Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves to play sold-out show in Murphys

Music icon Willie Nelson will return to the Ironstone Amphitheatre stage in Murphys on Friday … Read more

Enjoy grilled corn two simple ways

One of summer's culinary high points is enjoying just-picked corn with its garden-fresh sweetness. I … Read more

Go bananas! Popular Asian ‘herb’ a healthy addition to recipes

These days, one of the most popular fruits in the bowl is the banana. But, … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for August 15, 2017

Arnold Lions to serve pancakes The Arnold Lions Club will hold its 28th annual Labor … Read more

Smokey Bear celebrated on 73rd birthday

Smokey Bear turns 73 this year and was surprised by the Tuolumne County Library and … Read more

Francis and DeFont announce engagement

Sonora residents Kimberly Francis and Dr. Anthony DeFont plan to marry this fall at Calaveras … Read more

Congress OKs boost in college aid for veterans

Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for … Read more

Sonora Center open to everyone

In 1996, Sierra Senior Providers Inc. entered into a contractual agreement with the County of … Read more

Religious Events for August 11, 2017

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sonora is accepting registration for the 2017-18 Religious Education Program … Read more

Community Notes for August 11, 2017

Me-Wuk heritage to be celebrated this weekend The third annual Me-Wuk Heritage Day will be … Read more

Some like it, hot, hot, hot

This 100-plus-degree heat has most of the flowering plants in my garden drooping and dropping … Read more

Sierra Living notes for August 5, 2017

Pruning, preserving subjects of Open Garden Day Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will host an Open … Read more

Review: ‘The Underpants’ is a funny, light-hearted play

Don’t be fooled by the title. The underpants in question are really long bloomers worn … Read more

Sonora celebrates 20 years of ‘Magic’

Classic cars, live music, children’s activities and much more will all be featured when the … Read more

Salad meets grill

This salad of grilled vegetables and beans tossed with lemon and dill tops grilled portobello … Read more

Humble corn a great base for tasty recipes

If you like corn (and who doesn’t), you have a lot in common with our … Read more

In The garden: Watch where you step

Where you are standing this very moment is on soil that is living, breathing and … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for July 29, 2017

Pruning, preserving subjects of Garden Day Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will host an Open Garden … Read more

Review: SRT’s ‘Trailer Park’ offers double-wide entertainment

The terms “cheap” and “tacky” aren’t typically seen as a rousing endorsement for any performance, … Read more

Avocado and tomato salad brightens a light luncheon

When faced with her husband having Type 2 diabetes, and her own struggles with weight, … Read more

How to make a better 'burger'

I used to cook portobello mushroom burgers all the time, but that went out the … Read more

Classic Italian sandwich a flavorful lunch or dinner pick

There’s a reason why you’ll find a Caprese panino at every autogrill in Italy. This … Read more

Hot summer days require a change in garden watering techniques

In past columns we’ve talked about evapotranspiration, the movement of water from the ground into … Read more

Big Band Street Dance gets Columbia crowd moving

Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will host the annual Big Band Street Dance from … Read more

Twain Harte Summer Arts and Wine Festival turns 40

The 40th annual Twain Harte Summer Arts and Wine Festival will be held this weekend … Read more

Chihuahua Jesse still looking for loving home

The following animals are available for adoption from humane societies in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for July 22, 2017

Open Garden Day today in San Andreas Master Gardeners of Calaveras County will hold an … Read more

Review: ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ a must-see

Murphys Creek Theatre is now presenting, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” Joe DiPietro’s … Read more

Buckingham, McVie to perform Friday at Ironstone

Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, will perform Friday night at … Read more

Kids bring an American Indian folktale to life

Participants in KASA Kamp held at the Sonora Dome spent time Thursday practicing for their … Read more

Students learn about hydrology, wildlife, forests, climate and ecology

Calaveras Big Trees State Park in June graduated 25 students from its California Naturalist Program. … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for July 15, 2017

Polystyrene collection set in August Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County with the help of Waste … Read more

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