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Easy Way To Send Amazon Returns Locally

OAKHURST — Gotta lotta go-backs? Maybe Santa didn’t get the message. No worries. Sierra Global Tech (SGT) wants locals to know, “you don’t have to drive to Fresno to send that Amazon return!” Instead, they will provide what you need to print the return label and drop it off at any of the three UPS centers in Oakhurst. Why is ...

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Valley Cats At Tenaya Lodge For New Year’s Eve Bash

FISH CAMP — From first cocktail to last dance, Tenaya Lodge is planning a get-down-and-boogie New Year’s Eve bash. Beginning with an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception before progressing to a gourmet dinner with live entertainment, the evening will heat up with The Valley Cats taking the stage for a post-meal dance party. Midnight brings a champagne toast, hats and ...

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Where’s Santa Right Now? NORAD Knows (You Can, Too)

WORLD — Ants in your pants? Here’s a solution — try a tech-check on jolly old Santa Claus as he and his crew of reindeer make their way around the world. The NORAD Tracks Santa website features Santa’s North Pole Village, including a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. Kids of all ages can check out NORAD Headquarters in the North Pole ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Christmas Eve

MOUNTAIN AREA — We’ll have some rain in the foothills and snow in the higher country around Christmastime, as a storm moves into the area by Monday afternoon and grows stronger into the night. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 to 10 a.m. ...

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Winter Solstice, Cold Full Moon, And Meteors

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Winter Solstice this year will be enhanced by the presence of a full moon and the peaking of a major meteor shower. Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, with the longest night, marking the point during the year when the Northern Hemisphere is the most inclined away from the Sun. The day marks the ...

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Kiwanis Grants Bring Ideas To Life For Local Schools

OAKHURST — The spirit of giving was predominant as teachers and school representatives convened by request to celebrate one of the year’s highlights: Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Mini-Grants for education. Local Kiwanis and others gathered on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at El Cid Mexican Restaurant to give and receive money in support of projects and products that help mountain area students. Eighteen ...

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10th Annual Oakhurst Outpouring Returns To Its Roots

OAKHURST – The mood will be especially festive this particular holiday season for anyone connected to the Outpouring in Oakhurst: this marks the tenth year of the community celebration of Christmas, a free community feast open to everyone. All are invited to the Oakhurst Outpouring on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. As ...

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A Christmas Carol, The Musical At Golden Chain

OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre brings a Christmas classic to the mountain communities this holiday season with the magical musical experience, “A Christmas Carol,” opening the weekend following Thanksgiving and playing until Dec. 23rd. The show is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ well-known 1843 novella of the same name, with music by the composer of Beauty and the Beast ...

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Pakistan Trip Shows The Heart Of Rotary Is Humanity

MARIPOSA — Local Rotarians Richard and Ophelia McInturff traveled to Pakistan recently to team up with other Rotarians and join in the fight to eradicate polio. In the process, they gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and touched deeply upon the great secret of service to humanity: you get much more than you give. “Everyone wants the same things for their ...

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The Big Local List Of Christmas And Holiday Happenings

With so many special events and activities taking place over the next few weeks, we thought it would be helpful to compile a timely list of all the entertainment-related and community-oriented holiday happenings in the mountain area between now and December 25. If we missed anything, let us know and we’ll gladly add it to the Big Local List of ...

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