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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
This year’s Lowe’s Heroes volunteers include Elaine Warzecha, Robert Barge, Karen Briggs, Mike Dodge, Clarissa Bellotti, David Mendonca and Suzanne Locke. Some of the Lowe’s Heroes were not available at picture time. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Each year, the Lowe’s Heroes Project encourages Lowe’s employees to team together and adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K–12 public school and make a difference. This year, the organization chosen was Head Start ECS State Preschool, in Ione. In previous years, the Heroes Project has provided service to The Arc of Amador and Calaveras and the Amador County Safe House for Battered Women and Children.

Karen Briggs, Human Resources Manager of Lowe’s of Martell, in Jackson, is one of nine Lowe’s...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Left to right: Sutter Creek Police Chief Han, Officer Wes Glaister and Officer Robert Harmon present a check to Sutter Creek Elementary Principal Sean Snider for this year’s Science Camp. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

On Thursday, November 13, the Sutter Creek Police Officers Association presented a check for $450 to Sutter Creek Elementary School for their science camp this month. The money donated to Sutter Creek Elementary’s Science Camp was dispensed from the proceeds of last month’s Cops & Kids Charity Golf Tournament.

Sean Snider, principal of Sutter Creek Elementary School, made it clear that every child is permitted attendance to science camp regardless of their financial situation. However, he recalled the misunderstanding that...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Lunch at Post 108. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

HIGHLIGHT - MARTELL: The American Legion Hall held a Veterans Day Lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and it was a delicious success. Families and friends, young and old, gathered together after the Annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Jackson to celebrate and honor those who have served, or are serving, our country. Veterans, we are thankful for your service.

MOUNTAIN RANCH: Entry forms for the Mountain Ranch Christmas Parade are due by Dec. 1, to either of the realty offices in town, or sent to P.O. Box 108, Mtn. Ranch, 95246. The...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Jim Baldwin is the owner of JB’s Journeys, and assistant tennis coach at Amador High School. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
According to local travel agent Jim Baldwin, of JB’s Journeys, Delta Airlines will be making some changes after the new year. Whereas the current options for cabin class are Economy or First/Business, the new options will include 14 Economy and 9 First/Business options for fare class. Baldwin commented that these different levels of Economy class reservations will have, “no frills, no seat assignment and non-refundable tickets.” A fee may be added for window or aisle preference, or even a carry-on fee, as well. Although Delta is... [Read more]
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Lisa Lucke
4 days ago

So far this November, I’m thankful that Facebook (at least on my newsfeed) hasn’t been deluged with that tiresome habit of people posting one new thing every day that they are thankful for. My eyes were sore from rolling them last year. I finally stopped reading when I saw, “I’m thankful for the love of my turtle.” Say what? Your turtle loves you? But even the obvious thank-you posts, like, “I’m thankful for the love of my children,” or “I’m thankful for clean air to breathe,” get a little old.

I’m not suggesting that we should...

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Donna Amerine
4 days ago
ACAR President Sarah Zulim presents donations from ACAR 6th Annual Theater Night to Tom Thompson of Interfaith Food Bank.

Amador County Association of REALTORS® , in collaboration with ACAR affiliates, has donated $2,213 to the Interfaith Food Bank, which doubles to $4,426 by participating in Raley’s “Food for Families” Program. ACAR has been located in Jackson for over 50 years. This is ACAR's Sixth Annual Fund Raiser for the Food Bank. Each year ACAR Realtors® faithfully donate to the Interfaith Food Bank in addition to holding an annual Theatre Night fund raising event where 100% of the donations go to Amador Interfaith Food Bank.

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Donna Amerine
4 days ago
ACAR President Sarah Zulim presents Project Thanks Check to Tom Thompson of Interfaith Food Bank.
"Project Thanks" is an annual holiday basket project to provide a Thanksgiving meal to families, seniors and veterans in need of help during the holiday season. When Amador County Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) heard the food bank needed help for additional families this year, the REALTORS® quickly donated to this project. ACAR President Sarah Zulim presented Tom Thompson a check in the amount of $1,260 at the Amador Association's annual Officer and Directors Installation brunch. [Read more]
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1 week ago
“Tall Grass.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“Double Arch,” by Molly Kohlschreiber. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Gallery 10 welcomes back former member/owner Molly Kohlschreiber as its featured artist for December.

Kohlschreiber creates her art in watercolor, oil, graphite and photo/watercolor. Her subjects range from desert petroglyphs, landscapes and European subjects, to her first love, horses.

A reception in Kohlschreiber’s honor will be held at Gallery 10, located at15 Eureka Street, in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. Delectable...

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Carolyn Schmitz
1 week ago
Interfaith Choir's youth orchestra members make a joyful noise. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Business Person Of The Year: Dick Cooper, of Cooper Vineyards, has been recognized by Amador County Chamber of Commerce as its Business Person of the Year. Celebrate with Cooper and the rest of the chamber at a dinner in his honor, in Pokerville Hall, at the Amador County Fairgrounds, located at 18621 Sherwood Street, in Plymouth. No-host cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce, 115 Main Street, in Jackson; by calling... [Read more]
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1 week ago
Penny West will demonstrate how to create fuzzy head wreaths. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

AmadorArts has added two free Thanksgiving weekend artist demos to accompany the exhibit in its gallery during the month of November. Jewelry maker Karen Crane will be in the AmadorArts Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. She will be demonstrating how she makes her trademark “wired nests” that find their way onto Christmas trees and centerpieces. Crane looks forward to talking with patrons about her work.

The current show and sale at the AmadorArts Gallery, in Sutter Creek, is titled, “Affordable...

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1 week ago
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Come and be a part of the annual Las Posadas Candlelight Walk, in Sutter Creek. Las Posadas is a centuries-old Spanish tradition which reenacts Mary and Joseph’s trip to Bethlehem. “This is a participatory event — everyone walks, carries a candle and sings. People can relate to this story because it is a one of hardship and deprivation — a young couple expecting a baby with no place to go except a stable,” remarked Faye Fyock, who, with her husband, organized the first event in 2006.

The procession begins on Spanish Street,...

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1 week ago
Hindu mystic, Paramahansa Yogananda, helped introduce yoga to the west. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Award-winning film about Hindu mystic comes to Jackson

On Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Gathr Films will present a special screening of the critically acclaimed film, “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda,” at Jackson Cinema 4, located at 201 Vukuvich Way, in Jackson.

With strong endorsement from mainstream press and a run of sold-out shows in theaters across the country, “Awake” is now sweeping the nation with screenings made possible, in part, by Gathr Films’ Theatrical on Demand service.

“Awake” is an unconventional biography about...

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Peter Steinbach
5 days ago
People enjoying their free all you can eat Thanksgiving Meal at the American Legion Hall.
FREE Thanksgiving Turkey. That's right, come and join us for an all you can eat turkey dinner with all the trimming. We invite anyone in the community who needs a place to go for Thanksgiving. You can come get a meal anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. We also have gifts, certificates for clothing and jackets from Community Hope Thrift Store, and events to keep the children happy! There is also a warm fireplace to sit at and fellowship with other people. Visit www.ccviewpoint.org for more information.... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
1 week ago
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Keith Sweet and Gail Zichterman were married on September 4, 1964, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends last week at an anniversary party held in Teresa’s banquet hall, in Jackson, California. In September, they returned to Michigan and stayed at the Grand Hotel, on Mackinac Island, where they had earlier honeymooned and where Keith was born.

More than 75 people came from throughout California and Nevada to share in this celebration. Guests included friends from each of the professions that...

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1 week ago
The men of The Amador Choraliers perform, “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” above, and as an ensemble. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

In its 52nd holiday concert series, the Amador Choraliers will be presenting a wide range of seasonal tunes. As they sing traditional favorites such as, “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” and “What Child is This,” you will feel the comfort of the season like a visit from old friends. With their renditions of new songs such as,”Mozart’s Fa-La-La” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” you will discover the joy of a brightly wrapped present under the tree.

The Amador Choraliers are a men’s and women’s chorus that has been entertaining...

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The Amador Learning Center has expanded its Interactive Television and Videoconferencing classes (ITV) for the upcoming spring semester. In this type of shared class, students meet in a classroom equipped with camera, microphones and television monitors. Using two-way audio and video communications, ITV links the originating, or sending, classroom at regional colleges, where the teacher and some students are present, with the students in the receiving classroom. Students in Amador County who desire higher learning will save time,... [Read more]
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1 week ago
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The Sutter Creek Lions Club invites you to dive in at the Stan Kelley Memorial Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, located at 18 Main Street (Old Highway 49 through town). Have fun with a raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m., for the no-host bar, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Wine is served with dinner. Per ABC regulations, no outside alcohol is permitted. Tickets are $35 per person, and can be paid with cash, check or money order. To order tickets, contact Chuck Swidreski, at 296-3457, or... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
6 days ago

We learned this morning that the 14-year-old subject of an Amber Alert who was found safe in Stockton yesterday after allegedly being abducted from a gas station in San Andeas has been arrested and accused of making up the kidnapping story.

Here's the official working from a Calaveras Sheriff’s Office Press Release issued late yesterday evening.

"During the investigation which included an extensive deployment of resources , Sheriff Detectives obtained evidence that the abduction claim had been fabricated. One juvenile was taken...

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1 week ago
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Five tips to protect your child from digital dangers

A couple gathers their closest friends and family around the table. The couple is excited, nervous, anxious and full of joy, all at the same time.

“We’re expecting!” they yell.

Cheers and tears of joy typically follow this pronouncement with congratulatory hugs being shared among guests. What was once a traditional moment to be shared and remembered by all present is a fading tradition for many of today’s young couples.

Most of today’s announcements are shared in 140...

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Joe Svec
1 week ago
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