Freeze soup for an easy cold-day meal

With cold weather probably hanging around for some time, I like to have a variety … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for January 16, 2018

Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown set for Feb. 10 The annual Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown, a community dance … Read more

Wildlife friendly gardening takes no special skills

When I moved into my present residence, I was told by the previous owner the … Read more

Keep pets dry, warm and safe

Don’t forget to bundle up your furry friend before you leave the house this winter. … Read more

Schools name December’s star students

Tuolumne County schools have announced Students of the Month for December: Quentin Solis, fifth grade, … Read more

Murphys’ Faith Lutheran Church on Jan. 28 will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a worship … Read more

Railtown 1897 seeks volunteers; plans Open House

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is looking for volunteers to help share the park’s railroad … Read more

Mentors sought in the Mother Lode

January is National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign aimed at expanding mentoring opportunities to connect … Read more

Religion Notes for January 12, 2018

The annual Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown, a community dance and dinner, will be held Feb. 10 … Read more

Community Notes for January 12, 2018

Hiebert named director of Summerville High foundation board Jan Hiebert has been named executive director … Read more

Rich, spicy one-pan meal good for breakfast, lunch or dinner

It used to be that whenever I craved a bowl of runny-yolked eggs poached in … Read more

Since no one ever seems to invite me to a pig pull or a crab … Read more

A hearty salad for a month of healthy eating

Current dietary wisdom dictates that to mitigate all the indulgences of the holidays, January becomes … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for January 9, 2018

Chili cook-off set for Saturday in Soulsbyville Chili chefs are invited to participate Saturday in … Read more

Tropical cactus is easy to grow

It seems as though every year since I graduated from Texas A&M I have been … Read more

Gardening success is specific to elevation

When Master Gardener writers met recently to schedule the next series of media articles, it … Read more

Civil rights activist to speak in Sonora

Civil rights activist Carmen Perez, a co-founder of the Women’s March on Washington held in … Read more

New Year's events include live music, dinner and square dancing

Here’s some options on how to usher in 2018 in the Mother Lode: • The … Read more

Pizza ‘tarts’ get the party started

If it were up to my fiance, the only appetizer that would be served in … Read more

It’s all about the sauce

A quick Asian orange sauce gives this healthy salmon dinner recipe bright flavor. No broccolini? … Read more

Find some local bubbly for the New Year

With New Years looming it is time to turn to sourcing wines with bubbles. But … Read more

A cheesy appetizer

The alpine cheeses in this recipe are known for melting smoothly, which is key in … Read more

Make gougeres for your holiday guests

By MELISSA CLARK New York Times News Service Caviar and truffles are all well and … Read more

Dinner can be just a flash in the pan

From Martha Stewart Living Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate What’s for dinner? Easy … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for December 19, 2017

Pancake breakfast will benefit YLI projects A pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Young Ladies … Read more

Schools name November’s star students

Tuolumne County schools have announced Students of the Month for November: Ronan Kennedy, sixth grade, … Read more

Tree Mortality Aid Program will benefit from snowman sales

The Sonora Lions Club once again is offering wooden snowmen for sale to raise funds … Read more

Christmas religious services planned throughout Mother Lode

The Columbia Presbyterian Church of the 49ers will host a “Candlelight and Choir” Christmas Eve … Read more

Twain Harte, Soulsbyville schools announce first-trimester honor rolls

Twain Harte and Soulsbyville schools have announced honor rolls for the first trimester of the … Read more

Community Notes for December 16, 2017

Pancake breakfast rescheduled for Jan. 6 A pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Young Ladies … Read more

A tale of two Claras in Studio 4’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Her shoulders dropped as 16-year-old Ruby Eustis-Smith scanned the cast list for this year’s Studio … Read more

Review: SRT's ‘Another Night Before Christmas’ is offbeat, charming

Sierra Repertory Theatre is closing its 2017 season with the offbeat and charming musical comedy, … Read more

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