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Judi Hussain escaped from the big city to the wilds of eastern Madera County over thirty years ago. During her time here she’s worked at selling doors and windows, coordinated Road Scholar adventures at a local conference center and served as visitor center coordinator for Visit Yosemite Madera County. After the COVID shutdown upended her world, she "enjoyed" her first retirement months ever and couldn't wait to get back to work. When offered a position in January 2021 as the chamber administrator for Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, she grabbed it and held on tight. Her diverse passions include hiking, beading, dog mushing (observer, not participant), travel, writing and languages. The shutdown offered an opportunity to expand on her journeys to Israel in 2016 and 2018, and she’s now studying Hebrew in preparation for a return to the land she uexpectedly grew to love. She’s investigating other travel prospects, as well, targeted toward the end of 2022.

The Week’s Events – Nov. 16 to Nov. 21

OAKHURST–Fall is in full swing in Eastern Madera County, and there’s lots happening to take advantage of cooler temperatures and autumn colors. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA 93644 – Phone 559/642-4448 Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until December 14, 2021 View Website Evening Relaxation Yoga ...

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Friends & Family to Gather for Oakhurst Outpouring

OAKHURST — It’s an Oakhurst tradition of almost 15 years that didn’t happen in 2020 because of the shutdown. But it’s back in business for 2021, for what will now be the twelfth annual Oakhurst Outpouring. Come for a huge family gathering (because everyone there is family, whether blood-related or not) and revel in friends, food, and fun. The Outpouring ...

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EMC Foundation Undertakes Positive Changes

OAKHURST–Questions often arise about the maintenance of the Oakhurst River Parkway, an out-and-back trail that stretches 2.8 miles from the Oakhurst Community Park to Yosemite High School. People frequently ask who manages the trail system and how did it come to be. The answer is the Eastern Madera County Foundation. Quietly working in the background to improve the community, the foundation ...

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Soup 4 Friends Helps Those in Need

OAKHURST, CA—Say what you will, Facebook can be a force for good and positive change. Take Soup 4 Friends, for example. Back in December 2020 Teena Hagerman initiated a conversation in a Facebook group regarding the homeless and others in the area not having access to resources, especially due to COVID. Sarah Roemer jumped at the opportunity to help. They ...

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The Week’s Events – Nov. 9 – 14

OAKHURST–Here’s a list of select events occurring this week. But wait! Don’t think this is a one-stop shop. Events often are added last-minute, and this article is a moving feast of things to do. Bookmark each week’s article in your browser and check back often. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center ...

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Lions Club Camp Pacifica Sold to Camping Unlimited

AHWAHNEE–Camp Pacifica could be one of the least-known landmarks along the drive from Oakhurst to Mariposa. It resides at a sometimes-hard-to-see turnoff on the north side of Highway 49 almost at the end of the four-lane, just before the highway dips down to the bridge crossing the east fork of the Chowchilla River. If you aren’t watching for the driveway, ...

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The Week’s Events – Nov. 2 through Nov. 7

OAKHURST–There are always new activities popping up in our area. Check out the **ADDED EVENTS** listed below in case you’re still investigating weekend (or weekday) plans. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA 93644 – Phone 559/642-4448 Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until December 14, 2021 View ...

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Mountain Thanksgiving Dining Options

OAKHURST–Turkey time is almost here, and for those who want to eschew the cooking and cleaning, below is a list of venues who are offering Thanksgiving Day repasts. Most will require reservations and most will fill up fast, so don’t delay. If you just can’t make up your mind, keep checking back. This article will be updated as restaurants are ...

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Volunteer Opportunities Abound at Eastern Madera County SPCA

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Eastern Madera County SPCA needs you and your skills — whatever those may be. Since the organization’s founding in 1990, Eastern Madera County SPCA has worked tirelessly to fundraise and construct a no-kill shelter for Madera County animals. What once seemed like a dream and a far-off destination has inched closer to being a functioning facility. EMCSPCA ...

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