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Art Wine and Wheels Contest

MARIPOSA – Each year the Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite invites artists to submit their artwork for consideration to represent the group’s Annual Art, Wine & Wheels event. The themes are to include art, wine, classic cars, Mariposa history, local scenery, flora, fauna, or the Mariposa community. The selected art is used in various promotional materials including postcards, posters, and ...

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National Suicide Prevention | Mandatory 11-digits in the 209 Area Code

Mountain Communities – In continued preparation for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) adoption of 988 as the new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, 11-digit dialing is being implemented. However, callers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Mental Health Crisis Lifeline until July 16, 2022. For 988 ...

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Tree Mortality Project in the Mountains

Message from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services: Mountain Communities – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, in partnership with Madera County Public Works Road Department, will continue tree mortality project work. 1/5/22- Tree crews will continue work along Road 222, in the Bass Lake Annex area. Upon completion, they will move to Road 221. 1/4/22- ...

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Local Summary of Homes Sold in 2021

Mountain Communities – Year-end summary of homes sold in our mountain area in 2021 taken from California Regional Multiple Listing Service Statistics shows an increase over 2020. We had 731 homes (single-family residential properties) in 2021, up from 711 in 2020. Our local median selling price was $400,000 compared to $345,000, up 15%. Prices ranged from $100,000 to $3,850,000. The ...

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Soroptimist announces October 11, is International Day of the Girl

Oakhurst – In December, 2011, The United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Soroptimist of the Sierras 6th annual Dream It – Be It conference will be held this coming January, 2022. It will focus on setting achievable goals, overcoming obstacles, and turning failures into success. Keynote speakers and mentors will present this ...

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Ponderosa Seeks Local Art for 2021 Directory

O’NEALS – Calling all photographers and artists! This is your chance to showcase your work to thousands of people. Ponderosa Telephone Company is on the hunt for the perfect image to grace their 2021 directory cover. The family-owned telecommunications company, which has been in business since 1908, is seeking images that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and ...

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New Children’s Book Showcases Starry Skies

YOSEMITE – New from Yosemite Conservancy: A dreamy board book about the natural world that emerges at night. Little Muir’s Night pairs famed conservationist John Muir’s radiant prose with award-winning illustrator Susie Ghahremani’s irresistibly cheerful paintings. Little Muir—a child whose appearance is inspired by John Muir himself—leads young readers on a gentle journey. First, Little Muir waves goodnight to the ...

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Shadow Casters MC Honors Children’s Museum Of The Sierra

OAKHURST — Their charity ride was a great success and the benefits locally are appreciable, as the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club recently presented a $1,000 donation to the Children’s Museum of the Sierra to support the organization nonprofit to nonprofit. The funds were raised by the Club’s motorcycle poker run through Yosemite last May, known as the Sierra Memorial ...

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Rev. Angelo Pizelo Honored With New Thought Walden Award

By S. Lujuana Bull —  OAKHURST – Longtime area resident, educator and community advocate Rev. Angelo Pizelo, Ph.D. has been named a New Thought Walden Award honoree for 2019. The Walden Awards honor those who use empowering spiritual ideas and philosophies to change lives and make our planet a better place. The annual awards are sponsored by a partnership of ...

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From Helping Hands To YHS Special Education

OAKHURST — The board of directors of Helping Hands Pregnancy & Parenting Center have announced the resignation of Nancy Rhodes, Executive Director, effective July 15, 2019. “Nancy has accepted a position in the Special Education Department at Yosemite High School,” Helping Hands said in a press release sent out this week. “We are praying God will bless her richly as ...

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