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On the Course — Surviving the Deluge

February 17, 2017 — By Bill Hamilton, LWA Agronomist It’s  time   to   get   my   chlorophyll-stained   crystal   ball   out   of   the   Crown   Royal   bag   and   make   some Golf  Course  predictions.  First  of  all,  I’m  seeing  that  the  Course  is  in  good  shape  and  surviving  the  deluge. I prognosticate that the […]

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New Project for Smartsville Church Renovation

February 17, 2017 — By Kit Burton Visitors to Smartsville can appreciate the recent restoration work on the historic former Catholic Church.  The new front porch and steps with striking new Victorian hand railing represent significant progress by the Smartsville Church Restoration Fund, Inc. (SCRFI).  However functional and beautiful […]

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Help Save Our Bridge

February 17, 2017 — FACT SHEET History • Constructed in 1862 by David Wood as a part of the Virginia Turnpike. • Granted National Historic Designation, July 14, 1971. • California Registered Landmark #390, listed August 26, 1947. • American Society of Civil Engineers Historic Civil Engineering Landmark #14-1970. […]

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Editorial — Fee Deja Vu be better?

February 17, 2017 — Once again it is budget development time.  If Lake Wildwood were run like an “all-inclusive resort” the process would be easier.  In this scenario, all members would have open access to all amenities.  To create the budget, Administration would just identify all the appropriate costs […]

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Penn Valley welcomes new Western Sierra Medical Clinic

February 16, 2017 — Health care is finally coming to Penn Valley. Western Sierra Medical Clinic will open an office on Tuesday offering dental care Mondays through Wednesdays and medical care on Wednesdays only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a goal of extending their services as word […]

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Annie Coming to Penn Valley

February 15, 2017 — Where can you find intrigue, adventure, orphans and a bald cap? Right here in Penn Valley next month! Mark your calendar for “Annie Jr.” by the Pleasant Valley School Theater Department on Friday, March 10. Doors to the Pleasant Valley School gym open at 6:30 […]

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President’s Message: General Manager Resigns

February 15, 2017 — It is with great disappointment I announce that our General Manager Debbie Casey will be leaving us effective March 10, 2017. Debbie has accepted a wonderful opportunity at Hualalai Club, a Four Seasons Resort on the big island of Hawaii. Obviously while this is a […]

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Live, Laugh, Get Fit, Meet New Friends…Play Pickleball!

February 15, 2017 — By Gerry Cosby Are you in an exercise pickle? How about adding pickleball to your array of exercises for the New Year? PBall is a sport for all ages and one that is easy and fun to play. Best thing is, you can burn about  […]

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Community helping Community

February 15, 2017 — We live in a beautiful place, full of caring people who help each other. Recently, the Penn Valley Lions Club held the annual crab feed. This being our primary fund-raiser for over 23 years. We wish to thank all of the businesses and individuals who […]

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LETTER – Some Thoughts

February 15, 2017 — Here are some thoughts: Security: It has always seemed to me that we are weak in this department and deceive ourselves.  Yes we have gates to control the influx of visitors. But what determines who gets in and who doesn’t? Every contractor I deal with […]

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LETTER- Community Helping Community

February 15, 2017 — We live in a beautiful place, full of caring people who help each other. Recently, the Penn Valley Lions Club held the annual crab feed. This being our primary fund-raiser for over 23 years. We wish to thank all of the businesses and individuals who […]

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LETTER-Short Term Rentals

February 15, 2017 — We strongly disagree that there need be any sort of rule changes regarding short-term rentals. The following is a short list of many potential negative impacts from such a change: • Property values would be negatively impacted by restricting the rights of property owners to […]

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Message from the General Manager — The Oaks is OPEN!

February 15, 2017 — By Debbie Casey It  may  be  rainy  and  a  bit  gloomy  outside,  but  things  are  getting  brighter  at  The  Oaks!  The  19th Hole  has provided a nice gathering spot for friends seeking shelter from the weather. We have been able to offer a few of […]

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Gaines Slams Decision to Extend Drought Regulations

February 15, 2017 — Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today reacted to the California State Water Resources Control Board’s decision to extend the state’s emergency drought regulations. By voting to extend the regulations, urban water districts will be subject to an additional 270 days of consumption reports, “stress tests” […]

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Garden Club Plants 1,350 Daffodil Bulbs

February 15, 2017 — Soon to bloom are 1,350 daffodils planted in November by 17 members of the Garden Club at three locations: 700 at the pond fountain near the Main Gate, 350 at the lower level of the Community Center and 300 on the hillside at the North […]

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Cathy’s Space

February 15, 2017 — Tree Talk In late October, on a cold and rainy day, a very large oak tree fell onto our garage roof. Luckily, no one was hurt, but just seeing the damage that the massive tree did was frightening. I called the insurance company and within […]

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Pickleball Schedule

February 14, 2017 — Marina Courts #1-7-8-9: Drop-In Schedule 8 a.m.–Noon, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Court #1 is open for “soft play” for newbies and advanced newbies Reservations after noon–7 p.m. http://www.usptaplayer.com/club/lk_wildwood/ Reservation Schedule 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday http://www.usptaplayer.com/club/lk_wildwood/ Meadow Park Courts #10-11: Reservations Only Reservations only […]

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Editor’s Notes

February 14, 2017 — Our Public Safety Committee hosts a discussion on golf cart driving safety next week. Special guest speaker will be CHP officer Greg Tassone. Included will be talking points about Senior Citizen driving tips. While none of us qualify as “Senior Citizen” yet, it may be […]

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Obituary of Julia Orton Wagner

December 28, 2016 — Julia Wagner Julia Orton Wagner, of Lake Wildwood, CA, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016. She was 97. Julie was born March 30, 1919, in Widtsoe, Utah, to Grover Cleveland Orton and Clara Beebe Orton. She was the middle of eleven children. She married George H. […]

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Gold Country Meals On Wheels

October 20, 2016 — Meals on Wheels is one of the best and oldest services in Nevada County. Since 1987, Gold Country Meals on Wheels has been delivering hot, nutritious meals five days a week to homebound seniors throughout our county and has begun to deliver dog and cat […]

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