The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Real Estate
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Life & Style
Law Enforcement
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
About Us

Coming Soon...
Sunday, Dec 17
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
04:00 PM Symphony of the Sierra to Perform at Columbia College on December 17th
Until 02:00 PM Looking Over the President's Shoulder
07:00 PM Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th
Monday, Dec 18
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Tuesday, Dec 19
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
01:30 PM Santa is Coming to the Arnold Library December 19th
Until 04:00 PM Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Wednesday, Dec 20
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Thursday, Dec 21
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Friday, Dec 22
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Saturday, Dec 23
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Sunday, Dec 24
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
07:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Monday, Dec 25
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Tuesday, Dec 26
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Wednesday, Dec 27
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Thursday, Dec 28
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Friday, Dec 29
Until 12:00 PM Yoga - Gentle Flow

Log In


Remember Me

Bear Valley

12/16/2017 - Winter Sports History Night Honoring Mark Phillips & Ski Racing at Bear Valley is December 16th
Bear Valley, CA...The Ebbetts Pass Historical Association (EPHA) hosts the annual Winter Sports History Night at the Bear Valley Lodge on December 16, 7pm. Mark Phillips will be given the Peter Brinkman Award for outstanding contributions to winter sports in the Ebbetts Pass area. A retrospective of the history of ski racing in the area will be given. From Snowshoe Thompson to the junior race teams to Nastar to star graduates like Kyle Rasmussen, Eric Arvidsson, Holly Beatty, Claude and Nancy Fiddler – both downhill and cross country racing will be honored.

Skyline Bear Valley Mountain Resort will give a presentation on the new chairlift.

Mark Phillips came to Bear Valley in 1975. He taught skiing and coached racers from 1977 to 1983. He was Mt. Reba’s Marketing Director from 1983 to 1987. He helped establish the Nastar citizen racing program. He managed the Bear Valley Lodge. And he was an enthusiastic supporter of EPHA, getting a reputation as our Cecil B. DeMille with his movie productions on our history.

The event in the Cathedral Lounge of the Lodge is free to all.
11/29/2017 - Order Your Fresh Christmas Wreaths & Support Bret Harte Grad Night!
Murphys, CA...Order Your Fresh Christmas Wreaths & Support Bret Harte Grad Night!

12/14/2017 - Celebrate the Season with a Local Tradition and a Holiday Classic: Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The
Angels Camp, CA...It’s beginning to look a lot like… Nutcracker! Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the ninth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 14-16, 2017 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Reserved seats for this acclaimed annual production are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 9, 2017 at  Every year, Studio 4 Dance Theater offers a fresh version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” the classic holiday tale of Clara’s dreamlike adventures with her Nutcracker Prince. The professional-quality production has become the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances year after year. This year’s “Nutcracker” will feature some exciting and ambitious technical surprises.

Sixty-three dancers will appear in Studio 4 Dance Theater’s 2017 production of “The Nutcracker.” Artistic Director Tammie Lee has double-cast the role of Clara to offer another exciting new twist: on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, Ruby Eustis-Smith will dance the role of Clara, and on Friday and Saturday evenings Clara will be played by Jillian Buteau. Madison Pelland will portray the Dew Drop Fairy, Taylor Wilson will be the Mouse Queen, and Michaela Jarnagin will be the Snow Queen. Archer Bitner will make his first appearance with the company as the Nutcracker Prince; with special guest Kathy Mazzaferro appearing as Mrs. Gingerbread. Damian Homer-Goltz will dance the role of the Cavalier; and Molly Johnson and Tim Smith will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dr. Drosselmeyer.

“We have a magnificent cast this year and I'm so thrilled that two of our very talented principal dancers will be dancing the role of Clara,” said Tammie Lee. “We are always trying something new and exciting to keep our audiences coming back, and this year is no exception!”

“The Nutcracker” is appropriate for all ages, and is just about two hours long including an intermission with treats, warm beverages, and chances to win an amazing array of nearly 40 raffle baskets. There will be a “Meet and Greet” for photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy and other cast members immediately following the Saturday matinee.

Many local businesses and individuals have supported Studio 4 Dance Theater by sponsoring the production, donating raffle prizes, or advertising in the printed program. Wintercreek Foundation has awarded the company another generous grant, and major sponsors this year include 1st Impressions Dentistry, Lunch Lady Catering, Murphys Pourhouse, Pelland Enterprises, The Buteau Family, The Epperly and Vuilleumier Families, David and Melissa Wagner, Joe Thorton Logging, John Lux, Timothy J. O'Connor D.D.S., Vino Metate Winery, and Waiaki Fishing.

What: “The Nutcracker” ballet, presented by Studio 4 Dance Theater, Artistic
Director Tammie Lee

When: 6pm, Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15, 2017
1pm and 6pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017

Where: Bret Harte Theater
323 Highway 49 near Murphys Grade Road
Angels Camp, California

Tickets: Thursday: Advance purchase- $15/adult; $12/youth ages 13-17; $9/children 12 and under. At the door - $18/adult; $15/youth ages 13-17; $12/children 12 and under.
Fri/Sat: Advance purchase - $17/adult (13 and up); $12/children 12 and under. At the door - $20/adult (13 and up); $15/children 12 and under.

Tickets go on sale at 8am, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tickets will be available on the internet at
or at the box office one hour before each performance
11/24/2017 - It's Winterfest Weekend as Bear Valley Comes Alive for the 2017/18 Season
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley Mountain Open for Food, Drinks, Retail, Repair and Guest Services. The slopes need a little more help from Mother Nature so we will not be opening lifts this weekend, however, there will be lots of fun to have on and off the mountain.   Come for breakfast or lunch at the Ebbetts Grill on the mountain, visit the season pass office, Reba Sports retail store, the repair shop and we’ll have a climbing wall and holiday ornament decorating for the kids!

Reba Sports Thanksgiving Sale

One Day Only at the Ski Area shop!

BVSEF Ski Swap
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kids outgrowing their equipment?  Visit the Sunroom to find great deals on gear!

Warren Miller Movie, “Line of Descent”
7:00 PM

It’s movie night in the Cathedral Lounge! After a day of hitting the slopes stop by the Cathedral Lounge at the Bear Valley Lodge for a special Warren Miller movie. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 & under. All proceeds will benefit schools to help kids enjoy snow sports. Every attendee will also receive a free lift ticket for the 17/18 winter season. Movie starts at 7:00 PM.

Buy Your Ticket Online

Learn More About the Warren Miller Movie

Saturday, November 25th

Bear Valley Snowmobile Open House
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Free tri-tip sandwiches, salads, chips, and beverages.

Snow Play at Tamarack Lodge
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Come build a snowman and play in the snow! Call 209-753-2310 for more information.

Wine Tasting in the Meadow
12:00 PM

$10 per person, pre-registration required, space is limited. Call 209-753-2834.

Tamarack Lodge Winterfest / Marshmallow Roast
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Call 209-73-2310

Bear Valley Fashion Show with Reba Sport
6:00 PM

Grab a seat in front of the catwalk in the Cathedral Lounge and enjoy some lights, music , and runway action. Our Bear Valley models will be showing off the newest ski & snowboard fashion – all available at Reba Sports this winter.

Ullr Bonfire & Tree Lighting
7:00 PM

Join us at the fire pit in front of the Bear Valley lodge for our annual bonfire and tree lighting. Help us send our wishes for a great upcoming winter to Ullr, the Norse God of Winter/Skiing. Hot chocolate and S’mores will be available.

8:00 PM

Right after all of the activities in front of the lodge, head on into the Cathedral Lounge for our first BVLive show of the season, with GROVER ANDERSON!

More On Grover

Sunday, November 26th

Bear Valley Mountain and Cross Country Ski Areas Open

Weather permitting, call 209-753-2301 or 209-753-2834

Tamarack Lodge Open House
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Call for more information, 209-753-2310
11/30/2017 - Dr. Smart of MTHD Speaks at Independence Hall on November 30th
Arnold, CA...On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6pm at Independence Hall in Arnold, Dr. Randall Smart, Executive Director of the Mark Twain Health Care District will address residents of Ebbetts Pass on the state of health care in Calaveras County. Dignity Health’s current contract with the district expires in 2019. The health care district will decide between three options which include remaining with Dignity Health or another affiliate, choosing to operate the hospital independently or with a management-of-services agreement. All voters are requested to attend, if possible, as the district’s decision becomes an election issue in 2018 for the Calaveras registrant.

Dr. Smart will begin with a history of the hospital in order to bring the audience to a common understanding of the organization and workings of health care in the county. The Mark Twain Health Care District was formed 8/27/46 by the Calaveras voter. The governance of the district includes the executive director and the elected board : Lin Reed, President, Ann Radford FNP, Susan Atkinson MSW, Debbie Sellick CMP and Talibah Al-Rafiq Member-at-Large. Peggy Stout is the Administrative Assistant. The board is dedicated to the health and well-being of the individuals and communities of Calaveras County through direct support and education.
11/19/2017 - The Outhouse Collection Holiday Open House Benefit for Arnold Angels

The Outhouse Collection Holiday Open House

Benefit for Arnold Angels Come celebrate the season!
Sunday November 19th
Join us for wine and goodies and gifts
Raffle prizes
Free pair of snoozie slippers with any donation to
Arnold Angels
10% of sales will be donated to Arnold Angels
925 Highway 4, Arnold CA
(209) 795-2994

11/25/2017 - The Big 25th Annual Dorrington Christmas Tree Lighting is Nov. 25th
Dorrington, CA...The Big 25th Annual Dorrington Christmas Tree Lighting is Nov. 25th

11/11/2017 - Make Plans To Attend the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony in Murphys
Murphys, CA...Make Plans To Attend the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony in Murphys

10/31/2017 - Autum Abstract Botanical Art Class with Janet Trinkle
Sunday, November 5, 1-3 pm • $35, all materials supplied

Capture the intense colors of fall with Botanical Artist, Janet Trinkle on Sunday, November 5 from 1-3 at her Glencoe studio. Janet says, “It’s like painting with flowers!” Learn to press your own flowers and leaves and create a framed piece of art in a relaxing environment. This makes a fun girl-friend adventure. Everyone is welcome to attend over 12-years of age.Bold TextBold Text
10/26/2017 - WHITE OUT - An Uplifting Party to Help Raise Funds for an Accessible Vehicle for Char Vine • Octob
Murphys, CA...In an effort to help Char Vine regain her independence after a major spine reconstruction surgery, Char, HelpHOPELive and her supporters are announcing the first fundraising event, White Out to be held on October 28, 2017 at Outer Aisle Venue, 164 Highway 4, Murphys, CA. A VIP reception will be held for those sponsoring the event from 4:20-5:00pm. Doors open to the public at 5:00pm. A tasty, fresh farm-to fork dinner will be served by Outer Aisle Catering from 5:00-8:00pm. Track 7 Brewing and Two Rivers Cider will be on tap and Boyle MacDonald Wines and Ayrael View will be pouring all night. There are beautiful silent auction items coming in from sponsors all over the area that will make perfect holiday gifts to give when packaged up if you don’t want them for yourself. The silent auction will be held 5:00-9:00pm and then there will also be smaller auctions and raffles throughout the night. Freedom Fighta Sound will be spinning reggae music until 9:00pm. Then get ready to dance into the night to the live funked up music by Janktones. Char will be giving an inspiring presentation about her journey and will share about her future goals and there will be pumpkin decorating for the kids.

Please come in costume or white attire. $30 for dinner & music, $12 kids ages 7-12, kids under 7 free. $15 for music. 21 years old and up after 9:00pm. Buy tickets at the door or online at Babysitting available off-site in walking distance from 8-12pm, $10/per child. RV/tent camping available across the street at Feeney Park $5/per RV/tent. If interested in donating auction or raffle items please contact Nancy at (505) 603-1754. Donations can be tax deductible through HelpHOPELive. HelpHOPELive (800.642.8399) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant and spinal cord injury communities for over 30 years. Read more about Char’s journey and see a video of the vehicle at: Donate to her cause at or or make a tax deductible donation at For more information please contact Char at 209.200.7153 or


Char Vine sustained a spinal cord injury in 2000 from a snowboarding accident in Bear Valley that left her paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. Over the last six years, she has been hospitalized over a dozen times from complications that ensued from hardware that was installed incorrectly in her back. By 2016 her body had become deformed and her spine had degenerated so severely that some of the hardware pulled out of the bone and started causing great damage inside her body. It left her bed bound and helpless for months. She opted for a high risk, extremely complicated surgery to rebuild her spine at the end of December 2016 to try and get some quality of life back. It was a great success but the surgery also left her with less mobility than she previously had in regards to twisting and bending that she can never regain. Now, because of the long length of the fusion, it is detrimental to her body to take her wheelchair apart to put it in her car like she used to. The last several months she has been relying on daily outside help to get to appointments and to run errands. A vehicle with a dropped floor and ramp is her need to help her get from place to place independently and move more efficiently. These converted vehicles are quite expensive on top of her out-of-pocket monthly rehabilitation and therapy expenses. She is reaching further into the community for help with raising some of the money to get her through this life challenge and to help her keep moving Straight Up. Her goal is to raise $45,000 to fund a used Honda Element with a WAV Conversion that will last her the next 10-15 years. Thank you!
<<  [ 1 ]   2   3  >>
1 - 10 of 30

Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Bank of Stockton
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen

Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2017