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TR1BE Workshop At PLC: Historic Use Of Herbs For Well-Being

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group One Tribe Global (TR1BE) has partnered with the Positive Learning Center to offer a series of courses, and the next one is scheduled for Saturday, July 15: Historic Use of Herbs for Food and Health. Under the guidance of herbalist and educator Steven Flanagan, the workshop explores the old ways of using herbs for simple remedies ...

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Summer Sweets: EMC SPCA Bake Sales

OAKHURST — Everyone needs a treat, right? A summer tradition continues that’s of special note to anyone with a sweet tooth and everyone who loves animals: the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) will be positioned outside True Value in Oakhurst on Saturday, July 15 and 29, and August 12 and 26 with all kinds of delicious temptations designed to ...

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Library Presentation: Quilts, From Traditional To Art

OAKHURST — Creating art is a big part of Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone’s day, but mixed-media fiber art gives her “free rein” to create and surprise the viewer with a surface that is touchable. On Saturday, July 15,  Vivian Helena will conduct a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. – noon entitled “From the Traditional to the ...

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Can You Rent Out Your Private Home As An Airbnb?

MADERA COUNTY — As technology makes it easier for private homeowners to advertise their properties as short-term rentals on such websites as Airbnb and Homeaway, some residents have raised concerns about having vacation rentals in their neighborhood. The County has therefore been addressing the language in the ordinance governing such activities in private homes, though County staff makes it clear ...

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Sierra Tel Blood Drive This Week

OAKHURST — If you’re one who likes and is able to give the gift of life, stop by Sierra Telephone’s Blood Drive on Thursday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Central California Blood Center for patients in Valley hospitals. Everyone is welcome: you do not need to be employed with Sierra Tel to participate. ...

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Customer Appreciation Day At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — Saturday, July 15, will be a day full of customer appreciation at local thrift shop A Cause 4 Paws. Join the party and enjoy a free hot dog and a free soda or bottled water, and meet your fellow loyal customers. Also, a huge sale is slated for the entire month of July. Just $5 for a bag ...

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Have You Signed Up For Emergency Alerts?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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YHS Hosts Softball Clinic With Josh Taylor and Brianne Durfee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School will host a Softball Clinic with YHS alum Josh Taylor. Taylor is currently the head softball coach for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, a NCAA Division 1 program. Assisting him will be former Team USA pitcher Brianne Durfee. This is a big deal for our community and program, says YHS coach Dave Maynez. “Josh ...

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Biking With Bob: Fried Clams, Mission Complete

Editor’s Note: Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar completes his epic ride across the United States from California to his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts.  After leaving Gettysburg I head north through the Pennsylvania rust belt.  At Scranton I turn east once again and travel through the Poconos and into New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and then finally touchdown in Massachusetts. Congestion in ...

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