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Mountain Area Warming Centers Are Open

MADERA COUNTY – The County of Madera has established three different Warming Centers in the mountain area, for those seeking comfortable sanctuary during times of extreme winter cold. In Oakhurst, the Sierra Senior Center, located at 49111 Cinder Lane, just behind the Oakhurst Community Center, will be open as a warming center Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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'Creative Hands' Is A Crafter's Dream

OAKHURST – One look around the Creative Hands section of Pak and Page and it’s immediately clear – this place is so much more than a craft store, it’s a Mecca for artists and others who want to express themselves creatively. Located inside Pak and Page at 40108 Highway 49, Creative Hands has emerged as a complete local arts and ...

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Jean Butterfield Celebrates Her First CD

Acoustic Americana Folk-Grass: Butterfield holds two CD release parties this weekend OAKHURST – Multi-talented singer, songwriter and local musician Jean Butterfield has scheduled two events to mark the release of her first CD, Brothers In Time. Butterfield is a frequent and favorite performer in the mountain area, and has just been nominated as the 2013 Female Vocalist for the Northern ...

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Winter Concert At Mountain Christian Center

OAKHURST – It’s a holiday music lover’s delight as bands and choirs from area schools join together for the Yosemite High Winter Concert this Thursday, Dec. 6, at Mountain Christian Center. Yosemite High Bands, Percussion and Choir will perform together with neighboring students from Bass Lake Bands in the Bass Lake School District (BLSD), presenting a variety of music, ranging ...

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Christmas Dinner On A Grand Scale

Ahwahnee Hotel Presents 86th Yuletide Extravagance – Bracebridge Dinner Is Served YOSEMITE – The annual transformation is set to begin, as adventurous guests from around the world gather to attend the Bracebridge Dinner, celebrated annually at the Ahwahnee hotel since 1927. Beginning Dec. 13, trumpets will blare, voices lift in song and taste buds will tingle as the Bracebridge pageant ...

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Small Hospital Well-Suited to Serve Big Needs

MARIPOSA – The John C. Fremont (JCF) Health Care District has a message for residents of Oakhurst and other nearby mountain towns: the next time you or someone you know needs medical attention, the JCF hospital staff and physicians are ready, willing and able to serve you with healthcare technology and services that exceed expectations. Located at 5189 Hospital Road, ...

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Here's What's Comin' Around The Mountain

A Round-up of Holiday Happenings – MOUNTAIN AREA – Time to get out your shiny red shoes, light-up Christmas ties or whatever it is that shows you’ve got spirit during the holidays. The mountain area does not disappoint when it comes to events and festivities to celebrate the season of light. Here’s a short list you of fun activities you ...

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Black Friday For Green Thumbs

OAKHURST – The weather is perfect, business is brisk and there’s a new breed of pansy in town at Western Sierra Nursery. According to local experts, this is an opportune time of year for savvy gardeners, scores of whom were out Friday to see “what’s growing on.” “You can plant just about anything this time of year,” says Diane Wilkins, ...

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