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Bocce Ball is Back for the New Season!!!

said on April 13th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Wow! What a line at Lake of the Pines. What are all these people standing in line for? We don’t stand in lines at LOP! Why would we want that??? That would be ridiculous!

Unless…. there’s photo evidence…..

Each person is a team captain representing 10-12 players. Everyone is hoping to get their team’s favorite night to play…. and the sport is…. BOCCE BALL.

So I guess that’s worth standing in line once.

Last year LOP had 650 registered Bocce Ball players, and this year looks like there may be even more!

Bocce has become one of Lake of the Pine’ favorite pastimes, joining golf, tennis, water skiing, fishing, paddle ball, and . . . well, I could go on and on.  There is something fun happening every day and every night in our beloved community.  We are so doggone lucky to live here!  And if you don’t live here, you should think about it.  Give us a call.  We’ll help you find the perfect home so you can vacation year-round in your own back yard.

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Easter is Here!

said on March 30th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Whimsy

 

The LOP Eggstravaganza is this weekend! Everyone will be out at the Sports Lounge at 10 to get things started, then we’ll head out for all the activities!

 

 

The free Egg Hunt will be held on the Driving Range; there will be three separate levels for different age groups, so no toddlers have to brawl with the big kids to get any eggs, haha. Ages 0-3 get to start at 10:30, ages 4-7 at 10:40, and ages 8-12 are up at 10:50. Remember to bring your basket!

 

 

In front of the Golf Pro Shop you can sign up to play in the putting contest. All ages are welcome to join in and play, there  will be both a junior and adult course. It will be going from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. so be careful not to miss your egg hunting slot.

 

 

The Cake Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. on the grass at the Driving Range area. Tickets are $1.00 per turn and you can win a cake (or other dessert)!

Art Instructor Susie Bell will be wrangling the Painting Station, so feel free to stop by and paint a rock or make a wand, or plant a sunflower at our Flower Planting Station. There will also be plenty of free carnival style games to play.

 

 

If you start getting hungry, don’t fret, cause a Breakfast Buffet is offered for purchase in the Sports Lounge from 9:30 a.m.  until 11:00 a.m., plus Lunch service starting at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

CJ will be doing her Bunny thing again this year, so you’ll see her fully decked out in her costume so the kids can take pictures with the Easter bunny. She’ll be hipping and hopping about, so don’t hesitate to say hi!

 

 

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Paint the Town Blue for Mitch 5K/10K 2018

said on March 23rd, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Localism, Nevada City

 

 

The third annual Paint the Town Blue for Mitch 5K/10K will be this Sunday, March 25th at 10 am at Nevada Union, rain or shine. Feel free to run, walk or watch!

 

The run celebrates the life of Mitchell Thomas Adams; all are welcome. Teams are encouraged, but please do not bring dogs. Proceeds from the raffle go to Nevada Union Football, a new Health and fitness Building for the school, local dance, and a college scholarship for one of this year’s seniors.

 

 

By choosing to donate his organs and tissues, Mitch saved 5 lives and enriched many more. There will be information on organ and tissue donation provided by Sierra Donor Services as well as safe driving tips and support from California Highway Patrol.

 

To register, get more information, or to find out how you can help, please check out their website: http://www.5kfor68.com/

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Surprising Lakefront Home for Sale at Lake of the Pines: Four Seasons

said on April 4th, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Delightful year-round, this lakefront home is for sale at lovely Lake of the Pines between Auburn and Grass Valley, California.  These photos of the four seasons were taken during the past couple of years by the owner from her own back deck.

 

LOP sunset

Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more details or to schedule a private showing.

Summer Fun at Lake of the Pines

Summer Fun at Lake of the Pines

 

Summer Sunset at Lake of the Pines

Summer Sunset at Lake of the Pines

 

Autumn Serenity at Lake of the Pines

Autumn Serenity at Lake of the Pines

 

Autumn Colors at Lake of the Pines

Autumn Colors at Lake of the Pines

 

Early  Winter Morning at Lake of the Pines

Early Winter Morning at Lake of the Pines

 

Santa Claus at Lake of the Pines

Christmas Day at Lake of the Pines

 

Spring Morning at Lake of the Pines

Spring Morning at Lake of the Pines

 

Song of Spring at Lake of the Pines

Song of Spring at Lake of the Pines

Remember, these photos were taken by the owner from her back deck!

Call CJ  at 530-906-4715 for more information about this delightful home for sale at fabulous Lake of the Pines, California

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Spring Garden at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on April 3rd, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Localism

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The Jenkins Garden is in the ground, this morning, finished, kaput, one hundred percent!   Up here in the Sierra Foothills I am taking a bit of a chance (we occasionally get late spring cold snaps) but the weather is too beautiful, and I just couldn’t help myself, but, I compensated for my impatience with better preparation than usual.  Before the first seed or seedling went into the dirt:

  • Preliminary plan drawn on paper.
  • Weeds pulled by hand.
  • Fences and trellis’s (trellises?) repaired.  (This is DEER country!)
  • Irrigation systems redesigned, repaired, and tested (drip when I can; sprinkle when I must)
  • Many (many) wheel barrows of compost trundled over from the bin and dug in.
  • (Okay, kids, this is the scary part.  You may want to look away.  Slug and snail bait sprinkled around the perimeter.  Yeah, yeah, I know.)
  • Bird screens repaired and standing at the ready.
  • Every square inch raked and smoothed.

Time to go shopping!

Next:  Seeds and seedlings

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Planting Guide for February in the Sierra Foothills

said on February 15th, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Localism

What to plant in February

asparagus

Spare Guts!

(as my Pappy used to call them)

Flowers: transplant or direct seed snapdragons, candytufts, lilies, California Indian pinks, lily-of-the-valleys, larkspurs, Shasta and painted daisies, stock and coral bells.

Fruits and vegetables: Plant Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), strawberries and rhubarb.  Direct seed radishes, beets and chard.  Start peppers, tomatoes and eggplants indoors.  Plant bare-root asparagus now through April.  At lower elevations, plant potatoes now through May.

 

dill

Dill is a useful culinary herb

and attracts beneficial insects to your garden !

 

Trees and shrubs: Plant bare root ornamentals. Transplant living Christmas trees outside.  Buy Ceanothus and other drought-tolerant spring-blooming plants now to get the color you prefer.
Thanks to Placer County Master Gardeners!

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A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Dog

said on April 15th, 2015 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Whimsy

 

 

Real Estate Dog

Dharma eyes

Daily Checklist

  •  Wait for mom and dad to get up
  •  Say good morning
  •  Get first treat from mom
  •  Get morning pills from dad
  •  Eat breakfast
  •  Pee
  • Wait for dad to get ready
  • Go for ride in the truck
  • Get special treat at Starbucks
  • Go for long walk in a favorite place
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Pee
  • Help dad with real estate
  • Get a bite of dad’s doughnut
  • Nap in the truck
  • Check on grandma
  • Get TWO treats from grandma
  • Go home
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Nap in the shade
  • Get afternoon treat
  • Pee
  • Play with dad
  • Get evening pills from dad
  • Eat Dinner
  • Get secret treat from mom that dad doesn’t know about
  • Go for night patrol in the neighborhood with dad
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Get rubs
  • Fall asleep

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Free Outdoor Movie Night @ Bear River High School (near Lake of the Pines, Auburn, Ca.)

said on September 22nd, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Free Outdoor Movie Night @ Bear River High School benefiting the Bruins Baseball Booster’s Field of Dreams Project continue reading…

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Farmer’s Market Opens at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on July 16th, 2014 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

At last!  We have our own Farmer’s Market at Lake of the Pines.  Many Thanks to Laura Goldschneider and her platoon of volunteers.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The Farmers’ Market is every TUESDAY 5 – 7:30 p.m until September 30th.   After a “sold-out” opening on June 24, the Farmers’ Market team of volunteers has added another produce vendor and three more food vendors. The vendors are bringing lots more produce this week and we’ll have more craft vendors. Come see and buy!! These vendors need to realize that the LOP Market is worth participating in for our market to continue!!  See you Tuesday night!

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Celebrate The 2013 Holiday Season in Auburn, Ca and Nearby Communities ~ Cornish Christmas & Victorian Christmas

said on November 25th, 2013 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Celebrate The 2013 Holiday Season in Auburn, Ca and Nearby Communities ~ Cornish Christmas & Victorian Christmas continue reading…

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