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Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel

Meet Our

Lucky Winners

KEVIN Modesto


LAURA Valley Springs


ALFREDO Woodbridge


We’re making Jackson Rancheria better for you!

To our guests, There are so many changes coming to Jackson Rancheria that I hardly know where to start. Everything you love about this place is getting better. You are about to start seeing all the effort we’ve put into refreshing and renewing our Casino and Hotel. And a lot of what you will be seeing is based on your very own ideas. We’ve listened to your comments and based many changes on what you told us you want to see here. At the Hotel in the next few months we will be opening newly renovated rooms, complete with flat screen TVs. At your request we’re adding a convenient breakfast and coffee bar, and our wonderful Ballroom will soon be available again for concerts, special events, and much more. An entirely new gaming area will open in the Casino by the end of this year with more room for you to enjoy your favorite games. The new area will feature Table Games, Slots, and a totally new High Limit Room complete with its own Hosts. It will also have a new Dreamcatcher’s Club® booth and Cashier. Everything is being designed so you have more room to play, shorter lines, and better service. And there’s much more to

come. Over the next 24 months you can expect to see: • Our flagship Lone Wolf’s restaurant re-opening in the Eagle’s Nest area of the Casino, with a full bar • Larger restaurants for shorter lines, faster service, and more menu options. • New curbside drop-off area at the main Lobby, close to the escalator and front desk. • An elevator at the Valet entrance. Two of your most consistent requests will be answered next year - the return of Bingo and an expanded non-smoking area. By the end of 2011 Dalton Town Hall will be converted to an entirely non-smoking gaming area featuring Table Games, Slots, Poker and a small 250-seat Bingo area. We’re doing everything we can to enhance your gaming, dining, lodging, and entertainment experiences. Stick around and see how your ideas evolve into even more of what you enjoy, Rancheria Style®! Cordially,

Rich Hoffman CEO, Jackson Rancheria

JUNE 2010 • VOLUME 9 • NUMBER 6 Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel • 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642 800-822-WINN • VP Marketing & Special Events: Ron Olivero Director of Marketing: Mike Pistoia Content Developer: Carol Cook Graphics Manager: Cleave Dal Porto

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The Arrow is published monthly by Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior written consent of the publisher. The Arrow shall not be liable for any errors in the publication. The publisher does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers. Management reserves the right to modify or cancel any promotion, event, activity, or program at any time without prior notice. Gaming Problem? 800-GAMBLER © 2010 Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel. All rights reserved. JUNE 2010 • THE ARROW



Celebrating 25 Years

Go Diving for Dollars in June Celebrate summer by Diving for Dollars at Jackson Rancheria Casino. You don’t even have to get wet to win your share of over $69,000! Watch for our Lifeguard Hosts conducting random hot seat drawings every Monday through Friday throughout June. Winners

select a lucky ducky for prizes up to $500 cash! Plus, everyone at the winner’s bank or table gets a personal size cooling fan (while supplies last). Elite players have extra chances to win $500 cash with Elite-only hot seat drawings on Saturdays and Sundays in June.

Now you can charge to room or space

For your convenience, purchases throughout Jackson Rancheria can now be charged to your Hotel room or RV Park space (not including gaming or cash).

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This includes: All Restaurants Gift Shop General Store (gas

purchases must be prepaid inside store)

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Minor’s Camp Arcade Massage Services Luxury Transportation See Hotel Front Desk or RV Park Office for details.

Player wins entry into Frog Jump Finals Kam from San Lorenzo won the Jackson Rancheria Frog Jump when her frog leaped a solid 11 feet. Shown congratulating her are Bob Lema of the Calaveras County Fair Frog Jump Committee and the Frog Jump mascot. Kam qualified for the Grand Finals of the Calaveras County Fair where she could win up to $5,000 if her frog sets a new world record.




Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel

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RICHARD Stockton


LOUIS Manteca


Celebrating 25 Years of Loyal Players

Bertha is a very happy winner Bertha P. of Modesto is proof that you don’t have to be a big player to win big at Jackson Rancheria. During the recent “Celebrating 25 Years with Cash & Keys” promotion, there were thousands of entries in the big drawing bin. Bertha had exactly four tickets in the bin, yet she’s the one who drove home in the brand new Cadillac. And she says she knew all along she was going to win. “I didn’t even know what kind of car it was, but I told all my friends I’m going to win it. I just had that feeling. They all thought I was crazy, but I just knew.” On the day of the drawing she told one employee that when they drew her name they wouldn’t be able to pronounce her last name but to just spell it and she’d be there. And when they called her name? “I just started screaming. I knew it! I just knew it!” She was one of four finalists who threw the giant dice to determine what order they would each select a key to one of the treasure boxes. The boxes contained four different prizes - jewelry, a travel voucher, cash and the key to the Cadillac. “Ron (Olivero, Jackson Rancheria Marketing Vice President) asked me where I would go if I won the travel voucher,” she recalls. “I said Europe, but I told him it didn’t matter because I wasn’t going to win that, I was going to win the car.” Two other finalists selected keys first, and they won the jewelry and the cash. “I thought, is that car mine? My knees were shaking, but I just knew the key was in the box. When I opened it and saw the key, I just fell back on the stage and screamed. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited in my whole life.” JUNE 2010 • THE ARROW


She drove to the Casino in a PT Cruiser that day, but said the Cruiser had to spend the night with Valet because she was driving that Cadillac home. Weeks later Bertha is still excited about the car. “The Cadillac is just fantastic! Every day I get in that car I learn something new. The

bright lights and windshield wipers come on and off by themselves. It has everything. It’s way smarter than I am. It even massages my back. And it talks to me. It will say like ‘7 miles ahead the traffic is very slow. It is definitely top of the line.” Bertha has been coming to Jackson Rancheria since a friend brought her in 2003. “I said ‘I like it here.’ She also took me to Black Oak but I didn’t like it there. I didn’t feel as comfortable and the people weren’t as friendly. So we kept coming here and now I come every Thursday night. I’ve never been to any of the other casinos.” “I enjoy it here so much. I get to meet so many people. We get to talking and have a great time. It’s so relaxing here.” She has advice for people who think they are never going to win anything. “People say they don’t bother to enter drawings because they never win. I say, you better believe you can win. I did!” JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

Celebrating 25 Years

Still time to qualify for the Summer Poker Event Qualifying tour-

naments for the Poker Room’s Summer Championship Event continue every Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. through June 29. Buy-in for qualifiers is $25 for $3,000 in tournament chips, with an optional $5 add-on for $1,000 more chips. Service charge is $5. Rounds are 15 minutes. If space is available, direct buy-in to the final may be available following the last qualifier. The final tournament will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 10 a.m. Buy-in is $225 + $25 for $10,000 in tournament chips. Rounds are 30 minutes. In addition to the tournament winnings, the champion will receive a Jackson Rancheria Poker jacket, and everyone at the final table gets a Jackson Rancheria cap. All Jackson Rancheria Poker tournament rules apply. Management reserves all right. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

Treat Dad to Dinner at Raging River®

Give Dad a Father’s Day treat at our special Raging River® Buffet on Sunday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The buffet includes King Crab, Flat Iron Steak with a Jack Daniels Peppered Sauce, BBQ Pork Ribs, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Pork Steamship, and much, much more. Brunch specialties will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner specialties

from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. All you can eat for just $25 per person, or $12.50 for children 7-12. Dreamcatcher’s discounts are complimentary for Elite and VIP players, $13 for Premier, $18 for Preferred, and $22 for Classic. Beverages included. Gratuity not included. Reservations not accepted for this special buffet.

Hit a Home Run this Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day with us on Sunday, June 20, for a chance to win Lowe’s Gift Cards and a terrific baseball game party. Simply come in and play on Sunday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch for hot seat drawings and a chance to win $250 Lowe’s Gift Cards. Plus, earn just 100 points from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for one entry in a drawing for a Suite for up to 16 people at the Sacramento Rivercats baseball game on Tuesday, August 3. Drawing will be held at 6 p.m. Need not be present to win. Winner will be posted at the Dreamcatcher’s Club® and will have seven days


to claim the prize or prize will be forfeited. Separate drawing will be held for Elite players.


Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel

Meet Our

Lucky Winners

RENO Newark


Taking part in the presentation were, from left, Diane Vigil, Dameron Foundation Executive Director; Ron Olivero, Jackson Rancheria Vice President of Marketing; Pat Filippone, Stockton Ports President, Carolyn Sanders, Dameron Community Relations; and Ports mascot Splash.

Jackson Rancheria donates $16,525 to Hospital Foundation



Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel has donated $16,525 to the Dameron Hospital Foundation through Strike Out for Charities in conjunction with the Stockton Ports baseball team (class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics). Each time the Ports struck out an opposing batter during

a home game last season the donation pool increased $25. Ports pitchers recorded 661 strikeouts for a total donation of $16,525. The funds go to Dameron Hospital Foundation’s Sweet Success Program which focuses on diabetes and pregnant women.

Jackson Rancheria cares about the community



KAMAL Stockton


The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians supports the Native American tradition of sharing with and contributing to the local community. A sample of recent donations: • Amador High School Baseball Clubhouse sponsor - $100 • Amador High School Football Golf Tournament - $1,000 • Amador STARS Camp Out for Cancer - $2,500 • Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency Taste of Gold - $500 • Ione Junior High School Science Camp - $1,000 • Calaveras Humane Society JUNE 2010 • THE ARROW


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Mother Lode Art Festival - $500 Amador County Artists Association Student Art Show - $400 American Cancer Research Foundation Spaghetti Western sponsorship - $2,500 Ione Rotary Cow Chip Bingo Tickets - $150 Black Bass Action Committee sponsorship - $500 Hospice of Amador & Calaveras premier sponsorship - $2,500 Amador County Fair corporate sponsorship - $25,000


Celebrating 25 Years

June Recipe Contest Winners are a Pork Roast and Cream Cheese Bars

This month’s winners of the Rancheria Style® Recipe Contest are a tasty Pork Shoulder Roast and yummy Raspberry Pecan Cream Cheese Bars. Both will be served at the Raging River dinner buffet (4-10 p.m.) on Wednesday, June 16. In addition to having their recipes printed here and in a cook book planned for later in the year, each receives $250 Cash and a $250 Gift Certificate from the Biggest Little Kitchen Store in Jackson. Watch for more winners every month this year.

Chef Mike Golsie congratulates Recipe Contest winners Desirie Thomas, left, and Patricia Lombardi, right.

Pat’s Pork Shoulder Roast Patricia Lombardi of Mokelumne Hill

I developed this recipe about four years ago. Everyone who has eaten this roast wants the recipe. It’s easy to prepare and is very, very tasty. The juice can be put over meat and potatoes. All that is needed is a Salad and Bread. Serves 5-7 • • • • • • • •

6 to 7 lb Pork Shoulder Roast with bone 1 head fresh Garlic 1-2 Tbl Salt 1-2 Tbl Pepper 2 large Yellow Onions 3 large Carrots 5-6 Red Potatoes 1 bottle of good White Wine

Large pot - at least 1’ deep

and 1¼’ across

To prepare: Cut Garlic Cloves in half and stuff into Roast 1” to 1½” apart all around and ends. Cover Roast with Salt and Pepper, rub in well. Put Roast into plastic bag and store in refrigerator for two days. To cook: Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Cut 1 Onion into ¼” slices. Place on bottom of pot. Place Roast in middle of pot, fat side down. Put Red Potatoes around Roast. Cut 3 large Carrots in 2” pieces and place around Roast.

Cut 1 Onion into ¼” slices and place on top of Roast. Add 1 bottle of good White Wine. Place 1 piece of extra heavy foil, 3 to 4’ long, doubled in half, over pot as a dome and seal around pot. Poke 4 holes on top. Put into oven at 500 degrees for ½ hour, then cut heat down to 300 degrees for 6 to 7 hours. This Roast will just pull apart and is very tasty and tender. The Potatoes and Carrots are still firm. If bigger pot is used, you may need another Onion to fill the bottom of the pot, plus more Carrots and Potatoes.

Raspberry Pecan Cream Cheese Bars Desirie Thomas of Jackson • • • • • • •

17½ ounce box Pillsbury Coffee Cake Mix 6 Tbs Butter, melted 3 Eggs 3/4 cup sugar free Raspberry Jam 1 8-oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened 2 ½ cups Powdered Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla


3/4 cup Pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine Coffee Cake Mix, Butter, and 1 Egg and mix well. Spread dough in bottom of un-greased 13”x9” pan. Spread Jam over dough. In large bowl, beat 8-ounce Cream Cheese until light and


fluffy. Add remaining 2 Eggs, 2½ cups Powdered Sugar and the Vanilla, beat until smooth. Spoon and spread mixture over Jam. Sprinkle Pecans over Cream Cheese mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool for 1 hour, then refrigerate. Makes 2 dozen THE ARROW • JUNE 2010

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JUNE 2010 SUNDAY BLACKJACK TOURNAMENTS Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 P.M.

$4,000 in Cash Prizes!





WINNER! Rosemary from

Stockton got lucky on a penny Fusion machine and won $37,446.25!













in the Eagle’s Nest 1st Place 40% of Prize Pool 2nd Place 25% of Prize Pool 3rd Place 20% of Prize Pool 4th Place 10% of Prize Pool 5th Place 5% of Prize Pool

Minimum of $500 in Prize Pool

POKER TOURNAMENTS Monday through Thursday 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Minimum of $500 in Prize Pool



Tuesday Tournament Tuesdays Noon to 9 p.m.

Senior Tournament

Thursdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Age 55+

Win up to $500 in Promo Slot Play

Minimum of $500 in Prize Pool




Earn 3X Points on all Slot Play every Wednesday in June!



Minimum of $2,000 in Prize Pool. Comp Entry for Elite Players



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Garlic Fries are back at Uncle Bud’s!

Have you checked out the menu changes at Uncle Bud’s Burgers? The popular Garlic Fries are back, along with the French Fries and Beer Battered Onion Rings. In addition to Burgers and Cheeseburgers, you can also get Hot Dogs, Mini Corn Dog Baskets,



Fish & Chips, Crispy or Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Barbecue or Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Chicken Baskets. And, as always, Soda, Coffee and Shakes are also available. Uncle Bud’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m. THE ARROW • JUNE 2010

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JOSEF Jackson


GERALD Valley Springs



$4,626 WILL YOU BE NEXT? YOU Your Town


Sacramento Pride Festival & Parade set for June 19

The 2010 Sacramento Pride Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Capital Mall. The parade starts at 10 a.m. followed by live entertainment, hundreds of exhibitors, food, fun, and surprises. The $10 Pride Festival admission supports the programs and services of the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of the Sacramento region and surrounding communities for 24 years. Jackson Rancheria is a major sponsor of the event. “Native Americans have always believed in openness and acceptance,” says CEO Rich Hoffman. “For 25 years Jackson Rancheria has enjoyed

and supported the endless diversity of our community. We are proud to be a Title Sponsor of the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center and look forward to our involvement in the p u b l i c at i o n s , e v e n t s , and activities of the Center, Rancheria Style®.” “It is gratifying to receive this level of support from such a significant regional employer and community-minded organization as Jackson Rancheria,” said Bill Otton, interim Executive Director of the Center. The Festival and Parade are part of a month of Pride activities and events planned for the Sacramento area. For more information, visit or saccenter. org.

Visit ‘Treasure Island’ at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) will present “Treasure Island” at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson June 18 through July 24. The play, by Ken Ludwig and based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, is an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-yearold boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. If you enjoyed last season’s JUNE 2010 • THE ARROW


“Three Musketeers,” come on board for another exciting adventure loaded with sword-fights, villains and good guys. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for picnicking. Suggested items to bring include a picnic dinner, wine, jacket (for cool summer evenings), blanket, low-back chair, and mosquito repellant. General admission is $17.50 and $12 for students 18 and under. There is also a $49 family package (2 adults, 2 students). For more information and tickets visit or call 209-304-6690. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

Celebrating 25 Years

This father-son team really rocks Frankie and Kirk Romero are an unusual father-son team who not only work together but also play together, in a band that is. Dad Frankie is a Host Ambassador, son Kirk is a Slot Technician, and together they are half of the rock band Enve. Frankie was born in Springer, New Mexico. After high school he tried college briefly, then enlisted in the Air Force. He started out loading aircraft in Florida, then became a VIP driver, eventually ending up in the Presidential support team for Richard Nixon. “I met them all, Nixon, Kissinger, all the big names of the time,” Frankie recalls. After the Air Force he used the G.I. Bill to go back to college and get an associate arts degree. Along the way he moved to the Bay Area and worked for a while for a wine distributor.


Lynda from Stockton had a great day Rancheria Style® when she won two Royal Flushes in less than an hour on a dollar Video Poker machine, winning $4,103 plus $4,006 for a total of $8,109. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

Kirk and Frankie Romero After getting married and starting a family, he moved to the foothills and worked a variety of jobs, including milk man and sales rep. At one point he got into music and became a one-man country music show. Kirk was born in Pittsburg, CA, but moved here when he was around five. After Calaveras High School, he too tried college for a while, thinking he wanted to play baseball. “But then I got hooked on music, big time,” he says, and his life swerved in another direction. Frankie first came to work at Jackson Rancheria way back in the Bingo days in the old tin shed. He left for about ten years and then returned. He was in the Security department for three years before he was asked to join what was then called Casino Services. He and Bob Robinson were the first Casino Hosts. He’s stayed in the department ever since, although it is now called the Player’s Club and his title is Host Ambassador. Kirk came to work here about ten years ago as a Slot Technician and he’s been with that department ever since. He too left for a while, taking seven months off to build a rehearsal studio for the band and to complete the group’s


first album. Kirk admits “I got a job here so I can afford to be in the band.” “Jackson Rancheria made all this possible,” adds Frankie. “We’ve had jobs, good jobs with good benefits. The Tribe has been very good to me. I consider them all friends. I wish I had time to hang out with them, but I have a wife, a job, the band.” Kirk adds “I have no life, just music, music, music.” And it’s clear the music is the biggest part of their lives. Frankie explains that the band isn’t a hobby with them. It’s their primary goal. They’ve both sacrificed a lot for the band and their music. The band, originally spelled Envy and now Enve, has been together around ten years. There have been several other members who have come and gone, but it’s been Kirk and Frankie from the beginning. Kirk is the lead singer and plays guitar. Frankie is on the drums. And the other two members, brothers Anthony and Robert Machiso from Brentwood, play guitar and bass guitar. Frankie refers to the band as “a father, son and two nephews, a real family band.” Their music is basically hard rock, but it’s difficult See ROMERO, page 15 THE ARROW • JUNE 2010

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Show your Dreamcatcher’s Club® card at any participating “Shop Jackson” business to take advantage of a wide variety of special offers and discounts. Visit for current details. Participating businesses and offers

subject to change. “Shop Jackson” is a program of the Jackson Revitalization Committee in partnership with Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel. All offers are the sole responsibility of the individual businesses.

99¢ Entertainment Store 50% off your first 10 items

any beauty products over $10. Enter free daily drawing.

Abendrose - D.J. Stephens Skin Care Salon $10 off any facial treatment and 10% off products same day as facial

Buy & Sell Press One Free Special Effect when you call in your classified ad and say “Dreamcatcher” - worth up to $34!

Absolute Service $50 off windshield replacement; FREE Chip repair with most insurance

Café de Coco $1 Off daily lunch special

Jackson Cleaners 10% off all orders. Not valid on alterations.

Dunlop Family Furniture & Mattress Take 10% off any purchase over $500, excluding clearance items. ALSO, buy any mattress set over $500 & receive free pillow, bed frame & delivery. New purchases only. May not be combined with any other offer.

Jackson Paint Spot Contractor discounted price on all in stock items.

Excel Electric FREE! Basic in home energy audit performed by our own energy analyst (a retired utility company energy auditor and inspector). No purchase necessary. Limit one audit per household or business. Appointment required.

Jackson True Value $5 off any purchase over $25, in-stock and regular price items only.

All About Real Estate $100 on Dreamcatcher’s Club® Card upon close of escrow with All About Real Estate All Power Brokers Real Estate $100 Credit toward your closing cost if you are represented by an All Power Broker Real Estate Associate. Free Market evaluation. Amador Fireside Center 10% Discount APS Associates, Inc. Make an appointment for a complimentary investment portfolio review and receive a FREE copy of Wall Street Journal #1 best seller “Who’s Got Your Back” by Keith Ferrazzi. Limit one copy per family. Bank of Amador 6-month service charge waiver on new checking. 0.25% discount on new loans. 0.25% bonus on new time deposits. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Bev-Ann’s Salon Buy 1, get second item half off equal or less value, excluding dermalagica Biggest Little Kitchen Store / Home & Farm Supply Purchase $25 and receive a FREE picnic knife with cover (can also be used as a paring knife). Big O Tires $100 off any purchase of 4 tires. Must purchase installation package, tire protection plan and alignment. Plus, 10% off all mechanical repairs. Blackwell Beauty Studio $10 off any beauty services $20 or more or $2 off JUNE 2010 • THE ARROW

Foothill Renovations FREE kitchen sink with purchase of kitchen cabinets up to $500 retail or bathroom sink with purchase of vanity, countertop & faucet up to $150 Full Circle Trading Co. 10% off on all sterling silver & turquoise jewelry and stone carvings. Cash only. Gold Mine Jewelers Free polishing cloth with $100 purchase OR buy one watch battery, get half off second one OR 15% off new jewelry purchase (not available on Pandora, Lorenzo). Gordon Hill Flower Shop 5% discount

Homestead Mortgage Free Credit Report and Appraisal to be reimbursed at close of escrow Jackson Cards $20 in free postage with any picture-plus or above

Jackson Tire Service Lube, oil, filter (up to 5 qts) including a tire rotation and brake inspection, most cars and light trucks for only $22.95.

JB’s Awards & Engraving Free engraving on any in-store gift item purchase, or 10% off - you choose Jose’s Mexican Restaurant Web Site Buy One/Get One Free Suprema Tostada, other available coupons: $1 off any combination every day. Limit one coupon per visit. Not valid for to-go orders. Law Offices of Gwendolyn K. Christenson 30 minute free consult; $50 off will package or trust update (or) $100 off new trust package. California residents only. Main Street Designs 20% off any one item (excluding Brighton Collection). Limit one discount per day.

Hein & Co. Bookstore 20% off on ALL purchases

Main Street Emporium 10% off total purchase of $25 or more per dealer

Hirschel Sales Group Call to get 8-12% annual savings on your energy bill.

Marci@Expressions 50% off any first time service

Holiday Inn Express 15% off regular rate Sunday through Thursday


Matich Vukovich Insurance Services Receive a sleeve of golf balls when you come in and get an insurance quote. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

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Mel & Faye’s Diner 10% off meal ticket Monday - Thursday Merzlak Signs Buy one colored banner, get one FREE (2 ft. rolls, in stock only, while supplies last) Miguel’s Landscaping 15% off on all new landscape projects Mother Lode Printing Free 250 business cards when you buy 250 business cards. Composition charges do not apply to free offer. New York Fitness Dreamcatcher’s Club® members - Free 1 day pass, one time half off enrollment fee when joining. Rancheria employees - One week FREE trial. North State Auto Body Free carwash for 1 year with repair of car over $500. Appointment required. Picture Place Photography Buy one studio package, bring a friend and the second is half price. Minimum purchase is $25 and offer only applies to packages. Play It Again Sports FREE Gift with purchase of $25 or more. Poor Man’s Bronze 30% off any one-time purchase. Not valid with any other offer.

Riley’s Express Car Wash & Valvoline Express Care $2 off Riley’s Best Wash; $5 off any lube service. Not valid with any other offer. Sierra Mail & Copy Center 15% off FedEx shipping Monday through Thursday Stacey Lollar - Realtor/Notary Free Home Warranty, up to $350 value. Appointment required. Sue’s Shoppe $10 off a $50 purchase (sale items not included) Monday through Thursday only. Swensen’s Shoe Store 5% off regular price - shoes and apparel Temple Studios and Productions 20% off all services provided Teresa’s Place 15% off food purchases The Celtic Knot 20% off the purchase of one in-stock item. The Hole Affair 10% off purchase of regular priced seed beads, loose glass beads, yarn, and tools. 15% off on Thursdays and Sundays. Free gift with purchase of over $100.

Re/Max Gold Make an appointment Monday - Friday to become part of our client base and receive market updates, customer appreciation items monthly AND A CASH VOUCHER to be redeemed at any participating merchant. One per family. Limited to first 50.

Trader Stan Bring Trader Stan your valuables, borrow our CASH, go play! 10% off retail jewelry items.

Real Deal Antiques Come in and get a “Real Deal” and we also pay your sales tax

Treasures Mercantile 10% off any purchase of $20 or more on Tuesday & Thursday. Limit one discount per day.

Richard & Sherry’s Wood Carvings, Antiques 30% off all wood carvings

TSPN TV FREE news and programs on-line! Unforsaken Body Art

10% off piercings. 15% off tattoos. Free after care kit with any service. No tattoos on anyone under age 18. No exotic piercing on minors. Up-Country Pool Center FREE skimmer with $50 purchase. FREE ball or brush with $15 purchase. Tuesday-Thursday. Upstairs Antiques - J & N Antiques 10% off purchase of $25 or more Volcano Glass Works 10% off everything, 20% off on items over $500 Waffle Shop Buy any item off regular menu and get the second of equal or lesser value at half price. Not valid with any other offers, on specials, senior and kids menu. Weatherby-Reynolds-Fritson Engineering and Design FREE 1st consultation with an engineer. Appointment required. Wells Fargo Bank FREE financial review with promotional items of choice. Western Health Care 10% off all cash sales


Trassare Jewelers 15% off all regularly priced jewelry items.

Marcy from Sacramento hit it big on Jackson Riches, taking home a jackpot of $17,523.24! JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL



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Community Calendar

There’s Always Something Happening in the Gold Country! Kennedy Gold Mine Tours Jackson Every Saturday, Sunday and holiday through October The Kennedy Gold Mine is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday, March through October. Admission is $10 for ages 13 to adult, $6 for kids 6 - 12, and free to those under 6. Purchase a self-guided tour book in the gift shop and wander on your own. For more information visit or call 209-223-9542. Preston Castle Tours Ione 1st & 3rd Saturday through October (no holidays) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Built between 1890 and 1894, the Preston School of Industry was designed to be a progressive action toward rehabilitating, rather than simply imprisoning, juvenile offenders. It opened in 1894 and closed in 1960. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 14 and under. For more information, visit or call 209256-3623. All American Porch Sale Amador City Friday & Saturday, June 4 & 5 Vintage treasures are offered throughout this tiny city on porches and along downtown sidewalks. Join the fun and start early. Stores open at 9 a.m. Italian Picnic & Parade Italian Picnic Ground, Sutter Creek Friday - Sunday, June 4-6 The weekend features dancing and music, food, booths, bingo, a beer and wine pavilion, great food, and bocce ball, plus a parade on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street in Sutter Creek. Entry is free, parking is $1. For more information visit Relative Values Volcano Theater Amphitheatre Fridays & Saturdays, June 11 - July 10, 8 p.m. Hollywood arrives smack in the middle of a sedate dinner in an English mansion. Noel

To list your event, call (209) 223-8139 or email

Coward’s comedy of manners revolves around an American actress’ efforts to marry an Earl and the efforts of his mother, the Countess, to thwart them. Doors open at 6:30 pm for picnic dining or to reserve your spot. For more information and tickets visit or call 209-2740510. Bruce Molsky Sutter Creek Theater Saturday, June 12, 8 p.m. Bruce Molsky is one of the most influential old-time fiddlers on the scene today. He’s also a remarkable guitarist, banjoist, and singer who learned directly from renowned musicians Tommy Jarrell and Albert Hash, two of his mentors in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tickets are $17 in advance, $19 at the door. For tickets and more information visit Art Auction St. George Hotel, Volcano Friday, June 18, 6 p.m.

13th Annual Art Auction benefits Hospice of Amador and Calaveras. The event includes live and silent auctions of local art works, a raffle, and live music by Herb Boxhorn. Music, champagne, wine, light dinner and art viewing begins at 6 p.m. with the live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. For more information and ticket sale locations, call 209-223-5500. Black Bart Hold-Up Days Downtown Sutter Creek Saturday, June 19 The annual Black Bart Hold-Up Days will take you back 125 years to June 23, 1883. View historic re-enactments of Black Bart’s Last successful Stage Coach Robbery. The re-enactments will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Bring the family and take photos of the Wells Fargo Stage Coach, vintage wagons and horses. Costume contest, plus local authors, artists and musicians throughout town. For more information visit

Free music in the parks

Enjoy free concerts at parks throughout Amador and Calaveras counties this summer. The Amador County Arts Council’s 12th annual TGIF Summer Music Series features free shows on Fridays from 6 p.m. to dusk. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and perhaps a picnic. No outside beverages at Castle Oaks or Sierra Ridge. For more information call 209-2239038 or visit • Wingnut Adams Band (blues), June 11, Kennedy Mine Amphitheater, Jackson • Bayou Boys (Cajun), June 18, Far Horizons/49er Village, Plymouth • Electra Road (rock), June 25, Mollie Joyce Park, Pioneer • Speakeazy Jazz Orches-

tra (1920’s jazz), July 2, Castle Oaks Golf Club, Ione The Calaveras Arts Council’s free Music in the Parks concerts are held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring low-back chairs and perhaps a picnic. For more information visit • Fish Tank Ensemble (Balkan Gypsy quintet with saw & song), June 16, Copperopolis Town Square • !Akimbo (uplifting, harmonious & rhythmic ensemble), June 23, Valley Springs Ball Park • Sweet Talk Band (‘70s rock & roll), June 30, Mountain Ranch Community Park All bands subject to change without notice.

Thanks for Visiting Amador and Calaveras Counties! JUNE 2010 • THE ARROW



Celebrating 25 Years

Serafina Cellars is one of Amador’s newest wineries balanced, food friendly, and Serafina Cellars is a first winery in our young years.” generation winery from a fifth “Later on I learned about made to be enjoyed with family generation winemaker. winemaking the ‘modern and friends, especially around the dinner table.” Although they are new to way’ in the “Serafina is Amador County, the family has U.C. Davis Italian for ‘fine a long history of winemaking. Vi t i c u l t u r e evening’ and there Winemaker Paul Scotto’s and Enology are many of those great grandfather immigrated program and here in Amador to the east coast from Italy in 1903, and 60 years later County. The stars his son bought a winery in that fill the evening California. sky inspired our “Starting a winery has winery name and been my dream for as long label design, and we hope that a glass of Serafina will as I can remember,” says inspire you too.” Paul. “I grew up in a family Paul and his wife of winemakers, wine Whitney invite you to visit sellers, and wine drinkers.” this young winery and see “My brothers and why they say “Relax, you’re I never worried about at Serafina.” part time or summer jobs Their wines include because my grandfather Zinfandel and Syrah, plus was always waiting for us a Rhone blend called “Rare at his winery with a long list of projects. He taught Serafina Winemaker Paul Scotto and Red” and fun dessert wines like Peach Vanilla Brulee me about winemaking the his wife Whitney and Chocolate Raspberry old fashioned way, starting with cleaning barrels, working later at one of California’s Kiss. They are located at 17000 on the bottling line, picking premier Pinot Noir producers.” “My wines reflect a Latrobe Road in Plymouth. grapes and trying to avoid the bees that were always around combination of the traditional The tasting room is open at harvest time. By the time we and the modern, but most Friday through Sunday from were teenagers, I just hope we importantly Serafina is a tribute 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more had made up for the chaos we to my family’s winemaking information call 209-245-4300 sometimes caused around the history. Our wines are well or visit


Continued from page 11 to place them firmly in any specific genre. “We are so diverse,” explains Frankie. “We play everything from acoustic with a lot of melody to all power guitars. It’s very high energy, but you can actually understand the words.” They have two earlier albums - “Incision” and “Manifest Destiny” - and are about to release their third, simply titled “Enve.” Like all their music, this album is very diverse. There’s even some spoken words included. And they admit, “We’re very political. Not politically correct, but political.” JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

They’ve been working on it for over two years now and have cut way back on live performances to concentrate on it. At one point they even went to San Francisco and stood on a street corner to record two minutes of street sounds. They both agree that this is a terrible time to be a musician. “There’s no money in it,” explains Frankie. “Everything’s on the internet where anyone can steal your stuff. The only money is in merchandise (CDs and t-shirts) and shows. We’re definitely in the red as far as our investment in this.” Frankie is optimistic about the new album. “I truly believe


something is going to happen with this. It’s so different and so diverse.” THE ARROW • JUNE 2010

Jackson Rancheria's Arrow Magazine  
Jackson Rancheria's Arrow Magazine  

June 2010. The official magazine of Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel.