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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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Memorial Day “Run To Remember” Benefits Local Youth

AHWAHNEE — The Eastern Madera County Bar Association will hold the first annual “Run to Remember” event honoring Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28, with proceeds benefiting select Yosemite High School activities. The one-mile run/walk and 5k run start and end at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, as the race meanders along the park’s dirt trails, providing beautiful views of the ...

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What Treasures Await? Coarsegold Peddlers Market

COARSEGOLD — Stroll through acres of time and comb through history at the 34th Annual Coarsegold Peddlers Market at the Coarsegold Historic Village over Memorial Day weekend. It’s a four-day event, from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 with antiques and collectibles just waiting to be discovered. During the peddlers fair, the entire Village fills with vendors from across ...

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New Fresno Battalion Chief Has Local Roots (And Branches)

FRESNO — Oakhurst resident and Fresno firefighter Brad Driscoll has been promoted to Battalion Chief and named Firefighter of the Year by the Fresno Rotary Club. On Tuesday, May 15, Driscoll was officially promoted to Battalion Chief at the Fresno Fire Department in a ceremony that honored the dedication and professionalism of firefighters and fire inspectors. Brad is married to Anne ...

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Vision Academy Summer Arts Camp

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Better Than Ever! The Rally! as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 18. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where participants break into different ...

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Memorial Day Services Include Little Church On The Hill

MOUNTAIN AREA — In Oakhurst, the Little Church on the Hill at Oakhill Cemetery will hold a church service at 9 a.m. as part of area Memorial Day Ceremonies, which includes those conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment 1121. Ceremonies will be be held on Monday, May 28, according to the ...

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Bass Lake Live Summer Concert Series

BASS LAKE — Great news for lake and music lovers of all sorts and all ages — a perennial favorite for summer entertainment is returning anew, as the event formerly known by the name Jazz on the Lake resumes this season as the Bass Lake Live Summer Concert Series at The Pines Resort. As ever, guests will enjoy breathtaking views of ...

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Free YARTS Transportation To Yosemite For Memorial Weekend

YOSEMITE — For two days over Memorial Weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 27 – 28, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will provide free transit service from a multitude of locations into Yosemite National Park. For the special service, YARTS will run on: Highway 41 (Fresno, Oakhurst) Highway 140 (Merced, Mariposa) Highway 120 North (Sonora, Groveland) Hwy 395/120 (Mammoth Lakes, ...

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An Evening Of Whine & Noses To Benefit Shelter

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 15 for “An Evening of Whine and Noses” to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help outfit the shelter. The event is hosted annually by Western Sierra Nursery owners, Dianna and Jeff Conaway. The night out includes live music and special human treats from 6 – 8 ...

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14th Annual Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art & Wine Festival

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary invites those from near and far to an afternoon of fine art and wine tasting on Saturday, May 26, on the lawn at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. In the heart of Mariposa, underneath the trees, it’s a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines. The fun ...

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