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< Saturday, December 4, 2021 >

All Day Angels Camp's Light Up The Night Decoration Challenge
Angels Camp, CA...Cuddle up the kids (and adults!) into those matching Christmas footie pj’s and load into the car to tour Angels Camp homes and businesses decked out for the holidays! The Angels Camp Business Association, Angels Camp Community Club, and Bank of Stockton are hosting the second annual Light Up the Night Christmas lights tour of the city, and they need you to vote for the best decorations! Download the map here starting December 3, 2021, drive around Angels Camp to check out the lights, then vote for your favorites.

December 11, 2021 is the finale and last chance to vote, wave to Santa, hear Christmas caroling, and get treats for the kiddos. There will also be donation stations on the route for Toys For Tots at the Angels Camp Museum and Calaveras Lumber, and The Resource Connection will have a donation station at Calaveras Lumber for the local food bank. You can’t help but get into the Christmas spirit with this fun, family-friendly, small-town event.
All Day 25th Museum Anniversary & Free Appraisal Clinic at Ironstone Vineyards!
Murphys, CA: Ironstone Vineyards is hosting a free appraisal clinic along with a casual gathering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Heritage Museum. Home of the world’s largest Crystalline Gold Leaf Specimen (44 lbs.), the Heritage Museum was erected December 8, 1996, as a tribute to the Gold Rush and Mining era that took place 170+ years ago. The appraisal clinic will be hosted by Fred Holabird of Holabird Americana, the world’s largest specialist and auction house of early Americana, that day from 10am-4pm, and again on Sunday from 10am – 1pm. Following the clinic, renowned Author Robin Holabird will do a special reading of several excerpts from her newest book, “Around the World in 80 Movies”, as well as a Q&A session. Finally, at 5pm, guests are welcomed to the Museum to mingle and enjoy champagne and appetizers while listening to presentations from Ironstone President Stephen Kautz, Fred Holabird and Ironstone Founder & Owner John Kautz. “Aside from the wine, our Crystalline Gold Leaf Specimen and Heritage Museum has played a massive role in making Ironstone the premier attraction that it is,” says Stephen Kautz, President at Ironstone Vineyards. “It is our great pleasure to have an opportunity to invite guests to the property to celebrate with us.”

Admission to the Appraisal Clinic and celebration is free of charge. Reservations are not necessary for either event, however those with large collections planning to attend the clinic are recommended to make an appointment with Chris Gomez at Reservations for the Bistro are recommended. For more information email or call 209.728.1251

About Ironstone Vineyards: Ironstone Vineyards, located in Murphys, Calaveras County is a premier destination with Wine Tasting, Dining, Estate Tours, Fabulous Gardens, Weddings, Concerts, Corporate Events, Wine Caves, Jewelry Shoppe and much more. Their wines reflect the diversity of offerings from the Lodi and Sierra Foothills Appellations of Northern California. Through emphasizing the practice of Sustainable Viticulture, Ironstone Vineyards conserves water use, builds healthy soil, and maintains the surrounding wildlife habitat. Come for the wine, stay for the day!
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Arnold, CA...Our goal is to bring back the feel of the old Sunday Paper. It was a day for features, profiles and most importantly the Rotogravure section with all the color ads that had kids begging mom & dad for the latest toys, Dad checking out the new hardware and automotive specials and Moms everywhere looking for the best for their families. So it was a day to let the hard news and crime stories wait till Monday if they could and focus on fun, family and of course Shopping. So join us for our Big, New, Sunday Edition where we will feature everything Fun, New, & most importantly On Sale at our local stores and businesses!!!

If you own or run a local business in Calaveras, Amador, Alpine & Tuolumne Counties give us a call at 209.768.3929 or email us at for great Sunday Special ad rates. During the week ads and promotions compete with the news, on Sundays the ads and features are the news!! only accepts advertising from locally owned or core businesses in our local area. Shop Local!!

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