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Local Marines Hold Scholarship Fundraiser

Submitted by Ralph Capone OAKHURST – The community is invited to a special mini-melodrama at Golden Chain Theater to support scholarships for high school seniors on Friday, Sept. 11. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Marine Corps League Mt. Detachment #1121 in Oakhurst. The mini-melodrama is “Awful Awakenings at Asphalto,” ...

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Free Fishing Day This Saturday

California Department of Fish & Wildlife STATE – Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes your lure? ...

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Females & Fairways Benefit Boys & Girls Club

AHWAHNEE – On Friday, Sept. 25, women from all over the community will swing clubs in a 9-hole tournament at Sierra Meadows to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club in Oakhurst. Organizers look forward to an exciting day as women in teams of four compete for fun and charity. “It’s a great opportunity for women in business to ...

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Hike to Upper Jackass, Burro Lakes and Beyond

The skies were cloudy as we headed up Beasore Rd. It rained lightly for a while but didn’t last near long enough. It made everything smell nice and fresh for a short while though.   Where: Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness Distance: 8.81 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 6,641’ – 9,678’ Date: August 26, 2015 We headed up Beasore Rd. to ...

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Taco Tuesday at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee

Where: Hitching Post, 42592 Hwy 49, Ahwahnee When:  Tuesday Lunch or Dinner Not every adventure is a hiking adventure. Taco Tuesday at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee is always a fun adventure, especially with friends. I think that Taco Tuesday is a well kept secret at the Hitching Post. Well, perhaps locals are familiar with it but I am here ...

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Lions, Racoons & Bears: Ranger Talk On Backyard Wildlife

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host Yosemite National Park Ranger Christine Raines who will expound on the topic of backyard wildlife. The free presentation takes place on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library community room, where the audience will learn about different wildlife habitats, their adaptations, physiology and behaviors.  The animals Ranger Christine will ...

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Hiking with Sally In the Hoover Wilderness

Where: Inyo National Forest, Hoover Wilderness Distance: About 5 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,819’ – 10,338’ Date: August 6, 2015           Highlights: Sally and I headed up to Saddlebag Lake, then worked our way to the west through the Harvey Monroe Research Natural Area. Mount Conness at 12,590′ elevation towered above us as we wandered through the Hoover ...

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Mountain Heritage Days Parade

OAKHURST – The 19th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, and now is the time to register your entry. “Please join us in celebrating your business, service organization, sports teams, scout group or your family and pets in this fun and entertaining community event,” say organizers. “Market your business, show your community ...

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Sierra Art Trails Catalog Is “Ticket For Two”

OAKHURST – Celebrating artists and artisans, fostering art education, bringing locals and visitors together for a weekend experience unlike any other in the region: these are the days of Sierra Art Trails open studio tour. Now in its 13th year, Sierra Art Trails (SAT) is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower

By Scott Lange — The 2015 Perseid meteor shower is upon us, and this is a great year to view the show because it falls at the same time as the new moon, meaning the sky will be very dark so the meteors are easier to see.  At its peak, the Perseids can rain down up to 100 meteors per ...

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