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Make Your Own Salad Dressing

When I have clients who are ready to organize their diet around real food, one of the very first things I encourage them to do is eat a salad every day and skip the store-bought salad dressing in favor of homemade. The beauty of a salad every day is that it adds a significant amount of nutrient dense food to ...

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Downtown North Fork Welcomes New Youth Center

NORTH FORK – Kids in North Fork will soon have a place to gather for tutoring, mentoring, video games, homework or just hanging out. Kory and Mallory Nunez, along with a group of dedicated volunteers, are hard at work in the new Public Coffee House, next door to the North Fork Hardware Store, where they will realize the dream of ...

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AAUW Program: Exploring China With Brian Moczygemba

MARIPOSA — The local Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a talk, “Exploring the Education and Culture of China,” presented by Brian Moczygemba on Thursday, Mar. 9 at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140. The program is free and open to the public. The presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. Moczygemba’s website displays the following quote from T.S. Eliot: ...

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Escape to Death Valley: Mesquite Sand Dunes

Last year we had visited Death Valley at this same time and were wowed by the “Superbloom.” We discovered zero wildflowers this year but there are always incredibly beautiful areas to explore in Death Valley and one of those are the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. They are a beautiful place to visit in the morning when we could see the ...

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Guard Against Deadly Hantavirus While Spring Cleaning

The abundant sunshine has turned my thoughts to spring and the evitable spring cleaning that most of us undertake to mark the end of winter. Garages and closets get reorganized. Seasonal cabins that have lain dormant for five or six months are opened up, and aired out. The problem with spring-cleaning those rooms and buildings that have been shut tight ...

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The History Mystery #50

RAYMOND — This month we have two items we would like folks to check out and see if they know what they are or what they were used for. They were donated by local museum visitors and came from old family homes. We have had many guesses but no definitive answer. The board item looks homemade and the green metal ...

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Yosemite High Theater Festival Standouts

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School Theater Arts students enjoyed the process and earned awards at the Lenaea Theater Festival in Folsom last month. The Lenaea Festival is the largest high school theater festival in Northern California, with more than 60 schools participating in the program. Yosemite High School seniors Zoe Bush and Kelly Ravel earned special Judges Awards for their ...

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Top 5 Meal Delivery Services: Are They Worth It?

In the past year or so, meal delivery services have flourished online. Aimed toward the “busy cook” these services send you the ingredients for a certain number of pre-designated meals. This is an attractive proposition for those of us living in the mountains, since it can be daunting to drive to town just to get a couple of missing ingredients. ...

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Snowshoeing From Fish Camp with Sally and Raven

Sally, Raven and their human pack had been holed up inside for too long, a result of our recent storms. We didn’t have to travel far to find good snowshoeing, interesting things to see and Mother Nature’s snow art in Fish Camp. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.09 miles (but you can go more or less if you want to) ...

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