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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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Summer Bocce Ball in Full Swing at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on July 14th, 2014 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

20140714_193224_resizedThe sixth week of Bocce Ball league play continues tonight, Monday, July 14.  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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Exciting find in Alta Sierra, Ca. (Grass Valley) BRING YOUR TOYS!

said on June 11th, 2014 filed under: Alta Sierra, Grass Valley, Localism

Exciting find in Alta Sierra, Ca. (Grass Valley) BRING YOUR TOYS! continue reading…

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Fish from your own back yard! 23418 Shadow Dr Auburn (Lake of the Pines) CA

said on May 8th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Fish from your own back yard!  23418 Shadow Dr Auburn (Lake of the Pines) CA continue reading…

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Community Event – BRHS (Auburn, Ca.) Library Fundraiser

said on March 23rd, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Community Event – BRHS (Auburn, Ca.)  Library Fundraiser continue reading…

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Beautiful Alamo, Ca. Home for Sale

said on March 11th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Beautiful Alamo, Ca. Home for Sale continue reading…

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Nevada City, Ca. Home for Sale ~ Walk To Town, Stores and Schools!

said on March 11th, 2014 filed under: Localism, Nevada City

Nevada City, Ca. Home for Sale ~ Walk To Town, Stores and Schools!  continue reading…

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Getting By with Nothing

said on March 4th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Getting By with Nothing

One of my Facebook friends, the indomitable Kelly Pettit, posed the question:  How do people without jobs for years get by? If I lost my job, I would be homeless in about four months. What gives?

I was struck by the creativity and diversity of the responses.  Here are selections from her “thread.”

  • You learn to live on less
  • Families or spouses take over paying for your life
  • Crime
  • Off-books work
  • Closet slum lords
  • Cut out everything superfluous:  cable, snacks, heat, trips, car
  • Mommy and daddy’s trust fund
  • Cashing in the 401K
  • Sell your house and live a low key life for probably 15 years
  • Student loans
  • Family care giving exchanges
  • Tiny businesses
  • Carpenters always find something to do
  • Renting out your family home and living with your spouse and children in another house
  • Get unemployment for a while
  • Spend your savings
  • Juggle credit cards
  • Get a bit of help from family and friends
  • Foreclosures by banks usually take up to 2 years, so you can live in your house without making a payment

(my note: sometimes foreclosures move with breath-taking speed, so don’t count on that two year period of “breathing room.”)

A couple of Kelly’s respondents offer these positive perspectives:

  • There are ways to make it through life on very little.  I have to say I truly enjoy the simpler life, as opposed to always being on the go, and stressed beyond belief.
  • Some of my happiest times in life was when I was struggling . . . and it was all about being together and it really was *good*.  Later, when we were flush, not so much.

A deep bow of respect and gratitude to the contributors to Kelly’s post.

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Bear River High School Fundraiser – Auburn, Ca.

said on February 19th, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Bear River High School  – Auburn, Ca.  is having a Fundraiser for Grad Night! What a great excuse to NOT cook dinner! Tickets do need to be pre-ordered by calling 916-672-7234 or 530-268-3449. continue reading…

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Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.) Social Club First Meeting was a Great Success!

said on February 4th, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.) Social Club First Meeting was a Great Success! continue reading…

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