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Carbs Before Workout? Yes, Please.

By Virginia Eaton — The last couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure to work out with Oakhurst’s boot camp-queen, Suzy Peek. Her classes are an intense and sweaty affair that raises the heart rate and gets your endorphins flowing — I always leave these workouts with wobbly legs and a smile on my face. However, the last workout I ...

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Hiking with Sally In the Hoover Wilderness

Where: Inyo National Forest, Hoover Wilderness Distance: About 5 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,819’ – 10,338’ Date: August 6, 2015           Highlights: Sally and I headed up to Saddlebag Lake, then worked our way to the west through the Harvey Monroe Research Natural Area. Mount Conness at 12,590′ elevation towered above us as we wandered through the Hoover ...

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Back To School!

Laces were tied, backpacks were zipped, lunches were packed and perhaps even some tears were shed as mountain area residents got kids ready to return to school today, Monday, Aug. 17. Many noted on social media that it was a cruel coincidence Starbucks in Oakhurst is closed this week for a remodel. Undaunted, the community united and carried on despite ...

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Love At First Sight: Gail Hawksworth’s Gentle Giants

OAKHURST – They’ve been the subject of at least one sonnet, and the gift to kings. Yet, common questions about the creature include, “where’s the saddle,” and “how much does it poop,” along with “do you use a shovel?” Throughout her time loving and owning Irish Wolfhounds, Gail Hawksworth has heard it all, and has continued to help people separate ...

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Stay Cool, Drink More

By Virginia Eaton — Playing golf in the summer has some special perks. When you hit the ball on a fairway hardened from the heat it rolls a long, long way. Sometimes it evens rolls in the right direction, which makes me want to do the happy dance. Long roll aside, temperatures in the mid-90s also make the muscles and ...

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Donkey Joins The Crew On Willow Fire

LAKE HAVASU, AZ – With the stress of wildfire, it’s always great to find some fun and levity amidst the chaos, and we just couldn’t resist sharing this story. While Eastern Madera County had its own Willow Fire, there’s also one by that name burning in Arizona, and one nervous donkey found himself a bit stressed. Wild donkeys are familiar ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower

By Scott Lange — The 2015 Perseid meteor shower is upon us, and this is a great year to view the show because it falls at the same time as the new moon, meaning the sky will be very dark so the meteors are easier to see.  At its peak, the Perseids can rain down up to 100 meteors per ...

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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!

What’s your first memory of Smokey Bear? Smokey Bear has been one of the most effective characters for a continuing ad campaign — ever. He’s been in print, television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) and is recognized by 95 percent of adults and 77 percent of children in the U.S., according to the Ad Council. Smokey’s likeness has been ...

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Trying To Eat Well? Watch Out For Food Bullies

By Virginia Eaton I hate being manipulated. The only other thing that gets my blood pressure up faster is being bullied, and the current state of food marketing and labeling employs both tactics with a vicious force that has destroyed our health and endangered the health of our children, grandchildren and beyond. Do I sound angry? Good, because the more ...

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