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Hot August Night A Roaring Success

NORTH FORK – After a summer of fires and the stress of evacuations, the North Fork community was ready for a street party last Saturday night. With about 15 vendors, 3 live bands and more than 50 classic cars lining the street, a great time was had by all of the nearly 600 people who came out to celebrate and ...

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Community Bids Fond Farewell To Jo Ann Griffin

Written by Mary Beth Harrison NORTH FORK – A gala gathering of North Fork residents along with many of her family members gathered at Grace Community Church in North Fork on Aug. 1, to say farewell to Jo Ann Griffin, a long time North Fork resident and teacher. Jo Ann came to North Fork with her husband, David Royce, in ...

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Free Removal Of Downed Trees

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Good news for residents: Fire Safe Council of Mariposa County has again teamed up with PG&E to help you with the removal of recently downed dead and dying trees that are viable as firewood. “With the extreme drought conditions and the infestation of the bark beetle, Fire Safe Council of Mariposa County understands the need to remove ...

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Free Training For Workers Impacted By Drought

REEDLEY – Reedley College is offering a free class in Irrigation Technical Training that is open to the public. The class is offered to residents in the Fresno, Tulare, Kings or Madera Counties and will provide training to workers, employers and students that are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of the drought. With the water technology industry needing ...

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Madera Ranked #1 Nationally For Manufacturing Jobs

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes most of Madera County, has been highlighted and ranked in the coveted #1 position of best place for manufacturing jobs in a report published by Newgeography.com. According to the Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC), the report documents a 59.8% growth rate in manufacturing jobs from 2009-2014. Additionally, Madera ...

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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!

What’s your first memory of Smokey Bear? Smokey Bear has been one of the most effective characters for a continuing ad campaign — ever. He’s been in print, television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) and is recognized by 95 percent of adults and 77 percent of children in the U.S., according to the Ad Council. Smokey’s likeness has been ...

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Hot Wasuma Nights Saturday

AHWAHNEE – The people who make up the Wasuma PTA have put together a fundraiser for the whole family. It’s Hot Wasuma Nights, scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 22 at Wasuma Elementary School, located at 45109 Highway 49. The public is invited and entrance to the event is free. Registration for cars is $25. Hot Wasuma Nights is a Hot ...

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Mariposa Town Hall Meeting On Transportation

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Residents of Mariposa County are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting at the Mariposa County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5100 Bullion Street, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by an open house. The County of Mariposa is kicking off a comprehensive transportation planning study focused on the Historic Town ...

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Trying To Eat Well? Watch Out For Food Bullies

By Virginia Eaton I hate being manipulated. The only other thing that gets my blood pressure up faster is being bullied, and the current state of food marketing and labeling employs both tactics with a vicious force that has destroyed our health and endangered the health of our children, grandchildren and beyond. Do I sound angry? Good, because the more ...

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Virginia Eaton: A Curvaceous Career Path

By Virginia Eaton A friend once said to me that men tend to have a linear career path while women, for various reasons, have a more winding, tumbling, curvaceous career path. I have held on to that observation over the years as I have woven together an eclectic knowledge and skill set in the fitness and wellness industry that got ...

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