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Thomas Edward Bray Jr.

Dec. 31, 1947 — June 3, 2014 Thomas Edward Bray Jr., of Placerville, born Dec. 31, 1947, died June 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m., at Calvary Chapel Placerville, 6575 Commerce Way in Diamond Springs, Calif.

Leg loss won’t slow Bray

If it weren’t for the prosthetic leg replacing her right leg from the knee down, one would never know that Carly Bray had been in accident last year. She’s a cheery, bubbly teenager who, at the time of the interview, was looking forward to Safe and Sober Grad Night — now having graduated — and […]

Braydon is a duplex that’s full of features

The Braydon is a charming, two-story duplex that packs a lot of living area into a fairly narrow footprint. Entry porches and rear patios are widely separated, for maximum privacy. Each unit has three bedrooms. Four gables face the street. The widest caps both garages, while the narrower front gable highlights the extended garage on […]

Shriner sponsors Bray

When Kevin Brown, owner of Breaker Glass, heard that Carly Bray had lost her leg, he knew immediately he had to help. Brown, a Shriner, e-mailed El Dorado High School Principal Matt Barnes. Brown’s son attended the school, as did Bray. When Barnes informed the Bray family that Brown would be submitting an application for […]

Festival celebrates barber

The fifth annual Barbera Festival will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This year, the festival will be held at Terra d’Oro Winery, the original home of barbera in Amador County. Just a ½ mile down the street from the previous location, Terra d’Oro’s large meadow, nestled among the vineyards under […]

Diamond teams ready for playoffs

One El Dorado County high school baseball and two softball teams get the postseason underway the first part of the week, all on the road. Today, Golden Sierra (9-11) baseball enters the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs as the Sierra Delta League’s No. 3 seed and the division’s No. 9 seed. In an outbracket game, […]

Lady Grizzlies roar into playoffs

CITRUS HEIGHTS — Within 24 hours, the Golden Sierra and San Juan softball teams combined to score 48 runs in their two Sierra Delta League contests — one third by the Grizzlies Wednesday in their 16-7 win over the host Spartans to determine third place and the league’s last playoff slot. That formula has worked for […]

Softball: Lady Grizzlies tame Lions

GARDEN VALLEY — Allie Widmann stood tall for the Golden Sierra High softball team in Thursday afternoon’s 20-1 home non-league win against Leroy Green Academy. The 4-foot-11 Lady Grizzly senior shortstop went 2-for-2 and drove in three runs. She also walked two times and scored three of Golden Sierra’s runs. One of Widmann’s hits came in the […]

County Sports League

Wrestling Tournament  Sixth-eighth grade 70s — 1-Zach Ratcliff, GTR; 2-Aiden Joyce, MAR; 3-Zach Cox, MAR 76s — 1-Riley Jones, GTR; 2-Cameron Douglas. 89s — 1-Bradley Morris, GTR; 2-Matt Chapman, GEO; 3-Brayden Brunius, CAM; 4-Nate Amann, MAR. 95s — 1-Miles Tresser, CMP, 2-Daniel Bunantello, GEO; 3-Rory Hidgon, MAR; 4-Jeremiah Holton, SR. 103s — 1-Luis Ramirez, MAR; […]

Free passes haunt Golden Sierra girls

GARDEN VALLEY — A base-clearing three-run double highlighted Valley Christian’s seven-run third-inning Monday as the Lions posted a 14-3 nonleague victory over host Golden Sierra. The Grizzlies showed some late life in the fifth inning with a pair of runs — not enough to extend the mercy rule-shortened game further. “It was good to play […]

Roundup: Mar. 27, 2015

Golf El Dorado 228, Union Mine 238 — 9 holes at Cold Springs CC, par 36. ED scores: Christian Grier, 40; Gabe Fierro 41; Auston Wells, 44; Cody Pugh, 49; Anthony Smylie, 54; Mason Porter, 58. UM scores: Medalist Tyler Peterson, 36; Nate Jetton, 40; Johnny Cray, 49; Zack Gutierrez, 54; Curtis Regan, 59; Zach […]

Roundup: Mar. 25, 2015

Baseball Ponderosa 8, El Camino 4 — The Bruins scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to erase a 4-3 deficit Monday. Oak Ridge 9, Rocklin 0 — Kyle Lucke pitched a one-hitter Monday and struck out seven as the Trojans moved to 4-0 in the Sierra Foothill League. Oak Ridge scored […]

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Golden Sierra 12, Foresthill 4 — The Grizzlies tallied seven runs in the sixth inning of Saturday’s win. El Dorado 1, Galt 10 — The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and four-hit the Cougars. Union Mine 5, Rosemont 6 — The host Wolverines rallied with five runs in the […]

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 10, Woodcreek 7 — The visiting Trojans put on their rally caps again in Wednesday’s league road game. Oak Ridge (2-0 in the SFL, 7-0) trailed 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning when it scored four runs for a 9-6 lead. The Trojans added their final run in the sixth. Jake Hathaway, plus Troy teammates […]

Junior ‘Superheroes’ fly into the Harris Center

Strange things have been happening in Capital City. The news reports on Channel 1 Television say that there have been highly unusual sunspot activities. Electrical devices have been behaving wildly and suddenly reality TV shows appear to make sense. In the middle of all this, the Junior League of Superheroes (Invisigirl, Stupendous Boy, ElectroZap, Zip […]

See what is Behind the Cellar Door

The Amador Vintners Association presents events every year celebrating the fine wines produced in Amador County by the 42 member wineries. On Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, Amador’s finest wineries are opening their cellar doors to showcase the extraordinary vintages that are crafted inside. One of the unique aspects during Behind the Cellar […]

Belltower: A new adventure

This is my last column. Today is also my last day as editor of the Mountain Democrat. I am retiring. By the time you read this column I will have already left the building, so any calls will not be returned. I started my newspaper career late in life. I served four years in the […]

As we were: Chamber news

25 Years ago Jan. 26, 1990 Chamber installs new officers, presents annual awards Jim Barber assumed the duties of president of the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce Jan. 18 at the annual awards and installation dinner. The new president hopes to see business development in the area that will bring a long-term investment to the […]

Mike Franceschi

Nov. 28, 1961 – Jan. 1, 2015 Mike Franceschi was born Nov. 28, 1961 in Placerville, Calif. He passed away on Jan. 1, 2015 in Placerville. Mike was preceded in death by his mother Shirley Franceschi and father Leone Franceschi. He is survived by his son Brandon Franceschi of Cameron Park, Calif; daughter Kristen Franceschi […]

Parade favorite returns

If you’re on the fence about going to this year’s Hangtown Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7, Chaco has some great advice: Get off your … donkey and get on down there! Chaco the white burro will be there with his pal Sherian Kutzera, making the trip from Shingle Springs to star as one of […]

Marcus Iten Bacchi

Nov. 24, 1973 — Nov. 3, 2014 Marcus Iten Bacchi was born in Tamuning, Guam, and moved to El Dorado County at age four with his parents, Chuck and Judy Bacchi, and his brother, Charles. He attended Gold Trail Elementary and graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1992. He graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in […]

GDPUD election

EDITOR: Kathy Otermat’s campaign ads and signs are continuing a pattern of deception she began in the 2010 election. She keeps harping on the general manager’s salary increases without telling the rest of the story in what apparently is a deliberate attempt to inflame the public about the GM’s compensation. Each year until 2005 all […]

Wining in downtown Amador City

Saturday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Amador City presents Downtown Wine in the Streets of Amador City. More than 15 wineries will pour their award-winning wines on Old Highway 49. Guests will drink fine Amador wines to the backdrop of a charming old western town. Fine cheeses and artisan breads will be provided to complement […]

Preston Castle wine tasting and tour

IONE — Taste the fine wines of Amador County and enjoy the aura of the historical Preston Castle 3-6 p.m. Sept. 13. Experience the history and feel the sensation of the past. Attendees will sample fine wines, poured by 15 different wineries, from commemorative Preston Castle wine glasses. Sip a glass of wine, enjoy a […]

Sand Fire efforts

EDITOR: I wish to thank everyone who had concerns about the residents of the area and who called or e-mailed me direct. I am so very proud of the accomplishments derived from Cal Fire’s Prop. 40-CFIP grants that cleared Wolverine, Jaguar, Tripp Road and a portion of Freshwater; Grant 508 clearing of Freshwater, Vintage Trail […]

Rush sit a win from Series

NOGALES, Ariz. — The El Dorado Hills Rush doubled up Southern California 6-3 Wednesday night to move to 5-1 at the West Regional Tournament at Fleischer Park. The victory set up a rematch with Nogales (Arizona District 8), the host team who earlier dealt El Dorado Hills a 7-6 setback. The winner advances to the […]

Roundup: July 22, 2014

Dolphin stats VFCAL Meet Girls 6 and under — 25 free: 1-Emma Frazer, 22.19; 4-Maggie Yost, 24.96; 7-Heidi Schneider, 26.57. 25 back: 1-Frazer, 25.77; 4-Amelia Leo-Frazee, 27.94; 5-Yost, 29.27. 100FR: 1-Frazer, Yost, Hannah Musgrove, Schneider, 1:43.17; 4-Pearl Cooney, Lauren Dorrough, Maya Musgrove, Sage Warren, 1:57.54.; 5-Leo-Frazee, Emily Murphy, Meagan Sare, Naomi Morgan, 2:05.06. 7-8 — […]

Dolphins ring up another title

CITRUS HEIGHTS — The Dry Diggin Dolphins’ swim program captured its fourth straight Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League championship last weekend — outpointing four other clubs at Rusch Park. While Orangevale gave the Dry Diggins’ squad a run for its money in first-place finishes, the Dolphins still won 32 of 84 events. The boys registered […]

Hansen walk-off gives Rush title

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Rush baseball team has won one tournament championship and is looking for another. Competing in the Intermediate 50/70 division of the Nor Cal Divisional Tournament last week in Chowchilla, the Rush posted a 4-1 record that included winning the title game, 7-6, on a walk-off home run by Nate Hansen. Prior to […]

EMDT goes wild with ‘The Jungle Book’

What: “The Jungle Book” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Stage One at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway on the Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom When: Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. and matinée at 2 p.m. Cost: $13.50 to $28 Information: harriscenter.net or 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through […]

Gold Rush, Divide 9/10s knocked out

ROSEVILLE — The Gold Rush 9/10 All Stars out-hit Folsom American 14-9 in Tuesday’s elimination game at Richards Field. But Folsom took advantage of seven walks, two hit batters and two fielder’s choices to post a 15-5 mercy rule-shortened win. After Folsom jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, Gold Rush responded […]

Celebrate at Homewood art fest

The Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates Independence Day weekend with the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival taking place Friday through Sunday, July 4 through 6, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. This free event brings together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of […]

Suzanne Marie Panell

Feb. 9, 1959 — June 12, 2014 Suzanne Marie Panell passed away peacefully but far too soon on June 12, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a determined struggle with cancer. She was a loving mother to her three sons, Brandon (Alison), Travis (Joann) and Nathan (Chenoa). She is also survived by her brothers, Gerald Panell […]

Dolphins relay team sets new mark

RANCHO CORDOVA — Many victories came Saturday for the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team against Cordova. The Dolphins won their second consecutive meet of the season, 1,765-1,144. In addition, the Dolphin 9-10 boys 100 freestyle relay team of Trevor Parsons, Daniel Owen, Jayson Benedetto and Mark Barsotti set a new team record while taking took […]

Dolphins too much for Tiger Sharks

Brionna Schafter was one of the big winners for the Dry Diggin Dolphins swim team, which posted its second consecutive victory with a 1,570-1338 win over the Orangevale Tiger Sharks on Saturday. Schafer, who swam for the Union Mine High girls swim team, competed in the girls 15-18 age division, where she took first place […]

Charlotte I. Bolin Taylor

1923 — May 2, 2014 Charlotte I. Bolin Taylor passed away on May 2, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. She was born in 1923 in South Dakota. She attended Heald Business College in Sacramento and married Charles Taylor in 1943. She was executive secretary to the base commanders at McClellan AFB for more than 30 years […]

Raise your glass for a good cause

The Rotary Clubs of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills host Wine at Town Center on Saturday, June 14. This annual fundraiser showcases El Dorado, Amador and San Joaquin counties’ fine wineries, breweries and local restaurants and at the same time provides funding for Rotary projects and programs. Guests will also have the chance to […]

Dolphins win opener

The Dry Diggin Dolphin swimmers opened their season Saturday with a resounding win over visiting Arden Manor, 1,951-611, as the Dolphins won 78 of 84 events. In the battle of the Dolphins for top spots, the breakdown saw the girls win 1,047-293, and the boys prevailed 904-318, as both turned in multiple wins. On the girls’ […]

Bronze Medals

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Silver Medals

E&J Gallo Winery NV Any Sparkling Wine Brut Cuvee California Barefoot Bubbly Weibel Family Vineyard & Winery NV Pomegranate Sparkling Grape Wine with Natural Flavors California E&J Gallo Winery NV Any Sparkling Wine Moscato Spumante California Barefoot Bubbly E&J Gallo Winery NV Any Sparkling Wine Pink Moscato California Barefoot Bubbly Shadow Ranch 2013 Sauvignon Blanc […]

Grizzlies battle in loss to Falcons

GARDEN VALLEY — Monday the Golden Sierra baseball team put up a good fight at home against the Vacaville Falcons but couldn’t pull through and lost 7-2, leaving the Grizzlies in third place in the Sierra Delta League and awaiting the start of the playoffs. It was close until the bottom of the third inning […]

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