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1 week ago
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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1 week ago
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
1 week ago
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
1 week ago
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
2 weeks ago
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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3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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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11/15/2014 8:28 AM
Audrey Warren earned the prize for the 18 and under category. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
In mid-October, the Ione Business & Community Association sponsored the annual Harvest Faire on cornstalk-decorated Main Street, in Ione. The Ione Fire Department served up a delicious pancake breakfast as vendors erected their tents and displayed their wares. The main event was the giant pumpkin contest. Randy Warren, of Auburn, won $1,000 for his 487 pound pumpkin, and Audrey Warren took home $500 for her 274 pound beauty. Volcano resident Jim Carr won $550 for his local-grown 297 pound fruit. The Jackson Rancheria contributed... [Read more]
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11/15/2014 7:47 AM
Sutter Creek’s Parade of Lights will put a twinkle in your eye this season with floats, music, special guests and flaming-baton twirlers. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Get Your Sleigh Bells And Join The Parade

Join us for the 8th Annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 13. Sutter Creek will come alive in twinkling lights as everything from cars, mail trucks, school buses, horses, dogs, people, marching bands, baton twirlers and more parade down historic Sutter Creeks’ Main Street beneath the moonlight on a crisp December evening. Everyone is invited to come down and watch this magical Parade of Lights. Children and adults enjoy this evening of old-fashioned, hometown fun.

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Terry Puc
11/03/2014 1:11 PM

Mighty Says: LOOK at the new sales at Community Hope Thrift Store

11114 Ridge Road Sutter Creek 209-418-3426

Open Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm

Daily Color Specials up to 50% off

*Military & Vets w/ ID Discount 35% off new items

*Senior 60 Plus w/ ID Discount 10% off new items

Special Days:

*Tuesday Good Buy Clearance 50% off every week

*Thursday Senior Day 35% off new items

Saturday & Monday 50% off purchases $15 & over

* $2.00 Minimum Black Dot items are excluded

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Beverly Huston Fisher
10/31/2014 1:28 PM
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On Oct.1, Victory Village was awarded a federal SSVF grant for just above $467,000, one of only 19 organizations to receive it. The funding will provide services for at least 75 veteran families, including veteran housing, life skills, education, mental wellness and physical activities. Their main goal is, “to help veterans and their families bridge the gap from military service to civilian life,” and to rapidly transition them to more permanent housing.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have enacted this initiative, SSVF,...

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10/31/2014 1:17 PM
Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by B. Huston-Fisher

Big smiles and happy customers were about at the Jo-Ann fabrics and crafts grand opening on October 16 through 18. The first 100 customers for each day received a gift card ranging from $10 to $250, filling three lucky winners’ carts.

Aisles clambered with shoppers admiring the colorful bolts of fabric that line shelves and an entire wall. Fabric measuring devices, scissors, cutters and hundreds of trim choices hanging from fresh hooks.

With perfect timing for the holidays, there are costume patterns, jack o’ lanterns and...

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Beverly Huston Fisher
10/31/2014 1:14 PM
Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by B. Huston-Fisher

Hank Lorist, a master craftsman and clockwork specialist, announces his new location. H. Lorist Watchmakers is still in the Motherlode Plaza, on State Highway 49, in Jackson, but it is now in the newer building behind its previous location, across the parking lot from Thomi's.

"I love it," stated Lorist regarding his new shop. The new workshop, which he personally renovated, is open and airy. After sound-proofing a shared inner wall, he was able to design specific work stations for designated items, including an entire section...

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10/31/2014 1:00 PM
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What is STEM? The Amador Branch of the American Association of University Women will be hosting a program that will answer that question, as well as tell about STEM education that is happening right here in Amador County. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Workforce projections for 2018 show that nine of the ten fastest-growing occupations that require at least a bachelor’s degree will require significant scientific or mathematical training. Keeping K-12 students, especially girls, interested in STEM... [Read more]
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10/31/2014 12:57 PM
Painting by Pam Sharp. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Beginning Nov. 7, Little City Studio & Gallery, in Amador City, will host its holiday show and sale, Artful Giving and Nifty Gifties. This is an annual event designed to showcase beautiful fine arts and crafts created by the many talented local artists who display their work at Little City Studio year ’round. All the unique pieces you will find here would make terrific holiday gifts for family and friends — not only beautiful, but affordably priced to make your gift shopping a carefree and pleasurable experience. And men will find... [Read more]
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Beverly Huston Fisher
10/24/2014 10:25 AM
Diggins, in Amador City, offers many unique and delicious sausages and hot dogs. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by B. Huston-Fisher

Drop by The Diggins, in Amador City, to get your epicurean sausage and hot dog fix. Choose the Jalapeno Cheddar Dog topped with a Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa, the Mediterranean Dog with Pepper Relish and Kalamata Olives or a platter of gourmet sausages to sample. Satiate your taste buds by pairing your entree with an ice cold beer or a rich red from a winery within a five-mile radius.

The kitchen is run with precise care by locally-grown and recently-returned resident chefs, Ken and Hollie Limbocher, who are dedicated to cooking...

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