Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Goose the Dog is Mayor of Groveland

It is somewhat difficult to believe, but the Dog named Goose won and is now Honorary Mayor of Groveland! Upon our return from up north, Goose has expressed an interest in setting up office hours. We will need to establish a list is issues we need Washington and Sacramento to be aware of and to work on for Groveland.

We are very excitied about the opportunities the coming year will present to us in the endless marketing portential and look foward to the fun. It has been an honor to have Camp Tuolumne Trails as our sponsor, and we hope our efforts on their behalf will bring them much more that the $1600 raised on their behalf by the mayoral race fundraiser effort.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

49er Festival Auction Prizes

Goose found this list of 49er donations sitting on Lynn's desk this morning and thought our internet readers might be interested in some of the details. We have some fantastic prizes donated this year and Goose doesn't want anyone to miss out on a bidding for an auction item they would really love to have.

Live Auction: 1:45 on the Main Stage, Auctioneer: Lynn Upthagrove with Robin Patterson
Sponsored by June Dee with Yosemite Gateway Properties

Calaveras Wine Grape Association Tickets to Wine Events

Letterois Yosemite Photo Art

Yosemite Highway Herald 1/4 page advert

The Golf Doctor Golf Lessons

Positively Pampered Spa Package Basket

Accounting Plus Huge Neat Basket

Evergreen Lodge Two night stay in a new king cabin and two guided tours

John Gumas, boutique advertising agency in SF Club level seats with Parking pass to the last
game of the season, do the Giants go to the playoffs?

Body Beautiful Gift Certificate for spa services

Cub Inn 2 Night Stay

Down to Earth Gift Certificate for a tree

Ironstone A mixed case of Red/White wine

Ironstone A mixed case of Red/White wine

Yosemite Chamber of Commerce Season tickets to Movies in the park, 6 nights, 4 people, 4 hot
dogs, sodas—the works

Special Photography by Terri Metz A Yosemite or Local Photo

All Seasons Inn B&B Tea Party for 10

Groveland Hotel Wine Discovery with Room

Hotel Charlotte A day of Sailing on SF Bay. Emery Cove to Tiburon for Lunch and back

Silent Auction: Closes at 3:30
Sponsored by June Dee of Yosemite Gateway Properties

Big Creek Meadow Ranch A leg of lamb roast with cooking instructions and spices

Barbara J's Organic Herb & Spice Co. 3 spice packages

Hetch Hetchy Board of Realtors Candle, Soap, Potpourri Basket

Big Oak Restaurant Weave Bag & Wallet

Letterois Live, Laugh, Love Sign

Sabre Design 1000 one-sided color Business cards, design & printing

Positively Pampered $100 Spa Package

Body Beautiful Certificate for 1/2 hour Massage

Paul Klahn Gorgeous hand made mirror

Exit Realty An antique nut cracker

Barbie Olivera Tarantula Tequila & Mix

Barbie Olivera Tarantula Tequila & Mix

Good to Go Catering 2 Dinners delivered along with a Kitchen/food themed basket

Stacie Brown Tarantula Tequila & Mix

Big Oak Restaurant Bottle of Petron & shot glasses w/ Stand

Raffle Prizes: (all those Mayor Tickets!) Winning tickets announced at 4:00
Sponsored by the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce

Black Oak Casino $40 dinner coupon

Round Table Pizza $10 Gift Certificate

Papa Murphy's $5 Gift Certificate

Mountain Bookshop $15 Gift Certificate

Kathy's Miracle Cleaners $25 Dry Cleaning

Beauty Nails II Manicure

Renegads Harley Tshirt

Papa Murphy's $5 Gift Certificate

Tanning Delight $25 Gift Certificate

Black Oak Casino $40 dinner coupon

Tannery Winery in Murphys A bottle of Petite Sirah

Stacie Brown Tarantula Tequila & Mix

Jamestown Hotel One night stay

$200 Gas Cash $200 CASH

Night out of Town Seven Sisters Dinner for 2 + Romantic Getaway King Room with Fireplace & BOC Goods (Chairs, Ts, Bags, Water bottles, Mugs…)

Lists subject to change!

Join us on Saturday, September 19th for tons of all day fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dog named Goose runs for Mayor of Groveland

The Hotel Charlotte dog named Goose runs for mayor. The dog is perfect for Groveland. We can shape the future of our community through a voice someone with some influence might actually listen to, if not out of humor first. What do the other candidates REALLY bring to the table? A dog for mayor is funny, refreshing and a friendly concept to our many out of town visitors, endearing them ever more to Groveland and assuring many return visits and referrals to their friends and family. I can hear it now..."Groveland is so cool they even have a dog named Goose for mayor"

Neither Kay nor Peggy nor Barry need be concerned about losing to a dog, within a week after the finals, nobody will remember who else was even running. Well, they might remember Kay, but Peggy and Barry...don't need to worry. The dog will still love you.

Let's make a difference today. Try something new. Want change, this might be the smallest investment of your life for the greatest return. What if someone takes notice of our town dog for mayor and we really do see some action up here on things we need? What if.....What if everyone who reads this gets online and donates $20 to the cause....We might actually stand a chance against that professional fundraiser Kay. What if you did it right now. Go ahead, make the donation...What if we win?

Committee to Elect Goose Mayor

Only 36 hours remain to final count down....even less by the time you read this...Don't wait another minute.

Besides the Good for Goose, good for Groveland bit, your donation is also good for Camp Tuolumne Trails!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fall Entertainment Schedule

Now that Summer is over....Let the fun begin!

During the summer months the Hotel Charlotte supports their neighbors entertainment programs waiting for the quieter months when there is a bit of a chill in the air and a less hectic pace to bring you our entertainment schedule.

Cabaret Charlotte with Dennis Brown & Friends, Sierra Sounds returns for another two performances of last spring's well regarded Singing through the Decades, a show that brought many a patron to the dance floor and a tear to the eye as we remembered some of our very favorite songs served up by our good friends and singing neighbors.

The shows are Sundays, October 25th and November 1st with doors opening at 5:30. Priced at $54 this fantastic evening of exceptional song and food will surely be the highlight of your fall excursions. Make it extra special, add a room for just $89 more including breakfast. Details are updated regularly at The Cabaret Shows have always sold out, so make your calls early for the best seats.

Fall starts Wine Time at the Charlotte with our new series: Quaffing the Coast with Sommelier, Nicole Daracq. This is a 5 evening program featuring favorite wines from the northern California Coastal Counties paired with delightful dinners from Victor's kitchen. We introduce our wines from North to South: (Full menus and wine selections to follow)

  • Mendocino: October 18th:
    Roasted Red Pepper bruchette appetizer followed by a heart of palm and artichoke heart salad, a hint of lemon pasta with shrimp, Filet Mignon and Creme Brulee for dessert.
  • Sonoma: November 15th
  • Santa Cruz: February 21st
  • Monterey: March 21st
  • San Louis Obispo: April 18th

Priced at $64 inclusive of tax and tip, you will find these wine events rival the best of the best offered in SF or any of our California wine regions. Nicole is an entertaining and very knowledgable wine hostess. Add a room to any of these dinners for $89, including breakfast. Purchase season tickets for all shows and receive a 12% discount. Details are updated regularly at

When enjoying event evenings at the Hotel Charlotte, tax and tip are always included. This makes a big difference when comparing entertainment prices else where. No real gas milage, great food, and good friends. Call to sign up for your favorite programs today!209-962-6455.

By the way, with the holidays right around the corner, a wine dinner series or night at the Cabaret might be just the treasured gift you want to give! We already know it's the gift many want to receive! 209-962-6455

We look forward to welcoming you!