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Madera County ArtsFest And Student Art Contest Winners

MADERA COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the fifth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 12. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County. ArtsFest was held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the office of Madera County Superintendent of Schools. “ArtsFest is ...

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Elegance And Decadence: Last Chance For Great Gatsby

OAKHURST — This weekend marks the last chance to see Golden Chain Theatre’s second selection of their 2018 Season, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted by Simon Levy. The production is directed by the team of Lyric Gianni and Miranda Simonich, and closes on Sunday, May 20. Tickets are available for performances on Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., and a matinee on ...

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2018 YHS Community Awards Total $131,650

OAKHURST — The house was packed on Monday, May 14, as the community gathered in the theater at Yosemite High School to bolster local youth. Now celebrating its 40th year, the YHS Scholarship Foundation made another tremendous show of grace and giving, with more than $131,000 in scholarship given out to 81 seniors graduating with the YHS Class of 2018. ...

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Developing Local Recreational Areas For OHV

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has been awarded a grant from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) programs to develop roads, trails, and other recreational areas. The SNF would like public input in developing the proposed actions, necessary to complete the environmental analysis for this programs possible incorporation into the National Forest transportation system. The ...

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Carnival For A Cure: Relay For Life

OAKHURST — It’s hard to find a family that hasn’t been somehow touched by cancer. One of the beautiful things about Eastern Madera County (EMC) Relay For Life is that it gives people a chance to come together for a day of concentrated celebration to honor survivors of the disease, and remember those who’ve been lost to its consequences. Despite ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Spring Tour

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Master Gardener’s annual spring tour this year includes two hillside pool-scapes (blending California native plants with traditional varieties), an inspiring lake-side organic garden (integrating animal husbandry), a mountain-view garden sprinkled with maple groves, and an enchanting creek side property with welcoming wildflowers, blooming along meandering trails, accentuated by enchanting yard art. On Saturday, May 19, the ...

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Get Ready For The Bass Lake Spring Clean

BASS LAKE — Get ready to don your gloves for the Bass Lake Annual Spring Clean Event, set for Saturday, May 19. This is day that comes once a year, when like-minded individuals dedicated to making the world a more beautiful place, gather at Bass Lake for a tidy fling known as the Bass Lake Spring Clean. Volunteers will gather ...

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Public Meeting On Big Oak Flat Project In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — A meeting is scheduled for public input as officials in Yosemite National Park announce the opening of public scoping for the Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station and Emergency Services Facilities Project. This project will replace an aging contact station and restroom facility located near the Big Oak Flat Entrance to Yosemite National Park. The park is soliciting ...

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YUSD New Hires: Football Coach And Music Director

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District has announced that two key positions have been filled by new hires, and the 2018-19 school year will begin with fresh faces in football and music. Chance Sigala has been brought on as Varsity Head Football Coach, and Megan Rice has been hired as the new Choral and Instrumental Music Director. “Chance comes to ...

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Free Smart Phone Workshop At Oakhurst Branch Library

OAKHURST — Because the cellular industry is “extremely complicated” and “requires constant learning,” Kevin Baker and Brandon Cummins of the Sierra Tel Business Center in Oakhurst know from experience that people are always going to have lots of questions about their smartphones. So, they’re planning a special “Smartphone 101 Question and Answer” workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library Community Room ...

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