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UC Master Food Preservers to Offer Training Classes

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County currently serve residents in Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno and Tuolumne Counties. Their volunteers live and reside in those counties and offer demonstrations, workshops, and outreach to these counties. They are a relatively new program, started in 2022. Their program will be holding a volunteer training class from September to ...

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Over the Garden Fence: What Happened to My Tomatoes?

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By Helen Willoughby-Peck, UC Master Gardener of Mariposa Most home gardeners who grow tomatoes have experienced a problem or two caused by diseases or environmental factors which contribute to poor production, foliage damage or plant death. Here are a few of them that you might encounter this summer and possible solutions. Tomato Fruit Set Failure and Flower Drop You might ...

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Music on the Green Hosts The Jespersons and The Soul Galaxy

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MARIPOSA — Music on the Green will feature two of Mariposa’s favorite local bands on June 30 and July 1. On Friday, June 30, husband and wife duo The Jespersons return to the Green. Jared Jesperson is a multi-instrumentalist, mainly playing guitar with the group and Kaye Jesperson plays cello bass and is the lead vocalist and songwriter. On Saturday, ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: June 23rd – 29th

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Movie Showtimes for Friday, June 23rd – Thursday, June 29th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Get Tickets Now! Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premieres Thursday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. Presented by Yosemite Cinema and Yosemite Adventure ...

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Assistance Needed to Bring Broadband Dollars to California

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is asking for assistance in getting some more surveys completed (see below). It may not seem like a big deal, but this is how we make sure that our tax dollars come back to us. Please fill out the survey and forward it on to some of your friends and family. ...

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MOTG to Host DK and the Ritz & Yosemite Songwriter Retreat

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MARIPOSA — On Friday, June 23, Music on the Green will feature DK and the Ritz, a blend of old favorites from the 1940s through the soft sounds of folk rock. Based on vocal harmonies and sweetly played piano and acoustic guitar music, DK and the Ritz brings back our favorite memories in music. With the soft powerful vocals of ...

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Exciting Musical Events Around Town This Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Get out your dancing shoes cause it’s time to party! There’s live music (and lots of great food and drink) happening all over the mountain this weekend! Just take a look at what’s coming up on the musical horizon! Dinner & Live Music at Bass Lake With Wild Hare Come enjoy a lakefront dinner & music held ...

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Open Houses to Gather Feedback on Solid Waste Study

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County officials will be holding two open house-style public engagement events as part of the comprehensive solid waste management study currently underway. They invite residents, businesses, community groups, and others to participate in these events. Open House #1 Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Madera County Government Center | 200 West 4th Street, ...

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Local Amateur Radio Club Announces Annual Field Day Event

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OAKHURST — The most popular amateur radio event in the United States and Canada is the American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) Annual Field Day being held nationally this year in both countries during the fourth weekend in June. Date & Time: From Saturday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m. until noon on Sunday, June 25. This year, the local Mountain Amateur ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: June 16th – 22nd

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Movie Showtimes for Friday, June 16th – Thursday, June 22nd Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Yosemite Cinema has loads of fun stuff happening at the cinema! They have their summer BINGO, Tuesday Summer Movies at 9:30 a.m., and this ...

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