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Saturday, Nov 26
All Day Black Friday Sale Going On Now at Marisolio Tasting Bar!
All Day Spirit of Winter Festival is Nov 26th & 27th at Frogtown
All Day Firefall Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale! Up to 70% Off!
09:00 AM 36th Christmas in the Country Craft Faire and Luncheon
09:00 AM Mountain Ranch Community Club’s 36th Christmas in the Country Craft Faire and Luncheon
10:00 AM Home Business Show by Copperopolis Area Business Association
11:00 AM Small Business Saturday & Open House in Angels Camp
05:00 PM The 30th Annual Dorrington Tree Lighting
Sunday, Nov 27
All Day Spirit of Winter Festival is Nov 26th & 27th at Frogtown
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Monday, Nov 28
All Day Firefall Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale! Up to 70% Off!
Tuesday, Nov 29
All Day Firefall Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale! Up to 70% Off!
02:30 PM Coffee with a First Responder at Day O in Avery
Wednesday, Nov 30
All Day Firefall Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale! Up to 70% Off!
Friday, Dec 2
All Day Firefall Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale! Up to 70% Off!
Saturday, Dec 3
All Day Firefall Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale! Up to 70% Off!
10:00 AM Mountain Christian Fellowship Annual Craft Fair & Holiday Boutique
04:00 PM The 2022 Copperopolis Christmas Tree Lighting!
Sunday, Dec 4
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Tuesday, Dec 6
All Day Firefall Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale! Up to 70% Off!
06:00 PM Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Bubbles & Bites Holiday Party!
Wednesday, Dec 7
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11/26/2022 - The 30th Annual Dorrington Tree Lighting
Dorrington, CA...The 30th Annual Dorrington Tree Lighting.  Saturday, November 26, 2022. Dorrington Christmas Tree Illuminates at 6:00pm. Meet at the Dorrington Hotel Parking Lot. Join us at 5pm for cookies, music & something hot to drink! Santa arrives at 6pm on his favorite sleigh, a fire truck!!

11/29/2022 - Coffee with a First Responder at Day O in Avery
Avery, CA...No agendas, Just a chance to ask questions, learn more about emergency services, report concerns, share ideas and get to know the first responders who work in our community. November 29, 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Day O in Avery.

11/25/2022 - Christmas in White Pines Laser Light Show 2022
Arnold, CA...Bring the Children, Dress Warm, bring your own chairs. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be wondering the beach and park to meet up with your children and take photos. Join us as we light up the sky with music and fun.

November 25th, 7pm
White Pines Community Park
Blagen Road, Arnold, CA 95223
11/25/2022 - The 17th Annual Lighting of the Avery Christmas Tree! November 25 at Mountain Aloha MTB!
Avery, CA...The 17th annual lighting of the Avery Christmas Tree! Refreshments (Coffee/Hot Chocolate and Cookies) served starting at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 25, 2022 with the Lighting of the Christmas Tree at 6:00 PM. Please bring cookies to share with your friends and neighbors!

Mountain Aloha, home of Calaveras Counties premier action and extreme sports shop. We specialize in mountain biking, skateboarding, and local trail building
11/17/2022 - Reminder GABA's Fall Social is Tonight
Arnold, CA...Reminder GABA's Fall Social is Tonight at Sequoia Woods Country Club

11/17/2022 - Calaveras County Gateway Signs Public Workshop in Arnold Today
Arnold, CA...Calaveras County Gateway Signs Public Workshop in Arnold Today

11/19/2022 - Caltrans & Clean California Partner with Calaveras County for Free Dump Day Events
Arnold, CA...Caltrans District 10 and Clean California are partnering with Calaveras County to hold a series of FREE Dump Day events for area residents. The second event will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Hazel Fischer Elementary School, located at 1605 Blagen Rd, Arnold CA.

This Free Dump Day event will accept tires without rims, appliances, and mattresses. The Clean California program is encouraging responsible trash-handling practices and disposing of waste materials safely and properly.

Items NOT accepted at this event:
• Household trash, hazardous waste, electronic waste, green/yard waste, bulky Items (old furniture, chairs, tables, etc.), and concrete and demolition materials

Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads prior to driving. Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, illegal, and pollutes California's roads and waterways. Loads that are not tied down/secured by tarps/nets or enclosed will not be accepted.

Tips for securing your load:

• Completely cover loads with tarps or cargo nets. Debris can escape from gaps.
• Remove loose material and trash before driving.
• Don't overload; keep materials level with your truck bed.
• Put light items lower, tie large items to the vehicle for traffic safety.

Additional Dump Days will be held on:
• December 10th, 2022 at Calaveras County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249

•January 14th, 2023 at Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gunclub Rd, Angels Camp, CA 95222;

• January 21st, 2023 - TBD in Valley Springs

• February 25th, 2023 – TBD in Copperopolis
11/24/2022 - The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Arnold, CA...The 2022 Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Free Thanksgiving Dinner is November 24th from 1pm to 4pm at the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge at 1965 Blagen Road in Arnold.  Deliveries are available for the homebound.

The Moose is about celebrating life together, serving those within our local communities, supporting children in need who deserve a second chance, and standing by our senior members as they enter their twilight years.

The Moose Fraternity’s presence is felt in over 1,400 communities across nearly 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. As a primary mission of the Moose, our members support Mooseheart Child City & School. Mooseheart cares for children in need who deserve a second chance at life, from infants through high school. Another mission of the Moose is the care of senior members of the Fraternity. Moosehaven, located in Florida, is a five-star rated retirement community completely funded by the men and women of the Moose. Additionally, in support of the areas in which our lodges reside, the Moose organization contributes between $75 to $100 million worth of community service annually.

Within our local lodges, you will find a wide array of activities in which to participate both as an individual and as a family. From holiday parties, dances, sports, themed dinners and live entertainment, the Moose has much to offer.
11/16/2022 - Avery Middle School to Dedicate Gym in Honor of Tom Eising
Avery, CA...Vallecito Union School District (VUSD) invites the community to attend the ceremony to dedicate the Avery Middle School Gymnasium in honor of Tom Eising to recognize his 50 years of service to local students as a teacher, principal, basketball coach, and school board member. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, November 16 at 4:45 pm in the Avery Middle School Gymnasium.

When asked what he loved most about his time at VUSD, Eising said, “It keeps coming back to the fact that I just enjoyed going to school. I enjoyed the students. I enjoyed the people I worked with. I probably got more out of it than the kids did. It was rewarding in so many ways, especially the relationships I built along the way. I can honestly say I never regretted getting up and going to work for a single day. I even looked forward to the school board meetings, though sometimes I couldn’t get a word in. It was a terrific career choice and my family is proud of me and the work I’ve done.”

Eising started his career with the district in 1971 as a teacher at Murphys Grammar School, which was the oldest continually-run schoolhouse west of the Mississippi River. When VUSD opened two new schools in 1973, Eising joined the founding staff at Albert Michelson Elementary, which at the time served kindergarten through eighth grade students. Eising taught there for 20 years — primarily social studies as well as physical education and math.

When VUSD opened Avery Middle School in 1993, Eising transferred from Michelson Elementary to become part of the founding staff at the new middle school. He played an essential role in opening Avery, just as he had done at Michelson.

In 1988, the current Michelson Elementary School principal, Josh O’Geen, was an eighth grade student and basketball player at the school he now leads. He has fond memories of his former teacher and coach. “Tom was an excellent math teacher, someone who instilled confidence in kids and really brought kids up,” O’Geen said. “He really found the best things in each and every student,” he said.

O’Geen remembers Eisings’ teaching style as being innovative and ahead of its time, incorporating some of the modern techniques used in classrooms today. “He set the stage years ago by doing many of the things that are common practice now,” O’Geen said. “I still have vivid memories of classroom meetings and morning meetings, which are popular these days, but weren’t at that time. Tom was a truly wonderful educator and always an advocate for the kids.”

In addition to his roles as an educator and administrator, Eising spent more than 30 years coaching boys’ and girls’ basketball, beginning on an outdoor court with a handwritten scoreboard at Murphys Grammar School and continuing on at Michelson and Avery, where he also served as athletic director. O’Geen said Eising’s long history with VUSD athletics made him the most deserving person to be honored with the gym dedication.

“Besides being an excellent teacher, Tom was always a great basketball coach who we loved playing for,” O’Geen said. “Every year, he took the eighth grade boys on a trip to Lake Tahoe to play in a tournament for a few days. The trip was always well thought out and he made sure everyone had a great time.”

Remembering his coaching days, Eising said, “We won our fair share of tournaments, but that wasn’t what was important. It was more about practicing and having fun. I really related to the kids who kept their noses clean and worked hard in school so they could get to some of the extracurricular activities afterwards. That’s what basketball was about to me, and I think it helped a lot of kids enjoy going to school more.”

Even after retiring from teaching and coaching in 2005, Eising kept finding ways to stay involved, like helping home-schooled students, refereeing basketball games, and working as a substitute principal. He also served as the interim principal at Michelson, where his wife, Lynne, worked as the secretary, and later at Hazel Fischer Elementary.

In 2018, Eising was appointed to the Vallecito Union School Board and served until 2022, when he finally retired after 50 years of service to the district. Over the course of five decades, Eising has made an impact as a leader at almost every possible level: in the classroom, on the basketball court, leading a school, and serving on the board. O’Geen said that Eising “ran the gamut of this district with all the jobs he had and all the students, educators, and staff he helped along the way. He was a Swiss army knife for VUSD.”

Eising said, “After 50 years, it seemed like a good time to retire. Now, I get to sit back and enjoy all those great memories I made.”

Eising’s dedication ceremony will begin promptly at 4:45 pm on Wednesday, November 16 in the Avery Middle School Gym at 4545 Moran Road in Avery, CA. O’Geen will be among the speakers at the event, which should last about 45 minutes and end in time for the monthly school board meeting that begins at 5:30 pm in the Avery Middle School Library.

11/04/2022 - Avery Recycling and Disposal Transfer Station Closed November 4 for Compactor Replacement
Avery, CA...The Avery Recycling and Disposal Transfer Station, located at 4541 Segale Road in Avery will be closed to the public on Friday, November 4, 2022, while the compactor is replaced. Normal business will resume Saturday, November 5th, 2022.

Household trash and recyclables are accepted at the Avery Transfer Station, which is typically open Friday-Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. All Integrated Waste facilities will additionally be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday.

For more information on services provided at Calaveras County Integrated Waste facilities, visit
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