Kiddlywinks Toy Store sells one-of-a-kind toys

Main Street may be losing a treasure with the closing of the Thomas Kinkade Gallery, but its closing will offer manager Nathan Ross the opportunity to focus on another passion. The initial inspiration behind Kiddlywinks Toy Store was to bring something new, different and unique to Placerville and, in particular, Main Street. With a trip […]

Low-overhead Gold Hill Glass offers competitive pricing

They say good things come in small packages. While you may not consider a business a package, there is no doubt one of the smallest in the county delivers nothing but good. Gold Hill Glass in Shingle Springs is approaching its 15th year in business and it is all thanks to owner Mike Smith and […]

New chief of Pines at Placerville Healthcare Center

When Jared Edmunds was offered the job of administrator of the Pines at Placerville Healthcare Center, a 99-bed seniors extended-care facility, he asked himself two questions. Had he accomplished his goals in his current position as administrator of a Modesto convalescent facility after three years in the job. And, was the prospective employer Plum Healthcare, […]

Living by the Golden Rule: Back Forty Texas BBQ

The Golden Rule is the backbone secret of success at Back Forty Texas BBQ in Shingle Springs. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Jerry and Shelley Cobb own and operate the Highway 50 Corridor’s favorite place for authentic Texas-style barbecue. They hail from the Bay Area, where the original Back […]