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Vintage Chic Closes, Reincarnates Online

OAKHURST – The local “Eiffel Tower” at the southern entrance of town will soon be gone. After six years in business, Vintage Chic Boutique is closing the retail location and transforming into an internet business with a slight name change – the new shop online will be known as Vintage Chic Bohemia. Owner Trudy Truesdell Shields will remain at the ...

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HOW Oakhurst Girls' Night Out At Todd's

OAKHURST – The giving group “Helping One Woman” (HOW) returns to Todd’s Cookhouse Bar-B-Que this month, where the inaugural event took place nearly two years ago. All women are invited to meet and eat at Todd’s as part of HOW on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., dining from a fixed price buffet. No recipient is designated for January, and ...

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Rumors Popular In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The best part is making someone’s day; the hardest part is pleasing everybody. So says Crystal Richards, owner of Rumors Studio hair salon and purveyor of beauty supplies. Richards took ownership of the establishment on July 1 and has been happily busy ever since. “I have been a hairstylist since 2004. I am 27 and have wanted to ...

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Community Medical Says Urgent Care Will Not Close

OAKHURST – With the cut back in hours of service over the past few months, there has been a lot of concern recently over the status of Urgent Care in Oakhurst. Dr. Joel Figatner, a physician on contract at the facility for many years, raised the issue at a Town Hall meeting at the Oakhurst Community Center on Nov. 14, ...

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Slim's Koffee Shak Closes In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Slim’s Koffee Shak, the welcoming little sanctuary in the heart of downtown North Fork, has closed its doors. Whether this is a temporary or a permanent closure has yet to be determined. Owner Scott Marsh says he is still weighing all his options, and there is still a chance that after a few months of regrouping, the ...

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New Specialty Shop Opens In North Fork

NORTH FORK – There is now a “Christmas Bazaar” store all year ’round in North Fork. Jennie’s Garden is a new type of specialty shop that opened for business downtown on Oct. 25. “Our shop offers quality handmade and homegrown items made in the USA by over 30 talented artisans and crafters, with more coming onboard,” says proprietor Jennifer Noble.

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Coming To America

Written by Oakhurst dentist Dr. Adrian Buca, DDS I decided to leave Romania a long time before I knew where I wanted to go. I was still in high school, and was making plans with my best friend as to where we might go. Foolish, as every school had its informers for the secret service. Fortunately my friend was not ...

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20th Annual Free Dentistry Day In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – This Friday, Dec. 6, is the 20th Annual Free Dentistry Day in Oakhurst. A team of professionals are coming together to see patients who do not have dental insurance and cannot afford to see a dentist, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The practice of Dr. Rodney Peter and Dr. Dennis Jones is located at 49255 Golden Oak ...

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Miller's Mountain Sports Closing Doors

OAKHURST – In the midst of promotions like the “Think Local First” and “Small Business Saturday,” there was disheartening news that spread quickly through town before Thanksgiving: Miller’s Mountain Sports – an area anchor since 1987 – will close its doors for good at the end of this month, marking the end of an era. While the inventory is being ...

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What Happens When Your Money Leaves The County?

Submitted by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – On Monday, Dec. 2, the North Fork Chamber of Commerce released a letter encouraging residents to ‘Think Local First’ this holiday season and support local business. The letter, which cites data from a recent consumer study, describes how money spent locally helps build sustainable communities, and explains how ...

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