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Last Call For Oakhurst Time Capsule

OAKHURST – What can you share that represents modern life in this mountain town? The Centennial Committee of the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce wants to know: they’re reaching out to the community for items to be placed in a time capsule marking the town centennial. The time capsule will be sealed and buried at an unspecified location this year ...

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Need an Easy Holiday Appetizer? S|N|O Readers Share

We asked S|N|O fans on Facebook to fork over some favorite “make-and-take” holiday appetizers. Here’s how you responded: Warning: do not read on an empty stomach! Reader Amy Beebe makes bacon and cream cheese-studded jalapenos as her “go-to” dish, adding “it’s not restricted to the holidays. They’re always a hit!”

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Thanksgiving Dinner Everyone Can Eat

Yes You Can – Make a diabetic-friendly Thanksgiving dinner You blinked, and it’s here: Thanksgiving, also known as 38 minutes of eating a meal that takes 36 hours to make and 8 hours to digest. When it comes to cooking, in a world of Turducken, nothing seems simple, anymore. Is your turkey free range, organic and college educated? Will you ...

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Jesse Ross Cabin

If you haven’t purchased the book Exploring the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and spent a day or two or three on the tour that is literally in our back yard, then now is the time, before the snows come. The book is available for $15 at the Coarsegold Historic and Fresno Flats museums—close at hand. You can start the ...

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Bringing Home ‘Rescued’ Plants

Every year, while visiting my favorite nurseries, I prowl the sale tables in late August and September. I cheerfully call these plants that I purchase “rescued plants.” I bring them home at a much discounted price and find them a home in my garden so that they can make it through the winter.

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Fire and Manzanita Myths

It is a commonly heard in casual remarks on gardening topics and maintaining a landscape in the Sierra Foothills that Manzanita and other chaparral plants must be cut down and removed because they are so very flammable.

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1848-1850: Indian Unrest

There is a wonderful book all living in the San Joaquin Valley (and foothills) should own: Garden of the Sun, A History of the San Joaquin Valley: 1772-1939. The book is full of interesting events and people who made the history of this “garden of the sun.”

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Rowdy Old Oakhurst 100 Years Ago

Final ‘Friday at Fresno Flats’ this year with local historian Bill Coate OAKHURST – Join with friends, neighbors and a noted historian for the last in this year’s series of dinners and talks, “Friday at Fresno Flats,” at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, Cunningham School, located on Road 427 (School Road). Admission is $10.

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Update On Nikki And Indiana Jones

NORTH FORK — So many of our readers have been responding to the story of Nikki Johnson and her horse Indy, we wanted to update you on what’s going on with them. In an attempt to get back home, Indy ran away again from her temporary home, just down the road from the Johnsons.

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