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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 10, to Sunday, July 16, 2017: Coarsegold trespassing On Monday, July 10, at 11:58 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a property in the 33000 block of Skyline Ridge Trail in regards to a trespassing call. The suspect is later contacted. Statements ...

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Gift Shop Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face

OAKHURST — Oakhurst has a shiny new gem in the form of a gift shop, opened early this month by longtime area resident Laurie Flanagan. Many remember Laurie from her days as the owner of Time For Tea, from 2007 to 2011, and in other incarnations as a gift shop owner around town. Since selling the tea shop about six ...

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Movies In The Park Returns This Friday

OAKHURST — Once again it’s time to grab chairs and blankets and get ready for a good time, as Oakhurst Community Park hosts free Movies In The Park this Friday, July 21. The family-friendly event takes place starting around dusk; food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds from concession sales are being set aside to pay for a ...

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Biking With Bob: New England Adventure, Train To California

Editor’s Note: After more than 4,000 miles on the road, area resident Bob Kaspar completes his epic solo ride across America, from the beach in Southern California to his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, where the adventurer put his kickstand down to refresh some fond memories. Finally, trading his bike ride for a train ride, the wandering cyclist returns to Oakhurst. ...

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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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