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Robert Mees
3 days ago
Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project, brings joy and hope to needy children around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes.
Amador County has been so generous with its donation of Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child that we now have multiple processing centers. Upcountry, youcan drop off Christmas Showboxes at either Sierra Baptist Church or American River Bank, both off of Buckhorn Ridge Road in Pioneer, and in Jackson they can be dropped off at Grace Fellowship, 8040 S. State Highway 49. Shoeboxes can be either for a boy or a girl in any of three ages ranges (2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.) For more information on suggested contents, please contact Janice... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
4 days ago
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Teen Driver Night For Parents & Teens — both current and future drivers — is being sponsored by the Amador Teen Driver Council. The goal is to help parents and teens understand the many issues surrounding the pressures on the teen driver, as well as offer safety ideas and tips. Statistics prove that the more parents involve themselves in the activities of their teen drivers, fewer teen driving accidents occur.

Expect presentations from Amador County Health Officer Dr. Rita Kerr, CHP Officer Craig Harmon, Tina Wurzburger, a parent,...

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Carla Gianandrea
5 days ago
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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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Tessa Marguerite
7 days ago
The cheerful staff of Vapor Thrift Store say "goodbye". Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
JACKSON: Vapor Thrift Store, in Jackson, is changing hands. The thrift store will be closing on Friday, Oct. 31, and reopening in the same location on Monday, Nov. 3 under the administration of The Call Church. If you have been saving loyalty points at Vapor Thrift Store, be sure to use them in the store before Oct. 31. A word from Vapor, “We have been blessed beyond measure by the opportunities we have had to pray for or with some of you as well as those times when you brightened our day by ministering to us. We will always remember... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
7 days ago
PA Christian Carter will open a new Family Urgent Care Clinic in Lodi. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Family Urgent Care, a new Urgent Care Clinic in Lodi, will be opening next week under the administration of Doctor Ali and Physician Assistant Christian Carter.

Carter grew up in Amador County and graduated from Amador High School in 1994. He furthered his education at the University of Maryland with a degree in Marine Biology, and went on to the Stanford University School of Medicine where he received a Masters Degree in Medical Science. Carter has been practicing as a Physician Assistant for six years, most recently in the...

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Via Press Release
7 days ago
Works by Anne Marie Felding, above, and William Porteous will be featured at Gallery 10, in Sutter Creek. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador County’s 1st Saturday Art Trek falls on Nov. 1 this month, with several new faces among participating galleries’ featured artists. The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m., with artists’ receptions usually running from 3 to 6 p.m. Taking the trek is free, and maps of participating galleries are available at amadorarts.org.

These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions:

AmadorArts Gallery’s show is “Affordable Gifts,” created by 14 artists, including Laureen...

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Via Press Release
7 days ago
The 3rd Annual Chowder Chomp will be at the Volcano Union Inn + Pub on Nov. 9. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Volcano Union Inn + Pub will be hosting their 3rd Annual Chowder Chomp on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Volcano Armory Hall. This tasty event benefits the Volcano Community Association and all their dedicated efforts. This chowder chomp will be our best one yet. If you want to join the fun and think you have what it takes, we are still accepting chowder entries, crafts vendors and attendees, of course. Tickets are $5 per person. Be sure to say hello to the new manager at the Volcano Union Inn + Pub, Ed Tracey, if... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
7 days ago
The youth group from Grace Fellowship Church recently went on a two-week mission trip to Haiti to work, serve and build relationships with the people and children. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Sutter Creek Baptist Church

Sutter Creek Baptist Church invites you to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible Study, at 9 a.m., and worship, at 10:30 a.m. If you appreciate the traditional hymns of days gone by, we have a praise /worship time with the Bible Study, at 6 p.m., on Sunday evenings, and Bible Study and prayer time on Wednesdays, at 6 p.m. We are a growing church family that cares about each other and would care about you. Our location is at 250 Hanford Street, at Highway 49, across from the Days Inn motel. For more...

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Via Press Release
7 days ago
Are you confused by expiration dates on food items? Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

NSF International Survey Reveals How Confusion About Food Expiration Dates Can Impact Health and Wallets

Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a new survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. The survey found that people are confused about how to interpret dates on food packaging such as expiration, “best used by” and “sell by” dates, causing many to keep some food dangerously long or prematurely throw away good food.

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Via Press Release
7 days ago
Operation Care offers free workshops for Amador County students. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

One of Operation Care’s goals for Amador County youth is to experience a violence-free lifestyle. Our “GO!” Youth Program is sponsoring several wonderful programs including an Anti-Bullying course called “Let’s Get Real” and our “Chrysalis Group” for teen girls. All of our GO! workshops are free of charge. Transportation assistance is also available if needed.

Let’s Get Real

Our anti-bullying program for elementary and middle school students, called “Let’s Get Real,” examines a variety of issues that lead to taunting and...

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Via Press Release
7 days ago
The restoration of the historical Fiddletown schoolhouse is complete. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the colorful fall foliage and a hearty morning meal out in the country.

Visitors are invited to attend the Fiddletown Preservation Society’s all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Fiddletown Community Center. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the original, one-room Fiddletown Schoolhouse on American Flat Road.

Once restoration is complete, the schoolhouse will serve as a community learning/cultural center for small concerts, art and...

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Tessa Marguerite
7 days ago
Soldiers and civilians across America will honor veterans during Wreaths Across America, on December 13. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Seven years ago, a man named Morrill Worcester, along with veterans across the country, began a tradition that is recognized today as Wreaths Across America Day, all across the nation. What began as a simple Christmas wreath ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery is now an inspirational, nationwide movement.

For the first time in Amador County, Wreaths Across America will be held in Jackson, at the Sunset View Cemetery on Dec. 13. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., although the gates will be closed at 8:45 a.m. The public is...

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Tessa Marguerite
7 days ago
Sutter Creek firefighters came Polly’s Daycare to show some very excited children about fire safety. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

October is Fire Prevention Month, and Amador County fire departments have been doing helpful demonstrations on fire safety throughout the month in different parts of the county. On Monday, Oct. 20, three Amador County home daycares gathered at Polly’s Daycare in Sutter Creek where two firefighters came and taught about fire safety.

The firefighters began with a “hot and cold” game in the kitchen to show kids which kitchen appliances are safe to touch and which ones are not safe. After some other games and, of course, “stop, drop...

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Myrna-Kay Robison
1 week ago
Tech Trek Scholars
What is STEM? The Amador Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) 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 10 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... [Read more]
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Carla Gianandrea
2 weeks ago
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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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago
Eight orphaned Russian children whose mothers were killed in a 1900 massacre were brought to the United States in 1908, through Ellis Island,for a chance at a new life in the United States. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Sierra Amador Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced this year’s essay contest, which is divided into two levels by grade of the student, and each level is open to any student at the correct level regardless of where they attend school, their race, religion, sex or national origins.

The grade levels and correspoding essay information follows.

For grade levels 5 to 8, the essay title is, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Ellis...

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Carolyn Schmitz
2 weeks ago
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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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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago
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This year, AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is seeking volunteers for tax assistance/preparation and leadership coordinators. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

Each year, from Feb. 1 through April 15, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Volunteers are especially needed to assist with electronic filing of tax returns. You do not...

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Sandra Campbell
2 weeks ago
Koi Pond

Judy Day loves the outdoors and has hiked and sketched in the High Sierras most of her life. “My art is inspired by my trips into the Sierras, vacations around the world, majestic landscapes, historical sites and almost everything in my neighborhood. You never know what will catch your eye and inspire you.” Day has been selected to be the featured artist for November at the Sutter Creek Gallery. Although she works in a variety of media, watercolor is her favorite.

Day’s art credits include illustrating three educational...

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Sandra Campbell
2 weeks ago
Jeannie Vodden is known for her luminous watercolors. She paints in glazes of transparent color that give life to the simplest motifs from eggs to portraits. She teaches in many locations regularly and will be giving a demonstration at the November 12 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association at the Senior Center on New York Ranch Road in Jackson. This is an opportunity to watch one of the premier watercolorists in California ply her amazing craft to create beautiful artwork. Visit Jeannie's website to learn more: ... [Read more]
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