Welcome to the Friends and Neighbors website, a companion to our quarterly, full-color magazine devoted to seniors, Boomers and their families in California's Sierra Nevada foothills.
Dedicated FAN fans, of course, will want to read the magazine fresh off the presses for the full roster of stories, photos and community resources it provides. We now distribute 18,000 quarterly copies at more than 480 sites in Tuolumne, Calaveras & Amador counties and by mail to subscribers who enjoy easy and early access to each new issue for just $25 a year.
But our magazine runneth over. So here you'll find even more information: upcoming events, links to senior resources, and a rich archive of key stories from each issue dating back to the magazine's June 2008 launch. New stories are posted three months after publication in FAN.
Here also you can submit advertising requests, calendar items, FAN mail, story ideas, or "volunteers needed" notices to run in the next issue. In the meantime, enjoy exploring our site!
Be sure to browse through all the categories to read more from Friends and Neighbors!
- Recital promises more fun than you can shake a catheter at
- At Jamestown barbershop, it’s beer-thirty all the time
- Seeing red after a two-bit crime against nature, neighbors
- Requiem for a Pilot
- Slow? No problem! Join the crowd at April 20th Old Mill Run
- League lament: Guess who’s coming to eat us for dinner
- What’s in a name? Eternal internet infamy
- How our $1,000 chicken laid a golden egg
- Tuolumne County’s Road to Nowhere: Hang ‘Em High Way?
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