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8th Annual Oakhurst Outpouring

OAKHURST – The community is invited to a free Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Organizers promise food, fun, and fellowship, throughout an afternoon and evening that is perfect for the whole family. This will be the eighth year for The Outpouring, a free community feast open to everyone. Individuals and groups ...

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Stars Shining Brightly Together: Vision Academy Of The Arts

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our sixth day, we look at Vision Academy of the Arts, Day #6 Vision Academy of the Arts What ...

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“Our Wish For The World,” Sierra Chamber Singers Concert

OAKHURST — Sierra Chamber Singers will perform their annual Christmas concert, “Our Wish for the World,” on Sunday, Dec. 18 at New Community United Methodist Church. As always, the concert is free, and all donations benefit the Vision Academy scholarships fund. The program starts at 2 p.m. and the Methodist church is located at 49223 Road 426 in Oakhurst. Concert-goers may wish ...

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EMC SPCA Holds Ice Chest Drive For Cold Kitties

BASS LAKE — The EMC SPCA has a question for you. “While you were in the garage looking for Christmas decorations, did you notice that big old ice chest you are no longer using?” It turns out, the EMC SPCA just might have a use for it. They recently received permission from The Pines Resort owners to trap, neuter and return all ...

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Cal Fire Offers Free Disposal Of Tree Mortality Slash

NORTH FORK — For a limited time, Eastern Madera County has access to two air curtain burners to dispose of woody slash materials, says Justine Reynolds, Program Development Manager of Yosemite/Sequoia RC&D Council. The burners were purchased by Cal Fire to travel throughout the Governor’s pre-identified High Hazard Counties. Air curtain burners are currently the best alternative to open burning, ...

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YHS To Live Stream Varsity Sports And Playoffs

OAKHURST — Yosemite High Athletics will offer live streaming of varsity athletic events this year, through a new partnership with NFHS Network online. “Through generous donations by Adventist Health and Sierra Tel, the Sports Marketing and Business Management Class at Yosemite will be producing as many home games as they can this year,” says YHS Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger. “This gives ...

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Charlie Brown Christmas: Dinner And A Show

OAKHURST — Holiday revelers, prepare to engage all senses, as Sierra Pines Church presents A Charlie Brown Christmas Feast for two nights and one matinee only, all happening this weekend. The evenings include dinner, the matinee features treats, and all three performances of the show are directed by Heather Sconce. “Come ring in the Christmas season with this iconic story, ...

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Sierra Mercantile: It’s A Family Affair

OAKHURST — When searching for the daily necessities to outfit family or that gift for someone special, and you want to shop locally, look no further than Sierra Mercantile. From sophisticated and classic to contemporary mountain style, customers think Sierra Mercantile is a great place to shop, and the two sisters who run the store agree wholeheartedly. Paula Henry, 64, and ...

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Program Offers Help For Seniors To Live Independently

MARIPOSA — The Central Valley Burn Prevention Coalition is introducing a new program geared toward senior citizens, and will schedule an event for seniors in your area upon request. The Remembering When program, developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is centered around 16 key messages aimed at fire and fall prevention to help older adults live safely at ...

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What To Do Before The Tax Year Ends Dec. 31

WASHINGTON – As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2016 tax returns. For example, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made. Donations charged to a ...

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