Best of Best celebrates community

Ryan Lewis, Editor

Our Best of the Best feature is a chance for our readers to celebrate their favorites—their favorite hair salon, their favorite place to get their coffee, their favorite pizza place, their favorite festival, dentist, photographer.

Check out the list of more than 90 favorites to possibly cast a vote for—it’s fun! The list is on Page B8 this week.

You don’t have to have a favorite in every category, but you need to fill in at least half of the categories.

Fill out as much as you can and pop it in the mail to us—the address is right there at the bottom of that page.

There are four main groupings of categories: Auto, Restaurants & Food, Services & Retail, and Favorite People.

Auto has nine categories, everything from the best place to buy a used car to best body shop to the best tire shop.

Restaurants & Food has 19 ways to give a thumbs-up to your favorite watering hole—from best ice cream to best bar as well as best burger and best pizza. There was some stiff competition for these titles last year. Help your favorite place win!

Services & Retail gives you 41 ways to throw a little love toward the many local businesses that make your life better. Think back on the last 12 months and make sure you fill in what you think is the Best New Business. Everything else is under this category, too, from the best flower shop to the best hardware store to the best fitness center to the best school.

Finally, there are 24 ways to give a little credit to individuals who stand out in our community. Everyone’s got a favorite coach! How about your favorite local musician or chiropractor?

It’s all there in our Best of the Best 2018. Get your entries in the mail by Aug. 1. We’ll announce all the winners next month.

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