February’s star students recognized

Tuolumne County schools have announced Students of the Month for February: Sadie Schultz, second grade, … Read more

March gardening in the Central Sierra Nevada

“Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes. The … Read more

Finding room to grow almost anywhere

Anyone can turn a yard or even a few pots into beautiful food, says Los … Read more

A healthier Shepherd’s Pie recipe

The creamy chicken filling is spiked with sherry and the potatoes are mashed with olive … Read more

Soda bread a simple one to make

Making bread from scratch is time-consuming, until now! Irish soda bread is the easiest bread … Read more

Falafel, street food of the Middle East

I spent half of one youthful summer in the Middle East, working on an archaeological … Read more

Don’t let aphids suck the life out of your garden

Although it’s been wintry recently, spring is on the way. One of the first signs … Read more

Food & Drink Notes for March 5, 2019

Italian Club meets for dinner on Friday The Italian Club will meet Friday, March 8, … Read more

Four join competition for title of 2019 Roundup Queen

Four young women will vie for the 2019 Mother Lode Roundup Queen crown. The contestants … Read more

Center’s crab feed a success

A big thank you to the volunteers, table and placemat sponsors, raffle item donors, and … Read more

Religious Events for March 1, 2019

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3, … Read more

Community Notes for March 1, 2019

Women Voters meet March 2 in Sonora The Mother Lode League of Women Voters will … Read more

SRT’s ‘A Chorus Line’ a ‘dazzling’ performance

Sierra Repertory Theatre has opened its 40th season with the celebrated and influential musical, “A … Read more

You don’t need a recipe

As the food editor of The New York Times and the founding editor of NYT … Read more

The crispiest pork chops

Neighborhood restaurants occupy a very special place in my heart. These spots are not on … Read more

Turn a rotisserie chicken into two dinners for six people

By Nick Kindelsperger Chicago Tribune I don’t need to spend much time examining why you … Read more

Make a morning meal with love

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we begin to think, “What can I do for the … Read more

Food & Drink Notes for February 12, 2019

Senior Center Crab feet set for Feb. 23 The Tuolumne County Senior Center will hold … Read more

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about fences

In the middle of the 1800s, when mining was in full swing, farmers and merchants … Read more

Gifts from the garden, or for the garden, perfect for Valentine’s Day

Each year on Feb. 14 we honor our loved ones with a gift, flowers, unexpected … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for Feb. 9, 2019

Fiber artists meet Feb. 9 The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will meet Saturday, Feb. … Read more

Inmate art on display at Columbia College

Stacy Hay is a retired corrections officer who teaches an arts class for inmates at … Read more

Book charts journeys of Calaveras band to Navajo reservation wrought by poverty

Mark Dyken and his brother, Bear, drove a 1990 Toyota pickup truck through Blue Canyon … Read more

County Poetry Out Loud finals set Saturday in Sonora

The Tuolumne County finals for Poetry Out Loud will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, in … Read more

Pack club to host 18th annual fundraising dinner Emigrant Basin Pack and Social Club will … Read more

Religious Events for February 8, 2019

St. Matthew Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will collect socks for the Lambert Community Drop-In Center … Read more

Good Old Days from the Union Democrat archives

Editor’s note: Take a trip back to the Mother Lode’s past with a look at … Read more

February filled with taxes, candy and crab at Senior Center

Join us at the Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 23, for an All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed … Read more

Elks donate to Interfaith

The Sonora Elks Lodge in December made its biggest donation to date to Interfaith Community … Read more

Community Notes for February 1, 2019

Gala will support art, music programsat Curtis Creek An event to support the art and … Read more

Religious Events for February 1, 2019

Candlemas will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 127 Jackson St., Sonora at 9 … Read more

Summerville High, Connections announce honor rolls

Summerville High School and Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy have announced honor rolls for … Read more

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