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Winery-Sage: Perfect Wine And Chocolate Pairing Suggestions

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  Wine and chocolate. To some they are an integral part of a special Valentine’s Day. I know many people tend to view chocolate as one of the basic food groups (my wife certainly does) and Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect occasion to celebrate the pairing of wine and chocolate. Contrary to popular ...

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Mariposa Museum Talk On Fish Camp Archaeological Research

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center presents a Fireside Chat that will please historians and those who like to dig into the past. The talk is Fire and Ice: Historic and Archeological Research at Fish Camp/Summerdale in California, and takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. The conversation will summarize the preliminary findings ...

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Be Aware, Take Care: Mental Health Is Part Of Life

By Sydney Myers and Natalie Zawolkow —  O’NEALS — Mental health is an inescapable part of life. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, we all deal with it. Which is why it is so important to not only monitor your own mental health, but to look out for the people around you as well. Forget the stigmas. ...

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Enchanted Florist Expands To Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Just in time for one of the biggest flower-giving times of the year, The Enchanted Florist has expanded to a satellite location in Mariposa. As of now, shoppers can pick up artfully arranged and magnificently colorful bouquets of Enchanted’s flowers at the Pioneer Market, located at 5034 Coakley Circle. They are also offering local delivery fees for the Mariposa ...

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One Tribe Global Workshop: Planting Seeds Of Health

OAKHURST — Permaculture designer and educator Marianna Burrett shares her passion in the first of a two workshops focusing on connection to nature and planting the seeds of health. Organized by nonprofit One Tribe Global, the initial workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Oakhurst Branch Library. Another follows in ...

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Everybody Needs A Good Lover’s Masquerade Ball

OAKHURST — We caught up with a couple of the organizers behind this weekend’s big event, the Lover’s Masquerade Ball to benefit the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club (BGC). Busy prepping for the big night, we spoke with Maria the Russian and Susan Macauley, standing in for son Bob. Bob Macauley is the President of the BGC and Maria is ...

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Scammers Go Door To Door Posing As PG&E Workers

CENTRAL CALIFORIA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers in the Central Valley and surrounding areas to be aware of scam activity with criminals posing as PG&E workers. Law enforcement officials in the area have received reports of individuals claiming to work for PG&E going door to door to investigate outages of electric and phone service but ...

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Engineering In Action: Coach Ward’s 5th Grade Math Class

By “Coach” Robin Ward — OAKHURST — Being a teacher is a lot of work, and it’s rewarding and fun when students are willing to work hard and put forth the effort to do more. Implementing the Common Core math standards brought about quite a stir, mostly for the drastic change in how we teach math to students, and how ...

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Special Meeting Of Yosemite Unified Board Of Trustees

OAKHURST — The office of the recently vacated Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District has once again announced a Special Meeting of the District Board of Trustees, now scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is being held in the Yosemite Unified Library located at 50200 Road 427 in Oakhurst. District Superintendent Cecelia Greenberg reportedly ...

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Yosemite Unified Superintendent On Leave, Community Group Seeks Change

OAKHURST — Even as the Superintendent has reportedly requested leave from her assigned duties, a group is rallying to effect change within the struggling Yosemite Unified School District. Community members have organized for regular meetings, and they want more people to get involved. On Monday, Feb. 5, at a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the most-recently-hired Superintendent requested ...

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