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Dan Cunning Retires from Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

Written by Kim Lawson OAKHURST – After seven years, Dan Cunning has announced his retirement from the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (YSVB). Cunning became the CEO of the YSVB in August, 2008. Prior to making the move to Madera County, Cunning held a like position for the Lake Havasu (Arizona) Convention & Visitors Bureau, representing many varied segments of destination ...

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Healthy Store In YLP With Eco-Friendly Goods

COARSEGOLD – There’s a lovely little shop in Yosemite Lakes Park that beckons you to walk in, soak up some eco-knowledge, and make yourself feel better. The store, also an online retailer, is Healthy in the Park, and features “a carefully curated collection of organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, gift and organic living products.” Its founder and YLP resident Anne Zuber wants ...

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Curbside Recycling Set For October

MADERA COUNTY – Area residents anxious to begin curbside recycling will have to wait a little longer than previously anticipated, as Emadco Disposal Service has announced their plan to implement the service for customers will start at the top of the fourth quarter this year. Reports previously indicated the service would begin this summer, but logistics including confirmation of contract ...

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Healthy Store In YLP With Eco-Friendly Goods

COARSEGOLD – There’s a lovely little shop in Yosemite Lakes Park that beckons you to walk in, soak up some eco-knowledge, and let yourself feel better. The store is also an online retailer. Healthy in the Park happily sells “a carefully curated collection of organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, gift and organic living products.” Its founder and YLP resident Anne Zuber wants ...

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Jamba Juice Squeezed Out Today

OAKHURST – Today is the last day you can get a Jamba Juice smoothie in town, as the locals-favorite shop is closing down as of this evening. Jamba Juice corporate officials have pushed since January to convert company-owned stores like Oakhurst’s into franchise operations.

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Local Best Western Awarded For Excellence

OAKHURST – Best Western PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn has just been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2015 by TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.

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Free Workshop On Bees, Birds & Butterfly Gardens

OAKHURST – Bring your earthy, leafy, and flowery questions to the experts as the Oakhurst Garden Club this weekend, as True Value presents a workshop on Bees, Birds and Butterfly Gardens, on Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m. The program is free, and if you’ve never been to one of these events, do not delay.

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Stavast Returns To Gallery Row Post-Stroke

Submitted by Jenny Castillo OAKHURST – During a recent visit to Gallery Row, you may have seen that for the first time in 20 years Stavast Studio Gallery was not open as usual. After a lifetime of good health, local artist Stephen Stavast has had some significant life changes recently. At the end of February, Stavast was hospitalized for an ...

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People, Places and Second Chances

Submitted by Lori Howard OAKHURST – It isn’t often that life allows you a second chance. We had the opportunity to host Miguel and Anna Perez-Spuch from Madrid, Spain this week. We see people from all over the world at our bed and breakfast near Yosemite National Park, but none with a story like Anna and Miguel’s.

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The Bahá’í Faith

The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Bahá’ís come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Bahá’í Faith the second most-widespread religion in the world. Bahá’ís view the world’s major religions as a part ...

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