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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.

He’s OUR Gabby Petito – Justice for Eben

OAKHURST — November 7th marks the four-month anniversary of Eben Hammond’s death. Four months since he was senselessly run down by a driver in the middle of the night on Road 427, near Yosemite High School. Four months since his family and friends have missed his smile, his music, his art, his talent. The world’s heart breaks for the family ...

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Heroes Wanted! Are You Ready?

OAKHURST–Are You Up for the Challenge? Cal Fire wants YOU! No doubt 2020 and 2021 have been challenging years in nearly all respects. Fires, winds, floods, pandemics. And there’s little doubt we’ll be in for more in the future. Do you have what it takes to become a Paid-Call Firefighter (PCF) with Cal Fire in Madera County? Matthew Watson, Assistant ...

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Yoga in the Mountains with Lisa Wobler

OAKHURST — In 2015, Lisa Wobler moved to Oakhurst from the San Diego area to achieve a “simpler life.” It’s not clear that she “simplified” much, as busy as she keeps herself, but she has provided herself with a place to do what she loves:  yoga and running her Yosemite Dreams vacation rental property with partner journalist/photographer Phil Ireland. In ...

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The Week’s Events: October 26 – 31

OAKHURST — Loads of events take place this week and the coming weekend, which includes Halloween. Don’t miss the 24th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival. Get out there and celebrate the season, the milder temps and the long-awaited moisture! ARTober in Oakhurst – 31 Days of Art This is your last week to score Art the Bear. Watch for daily ...

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Griswold Detachment of Marine Corps League Holds Annual Ball November 10

OAKHURST–The United States Marine Corps has a long and storied history, dating back to November 10, 1775. Locally, the Griswold Detachment of the Marine Corps League #1121 holds its annual Marine Corps Ball on the  246th  anniversary of its founding, November 10, 2021, at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee. Although this is in remembrance of what the Marine Corps has ...

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The Week’s Events – October 19 – October 24

OAKHURST–Everyone seems to be resting up for Halloween. But ART the BEAR, the iconic symbol of ARTober in Oakhurst, is still appearing throughout the town every day. Follow the ARTober in Oakhurst Facebook page for clues on Art’s next hideout. He’s a real cutie. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center 39800 ...

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24th Annual Tarantula Celebration Takes Place in Coarsegold, Sat. Oct. 30

COARSEGOLD–For Diane Boland, founder and organizer of the 24th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival, the event is a reparation of sorts. The hairy crawlers come out in droves to Coarsegold Historic Village—helped by their human friends—on Saturday, October 30 between 10:30 am to 5 pm. Diane moved to Coarsegold around 1979. Finding a tarantula in her driveway, she backed her ...

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Mark Reed Wants Your Vote for District 5 Supervisor

OAKHURST–Mark Reed, candidate for District 5 Madera County Supervisor, says his ties go back five decades in Madera County. He, his wife Nina, his three children and his eleven grandchildren all currently live in Oakhurst. He feels a real connection with the area and is committed to serve its citizens. He owns properties in four California counties, including Madera County, ...

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