Friday, January 18, 2019

Feist Wines: Farm to Fork Wood Fired Pizza and Pre-Release Specials!

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Farm to Fork Wood Fired Pizza
Fridays and Saturdays
Starts @ 5 p.m 
Pre Release Specials on 
2017 Reserve Barbera and
Our New Noble Ranch Red Table Wine!
30% off cases, 25% off half cases!
includes admission to the release party!
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Live Music with... 
The Deltaz January 26
Davey and the Midnights February 16
Reed Turchi February 23

15 Eureka Street Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Wine Tree Farm: 2019 Cocoa Vino at Wine Tree Farm & Amador City

Celebrate Cocoa Vino at Wine Tree Farm and Amador City

Save the date for Behind the Cellar Door

Celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early at Wine Tree Farm for our annual wine and chocolate event:
Saturday February 9th
From Noon to 4 pm

We'll once again feature Single Origin Chocolates made from only one type of bean, harvested in a small area or origin.
Happiness is: Dark Chocolate and Red Wine
Woman cannot live by Chocolate alone.

That’s why there’s Wine.
And for more Cocoa Vino fare visit downtown Amador City for it's Valentine's Day celebration!

Stroll Historic Amador City while tasting focused wine and chocolate pairings in our tasting rooms and shops.

Participating Wineries and chocolate makers to be announced soon.

Because sometimes it IS too early for wine!
Save the date to Experience the art of winemaking at Amador Vintners’ Behind the Cellar Door, March 2-3, 2019.

Use coupon code wtbcd19 to get a $5 discount

Buy Tickets here
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Amador County Master Gardeners Present: “Bloomin’ in Amador County” - Sat Feb 23

With just a little “know how” you can enjoy flowers blooming in your garden and landscape throughout the year. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, “Bloomin’ in Amador County” on Saturday, February 23, 2019 for information on planning various types of colorful gardens suitable for local soils and microclimates.

Learn which plants to grow in order to insure year-round color in your garden as well as provide resources for beneficial insects inhabiting your landscape. The Master Gardeners will provide details on selection, care and maintenance of appropriate, colorful, annual and perennial flowering plants including succulents, shrubs and trees. Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon.

For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email  Website: 

Amador County Master Gardeners: Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees - Sat Feb 16

“Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees” class will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Interested in improving the quality and variety of fruit trees in your backyard orchard? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for this timely class on grafting methods you can use on fruit trees in your home orchard.

Local Master Gardeners will present a hands-on clinic covering a variety of grafting techniques for home gardeners. Whip, tongue and cleft grafts will be demonstrated and practiced. Bud grafts will also be discussed. Learn how to grow a fruit salad tree. A variety of fruit tree scions may be available for participants to take home. Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon.

For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email  Website:

ACWN: Ten Minute Presentations - Wed Jan 23

ACWN: Ten Minute Presentations
Wednesday, January 23 at Stanley's Steakhouse in Jackson.
RSVP by January 18:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt to Retire

Sutter Amador Hospital CEO to Retire,
Leaving Legacy of Community Health Excellence

Anne Platt
JACKSON, CA. – Anne Platt is retiring March 1 as CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital after 14 years presiding over unprecedented expansions and improvements to the medical campus and the local healthcare community. Replacing her is Tom Dickson, who has led some of Arizona’s most respected hospitals and has a proven record for excellence in patient care. His first day at Sutter Amador Hospital is Feb. 11.

“Sutter really struck gold when Anne was recruited to take the helm of Sutter Amador Hospital,” said Grant Davies, CEO of Sutter Valley Area Hospitals. “She worked hard to bring many advanced medical services to the Gold Country and was a major contributor to the health and well-being of the community. It was tough to find someone who can ably fill her shoes as CEO, but we are confident that Tom is up to the task of carrying on Anne’s legacy.”

When Platt arrived in 2005, Sutter Amador was a beautiful, newly constructed, small rural hospital with limited resources for patients in several medical specialties. She leaves her post having greatly advanced the hospital — adding services that allow residents to receive care locally instead of having to leave the county.

“I care deeply about the health of our residents and the community, but none of this could have been accomplished without the support and generosity of the greater Jackson community and the contributions of an amazing staff of medical professionals,” Platt said. “It has been a pleasure to work with so many to ensure that our residents get the best healthcare right in their own backyard.”   

The list of accomplishments during Platt’s 14 years of leadership in Jackson is extensive. Among them, Sutter Amador Hospital:
·       Built a 48,000-square-foot Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center in 2007 with technologically advanced equipment, innovative programs and expanded services, and in 2014 opened a 9,115-square-foot expansion of the Emergency Department, which includes 14 private treatment rooms. Both of these expansions were made possible in large part due to the generosity and philanthropic efforts of the community.
·       Opened the 2,500-square-foot Irene Marie Infusion Therapy Center in 2018, which was paid for entirely by community contributions and a Sutter Health matching grant.
·       Recruited several new physicians in specialties that the community previously lacked, including specialists in pediatrics, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, anesthesiology, general surgery and hospitalists.
·       Brought several new programs to the area, including a sleep disorders center, palliative carepain management clinicand the soon-to-come PET scan and trauma services.
·       Added some of the most advanced medical equipment, thanks to the generosity of the community, including a 64-slice CT scanner providing faster scans with less radiation and a 3-D mammography and biopsy machine.
·       Brought new technologies to the community, including telepsychiatry and telecardiology services.
·       Achieved numerous quality, safety and staff engagement awards, including twice being named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare and being recognized in 2018 as the most improved small hospital in the nation for patient experience results by National Research Corp.
·       Partnered with WellSpace Health to expand services to the community through the opening of the Amador Community Health Center.
·       Received advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center and became one of the handful of Northern California hospitals to be designated by WHO and UNICEF as a Baby-Friendly hospital.

Platt did all this while also being active in the community and advocating for community hospitals on a state and national level.
·       While CEO, she was a board member for the Amador County Business Council, the Amador Ambulatory Surgery Center and Hospice of Amador and Calaveras counties, and was also a member of the Jackson Rotary Club and Amador County Chamber of Commerce.
·       As an advocate for rural health and part of her commitment to ongoing physician recruitment, Platt partnered with the UC Davis School of Medicine in 2009 to have Sutter Amador serve as a training and teaching site for medical students through their Rural-PRIME program. This partnership led to the recruitment of one of the hospital’s current family medicine physicians.
·       Platt took significant leadership roles in the California Hospital Association, where she advocated for rural hospitals in the state and across the country.
·       Because of her community activity, hospital leadership and advocacy, Platt was honored as one of the “60 rural hospital CEOs to know” by Becker’s Review in 2016 and 2017, and was also named among the “130 women hospital and health system leaders to know” in 2017.

“I will miss working with Anne,” Davies said, “and believe the words inscribed on an award she was given some time ago describe her legacy to Sutter Health perfectly: ‘Leadership, Inspiration, Excellence.’”

Anne Platt, second from left, leaves a legacy of unprecedented expansion of medical services to the Gold Country, including a new Infusion Services Center. Here is a photo from the 2015 dinner announcing the lead donor: the Spinty Foundation. From left are: Jody Boetzer, Sutter Amador Senior Development Officer; Janie and Travis Williams from the Spinty Foundation, and Dr. Gregory Graves, medical director of Sutter Cancer Center.

Kendig Chiropractic: Chiropractic Care for Pets

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Chiropractic Care For Pets
The focus of chiropractic treatment is the spinal column and nerve system. Most of us are familiar with the application of chiropractic treatment methods in the care of the human population. What is not generally known is the fact that chiropractic treatment can be applied in the care of the veterinary population. Historically, chiropractic treatment of animals most typically involved the care of horses, but veterinary chiropractic also includes the care of cats and dogs, those furry loved ones for whom many of us provide food and shelter.1 The basic principles are the same. Spinal misalignments cause nerve irritation and ...
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