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Mariposa Rotary Presents Art, Wine & Wheels

Submitted by Marc Gendron MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Rotary Club will host the 10th annual Art, Wine and Wheels Festival on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 6 p.m.at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. This fun-filled family event features wine tasting from a variety of local wineries, an art exhibit and car show. Proceeds from the event assist the Mariposa community with ...

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Dream Playhouse Winner Announced

Submitted by Izzi Stalder MARIPOSA – Once upon a time there was a beautiful little girl named Bryn. She had long brown hair, dazzling brown eyes and the sweetest smile. Little Bryn was only six years old, and there was something very special about her – something magical.

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Chickens, Greenhouses & Gardening At Free Workshops

Written by Theresa Catlin What do gardening, raising chickens and designing a greenhouse have in common? They all fall under the definition of “permanent agriculture” or Permaculture. Bill Mollison, an Australian and one of the founders of permaculture, describes it this way: “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than ...

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Rooting For New Master Gardeners

Submitted by Elizabeth Gabriel MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Master Gardeners’ ranks have increased by four new members. Monique Kolster, Jacob Reynolds, Jennifer LaDuca and Laura Pound all attended 64 hours of college-level horticultural instruction to earn their badges. Since 1995, Mariposa Master Gardeners have contributed approximately 33,000 hours of community service.

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Last Chance To Win Awesome Playhouse

MARIPOSA – If you’ve been looking for your dream house – that is, dream playhouse – it’s not too late to find it. This is the final week of raffle ticket sales for a beautifully designed and built Lawson Construction Playhouse, with tickets selling for $10 each and all proceeds going to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa, ...

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Mariposa Butterfly Festival Takes Flight

MARIPOSA – It’s going to be a busy trio of beautiful spring days as thousands flit into town for the annual Butterfly Festival, held the first weekend in May starting Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Organizer Jeanetta Phillips wants everyone to know it’s a “family-friendly few days of fun, with no admission cost, and lots of live interaction ...

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Mariposa Air Fair Offers Free Airplane Rides

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Airport will host the annual Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day on Saturday, Apr. 26. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the festivities last until 3 p.m. with free airplane rides for youngsters. The Air Fair is a fly-in community event featuring a range of attractions including fly-bys and demonstrations, antique aircraft, Warbirds from ...

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Small Plane Crashes Near Mariposa

MARIPOSA – At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, Mariposa County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a plane possibly down in the 6000 block of Highway 49 North, near the Mariposa – Yosemite Airport. With the use of a fixed wing aircraft manned by the Sheriff’s Office and the CHP helicopter, the small private plane was located ...

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Be Part Of A Huge Science Project

MARIPOSA – On May 8, the University of California is asking the public to join its faculty, students, staff, 4-H members and volunteers, and Master Gardeners in a vast science project across the state, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). One hundred years ago on that date, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever ...

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Free Workshop On Year-Round Gardening

MARIPOSA COUNTY – You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Senior Citizen Hall, 10340 Greely Hill Road, Greely Hill. She will cover which things grow best in cool weather and which do best in warm weather, ...

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