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Free YARTS Transportation To Yosemite For Memorial Weekend

YOSEMITE — For two days over Memorial Weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 27 – 28, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will provide free transit service from a multitude of locations into Yosemite National Park. For the special service, YARTS will run on: Highway 41 (Fresno, Oakhurst) Highway 140 (Merced, Mariposa) Highway 120 North (Sonora, Groveland) Hwy 395/120 (Mammoth Lakes, ...

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14th Annual Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art & Wine Festival

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary invites those from near and far to an afternoon of fine art and wine tasting on Saturday, May 26, on the lawn at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. In the heart of Mariposa, underneath the trees, it’s a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines. The fun ...

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Ongoing Computer And English Classes

MOUNTAIN AREA — A number of opportunities are available locally for adults seeking to further their education, through Yosemite Adult School. English as a Second Language classes are offered on Tuesdays in Oakhurst and on Thursdays in Coarsegold, and a computer class is offered in Wednesdays in Oakhurst. On Tuesday nights they offer English as a Second Language classes in ...

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The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band Plays Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Songs of the late, great man in black will ring out over guests at the Oakhurst Community Center as The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band takes the stage on Saturday, May 26. The show starts at 7 p.m. and the nonprofit Mountain Community Women (MCW), dedicated to the upkeep of the community center, will benefit from sales at ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans officials say one-way traffic control will be in place on some busy stretches of Highway 41 in the next week, as part of a tree maintenance project. The following one-way traffic control will take place, weather permitting: • On Saturday, May 19, one-way traffic control will be in effect on State Route 41 in Madera County ...

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Buford The Chihuahua Survives Rattlesnake Bite

COARSEGOLD — At the time, Buford didn’t know any better. He sure does now — and we think he wants you to know, as well. On Tuesday, May 15, little Buford the Chihuahua went out to potty. He’s a six-month-old pup who weighs about 6.5 pounds. His humans, Lisa and Todd Lawrence, were out of town on vacation, and Buford ...

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Local Artists Make A Splash At YWA Show

MADERA COUNTY — The Opening Reception of the mountain region’s Yosemite Western Artists Group was a huge success, says Madera County Arts Council (MCAC) Gallery Director Emily Redondo, with a great crowd and celebrated the winners in each category. “It has been a joy to host such a great collection of art from around Madera County,” Redondo enthuses. “In the ...

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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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