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California’s smallest incorporated city will celebrate Labor Day weekend with a tomato festival. Farmers’ Market tomatoes as well as award winning local wines and an array of tomato-centric foods will be available. Also offered is a tomato carnival complete with a dunk tank and tomato toss. The food, wine and activities will take place Saturday, September 5 from 12 p. m. to 4 p. m.

Harmony Hill Farm will have a stand in town with their tomatoes grown by Emily Beals. They are a small, organic farm on the South Fork of the...

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day is September 9

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day is September 9

Join the national efforts to help educate everyone abut FASDs. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

-- Join the conversation online: Post on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag ‪#‎FASD or tweet @TheArcUS.

-- Talk to your friends: Have a conversation with your friends about FASDs and share knowledge or questions.

-- Write a letter to your local paper: Write a letter to the editor about FASDs Prevention Day to spread the conversation in your community.

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The Calaveras County Garden Club will present their 6th Annual Craft Faire at Frogtown, USA Saturday, October 24. The Faire will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission and parking.

Shoppers will receive a free tote bag to fill, donated by Mark Twain Medical Center, San Andreas.

Come enjoy a wonderful autumn day of shopping in the Foothills. The Craft Faire will feature an array of quality hand-crafted treasures in the Mark Twain Hall. A variety of food vendors will be available throughout the day for your...

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Professionals: You are invited to share information with our students at Amador High School’s College and Career Fair. It will be held Thursday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP by September 10 to Mel Jagoda, at mjagoda@acusd.org or (209) 257-7357. [Read more]
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Owners of Apple computer products who are having trouble getting their iMacs or iPads to do exactly what they would like are encouraged to bring their questions to the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group to be held Tuesday, September 8, beginning at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Road, just off Highway 4. “From time to time, we all have frustrations with our computers,” states Norm Milsner. “During the meeting we will do our best to address these problems and see if we make... [Read more]
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The symptoms of stress can be extremely unpleasant, as participants in a study released earlier this year by the Statistic Brain Research Institute and the American Institute of Stress who reported experiencing physical symptoms of stress admitted to feeling fatigue, headache, upset stomach, and muscle tension, among other things.

Among those who reported feeling physical symptoms of stress, 77 percent admitted to feeling those symptoms regularly, citing job pressure and money as the primary causes of their stress.

How men and...

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Themed décor will create magic and mystery transporting you to the famed Masquerade Balls of Renaissance Venice. La Bella Notte will delight you with entertainment from a variety of local talent including operatic arias performed by Kellsey Long, Nicole Mulford and Jake Guidi, and classical ballet and contemporary dance by The Studio. Elegantly plated Italian cuisine featuring Bistecca Florentine and Shrimp Scampi followed by Roman Style Tiramisu will delight your palate. A panoply of live and silent auction items will showcase a... [Read more]
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From left: Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), Teya Renfree, Suki Frease-Renfree (holding the resolution), Bethany Renfree, Kayla-Wakalee Parker, Eliana Renfree, Angelina Renfree, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Bethany Renfree, a local resident, was honored with a Senate Resolution at the State Capitol on Thursday, August 20. The resolution is in recognition of her work as a Senate Fellow. The California Senate Fellowship is a highly competitive program, widely considered one of the most prestigious fellowships in the country. Renfree has spent this past year as a member of Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) legislative staff. Senator Jackson is chair of the Committee on Judiciary as well as the California Legislative Women’s... [Read more]
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Attend the Fall New Student Information Night at the Amador Learning Center Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about a career technical certificate program or AA/AS Degree in more than 40 majors. Attendees will also learn about mentoring, tutoring and use of the computer/laptop lab at the center. The Amador Learning Center is located at 10877 Conductor Blvd. Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. [Read more]
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Bring your questions, scopes and problems. Classes are in three parts: Parts 1 and 2 are held indoors for classes at the HUB Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. Part 3 will be held outdoors at the Kennedy Tailings Wheel Park under the stars for coaching before and after dark, set up calibrating and observation. The cost is $35 per telescope family. Part 1 only $10. For more information, contact Barbara at (209) 223-6349 or bnichols@amadorgov.org. [Read more]
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Daffodil Hill. Photo by Colleen Williams

The Amador County Artist Association has several benefits to being a member, one of those being Art in Public Places, where the artist can get regular exposure to build a reputation and occasionally make a sale with no commission fees. This program also gives the location the opportunity to be known for original art on their walls and to promote awareness of original art. The exhibits rotate every two months.

Our current locations include Rosebud’s Cafe (downtown Jackson); the Superior Court of CA, County of Amador; American...

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Front row, left to right: Amy Gedney, Scott Adkins, Nick Wilson, Earl Dalton III, Tim Murphy, Robin Peters, Rich Hoffman. Back row, left to right: Ken Williams, Larry White, Jeff Campbell, Matt Havens, Gary Ghio. Not pictured, Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
he Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and the City of Sutter Creek have joined hands in a shared effort to restore Cribbs Field and Miniie Provis Park in Sutter Creek. Jeff Campbell, Contractor with Campbell Construction, will be leading the job that will be accomplished in four separate phases. Phase one includes temporarily relocating the bleachers and removing the existing dugouts, fencing and concrete slabs. Excavation will begin shortly after in an effort to construct a stabilizing wall along the top slope adjacent to the... [Read more]
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Raley’s Food For Families Summer Fresh Drive raised an unprecedented $601,950, a full 30 percent increase over last year’s total. The campaign coincided with the launch of Food For Families’ Refresh program, designed to increase the availability of fresh produce to their food bank partners throughout Northern California and Nevada.

“We asked our customers, our team members, vendor partners and communities to help us fill our food banks with fresh fruits and vegetables, and they overwhelmingly responded with support. We can’t...

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Kristen Root. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador Community College Foundation, a non-profit organization that operates the Amador Learning Center, announced today that two new members have been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The new board members are: Kristen Root and Ken Centanni.

Kristen Root holds a BA in International Relations and is currently finishing a Master of Public Policy Degree where she is specializing in State and Local Policy. She has experience in conducting community outreach surveys, as well as local government financing...

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AAUW Amador’s Libations & Conversations group will meet Tuesday, September 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Amador 360, 18590 Highway 49 in Plymouth. The topic of conversation will be “Carrot vs. stick, internal vs external: what motivates us to succeed?” Wine by the glass will be available for sale. Come join the fun and bring a friend! AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate... [Read more]
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SIRs offers active retired men an opportunity for fellowship, lunch and an interesting program. The group offers several activities including golf, fishing, tours and RV travel. The next meeting will be September 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Sava Conference Center. For more information, contact Wayne at (209) 274-6927. [Read more]
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The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Commission will be held on September 16, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room “A” of the County Administration Building in Jackson. The major agenda item will be planning the next information forum. Past presentations have covered a wide range of topics and serve to better prepare the community and the students to meet the challenges of today’s world. Visitors are always welcomed. For more information, contact John at (209) 295-2272. [Read more]
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ACARC will be holding their next monthly meeting September 3 at the Volcano Tech Center in Pine Grove. Located across the street from Pine Grove Park, there is parking at the building. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interesting in amateur radio or just curious about this hobby and how it is both a good activity as well as being a key element in personal emergency preparedness. For more information, call John at (209) 295-2272. [Read more]
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Blue Shield of California Foundation recently announced a grant of $15,000 to Operation Care to strengthen their capacity to provide critical services and shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Jackson. These core operating funds offer the flexibility to respond to changes and challenges as they arise, so that vital community organizations like Operation Care can continue to reach many of the most vulnerable Californians.

“It is a privilege to partner with and support California’s network of domestic violence service...

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Band practice, Wyoming style! Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Last May, the Amador Ledger Dispatch ran an article about the 4 K’s Orchestra upcoming gig at the Amador City Centennial. Back in March when my new neighbors knocked on my door with a freshly-baked loaf of bread under one arm and a fiddle under the other, little did I know the musical journey on which I was about to embark.

With the perfect combination of musical training in their homeland of Lithuania and natural, raw talent, we began our little orchestra. The girls soaked up new material like a sponge. Hillbilly rags, Tin Pan...

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