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Oakhurst Christmas Tree Lighting

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, with festivities starting at 5 p.m., at Dtton’s Talking Bear Corner at the junction of Hwy 41 and Road 426. The public is invited to attend this free, fun evening. It’s a delightful way for friends, families and neighbors to celebrate the onset of the holidays ...

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Mystery Writer Appears At Branches Books

OAKHURST – If you’re a fan of mystery stories, you may want to stop by Branches Books on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. to meet local author Jennifer Moss. Moss penned “Way to Go,” the second in her Ryan Doherty series of mysteries with a metaphysical twist. The first book is, “Town Red.” The author moved to Oakhurst two ...

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Veterans Tell Their Stories To Minarets Students

O’NEALS – For the third time in as many years the Sophomore Honors History Class at Minarets High School honored local veterans with a dinner and a day of personal interviews, learning from the life experience of those who serve. The special Veterans Day Dinner Project, held this year on Nov. 12, was the brainchild of then World and U.S. ...

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Peaceful Thanksgiving At ECCO Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) invites locals and visitors alike to their annual Thanksgiving Banquet on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, with appetizers starting at 12:15 p.m. and dinner scheduled for 1 p.m. on what will likely be a beautiful fall afternoon. To extend the pleasure, excellent overnight options are available, as well.

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November HOW Recipient Honored At El Cid

OAKHURST — Women in the mountains will gather on Wednesday, Nov. 20 for this month’s meeting of Helping One Woman (HOW). The location for the dinner is once again El Cid Mexican Cuisine. The evening starts at 6 p.m. and the honoree is Cheryl Liston of Ahwahnee, who broke her back in a car accident last June. Friends and other ...

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Middle School Madness Saturday Night

OAKHURST – Saturday, Nov. 16 all area Junior High students are invited to attend Middle School Madness, a fun-filled party at a gymnastics studio, hosted by five Yosemite High students who are raising funds for a trip to Europe next year. Middle School Madness goes from 7 – 11 p.m. at Gymnastics By Diane located at 40879 Hwy. 41.

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Mompreneurs: Cheryce’s Creations

Written by YHS sophomore Narayan Black OAKHURST – Many people know Cheryce Chartier from her years of working at Pak and Page and Creative Hands. Few people know that she is also a skilled Mompreneur: a dedicated mom who is also busy building her own niche in business. She has been working her crafts for five years now and sells ...

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All Smiles Following Free Dental Day

COARSEGOLD — Kids played toss while waiting patiently outside the offices of Coarsegold Dental on Saturday, Nov. 9. Inside, the entire practice was buzzing with activity. For a second year in a row, the team of doctors Kendall, Geyer and Francom, with their colleagues, offered free dental care to the community. In a busy day of donated dentistry, the practice ...

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Coarsegold Miner's Grill Honors Veterans

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Miner’s Grill is getting ready for an unbeatable event on Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The crowd-pleasing diner is preparing to serve free breakfast, lunch or dinner to any American veteran of war and anyone currently serving. The grill will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Chukchansi Awards Grants To Local Organizations

MADERA COUNTY – The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians announced nearly $1 million in community grants for 2013 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, during the regular meeting of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Tribal Council Chairwoman Nancy Ayala announced the 30 grants before the board, awarding funds to 28 different organizations, many in the mountain area. This is the seventh ...

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