Winners named in Best of Valley

Nearly 1,000 ballots were cast in an online vote for the Snoqualmie Valley Record’s 2008 “Best of the Snoqualmie Valley.” Winners included:

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Nearly 1,000 ballots were cast in an online vote for the Snoqualmie Valley Record’s 2008 “Best of the Snoqualmie Valley.” Winners included:

• Best Home Builder: 1. John Day Homes; 2. Hallamore Homes; 3. Valley Custom Homes; 4. Camwest; 5. Conner Homes.

• Best Home Repair: 1. Mr. K’s Construction; 2. Peacock Appliance; 3. Handyman and More; 4. CS Maintenance; 5. JS Contracting.

• Best Retail Store: 1. Ace Hardware; 2. Mignone Interiors; 3. Carmichaels True Value Hardware; 4. Peanut Butter and Lilli; 5. Head Over Heels.

• Best Landscaper: 1. The Nursery at Mount Si; 2. American Pro-Scapes; 3. Double D Landscaping; 4. E & A Landscaping; 5. Alpine Garden.

• Best Plants/Shrubs: 1. The Nursery at Mount Si; 2. Ace Hardware; 3. Dahlia Barn.

• Best Insurance Agency:1. Hauglie Insurance Agency; 2. Ken Rustad – State Farm Insurance; 3. Bell – Anderson Insurance Agency.

• Best Real Estate Agency: 1. John L. Scott Real Estate; 2. Maguire Hill Real Estate; 3. Re/Max on the Ridge; 4. Cook Real Estate.

• Best Real Estate Agent: 1. Don Oster – Maguire Hill Real Estate; 2. Carol Wright – Remax on the Ridge; 3. Monica Antone – John L. Scott; 4. Sally Cabe – John L. Scott; 5. Dave Cook – Cook Real Estate Services.

• Best Investment Rep: 1. Chris Bruntz – Edward Jones Investments; 2. Elaine Webber – Hauglie Investment Services; 3. Adam Lile – Edward Jones.

• Best Montessori School: 1. North Bend Montessori; 2. Mount Si Montessori; 3. Cedars Montessori; 4. Mountain Valley Montessori.

• Best Senior Care: 1. Red Oak Residence of North Bend; 2. Mount Si Transitional Health; 3. Sno-Valley Senior Center.

• Best Auto Service: 1. North Bend Automotive; 2. Model Garage; 3. Ron’s Auto Service; 4. Les Schwab Tire Center; 5. Chaplins Automotive.

• Best bank/credit union: 1. Sno Falls Credit Union; 2. Bank of America; 3. Washington Mutual; 4. Sterling Savings Bank; 5. Key Bank.

• Best Hair Salon: 1. Bella Vita Spa and Salon; 2. Destiny by Design; 3. Rachels Beauty Supply and Salon; 4. Renaissance Salon and Spa; 5. Shelby’s Hair Salon and Spa.

• Best Place to get Pampered: 1. Salish Lodge and Spa; 2. Destiny by Design; 3. Bliss Spa on the Ridge; 4. Bella Vita Salon and Spa; 5. Jolene’s.

• Best Valley Park: 1. E.J. Roberts Park – North Bend; 2. Centennial Fields; 3. Si View Park; 4. Rattlesnake Lake; 5. Twin Falls State Park.

• Best Antique Dealer: 1. Bad Girls Antiques; 2. Flying Frog; 3. Isadora’s.

• Best Coffee: 1. Starbucks; 2. Huxdotter Specialty Coffee; 3. Zoka Coffee; 4. New Dawn Espresso; 5. Koko Beans.

• Best Desserts: 1. George’s Bakery; 2. Zoka Coffee; 3. Scott’s Dairy Freeze; 4. Mike’s Cascade Grill; 5. Salish Lodge and Spa.

• Best Bar: 1. North Bend Bar and Grill; 2. Pour House; 3. Finnaghty’s Irish Pub and Restaurant; 4. Raging River Cafe and Saloon; 5. Mike’s Cascade Grill.

• Best Place for Dinner: 1. North Bend Bar and Grill; 2. Gianfranco’s; 3. Mike’s Cascade Grill; 4. Jay Berry’s; 5. Gaston’s.

• Best Place for Breakfast: 1. North Bend Bar and Grill; 2. Mount Si Golf Course; 3. Twede’s Cafe; 4. Mike’s Cascade Grill; 5. Fall City Grill.

• Best Place for Lunch: 1. North Bend Bar and Grill; 2. Mike’s Cascade Grill; 3. Scott’s Dairy Freeze; 4. The Reef; 5. Jay Berry’s Gourmet Pizza and Pasta.

• Best Ethnic Food: 1. El Caporal Mexican Restaurant; 2. Got Rice; 3. Ana’s Family Style Mexican Restaurant; 4. Yum Yang; 5. Los Cabos.

• Best Hamburger: 1. Scott’s Dairy Freeze; 2. North Bend Bar and Grill; 3. Mike’s Cascade Grill: 4. Twede’s Cafe.

• Best Pizza: 1. Frankie’s Pizza; 2. Sahara Pizza; 3. Uncle Si’s Pizza; 4. The Pizza Place; 5. Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza; 6. Garlic Jim’s.

• Best Place to Exercise: 1. Mount Si Sports + Fitness; 2. Snoqualmie Ridge Athletic Club; 3. Curves; 4. Alpine Fitness.

• Best Doctor: 1. Dr. Doerfler, Snoqualmie Valley Clinic; 2. Dr. Steele; 3. Tom Blach; 4. Dr. Schroff; 5. Dr. Johnson.

• Best Dentist: 1. Dr. Garwood; 2. Dr. Browning; 3. Dr. Kim; 4. Dr. Bailey; 5. Dr. Strom.

• Best Physical Therapist: 1. Chris Gant – North Bend Physical Therapy; 2. John Zanas – Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy; 3. Alissa Gram – Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy.

• Best Massage Therapist: 1. Kendra Gudz – North Bend Therapeutic Massage; 2. Heather Ryan; 3. Sara Hayes; 4. Penny Brookes; 5. Cindy Costa.

• Best Chiropractor: 1. Brad Kaasa, D.C. Mount Si Chiropractic Clinic; 2. Scott and Jill Massengill – Straight Chiropractic; 3. Greg Pfiffner – Alpine Chiropractic; 4. Matt Miller – North Bend Chiropractic.

• Best Police Officer: 1. Chief Jim Schaffer, Snoqualmie; 2. Nigel Draveling, Snoqualmie; 3. Robert Keeton, Snoqualmie; 4. Sean Absher, Snoqualmie; 5. Scott Allen – Sheriff’s Deputy.

• Best Firefighter: 1. Darby Summers – Snoqualmie; 2. Joe Springer – Fall City; 3. Kelly Gall – Snoqualmie; 4. Jesee Gunderson – Fall City.

• Best Accountant: 1. Krona and Krona; 2. Becky Kitz; 3. Larry Brown; 4. Lisa Cole and Associates; 5. Anita Adams.

• Best Florist: 1. Down to Earth; 2. North Bend QFC; 3. North Bend Safeway.

• Best Teacher: 1. Rhoda Kairis – North Bend Montessori; 2. George Warren – Snoqualmie Middle School; 3. Dawn Roberts – North Bend Montessori; 4. Sharon Miller – Opstad Elementary; 5. Jessica Cha – Mount Si High School; 6. Jack Webber – Two Rivers School

• Best Council Member: 1. Chris Garcia – North Bend; 2. Kingston Wall – Snoqualmie; 3. Bob Jeans – Snoqualmie; 4. Dave Cook – North Bend; 5. Ken Hearing – North Bend Mayor.

• Best City Employee; 1. Ken Hearing – North Bend Mayor; 2. Mike Roy – Snoqualmie; 3. Larry White – Snoqualmie; 4. Matt Larson – Snoqualmie Mayor; 5. Bob Larson – Snoqualmie.

• Best Postal Employee: 1. Karen Cotterman – North Bend; 2. Ralph – Fall City; 3. Yun Chang – Snoqualmie; 4. Mary Abbot – Snoqualmie.

• Best Place to Worship: 1. Church on the Ridge; 2. Our Lady of Sorrows; 3. Snoqualmie Valley Alliance; 4. Mount Si Lutheran; 5. Cascade Covenant.

• Best Place for Unique Gifts: 1. Selah Gifts; 2. Mignone; 3. Flying Frog; 4. Down to Earth; 5. The River’s Edge.

• Best Golf Course: 1. Mount Si Golf Course; 2. Snoqualmie Ridge TPC; 3. Cascade Golf Course; 4. Snoqualmie Falls; 5. Twin Rivers.

• Best Law Firm: 1. Smith Brown and Sterling; 2. David Speakers; 3. Jerry Bird; 4. Jim Pleasants.

• Best Accommodations: 1. Salish Lodge and Spa; 2. Roaring River Bed and Breakfast; 3. Edgewick Inn; 4. North Bend Motel.

• Best Service Station: 1. North Bend Shell (G&S Services); 2. Safeway; 3. 76 North Bend; 4. Chevron North Bend.

• Best Daycare: 1. Imagination Station; 2. Little Ark; 3. Snoqualmie Ridge Early Learning Center; 4. Mount Si Montessori; 5. Just 4 Kids.

• Best Vet/Pet Service: 1. U Dirty Dog; 2. Cascade K9; 3. North Bend Animal Clinic; 4. Treuting Veterinary House Calls; 5. Snoqualmie Ridge Veterinary Hospital.

• Best Farm: 1. Remlinger Farms; 2. Jubilee Farms; 3. Fall City Farms; 4. Crown Tree Farm.

• Best Photographer: 1. Genuine Image Photography; 2. Photography by Joy, Joy Baunsgard; 3. Mary Miller Photography; 4. Jodie Catlett; 5. Jeff Goble.

• Best Aesthetician: 1. Lori Vezzoni – Natural Rejuvenation; 2. Shelly at Bliss Spa on the Ridge; 3. Jolene Kelly; 4. Marie Everett – Bella Vita Spa and Salon.


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