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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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Constitution Day At Raymond-Knowles School

By Michelle Townsend —  The Constitution is the most important document in the United States. It establishes the American government and our position as a democracy. The Constitution also lays out our freedoms as Americans; this is celebrated every September 17th in remembrance of the day the delegates signed the document at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, ...

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ACT Dog of the Week: Meet Prince

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for Sierra News Online. “Hi, my name is Prince and my foster mom says I am about the cutest little guy ever. I’m a 10-week old Terrier mix who is about 5 pounds now, and I will be about 10-20 pounds when full grown. ...

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Oakhurst Music Festival At Community Park

OAKHURST – Pack your picnic baskets and chairs and bring the whole family out to the Oakhurst Music Festival this Saturday, featuring Jim Savarino, Cloudship, The Soul Galaxy and Saltwater. The Oakhurst Music Festival is presented by Realty Concepts – Oakhurst at the Oakhurst Community Park. Gates open at noon on Saturday, Sept. 23, with the event ending at 7 p.m. ...

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Mountain Heritage Day Parade In Pictures

OAKHURST — There’s that moment when you’re sinking into your chair at a small town parade. It’s a beautiful day, you’ve got a front-row seat, a bottle of water (it’s morning, after all), maybe you have the kids or the grandkids on your lap and — most importantly — you made it to the parade! You put aside the chores, ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 17 2017. Ahwahnee vandalism On Monday, Sept. 11 at 2:02 a.m. deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding vandalism. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken. Case closed due to ...

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ShakespeareFest Returns With Comedy, Twelfth Night

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, presents an open air performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Songs of Illyria by Merced Shakespearefest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4889 County Park Road. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 ...

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September HOW Dinner Honors Lynn Oliver

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Hitchin’ Post restaurant to honor Ahwahnee resident Lynn Oliver. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Lynn has worked at the Hitchin’ Post for 11 years, say organizers, and is a “loving and caring person,” who recently survived a major stroke ...

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Live Music, Good Food, Good People & Great Art

OAKHURST — “Wildfires in our area are largely under control, evacuations have been lifted, and the air is clear. We have had a bit of rain, evenings are cool, and signs of autumn are all around us,” says Sierra Art Trails’ Jon Bock. “I believe a celebrations is in order! Join us for an evening of live music, good food, good ...

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Here Comes Mountain Heritage Day And Parade

OAKHURST — Mountain Heritage Day and Parade at Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum are right around the corner, with the Parade stepping off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and a full day’s array of old-fashioned fun, food and entertainment, 1800s-style. The folks at Fresno Flats want parade watchers to visit Fresno Flats Historical Park, once the parade ...

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