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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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Color Confidence, Step 3: Ready to Paint

If you’ve been dreaming of painting your home and you want a pulled-together, designer look, it’s time to move forward and make those dreams a reality. I know that selecting paint colors can be stressful and I won’t say “it’s only paint” since paint today can be expensive and the process time-consuming. I hope that you’ve read my previous Color ...

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Craft and Garden Workspaces: We Clean Up!

Spring Cleaning: We straighten up our garden craft supplies! True confession time! Where do you keep your junk, …. I mean “art supplies?” This is a term coined by our own George Weaver, who once showed us his shed, and “art supplies” is now our own term for the junkola that we cobble together to make ART for our gardens. ...

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Shelley’s Vintage ‘China’ Garden

Using china teapots and teacups as garden art! “I’m Shelley Hardman and I live on the Isle of Man which is a small Island in the middle of the Irish sea, between Ireland and Scotland, UK. On the Island we have four recycling centres where people can leave and take usable items free of charge. I’m a regular visitor along ...

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The History Mystery #15

Submitted by the Lynn Northrup of the Raymond Museum In December of 1912 the town of Raymond decided to publish a newspaper with one H.S. Martin as its editor. There was a printing office somewhere in the town and at least 25 weeks of the paper were published. This is No. 25 dated May 8th, 1913, and the only copy ...

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Oakminster Dog Show Returns To The Park

Submitted by Judi Hussain OAKHURST – Calling all dogs! It’s your day to shine on Sunday, Apr. 27, at Oakhurst Community Park. There’s something for every dog at the second annual “Oakminster” Dog Show, with all pooches—mixed breed and purebred—welcome. Owners are okay, too, if they’re well-behaved. Prizes to be awarded include “Best in Show.” The fundraiser, sponsored by Oakhurst ...

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Free Class On Growing Tomatoes

MARIPOSA COUNTY – According to the USDA, 93 percent of gardeners in the U.S. plant tomatoes every year. Clearly, it’s our most popular home-grown fruit. Now is the time to start thinking about planting, caring for and, finally eating it. The Mariposa County Master Gardeners will conduct a free workshop, Tomato 101, on Mar. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon ...

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The History Mystery #14

The three-story building in this color photograph appears to be for a business, but note the plants on the railing of the second story. Is it both residence and business? Is the building abandoned? Where is this structure located? Is the lower story made of brick and the upper one (ones?) made of lumber?

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