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3 days ago

Soroptimist International of Amador County has elected new officers for 2015-2016. Our president will be Pat Woodard, 1st vice-president is Val Kreth, 2nd vice-president is Donna Miller, recording secretary is Linda Matulich, corresponding secretary is Patty Kern, treasurer is Angie Murchison, assistant treasurer is Marie Lindsey and directors are Sharon Lundgren and Beth Arnold. They were installed at our annual June member party.

If you are interested in learning more about Soroptimist of Amador County, please call Val at (209)...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
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The second annual Rotary Show & Shine Car and Vintage Air Show was held on May 30. The event featured 350 show cars in 42 award categories from Best in Show, to Most Likely to be Pulled Over. More than 3,000 attendees enjoyed classic, cars, trailers and hot rods along with music, food, drink and retail items.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Amador County Interfaith Food Bank, youth organizations and other local nonprofit organizations. The Rotary Club of Ione would like to thank the major sponsors, vendors and the more...

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Carolyn Schmitz
4 weeks ago
The AAUW Amador interest group, "Libations & Conversations," is meeting on Thursday, June 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Baiocchi's, in Sutter Creek. Our topic of discussion will be, "Let's Train Our Young Women to Stand Up and Shout Out!" This is a fun, casual way for AAUW members and interested prospective members to gather and discuss various topics over no-host drinks. AAUW is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to all... [Read more]
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05/28/2015 12:02 PM
Club members give last-minute care to their gardens before tomorrow’s tour. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Foothill Garden Club of the Mt. Aukum area is celebrating it’s 57th year of existence of dedicated gardeners and community involvement by hosting a garden tour of five diversified and unique gardens nestled in the foothills tomorrow, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Funds received from ticket sales for the tour is used to fund a scholarship to a worthy senior from Amador High School or a student from Union Mine High School.

Nestled in the lovely Shenandoah Valley is the garden of Jim and Lani Chapman. This is a fabulous,...

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05/21/2015 11:03 AM
David Schupp. Photo by Leslie Schupp

By Beverly Rose Hopper and Leslie Schupp

Do you want to learn how to propagate or make your own roses from cuttings? Mother Lode Rose Society member, David Schupp, will demonstrate how at the next meeting of the Mother Lode Rose Society, on Tuesday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson. Schupp has successfully propagated many roses from cuttings and we are looking foward to learning his secrets. He will walk us through the steps, including age of the cutting, leaves, cutting and wounding, use of rooting...

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05/21/2015 10:07 AM

Last weekend’s fifth Motherlode Cruise Car Club’s car show, Shine, Wine & Dine, brought 125 classic, vintage and muscle cars, food, popular local wines and beers, music, face painting and friends to Main Street, in downtown Jackson. It was free fun for the whole family. Wine tasting proceeds are being donated to Amador Community Foundation.

Amador Ledger Dispatch photographer, Bill Lavallie, captured some of the highlights, fine cars and happy faces on film.

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Lucy Hackett
05/14/2015 12:10 PM
On behalf of the AWA Board, President Rich Farrington thanks Eagle Scout candidate Logan Moody for his work painting fire hydrants in the Upcountry CAWP service area. To Logan’s right are his parents, Tori and Kevin Moody. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Over this past winter, Logan Moody of Sutter Creek Boy Scout Troop 63, organized a dozen fellow Boy Scouts and a handful of adults to paint fire hydrants for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Moody and his volunteers painted 119 Amador Water Agency fire hydrants in the upcountry CAWP service area. Cleaning, painting and applying reflective powder to the hydrants in roadways, high traffic areas and neighboring fields took Moody’s team 148 hours.

The AWA Board of Directors presented Logan with a formal resolution at their April 23...

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05/14/2015 11:50 AM

The Lincoln/Reagan Dinner, Amador County Republicans major fundraising event for 2015, was held in Mel and Fay’s dining room on April 23. More than 75 people attended, including Amador County supervisors Brian Oneto, John Plasse and Richard Forster. Joel Mottishaw, author Scott Thomas Anderson, Senator Tom Berryhill, Dennis Revell and many others provided good company for a festive show of support and solidarity for Northern California Republicans.

Master of Ceremonies was Amador County Assessor Jim Rooney, whose usual adept wit...

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05/07/2015 11:59 AM

May is such a wonderful month with Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, and nice weather. It’s the perfect time to work on our health and fitness — both indoors and outside If you're still looking for a place to get in shape or to maintain your healthy physique, try New York Fitness, in Jackson, where you can find all that you need to get and keep fit.

NYF is planning a mixer for Wednesday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the NYF pool. Fitzpatrick Physical Therapy will be in the spotlight, and the owners of Charlie's Garden Café and...

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04/30/2015 1:37 PM
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Cruise on down to Main Street, Jackson, for Shine, Wine & Dine, on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — a day of wine, art, music and gorgeous vintage cars. Plus, a day of special car show discounts at Jackson restaurants. It is free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson.

The fifth annual Motherlode Cruise Car Show will take you back in time with 125 vintage cars, from Model Ts to muscle cars. Stroll down Main Street to enjoy blues tunes by The Esquires, fine arts and crafts for sale by local artists and Main Street’s...

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04/30/2015 1:06 PM
Peter Misuraca, Regia Sargent, Patti Fisher-Misuraca, David Fisher. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Rotary Club of Ione honored four outstanding community service volunteers were honored at a dinner on April 2, at Clark’s Corner, in Ione. With 60 people in attendance, Patti and Peter Misurca, Regia Sargent and David Fisher were celebrated for their volunteerism to the community of Ione. For years, these individuals have dedicated hundreds, if not thousands of hours improving the lives of those who call Amador County home.

All four have lived most of their lives in Ione. David Fisher is Patti Fisher-Misuraca’s father, and at...

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04/30/2015 1:05 PM

The National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the Spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, in partnership with Tractor Supply Company. This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4‑H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

The Spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign started April 22 and runs through May 3. Shoppers at the Jackson Tractor Supply Company Store will have the...

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Via Press Release
04/30/2015 1:03 PM

The National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the Spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, in partnership with Tractor Supply Company. This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4‑H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

The Spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign started April 22 and runs through May 3. Shoppers at the Jackson Tractor Supply Company Store will have the...

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04/23/2015 12:48 PM

All Amador citizens are invited to join the members of the Amador County Democrats for their annual spring dinner on Thursday, April 30, at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel and Conference Center. Featured guest speakers are Eric Bauman, Vice Chairman of the State Democrat Party and Kimberly Ellis, Executive Director of Emerge California, an organization dedicated to promoting and training women for election to public office.

Tickets are $60 each for the dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., and they may be purchased by calling Liz, at (209)...

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Beverly Rose Hopper
04/23/2015 12:45 PM
Photo by Beverly Rose Hopper

Polyantha and Floribunda roses provide an abundance of flowers and lots of color in the garden. The Mother Lode Rose Society is proud to present Master Rosarian Barbara Gordon, “From Pretty Polyanthas Come Fabulous Floribundas,” at our meeting May 5, at 1: 30 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center. Rather than slides or photographs, Gordon brings in the real thing: actual cut specimens of the many gorgeous roses she is discussing so we can truly enjoy their beauty and fragrance.

Gordon is well known in the rose community as an avid...

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04/10/2015 12:56 PM
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Business Network International

BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. The philosophy of BNI is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain.” BNI offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and referrals. The best way to find out about BNI is to visit our local chapter. BNI Gold Country Founders invites local businesses to a Visitor’s Day meeting on Tuesday, April 21. The meeting is held from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Margaret Dalton Center, in...

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04/03/2015 9:59 AM
Charles Rauch Home. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Amador County’s 43rd Annual Home Tour, sponsored by the American Association of University Women’s Amador Branch, will be held on April 18. Vines, Views & Villas is a tour of rural Amador County that includes four homes and a history-laden cemetery, all within 10 miles of the historic cities of Jackson and Sutter Creek. The tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be docents to guide, an art show to view and tea and cookies to enjoy. Tickets, available March 16, are $22, or $25 on the day of the tour. You can purchase your... [Read more]
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04/03/2015 9:54 AM
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One of NAMI’s Signature programs, Peer to Peer, a 10-week educational program to enhance mental health recovery, begins Monday April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., at First 5 Amador, located at 975 Broadway, in Jackson.

This program is for individuals living with mental illness and is taught by NAMI-trained mentors who are well along in recovery. Goals are to provide education about mental illness, emotional and practical support, independent problem solving and relapse prevention.

This is the eighth time NAMI Amador has been able to offer...

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04/03/2015 9:45 AM
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While we attempt to delay our own inevitable aging, bonsai experts embrace the opposite as it relates to their miniature trees. Specimens looking old and even ancient with weather-beaten trunks and twisted limbs are prized and valued for their natural artistic beauty.

A free public demonstration at the Mother Lode Bonsai Club on Saturday, April 4 will focus on two essential methods of increasing the illusion of age: jin and shari. The club meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with the demonstration following immediately after by David...

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Wyman Dickerson
03/19/2015 9:32 AM
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The Sutter Creek Lions Club recently served the community by providing Lions service to the Stan Kelly Memorial Crab Feed. This volunteer activity occurred at the Sutter Creek Auditorium in Sutter Creek. Completion of the Lions Club service project is a benefit to the surrounding community in a myriad of ways – from youth scholarships to aid for the less fortunate.

According to Chuck Swiderski, Project Director of the Sutter Creek Lions Club, “Money raised February 28 allows Lions to meet pressing needs in our community, including...

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