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Hansel Kern Honored As Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – Hansel Kern has been selected to receive the honor of North Fork’s Citizen of the Year for 2012. At a dinner at the Town Hall on Saturday, Feb. 2, Hansel Kern, owner and master gardener at the Kern Family Farm, was honored with the distinction for, among other things, his work with the kids at the North ...

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Relay For Life Is Gearing Up – Volunteers Needed!

AHWAHNEE – It’s time to start planning an event the mountain community takes seriously: Eastern Madera County (EMC) Relay For Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. and will unfold over 24 heartfelt hours, on the field at Wasuma Elementary School. This is the 14th year of EMC Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. ...

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Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Stories In North Fork

NORTH FORK – The public is invited to share some time with Dina Angress, Holocaust survivor and contributor to the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project. Angress will be visiting Minarets High School and North Fork Elementary School on Feb. 12 and 13. Grace Community Church will be hosting a gathering on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. and the ...

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Minarets Offers Vocational Training at Water-School

O’NEALS – In his book, “The Great Thirst: Californians and Water,” historian Norris Hundley Jr. said the Golden State has the “largest, most productive and most controversial water system” in the world, mostly referring to its scarcity and practices of distribution. The California water industry provides drinking water and wastewater to residential, commercial and industrial sectors amounting to about 30 ...

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Dance, Romance, And Top-Flight Musicians This Valentine's Day

NORTH FORK – Singles and couples alike are invited to an evening of music, dining and dancing as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents a Valentine’s Dinner & Dance, at the North Fork Town Hall on Friday, Feb. 15. Dinner will be a sit-down affair, complete with personal service, in an elegant setting created by the theater group. Guests can ...

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Talent Show At North Fork School – Support The Arts!

NORTH FORK – Students, teacher and parents are busy at the North Fork School this week, in preparation for a Talent Show this Friday, Feb. 1, raising funds to keep music and drama alive in their school. Robyn Flory, Fine Arts Specialist at the school for over 20 years, says it will be an evening of many surprises. “The acts ...

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The Forgotten War, The Forgotten Soldiers

NORTH FORK – While folks around the mountain area were enjoying a warm and festive holiday season with friends and relatives, there were many families with an empty chair at the dinner table. That’s because these families have a son or daughter, mom or dad, brother or sister who is serving their country in some far-away land. Those absent loved-ones ...

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Icy Roads Contribute To Wreck Near Thornberry Road

NORTH FORK – Icy conditions and deer jumping into the road are a recipe for mishap this time of year, as a young woman from North Fork learned yesterday. On Monday, Jan. 14, at 8:15 a.m., she was driving her 1997 Chevy Venture northbound on Road 223, just south of the Thornberry Road (420) turnoff, when a deer apparently ran ...

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North Fork To Choose Its Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – Someone (or two) will join the ranks of past local luminaries when the town of North Fork bestows upon one of its own, the title of “Citizen of the Year.” The tradition began back in 1979, when the very first designee, Marilyn Coelho, was singled out as someone deserving of recognition. Since then, local residents are given ...

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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