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How Dinner In February Honors Maggie McBride

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will gather next on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Taqueria Plazuelas to embrace Maggie McBride. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Maggie McBride is a hard-working mother of three, married to firefighter Thomas McBride. In May of 2016, Maggie went in for a routine medical check-up and was diagnosed ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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La Sierra Guild Valentine’s Tea To Support Valley Children’s

OAKHURST — La Sierra Guild, the foothill-area fundraising arm for Valley Children’s Hospital, invites you to their first annual Valentine Tea in support of the local pediatric hospital located in Madera County. The Valentine Tea is on Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Oakhurst Lutheran is located at 39255 Black Road. “A ...

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Set Your Alarm Early, Take A Look At The Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — It’s a trifecta in the sky as the full moon appearing tonight and tomorrow is three times more amazing than usual. The moon, especially bright, will reach its peak just before 5:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 31, followed by a total lunar eclipse. “For the continental U.S., the viewing will be best in the West,” says ...

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Beppe Gambetta Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Acoustic guitar master Beppe Gambetta returns to Coolwater Ranch for a concert on Saturday, Feb. 3, as the local venue continues its tradition of hosting top-flight musicians in an inviting and exciting atmosphere. Presented by Robin Ralston of Coolwater and The Redwoods, the show starts at 7 p.m. “In a world dominated by trends and logic of the ...

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2017: A Record Year For Rockfall In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — There were many large and consequential rockfalls in Yosemite in 2017, with a record 85 events (including rockfalls, rockslides, and debris flows) documented. The cumulative volume of these events was about 36,800 cubic meters. Although this is not the largest annual volume recorded, greater volumes in previous years were typically dominated by one ...

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32nd Annual Rotary Crab Fee, This Saturday

OAKHURST – Time to come on out and get crabby, as the 32nd annual Rotary Club of Oakurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to town on Saturday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets to the big crab feed at the Oakhurst Community Center are $45 each, for a meal that includes bread, salad, pasta and all-you-can-eat crab. All proceeds from ...

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Mono Storytelling At North Fork Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Mono Museum invites the community to a very special winter event, as elders Gaylen Lee, Leona Chepo and other special guests gather for Mono storytelling. The event is on Saturday, Feb 3, from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and the public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Come ...

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Gold Dust Dancers Offer Freebies For Newbies

OAKHURST — The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer free sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the 4th grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Prune Fruit And Nut Trees Now

By Bob Labozetta, Master Gardener —  In the last article of OtGF, we covered the proper techniques for planting bare root fruit and nut trees. If you have not yet, now is the time to prune such trees. By pruning at the time of planting (or close to it), you will more easily shape it to a desirable structure that ...

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