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Kids' Summer Reading Program At Branches

OAKHURST – Branches Books has launched their “limb” of an national reading program sponsored by independent bookstores for the summer of 2013: Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! The goal is to create a vibrant community reading program that brings independent bookstores and schools together to read great books.

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SMLL All Stars Advance Another Round

MADERA – Kudos to the kids in Sierra Mountain Little League (SMLL) All Stars, 10 – 12 age bracket, as the players beat Sunnyside on Monday night 13 – zip. The All Stars advance to another round after a no-hitter game pitched by Samuel Burnheimer and Chris Ward left Sunnyside in the dust. In the bottom of the 4th inning, ...

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Little League All Stars Play Big Time Ball

REEDLEY – Two teams of Sierra Mountain Little League’s (SMLL) summer All Stars have hit the road to defend their status with varied results in terms of scores, and tremendous outcome when measured by heart. SMLL All Stars are made up of baseball players in the areas surrounding Oakhurst. Having excelled season-long, they are chosen by coaches and managers to ...

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Best Friends And Bitter Rivals

COARSEGOLD – Long time best friends Michael Leath and Mason Black will stand together even when they stand apart, perhaps across a football stadium when their college rivals play the Big Game. Leath just graduated from Yosemite High School, where Black walked the stage a year ago. Leath is headed to his first year at University of California Berkeley while ...

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It's The Weekend For The Moment

OAKHURST – Everyone is invited to join in the celebration at The Moment Gallery grand opening and artist reception on Sunday June 30 from 1 – 4 p.m. at 40680 Hwy 41. The Moment is a new gallery, performance space and lounge envisioned and manifested by industrial artist Otto Jeffrey. There’s bound to be something for everybody, including visual and ...

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Young Krusherz Take On Big City Softball

MOUNTAIN AREA – This summer for the first time, a group of mountain area girls, age 10 and under, are competing against same-age girls from much larger schools in a series of softball tournaments taking place around the central valley and beyond. The young foothill-area females are part of Yosemite Girls Softball League (YGSL) Travel Ball Club, and if their ...

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Former Bowling Alley Gutted

OAKHURST – It hasn’t been long since Sierra Lanes closed and a sizable crew has already been gutting the former bowling alley in preparation for a the Grocery Outlet store that’s scheduled to open later this summer. A local construction crew was hired to demo the interior, with instructions to salvage the lanes, machines and equipment. Much of what was ...

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Free Community Concert Celebrates America

OAKHURST – The renowned Oakhurst Community Concert Band invites one and all to attend their “Celebrate America” Concert at the Mountain Christian Center on Sunday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. Selections will include great American folk songs, some famous marches guaranteed to rouse the spirit, and a Big Band medley which includes “Moonlight Serenade.” Veterans will be recognized and honored ...

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An Evening Of Whine And Noses

OAKHURST — It’s a little bit punny, and it’s for the animals, so stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 28, for “An Evening of Whine and Noses,” from 6 – 8 p.m. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) to support Brian Gearhart, their candidate for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. A donation is ...

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Wreck-It Ralph Screens For Kids Of All Ages

OAKHURST – Prepare yourselves for a fun family night out that benefits the Boys and Girls Club along with the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, and both in a big way. The Met Cinema is hosting a special fundraising event to benefit the two organizations, with a screening of the well-loved Disney animated feature “Wreck-It Ralph” on Thursday, June 27.

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