass Valley 530-273-6113 www.suburbanpropane.com Runner Up Ferrellgas 364 Lower Grass Valley Rd., Grass Valley 530-265-5896 www.ferrellgas.com

Best Pool and spa supply store Best Roofer Winner Winner All Seasons Pools & Spas Gold Country Roofing 135 W. McKnight Way 530-477-2220 3760 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn 530-888-9889 www.allseasonspools-spas.com

Runner Up Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530- 273-4822 www.sierratimberline.com

731 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-477-2760 www.goldroof.com

Runner Up Sether Brothers Roofing PO Box 1373, Grass Valley 530-265-0994

Winner Don Adams Antenna Satellite Services 155 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley 530-274-3709

Runner Up Comcast 840 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-763-3347 www.comcast.com

Best Self storage

Winner Old Barn Self Storage 175 Spring Hill Dr., Grass Valley 530-274-4455 www.oldbarnstorage.com

Runner up Nevada City Self Storage 13388 Joe Day Ranch Rd., Nevada City 530-265-7835 www.nevadacityselfstorage.com

Best Solar company

Winner Sierra Solar Systems/ Plan It Solor 530 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-273-6754 / 530-273-0303 www.sierrasolar.com www.planitsolar.com

Runner Up Sustainable Energy Group PO Box 271, Nevada City 530-273-4422 www.sustainableenergygroup.com

Best Tool/ tool repair store Winner The Tool Shed

654 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley 530-477-1185 www.gvtoolshed.com Runner Up SPD Saw 120 Argall Way, Nevada City 530-265-5573 www.spdsaw.com

the B-est

Thank You for voting us

530-273-6608 • atozsupply.com • 13396 Ridge Rd • Grass Valley Conveniently located minutes from downtown Grass Valley (Between Alta St. & Rough & Ready Hwy)

• Alarm on every unit • Units from 4x3 up to 10x30 • Well lighted, sparkling units, safe, secure • Easy driveway for large trucks • Locally owned & operated w/onsite resident • 16 digital surveillance cameras • Snow removal

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Best Tree service

Best

Winner Cyrus Tree Service, Inc. 10155 Randolph Lane, Rough & Ready 530-271-2000 www.cyrustree.com

Housing/ Real Estate

Runner Up Tim the Tree Man 20008 New Roam Rd., Nevada City 530-265-6202 www.timthetreeman.net

Best Mortgage company

Best Wood Winner stove store Delta Home Loans Winner Sierra Timberline

324 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530- 273-4822 www.sierratimberline.com

2428 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-478-8383 www.deltahl.com

Runner Up A-1 Wood Stove, Chimney & Awnings 819 Whispering Pines Lane, Grass Valley (530) 477-1979 a1stoves.com

Runner Up Nevada County Mortgage 970 E. Main St., Ste. 103, Grass Valley 530-274-0916 www.nevadacountymortgage.com

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Property management firm

Winner Coldwell Banker Property Management 855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-7293 108 Union Street, Nevada City 530-265-3282 11354 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley 530- 432-1131 www.nevadacounty4sale.com

Runner Up tie Mountain Valley Property Management 256 Buena Vista St., Ste. 220, Grass Valley 530-272-1631 www.mvalleypm.com Collins Property Management 408 Broad St., Ste. 11A, Nevada City 530-265-0625 www.collinspropmgmt.com

Best Real estate agency Winner Coldwell Banker

10193 Combie Rd., Auburn 530-268-1575 108 Union Street, Nevada City 530-265-3282 11354 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley 530-432-1131 10193 Combie Rd., Auburn 530- 268-1575 www.nevadacounty4sale.com Runner Up Network Real Estate 167 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-272-1995 www.network-realestate.com

Best Real Estate agent Winner Mary Margaretich Network Real Estate

167 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-271-3603 www.nevadacountymary.com

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Nevada County’s Premier Carpet, Upholstery, Tile & Grout, Oriental & Area Rug, Odor Control, Carpet, Carpet Color Repair & Hardwood Floor Cleaning & Re-coating

Specialists

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Thank you to our customers for voting us Best!

select the Best for all your floor care needs! Call 530-477-2782 today!

We know what clean is!

354 Idaho Maryland Road, in the Home Center 42 2012 Best of Nevada County

Home Comfort Since 1978 I d a h o M a r y l a n d at t h e f r e e way I n G r a s s Va l l e y

Stoves • Fireplaces • Awnings

Spas • Outdoor Furniture

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Runner Up Charlie Brock Coldwell Banker 855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-6982 www.charliebrock.com

Best Title/ Escrow company Winner Placer Title Company 380 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 100, Grass Valley 530-477-1382 www.placertitle.com

Runner Up First American Title Insurance Co. 10124 Commercial Ave., Penn Valley 530-432-1531 www.firstamericantitle.com

Thank you Nevada County

for voting us

People Best Local artist

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Winner Ishaan Judd

Singer/Song Writer Nevada City

Runner Up LeeAnn Brooke PO Box 1788, Nevada City 530-265-6817 www.brookdesign.com

Best

Photographer Winner John Daly Runner Up Joy Porter Photographer PO BOX 957, Cedar Ridge 530-913-6045

OPEN 7 DAYS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER 810 E. Main St., GV 273-3243

Thank you

Nevada County! It’s a pleasure serving you.

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thank you

for VotiNG us Best Health Club

11 years iN a row!

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Grass Valley raley’s Center (530) 272-7676 NeVada City 555 searls ave (530) 470-9100

southyubaclub.com

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Best Volunteer

Best Day spa

Best

Winner Wolf Mountain Day Spa

Aesthetician

Winner Melisa Mistler

Best Make-up artist Winner Erinn Lee Hicklin VJ’s Salon & Day Spa

Winner Margie Carr E. Main St., Grass Valley Reflections Skin Oasis 110 530-477-2340

M3 Mall 435 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-205-8462 www.m3mall.biz

Runner Up Pamela Morey Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty 855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-913-7308 www.pamelamorey.com

138 Colfax Ave., Ste. 2, Grass Valley 530-274-9053 www.reflectionsskinoasis.com Runner Up Miriam Lytle Wolf Mountain Day Spa 110 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-2340 www.wolfmountaindayspa.com

Best Barber shop

www.wolfmountaindayspa. com

250 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-274-8257 www.vjssalon.com

Best Hair salon

Best Massage therapist

Runner Up Melisa Mistler M3 Mall 435 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-205-8462 www.m3mall.biz

Runner Up VJ’s Salon & Day Spa 250 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-274-8257 www.vjssalon.com

Winner Swasey’s Hair Center

Winner

Terri Cooper Myers, CMT

CANA-26029 Combat 4col x 15 ROP Color

Winner Gentleman’s Quarters Runner Up Pioneer Barber Shop 158 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-477-5448

Massage & Company

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Runner Up VJ’s Salon & Day Spa 250 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-274-8257 www.vjssalon.com

Whole House Installation

Runner Up tie Rolfing in the Sierras 427 Coyote St., Nevada City *530-470-8932 Kona Akima

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Best Nail salon Winner Mai’s Nails

526 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-7256 Runner Up KC Nails 722 Freeman Ln., Grass Valley 530-272-1638

Best Dog kennel Winner The Kennels

12736 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley 530-272-4670 www.thekennelsgv.com

Best

Winner Petco

131 Olympia Park Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-2278

Best Pet groomer

672 Freeman Ln., Grass Valley 530-274-7547 www.petco.com

PETS

Best Dance Veterinarian school

Runner Up Empire Kennels 11377 Amsel Way, Grass Valley 530-272-6971

Runner Up River Dogs 526 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-272-1645 www.riverdogsgrooming.com

Winner Brunswick Veterinary Clinic Runner Up Best Friends Animal Clinic 13895 Colfax Hwy., Grass Valley 530-272-2817 www.bestfriends-animalclinic.com

672 Freeman Ln., Grass Valley 530-274-7547 www.petco.com Runner Up Incredible Pets 649 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-7701 www.incrediblepetsonline.net

540 Searls Ave., Nevada City 530- 265-2690 dancewithlaurabishop.com Runner Up Sierra Dance Institute 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-7644 www.sierradanceinstitute.com

Best Health club Winner South Yuba Club

Best Pet store Winner Petco

Winner Dance with Laura Bishop

Physical Sports/ Activities

555 Searls Ave., Nevada City 530-470-9100 722 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley 530-272-7676 www.southyubaclub.com Runner Up Club Sierra Fitness 130 W. Berryhill Dr., Grass Valley 530-477-8800 www.clubsierrafitness.com

Thanks Nevada County! Best Auto Parts Store again... for 13 years running! Riebes auto parts Locally Owned & Operated Since 1957

www.riebes.com

126 Idaho-Maryland Rd., Grass Valley • 273-4000 535 Searls Avenue, Nevada City • 265-2436 130 Whitcomb Ave., Colfax • 346-6247

MAChINe Shop SeRVICeS AVAIlAble At 126 IdAho-MARylANd Rd., GRASS VAlley • (530) 272-4289 2012 Best of Nevada County 45


Best Martial Best Pilates arts school center Winner Gold Country Kuk Sool Won

Winner The Pilates Place

Runner Up Phillips School of Kung Fu San Soo Club Sierra 130 W. Berryhill Dr., Grass Valley 530-913-2384 www.ccrdefense.com/kungfu

Runner Up Stillpoint Pilates Studios 300 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley 530-274-2320 www.springhillpt.com

127 Argall Way, Nevada City 530-478-1412 goldcountrykuksoolwon.com

131 Richardson St., Grass Valley 530-477-5167 thepilatesplacegrassvalley.com

Best Yoga

Best Grocery store

Winner Wild Mountain Yoga Center

Winner SPD Market

574 Searls Ave., Nevada City 530-265-4072 www.wildmtyoga.com

735 Zion St., Nevada City 530-265-4596 129 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-272-5000 www.spdmarket.com

Runner Up Bikram Yoga 900 Golden Gate Terrace, Ste. D, Grass Valley 530-273-2030 bikramyogagvnc.com

Runner Up Safeway 867 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-2249 105 Neal St., Grass Valley 530-273-0115 www.safeway.com

Best Personal Best Weight loss coach trainer Winner Winner Joey Bratton Fit Culture Studio

Joey Bratton Fit Culture Studio

Runner Up Kevin Benett, ISSA South Yuba Club 555 Searls Ave., Nevada City 530-798-0320 www.southyubaclub.com

Runner Up Melisa Mistler M3 Mall 435 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-205-8462 www.m3mall.biz

75 Bost Ave., Unit 6, Nevada City 530-265-5342

75 Bost Ave., Unit 6, Nevada City 530-265-5342

Best Health food store

Produce/ Grocery

Winner BriarPatch Co-op

290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley 530-272-5333 www.briarpatch.coop Runner Up Natural Valley Health Foods 562 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-6525

Mike Bratton, Agent Lic. #0674070 (530) 273-0521

768 Taylorville Road, Ste A Grass Valley, CA 95945 www.mikebrattonagency.com

Community starts with neighbors who care Thank you, Nevada County! PROVIDING INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Heather

Customer Service Representative

Voted Best Of Nevada County 2002-2012

Pamela

Licensed Agent Insurance Specialist

Jim

Licensed Agent Field Underwriter

Sarah

Licensed Agent Insurance Specialist

Jennifer

Licensed Agent Insurance Specialist

Kathie

Licensed Agent Insurance Specialist

LeeAnn

Licensed Agent Business Specialist

AUTO • HOME • LIFE • HEALTH • BUSINESS INSURANCE 46 2012 Best of Nevada County


Best Produce stand Winner Farmer Bob’s

123 Olympic Park Circle, Grass Valley 530- 559-2246 Runner Up Farmers’ Markets, Nevada County Growers Market www.thegrowersmarket.com

North Star House 12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley Saturdays, April 13-Nov. 23, 2013 Sierra Presbyterian Church 175 Ridge Rd., Nevada City Tuesdays, June 4-Oct. 29, 2013 Seventh Day Adventist Church 17645 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley June 6-Oct. 31, 2013 Grass Valley Thursday Night Market www.downtowngrassvalley.com/ grass-valley/thursday-night-market. html Downtown Grass Valley Summer 2013

Best Attorney Best Day care

Professional Best Advertising consultant Winner Shawn Ryley, Account Manager The Union

464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-4809 www.theunion.com

Runner Up Jodi Jannings, Account Manager The Union 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-4809 www.theunion.com

Winner Debra Sitzberger Law Offices of Dorfman & Sitzberger 11750 Ridge Road, Nevada City 530-274-1321 www.nevadacitylawyers. wordpress.com

Runner Up Andrew Harris 970 E. Main St., Ste. 202, Grass Valley 530-271-2244 http://andrewaharris.com/

Best Bank/ credit union Winner Sierra Central Credit Union

559 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-5843 www.sierracentral.com

Runner Up Tri Counties Bank, formally Citizen’s Bank 2054 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-477-9741 www.tcbk.com

Winner Little Friends Child Development 10114 Granholm Lane, Nevada City 530-265-9104

Runner Up Kinderland Preschool 12914 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-273-5255

Best Insurance agent

Winner Mike Bratton State Farm Insurance

768 Taylorville Rd., Ste. A, Grass Valley 530- 273-0521 www.mikebrattonagency.com

Runner Up Jeff Dunning Allstate 426 Sutton Way, Ste 116, Grass Valley 530-273-2292 www.agents.allstate.com/jeffdunning-grass-valley-ca.html

Excellent Family Health Care Dignity Health Medical Group - Sierra Nevada would like to congratulate Dr. George Rice for being named “Best Doctor of Nevada County, 2012”. As a family medicine physician, he enjoys taking care of the entire family—from children to grandparents. For experience you can trust, come to Dignity Health Medical Group -Sierra Nevada. To learn more about our six primary care providers and three specialists, visit SierraNevadaMedGroup.org or to schedule an appointment call, (530) 477-4480.

Two Locations: · 280 Sierra College Way, Suite 120, Grass Valley · 409 Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley

Ask about our extended evening hours.

Dr. George Rice, MD 2012 Best of Nevada County 47


Best Interior Best Stock broker designer Winner Stephanie’s Custom Interiors

PO Box 3154, Grass Valley 530-205-9509 stephaniescustominteriors.com Runner Up Bob’s Discount Carpet, Inc. 995 Golden Gate Terr., Grass Valley 530-272-2100 www.bobsdiscountcarpetinc.net

Best Radio personality Winner Tom Fitzsimmons KNCO

1255 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-3424 www.knco.com Runner Up Rita Stevens KNCO 1255 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-3424 www.knco.com

Winner Matt Enright Meyers Investment Group

360 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 200, Grass Valley 530-271-3000 www.bairdfinancialadvisor. com/meyersinvestmentgroup/ index.htm

Runner Up Edward Jones 120 N. Auburn St., #110, Grass Valley 530-274-3445 www.edwardjones.com

Best Tax preparer

Winner Walp Tax & Accounting 125 Bost Ave., Nevada City 530-265-9597

Runner Up H & R Block 135 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-273-4884 www.hrblock.com

Thanks for voting us

Best Teacher Winner Karen Lee Sharp Runner Up Vanessa Lackey

Best Travel agency Winner Sunset Travel

11865 Heather Lane, Grass Valley 530-272-6089 www.sunsettravel.net

Runner Up Adventure Travel 1671 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-4477

Retail Shopping

Best Antiques store

Best Wedding/ Winner Shaw’s Antiques Party DJ 210 Main St., Nevada City Winner Independent Productions featuring Bobby G P.O. Box 3478, Grass Valley 530-615-1226

530- 265-2668

Runner Up Antique Gallery 202 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-2327

Thanks, Nevada County!

2005-2012

BesT

Backyard Bird Feeding store!

Runner up Mountain Event Productions 12626 Dobbins Dr., Nevada City 530-272-6293 mountaineventproductions.com

The besT keeps geTTing beTTer!

8

• Now with 3 Floors! years iN a rOw • Offering Cooking Classes & COuNtiNg • Local Food Products Tess sTrives To sTay your choice!

Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 11-4

48 2012 Best of Nevada County

115 Mill St., Downtown Grass Valley 273-6997 tesskitchenstore.com


Best Art gallery

Winner Mowen Solinsky Gallery

225 Broad St., Nevada City 530-265-4682 www.mowensolinskygallery.com Runner Up Art Works Gallery 113 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-477-1600 www.artworksgalleryco-op.com

Best Bike store

Winner Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop

457 Sacramento St., Nevada City 530-265-2187 www.tourofnevadacity.com Runner up Real Wheels Bicycle Studios 121 Argall Way, Nevada City 530-478-5888

Best Bird supply store

Winner Wild Birds Unlimited 119 Neal St., Grass Valley 530- 272-7744 www.grassvalley.wbu.com Runner Up Ridge Feed & Supply 12892 Ridge Road, Grass Valley 530-273-3886

Best Book store Winner Book Seller

107 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-272-2131 www.thebookseller.biz Runner Up Ames Bookstore 309 Neal St., Grass Valley 530-273-9261

Best Candy store Winner Dorado Chocolates

104 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-6715 www.doradochocolates.com Runner Up Lazy Dog Chocolatera 111 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-265-0774 www.spotlazydog.com

Best Children’s clothing store Winner Future Generations 138 Mill St., Grass Valley 530- 274-7002 futuregenerationsbaby.com Runner Up JCPenny 732 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley 530- 273-6621 www.jcpenney.com

Best Cellular store Best Winner Verizon Wireless

2068 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-272-9999 117 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-414-8607 www.verizonwireless.com Runner Up Radio Shack 117 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-272-9049 568 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-9484 www.radioshack.com

Nevada County’s #

Christmas tree lot Winner Farmer Bob’s

123 Olympic Park Circle, Grass Valley 530-559-2246

Runner Up McBurney’s Tree Farm 11197 Cedar Ridge Dr., Grass Valley 530-273-2779 www.mcburneytreefarm.com

l Center 1 Party & Renta

W

hether it be for a

wedding, a birthday, a

BBQ, an anniversary or just for fun, you can count on SRC Party Center for all your party needs.

Family owned 37 years! years! Family owned&&operated operatedfor for over over 36

Thank you to all our loyal customers for voting us best again this year!

www.srcparty.com

272-2266

691 Maltman Drive • Grass Valley

2012 Best of Nevada County 49


Best

Best Florist

store

Grass Valley Florist

Consignment Winner Winner Passé Boutique

126 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530- 273-8778 Runner Up Dena’s Off Main Consignment Shop 408 Colfax St., Grass Valley 530-273-9246

Best Fabric store

Winner Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames 598 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-1348 www.benfranklin-crafts.com Runner Up Sugar Pine Quilt Shop 452 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-272-5308 www.sugarpinequiltshop.com

2153 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-273-2223 www.grassvalleyflorist.com Runner Up Foothill Flowers 102 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-2296 www.foothillflowers.com

Best Gift shop Winner Yuba Blue

116 Mill St., Grass Valley 530- 273-9620 www.yubablueonline.com Runner Up Foothill Mercantile 121 Mill St., Grass Valley 530- 273-8304 www.foothillmercantile.com

Thank you to all our loyal and new customers for voting us “Best Of.” We continue to provide exceptional customer service and quality consignments.

Passé Boutique Ladies Consignment 126 W. Main St., GraSS Valley

273.8778

Mon-Sat 11-5:30, Sun 12-4 50 2012 Best of Nevada County

Best Gold and silver dealer Winner Sierra Gold & Coin

203 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-1100 www.sierragoldandcoins.com

Runner Up JH Mint 13241 Grass Valley Ave., Grass Valley 530-273-8175 www.jhmint.com

Best Hobby and craft shop

Winner Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames 598 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-1348 www.benfranklin-crafts.com Runner Up Betty’s Toy Box 716 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-274-7229

Best Jewelry store

Winner Stucki Jewelers

148 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-272-1266 www.stuckijewelers.com Runner Up Utopian Stone 310 Broad St., Nevada City 530-265-6209 www.utopianstone.com

Best Kitchen supply store Winner Tess’ Kitchen Store

115 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-273-6997 www.tesskitchenstore.com

Runner Up The Wooden Spoon 2066 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-272-8980 www.woodenspooncalif.com

s n o i t a l u t Congra Shawn Ryley

Voted best advertising account manager by The Union readers 11

20


Best Lingerie store 143 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-272-1821 topdrawerthelinencloset.com Runner Up Behind Closed Doors 116 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-274-1452 www.closeddoorfantasy.com

Best Tack and feed supply

104 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-6676 www.foggymtnmusic.com

112 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-477-2444 www.empireshoes.net

12892 Ridge Road, Grass Valley 530-273-3886

Runner Up Record Connection 455 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-7434 www.recordconnection.com

Winner Ridge Feed & Supply

Winner Empire Shoes

Runner Up Grass Valley Hay & Feed Supply 1025 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley 530-477-2291 www.grassvalleyhayfeedsupply.com

Runner Up Payless 742 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley 530-477-0611 www.payless.com

Best Thrift store

Best Best Nursery/ Sporting garden shop goods

Best Men’s clothing store 732 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley 530- 273-6621 www.jcpenney.com Runner Up Novak’s Menswear 305 Broad St., Grass Valley 530-265-4684

Best Shoe store

Winner Foggy Moutain Music

Winner Top Drawer

Winner JCPenny

Best Music store

Winner Hospice Gift & Thrift

Winner Weiss Brothers Nursery

Winner Big 5 Sporting Goods

Runner Up Prospector’s Nursery 10003 Granholm Lane 530-470-0973 www.prospectorsnursery.com

Runner Up Mountain Rec 491 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-8006 www.mtnrec.com

615 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley 530- 273-5814 weissbrothersnursery.com

Nothing lasts forever, but our roof will last you a lifetime.

754 Zion St., Nevada City 530-265-6500 17440 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley 530-432-7600 www.hospiceofthefoothills.org

123 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-274-1562 www.big5sportinggods.com

Runner Up Salvation Army 10725 Alta St., Grass Valley 530-274-3500 www.salvationarmyusa.org

Servicing All Makes & Models

Celebrating 52 YEARS • 1960-2013

Ask about our limited lifetime warranty!

3 Financing Plans Available* Including 0% interest if paid in full within 6 months

Gold Country Roofing Serving Nevada County since 1980

Voted Best Heating & Air Company

Thanks nevada CounTy

Receive up to

700

$

*

8-Time "Best of" Winner

® Heating & Cooling Systems

Since 1904

Factory & Utility Rebates on select Bryant systems *Offer expires 6/30/13 or until funds deplete. See store for details.

CSL #310626

AIR CONDITIONING

731 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley 530-477-2760 • www.goldroof.com

HEATING & SHEET METAL

CSL#453905

273-1301

*Financing available on owner-occupied residences only. Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See store for details.

“Family Owned and Operated since 1960”

763 So Auburn St, GrASS VAlley • AAheAtinG.com 2012 Best of Nevada County 51


Best Toy store

Winner Foothill Mercantile

121 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-273-8304 www.foothillmercantile.com Runner Up Betty’s Toy Box 716 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-274-7229

Best Woman’s clothing store

Best Yarn store

Best Alzheimer’s care center Winner Highgate Senior Living

Winner Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames

415 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley 530-798-4030 www.highgateseniorliving.com

598 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-273-1348 www.benfranklin-crafts.com

Runner Up Eskaton Village 625 Eskation Circle, Grass Valley 530-273-1778 www.eskaton.org

Runner Up MeadowFarm Yarn Studio 103 Argall Way, Nevada City 530-470-8862 www.meadowfarmyarn.com

Runner Up Yuba Blue 116 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-273-9620 www.yubablueonline.com

Best Computer sales/service Winner

Best Assisted Haldane Computer living facility Centers Inc. Winner Eskaton Village

625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley 530-273-1778 www.eskaton.org

Winner JCPenny

732 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley 530-273-6621 www.jcpenney.com

Services

Senior/ Assisted Living care

Runner Up TIE Highgate Senior Living 415 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley 530-798-4030 www.highgateseniorliving.com Quail Ridge Senior Living 150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-252-1055 www.quailridgeseniorliving.com

11309 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley 530-272-2802 www.haldanecomputers.com Runner UP Staples 646 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-6700 www.staples.com

Best Dry cleaner Winner Valet Cleaners

Your #1 Home Improvement Center Carpet & Hardwood

Dan Owner

Julie Owner

Lorin Manager

Cindy Sales

Peg Sales

Gary Bookkeeper

Diane Sales

Tile & Stone

Thank you for your continued business! 52 2012 Best of Nevada County

Bobbie Manager

Rick Owner

Sherry Owner

Thanks fo voting for u r s in the Best of Nevada County.

CARPET • LAMINATE • HARDWOOD • TILE • STONE Carpet & Hardwood 273-3711

tile & Stone 273-9590

807 So. auburn Street, Grass Valley

www.premierfloors-gv.com


130 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley 530-273-1200 Runner Up Ballerina Cleaners & Laundry 147 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-273-8611

Best Laundromat Winner 49er Coin Laundry

114 Argall Way, Nevada City 530-265-4005 www.49ercoinlaundry.com Runner Up Launderland 871 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-6839

Runner up Yuba Safe & Lock 1251 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-6600 www.yubasafe.com

Best Mailing and shipping Winner PostNet

578 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-274-7678 www.postnet.com Runner Up Mail Boxes Etc. 1423 J St., Grass Valley 530-272-6000

Winner

Reed’s Locksmithing Inc. 153 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley 530-273-7624 www.reedslocksmithing.com

691 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley 530-272-2266 www.srcparty.com

Runner Up Party Time 2042 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-615-4246 www.grassvalleypartytime.com

Winner Quality Photo Service

Winner Staples

646 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-6700 www.staples.com Runner Up Walkers Office Supplies 791 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley 530-273-2283 www.walkersoffice.com

Loyal to you since 1959 All of us at SPD Markets, would like to thank all our customers for once again voting us Best Supermarket. It has always been our aim to give the best service possible and is a goal we will never stop working toward. We also know that customer service is not enough during these challenging times when many of us are faced with tightened budgets. Competitive pricing along with product selection are critical in meeting our customers needs. These are goals that we continue to work on day in and day out. Grass Valley

Winner SRC Party Center

Best Photo lab

Best Office supply

Best Locksmith

Best Party supply

Nevada City

2060 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-272-2300

Runner Up CVS 1005 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-6611 www.cvs.com

Runner Up Staples 646 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530- 477-6700 www.staples.com

Best Tanning salon Winner Tropical Tans

147 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley 530-477-8707

Runner Up Maui Beach Hut 762 Freeman Ln, Ste. E, Grass Valley 530-273-8267 www.mauibeachhuttanning.com

Best Video store Winner Blockbuster

736 Taylorville Rd., Grass Valley

Best Print shop 530-271-0628 Winner www.blockbuster.com House of Print & Copy Runner Up 1501 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-1000 www.hopc.biz

Video Library 2116 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 530-272-3720

Thank You

to all our loyal customers for voting us

“Best Pastie” again Chicken • Turkey Beef • Vegetable • Apple Sausage • Ham & Cheese Broccoli & Cheese

Ask about our Hors d'oeuvres and our Baker’s Dozen

NO PRESERVATIVES OR ARTIFICIAL ADDITIVES

Since 1968

129 McKnight Way • Grass Valley • 272-5000 735 Zion Street • Nevada City • 265-4596

203 Mill Street • Downtown Grass Valley

(530) 272-2844

2012 Best of Nevada County 53


twin cities trophies & billiards

You can count on us everY time! For over three decades we’re proud to have helped all customers select the perfect place to honor the accomplishments of their loved ones and furnish their game rooms. We’ve designed awards for people from all walks of life, young and old, big and small. We’ve designed awards for the best of Nevada County Winners, teachers, students, policemen, firemen, moms, outstanding employees to anyone who has ever made an achievement they want honored by an award. We are your one-stop shop for fun in your home. We are your experts in game room furnishing from pool tables and poker tables to complete game room furniture and accessories. Every order is handled with the same attentive service and attention to detail that has earned Twin City Trophies & Billiards its reputation as the recognition specialists. We also give military and school discounts. We have always and will always be a family-owned and operated business. Our main focus is providing prompt, friendly customer service, an we’re proud to provide our customers with a top-quality product at a good value.

We have furnished many homes with pool tables, poker tables, game room furniture and accessories.

Products trophies Plaques name Badges Wedding Goblets

embroidery services in-House engraving Gifts retirement

200 Bridge St. • Yuba City • 530.674.9510 54 2012 Best of Nevada County

Birthday custom Logos Billiard supplies Pool tables Pool room accessories

Owners BrandOn and Misty asher


NEVADA COUNTY’S BEST SATELLITE DISH INSTALLER WITH THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR THE LAST 32 YEARS

BREAK THE CABLE

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS WITH DON ADAMS JUST GIVE US A RING

DON ADAMS A N T E N N A S AT E L L I T E S E RV I C E S 155 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley • 274-3709 SERVING ALL MAKES & MODELS OF SATELLITES SINCE 1979


Thank you for 14 Consecutive Years

• Nevada County’s Best • Cash $avings Accounts • Weekly Specials • Open 7 Days A Week

Voted Nevada County’s Best Lumber Company

Thank You!

APPLIANCES • BERTAZZONI • BLUE STAR • SPEED QUEEN BOSCH • WHIRLPOOL • KITCHENAID • ILVE • VERONA

For Voting Hills Flat Lumber Co.

ag FeNCINg

Best lUMBer For 14 Consecutive Years!

BUIlDINg MaterIals CaBINets CarHartt WorKWear CoUNter toPs: graNIte & CaesarstoNe DeCKINg: WooD & CoMPosIte

Working Hard To Earn Your Vote Next Year In These And Other Categories!

DelI & CaFe CeNter Doors: PlUs CUstoM Door sHoP eleCtrICal

Nursery & garden Center

FIsHINg lICeNses & sUPPlIes FloorINg greeN ProDUCts HarDWare HoBIe KaYaKs laWN & garDeN MasoNrY & MIllWorK

Appliance Center

NUrserY

Hills Flat lumber Is Your Decking Center!

oUtDoor lIvINg PaINt & PlUMBINg PoWer tools Pro sales DIvIsIoN reNtals rooFINg sIDINg & trIM storage solUtIoNs WINDoWs

oPeN 7 Days a Week DelIverY avaIlaBle 7 Days a Week oUtDoor lIvINg & garDeN CeNter Available at Both Locations CoMPlete reNtal CeNter Available at Both Locations

14 Consecutive Years…Thank You!

aPPlIaNCe sales & DelIverY 7 Days a Week

Hills Flat lumber Co. ColFax store 1000 south Canyon Way

530

346-8685

grass valleY 380 railroad avenue

530

273-6171

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