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Yosemite Songwriting Showcase At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA — The Yosemite Songwriting Retreat showcase is slated for Music on the Green on Friday June 28, and on June 29 there will be no music in the Art Park as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra performs in Wawona that night. The Yosemite Songwriting showcase will feature performances by retreat founders Gail Dreifus (Meltwater Bridge Band), Adam Burns (Burnsy, Bootstrap ...

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Living In The Foothills — A Unique Environmental Workshop

OAKHURST — “The beauty and challenges of the foothills make it a ‘unique’ place to live,” says Jeannie Habben, a Coarsegold resident for 27 years and the new Deputy Director of Water and Natural Resources for Madera County. On Saturday, June 29, Habben will present a workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library that will address the challenges to living more ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Owners Of Recovered Stolen Statue

UPDATE: June 27, 2019 — The owner of the stolen property has been identified according to the Sheriff’s Office. No further information is available at this time. MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement officials are looking for the owners of decorative property they believe was stolen and is now recovered. Madera County Sheriff’s Office detectives say the wooden statue pictured here ...

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Funeral Services For Yoko Savage

Yoko Savage, a long-time resident of Coarsegold and former proprietor of Oakhurst’s Kyoto Kafe — a Japanese “home-cooking” restaurant open from 2000 to 2007 — passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was a lovely, generous spirit who enjoyed sharing her delicious meals along with a hefty helping of Japanese hospitality and culture to her beloved customers. Yoko was ...

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Pancakes By The Pond For Cedar Valley Fire Department

OAKHURST — It’s time once again to enjoy pancakes by the pond at the Cedar Valley Fire Department and support your local first responders. The annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 6, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee — you’re supporting the ...

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Water/Boating Safety On The Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Hot summer weather has arrived, prompting many of us to get out and enjoy the rivers, streams and lakes on the Sierra National Forest. These waterways continue to be fed by the melting snows over the high Sierra. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers continue to run with swift and extremely cold water, while Bass, Shaver, ...

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Board-Certified Podiatrist Joins Adventist Health In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Adventist Health welcomes board-certified podiatrist Craig Aaronson, D.P.M. to Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst East. Dr. Aaronson began seeing patients in Oakhurst in last month. Bringing more than 34 years of experience to his medical practice, Dr. Aaronson specializes in podiatric medicine and surgery, including diabetic foot concerns, foot and nail maintenance, heel pain and flat foot ...

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Celebration Of Life For Charles “Chuck” Walling, Jr.

Loving brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Charles “Chuck” L. Walling Jr. passed from this life on April 4, 2019. Chuck was preceded in death by his older sister Jean Marie Peoples (Walling), his wife Helen Walling and his granddaughter Maegan Walling. He is survived by his four sons, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Chuck was born in Tulsa, Okla. ...

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Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Includes Major Fuel Break Project

NORTH FORK — Several fires in the last few years, including the Courtney Fire (2014), Railroad Fire (2017), and Mission Fire (2017), posed significant risks to public health and safety and destroyed homes and infrastructure. In many cases, defensible space and thinned areas made the difference in preventing further high severity fire and economic loss. The Madera Strategic Wildfire Mitigation ...

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Elder Abuse Legal Workshop Informed By Casey Casem’s Family Troubles

OAKHURST — Martha Patterson, a local certified elder care attorney, says one of the most rewarding experiences of her 35-year legal career was helping Kerri and Julie Kasem visit their dad, Casey Kasem, towards the end of his life. In that case, she was instrumental in Kerri Kasem obtaining conservatorship over her father’s medical care. At a special workshop at ...

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