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Win $500 With Your Pomegranate Recipe

MADERA – As the second annual Madera Pomegranate Celebration nears, organizers are once again soliciting pomegranate infused recipes for the National Pomegranate Recipe Contests sponsored by Stiebs. “Recipes can use pomegranate arils, pomegranate juice, or juice concentrate,” said KC Pomering, a member of the Madera Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Alliance which puts on the festival.

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Grizzly Century Bike Run This Saturday

Hundreds expected to hit the trail from the North Fork School NORTH FORK – The 20th annual Grizzly Century bike ride to promote the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway wheels into town Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Grizzly ride promotes appreciation of the Scenic Byway, and benefits improvements and restoration on roads, highways and other ...

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Sierra Art Trails 2012 Features 108 Artists

Art includes jewelry, glass, paintings, metalwork, sculptures and more OAKHURST – It’s shaping up to be a perfect weekend for Sierra Art Trails, celebrating 10 years of the Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour. This much-anticipated event draws hoards to the mountain area each year, to see local artists and art featured in homes, studios and galleries in eastern Madera and ...

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Pomegranate Celebration Comes to Madera

Scores of vendors will offer all things pomegranate MADERA – The Madera Tourism Alliance of the Madera Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its second annual Madera Pomegranate Celebration week Oct. 27 through Nov. 4. The event will include recipe contests, golf and softball tournaments, a two-day festival and more. Madera is developing a reputation as the “Heart of ...

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Lawrence Runs Smokey Bear Run/Walk Again

BASS LAKE – The 25th annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, at beautiful Bass Lake. Among the familiar faces will be local resident Christine Lawrence. This will be her eighth year running the Smokey Bear. Christine and her friend, Virginia Lazar, won first place in their divisions the first time they ran it. Once a ...

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Grizzly Century Bike Rally Celebrates 20 Years

On Saturday, Oct. 6, grab your bike and join the Griz for the 20th anniversary of the North Fork Fall Festival! Which Griz? The Grizzly Century bike rally, of course! Many organizations in North Fork, Calif., will be cooperatively celebrating 20 years of the Fall Festival through various events presented in the community. The North Fork History Group (NFHG) will ...

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See You At The Fair

This weekend the mountain area holds the event I wait for all year – the Mariposa County Fair. Nothing beats a good old fashioned county fair! The fair always brings back wonderful childhood memories for me. The smells, the rides, the exhibits, even the carnies warm my heart. I grew up over on the Central Coast, and every year my ...

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Picking Apples In Curry Village Helps Save Bears

YOSEMITE — You are invited to an apple picking party in Yosemite this Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. This is an annual event that was started as part of efforts to help reduce bear-human contact in the park, and to “Help Keep Yosemite’s Bears Wild.” “The historic, ripe apples attract bears to developed areas and alter ...

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