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2 days ago
Emily Metzger, left, and Monica Drazba lend their experience to the local Farm To School Effort. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode attracts emerging leaders in the Farm to School movement by keeping it local.

“Locally grown” has a new meaning for University of California Cooperative Extension and FoodCorps in the Mother Lode region of the California Foothills. In their second year as a FoodCorps service site, the UCCE, in partnership with Gardens to Grow In, now has two locally-grown service members — one in Calaveras and the other in El Dorado.

Now in its fourth year, FoodCorps, a national service organization, recruits and trains a team...

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Quinn Korematsu 17, of Volcano, CA has been selected to represent Amador High School and California at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC. The Congress is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. Korematsu, an Amador High School senior, was nominated to attend the Congress based on his “outstanding grades, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.”

Korematsu is one of only hand-picked students selected from California to attend and...

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2 days ago
The Studio’s Kids On Stage prepare high-energy musical numbers for the Night In Paris community college fundraising event. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come to the Cabaret, old friends. Spend an evening in the City of Love, dine on elegant Parisian cuisine and dance the night away with Darin Sexton & Highway 49. Wear your finest themed or semi-formal attire and be swept away by the glitz and glamor.

The Amador Community College Foundation cordially invites you to attend its second annual “A Night in Paris,” a gala which raises half of the annual operating expenses for the Amador Learning Center. Be transported to an evening by the Seine on Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Guests...

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Carolyn Schmitz
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“Camping With Henry and Tom:” Volcano Theatre Company, in its 41st season, presents its first fall offering, “Camping with Henry and Tom,” directed by Patti Fredericks, and starring Marty Brifman, Brad Barnard, Chris Witt and Joe Svec (see review on page 1). The play runs Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 8, with Sunday performances on Oct. 12, 19 and 26, at the Cobblestone Theatre, located in the heart of Volcano. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $16, $14 for seniors 62 and over. For more information,... [Read more]
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4 days ago

VA coming to Amador

Local veterans have an opportunity to meet with veterans administration officials about their benefits without having to travel outside Amador County. The Amador County Veterans Services Office is hosting a VA Rural Medical Outreach event on Thursday, November 6. VA Officials will travel to Amador County to offer advice and services on how the VA can help veterans, from medical benefits to housing and other community resources and services. This is an annual event and Amador County Veterans Service Officer Terry...

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2 days ago
Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Re-appearing on Oct. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson, will be the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a ten-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s — The “Great Gatsby Era” and “The Swing Era” — using dance band instrumentation of six horns (saxophones, clarinets, trumpets and trombone) and four rhythm (banjo, piano, bass and drums).

The band will feature vocals from instrumentalists Chrissy Sleigh, Arlene White and Eric Johnson. Newest tunes added to the repertoire are, “Give...

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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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Tickets are on sale now for “Front Porch Friends,” this year’s ladies fall tea at Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene, on Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.Church of the Nazarene offers Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and Bible study for all ages, at 9:45 a.m. “Becoming What Jesus Envisions.” The church is located at 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. For more information, visit scnaz.org, or call 267-1307.

Sutter Creek Baptist Church

Sutter Creek Baptist Church invites you to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible...

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2 days ago
Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild lends its many hands to programs that benefit the community. From left, Tonya Kraft, Amador Lifeline Program Coordinator, and Sewing Guild members Jeannie McKinney Carolyn Bauer, Jan Hopkins, Chairwoman, Virginia Manner, Amador Lifeline Supervisor and Julie Hamlin of the Sewing Guild. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild invites you to participate in Make A Difference Day, a community event to benefit members of our community, on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the M.O.R.E. facility, located at 399 Placerville Drive, in Placerville. Everyone is welcome, including members, non-members, sewers, non-sewers and anyone interested in giving back to their community. If you plan to sew, bring your sewing machine and basic supplies. We have work for non-sewers, as well, so you can bring... [Read more]
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2 days ago
Friends of the Library Volunteers Janie Brown and Helen Bierce prepare for the upcoming book sale. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Friends of the Amador County Library presents its Fall Book Sale, Oct 17, 18 and 19, at the hall of American Legion Post 108, in Martell. The popular sale promises to be bigger and better than ever. FACL has assembled of its largest collections of used books, and has selected the very best for the sale. There will be even more, fine-quality choices than ever before. In addition to the excellent selection of books, the sale will include a wide assortment of like-new CDs and DVDs.

The sale kicks off with Member’s Night, on...

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Amador Holistic Center and Deja Vu Gift Shop are pleased to announce their grand opening, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy special discounts and offers on some of their products and services, including T’ai Chi, yoga, hypnotherapy, meditation classes and guided sessions, massage therapy, pyramid, reflexology and Reiki.

Amador Holistic Center is located in the Old Amador Hotel, in Amador City, Suites 12, 13 and 14. For information and details, call toll-free, (877) 522-5702, or visit...

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Carolyn Schmitz
2 days ago
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The Call Church presents, Trunk - N - Treat, on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The evening offers a safe environment for your children to have fun, get candy and have a free dinner as an alternative to running through darkened streets on Halloween.

Cars, trucks and motorcycle trunks will be decorated and full of candy, and there will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks for everyone. There will also be a cake walk, and other kids’ activities.

Everyone is welcome, but please only the small children should...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Argonaut students, family and friends gather and release balloons as a message to loved ones who are battling, or have battled against cancer. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
At the Argonaut High School football game on Friday night, Oct. 10, Argonaut High School students honored those who have fought and are fighting cancer in a unique and memorable way. During halftime, students, family members and friends all gathered in the center of the football field with clusters of pink, green, purple, white and other colored balloons, each color representing a different type of cancer. These balloons were then released to heaven as a message and memorial to those that have passed, and a way to honor those who are... [Read more]
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4 days ago
Author Gregg McBride's new biography on his journey to become a healthier person

“Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped”

Gregg McBride was always determined to make it big, just not quite as literally as he once was. As a young adult, McBride topped the scales at over 450 pounds and wore a sixty-inch belt. At a point, he was consuming 9,000 calories per day and eating dinners large enough to serve a family of four. Name a diet, he’d tried it. In a short amount of time, McBride was propelled back into his same cycle of overeating – until five seemingly simple words would change his life forever....

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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Preparing for Spring Daffodils at Vista Point. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
JACKSON: Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 18, the public will once again have the opportunity to make Vista Point, on Highway 49/88, even more beautiful. At 9 a.m., 4,000 daffodils will be planted on the roadside near Vista Point. For all who attend, lunch will be provided by a local restaurant. If you would like to take a few hours in the morning to contribute to the beauty of Amador County in this way, contact Keith Sweet at kgsweet1@comcast.net, or call 419-3770. In the words of Mr. Sweet himself, this is a, “countywide, community effort,... [Read more]
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1 week ago
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Autumn has brought cooler temperatures, and even some welcome rains. This weekend might be the perfect time for a steaming bowl of White Bean and Vegetable Soup with Meatballs. This hearty autumn treat will warm your insides and fill your home with the savory smells this season is famous for.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup thinly sliced carrots

1 cup diced onion

3/4 cup diced celery

1 medium zucchini, diced

1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 (14-ounce) can...

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Carolyn Schmitz
1 week ago
Nathan Francis Tilley. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Nathan Francis Tilley was born July 29, 2014, at 10:57 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Karin Faulk and Jeff Tilley, of Jackson. He weighed 9 pounds 4 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length. Baby Nathan was welcomed by sisters Alexa and Kylie VanBlarcom. Grandparents are Frank and Debbie Tilley, Reggie Faulk and Susie Marcketti.

Allison Leigh Allen was born September 19, 2014, at 10:19 p.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Adam and Shannon Allen, of Jackson. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce, and...

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1 week ago
CSB’s Newest Disaster Releif Chaplains, from left to right, Pastor Eugene Overstreet, Donna Manfredi, Robert Mees, Betty Weatherby, Bob Lloyd, Bonnie Lloyd, Susan Gibson and Linda Davidge. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Recently, members from Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer, participated in three days of training for Disaster Relief at a CSB California Disaster Relief event in Folsom. In addition to the chaplaincy trainees, pictured above, other participants received training in assessment, mass feeding, heavy equipment, chainsaw, clean-up and mud-out, water purification, administration, communications, and command center operations. Not only does this help prepare them for deployment to wildfires like the King and Weed fires, but California... [Read more]
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Lucy Hackett
6 days ago
Sign up now to join the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, 10 am on Main Street Jackson. honoring the men and women who serve our country. More information and entry forms are available from Charline Buckley, 296-4438. Don't delay! Entry deadline is Nov. 1. [Read more]
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1 week ago
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Ten Amador County eight grade students were graduated Sunday from Rotary’s Eight Grade Leadership Camp (REGL) held annually at Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, CA. Each year 10 students are selected by their teachers and principals to attend a three day session of classes, and outdoor activities designed to build confidence, self-esteem, and trust in others.

Amador’s four Rotary Clubs Ione, Jackson, Plymouth Foothills and Amador Upcountry pool their financial and human resources to finance and help staff this event.

Within...

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