The 11th Annual Taste of Calaveras Is April 22nd At Ironstone & Showcases the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 09:26 AM
Calaveras County, CA...More than 40 of Calaveras County’s most acclaimed winemakers, restaurateurs and plein air artists will converge at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, for the Tenth annual Taste of Calaveras from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd. The event features wine tasting, gourmet samplings, live music by the Bob Eisenmann Jazz Trio, food and wine demonstrations, local artists painting along with artisans on site and a silent auction featuring Calaveras experiences and Calaveras products. Below are a few photos from the 2016 event that most attendees said was the best Taste Of Calaveras Yet. Get your tickets now and more information continues below the photos...
Planned Water Outage By CCWD In Arnold, Monday April 3
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 03:52 PM
Arnold, CA...The Calaveras County Water District is planning to interrupt water service for about 200 homes and 12 businesses in Arnold from 8 a.m. to noon Monday April 3. This water service outage is necessary to allow the District to perform a pipeline tie-in, which is part of the ongoing Reach 3A Transmission Pipeline Replacement Project.
Ginger is R-E-T-I-R-I-N-G! Country Cloth is C-L-O-S-I-N-G! Closing Sale Starts April 7th!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 04:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...We will be closing the shop on Thursday, March 30 and re-opening on Friday, April 7 for our closing sale. After much thought and with the full support of her family, Ginger will take this opportunity to visit her kids in Washington, Oregon, California & Idaho , her sister in Fresno and when she is home in Angels Camp she would love to continue teaching her love of all things quilting & sewing. The sudden & unexpected loss of Chuck has been devastating & she feels the only way to make any sense out of his loss will be to honor their dream of retirement & travel. With 6 kids, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and many friends to visit, she will have the freedom for extended visits & she will be pampered!
SPACEX Launches First Used Falcon 9. The Era Of Private, Cost Effective, Space Flights Has Begun!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 04:43 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL...SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered SES-10, a commercial communications satellite for SES, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions across the globe. SpaceX launched the SES-10 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SES-10 mission marked a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-10 mission previously supported the successful CRS-8 mission in April 2016. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship that was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 29: Mom and Pop Businesses
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 07:48 AM
Washington, DC...Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: Profile America — Wednesday, March 29th. While shoppers and communities often welcome the opening of a major department store or a branch of a big-box chain, they are also the cause of some concern. Small local businesses face greater competition, yet those small businesses are an outsized engine of economic growth. Additionally, they are important distinguishing features in local communities. That's why today is Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. In 2012, there were nearly 28 million business firms in the U.S., but only 5.4 million of them had paid employees. In that group, over 2.7 million-- about half-- were enterprises having four or fewer employees. Almost 10 million of America's business enterprises are women-owned. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Announce New Taxes To Pay For Road Repairs and Transportation Investments
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 06:54 PM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. The $5 billion-a-year program will cost most drivers less than $10 a month and comes with strict new accountability provisions to ensure funds can only be spent on transportation.
Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store Is Now Hiring
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 12:14 PM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store Is Now Hiring! Taking applications for a qualified individual with good people skills. California Drivers License required. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and multi task. Some computer skills desirable. Fast paced environment. Pick up an application at our store Tuesday through Saturday. Ask for Teri or John.
Don't Miss The Big Flooring Sale Going On Now At Pinnell's In Sonora & Angels Camp
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 02:18 PM
Angels Camp & Sonora, CA....Thank You For Voting Pinnell's Carpet One The Best In The Mother Lode Since 2005! When you visit Pinnell's, our team makes sure your project gets completed with the same care we would do to our own home! For 4 generations Pinnell's has been in the flooring industry and has been serving the tri-county area for over 40 years! We train and certify all of our in house installation team! Quality is what we do! Thank you for voting us Best of the Mother Lode since 2005!”
Consumer Confidence Index Increased Sharply in March, Index Now at 27-Year High.
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 09:30 PM
New York, NY...The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in February, improved sharply in March. The Index now stands at 125.6 (1985=100), up from 116.1 in February. The Present Situation Index rose from 134.4 to 143.1 and the Expectations Index increased from 103.9 last month to 113.8. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch. The cutoff date for the preliminary results was March 16.
New York, NY....Stock indexes have turned lower on failure by the Republicans to pass the Obamacare replacement on Friday. The larger issue for the markets is whether this will slow down tax cuts and other plans to get the GDP rate back up to the 4% range. Even though this try failed the underlying problems with the healthcare sector are not going away. Many are now openly criticizing Republicans for not having a consensus plan in place after running, winning elections and fundraising on "Repeal & Replace". Republicans seem to be finding it harder to govern than just be the opposition.