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Pine Needle Basketry

Learn to make a pine needle basket. Take a class in Fiddletown, on Jan. 17, 2015. Class hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $65, and includes all materials needed to make the basket, handouts and lunch. For more information and a reservation form, visitmcdanel.com/basket.

EPA’s Removal Work Postponed

Due to inclement weather predictions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has postponed the planned removal work of contaminated soils in Jackson. The work to remove soils at the corner of Argonaut Lane and...

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Share in the celebration for the release of, “Amador Anthology of Nonfictin Writers,” including a book signing and short reading today, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Hein & Co. Used and Rare Books. The book features 13 compelling, true stories written from the heart of Amador. These stories are the product of several 12-week nonfiction workshops guided by award-winning writer, Sarah Luck Pearson, over a three year period. Scott Anderson will be offering an introduction.

“The Amador Anthology of Nonfiction Writers” may well be the most...

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The Kiwanis See’s Candy Wagon is open daily noon to 6 p.m., now through Dec. 24, in front of SaveMart. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

CHIPS For Kids Drive

Help to make this holiday season magical for a less fortunate child in our community. Starting now through Christmas Eve, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Amador Area Office of the California Highway Patrol, in Jackson. All donations are distributed locally to benefit those in our community. For any questions or for more information regarding this annual drive, contact Officer Craig Harmon, at (209) 223-4890.

Children’s Studio

The Children’s Studio has moved across the parking lot to the recently vacated...

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The combined Amador/Argonaut high school ski and snowboard team trains at Amador Athletic Club, in Sutter Creek.

Monday:

9 a.m. CardioKickbox - Kim - punching and kicking drills in an interval format

10 a.m. Yoga Fitness - Pamela - athletic style yoga to help strength, core stability and flexibility

5 p.m. Super Spin - Kim - high energy and great music make for an awesome indoor cycling class

6 p.m. - Kim - Pilates Stretch - mat pilates for your core and back - light stretching to keep you flexible

Tuesday:

9 a.m. Power Sculpt - Pamela - interval training using TRX, BOSU, weights, tubes and more

5:15 p.m. TRX Core & More - Mike C -...

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By Ian, Josue, Suki, Connor, Dean and Richard

5th Grade Webolos Sutter Creek

Come one, come all, and purchase your Christmas tree to help support your Sutter Creek Pack 63 Cub Scouts! You can find the scouts across from the auditorium on Main Street, in Sutter Creek. Purchase your Christmas Tree and help our Cub Scouts raise money for outdoor activities and other privileges.

Some of these activities include overnight camping trips and educational field trips. The Cubs personally go up and help with the cutting, transporting...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
Amador County Woodworkers and Crafters created hundreds of toys to be donated to local children through the Sheriff's Toy Drive. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Christmas Angels Sponsor a child this holiday season. Angels are now available for sponsorship until Dec. 11. Contact your local Community Center for more information.

Turkey Drive

Thomi’s is sponsoring its 5th annual Turkey Drive to benefit the Interfaith Food Bank. The goal is 2,000 turkeys for local families. The drive is already under way, and lasts through Nov. 30. Donate a turkey(s) at Thomi’s, in Jackson, and receive a $10 gift card good for lunch at Thomi’s Restaurant. Limit one card per owner. If you can’t...

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FFA & ACLLW RECEIVE DONATION FROM BIG RED BARN FUNDRAISER

Amador County FFA AG Boosters and the Little League West each received $9,500 from Rancho Arroyo Seco, from the September fundraiser held at the BIG RED BARN in Ione. This annual event has been held for the last eight years resulting in over $160,000 given back to the community. Each year, Rancho Arroyo Seco sponsors the event and has donated matching funds totaling over $65,000. Fundraisers have primarily focused on benefiting public safety and education in the greater...

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The Mother Lode Scots and the Volcano Community Association invite one and all to their annual Scottish Candlelight Christmas Walk on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., in downtown Volcano.

Join in the traditional celebration starting at Armory Hall, on Main Street, in Volcano. This year, we are honored have Her Majesty, Mary Queen of Scots and Saint Andrew’s Noble Order of Royal Scots.

After the procession, we will gather in the Armory Hall for a traditional Gaelic blessing, followed by a feast of hot soups, stews,...

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11/15/2014 9:28 AM
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The Sutter Creek Lions Club invites you to dive in at the Stan Kelley Memorial Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, located at 18 Main Street (Old Highway 49 through town). Have fun with a raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m., for the no-host bar, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Wine is served with dinner. Per ABC regulations, no outside alcohol is permitted. Tickets are $35 per person, and can be paid with cash, check or money order. To order tickets, contact Chuck Swidreski, at 296-3457, or... [Read more]
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Joe Svec
11/17/2014 11:47 AM
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Tessa Marguerite
11/07/2014 10:27 AM
Argonaut Principal Dave Vicari, volunteer Joanne Hazen, seniors Autumn Cramer, Sierra Waters, Morgan Crowhurst, Makenzie Johnson and volunteer Ginger Rolf. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Argonaut High School seniors Autumn Cramer, Makenzie Johnson, Morgan Crowhurst and Sierra Waters recently dedicated their time and efforts during Cancer Week to raise awareness about the devastating effects of cancer. However, awareness was not the only thing these students raised.

Through a variety of fundraising strategies including childhood awareness day, “pink out” day and a memorable balloon ceremony at a football game, a total of $325 was donated to Amador STARS. With the support of the Associated Student Body and Argonaut...

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10/31/2014 1:32 PM
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Millie Butler, in cooperation with AmadorArts, is offering holiday floral arrangement classes. The first in her series of three classes was titled, October Pumpkin Arrangements, which happened in October. Still to come, though, is a Long, Low Thanksgiving Centerpiece class, and a December Wreath or Swag class.

Make a beautiful, long and low arrangement for your holiday table. At a table for ten, each of your guests will marvel at many of the season’s finest natural offerings, while still able to see over the arrangement’s peak...

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10/31/2014 1:09 PM
The Amador Corvette Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Round Table Pizza, in Martell. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Holmes’ Hounds

The next regular meeting of Holmes’ Hounds, Amador County’s own Sherlockian Society, is Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m., at 221B Baker Street, London (Hein & Company Books, 204 Main Street, in Jackson). Discussion will include reflections on, “The Sign of Four,” along with introducing your character, if you have not already. Feel free to bring along treats to share, if you desire. We will also discuss plans for our first Society Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 13. For more information, telephone Mrs. Martha Hudson, at...

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Carla Gianandrea
10/26/2014 11:12 AM
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On Wednesday, Nov. 5, the Sutter Creek Woman's Club will meet at the Sutter Creek Community Building. Registration and Social Hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with luncheon to follow at noon. Head Hostess is Francine Pogue. A program on hints about plants, flowers and decorating for the holidays will be presented by Salye LaBelle, from the Ridge Road Garden Center. Anyone interested in joining us for lunch and, perhaps, would like to become a member, contact President Jackie Murphy, at 267-1275. Cost of the lunch is $10, with $5 designated... [Read more]
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10/24/2014 10:34 AM
"Papa" and grand-daughter, Amador County residents. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Senior Health 411

The Foothills Fitness program of the Amador Senior Center, along with United Home Care, will be hosting a free workshop at the Senior Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will feature an evaluation of general health by a registered nurse, a balance assessment by a registered physical therapist and medications inventory evaluation by a registered pharmacist. In addition, there will be a class on home safety principles, with a demonstration of home modification and safety equipment. There...

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Carla Gianandrea
10/20/2014 9:32 AM
Bob Gray , a member of the Willow Springs School House Restoration Committee has been working steadily on the siding of the building. A new front door has been hung and the work goes on to replace siding as needed. Built in 1924, the building has now needed some repair work to indure it's future use. Meeks Hardware and Lumber are providing a significant discount for the materials used. Donations to help fund the projest would be most appreciated. The Amador Community Foundation, located in Jackson, has a fund designated to receive... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
10/18/2014 11:17 AM
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ServPro of Amador and Calaveras counties and Sonora is sponsoring “Coat-ed With Love,” its fifth annual coat drive. ServPro has led this successful coat drive for four years, collecting gently used jackets and hoodies of all sizes and distributing them to grateful people with the help of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. You can find a ServPro Coat-ed With Love box at ServPro, All Amador County elementary schools, Ione Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Sutter Creek Police Department, Chamber of Commerce, Amador... [Read more]
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10/18/2014 11:27 AM
Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild lends its many hands to programs that benefit the community. From left, Tonya Kraft, Amador Lifeline Program Coordinator, and Sewing Guild members Jeannie McKinney Carolyn Bauer, Jan Hopkins, Chairwoman, Virginia Manner, Amador Lifeline Supervisor and Julie Hamlin of the Sewing Guild. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild invites you to participate in Make A Difference Day, a community event to benefit members of our community, on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the M.O.R.E. facility, located at 399 Placerville Drive, in Placerville. Everyone is welcome, including members, non-members, sewers, non-sewers and anyone interested in giving back to their community. If you plan to sew, bring your sewing machine and basic supplies. We have work for non-sewers, as well, so you can bring... [Read more]
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10/10/2014 10:19 AM
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Ten Amador County eight grade students were graduated Sunday from Rotary’s Eight Grade Leadership Camp (REGL) held annually at Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, CA. Each year 10 students are selected by their teachers and principals to attend a three day session of classes, and outdoor activities designed to build confidence, self-esteem, and trust in others.

Amador’s four Rotary Clubs Ione, Jackson, Plymouth Foothills and Amador Upcountry pool their financial and human resources to finance and help staff this event.

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Carolyn Schmitz
10/10/2014 8:45 AM
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On Oct. 11 and 18, at 9 a.m., 10,000 daffodils will be planted to finish the Vista Point project. Volunteers are invited to join the planting party, and will be treated to a free lunch from Mel’s or Jose’s Restaurants, depending on the day. Workers should bring gloves, shovel, rake or hand trowel. For details, contact Keith Sweet, at 419-3770, or kgsweet1@comcast.net. [Read more]
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