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March HOW Dinner Honors Ailene Thomas

AHWAHNEE — Friends and neighbors will gather at The Hitchin’ Post on Wednesday, Mar. 20, as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Ailene Nicole Thomas. Ailene is a lifelong Mariposa county resident and a Mariposa High School graduate, Class of 2014. Shortly after graduating, say HOW organizers, Ailene met the love of her life: Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas. ...

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Free Cooking And Wellness Workshop By Ooooby And SNO

OAKHURST — The community is invited to a free cooking and wellness workshop, Eating Ooooby Foothills, featuring an edible demo by Eric De Jong of Ooooby Fresno and hosted by Sierra News Online. The workshop takes place at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park in the school room on Sunday, Mar. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The theme ...

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When Exactly Do The Cows Come Home?

COARSEGOLD — A group of neighbors in the River Knolls area are both amused and sometimes bewildered by a small herd of cattle roaming the countryside where, normally, no cows would be. Posts about the cows started appearing on a River Knolls online bulletin board almost four weeks ago, and people figure the cattle must have taken advantage of a ...

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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, Apr. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Fork Millsite. Admission is free. “Come to the exact center of California to learn how to keep our ...

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Heavy Snowpack Damages Facilities In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park and the subsequent extensive damage to many park facilities, officials have announced that there will be late seasonal openings to facilities throughout the park. Yosemite National Park experienced significant snowfall over the winter season. The March 1 snow survey showed that both the Merced and Tuolumne River drainages ...

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Oakhurst Community Concert Band Celebrates Spring

OAKHURST — Among the bountiful offerings of the coming season is this: Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their Spring Concert on Sunday, Apr. 7 at Mountain Christian Center. Fun-packed and full of excitement, the music for this performance ranges from familiar to inspirational and includes something for everyone, say organizers. The program starts at 3 p.m. and features a special ...

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Celebration Of Life For Michael “Mike” Mitchell, Sr.

Treasured son, father, grandfather and friend Michael Mitchell, Sr. passed away peacefully on Mar. 4 in Oakhurst. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Born Mar. 15, 1950 in Mill Valley, Calif., Mike moved to the Sierra Nevada foothills in 1985. His passions always involved being outdoors in nature, and included hunting and shooting, skills he ...

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Tom Bopp Talks Roosevelt And Muir In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — If you’re looking for a mix of entertainment and education this weekend, stop by the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat with musician and historian Tom Bopp. Tom Bopp has entertained and educated Yosemite’s guests at the Wawona Hotel and The Ahwahnee since 1983. His interest in Yosemite’s cultural history led him to develop interpretive ...

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Expect Delays During Caltrans Culvert Repair On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Caltrans has announced that the one-way traffic control we’ve been expecting on State Route 41 is planned for the next two weeks, as part of a culvert repair project in cooperation with Agee Construction. The work was previously scheduled, then postponed due inclement weather. The following daytime one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: Beginning Monday, ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair 2019

OAKHURST — On your way to finding a new job or career? This step could help. The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites individuals to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Participating businesses may be looking to fill immediate vacancies, build a ...

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