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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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Audubon Showcases Diverse Life In Vernal Pools

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Generous rains this winter have spawned a luxuriant rebirth of plant life in the Sierra foothills and Central Valley, greening up the landscape and bringing renewed vigor to its ecosystems. Beneficiaries of this largesse include the picturesque and biologically rich vernal pools that are a distinctive hallmark of this remarkable setting. The Yosemite Area Audubon ...

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SNO Readers Share Snow Day Pics

MOUNTAIN AREA — Snow fell, classes were canceled, some businesses closed, and people posted pictures of their various views on the Sierra News Online Facebook page. We pulled those photos into a community album. Thank you, for sharing your photos and a little chilly slice of your life with the rest of us. Click on images to enlarge.

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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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Coolwater Ranch Presents Guitarist Mike Dowling

AHWAHNEE —  Robin and the crew at Coolwater Ranch are kicking off their 2017 concert series with guitarist extraordinaire Mike Dowling, on Saturday, Jan. 21. When the late, great Vassar Clements heard Mike Dowling play guitar back in 1975 he did the sensible thing. He hired him. Mike was the guitarist in Vassar’s first touring band and can be heard ...

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Mono Indian Storytelling With Gaylen Lee

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to come, sit, and listen to Mono storytelling by local Elder and author Gaylen Lee. The gathering takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Mono Museum, located at 33103 Road 228 in North Fork. Gaylen Lee is the author of Walking Where We Lived: Memoirs of a ...

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Audubon Program Showcases Ugandan Wildlife

Contributed by Len McKenzie — OAKHURST — Here’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, as it was cancelled last week due to inclement weather and is now scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19. Sierra foothill residents who have enjoyed Mariposan Matthew Matthiessen’s slide programs for the Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) or other local organizations know the John C. Fremont ...

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Welcome To Whiskey Wednesdays At Yosemite Gateway Bar

OAKHURST — Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant and Bar are now offering a new whiskey and bourbon experience to entice the refined palate and the curious alike, with Whiskey Wednesdays, starting Jan. 25. Each week features whiskey and the evening’s special dish to go along with it. An inviting central fireplace and comfortable low seating adds to the ambiance, as you watch weather ...

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Yosemite Ski And Snowboard Area Open

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, formerly Badger Pass, including the Nordic Center, opens on Saturday, Jan. 14. The Day Lodge, rentals and food service will all open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Lifts are open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A courtesy shuttle is offered daily to and from Yosemite Valley lodges and the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.. Snow ...

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