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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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YHS Theater Arts Presents “In Process”

OAKHURST — My students are presenting three one-act plays, scenes, and monologues on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the YHS Theatre. We are calling the evening In Process and it includes material that the students will have just taken to the Lenaea High School Theater Festival in Folsom on Friday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. This is the largest high school theater ...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ducey’s on the Lake? Whether local or from out-of-town, patrons may enjoy a special four course dinner prepared by the Executive Chef Johnathan Frabotta. Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14 includes appetizer, starter, choice of entree and dessert. Prices vary depending on the entree selection, ranging from $55-$68. Reservations are requested for dinner by ...

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5th Annual Valentine’s Dinner And Dance

NORTH FORK — Plan now for an elegant evening as the North Fork Studio presents their 5th annual Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on Saturday, Feb. 11. Don your finest attire, make a date with your valentine, and dance to the music of the Sierra Jazz Band. By popular demand, the event has been moved back to the larger venue of ...

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Choctaw Storyteller Tim Tingle At Mariposa Storytelling Festival

Submitted by Cara Goger – MARIPOSA — Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw whose great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. He is an award-winning author and storyteller and will be making his third appearance at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Storytelling Festival. The 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival will be celebrating its Grand Finale weekend, Mar. ...

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Spend “An Evening In Paris” To Benefit AAUW

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Vive la France! Bid Bon Voyage to everyday life and spend “An Evening in Paris” at the French-themed fundraiser hosted by the Mariposa representatives of the American Association of University women (AAUW). The event is slated for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Patrons will stroll through a Parisian marketplace on their ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Features Master Liar Bil Lepp

MARIPOSA — He’s back! That master of the tall tale, Bil Lepp, whose audiences can hardly stop laughing long enough to catch the next twist in his extraordinary tales. Bil will be one of six featured nationally recognized storytellers at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival’s Grand Finale Celebration, Mar. 10 – 12. Events take place at ...

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