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Author Archives: Kellie Flanagan

More Than We Could Ever Imagine

RAYMOND — Students at Raymond-Knowles Elementary (RKS) are encouraged to help others as part of the school’s educational environment and drive to create, connect and compete. In order to graduate with honors from the K-8 school, 45 hours of community service are required over the course of 7th through 8th grades. They’re almost always working on something to benefit others. Locally, ...

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Overturned 5th Wheel Causes Road Closure At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — An accident on Road 274 this evening closed the road in both directions as about five recovery and cleanup vehicles responded to deal with the aftermath. At about 5:45 p.m. reports came in of a 5th wheel trailer overturned in the sharp corner just west of Fawn Point. A 73-year-old man from Riverside, Calif., was westbound on ...

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Breakfast With Santa And Children’s Secret Gift Store

OAKHURST – It’s going to be difficult to contain the excitement on Saturday, Dec. 2, as a trio of holiday events have the jolly one very busy around town. For starters, kids and their grown-ups are invited to attend Breakfast with Santa at the Community Center, followed by Secret Santa Shopping at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra and, finally, ...

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Local Teen Wins $5,000 Driver-Safety Scholarship

COARSEGOLD — He doesn’t even have his driver’s license yet, but Michael Hotchkiss, 15, is already a go-to guy when it comes to teen driver safety — and he’s been awarded a nice fat check to prove it. The National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving (NFTSD) partnered with Lithia Motors to promote safe driving. The NFTSD promotes the ideal that change ...

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Oakhurst Christmas Tree Is Up

OAKHURST — The holiday spirit is in the air and ‘tis the season for holiday trees and decorations to start appearing, as crews delivered a 40-foot white fir to its new home in Oakhurst, where it will serve as this year’s community Christmas Tree. Donated by Sierra Tel, the tree was logged under permit from the Sierra National Forest. The ...

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Bass Lake Christmas Tree And Parade Of Lights

BASS LAKE – Join in celebrating the holiday season at Bass Lake with the 26th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Pines Village, followed by free pictures with Santa. Festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with holiday music, a holiday bazaar, raffle, and free kids’ bike raffle. That’s followed by the electric Parade ...

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Yosemite Renaissance 32 At Gallery 5

OAKHURST — If you haven’t stopped into Gallery 5 to see the Yosemite Renaissance exhibit yet, you still have time to do so. The 32nd Annual Yosemite Renaissance is on display through Sunday, Nov. 26. For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, ...

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Fireside Chat: Mariposa’s Marvels Of 20th Century Engineering

MARIPOSA — Here’s information about a special presentation of interest to history buffs and those who admire masterful 20th century engineering, including bridges and railroads: the Mariposa Museum and History Center is hosting another Fireside Chat. Glenn Sutherland’s presentation, “Engineering Marvels of the Early 1900s in Mariposa County and Beyond” includes historic photographs, amazing facts, and insider stories about several ...

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Oakhurst Community Band: Free Winter Holiday Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Band presents their soul-stirring Winter Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at Mountain Christian Center and features a special appearance by the Yosemite High School Concert Choir. This is the 14th season for the popular group, and admission to the concert, as always, is free. Featuring music from ...

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HOW Dinner Honors PJ’s Mom, Suzy Kessler

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Hitchin’ Post restaurant to honor Suzy Kessler. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Suzy’s son, Yosemite High School freshman PJ Kuzmitski, suffered a life-changing hit to his right knee at football practice on Wednesday, Sept. 27, resulting in the ...

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