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Strength, Confidence, Spirit, And Trophies

Submitted by Wendy Kenison —  OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Badger Marching Band and Color Guard has had a very successful 2016 competitive marching season. Under the direction of Francisco Marquez, the Student Band Leadership Council elected to concentrate on field shows this year. While successfully marching in the parade portion in years past, this allowed the band to ...

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Skiers, Snowboarders Needed For All Skill Levels

YOSEMITE — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the 55th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students through Mountain Area Ski School (MASS). “MASS needs volunteers for all levels of instruction in order to continue ...

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Bracebridge Dinner Performances Need Community Participants 

YOSEMITE — Celebrated annually since 1927, the renowned Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Majestic Yosemite Hotel’s Dining Room into a Old English-era hall filled with Christmas festivities. The inspiration for this incredible Yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving’s Sketch Book about Squire Bracebridge and Christmas traditions of the period. More than 100 cast members portray the Squire and his family, their servants, the ...

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Switzerland of the West: Historic Winter Fun In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — Local author Sharon Giacomazzi offers tales of a forgotten era in Yosemite’s fascinating history, at a fireside chat presentation, illustrated with beautiful photos. Entitled “Switzerland of the West,” it’s all about historic winter activities in Yosemite, and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, at 2 p.m.. Click on image to enlarge. Yosemite was once ...

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Christ Church Women Christmas Boutique

OAKHURST — All through the seasons, the Christmas Engineers of Martha’s Market have been busy creating exquisitely handcrafted items for the community. Now, the Annual Christmas Boutique by Christ Church Women prepares to return this holiday season for the 15th year. The big day arrives on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and takes place at ECCO, the Evergreen Conference ...

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Awareness of Hunger And Homelessness

Submitted by Alison Tudor — MARIPOSA — Though Sunday, Nov. 20 the Alliance for Community Transformations Mariposa Heritage House/Wellness Center (MHH) reminds that it is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week and, as we prepare to pause and give thanks for all the richness in our lives, we are also offered the opportunity to help those in our community who are ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 13

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016: Oakhurst court order violation arrest On Monday, Nov. 7, at 12:26 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 45000 block of Lauri Lane regarding a violation of a court order. Upon arrival the restrained person was ...

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Youth Basketball Starts This Sunday

Submitted by Gary Blate —  OAKHURST — Yosemite Youth Basketball begins on Sunday, Nov. 20 with registration, clinic and team play in the Yosemite High School gyms. Boys and girls should come dressed and ready to play. Players through 2nd grade will play on baskets lowered to eight feet. Players in 3rd grade and above will play with regulation baskets. There ...

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Discount For Veterans Via SNO: Cause For Paws

OAKHURST — New advertiser Cause 4 Paws Thrift Shop in Oakhurst, for a limited time, offers a 50% discount to Sierra News Online members who are veterans of the United States Military and Reserve. For the next four weeks, from Thursday, Nov. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 8, just let the folks behind the counter at Cause 4 Paws in Oakhurst know that you’re a Sierra ...

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Discount For SNO Members: Slim’s Koffee Shak

OAKHURST — New advertiser Slim’s Koffee Shak in all three locations, for a limited time, offers Sierra News Online members one dollar off any sandwich. For the next four weeks, from Thursday, Nov. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 8, just let the folks behind the counter at Slim’s in North Fork, Oakhurst and Mariposa know that you’re a Sierra News Online member and you’ll receive ...

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