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No Casino In Plymouth is pleased to announce that Citizens Equal Rights Alliance will hold a one-day informational conference on Indian gaming and fee to trust. CERA is a nationally recognized citizens group that has effectively opposed questionable fee to trust applications and unwanted Indian casinos for more than two decades.

The conference will be held on Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Plymouth City Hall. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with refreshments for early arrivals. Speakers will include attorneys Lana...

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With Aug. 26 being Women’s Equality Day and the United States ranking a disappointing 23rd on the Global Gender Gap Index, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Best and Worst States for Women's Equality.

To gauge the scope of gender-based disparities in the United States, WalletHub ranked each of the 50 states based on ten key metrics. They range from the gap in the number of female and male executives to the disparity between women’s and men’s life expectancy to the...

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William Peterson
2 weeks ago
t’s that time again — time for kids to go back to school. The past few weeks have been full of purchases and preparation by parents across the nation to get their children prepared for the new school year. This is also the time of year to check in on retirement plans. There have been many changes this year in rules, laws and regulations. So, it is back to school time for all retirement planners, as well, to make sure their plans are updated and accurate, and to make some strategic moves before year’s end.

In both pre-retirement...

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1 week ago
The Arc of Amador and Calaveras proudly welcomes its new board members: Back row includes Jesse Maldonado, Suzette Ariza, Sean Martin, Lynn Thompson (Vice President), Carol Schwabe (Treasurer), Forrest Schwabe, Connie Strawbridge; Front row includes Shannon Sai (President), Ambren Neville (Secretary), Joan Pickering, Kathy Martinelli, Helen Hicks and Buster Bowman.

On Aug. 11, The Arc of Amador and Calaveras held its board elections and a new board was welcomed into The Arc family. With a positive outlook and incredible energy, the...

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Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., join Vino Noceto for “Mediterranean Madness.” At this annual event, Vino Noceto clears out its cellars before the coming harvest and offers great discounts on many favorite wines. Enjoy appetizers as you dance and listen to live music. Free to the public, stop in and pick up a case or two at the one-day event. For more information, visit Vino Noceto’s website, at noceto.com, or call 245-6557. [Read more]
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A little more than a week ago, Terence Cape joined the staff of massage therapists at Refresh in Sutter Creek. He has already been very well received by both new and existing massage therapy clients.

Cape comes to Refresh with some very impressive credentials. He received his extensive education at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, in Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. He is trained in multiple modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Shiatsu, myofascial release, cranio-sacral, reflexology, hydrotherapy...

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2 weeks ago
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Stymeist Auto Body invites the public to help our San Fire neighbors at a Sand Fire Benefit, on Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 10 p.m., on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Main Lawn. Enjoy dinner, live music, beer and wine with a donation, prizes and a raffle.

100 percent of the proceeds go to people affected by the Sand Fire.

Bring your lawn chair and plan to relax and enjoy the festivities all around you. Tickets are $10 each, or $25 for a family, and can be purchased at the door, on sandfiretickets.com, or at Stymeist Auto Body,...

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3 weeks ago
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s slots and table games paid out nearly $3 million to guests during the month of July.

“Patrons at Jackson Rancheria were big winners in the month of July,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. “With all of the thrilling events and promotions happening during the month of August, Jackson Rancheria will offer its patrons even more ways to win this summer.”

Gold Rush Bingo will have hot seats every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and drawings every Saturday in August. Win up to $10,000 cash....

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Farms of Amador and the Amador Farmers Market again present the definitive farm-to-fork dinner in Amador County. Helwig Winery hosts the dinner, catered by Lucy’s Spice Box, of Volcano, on Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. The self-guided tour starts at noon, and focuses on farms, wineries and vineyards in or near the Shenandoah Valley.

Temporada de Abundancia, a Season of Abundance, is the theme of the dinner, and it will feature a variety of Latin American farm-to-fork dishes. The evening will begin with a salsa and Mexican pickle bar,...

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Carolyn Schmitz
08/01/2014 10:34 AM
Amador City presents Dancin’ in the Street, featuring music, dancing and an all-around good time from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit interesting shops, enjoy food by Buffalo Chips, Andrae’s Bakery and the Imperial Hotel, and find out what that old beer booth is all about. On Saturday, Aug. 2, rock, swing and boogie with the band Slade Rivers. There’s nobody to call, and no reservations to make. Don your dancing shoes and drop in for an evening of Dancing in the Street. [Read more]
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08/01/2014 10:16 AM
With August being National Immunization Awareness Month, and with the cost of health care continuing to disappoint Americans, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of states with the best and worst health-related return on investment (ROI).

To examine the quality of American health care relative to its cost, WalletHub used data from 47 states to construct these statistics. The states that showed the best ROI were Hawaii, Kansas, Utah and Minnesota, with an average individual heath insurance premium of $2,292 in Minnesota. The...

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08/01/2014 10:10 AM
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Greetings from Calaveras Big Trees Association. The year is 1880 and the Calaveras Big Trees grove is bustling with raucous, good fun. You and all of your friends are invited to join us for an evening of food, fun, music and gaming at a fundraising event aptly called, “Calamity at the Redwood Saloon.” This second annual dinner is hosted by CBTA. Everyone is invited to dress in 1880’s attire.

“Calamity at the Redwood Saloon” promises to be another memorable evening at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The fun begins on Aug. 30, at...

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08/01/2014 10:03 AM
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The 2014 Plymouth Farmers Market starts Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., at McGee Park, on Main Street, in Plymouth. It will take place every Thursday until Sept. 29. This community market is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills. Featuring fresh produce from

local vendors, great wine, food and live music, all in a grassy, shaded park, the Plymouth Farmers Market has become a popular gathering place for folks from all over Amador and El Dorado counties. Visitors can...

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Carolyn Schmitz
08/01/2014 9:57 AM
Brad Loffswald, Kristy Kendrick and Alex Sharp lead a swash-buckling cast in “Robin Hood.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
AmadorArts will host another one of its fun quarterly open-to-the-public social get-togethers on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The mixers rotate to different places each time, with the next Arts Networking event being at the Volcano Amphitheatre, in Volcano, home of outdoor play productions by the Volcano Theatre Company. For this month’s mixer, the stage will have members of the theater company giving short snippets of its current play “Robin Hood,” an hysterical and action-packed comedy filled with a crazy mix of scheming... [Read more]
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08/01/2014 9:29 AM
Work already underway to protect residents from being victimized a second time

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and the El Dorado and Amador County District Attorney’s Office have joined forces to prevent unlicensed contractors from causing further harm to victims of the Sand Fire that erupted on July 25, 2014. The blaze is nearly contained after destroying more than 4,000 acres and dozens of structures. Opportunists who prey on disaster victims in the rural El Dorado County area during their rebuilding efforts could...

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07/26/2014 6:15 PM
Beau Gillman and Alice Dufrene celebrate her 102nd birthday. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Beau Gillman and Alice Dufrene celebrate her 102nd birthday. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Alice Dufrene is a very special woman. On June 26, 2014, the Jackson, CA resident reached an incredible milestone – turning 102 years young. However, what really makes this centenarian so special is less about how many years lived, but about how many lives she touched throughout those years.

Alice’s family tree has deep roots within the Jackson area, dating as far back as the 1860s. This was a time when the Pony

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07/25/2014 10:59 AM
The American Legion began in France in 1919 when a group of American Expeditionary Forces in World War I were asked to think of ways to improve morale. There were over a thousand officers and enlisted men who attended the first meeting. That same year, the American Legion was charted by Congress as “a patriotic, mutual-help war-time veteran’s organization.” Soon after the American Legion was founded, the American Legion Auxiliary was formed and today is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. The purpose of the... [Read more]
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07/25/2014 3:16 PM
Bella Rosa II is celebrating its opening in Sutter Creek with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m., at 36 Main Street (the old J&D location). [Read more]
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07/19/2014 1:03 PM
Recent SCUTI graduate, Robin Vondrak, earned multiple honors during her course of study. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sutter Creek native Robin Vondrak recently graduated from the Sacramento Campus of Universal Technical Institute, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

Vondrak attended Pioneer High School before completing the Automotive Training Program at UTI. Vondrak received multiple Student of the Course honors, which are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a given course. She is currently working at...

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07/19/2014 1:05 PM
The families of Sarah Tullus and Frederick Hard III are pleased to announce their marriage on July 20, 2014, in Carmel, Calif.

The bride’s parents are Susan Turner and James Marques, of Monterey, Calif. Sarah is a 1998 graduate of Carmel High School, and a 2005 graduate of California State University at Chico. She works at the Amador Ledger Dispatch as a graphic designer.

The groom’s parents are Frederick Hard II, of Sarasota, Fla., and Gretchen Hard, of Chico, Calif. Fred attended Eagle Hill School, in Greenwich, Conn., and...

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