Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rotary of Plymouth-Foothills holds 22nd Annual Plymouth Flea Market & Country Breakfast

Hearty Breakfast to Fortify Discerning Junk Buyers from 6:30-10am

Saturday, May 4, 2013; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Plymouth, California. April, 2013. The Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills is announcing
that the annual Main St. Flea Market and Old Fashioned Country Breakfast will be held this coming Saturday, May 4th. More than 100 vendors will line Main Street, Plymouth, displaying all manner of collectibles and leftover treasures. Inside City Hall, Rotarians and cheery assistants will be serving a traditional country pancake, ham and eggs breakfast and lots of hot coffee. All funds are used locally for the many community projects Rotary sponsors.

Main Street will become a pedestrian mall for the day enabling Flea Market and Breakfast go’ers to freely shop for organic home grown honey, an Indian taco, heirloom tomato plants and just about anything else imagined or desired! Breakfast will be served from 6:30 am to 10:00 and longer until the food is gone.

In a light moment, Rotary President, Troy Bowers was quoted as saying: “Our goal is to
have more barn junk and other priceless trash than you will see anywhere else. Everything you can’t do without will be found here: Tools, car parts, books, records, plants, broken electronics; you name it; right here in Plymouth May 4th.” On a more serious note, Troy added: “The entire community including the Elementary School, City of Plymouth, High School Students and the less fortunate are among those helped financially and culturally by events like this one. It’s what Rotary does.”

The weather is typically perfect for this event. Sunny skies, hot deals and comfortable outdoor- shopping temperatures are expected, making for a good day to visit with old friends and make new ones.

VENDORS: Vendor spaces are available. All spaces are 10’ x 12’ and are $35
per space. Sign up on line at, or contact Troy at
209-245 6921 or email: Subject: “Flea Market”.

About the Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and
 community life;

4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Monday, April 22, 2013

National Provider Appreciation Day - Fri May 10

The Resource Connection is a non-profit organization that has been serving families in Amador and Calaveras counties for over 30 years. One of our programs that we administer is a child care resource and referral program that works to support the child care needs in our communities. We feel that child care is an integral component of a healthy community and we are asking that you consider printing the attached Press Release that is encouraging parents and businesses to recognize child care and education staff on May 10th for Provider Appreciation Day. If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact me at 753-7847.
Thank you for your consideration,

Kelly Graesch
Resource and Referral Director

The Resource Connection
Engaging Families.
Empowering Communities.
Enriching Lives.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Woman's Club of Jackson - Fri May 3

We meet at 10 Court Street, up from Main Street downtown Jackson, at 11:30 and a delicious $7.00 lunch is served at 12:00.  For more details or to RSVP please contact Barbara Fogg at 223-4193 or
Jane Gleason 223-4092
Guest Speaker will be Dr. Denise Mathre who is one of the team of 4 doctors at Amador Chiropractic Wellness Center in Jackson. She will will be sharing with everyone how most studies on health are showing that the cumulative effects of stress is the primary trigger of disease. Did you know there are 3 major types of stress? She s going to show what those are, how they affect health, and what to
do to reduce the effects. Join us for lunch and friendship.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Motherlode Hot Jazz Party seeks volunteers - Sat Apr 27

The Motherlode Hot Jazz Party committee needs several more volunteers to staff the venues for a few hours on Saturday, April 27. You can enjoy a day of music at the Hot Jazz Party, while helping to raise funds for The Arc. Volunteers are needed to take tickets at Teresa's, Thomi's, and the National. We are offering two free passes to all volunteers so that you and spouse or friend can enjoy the Hot Jazz Party before or after your shift. Contact Lucy Hackett at 223-4603 or and let her know whether you prefer a morning or afternoon shift. Thanks! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp: Need for Speed

Every teenager who has watched an Indy or NASCAR race has at one point wondered what it would be like to sit behind the wheel of a high-speed racecar and test their merits against a field of other racers.  The young men of the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp are no different.  While we may not have access to 850 horsepower NASCAR racecars, we have the next best thing…K-1 Speed Indoor Go Kart Racing.

Young men at Pine Grove who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to adhere to the program requirements in all four phases of camp (fire crew, treatment, group living and education) are designated as “A-level.”  In recognition of their exceptional performance and behavior, A-level youth are rewarded throughout the year with A-level activities, both on and off the camp grounds. 

With the 2013 Spring Exercises only a few weeks away, eighteen (18) A-level youth from the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp were treated to a night of racing at the K-1 Speed Indoor Go Kart Racing facility.  The youth spent several hours racing against each other in timed trials to crown the “King of Speed” of the Pine Grove camp.  That honor went to Armando Ruiz, the first man on Crew 1.

After racing had concluded, the guys returned to pizza and soda at Round Table Pizza in Jackson.  While enjoying their victory dinner, Richard Wolcott, the owner/operator of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Jackson, treated the guys to free soft serve ice cream in recognition of all the fire fighting and forestry services provided by the youth the greater Amador County area. 

The staff of Pine Grove would like to thank Richard for his generosity and all the A-level fire fighters for their continued outstanding performance in the Pine Grove program.

Pictures and editorial by PA I Jason Ingman

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Amador Fire Safe Council - Wed Apr 17

Amador Fire Safe Council
Board of Directors Meeting
"The mission of the Amador County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of Amador County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation, and action."
AFSC, P O Box 1055, Pine Grove, CA 95665 – Phone: (209)295-6200

Meeting Agenda
April 17, 2013
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Amador County Agriculture Department Conference Room
12200 Airport Road, Martell

1.      Call to order
2.      Approval of Agenda (Action)
3.      Introductions
4.      Approval of Minutes March 20, 2013 (Action)
5.      Treasurer’s Report (Action)
6.      Executive Director Report
7.      AFSC invoices confirmation (Action) (see reverse side)
8.      Announcements
9.      Committee/Grant reviews (Discussion and possible Action)
·      Hazard Fuels Reduction & Maintenance Committees                  
·      Employee Handbook Review Committee
·      ACCG Report – Cornerstone Project update
·      Nominations Committee (J Romena)
·      Tiger Creek RAC project status
·      High Country CWPP status
·      Sherwood project status
·      Fiddletown CWPP
10.  Old Business (discussion and possible action)
11.  New Business  (discussion and possible action)
·        Elections  (see attached slate)
·         WUI Grant opportunity, Tom Tinsley, CALFIRE
12.   Public Comments
13.  Next meeting, May 15, 2013
14.  Closed session
15.  Adjournment

Rail Road Flat Events

Here are a few upcoming events I would like to inform you about to post in your circulation.

April 20th Noon – 3pm is our Fashionable Afternoon of Tea.  $15 per person reservation required as seats are limited.  You may contact Janet Bell at 754-4882 to reserve your seat.  Included in the cost is a light lunch, a tea cup and saucer of your choice, a fashion show sponsored by The Clothes Mine (Sutter Creek, San Andreas and Angles Camp locations).  We also have numerous opportunity drawings.  We only have 12 seats left so call now and don’t miss out on this relaxing event.

May 18th – Taco Dinner - $5 per person from  5:00 – 9:00pm or later.  No host bar featuring Margaritas and other favorite mixed drinks, beer and wine.

Reoccurring Event:
Always on the Second Saturday of every month is our $5 breakfast.  Features pancakes, eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, French toast, cereal, and numerous other favorites.  We also have orange juice, coffee, milk just to name a few of the drinks.

NOTE:  Years ago we used to have a Pedro card game.  We no longer do this, so if you have this listed in your circulation, please remove.  

Janet Bell 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras County Awarded Top Rating by Independent Examiner  

Amador and Calaveras County —The Arc of Amador and Calaveras has been recognized as “exemplary” in its service to community members with developmental disabilities and given the highest level of accreditation by CARF International, an independent accreditor of health and human services. 
CARF International announced The Arc of Amador and Calaveras has been accredited for a period of three years for its Employment Support, Job Development, and Community Integration programs. The latest accreditation is the ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body- has awarded - The Arc of Amador and Calaveras.

“To receive the Three-Year Accreditation, The Arc was put through a rigorous peer review process,” said Executive Director Shawnna Molina. “The Arc staff demonstrated to a team of surveyors during a two-day on-site examination our commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.” 

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras received an “Exemplary” grading in Community Integration, designed to help consumers meet their personal, social, and vocational goals to live successfully in the community. 

“The Arc’s consumers are active partners and leaders in determining the activities they participate in,” said Molina. “Thank you, Amador and Calaveras County businesses and community members. Continued community support empowers our consumers and staff to develop a wide range of programs that enhance quality of life and promote community inclusion -- which translates to The Arc’s international recognition of success .” 

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is a nonprofit organization with offices in Sutter Creek and San Andreas, CA. The agency was formed in 1978 by community members and families to provide support and services to persons with developmental disabilities so they can better live, work, learn, and recreate in the mainstream of life. 

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, programs, and mission please visit The Arc’s website at

For additional information, contact Shawnna Molina, Executive Director at 209.267.5978 x24

FREE WORKSHOP: Will you leave a legacy...or a mess?

We are planners. We plan births and baptisms, weddings and honeymoons, our schedules and work projects, BUT...planning for after we are gone is difficult for most people. It is estimated that as many as 55% of all Americans don't even have a will.

Planning ahead for a less enjoyable time isn't fun and no one is trying to convince you otherwise. But a few hours of your time and effort today will save your family from a lot of heartache in the future. A Life Planning Guide* workshop can help.

Saturday, May 11th, 2013
9:00a.m. until noon
Jane's Hall Trinity Church, 430 N. highway 49
Sutter Creek, CA. 95685

Doing this as a group makes a difficult subject far less scary.

This lively workshop includes discussions on many topics: making arrangements for your children, organizing those important papers and assuring someone knows where to find them, writing love letters to your family/friends, leaving the necessary information for your funeral and your obituary, preparing your Advance Directive, end of life choices, understanding Hospice, how to donate your organs, deciding who will receive your assets, the importance of having a will, and the difference between a will and a trust.

Evaluations of this program have been very enthusiastic.

Please call the church office 209.267.0255 or Gerry Moore 209.267.5182 to register, or for more information.

The work shop is free, a donation may be made to cover the cost of handouts.