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Local Boutique Is Simply Superb

OAKHURST – Simple to Superb Local Boutique invites everyone to the first of what they hope will become an annual wine tasting event on Friday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those attending will have the opportunity to see what’s new in fashion for fall and winter. Owner Diane Valadon and manager Krista Gorman say they are excited to ...

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'A Bed of Roses' Gets New Owners

OAKHURST – A popular bed and breakfast near Yosemite is under new ownership. Steve and Mary Kay Eicholtz took over A Bed of Roses B&B earlier this year and have been keeping busy ever since, making numerous changes to the property. Although taking over the property has proven to be a lot of work, the couple agree that they are ...

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New Business Owner Is Living His Dream

OAKHURST – All Weather Roofing & Building Supply Co. has a new owner, and he is having fun in his new venture! Barry Shrewsbury invites everyone to stop in on Saturday, Sept. 15, to take the tour. Since Shrewsbury took over the business on July 20, lots of things are new. The most interesting to many is the fact that ...

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High-Flying New Business Zips Into Town

Typically I start my day with a cup of coffee, quick check for important emails and at least a glance at the morning news. This last Friday was totally atypical. Of course it started with coffee, but from there it went downhill…on a steel cable that is. I went zipping on Friday. Zipping through the trees, zipping over ponds and ...

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New Life For The ‘Mountain House’

The whole town has been buzzing since word got out that someone bought the Mountain House. The Mountain House restaurant, located at Highway 41 and the Bass Lake turnoff (Road 222), had been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for many years, so when the doors closed in late 2009, it was another blow to the economy of the ...

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Flooring And Paint Store Moves West

When driving up Highway 41 from the center of Oakhurst, you might notice something is missing at the address that reads 40409. After 18 years in the same location, American Floors & Interiors—Kelly Moore Paints has moved. They are now located in Suite A of the Enterprise Center at 40088 Highway 49 in Oakhurst. The new space has allowed them ...

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Willow Bridge Books Closes Its Doors

When Willow Bridge Bookstore closed its doors on August 12, it saddened a lot of people. But none so much as the woman who put her heart and soul into it for the past six years, owner Monica McClanahan. “I was trying to do too much and I ended up in the hospital,” Monica told SierraNewsOnline. “It was like a ...

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Madera Winery Wins National Award

Vya Vermouth is Quady’s claim to fame MADERA – Quady Winery is a real winner. It’s the winner of a 2012 American Treasures Award, announced last month by the nonprofit “Made: In America.” The Madera Wine Trail winery is well known for its sweet dessert wines and its Vya vermouth. Vya impressed the advisory committee at the nonprofit MADE: In ...

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Dave Wolin Presents Madera County To California Film Commission

Madera County Film Commissioner Dave Wolin displayed the benefits of filming in Madera County and the Southern Yosemite region to the film industry during the quarterly meeting of the California Film Commission in Los Angeles last week. Using a powerpoint presentation, Commissioner Wolin showed some of the history of Madera County filming, from the “Great Outdoors”, filmed at Bass Lake, ...

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Think Local First!

As we lose yet another small business in Oakhurst with the closing of the Willow Bridge Book Store, it reminds us once again of the impact that our spending choices can have on our mountain communities. Yosemite/Sequoia Think Local First is a campaign that celebrates and supports local economies and the people who make our community unique, happy, and strong ...

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