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Own a complete collection of Friends and Neighbors Magazine

Own a complete collection of Friends and Neighbors Magazine

Missed any issues of FAN? Purchase a complete collection of all 38 issues of Friends and Neighbors Magazine, available boxed or unboxed.

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Correcting the record: Silver Lake history

Editor’s note: Two FAN readers, Mavis Sare and Frank Tortorich, cited a historical inaccuracy in our Summer 2017 issue about who killed three men in 1848 near Silver Lake (“A day at the lake,” page 14). Mr. Tortorich sent this letter to

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2017 Veterans Day Events

2017 Veterans Day Events

Central Sierra Veterans Day events.

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Save a Life: CPR and Other First-Aid Classes

Save a Life: CPR and Other First-Aid Classes

Local, regional and online options for learning CPR, AED and first aid.

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Free Music in the Parks 2017

Free Music in the Parks 2017

Tap your toes to free music in the parks.

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Eye on Town Hall

Eye on Town Hall

By Suzy Hopkins Donald Trump’s indictment of the news media as “the enemy of the American people” got me thinking. In essence, the press is supposed to be a representative of the American people — people who for reasons of

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Single-Handedly #3: Stroke Isn’t Always the End of Life

Single-Handedly #3: Stroke Isn’t Always the End of Life

Read the full story of Charlie (a pseudonym used to protect her privacy) in the Winter 2016-’17 issue of Friends and Neighbors Magazine, available at these locations and many more. Read more from Charlie online in Readers’ Journal. By Charlie Rioux Greetings: This

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Farmers Markets 2017

Farmers Markets 2017

Find fresh produce, wine, honey and more at these foothill farmers markets.

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Organ and Tissue Donation by the Numbers

Organ and Tissue Donation by the Numbers

Think you’re too old to be an organ donor? Think again. There’s no age limit. The key factor is the health of the organs or tissues involved.

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‘Love is in the Air’ with Annual Hospice Fundraiser

HOSPICE PRESS RELEASE: Love is in the air as Hospice of Amador & Calaveras gears up for their 8th annual “Take a Chance on Love” Valentine’s Day Raffle. This annual raffle has grown into one of the most important fundraisers

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VA Seeks Veterans 60 or Older for Technology Interviews

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is conducting a new study of technology use by area veterans ages 60 years and older. The good news? You don’t need to know anything about technology to participate. The study involves a

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National Weather Service forecast

Click here for Monday’s forecast and outlook from the National Weather Service: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.9842&lon=-120.381&lg=english&&FcstType=text

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ATCAA Welcomes New Executive Director

ATCAA Welcomes New Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE, Jan. 3, 2017: The Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) announced today that Rajeev (Raj) Rambob will serve as the new ATCAA Executive Director effective 1/1/17 replacing Shelly Hance who is retiring at the end of the year

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Calaveras Community Foundation Announces 2017 Competitive Grants Period

Calaveras Community Foundation Announces 2017 Competitive Grants Period

From calaverascommunityfoundation.org: Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) will, again, focus on initiatives for 2017’s grant giving. The four initiatives are: Aging in Place for Seniors, Support for Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and new for 2017, County Youth

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New Homes Rise on Butte-Ravaged Land

New Homes Rise on Butte-Ravaged Land

Calaveras Recovers, a nonprofit organized in the fire’s aftermath to help its hundreds of victims, reports two homes under construction on the burn.

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Cubs clobber curse (but if I’m dreaming, don’t wake me)

Cubs clobber curse (but if I’m dreaming, don’t wake me)

So what do I do now? Over the decades I became practiced, even skilled at chronicling the epic failures of the Cubs. As a longtime fan raised in the Chicago area, I had lived through decades of futility, heartbreak and

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2016 Veterans Day Events

2016 Veterans Day Events

Events on and around Veterans Day honoring military veterans in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties.

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Animal Evacuation Checklist

Animal Evacuation Checklist

Small animals What to pack for household pets Emergency kit Prepare a disaster kit and store it within easy reach. Include for each pet: vaccination records care instructions (include frequency, type and amount of food, medications) current photo (even better,

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About This Resource Section

With the March 2015 launch of our new website, we’re expanding our resource listings to help you quickly connect with more agencies, organizations and information useful to boomers, seniors and their families. Email suggestions for useful non-commercial links to editor@seniorfan.com.

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Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne County Public Safety Links

Quick links to police and fire departments, emergency alert systems’ registration pages and more.

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Regional Birding Hotspots

Regional Birding Hotspots

This list was included in our Spring 2016 story, “Birders of a Feather.”  Tuolumne County Groveland Community Services District Wastewater Treatment Plant Yosemite National Park (Tuolumne Meadows, Hodgdon Meadow, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Poopenaut Valley, White Wolf Campground) Cherry Lake Road Pinecrest

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The Forgetful Frog #21: Cultivating Courage, Entertaining Hope

The Forgetful Frog #21: Cultivating Courage, Entertaining Hope

Froggy hops into limerick mode: “Words reflect kindness. I think you will find this, If compassion you have just a smidgen.

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Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services contact information for Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne and Stanislaus counties.

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Amador County Civic and Business Links

Quick links to municipal agencies, business groups and more.

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About Experts’ Corner

About Experts’ Corner

Experts’ Corner is a new section in which FAN’s advertisers share their expertise directly with readers, in their own words. Read on for informative articles on health, safety and more.  

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Calaveras County Civic and Business Links

Quick links to municipal agencies, business groups and more.

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Call-A-Day Program Seeks Call Recipients

Call-A-Day Program Seeks Call Recipients

Do you know a woman who might benefit from a daily phone call from a caring volunteer? “We have plenty of volunteers, but right now we have only six women who receive calls,” says Twain Harte resident Virginia Wiest of

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About Readers’ Journal

About Readers’ Journal

Readers’ Journal is a place where readers of Friends and Neighbors Magazine or visitors to the FAN website can share their own stories, poems, personal reflections and photos. Email submissions to editor@seniorfan.com. Submissions will be edited only for significant grammar or spelling errors

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Best Advice: Grandkids, This One’s for You

Best Advice: Grandkids, This One’s for You

FAN asked attendees at the 2014 Tuolumne County Health Fair to share their best advice for their grandchildren.

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thank you..

Thank you old folks for being you and passing down great wisdom and great stories.

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Tuolumne County Civic and Business Links

Quick links to municipal agencies, business groups and more.

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Address Signs for Safety

Address Signs for Safety

Sources for reflective signs that make it easy for fire, police or paramedics to find your house.

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Agencies Assisting Seniors and their Families

Agencies Assisting Seniors and their Families

Nonprofit organizations or county departments serving older adults in the region.

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Animal Rescue & Adoption Resources

Animal Rescue & Adoption Resources

Are you looking for a new best friend or do you have time to help animal adoption and rescue groups? A list of contacts across the region.

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Great Health Fair volunteers

The gals that manned your booth at the Health Fair were just wonderful and so informative

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Canoe or Kayak Paddles in the Mother Lode

Canoe or Kayak Paddles in the Mother Lode

Put-in locations and other info to help you plan your next trip to these foothill lakes, reservoirs and rivers.

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Blessed!!!

I am so blessed to keep up with Sonora and the happenings around town, thanks to Suzy and Chris and the incredible staff at Friends and Neighbors Magazine! You are what living in a small, caring, giving town is all

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FAN’s Joy of Grandparenting Photo Contest

FAN’s Joy of Grandparenting Photo Contest

The results are in for FAN’s 2015 Joy of Grandparenting Photo Contest, and they couldn’t be cuter. Click here to see the winners and a slideshow of all entries.

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Gun Clubs

Gun Clubs

Central Sierra gun clubs, shooting centers and ranges.

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The Forgetful Frog #9: Exploring Why We Write

The Forgetful Frog #9: Exploring Why We Write

The author, who asks to remain anonymous, is a foothills resident in her 50s who writes with the help of a computer tablet and speech-recognition software. She hopes that her notes on coping with the physical and emotional aspects of disability will help others facing difficult challenges know that they are not alone.

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Fire Hydrant

Hi, I found the fire hydrant on page —-  It was on top of the —– (Editor’s note: Jack’s contest info redacted, however, you are now entered in our summer drawing!)

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Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups

These agencies and groups offer help to caregivers.

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Butte Fire Victims: Resources and Help

Butte Fire Victims: Resources and Help

Information on and links for long-term help available to individuals and families affected by this disaster.

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The Forgetful Frog #7: Success Comes to Those Who Have Striven

The Forgetful Frog #7: Success Comes to Those Who Have Striven

The author, who asks to remain anonymous, is a foothills resident in her 50s who writes with the help of a computer tablet and speech-recognition software. She hopes that her notes on coping with the physical and emotional aspects of disability will help others facing difficult challenges know that they are not alone.

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Commissions on Aging

Commissions on Aging

These volunteer panels serve as a voice for seniors throughout the foothills.

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True charity

Meals on wheels is a true charity. I know where my donations go when giving to this cause, to feed, provide transportation and companionship for the needy. Not a more deserving charity out there than this one.

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Friends and Neighbors

that it is the best magazine ever produced!   Editor’s Note: Want to “Say Something Nice” about one of your own friends and neighbors, family members or coworkers … or even a perfect stranger? Here’s the link: http://seniorfan.com/say-something-nice/    

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Creative Outlets: Art Classes, Writing Groups & Much More

Creative Outlets: Art Classes, Writing Groups & Much More

Where to explore your creative side in Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras and Mariposa counties.

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Day Trips, Recreation & Gambling

Day Trips, Recreation & Gambling

Quick links to indoor and outdoor fun in the foothills.

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Depression and Suicide Prevention Resources

Depression and Suicide Prevention Resources

Click here for a substantial list of resources to help those coping with depression.

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