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First Winter Ascent Of Mt. Whitney Featured At Scenic Byway Meeting

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a presentation by well-known wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at the North Fork School. The presentation will be part of the annual Sierra Vista Scenic Byway meeting. In 1928, Orland Bartholomew made a 300-mile trek in mid-winter from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, which included the first winter ascent ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA — Because of our now-it’s-spring, now-it’s-winter-again weather, you may have been wary of getting a start on your summer garden. Remember, Mariposa’s historic “last frost date” can come in early May. Ease your mind. Mariposa Master Gardeners have been propagating since last fall and seed-germinating since February. The annual spring plant sale is Saturday, Apr. ...

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Adventist Health Announces New Direction

CENTRAL VALLEY – Adventist Health has been an integral part of the communities it serves, providing faith-based whole-person care for more than 100 years. As consumer expectations and the healthcare industry have evolved, so has the health system. In starting the next chapter of its story, Adventist Health has announced a new brand direction that will be shared system-wide. The ...

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Bass Lake School District Seeks Community Input On New Superintendent

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees has selected Leadership Associates’ executive search advisor Sally Frazier, assisted by Juan Garza, to conduct the recruitment and comprehensive search process for the selection of the next district superintendent. In March, current Superintendent Glenn Reid announced his retirement, effective in August of 2017. Community input will be ...

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Celebrate Earth Day In North Fork

NORTH FORK — The community of North Fork will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, Apr. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Fork Elementary School. “Come to the exact center of California to learn how to keep our planet healthy,” say organizers. “This will be a time to socialize, network and learn from various exhibitors.” Eco products, recycling techniques, rummage sale ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Jordan Borrayo

BASS LAKE — The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at The Pines Resort in support of Jordan Borrayo. Jordan will be 14 in June. Her family has lived through tragedy in the last few years, according to HOW organizers. On March, 10, Jordan’s sister Jenna, 16, was found deceased in her car, submerged in a pond ...

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Time Running Out For Free Disposal Of Tree Slash

NORTH FORK —  Residents who would like to take advantage of the Air Curtain Burner located at the Old Mill Site to dispose of woody slash materials are encouraged to do it sooner than later. Cal Fire will be suspending the acceptance of material on Saturday, Apr. 29. The Air Curtain Burners are available to help residents dispose of unwanted ...

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Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Coarsegold

MADERA COUNTY — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Apr. 6, at the Coarsegold Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m.. On the agenda for the evening are Matt Treber, Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development; and Jared Carter, Deputy Director of the Public Works Department. ...

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Exhibits And Stories And Music, Oh My!

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a free public program featuring Cara Goger, Executive Director of the Mariposa County Arts Council (MCAC), on Thursday, Apr. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140. Ms. Goger will be focusing on the new directions that the MCAC will be taking in the coming year, ...

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Relay For Life Gears Up For May 2017 Event

OAKHURST — Eastern Madera County’s Relay for Life organizers are excited to announce plans for their 2017 event, The Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst. The theme this year is “Musicals.” “Partnering with the American Cancer Society, our local community of volunteers ...

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