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Programs For Kids: Bass Lake Ed Foundation

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving makes its merry way in the busy days remaining before Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25. Again today, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our second spotlight, we feature an organization that serves mountain area youth with outstanding low and no-cost programs ...

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Listen Locally: KRYZ Community Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the dozen busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. We start with a locally broadcast and internet streaming source of news and entertainment playing great music ...

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Hiking the Lewis Creek Trail to Corlieu Falls and Beyond

Storms were scheduled to come in later in the day and we were thinking of a hike close to home, so we headed up the Lewis Creek Trail, traveling back in time as we walked along what was once the Sugar Pine Madera-Sugar Pine Lumber Company flume. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 3.81 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: ...

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Pine Tree Falls, Revealing Community Spirit

NORTH FORK — A dead pine came down suddenly with a loud “crack!” falling within a fraction of a second, says one man who was close at hand when it happened. The tree landed straight across Road 224 near Road 200 in North Fork on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8. That’s the bad news. The good news is that within about half-an-hour, the tree ...

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Heartburn Meds Now — Alzheimer’s Later?

By Virginia Eaton — When you’re in the middle of a severe heartburn or acid reflux attack, you would sell your mother for some relief! Many people turn to over-the-counter heartburn medication, often with great success. Unfortunately, some startling research recently released suggests that the danger of sustained use of some heartburn drugs — such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium ...

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The History Mystery #47

Submitted by Roger Mitchell — Question #1: Can anyone out there in Cyberland verify that the mill structure shown in the photo is the same mill as was built by the processing of Shaw Mining and Reduction Company in the summer and fall of 1888 for the processing of silver and lead ores from the Star Mine? Question #2: Does ...

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Pancakes And Pictures With Santa At The Pines

BASS LAKE — Anyone looking for an opportunity to meet the white bearded man from the North Pole, while indulging in breakfast delights, take note. The Pines Resort at Bass Lake offers a nice family breakfast with a view of the lake, followed by a visit with Santa. It’s a BYOC event, which means that mama-razzi, paparazzi, grand-razzi and others are reminded to “bring ...

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Snowshoeing from Chinquapin to Monroe Meadows

The first big snow of the season had fallen and we needed to check out the conditions. We were pleasantly surprised to find lots of fresh, virgin snow to snowshoe along the historic route that we know of as Old Glacier Point Road. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 5.59 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 6,071′ – 7,281′ Date: ...

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Let’s Talk About Coffee On An Empty Stomach

Coffee alternates between being reviled and exalted for its health benefits. It’s loaded with antioxidants, gives a powerful energy boost and is a terrific appetite suppressant. As for its downside it can be quite hard on the stomach as it stimulates the release of stomach acids, which is why, if you are prone to acid reflux or heart burn your ...

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Extreme Registration Events For Community College

OAKHURST — The State Center Community College District-wide Extreme Registration event is a super-handy, efficient, one-stop shop to assist students in completing registration for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester. Click on image to enlarge. All new and returning students are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered. Extreme Registration for Spring will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 2 ...

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