Saturday, May 25, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
SUTTER CREEK, CA - Amador Water Agency Board of Directors and guests dedicated a new recycling plant that will conserve up to 67 million gallons of water per year at the AWA Tanner Water Treatment Plant on Ridge Road in Sutter Creek.
The newly completed Tanner Backwash Recycling Plant recycles 90% of the filter backwash water and returns it to the headworks of the Tanner Water Treatment Plant, conserving over 180,000 gallons per day.
Backwashing refers to pumping water backwards through water treatment plant filters so that the filter media can be cleaned and reused. Historically, spent backwash water from the Tanner Water Treatment Plant was discharged to a pond and the former Ione Canal to evaporate or seep into the ground.
The Tanner Water Treatment Plant provides drinking water to Martell and the cities of Amador City, Sutter Creek, Jackson and Plymouth. This is the third AWA project for recycling backwash water since 2016. The others were added to AWA’s Ione and Buckhorn Water Treatment Plants. The three plants combined will save 120 million gallons per year.
The recycle plant is located at the existing AWA Tanner Water Treatment plant site and does not increase water treatment plant capacity, but it does reduce the amount of water diverted from the Mokelumne River. Recycling the backwash water is just one way that AWA can provide for future water demand.
Construction for the recycling plant was paid for by a $4,097,995 grant from California Department of Water Resources that does not have to be paid back. The Agency provided $65,000 towards the project.
MDS Engineering & Construction Inc. was the contractor on the project.
AWA Board of Directors and guests dedicated a new water conservation project at the Water Agency’s Tanner Water Treatment Plant. Left to right: AWA Directors Art Toy, Rich Farrington, Susan Peters and Board President Paul Molinelli, Jr.. Back row: AWA General Manager Gene Mancebo, Director Gary Thomas, Jason Preece (CA Dept. of Water Resources), and John Kingsbury (Mountain Counties Water Resource Assoc.).
Mother Lode Friends of Music welcome the long, warm summer days with a delightful afternoon of operetta, light jazz, and show tunes, Sunday, June 9, 2019, 3:00 pm at the Sutter Creek Theater, Sutter Creek.
Relax and enjoy a classic Summer Pops program with the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Cole Porter, performed by Mother Lode Friends of Music and guests.
Tenor Ricardo Campero, past winner in the Regional Metropolitan Opera competition, headlines the program, accompanied by Rebecca Nelson on piano. Campero is known for his effortless lyrical voice, and is in demand as a featured soloist. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, New York and at the Vatican in Rome.
Joining Campero and Williams on stage will be The Dogwood Chamber Players (Alice Williams, cello; Candis Kimball, oboe; Sandra Betti, flute) and Gordon Rowland on guitar.
The Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street, Sutter Creek, is a casual setting for a lively afternoon of summertime fun. Admission to the concert is free.
For more information, visit the Friends of Music’s website at mlfm.org or call (530) 676-5396.
Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Teeing up for Charity
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras named as beneficiary of this annual tourney!
The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge has named Hospice of Amador & Calaveras a recipient of the 2019 1st Annual Dan Leary Memorial Golf Tournament on June 22. We are reaching out to the public to ask that they get out there and swing those sticks in this FUN and valuable event that will benefit our agency!
The tournament will be held at Sequoia Woods Country Club, with lunch on the golf course and dinner and awards at the lodge following tournament play. Cost is $60 for SWCC members, and $100 for non-members. Check-in at 11 a.m., tee-off at 1 p.m. Cost includes cart, lunch, and dinner. Tee-sign sponsorship is available ($100). Donations of raffle prizes are also being accepted!
In the 10 years this tournament has been held, it has raised more than $133,000 for local charities. Please consider supporting this event, and the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge in their commitment to help “The very young, the very old and our local communities.”
For information on sponsorship, or to sign up, call 209-795-3112. Deadline to sign-up is June 10!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Start the Summer music season at the Kennedy Mine! The first TGIF concert of the season will feature Primitivo on the Change House stage on Friday, June 14 at 6pm. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the Latin rhythms.
Don’t want to cook? The Kennedy Mine Foundation’s Taco and Nacho Bar will be open! Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit: www.kennedygoldmine.com or contact the mine 223-9542.
Kick off the Summer AmadorArts Council concert season!
JACKSON, CA - Artists in all media are invited to show and sell Gold Country-themed art in the Kennedy Gold Mine Barbecue Art Show & Sale, Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5-9pm.
Included in the art show and sale will be winners of the Kennedy Mine Paint & Shoot Contest that was held in April. Local artist Stephanie Strong and nature photographer John Slot judged the art and photos that were produced outdoors over three days at the historic mine property.
Winners of the 2019 Paint & Shoot contest were Margaret Plumb (First Place Adult Painting), Jennifer Fuller (Second Place Adult Painting), Julie Trail (Third Place Adult Painting), Angela Carpenter (First Place Adult Photo), Terry Moore (Second Place Adult Photo), Richard Mursu (Third Place Adult Photo), Jonathan Burrows (First Place Youth Photo), Jesse Holmes (Second Place Youth Photo).
At the Kennedy Mine Barbecue and Art Show, interested artists may enter up to 4 pieces per artist (space permitting). Works in any media, with a Gold Country theme, are welcome. Art sales benefit the artists and the Kennedy Mine Foundation.
Details and entry forms are available at www.KennedyGoldMine.com.
At the Founders Day Barbecue, guests will enjoy a beautiful evening on the Change House Lawn, the Foundation’s famous deep pit barbecue, music by Slade Rivers, raffle, and a live auction of the first place painting and photographs.
|Margaret Plumb (First Place Adult Painting)|
|Angela Carpenter (First Place Adult Photo)|
|Jonathan Burrows (First Place Youth Photo)|