April 23, 2014

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Event Spotlight: Twisted Folk Concert Series

Twisted Folk Concert Series

Last fall, after their second season of outdoor concerts in Vallecito, Twisted Oak Winery was awarded the 2013 Innovations in Tourism Award for Best Event Series.   We caught up with winery owner Jeff Stai recently to ask about Twisted Oak’s foray into live entertainment and what’s on deck for this year. Back when Jeff […]

Need Some Help Making Easter Plans?

Easter Egg Hunt at Bear Valley

Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing or a tasty Easter brunch next Sunday, we’ve found a number of good options for you. Image:  Bear Valley Egg Hunt Several fabulous brunch buffets are happening around the county, all with lots of fresh fruit and pastries, eggs for all preferences (and Benedict, of course), meats from […]

Fly-In for a Unique View of Calaveras County


You know that feeling of excitement when you’re flying into a familiar city and you get to see all the landmarks you recognize, but from a whole new perspective?   Well there’s one day each year where visitors to Calaveras County can get a bird’s eye view of the Gold Country and it’s coming up […]

Get Ready for a Wild Ride through the Gold Country!


It’s hard to beat a springtime bike ride through the Gold Country – temperatures are mild, redbuds bursting with their purple flowers and fiery orange poppies punctuate the lush green hillsides.  It might just be the perfect way to cruise the foothills and take it all in at your own pace.  Luckily there’s Mr. Frog’s […]

Obsessing Over Spring

Daffodils at Ironstone

One of the great things about the onset of spring is all of the new scents, colors and sounds the season brings, it’s really an awakening of the senses.  And to get us in the spirit of spring, this weekend Ironstone Vineyards offers a true sensory immersion you won’t want to miss – the Spring […]

Inside a World of Wonder

Stories in Stones - Russ and Pam Shoemaker

The Story Behind One of Calaveras’ Iconic Businesses: Stories in Stones The mountains east of Bakersfield aren’t the first place you might expect to find shark’s teeth, but that’s just what Russ Shoemaker did.  In fact, he and his wife Pam have found hundreds of teeth and other fossils buried in the ancient soils on […]

February in Murphys Means Chocolate Indulgence


With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, chocoholics among us rejoice in the tradition of chocolate giving and receiving. And for those of us who seek consolation for our single-hood, chocolate is the perfect indulgence.

Score Free Ski Tickets from Bear Valley

Ski Bear Valley Mountain

Find out how to get free ski tickets from Bear Valley this season FOR this season, learn about military discounts and a fun contest that gets the winner a free season pass! We’ve got all kinds of reasons to get to Bear Valley this season!

The Howling Wolf of Murphys

Gray Wolf

Guest blog from Jucy Tales by Jo Diaz Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. The following story is one of my favorite memories of working in the Sierra Mountain region. It all happened in Calaveras County. It was a two and a half year gig. I intuitively knew going into it that it would […]

Top 10 Calaveras County Photos of 2013

Hovey Wines in Murphys

Check out the most popular Calaveras County photos of the year…

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