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Local Matters – The Produce Place

OAKHURST – Since Kandie Stier opened The Produce Place in 2010, she has created a bright and inviting spot for people to stop in for a nice interlude during their day, check their e-mail using her free wifi, and enjoy delicious soups, sandwiches and fresh produce.

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Local Boutique Is Simply Superb

OAKHURST – Simple to Superb Local Boutique invites everyone to the first of what they hope will become an annual wine tasting event on Friday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those attending will have the opportunity to see what’s new in fashion for fall and winter. Owner Diane Valadon and manager Krista Gorman say they are excited to ...

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Lawrence Runs Smokey Bear Run/Walk Again

BASS LAKE – The 25th annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, at beautiful Bass Lake. Among the familiar faces will be local resident Christine Lawrence. This will be her eighth year running the Smokey Bear. Christine and her friend, Virginia Lazar, won first place in their divisions the first time they ran it. Once a ...

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Crab Cakes Relocates – Community Rejoices

New Sunday hours and lots of parking – Crab Cakes Restaurant is moving to a new location at 49271 Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst (across the street and north, just a little bit). I recently had an opportunity to sit down in the garden with owner Roman Zabicki and ask him a few questions: Roman, what do you want people to ...

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Patriot Day Rifle Raffle & Tri-tip BBQ

American Legion Post 110 is honoring the five branches of the U.S. Military with a Henry Golden Boy “Military Service” Tribute Edition Rifle. The rifle will be raffled off during the Patriot Day celebration on Sept. 11 in Oakhurst. Five stars, which represent the seals of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard are laser-etched into ...

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See You At The Fair

This weekend the mountain area holds the event I wait for all year – the Mariposa County Fair. Nothing beats a good old fashioned county fair! The fair always brings back wonderful childhood memories for me. The smells, the rides, the exhibits, even the carnies warm my heart. I grew up over on the Central Coast, and every year my ...

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Dollar Tree Helps Strapped School

Store donations fill classrooms with supplies O’NEALS – The first week of school was a little extra special this year for students in grade K-3 at Spring Valley Elementary School, thanks to a generous donation from the Dollar Tree store in Oakhurst’s Raley’s Center. Because of the Chawanakee Unified School District’s tight budget, the tiny school at O’Neal’s was a ...

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Flooring And Paint Store Moves West

When driving up Highway 41 from the center of Oakhurst, you might notice something is missing at the address that reads 40409. After 18 years in the same location, American Floors & Interiors—Kelly Moore Paints has moved. They are now located in Suite A of the Enterprise Center at 40088 Highway 49 in Oakhurst. The new space has allowed them ...

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“H.O.W.” Brings Joy To Both Givers & Recipients

Recently my friends Patti and Donna invited me to become a part of a local volunteer group of women called “H.O.W. : Helping One Woman.” The idea appealed to me because it’s kind of like “Real Housewives” meets “Queen for a Day,” only there are no annoying cameras following you around, and no mean women. Only really nice ones who ...

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