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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Tiffany Kraft, of Re/Max Gold of Amador County, was named a 2015 Five Star Home Professional. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Real Estate Agent Tiffany Kraft, of Re/Max Gold of Amador County, was recently recognized in Sacramento Magazine with the Five Star Home Professional award. Qualifications for receiving this prominent award include individuals who: received a qualifying client satisfaction rating; satisfied the applicable state licensing requirements; have been actively employed as a licensed professional for a minimum of three years; have a favorable regulatory and complaint history review; and those who have satisfied the minimum client volume or... [Read more]
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3 days ago
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Gold Country Treasures Consignment & More is open for business in Jackson, helping buyers and sellers of fine and fancy treasures and hard-to-find items. GCT is a family-owned retail store specializing in consignment sales that opened in October 2014. We provide customers with a place to display and sell their merchandise.

Prices will be agreed upon by both the consignee and the consignor at the time of consignment. After the sale has been completed, the consignment shop and the owner will split the profits. Consignor will receive...

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Carolyn Schmitz
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Jenny Gottstein. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

One of Amador County’s own is fast becoming a person to watch. At 29 years old, Jenny Gottstein recently was named in Forbes “30 Under 30” list of innovators on the rise.

As the Director of Games at The Go Game, Gottstein designs interactive experiences and high-tech adventures around the world. Her interactive games combine mobile technology and augmented reality with actors and real-world locations. They are used for marketing, training and entertainment purposes by clients including Google, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson....

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3 days ago
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Have you ever wondered what is behind the District Attorney’s doors? All are invited to come to the next Upcountry Community Council Meeting on March 9, at 6 p.m., and hear what that department does in our county, what types of investigations they handle and their working relationship with law enforcement personnel.

Tom Sage, Chief Investigator, and Noel Dunne, Supervising Investigator, will be speaking and answering your questions regarding the District Attorney’s Office and duties. (They will not answer questions about specific...

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1 week ago
Salye LaBelle, of Ridge Road Garden Center, in Pine Grove. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Marigold Sues

The calendar claims winter is only half way through. However, a glance out my window tells me spring doesn’t know that and doesn’t care. It’s coming anyway. There are locally-owned businesses in Pine Grove and Pioneer ready to give your spring cleaning a head start, and our first stop is Ridge Road Garden Center.

Located at the top of Ridge Road, near the Highway 88 intersection, the Ridge Road Garden Center is leafy and cool and inviting. The manager, Salye LaBelle, worked for the previous owners afternoons and weekends while in...

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Tessa Marguerite
2 weeks ago
New Assistant Director Steffani Abercrombie, left, and Director Sharon Thomason prepare the raffle prizes for the upcoming Amador Pregnancy Help Center Banquet. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

The Amador Pregnancy Help Center is a serviceable resource for women of any age who are pregnant or have young children. APHC Director Sharon Thomason commented, “We care about the woman and we care about the baby. The woman and the baby are both made in the image of God, and they have a purpose.”

The center was started by the Hall family in 1984 to aid women in exploring their thoughts and feelings, examine the available options and receive emotional and spiritual support. Today, the APHC works in conjunction with organizations in...

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3 weeks ago
Singer Scholastic model sergers. Actual demonstration and sale model may differ. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kmart will be hosting a demonstration of the Singer heavy-duty school model Sew & Serge sewing machings.

These 2015 machines have a metal hook and are built for years of extended service. All machines are new in factory-sealed cartons, and have a 25-year limited warranty included.

What is a Sew & Serge sewing machine? First, it is a sophisticatedsewing machine that does any size button holes, invisible blind hems. monograms, double seams, zippers, asews on buttons, darning,...

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3 weeks ago
A high-walled hoophouse. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Farms of Amador is having a workshop on low cost tunnels and hoophouses. Eric Branstad, owner of a greenhouse business in Nevada City, will give a presentation with photos on how to protect your crops for earlier and later harvests, without having to borrow money. The workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m., at the Amador City Community Hall in the old schoolhouse, 14531 East School Street, Amador City. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation is requested, public is invited. RSVP to amadorolive@twinwolf.net. [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
01/28/2015 3:21 PM
Photo by Mariah Nicole Photography

Mariah Murphy is the young owner and creator of Mariah Nicole Photography. 18-year-old Murphy grew up in Amador County, and graduated high school through homeschooling last year.

“Weddings are my favorite shoot,” Murphy included. “There’s so much going on; a lot of candid photography.” Murphy continued to explain that what she enjoys most is capturing the genuine moments between family and friends — the moments in which the subjects are unaware of a camera or photographer.

“When I was 13, a friend from church upgraded his...

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01/23/2015 10:10 AM
A family-owned business for three generations. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company recently announced that they have signed with Stanislaus Distributing Company to bring their sustainably handcrafted products to enthusiasts of craft beer in the California counties of Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras and Alpine (Bear Valley only), as well as the city of Galt in Sacramento County.

From their founding in 2001 until 2013, Devil’s Canyon self-distributed their products in the San Francisco Bay Area, introducing a generation of people to their...

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01/23/2015 9:52 AM
PG&E plants trees for customers who go paperless in billing. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to plant a new tree in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of every customer who enrolls in paperless billing over the next several weeks, through Feb. 26. Customers can enroll atpge.com/ebills.

“PG&E customers can choose to say goodbye to their paper bills forever and help the environment in the process,” said Senior Vice President Laurie Giammona, PG&E’s chief customer officer. “Paperless billing is...

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John Tuttle
01/16/2015 10:22 AM
Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics office has received a grant to purchase topical fluoride to fight tooth decay. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in cooperation with Sutter Medical Group, recently received a grant to purchase topical fluoride that will be offered to infants and children from the onset of their teeth on or after their six-month birthday.

Fluoride strengthens the enamel on the teeth. The fluoride varnish is a coating that can be painted on the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The varnish tastes good and doesn’t take long to apply. It is especially important for children in Amador County to receive this...

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01/09/2015 10:43 AM
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Fire and rain, two powerful forces of nature, are all too familiar to California gardeners. The possibility of fire must be built into your landscaping plans. There are requirements and suggestions to pay attention to. In case of an actual forest fire, what needs to be done then? Everyone in northern California is aware of the ongoing drought. There is a year around concern to deal with. When it does rain, how do we control it? Are there reasonable ways to store and save it? These and other issues will be discussed at this free class... [Read more]
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01/09/2015 10:13 AM
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Foothill Firearm Supply has moved to Jackson. The store is now located at 845 N. Highway 49, next to The Call Thrift Store. Not only do they buy, sell and trade guns, they also offer a full selection of accessories, gun safes and apparel. The women’s selection is impressive and includes hidden comfort recoil shields and racks full of camouflage, including pink cammo with bling.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Foothill Firearms provides light service gunsmithing along with scopes and additional accessories. If...

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01/09/2015 10:08 AM
Occupational Therapist Susan Wright. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Sutter Medical Foundation will offer occupational and hand therapy services at 815 Court Street, Suite 5, in Jackson, beginning Jan. 5.

This program offers personalized therapy using the latest equipment and most effective treatment approaches. Susan Wright, occupational therapist, works with patients to identify specific rehabilitation goals that help them to return to their daily activities. Children, adolescents, adults and seniors will have access to an array of services locally, including manual therapy, soft tissue and...

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Beverly Huston Fisher
01/02/2015 10:31 AM
Dominic Vicari, owner of Motivate Fitness Academy. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Motivate Personal Fitness Academy, located at 248 French Bar, in Jackson, is an open and inviting studio. The fitness academy offers private, one-on-one training focused on the individual’s desired outcome, as well as pleasure in the experience. With regular evaluations to help maintain healthy lifestyle choices, the staff enjoys helping people take control and be held accountable. The well-rounded exercise modalities, along with realistic trainers, work as a team to help reach each client’s goal.

Owner Dominic Vicari has been...

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01/02/2015 9:56 AM
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Companies marketing emerging trends of living in a more ecologically friendly and sustainable world be on display this April at Sacramento’s CalExpo. The innovative new products and activities have a drastic need for the targeted marketing opportunity a public expo offers. The public is becoming responsive to new, more practical, less expensive everyday options available to them. More importantly, the public also wants to make the connection. They are accepting the responsibility of sustainability and they want to contribute. This is... [Read more]
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12/26/2014 10:51 AM
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Managing passwords and emails will be among the topics covered when the Sierra Macintosh Users Group holds its monthly meeting, Tuesday, January 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the community room of the Murphys Library, 480 Park Lane, adjacent to Murphys Park.

Because of iffy weather conditions in higher altitudes, SMUG moves its regular meeting site from its regular Arnold location to Murphys for the months of January, February and March.

Norm Milsner, one of the founders of SMUG, and a recognized Apple guru, will be making...

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12/12/2014 10:06 AM
Supervisor John Plasse presents certificate to Hospice Director of Patient Care Services Caela White and Executive Director Dan Riordan. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

During the Nov. 25 Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting, Resolution No. 14-126 was passed and adopted in appreciation for the employees and volunteers of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, to honor them for receiving 100 percent Medicare compliance during a recent surprise audit from the State of California.

The resolution was motioned by Supervisor John Plasse, District 1, who had learned of the perfect audit findings and wanted to honor this highly acclaimed accomplishment. Plasse noted that the resolution included how...

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12/12/2014 9:53 AM
A happy and healthy Smiles For Kids patient. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again be hosting “Smile for Kids” to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare — children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment — on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event, appointments will be scheduled in advance starting Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. These appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group, at (209) 223-2712. Once the... [Read more]
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