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Mountain House Nears Completion (No, Really!)

OAKHURST– People driving by the Mountain House may have noticed improvements to the iconic building located on the corner of Highway 41 and Bass Lake Road 222, and wondered when the project will be complete. Will it be a restaurant or an office space? General contractor Steve Gabbard, owner of Oakhurst-based Sun Construction, is happy to clear up some of ...

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Ready For Hot August Night 2017

NORTH FORK  –The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is firing up for another lively event, set to include the hottest classic cars, live music, prizes, special guests, a host of food and craft vendors, and local woodcrafters. This highly anticipated event will bring hundreds of visitors and participants to downtown North Fork on Saturday, Aug. 12, from ...

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Community Gathers For National Night Out

OAKHURST– High temps, low clouds and humidity didn’t stop people from turning out for National Night Out on Tuesday evening at the Old Mill Shopping Center. Everyone had the opportunity to meet and mingle with a variety of first responders, and representatives of local emergency services and community organizations. National Night Out was hosted this year by the Madera County ...

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Pets And People Come Together In A Time Of Need

OAKHURST– The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has opened emergency animal shelters for small companion animals co-located with Red Cross shelters. Some larger animals are being sheltered at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds while others are at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. “The first fire we did here was in 2013, called the Carstens Fire and we had about 70 to ...

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(Not Just) Jazz On The Lake Features Motel Drive

BASS LAKE — Join friends for Jazz on the Lake as Motel Drive returns on Friday, June 9, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., playing a mix of rock-n-roll, roots rock and Americana with influences ranging from old-school country to punk and singer-songwriter stylings. A limited food menu will be available, along with a full bar open. Doors open at 6:30 and music starts at 7 ...

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Whine And Noses To Benefit EMC SPCA

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 9 for “An Evening of Whine and Noses” to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help outfit the shelter. This marks the second time the event will be hosted by Western Sierra Nursery owners, Dianna and Jeff Conaway. The night out includes live music and special human ...

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Yosemite Audubon Dragonfly Field Trip

AHWAHNEE — Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park supports more than a dozen species of odonates, aka dragonflies and damselflies, and most of these will be easily visible at the lake when the annual Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) dragonfly field trip takes place on Saturday, June 10. The park is located on Hwy 49, just north of Wasuma School. Participants will ...

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Sierra Foothill Conservancy Hikes, Classes, And Events

CENTRAL SIERRA — Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) has announced its schedule of hikes, classes and events for 2017, and you’re going to love what they have to offer. From the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Fresno, Madera, and Mariposa to Eastern Merced Counties, SFC events include birding, geology, photography, yoga, family hikes and more. Membership in SFC gives you ...

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