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Not Your Average Conference

FISH CAMP — The 1st Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium will bring together peacemakers from around the country to educate, motivate and activate attendees. The Symposium will take place Oct. 26 – 27 at Tenaya Lodge, just outside the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Symposium includes motivating general sessions, featuring a screening of the documentary on the forced incarceration ...

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Sometimes You Need Supporters Who Are Not Family

OAKHURST — There’s a new cancer support group in town, and the first meeting is in the early evening on Monday, June 18, under the cool shade of a flowering tree, in the garden at our local distillery. How great is that? The group is spear-headed by artist and gallery owner Ally Benbrook together with Kelley Miller — it’s open ...

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Times Have Changed Since “Cougar Killer” Film Premiered

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the June edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, June 1, historian Tom Phillips presents a film about his great-uncle Jay C. Bruce who was, for three decades in the early 20th century, the appointed California state mountain lion hunter. Phillips is the co-author of Yosemite’s Forgotten Pioneers: ...

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Slow Down For Butterfly Migration In El Portal

YOSEMITE — Highway 140 between Crane Creek and Parkline in El Portal has become thick with thousands of California tortoiseshell butterflies, say officials in Yosemite National Park. This species emerges in spectacular numbers in some years and is thought to be the source of Mariposa County’s name, which is Spanish for butterfly. This particular corridor where butterflies converge can become a killing ...

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Doing What’s Best For Women And Girls

BASS LAKE — Under a sweeping canopy of tiny lights in the Lakeview Room above The Pines Resort, we gathered to celebrate the lasting imprint of women on the fabric of our community, as the local Soroptimist organization marked five decades of sisterhood and service. On Sunday, May 20, a luncheon was held to honor the special occasion. It was ...

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Music In The Meadow At Coarsegold Museum

COARSEGOLD – Get ready to rock at the 14th annual Music in the Meadow, held on the grounds of the Coarsegold Museum, and organized as a benefit for the nonprofit by the Coarsegold Historic Society. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jun. 2, The Executive Rockers will perform a mix of oldies, classic rock, 80s and country. Admission is $10 per person, ...

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Tenaya Lodge Hosts High Sierra Hops Craft Beer Weekend

FISH CAMP — Blondes, ales, IPAs and stouts will take center stage at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite during the inaugural High Sierra Hops craft beer weekend on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. Presented in partnership with South Gate Brewing Company, the celebratory weekend will showcase some of the best craft beer the area has to offer at an ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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Memorial Day “Run To Remember” Benefits Local Youth

AHWAHNEE — The Eastern Madera County Bar Association will hold the first annual “Run to Remember” event honoring Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28, with proceeds benefiting select Yosemite High School activities. The one-mile run/walk and 5k run start and end at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, as the race meanders along the park’s dirt trails, providing beautiful views of the ...

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What Treasures Await? Coarsegold Peddlers Market

COARSEGOLD — Stroll through acres of time and comb through history at the 34th Annual Coarsegold Peddlers Market at the Coarsegold Historic Village over Memorial Day weekend. It’s a four-day event, from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 with antiques and collectibles just waiting to be discovered. During the peddlers fair, the entire Village fills with vendors from across ...

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