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Summer Fun at FAM Plus Some Great Upcoming Events!

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          Here are the workshops FAM has planned, some offered on multiple dates between June 14 and Aug. 6, 2021, via Zoom: Stop-Motion Animation Explore the Formal Elements (workshops for all ages) Introduction to the Formal Elements of Art & Principles of Design for 4 to 7-year-olds Art Around Town: Fresno Inspires! Creatures Featured Explore the Art of ...

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CAL FIRE Burn Permits Required May 1st

Mariposa- The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 1 all hazard reduction burning will require a CAL FIRE burn permit in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE MMU will accommodate COVID 19 social distancing. Permits will be available online by visiting burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or visit your local CAL FIRE ...

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Minarets Cross Country: League Champions

Submitted by Priya Cheema, Student Journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS – Unlike many other sports, the Minarets cross country team has had the opportunity to compete in multiple meets over the past few weeks. With a shortened season due to COVID-19, the team only had about five races this year. One of the most important of these five races was ...

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Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic Sells Out

Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic Half Marathon sells out, raises money for conservancy MADERA, CA – Tesoro Viejo – The 2nd Annual Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic Marathon took place on March 21 with a sellout attendance.  It was one of the first organized events within California since the pandemic. Participants came from five states and represented 64 unique cities to run ...

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New Classes, New Gallery Show and More at the Madera Arts Council

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Art Club With Areej Due to the popularity of ‘Art School at the MCAC,’ Areej is back with this 9-week course.                   ————————————————————————————————————————— The Art of Healing The Art of Healing is 9-week course is for students ages 8-14 who struggle with anxiety, depression, regulating emotions or who are recovering from physical ...

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Individual Effort is Community Benefit

Submitted by Michael Olwyler, North Fork History Group NORTH FORK – The interpretive sign project at the former North Fork lumber mill has been completed! Boulders were moved into place to enhance the overlook where three signs describe the 50-year history of the North Fork mill and the prosperity it brought to the community. Related Story: Interpretive Signs Installed at ...

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NatureBridge to Conduct Family Camp

NatureBridge to Conduct Family Camp Summer 2021 NatureBridge’s Crane Flat campus will serve as base camp for a 5-day adventure which will allow families to explore one of the country’s most iconic national parks. NatureBridge’s skilled Educators will guide families through Giant Sequoia groves, Yosemite Valley, and the Sierra High Country all while providing engaging educational experiences that encourage exploration, ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Direct Seeding

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) Some plants just don’t lend themselves to indoor seeding and later transplanting. They prefer to start and finish in the same place. This is usually due to having a delicate root system. Beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, peas, radish, scallions, spinach, squash, swiss chard, turnips, zucchini prefer direct seeding. There are ...

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Evacuation Warning Due To Fire

Breaking News: Madera County Sheriff’s Office Issues an Evacuation Warning for 1 Mile Radius of ECCO Conference Center In Oakhurst Update: April 18th, 2021 at 2:45 PM – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation order for 1 mile radius of ECCO Conference Center has been lifted. Please use caution, emergency equipment and personnel are still ...

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Annual Fresno State Campus Festival Celebrates 47 years With Activities Via Digital Platforms

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FRESNO — The three-day Vintage Days festival has shifted again this year to host performances and activities online for the community from April 16 through 18. The student committee behind the festival announced on Feb. 19 that in-person festivities would be canceled for the second year in alignment with public health advisories. Vintage Days, an annual campus festival in its ...

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