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Winter Fun In Your Own Backyard – Yosemite Adventures

Yosemite is magnificent in winter, and there is a host of things to do and see during those months when we practically have the place to ourselves. Whether you’re flying down the slopes at Badger Pass on skis, traipsing through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias on snowshoes, or capturing the perfect photo of the light on Horsetail Falls, there’s ...

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Minarets Key Club Members Decorate Floats For 2013 Rose Parade

O’NEALS – Key Club members from Minarets High School left town in the wee early hours of the morning on Sunday, Dec. 30, and made their way south to Pasadena, California. What was their mission? These 9 young leaders were off to decorate floats for the renowned Tournament of Roses Parade. Float decorating Key Club members include Hayden Righter, Michaela ...

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New Year's "Sensible Celebration" At ECCO

OAKHURST – Final touches are underway for celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) on Monday, Dec. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Billed as “A Sensible Celebration,” the evening promises a perfect blend of socializing, dining and dancing for adults seeking a night of nostalgic fun.

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Yosemite High Takes Second In Mock Trial

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School’s acclaimed Mock Trial team took second place in Madera County at the Honorable Edward P. Moffat Mock Trial, held Dec. 5 – 8, 2012. Liberty High School garnered first place at the competition and Minarets High School took third.

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Pottery Barn & Martha Stewart Order From Local Tree Farm

NORTH FORK – With Christmas just around the corner, family owned and run Silvertip Tree Farm still has a good selection of silvertip Christmas trees, also known as California Red Fir (Abies Magnifica). Starting this weekend, the prices are deeply discounted for even the freshest of trees. Jim and Gena Hopkins are the proprietors of Silvertip Tree Farm, along with ...

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Talking To Kids About Tragedy In The News

As events were being reported today from Connecticut, and people began posting on social media, it became apparent that the tragic realities of this story will not be limited to those who want to watch the news. The news of this unfathomable event will be broadcast extensively on television and online for days and weeks to come, and will be ...

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Last Call For Oakhurst Time Capsule

OAKHURST – What can you share that represents modern life in this mountain town? The Centennial Committee of the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce wants to know: they’re reaching out to the community for items to be placed in a time capsule marking the town centennial. The time capsule will be sealed and buried at an unspecified location this year ...

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Need an Easy Holiday Appetizer? S|N|O Readers Share

We asked S|N|O fans on Facebook to fork over some favorite “make-and-take” holiday appetizers. Here’s how you responded: Warning: do not read on an empty stomach! Reader Amy Beebe makes bacon and cream cheese-studded jalapenos as her “go-to” dish, adding “it’s not restricted to the holidays. They’re always a hit!”

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Local Matters – Seasonal Tips From The Tire Pros

OAKHURST – The owners of a Sullivan’s Tire Pros have some tips for area drivers that could help families stay safe this holiday season. Mike and Diane Sullivan have owned the familiar shop, located at 40126 Highway 49, for more than 11 years. Last May, they changed their franchise affiliation, but say their core values and standards of customer service ...

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