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IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scam

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.” People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person ...

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Landscaping With Drought-Tolerant Native Plants

Submitted by Kris Randal —  MARIPOSA — After over four years of drought, perhaps you are wondering if you can still have a garden or maintain colorful and thriving landscapes.  If so, think about utilizing drought-tolerant California native plants! Join the Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners at the Board of Supervisors Chambers on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to ...

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Sheriff’s Warning On Recent Rash Of Mail Theft

COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents once again to be on the lookout for mail theft. Mail theft continues to be a problem, especially in the more rural areas of the county where residents have roadside mail boxes. Stealing mail from an unsecured mailbox only takes a few seconds, but problems arising from the theft ...

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Good Medicine and J.J. Rymer At Mariposa Art Park

MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – rolls out the second to last weekend of the 2016 season, presenting, live, in concert, J. J. Rymer on Friday, Aug. 19, and Good Medicine on Saturday, Aug. 20. Singer/songwriter J. J. Rymer ...

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Last Weekend This Summer For Music On The Green

Written by Ronnie Sweeting —  MARIPOSA — It’s the last weekend of the 2016 season of Music on the Green, the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors. This weekend at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa the series will feature two of the best we’ve ever presented: the Little Fuller ...

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Native Tradition Workshops With Julia Parker

YOSEMITE — One of the preeminent Native American basket makers and tribal elders in California will lead two workshops this fall on the subjects of basket weaving and native food preparation. Julia Parker will take the helm for a pair of Yosemite Conservancy Experience Packages using the knowledge she’s gained as a respected elder and long-time cultural demonstrator in the park. ...

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Beat The Heat

MOUNTAIN AREA — Temperatures are climbing once again this summer season. How will you stay cool? The Mariposa County Health Department recommends avoiding strenuous activity during the heat of the day, staying in a cool environment like an air conditioned home or business, relaxing in the shade while drinking plenty of water, or visiting the community pool facility. Outdoor activities ...

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Find Insect Repellent That’s Right For You

MOUNTAIN AREA — With so much talk about mosquitoes in the news every day, it seems like a good idea to use a proper repellent. It’s not just a matter of inconvenience to swat away a few bugs. Instead, it’s become more of a necessity to use some kind of repellent for the purpose of proactive healthcare. The market is jammed with products ...

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Rock, Country & Folk Americana At The Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting —  MARIPOSA –Music on the Green continues into the tenth weekend of thirteen, presenting The Jespersons on Friday, Aug. 12, and The Redding Bros. Band on Saturday, Aug. 13. Performing original Neo/World Folk Americana music, The Jespersons sing and play in an “around the campfire” style found in Australia, homeland of half of the duo, Kaye ...

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Crab Cakes Sold To Charles Street Dinner House Owners

OAKHURST — Crab Cakes Family Seafood Restaurant is in the process of being sold to new owners from across the bridge in Mariposa. Crab Cakes’ owner Roman Zabicki confirmed this morning that he and wife Laura have sold their locals’ favorite family restaurant to Raymond and Jennifer Newman. The Newmans own the Charles Street Dinner House in Mariposa. Roman said that ...

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