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Auditions Held For “The Story” Of Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, announces auditions for actors in Mariposa for a brand new annual event: The Story. The Story is the story of Mariposa itself – a multi-media theater piece written by Les Marsden, who will also direct. The initial 2017 installment of The Story covers the history of ...

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Mariposa Deputy Honored With Congressional Badge Of Bravery

FRESNO — Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez, a 10-year veteran of the department at the time he was wounded in the line of duty on Oct. 1, 2015, was honored today for his bravery. Senator Dianne Feinstein today awarded the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to Deputy Mirelez, who “exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip To Wawona

YOSEMITE — Be on the lookout for warblers, woodpeckers, flycatchers, wrens, and an abundance of coyotes as Yosemite Audubon members set out on a three-mile stroll around the meadow in Wawona. The field trip is scheduled for Saturday, Jun. 3. Participants can meet at Burger King in Oakhurst at 7:30 a.m. for carpooling, or meet in front of the store in Wawona ...

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11th Annual Mariposa Farm And Ranch Tour

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Agri Nature Association (MANA) will once again host the annual Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour, slated for Saturday, Sept. 30. MANA is a nonprofit organization founded to promote conservation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of Mariposa County’s agricultural bounty, natural resources, and scenic landscape. The Farm and Ranch Tour is one way MANA educates the public about Mariposa’s ...

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Music On The Green Returns To Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — The 26th season of Music on the Green – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – begins the first weekend in June, presenting live, in-concert at the Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa: Nicholas Lefler on Friday, June 2, and Soul Galaxy on Saturday, June ...

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Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art And Wine Festival

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in the state, and west of the Rocky Mountains it’s the oldest courthouse still in use. Now, the public is invited to stroll around the stately grounds and enjoy a blend of fine art and great wine, as Mariposa Yosemite Art and Wine Festival returns for its 13th year on Saturday, May 27. ...

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Free Ceramics Demo At Mariposa Art And Wine Fest

MARIPOSA––– The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to host ceramic artist and Marine Corps veteran, Ehren Tool, who will give a free presentation and demonstration at the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art and Wine Festival, Saturday, May 27 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn, 5088 Bullion Street, Mariposa. Over his career, Ehren Tool has created over 20,000 ...

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Fireside Chat With Julia Parker

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center invite the public to a Fireside Chat with master basket weaver and storyteller Julia Parker. The event takes place on Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m. and admission is free. The Museum and History Center is located at 5119 Jessie Street. Julia Florence Parker was born 1929, according to Wikipedia, and is a ...

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Slow For Butterfly Migration In Yosemite

By C. Lee-Roney, NPS YOSEMITE — Highway 140 between Crane Creek and Parkline has become a killing zone for thousands of California tortoiseshell butterflies. This species emerges in spectacular numbers in some years (last in 2010), and is thought to be the source of Mariposa County’s name, which is Spanish for butterfly. Please help minimize the number of butterflies killed by ...

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Head-On Crash Claims The Life Of A Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A head-on collision on Highway 140 in the Catheys Valley area has claimed the life of a Mariposa man. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, Dale Giantomasso, 62, of Peotone, Ill., was westbound on Highway 140 just east of Chase Ranch in a 2006 Newmar Ventana motorhome, when for unknown reasons, he drifted across the center ...

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