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Tessa Marguerite
12 hours ago
Mokelumne Hill’s Christmas Open House. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
HIGHLIGHT -- MOKELUMNE HILL: This year’s Christmas Open House, in Mokelumne Hill, was filled with fun and holiday spirit. The horse-drawn hay rides strolled up and down the street past stores, restaurants and many happy bystanders. The Hotel Leger is located on Main Street, in Mokelumne Hill, and offers tourists and locals great packages for staying and dining at the hotel. Historic tours, recreation packages, adventure packages, ski-n-stay packages, etc. They often host special musical guests, and have a great restaurant, bar and... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
12 hours ago
Sergeant Patrick Weart holds one out of hundreds of toys that will be given away in the Amador Sheriff’s Toy Drive. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

The Amador Sheriff’s Annual Toy Drive is Saturday, Dec. 20. The toy drive has been servicing those in need in Amador County as an annual event since 1999. This year, Deputy McElfish and Sergeant Weart, of the Amador Sheriff’s Office, have once again dedicated their time and efforts to make this holiday season a bit brighter.

The toy drive is held at St. Sava Mission, in Jackson. Some people arrive the night before to be first in line the next morning. “It’s worse than Black Friday,” joked Weart. On the day of the drive,...

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Joe Svec
3 days ago
For the December 15th edition of the Rotary Tailings, Click Here. [Read more]
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Rich Farrington
4 days ago
Tickets are available for Amador Upcountry Rotary's 24th Annual Crab Feed, Saturday, January 17 in Pioneer at Our Lady of the Pines Church, 26750 Tiger Creek Road. Cocktails are from 4:30 to 5:30. Dinner is at 5:30. Funds go to Local Community Service Projects, including youth and the Food Bank. Tickets are only $35 for all the crab you can eat plus salad, clam chowder, french bread, and complimentary wine. Tickets go fast so don’t delay. Donations are needed for the fun auction following dinner. Come, enjoy the crab, the fun... [Read more]
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Tammie Crabtree
1 week ago
Many people experience domestic violence on a daily basis. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

I would like to tell you a story about "Mary:" a victim of domestic violence who recently came to Operation Care seeking help and shelter from her abuser.

She entered our Safehouse program and set goals for herself which included securing a permanent restraining order against her abuser, establishing custody of her children, obtaining her high school diploma, enrolling in college and obtaining employment so that she could gain stability for herself and her children.

In less than three months, Mary graduated from high school...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago
Small Treasures at Petroglyphe Gallery. Photo coutesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Petroglyphe Gallery, in the heart of the historic Sierra Foothills community of Mokelumne Hill, is excited to announce the opening of their “Small Treasures Show” and reception. Petroglyphe is a museum-quality gallery with an amazing selection of fine art, jewelry, pottery and art gifts. Small Treasures features nine artists, from watercolor, acrylics and oils to abstracts and sculpture. Exhibiting small, affordable works for holiday shopping, now through Jan. 11. Participating artists include Cynthia Biles, Barbara Conley, Takayuki... [Read more]
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1 week ago
The Kiwanis See’s Candy Wagon is open daily noon to 6 p.m., now through Dec. 24, in front of SaveMart. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

CHIPS For Kids Drive

Help to make this holiday season magical for a less fortunate child in our community. Starting now through Christmas Eve, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Amador Area Office of the California Highway Patrol, in Jackson. All donations are distributed locally to benefit those in our community. For any questions or for more information regarding this annual drive, contact Officer Craig Harmon, at (209) 223-4890.

Children’s Studio

The Children’s Studio has moved across the parking lot to the recently vacated...

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1 week ago
River Pines Town Center sparkles day and night, thanks to its faithful citizens. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Not only is River Pines decked out with a 16-foot Christmas tree from Fancher’s Tree Farm right in the middle of the Town Center, but it also has a new kiosk, bright with bronze letters and colorful plaques, featuring area maps and historical information. Soon to come is yet another “Little Free Library” to stand beside the popular one placed more than a year ago.

The Town Center is becoming a featured attraction — especially evident on Dec. 7, when the community gathered for the annual Christmas Tree Decorating and Lighting for a...

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1 week ago
Dahkota Brown and Ryan Grady at last year’s holiday benefit. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Argonaut Drama and Band present the 2nd Annual Combined Holiday Benefit featuring, “A Christmas Carol,” live on Hometown Radio.

Hearkening back to the “good old days” when families gathered around the radio for their evening’s entertainment, the drama and band departments of Argonaut High School are joining forces with Hometown Radio to broadcast a live performance of, “A Christmas Carol,” on Friday night, Dec. 19, from the multi-purpose room of Argonaut High.

Performed by the Advanced Drama class, the program is a...

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1 week ago

On the evening of Oct. 25, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras held its second annual Calaveras Live! variety show fundraiser at the Black Bart Theatre, in Murphys. The sold-out event proved to be a big success for the agency, raising more than $19k in donations to help continue the hospice mission.

The evening began with music by the Plan B Band, and a wine reception featuring local wines and hors d’oeuvres, along with a raffle and fine art/antiques silent auction. Then, each human emotion was touched as the audience was treated to...

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1 week ago
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Dec. 14 marks the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Shooting, a tragic event that led educators and leaders across the nation to evaluate what can be done to make schools safer. Brian Whitmore, Vice President of Design at BCA Architects, was asking this question long before the shooting took place and he continues to address it as he works on a variety of K-12 classroom modernizations for various school districts in California.

Below is an excerpted sample of five must-do safety tips for communities and schools to consider when they...

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Carolyn Schmitz
1 week ago
Luke Murdock, Connor Christeson and Ben Carter lead the gang packing plastic water pistols and rubber daggers. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

It’s hard to imagine how the 1983 American Christmas comedy, “A Christmas Story,” could be improved upon, but Volcano Theatre Company has found a way by bringing the charm of a 1938 childhood Christmas to life in the Cobblestone Theatre.

Vince Murdock directs the Jean Shepherd classic, adapted by Philip Grecian. Murdock’s inner boy must have led the cast of 14, ten of whom were kids. How else could he wrangle that many high-spirited boys and girls to perform with the professionalism that rivals many grown-ups?

Steve Cannon...

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1 week ago
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The MHSA Scholarship Fund is administered by the Amador Community College Foundation under contract with the Amador County Behavioral Health Department. These funds serve the residents of Amador County pursuing a Human Service Certificate with Coastline Community College through the Amador Learning Center.

The students eligible for scholarship assistance must:

1. Be an Amador County resident.

2. Have demonstrated financial need. “Demonstrated need” is defined as being extremely low to no income. Per HUD, “Extremely Low Income”...

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1 week ago
Supervisor John Plasse presents certificate to Hospice Director of Patient Care Services Caela White and Executive Director Dan Riordan. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

During the Nov. 25 Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting, Resolution No. 14-126 was passed and adopted in appreciation for the employees and volunteers of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, to honor them for receiving 100 percent Medicare compliance during a recent surprise audit from the State of California.

The resolution was motioned by Supervisor John Plasse, District 1, who had learned of the perfect audit findings and wanted to honor this highly acclaimed accomplishment. Plasse noted that the resolution included how...

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1 week ago
The Black Irish Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
When you take Celtic, Spanish and Italian Music and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish Band. For 25 years, this band has created an original sound that no other band has. With more than 500 concert performances to date and airplay around the world, the band has kept very busy spreading its brand of progressive folk music to a large audience. Performing both traditional and original music, the band is very focused on presenting acoustic music in a very exciting, up-beat way that appeals to all ages. The band has... [Read more]
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1 week ago
A happy and healthy Smiles For Kids patient. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again be hosting “Smile for Kids” to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare — children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment — on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event, appointments will be scheduled in advance starting Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. These appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group, at (209) 223-2712. Once the... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
1 week ago
Landreth demonstrates an exercise using kettlebells. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
Jarrod Landreth is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer at New York Fitness, in Jackson. Landreth began at NYF at the end of 2012 with AFAA Certification. Currently, Landreth trains about 12 individual clients; the precise number fluctuates month to month. As Lead Personal Trainer, since June, 2014, Landreth also leads group sessions, trains and markets the other personal trainers, interviews new trainers and spends time on the floor answering member questions to ensure that they receive the greatest results from their workout. In... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
1 week ago
Merlin Ropendowski getting an electroacupuncture treatment. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital recently announced the addition of Veterinary Medical Acupuncture services for both small and large animals. “The beauty of acupuncture,” commented Dr. Christine Haas, “is that it is first and foremost an antiquated type of medicine that has been used for illnesses for centuries, and we’re still just scratching the surface of how it works.”

Dr. Christine Haas Quan joined the team at Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital in June, 2014. She began looking into the effects of acupuncture when her horse was injured....

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1 week ago
Fourth Grade: Tiana Bailey-Reed, Bryson Barbero, Lucas Burns, Nathan Cambra, Kyleigh Casagrande, Ryan Clark, Ashlynn Dabler, Gianna Filmore, Katie Francesconi, Lucas Gamboa, Chase Gilmore, Luke Hermanson, Morgan Holmes, Amber-Lynn Ibarra, Ronan Lai, Emma Lee, Angelina March-Hinton, Kaylee Mauck, Hailey McNabb, Jessica McPartland, Andrew Myers, Maddie Nicholson, Gabrielle Pace, Annalisia Perkins, Morgen Priddy, Noah Smalley, Maverick Smith, Natalie Snider, Carson Soja, Celia Somary, Jakob Souza, Kaila Taylor, Madison Warner, Adyson... [Read more]
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Brent Parsons
1 week ago
I did not submit a column last week. Jerry Budrick had been my conduit and encouragement since I began as a regular contributor over a year ago. There is no editor right now and rather than wait, I called and left a message for the publisher, Jack Mitchell, who I assumed would add the duties to his until someone else gets them. Jack returned my call within minutes and asked me to keep writing. He would continue to publish anything within reason and taste. And so after a week’s hiatus, I got on the phone and tracked down Ron Regan.... [Read more]
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