Sunshine in the hills

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Posted by Annie in Family Fun, Twain Harte News on December 26, 2010

The day after Christmas has turned out to be a gorgeous day. I had my doubts when the snow began falling last evening around 6 p.m. or so. A good inch of Sierra Cement fell through the night — the snow is really wet. It’s no wonder since the rain and snow fell intermittently right up through morning.

Basically, what we’ve been left with is a thin 1/2″ layer of slush, which, if the sun is any indication it won’t last long. It should be a wonderful day on the slopes at Dodge Ridge, with the fresh snowfall being added to the pack.

10″ of New Snowfall, Temp in the Mid 20’s, Perfect!

Sunday, Dec. 26 – Last night brought 10″ of fresh powder combined with cold temperature in the teens. For today we’ll have low temperatures in the mid 20’s with partly sunny skies and 41 groomed runs, by all definitions its going to be an incredible day on the slopes.

Kohl’s is having a sale in Sonora. If you haven’t already, sign up to receive e-mail specials from Kohl’s. Just today I received an e-mail taunting me with 15% additional savings — even on clearance merchandise. I do love saving money and if you plan to shop Kohl’s anyway, it just makes good financial sense to save as much as you can.

I read a rumor on Facebook over the weekend that Sonora will be seeing the addition of a Petco in the near future. In this economy it’s hard to believe so many large companies are taking a chance on building in Tuolumne County, especially in light of our high unemployment rate. Does anyone else have a sense of impending doom? Let’s hope all these new businesses bring prosperity to our area.

I’ll be cooking our Christmas turkey today (or tomorrow…), since it wasn’t thawed enough to cook yesterday. It was just as well, my guys were still recovering from their wonderful dinner at Grandma’s house. Last night, I warmed up some clam chowder and served it in my own homemade sour dough bread bowl — the results were appetizing.

We spent a nice quiet Christmas day at home as a family. It was refreshing. Did you celebrate Christmas at home at family or friends? Was it everything you hoped for?

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Summer Fun: Art, Music & Wine

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Posted by Annie in Family Fun, Twain Harte News on July 22, 2010

Heading up to Twain Harte for the weekend? Be prepared. My first visit to Twain Harte was during the Twain Harte Summer Festival, there were people everywhere. The 33rd annual Twain Harte Summer Arts and Wine Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Twain Harte.

You are sure to find something for everyone; young and old alike. The festival helps support our local volunteer fire department, so be sure to head up to Twain Harte bring the kids and enjoy the festivities. For more information pick up your free copy of the “Weekender,” published by The Union Democrat. You can find them at local businesses in Twain Harte and Sonora, turn to page 3.

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Happy Memorial Day

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Posted by Annie in Opinion on May 29, 2010

The town has swelled in numbers as is usual for Memorial Day weekend. I had a good chuckle yesterday. You would have thought it was Friday on a holiday weekend. I could hardly believe how many people were shopping at the Twain Harte Market.

Twain Harte Memorial Day Parade 2004

As I was checking out the produce section, I overheard one man telling another that it snows every month of the year here in Twain Harte. I don’t recall it actually snowing here in Twain Harte during the months of July and August but a little further up the hill and he would have it just about right.

I hope you brought your warm woolies this weekend, temperatures have been dipping down into the 40’s at night.

I’ve been talking to my mother, who still resides in Michigan. Here she is complaining about the heat and how temperatures have been in the 80’s. In fact, she finally turned her air conditioner on yesterday. It was just last week we put our portable heaters back in storage. So, with only one heater left here at the house, it’s been more than a little chilly.

The Twain Harte Lumber Store still has plenty of pellets if anyone is in need. I stopped in just yesterday and picked up a few extra bags to get us through the week. Temperatures are supposed to be down in the 40’s all week long. I can wait for the summer heat to hit.

Have a happy Memorial Day weekend. If you are looking for things to do this weekend, visit Annette’s Favorite Links.

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