Plymouth, CA Change
       
 
 

Lifestyles

0 0
Via Press Release
Yesterday
The four Rotary Clubs of Amador County are launching an awareness campaign, focusing on how they make a difference in our community. The clubs include Amador Upcountry, Ione, Jackson and the Plymouth-Foothill areas. The key messages of this campaign will build on Rotary values, and connecting through friendship and action. Amador County Rotary Clubs offer fun and vibrant environments that provide members the opportunity to contribute both their professional and life skills to the betterment of the community in which they live. ... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
Ads
VOLCANO THEATRE COMPANY
Come out and "play" with us!
Amador Flower Farm
Bring a picnic and visit our nursery and gardens.
We Know Propane!
Call us for great rates!
0 0
Craig Baracco
Yesterday
Five of the 100’s who attended the Cemetery Board dinner. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

They were dying to get in as the Amador County Historic Cemetery Board’s 5th annual Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser was a sell-out with 250-plus people in attendance at the Italian Picnic Grounds.

Ticket sales and raffle prizes raised more money than ever for the district’s ongoing projects. The proceeds from the dinner are used for tombstone repairs, weed abatement, fire prevention and erosion control, as well as gravesite identification and vandalism deterrence.

The Amador County Historic Cemetery Board is comprised of seven...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
Yesterday
Assistant Director Steffani Abercrombie, left, and Director Sharon Thomason prepare the raffle prizes for last year’s Amador Pregnancy Help Center Banquet. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Tickets will be sold at the door

Tickets are still available for the Amador Pregnancy Help Center’s fundraising banquet, “The Difference is Life,” Saturday, February 6, at Grace Fellowship Church, 8040 State Hwy 49, Jackson. Please join us in an uplifting and inspirational evening with guest speaker Steve Karlen, Director of North American Outreach for 40 Days of Life. Thousands have been inspired by his story. Steve and his work have been featured on American Family Radio, EWTN, The Christian Broadcasting Network, NBC, CBS and...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
Yesterday
See ‘Balancing Act’ and other paintings by Sandra Dixon at the AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek during the First Saturday Art Trek. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The new year sees the expansion of Amador Art Trek, the fun, free self-guided tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. A new brochure is in the works which will act at a quick reference guide for the Amador Art Trek. Widely available in February, this will provide a map, and list the names, addresses, and hours of the participating “Art Trekkers. “ If you’re a visitor, you’re an Art Trekkie.

Part of the Art Trek are the monthly “1st...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
Yesterday

Manzanita Writers Press presents “Something Sweet or Sizzling: Writing Romantic Poetry for Your Valentine” at the Manzanita Writers Emporium, 1211 Main Street, Suite 110, Downtown Angels Camp. The workshop, which costs just $25 to attend, will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and will be presented by Suzanne Murphy, a teacher and member of Writers Unlimited. No blushing, please!

The gift of a chocolate truffle or a red rose is what people think of when it is Valentine’s Day. This year, make that day...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
Yesterday

Mark Twain Medical Center and Soroptimists kick off American Heart Month by offering free cholesterol tests during February

As part of a continuing partnership with Soroptimist International of Calaveras County, Mark Twain Medical Center will be offering free cholesterol tests for women in Calaveras County during American Heart Month this February.

“Many people who are at risk for a heart attack and stroke don’t know it,” said MTMC Cardiologist Courtney Virgilio. “The good news is that many of the risk factors for cardiovascula...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
Yesterday

Jameson Lawrence Fisher was born December 25, 2015, at 1:33 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Tacoma, Washington, to Will and Cassie Fisher, of Puyallup, Washington. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed by his big sister, Madilynn Grace Fisher, and he is a very proud addition to our family and will be very loved by all.

Maddox Milan Pegg was born January 10, 2016, at 10:57 p.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, to Sarah Taylor and Aaron Pegg, of Jackson. He weighed 8 pounds 15...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago
The Argonaut A Model “A” Club invites everyone who has an interest in Amador County history or Ford Model “A”s to join us at our monthly lunch on the third Saturday of every month. We meet at 11 a.m. at Colina de Oro, in Plymouth. Our next meeting is February 20. For more information, call Jacque at (209) 223-5613 or Linda at 267-0937. [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago

During our cold days and even colder winter nights, now’s the time for taking important steps in the care of bonsai trees, especially when most are hibernating. Sensei (teacher) Frank Garcia of Sonora will provide a free public demonstration on the basics of repotting and styling at the Mother Lode Bonsai Club’s meeting on Saturday, February 6. The meeting will be held at the Oak Shadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, located at 1330 Calaveritas Road (off Mt. Ranch Road) in San Andreas.

Anyone with an interest in bonsai is invited to...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Eric Winslow
1 week ago
You are invited to compete in a contest for solo instrumentalists, sponsored by your local Rotary Club. Rotary District 5190 is proud to announce its annual Youth Instrumental Music Contest. The local contest will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson. Prize money for the local contest is $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place. The finals will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Atlantis Casino, in Reno, NV, and the top prize is $1,000 for a three-to-eight-minu... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Eric Winslow
1 week ago
New Life Christian Center on West Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. Photo by Eric Winslow
With new life, we start our journey up the so-called “Highway to Heaven” — the 50-mile length of Ridge Road and Highway 88 that winds its way up through the Sierra foothills, from Sutter Creek to Plasse’s Resort, passing dozens of houses of worship along its way. More exactly, we start at the New Life Christian Fellowship, in Sutter Creek. Humbly housed in a flat-roofed, brick building on West Ridge Road, this Foursquare Gospel Church offers the community many ways to live out the victorious Christian life, including a worship... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago
February 6, 7, 20 and 21, the Amador County Model Railroad will have its doors open to the public. It will be open every other weekend after that. Our times for the winter and spring are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for both Saturday and Sunday. The model railroad is located on the bottom floor of the old school house in Sutter Creek. For more information, call Michael Presson, at (209) 418-5820, or follow our white and red signs pointing the way to the layout. [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago
Achievement Awards: Skyler Guzman, Marina Dunlop, Ella Keller, McKenna Skiba, Austin Ewing, Clay Campbell, Lukas Hunter, Dakota Sanne, Avery Uselton, Brandon Miller, Josiah Sarmiento, Clinton Fage, Hayden Lawton, Jaylynn Hicks, Olivia Lewis, Daniel Grebe, Cydney Charnoski, Chloe McCoy, Declan Morgan, Cella Root, Kate Hicks, Taylor Karr, Isabella Messier, Tyler Jones, John Frachon, Brennan Furnari, Sage Smith, Hailey Hock, Thomas Forbes, Jesse Treat, Austin Lebel, Ezra Fosgate, Brianna Smith, Sierra Doyle, Alexis Haag, Emma Mayer,... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago
Bill Goff, of Sutter Creek, uses his backyard observatory to reasearch the stars. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Long-time amateur astronomer and 23-year Sutter Creek resident Bill Goff received word that research conducted at his backyard observatory would be included in an article published January 7, 2016, in the prestigious scientific journal “Nature.” As one of the article’s co-authors, Bill contributed over 2,500 high-quality optical observations using his 20-inch Planewave telescope and specialized photometric equipment. Titled “Repetitive patterns in rapid optical variations in the nearby black-hole binary V404 Cygni,” the article... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago
Amador Literary Society and Hein & Co. Bookstore present the 2016 Creative Writing Workshop. In an accessible manner, national award-winning writer Sarah Luck Pearson presents the fundamentals of creative writing as they apply to fact-based stories and personal history. This writing environment is safe, rigorous and guaranteed to help you get stories out that will quickly surprise you in their depth and attention to craft. This workshop is for both new and experienced writers and runs for 12 weeks, February through April, on... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago
The Progressive Women’s Committee will meet on Thursday, February 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Thomi’s Banquet Room, in Jackson. The speaker will be Aleita Huguenin, Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Western States’ Caucus. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Sally, at trestrail@gotsky.com, or at (209) 267-0177, no later than Tuesday, February 2. This is an open meeting and all those interested are welcome to attend. The buffet luncheon is $15. [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Via Press Release
1 week ago
The Kennedy Mine is taking reservations for school and group tours. The mine will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday for the season, beginning March 5, and continuing through October 20. Come for the view, take some pictures, have a picnic, pan for gold or join a guided tour ($10 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 12). Step back into Amador’s past and dig deeper into the country’s mining history. Call Kennedy Mine at (209) 223-7968 or email kmmine@att.net for more information. [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Guest Commentator
1 week ago
JB’s Formal Wear gives valuable advice to all future grooms — much more wedding advice can be found in the Wedding Guide in this week's paper — look for it!
Over the years, we at JB’s Formal Wear, on Main St., in Jackson, have been through just about every scenario regarding tuxedo rental and related wedding preparations, such as groomsmen’s and bridesmaids’ gifts/engraving. Many questions come up at this joyful and almost always stress-inducing occasion. Here are some of the most common questions we encounter on a daily basis. If you have a question that you don’t see answered here, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be glad to help you out. Remember, this is your wedding or event,... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Guest Commentator
1 week ago
A delicious veggie burger that is Chef Tasso’s special recipe is a great hot meal to enjoy after a long day in the cold snow. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta
The Kirkwood 7800 Bar and Grill is a delicious lunch and dinner restaurant. Their menu is focused on wholesome and fresh meals made from scratch. Executive Chef Tasso Maras is a professional chef who had cooked for 5-star fine restaurants for years before coming to the 7800 Bar and Grill. He creates a special entree and soup every weekend, in addition to the regular menu. Hundreds of people come every day to get a taste of the Grill’s delicious foods at reasonable prices. “Leave ridiculous ski resort prices behind and come out to see... [Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...
0 0
Eric Winslow
1 week ago
GriefShare leader is Janese Favret. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Eric Winslow

Even more painful than facing the loss of someone you love is the possibility of bearing this hurt alone. Thankfully, those who grieve in our county have a rich, caring and powerful resource to turn to. GriefShare is a 13-week series of meetings with a welcoming group of people who will help you bear the weight of one of life’s greatest burdens, the loss of a loved one.

You may have seen the signs for Griefshare at your local shopping center. They were probably put there by Janese Favret, who leads the Griefshare seminar...

[Read more]
Copyright © 2016 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Write a comment...