Calaveras Enterprise

The Bottom Line: Free business workshops Saturday

Sierra Green Day organizers are offering a business education program in the Native Sons Hall, 389 Main St., and Murphys Community Park Saturday, as well as a number of activities and offerings including seminars on sustainable living. Live music, food and vendor booths will be featured in Murphys Community Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A dinner is also planned for 6 p.m.

Concurrent interactive business discussions will be offered in the Native Sons Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The schedule includes: Supervisor Cliff Edson on “How to Start a Business in Calaveras County” and Elena Linehan, “Volunteering – Matching Yourself to the Greatest Good” at 10:30 a.m.;  Jan Hovey and Tricia Slavik Wilhelm, “How to Market Your Business in the Mother Lode” and Jean Mackey and Ernie LaCarra Babor, “How to Prepare for a Job Search” at 11:30 a.m.; Bill Soest, “Greening Your Business” at 1 p.m.; Mackey and Babor, “How to Use Mother Lode Job Training” at 2 p.m.; Cole Przbyla, “How to Use New Technologies to Market and Grow Your Business” and Bill Withuhn, “The Art of Landing a Good Job” at 3 p.m.; Trudy Lackey, “How and Why to Write a Business Plan” and Emily Dondero, “How to Start a Green Business” at 4 p.m.

All workshops are free of charge and require no reservations. Dinner costs $20 and advance reservations are required. For more information and complete schedule of offerings, visit

Women’s Network meets Tuesday

The Calaveras County Women’s Network will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. Featured speaker is Cecile Robinson, independent consultant for Rodan and Fields Dermatologist, who will talk about customer service.

Cost for the diner is $23 for members and $25 for non-members. Deadline for reservations is Friday and reservations can be made by emailing or online at

Solid waste company changes ownership

Calaveras County waste collection has changed hands from S.E.I. Solid Waste to Cal-Waste Recovery Systems, owned by Dave Vaccarezza, president, and the largest area-owned waste collection company in the region.

“Scheduled waste collection days will remain the same, although they may change in the months ahead as we look to create new efficiencies and improve your service,” Vaccarezza said. “You will receive notification prior to any change in your collection schedule.”

Contact phone numbers remain the same and customers will continue to use the same curbside carts.

“We look forward to working with county staff to develop a plan to improve the look and quality of waste collection service in Calaveras County,” Vaccarezza added. “There is a lot of work to be done and it will take some time, but we are committed to the results.”

Founded by the Vaccarezza family in 1927, Cal-Waste continues its commitment to protecting the environmental and economic health of communities.

To reach Cal-Waste, call 795-1532 or visit

Rescheduled event embraces fall

Gold Country Day, hosted by the Angels Camp Business Association, City of Angels and the Angels Camp Commemorative Committee, was rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 19, due to smoke from the Rim Fire.

“We are still taking applications for vendors of all types,” reported Anne Forest of the Angels Camp Business Association. “We lost six vendors because of the postponement but gained five new ones because they can be here on the 19th. But we have lots of room and can always take more. We’re also looking for vendors with pumpkins, costumes and masks, as the event will run two weeks from Halloween.”

Volunteers are also still being sought.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Angels Camp, and Main Street will be closed at Sam’s Way to the Highway 49 and Vallecito Road intersection from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 The celebration includes a commemoration of the 165 years since the founding of Angels Camp, street fair, activities and entertainment including Western gun fights, a frog jump at the Visitors Center, miners’ encampment, vendors of all descriptions, street performers, food and drink concessions and a variety of music including Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, as well as area bands.

For information or a vendor application, email or call 736-1333.

Day care opens in Angels Camp

Stephanie Schuler has opened Lil’ Schuz Day Care, 476 S. Main St., Angels Camp, a preschool, day care and after school facility. Newly licensed, Schuler is excited about offering this service to parents in the area.

Lil’ Schuz employs three area residents and offers a six-to-one adult-to-child ratio.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will soon expand to 8 p.m. For more, call 736-4846.

Wine on Main returns to San Andreas Oct. 19

The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce will present the second annual Wine on Main event from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, on Main Street in San Andreas.

Main Street will be closed to through traffic and lined with wineries for wine sampling. Entry fee is $20 and participants will receive a commemorative etched wineglass. In addition to Calaveras wineries, arts and craft vendors are invited to set up displays and sell high-quality art and handmade items. Tickets for the event will be available later in September.

Contact Diane Gray, executive director of the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce, for more information at 754-5400.

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