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2 days ago
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Join Tanis Vineyards Winery any weekend in March or April for their Propagation Celebration. What are they propagating? Spring vine shoots from their land to yours, along with gratitude, kindness, acceptance and joy!

Stop by their tasting room for wine tasting any Friday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. during March or April, and be a part of the experience of taking a little piece of Tanis Vineyards home with you to plant. This year’s vine shoots are a mystery bunch. What might you find when these gifts come to...

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W. David Wardall
2 days ago
Boy Scout Troop 581 earn their automotive maintenance merit badges thanks to local technicians and Tommy’s Garage. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

I am the Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Counselor in the Ione Area. With help of the staff automotive maintenance technicians at Tommy’s Garage in Ione, we put on a large Sacramento Region Golden Empire Council once-a-year Super Saturday merit badge session.

We trained 27 scouts in all phases of auto maintenance safety, service and understanding of the car operating systems. This is a huge effort to transport all the tools, jacks, fluids, filters, waste oil containers and vast quantity of fuel and electrical system components...

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Myrna-Kay Robison
4 days ago

The Amador Branch of The American Association of University Women is offering $10,000 in college scholarships to local women in 2015. The purpose of the AAUW Scholarship Program is to support Amador County women who are currently working towards a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree, or plan to attend a California Community College.

Four $1,000 Community College Scholarships will be awarded to Amador County residents on the basis of personal and career goals, grade point average, and a personal interview. High school seniors and women...

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Jack Mitchell
2 days ago
Thomi’s is hosting a benefit for the HUB Youth and Community Center on Friday, March 6. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Disaptch
Stan Lukowicz and Frank Manzano are hosting a sit-down dinner at Thomi’s Banquet Hall on Friday, March 6 to benefit The Hub Youth and Community Center in Jackson, which is operated by the Amador County Recreation Agency. This fundraiser supports year-round youth programs such as the After School Program, Summer Day Camp, A Children’s Christmas, Children’s Theater Workshop, Hub Arts and Saturdays at the Hub. Other funding needs include computers, computer software and workstations, the development of a teen center and the construction... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Tiffany Kraft, of Re/Max Gold of Amador County, was named a 2015 Five Star Home Professional. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Real Estate Agent Tiffany Kraft, of Re/Max Gold of Amador County, was recently recognized in Sacramento Magazine with the Five Star Home Professional award. Qualifications for receiving this prominent award include individuals who: received a qualifying client satisfaction rating; satisfied the applicable state licensing requirements; have been actively employed as a licensed professional for a minimum of three years; have a favorable regulatory and complaint history review; and those who have satisfied the minimum client volume or... [Read more]
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3 days ago
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Gold Country Treasures Consignment & More is open for business in Jackson, helping buyers and sellers of fine and fancy treasures and hard-to-find items. GCT is a family-owned retail store specializing in consignment sales that opened in October 2014. We provide customers with a place to display and sell their merchandise.

Prices will be agreed upon by both the consignee and the consignor at the time of consignment. After the sale has been completed, the consignment shop and the owner will split the profits. Consignor will receive...

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Elizabeth Rhein
3 days ago
Jackson Rotary distributes dictionaries to all third graders in the county. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Studies show that there is a direct correlation between children’s inability to read at the end of third grade and the number of prisons and jails that need to be operational. Yet something as simple as having a book of their own can help alleviate this problem. And what better book than a dictionary, with its endless opportunity to learn new words and facts about the world around us? That’s part of the reason that Rotary International sponsors a program called Dictionary Day, and why Jackson Rotary has quietly been part of it for 10... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
3 days ago
Jenny Gottstein. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

One of Amador County’s own is fast becoming a person to watch. At 29 years old, Jenny Gottstein recently was named in Forbes “30 Under 30” list of innovators on the rise.

As the Director of Games at The Go Game, Gottstein designs interactive experiences and high-tech adventures around the world. Her interactive games combine mobile technology and augmented reality with actors and real-world locations. They are used for marketing, training and entertainment purposes by clients including Google, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson....

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3 days ago
Church At The Cross, in Pine Grove. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Church of the Nazarene

Church of the Nazarene offers Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., focusing on Jesus. Bible study for all ages starts on Sundays, at 9:45 a.m. Special programs and mid-week activities are offered for every age group and for families. Check out “Celebrate Recovery,” which meets weekly at 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. For more information, visit scnaz.org.

Sophia’s Well of Wisdom

Wisdom Circle meets Sundays at 11 a.m. The topic for March is “Introduction to the Ageless Wisdom” with Rev. Patsy Fine...

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3 days ago
“Guineas Among The Grapes,” by Sandra Campbell. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Spring is just around the corner, so Sandra Campbell is highlighting florals for her show at the Sutter Creek Gallery where she will be the featured artist for March. Landscapes and abstracts will also be represented. Some images are pastel paintings while others are mixed media and collage.

Campbell began to study art after retiring from teaching. She always had an interest in art, just not the time to pursue it, so she incorporated the arts into her middle-school English classes at every opportunity. After retirement, she...

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3 days ago
Tempest costuming goes Steam Punk. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador High School Advanced Drama is presenting, “The Tempest,” during the first two weeks of March.

William Shakespeare’s romance is a moving masterpiece of magic, spells, revenge, intrigue and forgiveness. Scholars believe that this was the last play that Shakespeare wrote himself, while others believe that the character of Prospero is autobiographical as Shakespeare departs from the world of theater. After Shakespeare’s death, his 36 plays were collected and published in the “First Folio,” in 1623, with ”The Tempest” honored as...

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3 days ago
Amador County Concert Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
A free concert will be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Featured music includes, “The Great Steamboat Race,” Dvorak’s “Finale from Symphony No. 5,” “The Trombone King,” “Into the Storm,” “Dueling Xylophones” (based on “Dueling Banjos) that feature two xylophones in front of the band and more. According to Chambers, “It’s a fun... [Read more]
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3 days ago
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The 6th annual popular fundraising Tiger Fest Dinner will be held Saturday April 4, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Rail Road Flat Community Hall, 250 Rail Road Flat Road, in Calaveras County, about 16 miles east of San Andreas. Each year, a different theme is followed for the homemade food, decorations and entertainment.

Where is the international flavor theme taking guests this time? “South of the Border” with a menu of pork fajitas, grass-fed beef chili, beans, rice, chips, salsa and all accompaniments, plus dessert made Churro-style with...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 days ago
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Jackson Junior High gymnasium was jumpin’ and jivin’ at last Friday’s annual Swing Dance Contest, featuring 188 participants — 94 couples — who swooped and swirled in syncopated swing.

As part of the physical education curriculum, students learn swing dance moves, as well as team work, timing, etiquette and inclusion.

In 75 minutes, large groups of participants, decked out in 40s attire, took the floor, showcasing their best swing moves for the judges. Dance judges were popular teachers and administrators from within the county,...

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3 days ago
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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes blues and rock icons Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

A child prodigy, Winter’s music encompasses multiple genres including rock, jazz, blues and pop. His 1970 album debut, “Entrance,” demonstrated his unique ability to cross genre lines. With more than 20 albums and numerous collaborations, some of Winter’s hit singles include “Tobacco Road,” “Frankenstein,” “Show Your Love” and “Turn On Your Love Light.” He can also be heard on...

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3 days ago
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Have you ever wondered what is behind the District Attorney’s doors? All are invited to come to the next Upcountry Community Council Meeting on March 9, at 6 p.m., and hear what that department does in our county, what types of investigations they handle and their working relationship with law enforcement personnel.

Tom Sage, Chief Investigator, and Noel Dunne, Supervising Investigator, will be speaking and answering your questions regarding the District Attorney’s Office and duties. (They will not answer questions about specific...

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3 days ago
Stephanie Stidger, Elyssia Maysee, Bailey Mitchell, Jennifer Jess and Ryan Albiani. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Argonaut Beginning Drama is pleased to continue what has become a yearly tradition with a presentation of, “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a half-hour show geared toward preschool and early elementary school audiences.

Performances will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, at Argonaut High School, on Friday, Feb. 27, at 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 5, at 9 a.m. Admission is free.

The half-hour show features three skits: “Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper,” in which Cinderella does not dream of going to the ball, but of becoming a...

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Charlotte Owendyk. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Roses are the Queen of Flowers, and every Queen needs her Court. Companion plants complement the beauty of roses. On Tuesday March 3, at 1:30 p.m., the Mother Lode Rose Society is privileged to present “Companion Plants for Roses” with special guest speaker Charlotte Owendyk. The program is free, open to all and held at the Amador Senior Center, located at 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson.

Companion plants are like the icing on the cake, and just as it’s important to use the right ingredients when baking, the right companion...

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3 days ago
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Amador County’s 43rd Annual Home Tour, “Vines, Views & Villas,” will be held on Saturday, April 18. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women’s Amador Branch, “Vines,Views & Villas” is a tour of rural Amador County that includes four homes and a history-laden cemetery, all within 10 miles of the historic cities of Jackson and Sutter Creek.

The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be docents to guide, an art show to view, tea and cookies to enjoy and special lunch venues will round out the tour.

Tickets will...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Jaylynn carefully placed her painted hands on the walls of River Pines’ Little Free Library. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Highlight: RIVER PINES: In River Pines, the Little Free Library is a very popular resource. A big “thanks” to Friends of the Library for donating funds for the unit. Anyone can come pick up a book to read, or leave a book for someone else, at any time. Little Free Libraries can be found in multiple locations throughout Amador County and elsewhere.

SONORA: Sierra Repertory Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” opens tomorrow, Feb. 28 and will be showing until May 3, at the East Sonora Theatre. One of the most popular Disney movies of all...

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