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Jack Mitchell
6 days ago
Some of the 16 Shining Stars, children with Apraxia, that were honored at The 2016 Northern California Walk for Children With Apraxia of Speech. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch from Mia Reed.

With a huge goal of raising $12,000 for children with Apaxia of Speech, Megan Mathison wasn’t sure if it could be accomplished before the 2016 Northern California Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech — but she wasn’t giving up. Last year, 94 people attended and raised $9,750. So many neat things came out of last year’s walk. One example would be Megan Mathison’s son, Zane, who received an iPad with an AAC (assistive augmentative communication) app in June after the walk. It has been tremendous in helping his speech.

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John Tuttle
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Jackson’s Grocery Outlet has announced “Fresh Fridays!” Anyone with a local teacher who deserves to be surprised with fresh fruit for his or her classroom this Friday should nominate him or her today with the Jackson Grocery Outlet’s new, “Feed a Classroom Contest.” Every Wednesday, on Facebook, and all month long, in the store, Jackson’s Grocery Outlet will be accepting submissions. On Friday morning, they’ll count up the votes and the teacher with the most votes wins fresh fruit for his or her class. [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
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Patty Sheehan; Sarah Cunningham, Office Adminstrator; Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce; Don Boos; Mike Kristoff and Allen Ramorini. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Greenhorn Creek Resort, the premiere golf and dining experience in California’s Gold Country, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a little help from its creators including, six-time LPGA major champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Patty Sheehan, who served as a consultant for the original golf course design and architect Don Boos, the creator of Greenhorn Creek GC.

Also present to commemorate the milestone were Bruce Charlton, President/Chief Design Officer at Robert Trent Jones, II LLC, Trent Jones, son of Robert Trent...

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6 days ago

Brad Wilson will be playing a concert at Bella Grace Tasting Room, 73 Main Street, in Sutter Creek. The show will be on Friday, May 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cover price is $15 for the music ($10 for wine club members). Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening.Optional food offerings as well as Beer and wine by glass or bottle are available.

Brad Wilson is a California guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues and is a charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Performing over 100 shows a year, Brad is...

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6 days ago
60th Anniversary: An open house will honor Carl J. and H. Pauline Lathrum on their 60th wedding anniversary. The public is invited to the open house/dessert to be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday Jun 12, at the couple’s home, 4596 Roadrunner Drive, Ione (Lake Camanche). Hosting the event will be their children: Carl S. of Vicalia, Paula Groomes and David of Waterford, Pamela Reeves of Oakdale and Christina Huartson of Plymouth. Carl and Pauline grew up in Rocky Ford, Colorado, living a block from each other. They attended the same... [Read more]
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Ginger Budrick
6 days ago
I’ve been searching high and low, trying to find someone for this interview series who moved voluntarily to Amador as an adult. Most people I’ve met or interviewed either grew up here, moved away and then came back, moved here when they were a kid, or they’ve just always been here (grow where you’re planted, they say). But, for the sake of diversity, and to keep things interesting, I really wanted to find someone who grew up elsewhere and made an educated decision to move here as an adult. I’ve asked every person I’ve interviewed if... [Read more]
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Joan Tarr
6 days ago
Travel for me has become less and less about the trappings of civilization, and more and more about the natural beauty of the land and the people who live there. Photo by Joan Tarr
You see them in every country. They gather in little clusters outside their places of worship, or in the local plaza, piazza or square, usually lined up on benches of some kind. They have probably been doing this same thing daily for years, repeating the conversation they had just yesterday with the same little group. If I had to bet, I would wager that the individual stories of these women vary only slightly. She married young, cooked for him and cleaned for him, shared his bed, raised his children, and probably nursed him through... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
6 days ago
Kids can even throw a mini caber at The Mother Lode Highland Games and Gathering. Tickets on sale at MotherLodeGames.com. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode Highland Games and Gathering will take place at the Amador County Fairgrounds located in Plymouth on June 18 & 19, 2016. This two-day event is great for the whole family, from the young to the young at heart.

The Highland Games will have events such as caber tossing (throwing what looks like a wooden telephone pole one end over the other), putting the stone (similar to shot put but with an irregular-shaped, 16-pound stone), weight for distance (a 56 pound weight thrown with one hand while keeping the feet within a...

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Ginger Budrick
6 days ago
Moms, daughters and even a few sons made beautiful flower crowns. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Ginger Budrick

On Thursday, the fifth of May, Heart and Soul studio, in Sutter Creek, hosted a mother/daughter (and even a couple of sons) flower-crown-making workshop. Upon arrival, guests were greeted by a big, beautiful, breathtaking floral arrangement and the smiling faces of their hosts for the evening: Priscilla Carpenter, Johanna Crowley and Cathryn Barone.

Priscilla owns Heart and Soul, a shop in Sutter Creek where you can find a quirky mix of old and new — custom-painted furniture, vintage, handmade and market finds. Heart and Soul just...

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6 days ago
Joshua Smart and Julia Sierk present Kelsy Sozzi with the New York Fitness Swimmer’s Schoalrship. ALD photo by Caitlyn Schaap

On the evening of May 11, parents, friends and family members of Amador High School seniors filled the gym to watch the smart and talented students receive local scholarships. Fifty-nine students received scholarships at the Scholarship Award Ceremony and over $138,000 worth of scholarships were given. The following is a list of the Amador High students who received scholarships.

Kylie Adams: Marilyn Busch Memorial, Volcano Theatre Company.

Tyler Bardin: American Legion Ambulance.

Jenna Brahney: Bob Wynne Memorial, Association of...

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Jack Mitchell
6 days ago
The Amador Tennis Club will hold a week-long tennis camp June 6-10.Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Amador Tennis Club is pleased to present a week-long junior tennis camp at Argonaut High School tennis courts June 6-10. The camp will be led by USPTA and PTR Certified Tennis Professional Brad Harris who grew up in Jackson, where he was 3-time MLL league MVP at Argonaut High School. The camp is open to kids ages 5-17 and will provide a positive and fun experience while teaching fundamentals through games and competitions. The camp runs Monday-Friday June 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a pizza party on Friday after the last... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
6 days ago
The event raised funds for Sutter Creek Elementary and Primary Schools. ALD photo by Bill Lavallie
Last Friday, Bella Grace Tasting Room, in Sutter Creek, hosted the annual Savor Amador fundraising gala, dinner and auction. The elegant event benefited Sutter Creek Elementary and Primary Schools, providing funds for essential programs like art, PE and music. The event was catered by R C Pizza Wagon of Pine Grove, with beer provided by Provisions of Sutter Creek and wine provided by Bella Grace. There was a live auction, raffle and silent auction. Many of the items available to win were beautiful pieces of art created by Sutter... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
6 days ago

Every Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Argonaut High School. Going on now. Cost is $2 per person (first time is free). For all co-ed adults and high school students. Two nets set up — all skill levels welcome. Any questions: Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org.

ACRA’s Bike and Wine

Bike with Amador County Recreation Agency and wine with Andis Wines. Food available for purchase. Bike through beautiful Shenandoah Valley riding by 20-30 wineries. Start and finish at Andis Winery, 11000 Shenandoah Rd.,...

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Caitlyn Schaap
6 days ago
Miss Ione Madison Hoyt and runners-up Jennifer Gomez and Audrey Busi were an important part of the Homecoming Parade. ALD photo by Bill Lavallie
Ione’s 140th annual Homecoming celebration last weekend brought food, fun and festivity to the city’s residents during the three-day extravaganza. A major highlight of the event was the Homecoming Parade on Saturday morning, where viewers lined the edges of Main Street to see everything from horses to tractors, firetrucks, floats and the Argonaut Marching Band. Also featured prominently in the parade were Miss Ione Madison Hoyt and first and second runners-up Jennifer Gomez and Audrey Busi. This year’s Homecoming theme, “Once Upon a... [Read more]
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6 days ago
The 136th Annual Italian Picnic and Parade will be June 3, 4 and 5. ALD photo by Bill Lavallie
Baker Street Players present the world premier of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins” by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The show, which is directed by Beth Barnard, opened May 20 and runs Friday and Saturday evenings through June 11 at Baker Street West, located above Hein & Co. Bookstore on Main Street, in Jackson. All shows begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. Tickets are $30 and include dessert, and tickets for the opening and closing night galas are $40. Call (209) 223-2215 or email info@bakerstreetwest.com to... [Read more]
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6 days ago

ACAA Meeting

Wire jewelry artist and teacher Karen Crane will be demonstrating at the June 8 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association, commencing at 7 p.m. in the Jackson Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road. Crane will demonstrate free-form, wire-wrap techniques that can be used to create pendants and earrings as well as room and porch hangers. The public is invited and new members encouraged. For more information about ACAA, visit amadorcountyartists.org.

Sutter Creek Adventure Crew

Sutter Creek Adventure Crew is a...

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Forest Cheney Church, born April 21, 2016

Forest Cheney Church was born April 21, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Jennifer Caroline Cheney and John Silas Church of Ione. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and measured 21.75 inches in length. Baby Forest was welcomed by his siblings, Gwenneth and John. Grandparents are David P. and Deborah A. Cheney, and Jack and Diane Kimzey. Great-grandparents are Martha Cheney Payne and Thelma Artero.

Markus Ethan Kwong Yep, Jr., was born April 22, 2016, at 3:43 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Melissa and Markus Yep of...

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Via Press Release
6 days ago
Ione’s Red Ribbon Choir presents Disney’s “Aladdin Kids.” This Disney favorite will thrill audiences with all their favorite characters, including Aladdin, Jasmine and, of course, the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, get ready for this enchanting theatrical ride! Songs include: Arabian Nights, Diamond In The Rough, One Jump Ahead, The Genie, Friend Like Me, The Magic Carpet, Prince Ali, A Whole New World, The Genie Is Free and more. More than 40 Ione students will bring you this exciting musical on May 20... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
6 days ago
Some Shrimp Feed attendees came prepared for a big, tasty meal with their own bibs. Photo by Pam Greene

Last year at this time, Miners’ Bend Park was just an idea. The area where it now stands, almost complete, had been cleaned up a little bit, but the park itself was more of a dream than a reality. That was when the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation held its inaugural Shrimp Feed to raise money to begin its project, creating Miners’ Bend Park.

Now, a year later, SCCBF once again hosted its Shrimp Feed in order to raise the final funds to complete the park. Last Saturday’s dinner was hosted and sponsored by the Native Sons of...

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6 days ago
Mother Lode Harvest, a local foods and farm products association, is having its spring quarter open house at the farm of one of its producer members on Sunday, May 22, from noon. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Casa de la Pradera, the farm of Alice Kaiser, 20161 American Flat Road, in Fiddletown. Mother Lode Harvest members, as well as local residents who would like to learn about sustainable agriculture and accessing local food, are invited to tour the farm and enjoy demonstrations, information and light refreshments. Other... [Read more]
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