The Clothes Mine and Blooms and Things featured at the Calaveras Wedding Faire!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:40 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Clothes Mine Bridal and Formalwear produced a fabulous fashion show at the Calaveras Wedding Faire held at Ironstone Vinyards on Sunday, March 22nd. Local models wore gorgeous gowns from the Sutter Creek and Angels Camp locations, with beautiful bouquets provided by Blooms and Things. Hair and makeup were done by Jen'z Salon in Murphys, with custom tanning by SUNsual Tanning Boutique in Angels Camp. The event was produced by Sound Extreme Productions of Sonora. If you missed this one, be sure to plan for the next bridal fashion show featuring The Clothes Mine. It will be held on May 3rd, at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. For more information, call The Clothes Mine at 209.890.7532.
Celebrating Hospice Volunteers April 12 – 18 During National Volunteer Week, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Honors those who Give Selflessly to Others
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:29 PM
Jackson, CA...Over 40 years ago, the U.S. hospice movement was founded by dedicated volunteers who wanted to bring compassion and care to people at life’s end. This commitment to volunteering among our nation’s hospices continues to be a foundation of hospice care. During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is celebrating the many gifts of its dedicated volunteers from our community who provide support, companionship and dignity to patients and family caregivers facing serious and life-limiting illness...
Beautiful Featured Home & Open House 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday March 28
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:11 PM
Big Trees Village, CA...One of a kind property in Big Trees Village. Two separate homes on an oversized 1.1 acre lot with a lovely view of the mountains. The Main house is 2400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 half baths. Downstairs is a large rec room perfect for watching t.v. or playing games. Open floor plan with beautiful hardwood floors, quartz counter tops, gas appliances. The second home is a charming care takers cottage featuring 1000 square feet with a full kitchen, 2 sleeping areas and 1.5 baths..
Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers Provided Traffic Control During Irish Day
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:47 PM
Murphys, CA...Under the coordinnation of Sgt. Vic Farina, the following Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers, Lyle Bradt, Louis Chiu, Sgt. Bob Fienberg, Jim Garrick, Kathleen Hogue Gonzalez,Sandra Kraft, Judy McMurtry, Cpt. Betty Miner, Ron Parker and Rudy Silberbauer provided traffic control during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade last Saturday in Murphys. This annual public event was well attended. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather and the festivities at this community event...
Copperopolis, CA...Michael Ray Jakubik, age 35, died on March 20, 2015 in Sonora Regional Medical Center. Michael was born on January 6, 1980, to Jerome and Kathleen (Tucker) Jakubik, in Orange County California. He resided with his wife Sarah and daughter Heather in Copperopolis, California. He enjoyed repairing small engines and riding ATVs with his wife and daughter. He is survived by his wife Sarah, daughter Heather, mother Kathleen, sister Jennifer (Andy) Willeford and in-laws, nieces and nephews...
Shop Local For All Your Ink & Toner Needs At Cartridge Suppy Ink In Angels Camp
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:20 PM
Angels Camp, CA...At Cartridge Supply Ink We sell Toner, Ink, along with new and used printers. We also work on all laser jet printers. Save and extra 10% for Vets and an extra 25% for Active Duty Service Members...
American Red Cross Fire Safety Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness, Reduce Deaths and Injuries in Murphys Fire District
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:09 PM
Murphys, CA...On Saturday, March 28th, Red Cross volunteers will join members of the Murphys Fire Department to visit local neighborhoods and help residents be fire safe. Volunteers will go door-to-door sharing important fire safety information, and also install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors if and where needed. This community canvass is part of a national Red Cross campaign aimed to reduce home fire-related deaths and injuries by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. The campaign seeks to increase the use of smoke alarms in neighborhoods with higher frequencies of home fires and to encourage all Americans to develop and practice their fire escape plans...
Looking old and weathered encouraged by local club
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 11:55 AM
San Andreas, CA...While we attempt to delay our own inevitable aging, bonsai experts embrace the opposite as it relates to their miniature trees. Specimens looking old and even ancient with weather-beaten trunks and twisted limbs are prized and valued for their natural artistic beauty...
"Tank" The English Bulldog Was Quite The Hit At Irish Day
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 11:41 AM
Murphys, CA...My name is Nicole Collum. My husband Larry Collum, my son Andrew and I went to Irish Days with our English Bulldog "Tank." Tank was a hit!! Everybody just loved him and we got stopped dozens of times for people to take pictures with him and pet him and love him. He was really the celebrity bulldog there. This is Tank with the famous leprechaun and my husband Larry.
Calaveras County General Plan, Concerns ~ Letter To The Editor By Calaveras County Republican Party
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 11:03 AM
San Andreas, CA...It is our position that our Board of Supervisors in 2006 grossly erred with their original decision to undertake a “Comprehensive Overhaul” of our county’s 1996 General Plan. The BOS was sold a bill-of-goods, based on some very creative assumptions, with a price tag of $1 million+ dollars. These assumptions delivered by and outside group have proven to be without merit, reckless and because of the high dollar amount extracted from our unaware BOS, deplorable. Then over the past 9 years, with multiple revisions of the General Plan and Planning Directors, all adding to the confusion and concern as to the direction our rural county’s was headed. With each revision comes more ambiguous planning language, more restrictive and complex zoning and property rights challenges, all infuriating property owners and stalling development, one of our vital economic engines...
Calaveas County Republican Party Weighs In On General Plan
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:53 AM
La Grange Rodeo Sunday March 29, 2015
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:38 AM
La Grange, CA...Want to have a real small town, down home Western experience? The La Grange Rodeo Sunday March 29th is for you. It's a full day, with slack roping and riding events starting 8 AM Sunday morning. Get there around noon to see the Rodeo Queen crowning ceremony. Best be in your seats before 1 PM when the Grand Entry begins at the La Grange Rodeo Arena, overlooking the Tuolumne River canyon, east of town on Hwy 132. You'll see bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping and calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and of course the rodeo clowns. Then there's the goat scramble for kids 8 and under. Catch the goat and you keep it! You'll find plenty of food and refreshments to sample and lots of Cowboy and Cowgirl gear to help you put on the style...
Traffic Update...Ford Ranger On It's Side Near Avery Sheep Ranch Rd / Sheep Ranch Rd
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:10 AM
Sheep Ranch, CA...CHP is reporting a Ford Ranger on it's side and tools in the roadway about 1/2 mile north of the Avery Sheep Ranch Rd / Sheep Ranch Rd intersection. The extent of injuries if any are unknown at this time. Let's be careful out there...
San Andreas Woman Loses Her Life In Accident Near Mokelumne Hill
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 09:57 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Connie Sullivan, 53 From San Andreas lost her life in an accident near Mokelumne Hill. The accident occurred at approximately 3:15pm and Sullivan was driving her 1991 Dodge in the southbound traffic lane of SR-49 at an unknown speed when, for an unknown reason, she allowed her vehicle to travel to the right and off the paved portion of the roadway. The Dodge traveled down the steep embankment and overturned. After the collision, it came to rest on its roof facing in an Easterly direction off the roadway, and down the embankment...
Jamestown, CA...On 3/3/15 Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a “homeless camp” near Highway 108 and Stockton Avenue on a report of an altercation. Responding Deputies met with the 40 year old male victim who reported he had been assaulted and threatened by two males. At one point during the altercation one of the males fired at least one shot from a handgun, and demanded the victim leave the area...
Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials For March 25 - 31! Order Your Easter Cakes!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 07:58 AM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Order Your Easter Cakes by Lila & Sage - Pre-Order Today! Festive, fresh and delicious custom cakes for Easter, Springtime and all special occasions. 8" round $29.99 serves 10 -15. 6" round $19.99 serves 6 - 8. Chocolate, Vanilla or Carrot Call 209-728-2604 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to talk to us about planning and catering your next event? Email Skye at email@example.com
Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
Murphys, CA...Murphys Nursery has all the Dogwoods you need to get your spring off to a beautiful start.
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Behind the Bottle June 19-20, 2015
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 07:31 AM
Murphys, CA...Here in Calaveras County our only rule to enjoying wine is simple – That you like it! If you are also interested in connecting with the people who make the wine, join us for Behind the Bottle. Our participating wineries will be presenting seminars and demonstrations to broaden your understanding and maybe even your appreciation of wine....
Mark Twain Medical Center Announces 6th Annual Spring Health Fair & Lupus Awareness Fun/Run Walk
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2015 09:38 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 6th Annual Health Fair and Lupus Fun/Run Walk on Saturday, March 28th from 8am until noon at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Over forty community health related service groups will participate in this community-wide event. A wealth of information will be available on topics such as senior health services, health insurance, nutrition, and fitness. Low cost testing and services include Blood Analysis ($45), and Bone Density Screenings ($10). In addition to the five-panel blood analysis (this test consists of a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, and PSA for men), the Medical Center will also now screen for vitamin D deficiencies....
San Andreas, CA...The Motherlode Interagency Training Officers Association in cooperation with the San Andreas Fire Protection District will be conducting a training burn in your neighborhood. This is to inform you, there will be a live fire safety training exercise of a Structure on the property located at: 236 Treat Ave, San Andreas. The date for the training is April 11, 2015 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This type of training is essential to providing this community with well-trained firefighters. The exercise will allow our personnel a chance to enhance their skills in suppression activities and to work safely in a controlled environment for future fire and life safety needs...
Stanislaus National Forest Hosts Rim Fire Restoration Events
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 07:26 PM
Sonora, Calif., (March 19, 2015)…The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking public engagement on restoration of the Forest area affected by the Rim Fire of 2013, a fire that burned 257,314 acres of land, by hosting workshops and open houses this spring. While Reforestation NEPA is underway (scoping package available on Forest website), some Restoration projects (meadow restoration, repair of recreation facilities damaged by the fire, etc.) are being planned; funding is actively being sought...
Age Well Senior Driving Class Thursday, March 26th from 11am – 2pm, Murphys Fire Department
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 07:19 PM
Murphys, CA...Talking with an older family member about their driving is often difficult. Most of us put off that talk until the person’s driving has become what we believe to be dangerous. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) implemented the Age Well, Drive Smart program to assist families with this issue. This program was designed to provide older drivers with the KEYS to driving safe and driving longer....
UCCE Master Food Preservers 2015 Volunteer Training Program Amador & Calaveras Counties April 24 – June 12, 2015
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 04:56 PM
San Andreas, CA...The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food
preservation to apply to train as a Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer. UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based information and then share that knowledge with our communities in Amador and Calaveras counties through public classes, community events, and newsletters. Who Can Apply? Priority given to residents of Amador and Calaveras counties...
Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men's Club Game for Wednesday March 18, 2015
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 04:35 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Game: Two Net Best Balls on Par 3s and Par 5s; Three Net Best Balls on Par 4s. T- 1st Place: Keith Jolly, John Renati, Dennis Schneider T - 1st Place: Eddie Bates, Larry Feldbrugge, Ken Neft, Wayne Cuff 3rd Place: Glen Croshaw, Ray Walker, Don Pulliam, Conrad Boisvert. Closest to the Flagstick: Hole #15 Bob Holston 4’2”, Mark Weinheimer 15’6”
Pictured above; Keith Jolly, John Renati, Dennis Schneider
Pictured above: Eddie Bates, Larry Feldbrugge, Ken Neft, Wayne Cuff
PATV Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 Schedule Through March 26th
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 04:26 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. Programs on this channel include the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meetings and special study sessions as well as other information on local, state or national issues. Programs also include international news from Deutsche Welle, and arts programs from Classic Arts Showcase....
Calaveras Arts Council calls out to Artists for (Un)Likely Pairs
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 03:54 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Arts Council is soliciting foothill artists of all mediums to participate in a themed show based around likely or unlikely pairs. The name of the show is “(Un)Likely Pairs. Artists are encouraged to create “Outside the Box”. Think martini glass and olive, cat and dog, fish and fish hook, garden spade and rake, shark and sardine, rose and thorn. Go wild!...
Rail Road Flat, CA...On 03/23/15 at about 2108hrs, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department responded to Lakeside Mobile Home Park, in Rail Road Flat, for a reported stabbing. The victim was a 19 year old male who sustained multiple stab wounds on his chest, back, and side. The victim was conscious and alert upon deputies’ arrival. The victim was flown via air ambulance to an area hospital for treatment...
Classical Guitarists Perform at Ovations Series on April 19, 2015
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 02:45 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Arts Council’s final show for the Ovations 2015 Performing Arts Series brings The Pacific Guitar Ensemble, to Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center located at Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm. Doors open at 2:00pm...
Columbia College Automotive Program Receives National Accreditation
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 02:36 PM
Columbia, CA...The automotive training program at Columbia College has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Columbia College’s automotive program has been accredited in the area of “Automotive Service Technician.” To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used....
Techniques to Painting Clouds in Watercolor with Dale Laitinen at Petroglyphe
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 02:23 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...One of the great pleasures of being human is watching the colors, forms and movement in the clouds – an ever-changing canvas of light, shadow and color with an ethereal quality. Art students enjoy the pleasant studio atmosphere located inside Petroglyphe Gallery, where finished works of art fuel the creative juices of budding artisans. Dale Laitinen will be teaching Techniques to Painting Clouds on Saturday, March 28 at the gallery. Be sure to reserve your spot right away, as space is limited...
Sacramento Volunteer Instructor, George Schubel, Receives American Red Cross Presidential Award for Excellence
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 02:17 PM
Sacramento, CA...The American Red Cross has recognized Sacramento resident George Schubel as part of the National Award ceremony held in Washington, DC, earlier this month. The national Presidential Awards highlight the work of the Red Cross over the past year and recognizes those employees and/or volunteers from across the country who have gone above and beyond the level of extraordinary service...
Murphys, CA...Murphys Creek Theatre presents: Accomplice, by Rupert Holmes, directed by Maryann Curmi opening Friday March 27 and running through April 26th. Performances on Friday and Saturday evenings begin at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 2pm. “Accomplice” has more twists than a head full of dreadlocks. Prepare to be deceived, dazzled, delighted – and then be sworn to silence. This much can be said; critics have called Accomplice “The best thriller since ‘Sleuth’ and twice as clever.”, “The wittiest and most accomplished fooler since ‘Deathtrap’” and “The standard by which the genre should be set.” Book tickets online at www.murphyscreektheatre.org or by calling 209-728-8422. Ticket prices $20 adults, $18 seniors/students. Murphys Creek Theatre is located at 580 S. Algiers Street, Murphys, CA
The 2015 6th Annual Tiger Fest Gourmet Dinner at The RRF Community Club to Raise Funds for RRF School Enrichment Program
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 01:34 PM
Rail Road Flat, CA...Event is to be held Saturday April 4th 2015 from 5:00- 9:00pm, with dinner served from 6:00-8:00pm. At the Rail Road Flat Community Hall, 250 Rail Road Flat Road, Calaveras County, about 16 miles east of San Andreas A three course homemade international dinner will be presented at the Rail Road Flat Town Hall on Saturday, April 4h . It will be the latest version of the annual Tiger Fest fundraiser dinner for the Enrichment Program of Rail Road Flat School...
10 Young Ladies To Vie For Jr. Miss Calaveras Crown
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 01:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Jr Miss Calaveras Pageant would like to introduce this year’s contestants. There are 10 young ladies competing for the title of “Jr. Miss Calaveras 2015.” They are Brooke Nord, 13 of Angels Camp, Brianne Simpson, 14 of Angels Camp, Elizabeth Kristoff, 13 of Angels Camp, Kaylee Malin, 13 of Valley Springs, Devyn Pryor, 13 of Murphy’s, Mallory Wainwright, 14 of Copperopolis, Alexis Watt, 13 of Copperopolis, Madeline Schwartz, 14 of Angels Camp, Kayci Morris, 13 of Arnold and Hailey Best, 13 of Angels Camp...
Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Celebrates 10 Years Of Harmony With Spring Concert Series
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 12:14 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mountain Melody Women's Chorus is celebrating ten glorious years of song! The group that brings soulful harmonies and sublimely blended vocals to the foothills is pleased to present a program of fabulous fan favorites, new songs and even a world premier of an original composition from one of our members. Among the songs being revised are a moving a cappella version of "Amazing Grace," a jazzy rendition of "Puttin' on the Ritz," and "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," as well as a medley of tunes from the famous vocal jazz group Manhattan Transfer. Member Lee Davis has written "The Mokelumne River Song," a reverent ode to the beautiful roving river as part of the Amador County Arts Council "River Reflections" celebration. The 24 voice choir will be singing these songs and many other favorites at three special performances this spring....
Arnold, CA...This morning there was an overturned vehicle into a ravine near Hwy 12 & Line Creek. In Tuolumne County there is an non-injury accident near J59 and Redhill Road. There is also a non-injury accident near Phoenix Lake Road and Paseo De Los Portales Road.
Murphys, CA....The third Saturday in March fills Murphys for Irish Day. We try to capture each year with multiple shots of each float in the parade, crowd shots, parade video and more. Chances are if you or yours were in the parade we have photos in our album. This years album has just over 600 photos and we have parade video in regular and HD versions...
You May Need An Affordable Care Act Exemption. ~ Gail Lee
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/17/2015 06:34 AM
Arnold, CA...The 2014 tax season is bringing new challenges with the reporting requirements for the Affordable Care Act. If you did not purchase required qualified minimal coverage, you may be subject to a penalty. If you qualify for one the exemptions from penalty, you may need a Certificate of Exemption from Covered California. Apply for it now. You will not be able to file your tax return without it....
Arnold, CA...Family owned and operated since 1983, we are the premier hot tub, stove and fireplace source in Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador counties. Bill Deplitch is a general contractor and built many homes in the Arnold area from the late 70's to the early 90's. Today, along with his wife Barbara, they run High Country Spa and Stove Center along with their son Zachary who is the "go-to" service manager. High Country Spa and Stove Center brings to the table a wealth of valuable construction experience. It is this experience that sets them apart from the rest. In addition to retail services, their background in building enables them to tackle an entire project from decks and hot tub enclosures to remodels....
Don't Worry...Let Cadger Consulting Take Care Of Your Tax Needs!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2015 10:48 AM
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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.