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Free Services For Veterans At Mariposa Stand Down

MARIPOSA – All veterans are invited to a Veterans’ Stand Down on Saturday, Mar. 9, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., outdoors at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The Mariposa Veterans’ Stand-Down encourages all area vets to visit for an array of free services and amenities, throughout an upbeat day complete with food, refreshments and music.

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Backgammon Tournament in North Fork

NORTH FORK – If you love backgammon or want to learn to play, you are in luck. North Fork is having a backgammon tournament through Slim’s Koffee Shak. Backgammon is considered one of the world’s oldest board games, perhaps 5,000 years! Wikipedia

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St. Paddy's Day Mixer At North Fork Pizza Factory

NORTH FORK – There’ll be green salad, green pizza and green beer at the St. Patrick’s Day Mixer at the North Fork Pizza Factory, sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce. Music will be provided by Sierra DJ, and the North Fork Dance Club will do a bit of Irish Step Dancing, under the direction of owner Christina DeGarcia.

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Madera County Arts Council Celebrates 30 Years

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera Arts Council will commemorate 30 years of promoting art and artists in Madera County with a community celebration Mar. 23. at the Hatfield Hall, Madera District Fair Grounds, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening is set to be a fun celebration of all that the Council and the county’s artists have accomplished over the ...

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Save The Past For The Future At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST – In the constant effort to maintain, operate and improve Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park and its Historical Research Library, Sierra Historic Sites Association relies largely on memberships and donations. Everyone is cordially invited to join Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) to help support Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park this New Year by becoming a member.

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4-Course German Fest Served Up By Oakhurst Chamber

OAKHURST – Reports out of Europe last fall say that traditional German garb like lederhosen for men and dirndl dresses for women are making a fast fashion comeback. That’s good news for the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, who recently announced they’re planning the first annual celebration of German Fest for Saturday, Mar. 2 at 6 p.m., at the Oakhurst ...

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Register Now For Bass Lake Classic Triathlon

BASS LAKE – Preparations are under way for the third annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon, set for Saturday, June 1, and registrations are now being accepted. Bass Lake, located in the Sierra National Forest about 20 minutes south of Yosemite National Park, has a long history in the sport of triathlon.

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Rotary Crab Feed Features Major Raffle Prizes

OAKHURST – History tells us ancient comic playwright Aristophanes said, “You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.” While that may still be so, nothing can stop hoards of hungry mountain folk from walking straight over to the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary’s 27th Annual Crab Feed, on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Kim Bethel Spins Fleece Into A Beautiful Life

NORTH FORK — Local resident Kim Bethel is a very busy person these days with the new business she started this year, Down Home Hand Spun Fibers. Kim has a Belfast mini fiber mill housed in a converted carport and she processes animal fleece into ‘roving’, a cleaned, carded and wound natural product that can then be spun into yarn ...

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