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Marilyn McPhie For Grand Finale Of Storytelling Fest

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Making her fourth appearance delighting our audience with her quick wit and humor, is San Diego Storyteller, Marilyn McPhie, who will be one of six master tellers performing at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festivals Grand Finale Celebration, March 10 – 12, 2017. Marilyn quickly connects with her audience, bringing ...

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Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding

CLOVIS – Here’s an event scheduled for early spring, and while it’s not being held in the foothills exactly, it’s noteworthy for its noble purpose. The Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding scholarship fundraiser is held to raise money for scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors in the surrounding mountain area. Participants will want to register for the 6th Annual ...

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Tip O’ The Hat For Soroptimist Soup And Salad Luncheon

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson OAKHURST — Women of Soroptimist International of The Sierras invite the community to their semi-annual Soup & Salad Luncheon. All are welcome to indulge in a salad bar set up with fresh toppings plus various homemade salads and two delicious soups  (chicken tortilla and Irish potato), along with rolls, iced tea or coffee, and dessert. This ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Welcomes David Novak

Written by Cara Goger–  MARIPOSA — Making his fourth appearance at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Storytelling Festival, gifted storyteller David Novak just had to be part of producer/ director, Marilyn Rudzik’s line-up for the 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival’s Grand Finale Celebration, scheduled for Mar. 10 – 12. “Storyteller David Novak is an on-stage wizard, spinning his tales with wild ...

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Getaway: Monarchs In Pismo (The Wanderers Live Longer)

CENTRAL COAST — With our only child in college now, it’s almost like my husband and I are dating again. We met and married relatively late in life, and spent our child-free time wisely, taking trips around the state. We lived in southern California then, and concentrated our weekends toward the south, between the desert and the sea. We enjoyed ...

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North Fork Boosters Host Citizen Of The Year Dinner

NORTH FORK — The community of North Fork will name its Citizen of the Year for 2016 at a dinner and celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Town Hall. This is the 38th year that the community will gather to celebrate its most honored citizen — someone chosen as being representative of the spirit of service and giving that ...

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Bigger Waterfall Means Better Firefall

YOSEMITE – We were mere amateurs among professionals, but no one seemed to mind, as a hush fell on the crowd looking out at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. Colors began to change on the cliffs, as light played with water, and in the setting sun, the mountain blazed with a fiery red and orange mirage: Firefall. Click on images ...

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Gaylen Lee And Leona Chepo: Mono Indian Storytelling

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to come, sit, and listen to Mono storytelling by local Elder and author Gaylen Lee and Elder Leona Chepo. The gathering takes place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Mono Museum, located at 33103 Road 228 in North Fork. Storytelling is only done in the winter, so this is ...

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Get Your Laughs On At Bass Lake Comedy Show

BASS LAKE — Get your funny bone tickled by three comics and a hilarious host at the Bass Lake Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 18. Torio Van Grol will take the stage as host, introducing Anthony K, Jaime Fernandez, and Alfonso Portella . Doors open at 7 p.m. and the stand-up starts at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show are available for ...

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Sierra News Online Hits 20,000 Facebook Likes

CENTRAL SIERRA — It happened last week. After thousands of stories on the website and an untold number of social media posts, Sierra News Online reached a milestone: 20,000 “likes” on Facebook. Having grown from a kitchen-table enterprise to a trusted source of news and information for the greater mountain area, those of us behind the scenes at SNO want to thank ...

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