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Jack Mitchell
2 days ago
With your help we can place Amador County’s entire printed history online. Just imagine strolling back to 1855 in a searchable website.
We are in danger of losing our history. Newspapers have been published since 1855 under different mastheads. And for years, folks looking to dig into history have ventured to the Amador County Public Library to seek information on microfilm. The problem – microfilm has a life cycle. In fact, one of the machines used to search past publications is one that no longer has parts made for it or can be serviced. Thankfully, a second machine was graciously donated to assist the public. But even with that amazing gift, the microfilm... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
2 days ago

Rob Bell, one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, is coming to San Francisco for the “Everything Is Spiritual Tour” August 10. On the “Everything Is Spiritual Tour,” Bell will make surprising connections between the universe we’re living in and the life we’re living. The purpose of the tour is to inspire, provoke and challenge individuals to consider the relationship between science and faith.

Bell commented, “I hope that people see their life from a much higher altitude… A bigger perspective on who we are...

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Via Press Release
2 days ago

The following is a list of events and activities occurring at Amador churches, houses of worship and spiritual groups. For more information, please contact the respective organization.

SOPHIA’S Well of Wisdom

Wisdom Circle theme for August is “The Wisdom of Communal Life.” As we become soul-infused personalities, how does this affect our group or communal life? Patricia Green will host this Sunday, August 2, at 10 a.m. leading the discussion, “From Selfishness to Selflessness.” Women Writers meets Mondays at 6 p.m. A Course...

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2 days ago
The Tackle Box Café’s owner/operator Laurie Lockhart and several of Hank’s great-granddaughters watch as the cake is cut. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Saturday, July 25, Hank Willy was greeted with a surprise birthday party and Lake Amador’s Tackle Box Café. Family, friends and fellow District Board members gathered for this celebration of 90 years young. Hank has been associated with the District for the last 54 years and was recently reelected as a Director for another four years. As District member, employee, Assessor/Tax Collector and Board Member Hank has been through the formation of the District, construction of the Dam, installation of the pipeline system, droughts and... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Join us Thursday, August 6 at 3 p.m., in the Meadows conference room in the outpatient building at Sutter Amador Hospital. We meet on the first Thursday of every month. We encourage all stroke survivors and caregivers to attend. For more information, call Mike, at (209) 217-8028 or Linda, at (209) 267-0937. [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Visit Havana with NARFE National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Hangtown Chapter 1503, invites everyone to a presentation by Gale Fullerton, a long time NARFE member, on his trip to Havana, Cuba’s Capital Jewel. The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. on August 17, at the Placerville Human Services (Senior Center), 927 Spring Street, Placerville, CA. Attend this travel presentation and you will be in an exclusive group since less than one percent of US Citizens have visited Cuba. This program will feature Havana where you... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
2 days ago
Join this compassionate and holistic approach to addressing eating disorders. The group meets Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For information and location, contact Marla, at (209) 256-3750. [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Al-Anon meetings are for anyone upset by a loved one’s drinking. If that’s you, come join us on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., Monday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, at 11:30 a.m, or Friday, at 7:30 p.m. We get together at 14 Water Street, in Jackson. Also, you are welcome in Pine Grove on Thursdays, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room below the market located at 19394 Highway 88. No one understands like others who have lived through it and found answers in Al-Anon. For more information, call Carol, at (209) 245-3020. [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Operation Care has many volunteer opportunities available from office help to community outreach to client services. We need your help. Volunteering not only helps our client’s directly, but also indirectly by helping us meet our match for our CalOES grants. If you are interested, contact our volunteer coordinator, Janet Saxton, at (209) 223-2897. [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Help provide fresh fruits and veggies to the food bank in your community. Today, July 31 is your last chance to join Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets’ summer donation drive. Donate $1 to Food For Families and Raley’s will match it up to $25,000. All donations stay local. For more information, go to foodforfamilies.org. [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Serving with Care and Integrity Training will be offered to those who wish to volunteer at the Amador Pregnancy Help Center or would like to be prepared when the opportunity arises to help a person through a crises pregnancy. Experience a powerful and uplifting training; one that will leave you with the knowledge, words and resources to help the one (or one’s) God sets in your path. Training will be held August 18 through 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and August 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50, limited scholarships. For... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Did you know that every day there are seniors in Amador County who go all day, sometimes all week, without speaking to another person? These folks are vulnerable to the clever scam artists who prey on lonely individuals by providing them with a friendly voice and someone who will listen to them. You can be a safe, friendly voice for a senior who is isolated and vulnerable to these criminals by becoming a Senior Peer Visitor and making regular visits with a lonely senior. Call Laurie Webb, at the Amador Senior Center, (209) 223-0442,... [Read more]
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2 days ago

If you are like most gardeners, tomatoes are number one in your heart. Most of us eagerly anticipate the first delicious fruit of the season. We are all looking for the perfect tomato. Saturday, August 22, is your chance to put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer’s Market.

Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market by 9:45 a.m. on...

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Via Press Release
2 days ago
On Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will host a free class on growing fall and winter vegetables. Keep enjoying your own delicious vegetables beyond the summer. Learn what crops you can grow in cool and cold weather, the time for planting and harvest, and strategies to deal with both heat and cold. Growing onions, leeks, garlic and shallots will also be covered. End the class by planting some seeds to take home to start in your garden. This class will be held at the Amador County GSA... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras counties announces its training for this fall. This is for anyone who enjoys volunteering, learning and teaching our communities about safe home food preservation methods. We are holding two orientation meetings to learn about the Master Food Preserver Program, our community involvement and volunteer participation requirements. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 4, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the UCCE office in Jackson. RSVP for either session with Robin Cleveland, at (530)... [Read more]
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2 days ago
Mother Lode Job Training has scholarship and training funds available for eligible adults and dislocated workers. Last program year, we awarded $297,000 in scholarships to eligible participants in fields from medical assisting, truck driving, welding and others. Eligibility conditions do apply. Contact MLJT for more information and to see if you qualify. We are now located in the Health and Human Services Building, at 10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
Sierra Amador Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is again offering an opportunity to local students, grade 5 through 12. All students in these grades are invited to enter the Essay Contest in which winners are rewarded with a recognition pin plus a cash prize. Fifth through 8th graders are asked to write an essay on the subject, “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act” and the subject for students in grades 9 through 12 is, “Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across the Atlantic.” Teachers will have the actual... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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Via Press Release
2 days ago
The Amador County Behavioral Health Advisory Board is seeking new members. The ACBHAB advises the Board of Supervisors and the Health and Human Services Director of the needs of the local mental health program pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutional Code Section 5604. Applicants must be residents of Amador County or healthcare professionals who work with residents of Amador County, but live outside the county. If you are interested in additional information and the opportunity to serve, contact Dr. Arnie Zeiderman, at... [Read more]
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ACRA-ARCD Community Garden, in Jackson, is now taking Plot Reservations. Small plots are 4’ x 12’, with an annual fee of $50. Large plots are 4’ x 24’, with an annual fee of $100. There is a $100 refundable deposit. The garden is located at the historic Chichizola/Cuneo Ranch, on Jackson Gate Road, in Jackson. Call ACRA, at (209) 223-6349. [Read more]
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