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I was down in Santa Clara last week. The weather was wonderful and I had a nice visit. I was down there to teach one of my grandsons how to drive. If you can imagine learning how to cope with mad, horn-tooting, get-out-of-my-way, I’m-better-than-you kinds of people by the droves, then you’ll…

Farmer Jack lived on a quiet rural highway but as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and eventually got so heavy and so fast that his free range chickens were being run over, at a rate of three to six a week.

I recently came across some new/old ways to rob people of their possessions, money, credit cards and savings. Most of these schemes are fairly new and you should be aware of them, especially if you plan on traveling.

The Amador County Artists Association is having a free fall exhibition on September 14 and 15 in the Sutter Creek Auditorium. This event has been renamed Art in Amador and it’s going to be local artists showing, demonstrating and selling their work. There will be more than 20 artists and the…

We are aware there has been an increase in nonrenewals and understand that residential insurance is getting harder to find in any area that insurers identify as having a higher than average risk of wildfire. While the Department of Insurance doesn’t have the legal authority to tell insurers …

Charles and Ann Morse expressed it beautifully when they said, “A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.”

I was talking to my neighbor April recently and we were reminiscing about some of the things that were different when we were much younger. For instance, ladies, do you remember nylon stockings? Remember those back seams? They were supposed to go straight up the back of your leg and that was…

The wonderful free summer concerts are coming to an end, so here’s the last two for you to attend. On August 16 the concert will be at Hanford Gardens, 128 Hanford Street in Sutter Creek and features Darcel and Company, a band that plays Americana, Bluegrass, Country and a little rock. On Au…

Good morning everyone. We are blessed with another beautiful day. I woke up this morning at 4:30 with YouTube blaring a program I didn’t expect. It was a TED talk with a gentleman talking about how we – mankind – are ruining our earth. I’ve believed this for some time, but this fellow was ac…

In the story about A-PAL Humane Society, which was featured on the Active Aging page on July 16, a program for reduced cost pet adoption for seniors was mentioned, but not fully explained. The program is for individuals age 65 or older to adopt a cat or dog that is age 5 or older at reduced …

My kids and I love attending fairs. It’s something of a tradition in the summer. And yesterday was our day. I get up really early, shower, get a bite of breakfast, and jump into the car to meet both David and James (my sons and their families) at the State Fair. After all, it’s only a little…