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Boo! Hiss! Melodramas At GCT and Railroad

OAKHURST – The Golden Chain Theater (GCT) will present “An Evening of Melodrama,” with two plays in one show each night beginning Aug. 10 and running through Sept. 22. They’ll present “The Shagwood Secret,” along with “Run To The Roundhouse Nellie!” The theater group will also present a special performance of “The Shagwood Secret” at the Sugar Pine Railroad on ...

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Tuesday Farmers Market At YLP

COARSEGOLD – Fresh fruit, vegetables and other local items are available at the Yosemite Lakes Park Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. The market is set up on the grassy area in front of the YLP Clubhouse. It’s very convenient for anyone headed home who wants something fresh and delicious to add to the dinner menu, and ...

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Plans Underway For New Bowling Alley

OAKHURST – Local businessman Jeff Schneider is spearheading efforts to build Oakhurst a brand-new, state-of-the-art bowling alley. He’s inviting all interested parties to join a kick-off meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Oakhurst Community Center, starting at 7 p.m. Schneider is a Fresno native who migrated to Oakhurst about two years ago when he married his wife Amy, who ...

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Free Late Summer Garden Workshop

OAKHURST – It’s time for another free Oakhurst Garden Club workshop at True Value Home Center on Sunday, Aug. 11. This month’s topic is “Caring for Your Late Summer Garden.” The interactive talk will be held inside True Value in the Home and Garden department and begins at 1 p.m. The event is free and participants will be given a ...

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When Lightning Strikes

COARSEGOLD – “I could have lost my house. It was pretty damn scary.” Those are the words of Rebecca Jones, who experienced something most of us never will… we hope. On the evening of Monday, July 22, when a treacherous Sierra thunderstorm threw down enough bolts of lightning to start 15 fires in the area (including the still-burning Aspen fire), ...

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Oakhurst Welcomes New Cedar Bear

OAKHURST – The vacant lot between two banks at the junction of Highways 41 and 49 hasn’t really called much attention to itself, until now. There’s a new bear in town with a message: Welcome! The 9-foot cedar bear weighs in at around 4,500 lbs. and was carved by local resident Ryan Demeusey. The welcome bear was installed on July ...

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Badgers Youth Football Signups

OAKHURST – Signups for Yosemite Badgers Youth Football take place this Saturday, July 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at four different locations around the mountain area: Coarsegold Market, Hillside Market in Yosemite Lakes Park, and at Vons and Raley’s in Oakhurst. Yosemite Badgers Youth Football has four teams from Mighty Mites to Seniors, allowing participation for kids from ages ...

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Mustangs Youth Football Registration

COARSEGOLD – Time to round up the Mustangs, as Minarets Youth Football program sign-ups are scheduled for Saturday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hillside Supermarket. Hillside is located at 28420 Yosemite Springs Pkwy. Minarets Youth Football is a mountain area league that serves kids from age 8 through 8th grade and includes students from all school ...

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What Time Is Mountain Time?

OAKHURST – Prompted by one of our readers, SNO staff logged onto Facebook and asked the fairly loaded question, “have you experienced ‘mountain time’ when it comes to such things as hiring contractors?” We wanted to know if area residents would recount stories of people showing up on time here in the foothills, or late, or not at all… and ...

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Get Your Cha-Cha On

OAKHURST – Ballroom dancing is back and better than ever on the second Friday of each month. That means it’s time to get out of the house and “extend those lines” as they say on television’s popular dance show. Starting Aug. 9, the Elks Lodge is the place to go for dinner followed by a professionally taught ballroom dance lesson ...

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