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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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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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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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3 weeks ago
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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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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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3 weeks ago
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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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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Tessa Marguerite
12/12/2014 9:46 AM
Landreth demonstrates an exercise using kettlebells. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
Jarrod Landreth is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer at New York Fitness, in Jackson. Landreth began at NYF at the end of 2012 with AFAA Certification. Currently, Landreth trains about 12 individual clients; the precise number fluctuates month to month. As Lead Personal Trainer, since June, 2014, Landreth also leads group sessions, trains and markets the other personal trainers, interviews new trainers and spends time on the floor answering member questions to ensure that they receive the greatest results from their workout. In... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
12/12/2014 9:44 AM
Merlin Ropendowski getting an electroacupuncture treatment. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital recently announced the addition of Veterinary Medical Acupuncture services for both small and large animals. “The beauty of acupuncture,” commented Dr. Christine Haas, “is that it is first and foremost an antiquated type of medicine that has been used for illnesses for centuries, and we’re still just scratching the surface of how it works.”

Dr. Christine Haas Quan joined the team at Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital in June, 2014. She began looking into the effects of acupuncture when her horse was injured....

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Tessa Marguerite
12/05/2014 9:44 AM
Sara Laun and Woodland Store Manager, Craig Yingst. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Cricket Wireless has found a new home here in Amador County. Cricket has traveled from the East Coast to the West, with stores in Woodland, Sacramento and now Jackson. Sara Laun, a local to Amador County, is the Jackson Cricket’s store manager. “We’re really excited about supporting local businesses and saving people money,” said Laun. The store is pet-friendly and kid-friendly, with soft chairs and a coloring table for kids.

Utilizing the same towers as AT&T, Cricket boasts more 4G LTE coverage than Spring, Metro PCS, T-Mobile...

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11/29/2014 4:06 PM
Tony Spinetta, Jim Spinetta, Charlie Spinetta, Mike Spinetta. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Charles Spinetta and Family, owners of Charles Spinetta Winery, recently kicked off the holiday season by donating $25,000 to an assortment of worthy nonprofit organizations that serve Amador County.

Two fire departments that serve the Shenandoah Valley area received a total of $10,000. These donations will be used at the discretion of the fire chiefs to purchase items that will make the fire stations more comfortable for firefighters.

“Firefighters work hard, and they need to feel at home when they’re assigned to a fire...

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Tessa Marguerite
11/26/2014 9:40 AM
John Bree, Sr., John Bree, Jr. and Jan Geringer. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Surrounded by acres of Tuscany-like vineyards off Ridge Road, in Amador County, lies Sierra Ridge Vineyards and Winery. This family-run business is owned and operated by John L. Bree, a third-generation California viticulturist, and his son, John H. Bree, fourth-generation. This year, Sierra Ridge celebrates its 25th year in business.

Elder Bree revealed that although it was somewhat of an accident “how” he discovered Amador County, “why” he chose Amador County was quite the opposite. “I was consulting all over the West Coast,...

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Tessa Marguerite
11/26/2014 9:32 AM
A special review of the Acorn Hills Animal Center took place last Friday. Left to Right: Alison Pillsbury with Search and Rescue K9s Mia and Dahlia, Dennis Dalton, Chicken, Kelly Reason (holding Tiny), Charlene Thurman, Earl Dalton, Jr and Laurie Fishback with her dog, Sage. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, has announced plans to construct a new, fully-equipped veterinary and emergency clinic in Sutter Creek. Construction is planned for the Acorn Hills Animal Center, a full-service veterinary hospital providing medical and surgical care, as well as the first and only 24-hour emergency animal clinic in Amador County, Amador Veterinary Emergency Clinic.

“Our Tribe is very proud to take part in this necessary, new addition to our community. Many of us have...

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Tessa Marguerite
11/21/2014 9:40 AM
This year’s Lowe’s Heroes volunteers include Elaine Warzecha, Robert Barge, Karen Briggs, Mike Dodge, Clarissa Bellotti, David Mendonca and Suzanne Locke. Some of the Lowe’s Heroes were not available at picture time. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Each year, the Lowe’s Heroes Project encourages Lowe’s employees to team together and adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K–12 public school and make a difference. This year, the organization chosen was Head Start ECS State Preschool, in Ione. In previous years, the Heroes Project has provided service to The Arc of Amador and Calaveras and the Amador County Safe House for Battered Women and Children.

Karen Briggs, Human Resources Manager of Lowe’s of Martell, in Jackson, is one of nine Lowe’s...

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Tessa Marguerite
11/21/2014 9:27 AM
Jim Baldwin is the owner of JB’s Journeys, and assistant tennis coach at Amador High School. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
According to local travel agent Jim Baldwin, of JB’s Journeys, Delta Airlines will be making some changes after the new year. Whereas the current options for cabin class are Economy or First/Business, the new options will include 14 Economy and 9 First/Business options for fare class. Baldwin commented that these different levels of Economy class reservations will have, “no frills, no seat assignment and non-refundable tickets.” A fee may be added for window or aisle preference, or even a carry-on fee, as well. Although Delta is... [Read more]
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11/15/2014 9:01 AM
Ric Ryan and his wife donate 25 cents to vets every time you wave to him while he’s walking. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

A Vietnam veteran, known for walking and waving his way through his tiny California town of Murphys to raise money for injured war veterans, took his cause to New York City for “America’s Parade,” on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Walking helps 68-year-old Ric Ryan battle his demons from a war that happened in the past, while the money he raises helps soldiers returning from the most recent ones.

Each time someone waves at him while he is walking, Ryan and his wife donate 25 cents to UCLA Operation Mend, which helps severely injured...

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