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Biking Across America With Bob Kaspar: Into The Desert, And Trouble

Editor’s Note: Here’s our second report from experienced climber, world traveler and longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar, who is riding coast to coast from California to his hometown near Boston, Massachusetts. Last week, Bob left town with his 14-ounce tent and little else, and posted from the road, Biking Across America: Bob Kaspar Goes Home.  This week, we pick up with Bob ...

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Celebration Of Life For Max Stauffer Postponed Until Fall

FISH CAMP — The celebration of life for Max Stauffer that had been scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp, has been postponed until a date as yet to be determined, later this year. “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, the celebration of life for Max Stauffer that was to take place on Saturday, May ...

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Oakhurst Audubon Program Will Feature Sierra Dragonflies

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The arrival of spring each year heralds a time of rebirth, renewal and the emergence of new life forms. Among the myriad plants and wildlife species that ornament, refresh and animate the spring landscape are the “odes” of the insect world, members of the order Odonata (“toothed ones”), more commonly known people as dragonflies ...

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Solar Arrays Now Power North Fork And Minarets Schools

NORTH FORK – A bit of overcast didn’t stop students at North Fork Elementary School from learning about, and being amazed by the power of the sun. On Friday, Mar. 24, students and teachers, administrators and Chawanakee School Board members gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new solar arrays now providing power at the North Fork School. The ...

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My Heel Hurts! Treating And Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

By Virginia Eaton — I’ve run into an amazing number of people recently suffering from plantar fasciitis (one of those Greek phrases meaning inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot). I’ve had this condition and most people I know have either struggled with it themselves or are closely related to someone who has; it can take ...

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Roaring And Soaring: Schools Host Spirit Night Together

Submitted by Kathy Murphy — OAKHURST — The Parent Teacher Club of Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) and the Parent Teacher Association of Wasuma Elementary are proud to announce they are partnering together to host a Spirit Night Festival on Friday, May 12, from 5 – 8 p.m. on the OES campus. Click on image to enlarge. This is the first time ...

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Sierra Art Trails Online Applications Due May 17th

OAKHURST — If you want to apply for a spot in Sierra Art Trails (SAT) open studio tour, held the first weekend in October, you still have about two weeks to get your online application turned in. The last day to submit an application to participate is Wednesday, May 17th. This is the first year the SAT application process is on-line ...

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Mamma Mia Sing Along At Yosemite High

OAKHURST — If you have a dream, honey honey, then gimme! gimme! gimme! your attention, and get all your super troupers down to the theater at Yosemite High School on Friday, May 5, as the Theater Arts Department stages a fundraiser in the form of a Mamma Mia Sing Along. It starts at 7 p.m. The iconic 2008 film will ...

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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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Wine And Cheese In The Garden At North Fork School

NORTH FORK —  The mountain community is invited to enjoy local wines, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Sugar Pine at “Wine and Cheese in the Garden” on Sunday, May 7, from 2-5 p.m. in the North Fork School Garden. Tours will be conducted by master gardener Hansel Kern. Child care will be provided at no charge, and you must be ...

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