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Celebrate Earth Day In The Exact Center Of California

NORTH FORK — Looking for something fun and educational to do with the family to celebrate the arrival of spring? The community of North Fork will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Mill Site. Admission is free. “Come to the exact center of California to learn how to keep our ...

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Mariposa Grove Opens Soon, Free Visitor Shuttle Resumes Service

YOSEMITE — The Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, Apr. 12, officials in Yosemite National Park announced today. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy summer season on the same day. When the shuttles are running, visitors should park at the South Entrance parking area and ...

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School Seeks Garden Supplies As They Dig Into Earth Day

AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary will be honoring Earth Day in the school garden on Friday, Apr. 26, and working with local Master Gardeners to accomplish some important spring tasks. Activities for the day include the creation of bowling ball art, worm-ology and composting, planting and “Tasting with Ooooby Farms.” Want to help? It’s easy. Organizers are looking for donations of ...

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Make Healthy Connections At Community Open House

MARIPOSA — It’s National Public Health Week and this Friday, Apr. 5, the public is cordially invited to a celebration of wellness at Mariposa County Public Health. It’s clear, they say: people’s health, longevity, and well-being are connected to the communities where they live, learn, work, worship, and play. Public Health works to expand opportunities for healthy living in many ...

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Commuter Alert For Signal Repair On Road 426

OAKHURST — If you’re traveling in the vicinity of Oakhurst College on Wednesday, Apr. 3, you may want to take a little extra time for your trip as the signal at the intersection of Road 426 and Golden Oak Drive is going to be repaired. This work was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 2; due to unforeseen circumstances, says the ...

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She’s An Awesome Kid: Healing Hannah Lewis

COARSEGOLD — Like many of our children growing up in the mountains, Hannah Lewis loves her dog. He’s a blue-nosed brindle pit the family named Kenpo, after the Japanese martial arts. It’s no wonder they’re mutually devoted — she’s had Kenpo since he was six weeks old; he is seven years old now. Hannah’s almost 16. She likes music, and ...

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Carving Sessions And Demos At Woodcarvers Rendezvous

OAKHURST — The 12th annual Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous at the Oakhurst Community Center comes to town during the week of Sunday, Apr. 7 through Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019. “This special week of carving is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and we would like to extend a special invitation to you to come and join us,” says organizer ...

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Badger Baseball Efforts Paying Off In League

OAKHURST — Badger baseball is off to a great start this season with a new coach and plenty of enthusiasm. “We have good attitudes and we’re playing pretty good baseball,” says head coach James Gillaspy. “It seems like the kids are having fun doing it, as well, which is the key to success.” The Yosemite High School varsity baseball team ...

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In Memory Of Janice Elaine Starkey Collins

Janice Elaine Starkey Collins was born on June 14, 1941 in Fresno, California and went to be with our Lord Jesus on March 11, 2019. Janice was born to Orval and June Starkey. She had six siblings: Victor, Margaret, Arthur, Carol, Chet, and Gayle. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Richard Collins, as well as sons ...

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Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of Spring

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Look up into the clear (we hope) night sky this week for a view of the full Moon that coincides with the first day of spring. The Moon will reach its fullest point this month on Wednesday, Mar. 20 at 6:43 p.m. in our area — and it’s a supermoon. That means, according to NASA, the Moon ...

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