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Tessa Marguerite
5 days ago
Guy Steble and his battle buddy, Tex. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Silver Paw Ranch is a nonprofit organization that operates through The Calaveras Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to the research, therapy and placement of K-9 battle buddies as an alternative to medication for wounded warrior veterans with PTSD and other medical needs. K-9 battle buddies help their wounded warrior veterans suffering from a wide range of physical and emotional disabilities, to confidently cope with their disability and reintegrate back into society.

The ranch was named for Sgt. Patrick Rowe, a Bronze Star...

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Tessa Marguerite
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Prospect Cellars received a bouquet from Fiddletown’s Full Circle Flora for their grand opening. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Prospect Cellars, the first tasting room on Plymouth’s Main Street, opened on Friday, March 20, in the old building many may have known as Hillcrest Video. Prospect Cellars is owned by previous Executive Director of the Amador Vintners Association Jamie Lubenko, and her husband, Ronn. The Lubenkos, as well as their staff, are optimistic about this new venture, and eager for locals and tourists to stop into their fresh and unique wine tasting room.

Jamie, a self-proclaimed “Plymouth girl,” explained their choice to open a tasting...

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4 weeks ago
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Funding Supported Fuel Reduction and Public Safety Project

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Amador Fire Safe Council recently showcased the fuel reduction and fire safety vegetation management work that was completed to help reduce catastrophic wildfire.

The vegetation management work targeted three high-risk neighborhoods in Amador County with nearly 100 percent participation by all residents. The work primarily consisted of road edge clearing to remove hazardous brush and fuel along power lines and was offered at no...

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Carolyn Schmitz
4 weeks ago
Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

For more than 20 years, Train Town Candies & Ice Cream Parlor has set the standard for sweets in Amador County. Located midway down Main Street, in downtown Jackson, Train Town Candies has evolved in sweet ways recently, sprucing up the train cars and packing the shelves with more candy than ever before.

Originally a train, hobby and candy shop, Terry and Barbara Wierschem’s Train Town has slowly shifted its focus primarily to sweeties and confections. Children are gobsmacked to find the shop is burgeoning with salt water taffy,...

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Tessa Marguerite
02/26/2015 10:14 AM
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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02/26/2015 10:10 AM
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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
02/26/2015 10:04 AM
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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02/26/2015 9:40 AM
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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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02/19/2015 12:50 PM
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
02/12/2015 6:46 AM
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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02/05/2015 11:45 AM
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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02/05/2015 10:11 AM
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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