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You’re Invited To Nic Medina’s Welcome Home Party!

OAKHURST — After more than six months, Nicolas Medina is back at home following a devastating car accident, from which he has recovered beyond all expectation. Now, friends and supporters are invited to a celebration on Saturday, May 27 at the Oakhurst Community Center from 2 – 5 p.m. Let there be cake! “Nicolas was in an accident on Oct. ...

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Awesome Auction And Dinner For ALS Daddy David Tringali

COARSEGOLD — “It’s late but I’m up taking care of my husband’s ventilation and couldn’t sleep. Not that you needed to know that,” Amber Tringali’s message read. “I hope this all makes sense, it is almost two in the morning. The community is throwing us a fundraiser and I feel so incredibly blessed because medical expenses are piling up.” The medical ...

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A Misty Day with the Dogwood Blooms at Nelder Grove

I never imagined the beauty that Nelder Grove held on a day when the floating mist was hiding the tops of the towering Giant Sequoias. Raindrops on dogwood blooms and leaves made me stop and admire them. And, have you ever wondered how some of these big trees got their names? Where: Sierra National Forest, Nelder Grove Distance: 2.1 miles, ...

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The Magic Potential Of Peppercorns

I owe my ex-husband an apology. He loves black pepper and tops every savory dish placed in front of him with a substantial amount of ground of peppercorn. He said that, aside from the spice and flavor black pepper adds, he really liked the crunch of coarsely ground peppercorns. It bothered me to no end that, before even tasting the ...

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Madera County ArtsFest: A Joyful Success

MADERA COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the fourth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 13.  Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County. ArtsFest was held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Madera County Office of Education. “This is such a fun ...

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Vision Academy Daffodil Photo Contest Winners

MOUNTAIN AREA — The results are in and the top entries in Vision Academy’s inaugural Daffodil Photography Competition have been recognized. The contest was open to adults and children, and entries were received by Mar. 31. Each spring our foothills come alive, peppered in gorgeous displays of yellow and white daffodils, organization board member Nicole Hoke noted at the onset of the ...

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More Good Salt May Not Be Bad

For years my younger son was a chocolate maker in Portland, gifted in combining flavors to create unusual combos that were remarkable yummy, like chili and orange, lemon with lavender and honey, or curry chocolate. My favorite of all time was dark chocolate sea salt caramels. I still occasional crave that heavenly salty-sweet combo! I have always found it curious ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Listed As “Hidden Gem”

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Adventurers looking for the spectacular scenery of Yosemite National Park without the crowds — there is a road less traveled right in your back yard. The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, recently featured as a California “Hidden Gem” by Visit California, is a 100-mile stretch of road from North Fork — the exact center of California — ...

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YARTS Bus Service Resumes On Highway 41 For Summer

MADERA COUNTY — YARTS buses will start rolling up Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park starting Monday, May 15, thanks to funding from the Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS). Now that YARTS has resumed service on the busy corridor, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public transportation to and ...

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