Mark Twain Medical Center Awards over $28,000 in Community Grants To Area Not-For-Profit Organizations
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2016 12:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...February 3, 2016– Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) has selected several Calaveras County not-for-profit organizations to receive the Mark Twain Medical Center Community Grant for 2015. The hospital honored grant recipients at an awards luncheon held January 27th 2016. To date, more than $348,000 has been awarded to Calaveras organizations by the MTMC Community Grants Program. The Mark Dignity Health Community Grants Program varies according to the size of each hospital. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) organization and capable of administering the funds; the project or program must be a response to the health priorities identified in the local Dignity Health hospital’s community health assessment or benefit plan, and the project to be funded must involve collaboration with a minimum of two other organizations and/or with a Dignity Health hospital in our community...
From left to right: Peggy Sparrow, Director of Services – Calaveras ARC, Susie Bussel, Board Member, Harmony Ranch; Mary Ellen Sousa-Hiner, Executive Director and Co- Founder for Creative Support Alternatives; Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director for Common Ground Senior Services; Lurali Moore, Director of Operations, ARC; Karyn Gregorius, ARC, Kathi Toepel, Assistant Director for Common Ground Senior Services; Jamie Sorrell, Director of Supported Living Services ARC; and Nicki Stevens, Manager of Marketing Business Development, MTMC.
Get Ready For The 21st Annual Kindness Week February 8-13, 2016
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/31/2016 11:43 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Once again, a small group of local residents are working together to encourage and promote random acts of kindness throughout Calaveras County. In 1995, the Angels Camp City Council passed a proclamation that Angels Camp is a Kindness Zone. The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors has passed a county-wide Kindness Zone proclamation again. To learn more about random acts of kindness activities visit our website at www.theseedsofkindness.com
Cal Waste Recycles With Goats (You Have To Watch The End Of The Video)
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/29/2016 09:03 AM
Arnold, CA...Cal-Waste is on the cutting edge of recycling technology. Sometimes the best way to go forward in recycling is decidedly old school. They rented the 350 + goats to eat the Christmas trees that were collected throughout the areas they service. There were probably 300-400 trees at the ranch. IT’s just another way to recycle the trees and not have to landfill them. We have hopes to next year make it a destination for families to bring their kids and see the process. There is a man that stays with the goats while they are here. He stays to take care of them and also to deliver the kids. There have been 10-15 kids born since they have arrived. As you can see in the video they are fenced off with their mother’s in a little nursery.
Scripted or Not . . . Writing for Non-Fiction Film and TV Special Full-Day Workshop Presented by Backcountry Pictures
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/27/2016 11:55 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Scripted or Not . . . Writing for Non-Fiction Film and TV Special Full-Day Workshop Presented by Backcountry Pictures. Manzanita Arts Emporium is the new home of Manzanita Writers Press, the Literary League of the Calaveras County Arts Council. MAE recently opened in November of 2015 in historic Angels Camp with a beautiful art gallery and workshop space. Join David Vassar and Sally Kaplan of Backcountry Pictures for a workshop on the basics of writing for non-fiction television and film. Participants will learn the following skill sets and more..
Friends of Rail Road Flat School Many Thanks to Supporters of our Efforts in The Butte Fire Recovery
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 09:39 AM
Rail Road Flat, CA...Now four months after the fire The Friends of Rail Road Flat School which is a local grass roots non-profit group under the auspices of Blue Mountain Community Renewal Council is still hard at work meeting the needs of Fire Survivors. Currently we are stocking and distributing goods from our Butte Fire Relief Donation Truck, Thanks to Volcano Phone Company for loaning us the truck. Our truck is available at the Mountain Ranch Resource Center every Thursday 9-11am, and various stops afterwards (current schedule at Senders and RRF Post Office). The truck is also available to Fire Survivors anytime by contacting one of the team members listed at the end of this letter. The trucks main focus is immediate need: water, food, clothing, heat, propane, tarps, gloves, hats, cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies, etc….
Calaveras Community Foundation Contributes $40,000 To Support CCAR Charities Butte Fire Relief Efforts
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 09:51 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CCAR Charities is pleased to announce that the Calaveras Community Foundation has granted them a second grant this week, in the amount of $40,000, to assist those who suffered damages in the Butte Fire. CCAR Charities is very thankful and grateful for that organization’s on-going support and its faith in the things being accomplished by CCAR Charities. Part of the grant, in the amount of $7,500, was donated to Calaveras Community Foundation by PG&E.
Donations may be sent to the Foundation at PO Box 1436, Angels Camp, 95222, or by using the PayPal button on its website: www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org. Please indicate “DRF” on your checks or in the PayPal comment box. For further information, call the Foundation Office at 209/736-1845.
After Ironstone “AnimalScapes” Art Exhibit Opens Next in Sutter Creek
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 10:24 AM
Sutter Creek, CA...From February 17 to March 13 the “AnimalScapes of the Sierra Foothills” Art Event will be installed in the banquet room, next to the restaurant, of The Hotel Sutter in Sutter Creek. The public is invited come by and see the 54 original pieces of juried art and poetry created by artists in three counties that explores the diverse animal world found in the Sierra foothills. The exhibit will be open daily, with most of the works for sale.
This 14” ceramic work, “Bear Cub’s First Salmon,” was created by Alexis Adams-Halstead of Sonora and is the First Place winner in three dimensional art. Kat Everitt of Pioneer has won First Place for her poem “Upcountry Mountain Lion.” Amador artistt Michiyo Watanabe entered this amazing photograph of a crane. The non-profit Tri-County Wildlife Care and the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will bring their unique exhibits to each “AnimalScapes”reception, including the one in the Hotel Sutter.
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park Recruits for Docent Class 2016
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 10:50 AM
Pine Grove, CA...Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is now accepting applications for new volunteers to be a part of the 2016 docent class. This year, the park is recruiting for 4th grade school tour leaders, public tour leaders, front desk at the visitor center, and assisting with special events. A docent is a volunteer who has completed a training program with the park which includes history lectures, park etiquette, tour techniques and park rules. The park depends on its volunteers to staff the visitor center, guide school and public tours and help with projects and events through the year. You can help by donating your time! Fully-trained docents are asked to commit to eight hours a month or 96 hours total within the year. Shifts vary depending on job duty and seasons.
14th Annual Love The Forest Valentine Concert Rocks On Valentines Day
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 11:20 AM
Murphys, CA...Mark your calendars for the 14th annual Love the Forest Concert at Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys, Saturday, February 13, beginning at 7pm. A host of local musicians including Cantamos with Michela Macfarlane, plus The Bill Welles Band. The evening will also include special guest singers from the San Francisco Women’s Choir Musae joining Michela on several tunes.
"The Little Mermaid" Swims Into The Bret Harte Theatre Feb. 12-14
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 11:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Go "Under the Sea" and let Calaveras Sings! Theatre Arts Repertory for Kids be "Part of Your World" as 70 talented youth performers between the ages of 5-18 stage "The Little Mermaid," February 12-14 at the Bret Harte High School Center for the Performing Arts in Angels Camp. Based on the iconic 1989 animated feature film, "The Little Mermaid" tells the story of Ariel, a headstrong young mermaid who yearns to find true love and a sense of belonging. By entering into a powerful pact with the scheming sea witch Ursula, Ariel must make the dashing Prince Eric fall in love with her and discover the power of her own voice before she can find her happily ever after.