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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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Coarsegold Woman Releases First CD at 75

‘Music of the Senses’ Celebrates Eastern Mantras, Mother Nature – Barbara Ulman was born with an ear for music and poetry. She was also born with a love of being active in the great outdoors, and of taking time to meditate on the sounds and vibrations she finds there. Now, as she celebrates three-quarters of a century of a life ...

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Featured Artist- Courtney Lynn

To describe Courtney Lynn, as an artist, and mother, is accurate but perhaps limiting. She allows time to play daily, strives for balance, appreciates the complexity and simplicity of a life lived abundantly and self identifies herself as obsessed with juicing, nutrition and natural healing. Friends have described her as an inspired blend of pin-up girl gone hippie: Janice Joplin ...

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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

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 their natural ...

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Dave Wolin Presents Madera County To California Film Commission

Madera County Film Commissioner Dave Wolin displayed the benefits of filming in Madera County and the Southern Yosemite region to the film industry during the quarterly meeting of the California Film Commission in Los Angeles last week. Using a powerpoint presentation, Commissioner Wolin showed some of the history of Madera County filming, from the “Great Outdoors”, filmed at Bass Lake, ...

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GCT Presents "The Shame Of Tombstone"

Tombstone, Ariz., may have been “The Town Too Tough to Die,” but it wasn’t too tough to be scandalized by “The Masked Canary,” a performer at the Birdcage Theatre. There she was, a voice like an angel, and there they were, the miners and soldiers who came more to hoot and ogle than to listen. The local upright, uptight matrons ...

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A Little Q & A With Rich Severson

Rich Severson, author, teacher, professional musician and Coarsegold resident, recently hosted a jazz guitar concert at the Queens Inn Wine & Beer Garden in Oakhurst. Twenty guitarists and 10 bass players from across the United States performed at the event. All of these musicians were participating in an annual five-day Yosemite Jazz Workshop at Evergreen Conference Center, hosted by Severson ...

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Live Music at the North Fork Pizza Factory

The Pizza Factory in North Fork has started a new tradition – Live Music on Tuesday Nights! Every Tuesday, one of the local groups comes out to entertain, and it is a treat to have live music in North Fork this summer! Performers so far have included: Amy Duke, accompanied by Dave Novell of Sugar Pine fame; the very lively ...

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