Angels Camp, CA...Another great CStars youth theatre production rolled through Angels Camp last weekend. You're The Top featuring the music of Cole Porter filled the Bret Harte Theatre. Our area is very lucky to have production after production of great high quality youth theatre...
Murphys Nursery Expands Online Presence with RarePlantStore.com
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/02/2015 02:34 PM
Murphys, CA...Murphys Nursery has taken their 27 years of experience and expanded their online presence with RarePlantStore.com. Of course we applaud everything tech related in our area and we thought it very, very cool and potentially lucrative for them to expand in this area. From RarePlantStore.com "We have collected an extensive variety of suppliers and growers of rare and unusual plants during the 27 years our garden center has been in business. Our retail business is located near a service station in a much visited nook of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over the years, while fueling their vehicles, many people, from all over the United States, have come to our garden center to visit and stretch their legs. The most often heard remark from these visitors is some version of “I can’t believe the selection you offer here. Our local garden center closed and now all the big box chains offer the same few plants.” We knew we had quite a selection, but we didn’t know how unusual our offerings were. So we started looking online to discover that we had many selections that were not available or could offer the ones that were at a better price..
Le Jazz Hot Raised The Temps At Ovations Performance In Angels Camp
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2015 11:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Arts Council’s fourth show for the Ovations 2015 Performing Arts Series brought Le Jazz Hot, to Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center on Sunday. Le Jazz Hot is the quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco who continue the tradition of fine French Gypsy Jazz. Their music is the offspring of Gypsy culture, 1920’s Paris, and American Jazz. Inspired by Django Reinhardt, it is sophisticated yet it has a sentimental quality. It is sometimes flamboyant. It is sometimes melancholy. Leader and guitarist, Paul Mehling, together with Isabelle Fontain on guitar and vocals, Evan Price on violin, and Jamie Mather on bass, make up the most venerable gypsy band in the US. Their music is gypsy jazz but is distinctly American. They honor Reinhardt’s style without purely imitating him and without watering down the gypsy tradition or diluting the music. Together and singularly, Le Jazz Hot’s performance is jaw dropping. These superb, multitalented musicians are impressive not only for their mastery of multiple instruments and vocals, but also for the simple joy they exude onstage...
The Calaveras Wranglers 4-H Horse Club is in need of 4-H volunteer leaders, who can help teach youth members about horse and pony projects that are of interest to them. We’re also looking for new members to join our club. Do you have a love of horses? This is the club for you! Members must be 9 years old by December 31st to join....
Arnold, CA...On 02/25/15 at about 1:50pm today, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department has located missing person James Francis Lantry alive. James Lantry was found in a wooded area in the Blue Lake Springs sub-division. Lantry’s medical condition is unknown at this time. Medical personnel have been dispatched to the area to check on Lantry...
Above is part of a very happy search team as they debrief and get ready for the next search at the EPFD Conference Room
UPDATE....Mr. Lantry Has Been Located Alive and in Good Condition.....Surrounding Counties Join The Search For Missing Jim Lantry. Citizens Can Help By Checking Their Properties
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2015 11:13 AM
Arnold, CA...UPDATE AS OF 2PM....Mr. Lantry has been located alive. More details to follow. 2:30pm....He was located in the drainage in the Pinebrook area. Initial reports are he is in relatively good condition. His wife has been notified. On behalf of all of us at ThePineTree.net we would like to thank all of those in the search and rescue of Mr. Lantry. With the cold overnight temps, chances of a positive outcome seemed slim. Everyone is very happy here at the Command Center!! Great job crews! More updates to follow as we receive....
Above Is A File Photo We Have Of Jim Lantry On The Left In Front Of The Sheriff's Substation A Couple Years Ago. Below Is A Photo Sent By The Sheriff's Dept Tonight
The Premier of "88 Days" Filled Angels Camp With Twain On Saturday Night
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2015 08:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Mark Twain Biopic “88 Days” Premiered on Saturday night at the filled performing arts center in Angels Camp. The film captures the pivotal time for Mr. Twain when he found his voice and made the transformation from reluctant newspaper man into the literary icon he became. His yarn about the Celebrated Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County made that transformation possible for him. It was pivotal for our area as well as it has colored much of our post gold rush history. From towns such as Twain Harte to Bret Harte High School and our annual celebration of all things Frog. Those 88 Days live on....
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ACLU Lawsuit Charges Calaveras County with Unconstitutionally Promoting One Particular Religious Belief
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/19/2015 04:32 PM
San Andreas – The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California today filed a lawsuit against the county of Calaveras, charging the board of supervisors with passing a resolution last summer that unconstitutionally promotes one particular set of religious beliefs over all others. Filed in state superior court on behalf of nine Calaveras County residents with various religious beliefs. The lawsuit charges that the resolution runs afoul of the fundamental constitutional principle that the government should not promote one particular religious belief over others because, among other things, it recognizes a local Christian ministry’s work in “strengthen(ing) the lives of women and young women in Calaveras County by inviting them to test and see for themselves the many blessings that can come from living the teachings of Christ.”...
Yes There Are Turkeys Residing In Calaveras County...Even In Arnold
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/19/2015 12:43 PM
Arnold, CA....We tend to see our area through rose colored glasses at times. But even we have to admit there are a few turkeys living amongst us. Greenhorn Creek, Valley Springs, Mokelumne Hill and most of our communities have a few. This morning we verified that even Arnold is not exempt. Males gettin all puffed up, strutting around and thinking they are good enough for 3 or even 4 females. Acting like they are bigger than they really are....yes it happens...even here.