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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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Master Drummer Wadaba Performs At Harvest Festival

PRATHER — Mamady ‘Wadaba’ Kourouma is a renowned local musician who lives with his wife, Keio Ogawa, in Three Rivers, California. Wadabe means ‘The Great Panther’, a nickname he was given because of his powerful ‘wild-cat-screaming’ sound on the djembe drum. Born into a blacksmith family of traditional Malinke drummers and raised in the village of Oroko near Kouroussa, Guinea, ...

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20th Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival

Music, local cuisine and all things nature at favorite area festival – PRATHER – Owners of Intermountain Nursery are once again opening their garden gates for the 20th Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival this weekend, Oct. 13-14. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday. Hosts Bonnie Bladen and Ray Laclergue are planning ...

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Tarantula Festival Honors Creepy-Crawlies

Visitors learn to appreciate this misunderstood arachnid – COARSEGOLD – Thousands of residents and visitors alike will be flocking to the Coarsegold Historic Village on Oct. 27 to celebrate the annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival. The event celebrates the eight-legged creatures that make their home in this community, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada about half an hour south ...

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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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