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6 hours ago

One of the most talked-about bands to hit the Midwest bluegrass music scene will play at the Bella Grace Vineyards tasting room in Sutter Creek on Friday, July 8.

Tangled Roots continues to gain national critical acclaim for their eclectic mix of American roots-style music.

“Their renditions are really something to hear,” said Dewey Allan, Bella Grace Vineyards Tasting Room Manager. “It will be a fun show.”

Playing original and cover songs, including hits by artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Bruce Hornsby, the band...

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7 hours ago
Amador Farmers Market is going to have a busy and fun summer with several upcoming events. The first event, July 6, is a coloring contest, in Pine Grove, for children in age groups 4 to 7 and 8 to 14. Prizes will be awarded in both age categories. First prize is a children’s yoga class, from Amador Yoga, in Jackson, and second prize is a gift certificate to Munnerlyn’s Ice Cream, in Pine Grove. Drop off your children’s completed coloring sheets, which you can find either at Amador Yoga, Munnerlyn’s Ice Cream, or at the Pine... [Read more]
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7 hours ago

All are welcome to attend the Foothill Conservancy’s annual fundraising dinner, Saturday, July 9, at the Pickle Patch in San Andreas, a Calaveras County favorite. Festivities begin at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. This year’s menu includes succulent chicken in a barrel, spinach pesto, roasted vegetables and cool summer salads. Terre Rouge and Easton Wines are providing wine, and Lagunitas craft beers will also be available.

The Wicked Sisters are this year’s musical guests. Named for their feisty and edgy side, the Wicked Sisters...

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1 week ago
The Bass Camp Festival IV at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Lake Tahoe will take place on August 6 and 7. Two days of fun on three stages. Massive line-up dropping soon. For tickets and more information visit: basscampfest.com [Read more]
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1 week ago

Come run so they don’t have to. The problem of child sex trafficking in America is growing at an alarming rate. The lack of services for these victims is staggering.

Help us build homes for children rescued from sex trafficking by partnering with Courage Worldwide. Courage Worldwide is an international, 501 C (3) non-profit organization that is not only working to eradicate sex trafficking, but building “Courage Houses” in every city that needs one for children rescued out of sex trafficking.

Challenge yourself and others to...

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Donna Kelley
1 week ago

Last Friday evening, many fortunate local individuals, including myself, were wined and dined in a beautiful, green-garden setting in Shenandoah Valley while celebrating the summer solstice.

Mother Lode Harvest, a non-profit organization supporting local farmers who provide a healthier growing environment for their produce, held its first-ever ‘Farm to Fork’ dinner – and what a spectacular dinner it was!

One of the goals of Mother Lode Harvest is to bring us closer to and introduce us to our local farms and farmers, so that we...

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1 week ago
When: Thursday Evenings at Pioneer Vets Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. and Sunday Evenings at The Hub in Jackson. Where: Pioneer Vets Hall, 25115 Buckhorn Ridge Road, Pioneer and The Hub, 206B Main St, Jackson. Cost: $5 per class, $10 a week. For more information, please contact Barbara from ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or bnichols@amadorgov.org. [Read more]
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1 week ago
The Upcountry Rotary Club and the Amador Farmers Market have joined together to co-create a family night on the last Wednesday of each month, June through September. This event will be held in the Pine Grove Park at the same time the Pine Grove Farmers Market is being held, Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. There will be food, wine, beer and sodas available for purchase and great local music provided by the Farmers Market. The Pine Grove park has climbing structures and slides for the children to play on while parents are enjoying an evening... [Read more]
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Ginger Budrick
1 week ago
The Amador County Fair is quickly approaching and I’m so excited. I’ve been going to the fair since I moved to Amador County in 1987, when I was four years old. I’ve been through lots of fair phases. When I was a young kid, I couldn’t get enough of the carnival rides and would be ecstatic when my grandparents bought me oodles of tickets. Then, when I got a little older, I was obsessed with the carnival games, especially the water balloon game and the one where you can win a goldfish. When I was around seven or eight years old, I won... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
1 week ago

Designed for incoming 4th, 5th and 6th Graders. June 14-30 - Tues., Wed., and Thurs. at Minnie Provis Park in Sutter Creek. Let’s have fun exploring Sutter Creek. June 28-30 Safety Day, Community Day and Survival Day.

Youth Leaders are needed too.

For more information call the ACRA office at (209) 223-6349 or email kgoehner@amadorgov.org.

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Cathie Gernhardt
1 week ago
Happy Bird Day, Peeps, and what a difference a week makes. Last weekend, I experienced some pretty chilly weather while camping at Silver Lake, and now it seems that summer has arrived full force, kicking into full swing with a full moon, some hot days and nice warm nights. The forecasters are saying we are in for a few days of triple digits, so get out your sunscreen and drink lots of water. Also, don’t forget to put out water for our feathered friends. I picked up a couple of saucer-type bowls at the Hospice Thrift Store the other... [Read more]
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Jerry Budrick
1 week ago
Stuart Spencer, of St. Amant Winery, inspects some grapes. Photo courtesy of lodiwine.com
At the California State Fair Wine Competition, a wine made from grapes grown in Amador County was named “Best of Show,” which means it was chosen as the very best of thousands of California wines. St. Amant Winery, whose winemaking facilities are in Lodi, grows grapes on family property in Jackson Valley. St. Amant’s 2014 “The Road Less Travelled” Tempranillo was awarded a Double Gold by the State Fair judges, earned 98 out of 100 possible points, and was ultimately crowned Best of Show Red, Best of Region Red and Best of Class of... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
1 week ago
Zumba is one of the fun fitness classes kids can participate in at Kids Fit. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta

Last week, Amador Athletic Club kicked off its Kids Fit program for the third year. The program began on June 14 and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 21, filling the gym with kids eager for fitness and fun.

“We do a lot of different things, nutrition, a lot of exercise, but we make it fun. It’s kind of like going to camp,” Amador Athletic Club owner Dave Gebauer said.

The Kids Fit Program boasts four different fitness activities for kids each Tuesday and Thursday and each child will rotate from station to station...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
Airman First Class Leah Peterson checks her notes. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Around the world in ... 14 days. That’s what a recent Amador County high school graduate just completed. US Air Force Airman First Class Leah Peterson was part of the Proud Pelicans, Team Dover’s C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew assigned to circumnavigate the world, dropping off equipment and people along the way. “It’s a very rare mission and a privilege to be part of it,” said Peterson.

Over the two weeks, the aircraft transported and delivered more than 580 thousand pounds of cargo and 398 passengers at military bases around the...

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Caitlyn Schaap
1 week ago
New manager of the St. George, Ed Tracey. Photo courtesy to the ALD by Casey Landrum

Ed Tracey loves Volcano. He often shares the brief story of how he came to find his own corner of paradise, coming to Volcano two years ago for a wedding at the St. George, falling in love with it and deciding to stay. But, there’s much more to the story of how this two-year manager of the Volcano Union Inn + Pub and new manager of the St. George Hotel became an Amadorian.

“It was amazing how it all kind of fell into place here,” Tracey said.

Tracey grew up in New York.

“The running joke is, I grew up in a very Irish...

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1 week ago
Sobon Estate Syrah 2013 was named ‘Best of Show.’ Photo courtesy of Mike Dunne
Sobon Estate’s 2013 Syrah was awarded Best of Show in the 2016 Amador County Fair Wine Competition. Entries in the competition were up by 10 percent, to more than 500 wines. Awards given were 45 double-gold medals, 80 gold, 212 silver and 107 bronze. Other top awards included: Best White Wine — Andis Wines Amador County 2015 Sauvignon Blanc; Best Red Wine — Sobon Estate Amador County 2013 Syrah; Best Dessert/Other Wine —— Shendandoah Vineyards Amador County 2013 Black Muscat; and Best Blush Wine — Bray Vineyards Shenandoah Valley... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
1 week ago
Dr. Dwight Jennings of Sutter Creek.
Sutter Creek dental orthopedist Dr. Dwight Jennings has some jaw-dropping news for people suffering from a host of common (and not so common) ailments ranging from Parkinson's disease to Tourette's syndrome. The astonishing news is this: Most of our troubles are in our mandibles. An emerging approach to a set of little-known therapies, called dental orthopedics, is proving to offer effective remedies to maladies which conventional medicine had failed to notice were associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, or TMJ, as well as... [Read more]
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Craig Baracco
1 week ago
Breanna Lowther took top honors in the Amateur Woman’s A Division, including a 27’ 4” throw of the 16-pound Braemer stone. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Craig Baracco

More than fifty competitors in various divisions took part in the Inaugral Mother Lode Highland Games, held last weekend at the Amador County Fairgrounds. Each participant tried their hand at the nine events of Scottish Heavy Athletics, which include the famous caber toss, hammer throw, Braemar Stone (an elongated shot-put) and throwing various weights for either height or distance to find the overall winner. Kilts are required of all competitors.

Christopher Hurts won the Amateur Men A Division, throwing the 56-pound heavy weight...

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Caitlyn Schaap
1 week ago
Men and women in authentic costumes really brought the Mother Lode Highland Games to life. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Of course, there was also plenty of flavors of Brown’s English Toffee to enjoy, as well. Attendees also had the opportunity to taste Scotch and learn how it is made and the characteristics of whiskey varieties.

Shoppers also had lots of items to chose from including handcrafted soaps, Scottish and Irish candies, kilts, clothing and more.

The Highland Games were a history-buff’s paradise with the Clan Village providing information about the different Irish and Scottish clans and houses, allowing attendees to discover their...

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1 week ago
Jeff Applebaum will be at the St. George on June 26. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14.... [Read more]
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