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2 days ago

The annual Independence Day Carnival returns to Pioneer Park on Buckhorn Ridge Road, Pioneer, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome for a day of fun for everyone. Enjoy bounce houses, water slide, popcorn, snowcones, hot dogs, drinks, face painting, an arcade, contests, prizes, firetrucks and water works. This event is free, compliments of Sierra Baptist Church in Pioneer.

Groovin’ in the Grove

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Pine Grove. The Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club presents its...

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Our next meeting will be July 12 at 10 a.m. in the Mt. Zion Church, in Pine Grove. We meet every second Tuesday of the month at this (new) location. This month we will have four demonstrations after the meeting on varying quilting techniques.Please join us. For more information, contact our President, Sue Green, at (209) 295-7422.

Adopt a cat

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! Free cat and kitten adoptions are available at the Calaveras County Animal Shelter, 901 Jeff Tuttle Drive, in San Andreas, this month or while funds...

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The Carson Pass Information Station is offering a number of interpretive walks this summer. Dennis Price leads the “History of Carson Pass” walk on Saturdays through September 10. This hike begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour.

Mike Mahoney will be leading a “Meet the Trees of Carson Pass” interpretive walk on Friday, July 15. This hike also starts at 10 a.m. and will last roughly 1.5 hours.

Carson Pass Ranger Frank Tortorich leads a “Walk with the Ranger” hike on Saturday, July 9. This 1.5 hour-stroll begins at...

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2 days ago
Amador Farmers Market is going to have a busy and fun summer with several upcoming events. The first event, July 6, is a coloring contest, in Pine Grove, for children in age groups 4 to 7 and 8 to 14. Prizes will be awarded in both age categories. First prize is a children’s yoga class, from Amador Yoga, in Jackson, and second prize is a gift certificate to Munnerlyn’s Ice Cream, in Pine Grove. Drop off your children’s completed coloring sheets, which you can find either at Amador Yoga, Munnerlyn’s Ice Cream, or at the Pine... [Read more]
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1 week ago
The Bass Camp Festival IV at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Lake Tahoe will take place on August 6 and 7. Two days of fun on three stages. Massive line-up dropping soon. For tickets and more information visit: basscampfest.com [Read more]
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1 week ago

Come run so they don’t have to. The problem of child sex trafficking in America is growing at an alarming rate. The lack of services for these victims is staggering.

Help us build homes for children rescued from sex trafficking by partnering with Courage Worldwide. Courage Worldwide is an international, 501 C (3) non-profit organization that is not only working to eradicate sex trafficking, but building “Courage Houses” in every city that needs one for children rescued out of sex trafficking.

Challenge yourself and others to...

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Donna Kelley
1 week ago

Last Friday evening, many fortunate local individuals, including myself, were wined and dined in a beautiful, green-garden setting in Shenandoah Valley while celebrating the summer solstice.

Mother Lode Harvest, a non-profit organization supporting local farmers who provide a healthier growing environment for their produce, held its first-ever ‘Farm to Fork’ dinner – and what a spectacular dinner it was!

One of the goals of Mother Lode Harvest is to bring us closer to and introduce us to our local farms and farmers, so that we...

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1 week ago
When: Thursday Evenings at Pioneer Vets Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. and Sunday Evenings at The Hub in Jackson. Where: Pioneer Vets Hall, 25115 Buckhorn Ridge Road, Pioneer and The Hub, 206B Main St, Jackson. Cost: $5 per class, $10 a week. For more information, please contact Barbara from ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or bnichols@amadorgov.org. [Read more]
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1 week ago
The Upcountry Rotary Club and the Amador Farmers Market have joined together to co-create a family night on the last Wednesday of each month, June through September. This event will be held in the Pine Grove Park at the same time the Pine Grove Farmers Market is being held, Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. There will be food, wine, beer and sodas available for purchase and great local music provided by the Farmers Market. The Pine Grove park has climbing structures and slides for the children to play on while parents are enjoying an evening... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
1 week ago

Designed for incoming 4th, 5th and 6th Graders. June 14-30 - Tues., Wed., and Thurs. at Minnie Provis Park in Sutter Creek. Let’s have fun exploring Sutter Creek. June 28-30 Safety Day, Community Day and Survival Day.

Youth Leaders are needed too.

For more information call the ACRA office at (209) 223-6349 or email kgoehner@amadorgov.org.

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Caitlyn Schaap
1 week ago
Zumba is one of the fun fitness classes kids can participate in at Kids Fit. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta

Last week, Amador Athletic Club kicked off its Kids Fit program for the third year. The program began on June 14 and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 21, filling the gym with kids eager for fitness and fun.

“We do a lot of different things, nutrition, a lot of exercise, but we make it fun. It’s kind of like going to camp,” Amador Athletic Club owner Dave Gebauer said.

The Kids Fit Program boasts four different fitness activities for kids each Tuesday and Thursday and each child will rotate from station to station...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
Airman First Class Leah Peterson checks her notes. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Around the world in ... 14 days. That’s what a recent Amador County high school graduate just completed. US Air Force Airman First Class Leah Peterson was part of the Proud Pelicans, Team Dover’s C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew assigned to circumnavigate the world, dropping off equipment and people along the way. “It’s a very rare mission and a privilege to be part of it,” said Peterson.

Over the two weeks, the aircraft transported and delivered more than 580 thousand pounds of cargo and 398 passengers at military bases around the...

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Caitlyn Schaap
1 week ago
New manager of the St. George, Ed Tracey. Photo courtesy to the ALD by Casey Landrum

Ed Tracey loves Volcano. He often shares the brief story of how he came to find his own corner of paradise, coming to Volcano two years ago for a wedding at the St. George, falling in love with it and deciding to stay. But, there’s much more to the story of how this two-year manager of the Volcano Union Inn + Pub and new manager of the St. George Hotel became an Amadorian.

“It was amazing how it all kind of fell into place here,” Tracey said.

Tracey grew up in New York.

“The running joke is, I grew up in a very Irish...

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Eric Winslow
1 week ago
Dr. Dwight Jennings of Sutter Creek.
Sutter Creek dental orthopedist Dr. Dwight Jennings has some jaw-dropping news for people suffering from a host of common (and not so common) ailments ranging from Parkinson's disease to Tourette's syndrome. The astonishing news is this: Most of our troubles are in our mandibles. An emerging approach to a set of little-known therapies, called dental orthopedics, is proving to offer effective remedies to maladies which conventional medicine had failed to notice were associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, or TMJ, as well as... [Read more]
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Craig Baracco
1 week ago
Breanna Lowther took top honors in the Amateur Woman’s A Division, including a 27’ 4” throw of the 16-pound Braemer stone. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Craig Baracco

More than fifty competitors in various divisions took part in the Inaugral Mother Lode Highland Games, held last weekend at the Amador County Fairgrounds. Each participant tried their hand at the nine events of Scottish Heavy Athletics, which include the famous caber toss, hammer throw, Braemar Stone (an elongated shot-put) and throwing various weights for either height or distance to find the overall winner. Kilts are required of all competitors.

Christopher Hurts won the Amateur Men A Division, throwing the 56-pound heavy weight...

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Caitlyn Schaap
1 week ago
Men and women in authentic costumes really brought the Mother Lode Highland Games to life. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Of course, there was also plenty of flavors of Brown’s English Toffee to enjoy, as well. Attendees also had the opportunity to taste Scotch and learn how it is made and the characteristics of whiskey varieties.

Shoppers also had lots of items to chose from including handcrafted soaps, Scottish and Irish candies, kilts, clothing and more.

The Highland Games were a history-buff’s paradise with the Clan Village providing information about the different Irish and Scottish clans and houses, allowing attendees to discover their...

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1 week ago
The Carson Pass Information Station is offering a number of interpretive walks this summer. Dennis Price leads the “History of Carson Pass” walk on Saturdays through September 10. This hike begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Mike Mahoney will be leading a “Meet the Trees of Carson Pass” interpretive walk on Friday, July 15. This hike also starts at 10 a.m. and will last roughly 1.5 hours. Carson Pass Ranger Frank Tortorich leads a “Walk with the Ranger” hike on Saturday, July 9. This 1.5 hour stroll begins at 10... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago

The following students achieved Ione Junior High’s “Prinicipal’s Honor Roll” for earning a GPA of 3.5 or above for the fourth quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.

Sixth grade: Hailey Alderson, Ryan Billingsley, Mya Bucio Gallego, Madalynn Carges, Tonya Chronis, Emma Cranfill, Colby Eckhart, Yajayra Franco Padilla, Skyie Fuentes, Alexis Harmon, Abby Henness, Richard Kiirkman, Mya Manner, Nigel Misuraca, Summer Noguchi, Jose Sahagun, Lily Stinson, Sophia Villa, Jacob Burvant, Gwenneth Church, Samantha Clinton, Celeste Campbell,...

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Eric Winslow
2 weeks ago
The youth-in-community group UTurn will be celebrating its sweet 15-year anniversary on Friday, June 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. Everyone is invited to come join the fun. UTurn has been kickin’ it for a decade and a half at New Life Christian Center, on Sutter Hill, at 87 West Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek, across from Gold Country Lanes. On the Friday of the anniversary party, there will be inflatables, games, prizes, a chance to win a Go-Pro camera, food and beverages. The Bridge Band from Valley Springs will be playing live music, and... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
2 weeks ago
The Amador Ledger Dispatch, in partnership with Cost Less Foods and Hanford Courte Park, is proud to announce the Taste of Amador, a summer food and drink event to benefit the Interfaith Food Bank. The event, scheduled for August 27 at Hanford Courte in Sutter Creek, will showcase the best our community has to offer, with local wine and beer tasting and delicious food sampling. Guests will wander the shaded, lush gardens of Hanford Courte Park as they taste farm-to-fork samples and sip local wines and brews while special guests... [Read more]
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