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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 14th Season

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 14th season-opening concert will present two “enormously famous pieces, and another two which aren’t: but absolutely should be,” notes MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. The overture to Giaocchino Rossini’s 1816 comic opera “The Barber of ...

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Tim And Myles Thompson At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater Ranch House Concerts is pleased announce the return of Tim and Myles Thompson, musicians extraordinaire, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, this father-son act features Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and composer-instrumentalist/singer Myles Thompson. The Thompsons are known for their high-energy instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of ...

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“The Janka Project” At 2nd Space Theatre In Fresno

FRESNO – The Janka Project, in conjunction with The Fresno Arts Council, will present the New York production of JANKA at 2nd Space Theatre in October to thank Central Valley supporters who helped make the New York production possible. This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps by Allied forces at the end of ...

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Zombie Walk Benefits EMC SPCA

OAKHURST – Be on the lookout for the undead soon as local thrift shop A Cause For Paws has set the date for their 6th annual Zombie Walk: Saturday, October 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA). Organizers say about 100 members of the community, including kids and adults, will ...

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Fall Festival At Putney Ranch Honors Firefighters

Written by Lisa Clark – NORTH FORK – Low drum roll in the distance — Friends, we have contacted the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and they have embraced this special Fall Festival day planned for Sunday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the former Putney Ranch Camp located off Road 274 in North Fork. This ...

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Arts Council Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Events

Submitted by Diane Mello – MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Arts Council (MCAC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Dia de Los Muertos inaugural activities for our communities. This generous grant was provided to MCAC by Arte Americas of Fresno. Arte Americas re-granted monies designated by the James Irvine Foundation and California Arts Council to encourage new and local ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents The Fall Follies

NORTH FORK – A classic car-themed weekend of fun, frivolity and music is planned for the North Fork Town Hall on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, as the Squirrel Cage Theatre presents its annual Fall Follies. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with chili, salad and corn bread served up at 6 p.m. There will be vegetarian fare on ...

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County Permits In Place For Three New Oakhurst Hotels

OAKHURST – After much excitement and activity last year surrounding the building of three new hotels on Highway 41 in Oakhurst, things ground to a halt. On Friday, Sept. 26, developer Paul Patel pulled permits at the County and will able to proceed with the project, according to Madera County Building Official Harry Hinton. “Mr. Patel has the permits he ...

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Hundreds Turn Out To Honor Frank Verduzco

NORTH FORK – Fire engines, squads, water tenders, ambulances and patrol units lined Road 222 yesterday as Battalion Chiefs, CHP officers, Sheriff’s deputies, Citizens of Patrol, Auxiliary members and firefighters from as far away as Chowchilla turned out to pay their respects to 43-year veteran of Madera County Fire Department Station 11, Frank Verduzco. The main street of North Fork ...

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fire Near Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Just as things were winding down at the North Fork Town Hall, where firefighters were honoring one of their own who passed away last week, they were called out to a vegetation fire on Road 600 near Road 810. At about 3:50 p.m., reports came in of a smoke southwest of Ahwahnee. First engine on scene reported the ...

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