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Young Masters Comes Out To Play At Madera County ArtsFest

COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the third annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 14.  Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County, held at Madera County Office of Education. “We are happy to be able to support art in such a fun way ...

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Sober Grad Tradition Continues For YHS Class of 2016

OAKHURST — Organizers behind the Yosemite High School PTA are busy pulling all the necessary elements together for a safe Sober Grad Party for the graduating seniors of YHS Class of 2016. The committee in charge is small but mighty and, even as elements are falling nicely into place, this marks an opportunity for parents and the community to participate ...

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Library Workshop On The Art Of Book Collecting

OAKHURST — Bibliophiles and those with aspirations, please note that local rare book collector Byron Lewis will share his knowledge this weekend in a free forum designed just for you. Lewis says that determining the price of an old book depends on a variety of aspects including its condition, how many people are seeking it and its subject matter. Here’s ...

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Sierra Mono Museum Welcomes Visitors To Open House

NORTH FORK — If you’re looking for something special to do this weekend, here’s an idea. The Sierra Mono Museum invites the community to stop by for an open house meet-and-greet on Saturday, May 28 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served at the free event. Home to a large display of ...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Start Your Outhouse!

Submitted by Karen Smith — MARIPOSA — The Rotary Mother Load Outhouse Derby Races are coming to Mariposa, and now’s the time to start working on your derby entry! Outhouse Races pit teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides inside on the “throne” while the other two team members push the decorated outhouses down the racetrack. ...

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Armed Forces Day Stand Down For Veterans

OAKHURST – All area veterans are invited to a family-style stand down on Saturday, May 21 at Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s sponsored by Caring Veterans of America, Inc. — the organization’s motto is “veterans helping veterans.” The upbeat day offers fellowship, free hot food, gear, entertainment, assistance with VA matters including registration, ...

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Taste Wine, Enjoy An Afternoon Of 1 For Haiti

Written by Susan Madden — In January, 2010, a massive earthquake hit Port Au Prince in Haiti, causing widespread detruction and dispair. It also brought the world’s attention to this island nation, the poorest in the western hemisphere. In August of 2010, my husband Tim and I made our first trip to Haiti, a trip that led to the creation ...

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Bring Back Sierra Mountaineer Days

OAKHURST — If you’re someone who talks about the “good ol’ days” when the whole town celebrated local heritage together and nobody wanted to miss it, you can plan to attend a meeting on Thursday, May 19, and share in the vision to bring back Sierra Mountaineer Days. Gwen Dunn, formerly Gwen Lopez, is determined to do just that. She’s ...

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70th Annual Chowchilla Fair Starts Thursday

CHOWCHILLA – For those who love a good ol’ country fair, it’s not too long a trip to the valley for “Country Nights and Carnival Lights,” the theme for the 2016 Chowchilla Madera County Fair. The excitement begins Thursday, May 19, and will run through Sunday, May 22. This year’s action packed entertainment will include bull riding, mutton busting, pro ...

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Bass Lake Block Party Celebrates Water, Finally!

BASS LAKE — Bass Lake is about to burst with activity as businesses host a day of open houses and celebration around the lake on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All the local lake businesses are expected to have specials and fun activities scheduled. It’s the first time the lake has been full of water for ...

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