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Cheesy Asparagus Tarts

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The perfect recipe for spring: Cheesy Asparagus Tarts in less than an hour. You can almost feel spring in the air, and with the warmer weather comes delicious, delectable foods. From casseroles to fresh fruits and wholesome vegetables, a change of season offers something to look forward to for nearly every foodie. A spring dish that is sure to impress ...

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Yosemite Renaissance 36 Exhibit

While the Yosemite Museum is presently closed, the 36th annual Yosemite Renaissance exhibit will open in Oakhurst today, Friday, March 19 at Yosemite Gateway Art Center.    OAKHURST, CA – The Yosemite Renaissance exhibition is an annual exhibit that offers an opportunity for artists inspired by nature and the California Sierra Nevada region to display and promote their art. For over ...

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Tesoro Viejo Wins Two National Awards

Tesoro Viejo wins two national awards in prestigious awards program MADERA, CA – Tesoro Viejo – Madera County’s newest master-planned community – was recently awarded two Silver Awards at The National Sales and Marketing Awards (known as “The Nationals”) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  The community was recognized for Best Master Planned Community of the Year and ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Adding Native Plants in Spring

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By Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County Although autumn is generally the best time to add native plants to your landscape, spring is the next best time. Choosing a planting site is important. Fire-prone plants such as manzanitas, pines and plants with resinous leaves and stems should be located well away from structures. Toyon and Redbud are fire-resistant, look ...

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Adopt-A-Senior: Class of 2021

Submitted by Jessica McGrail and Priya Cheema, Student Journalists for Minarets Press The “Adopt-a-Senior” event is back up and running for this year’s senior class! As of Feb. 21, 2021, Courtney Herrera, the organizer, has set up a new Facebook group for the Class of 2021 for any senior in the mountain community. For those interested in getting involved, parents ...

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Pet of the Week: Charlie the Dog

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Hello, I’m Charlie. I could give you a glowing report about what a perfect little guy I am, but since I am also humble I will let my foster Mom sing my praises when you call about me. I am a 10-year-old Cocker mix and just the perfect size for a lap. I like everyone…big people, little people, dogs and even cats are OK. My foster Mom takes me for a long ...

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PG&E Customer Advisory

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With Billing and Payment Scams on the Rise During the Pandemic, PG&E Reminds Customers What They Can Do to Protect Themselves SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — With utility scams on the rise during the current pandemic, it is more important than ever for customers to be vigilant and to know what steps to take to prevent themselves or their families from ...

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Slickrock 2021: Minarets Filmmakers Vs a Pandemic

Submitted by Ryan Abner and Molly Smith, Student Journalists for Minarets Press As the deadline for Slick Rock film submissions creeps up on March 12, problems are beginning to surface with the practicality of students trying to create content during lockdowns and the overall pandemic. While students not being able to create exactly what they want isn’t a substantial issue ...

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Minarets Seniors Host Waste Drop-Off Event

Submitted by Stevi Valenzuela, Student Journalist for Minarets Press On Feb. 6, seniors Matthew Sheller and Moises Agundez hosted a non-hazardous household waste drop-off event for their Senior Legacy Experience (SLE), free to all of Madera County. Last year, Sheller’s brother Michael held the same SLE, inspiring Sheller and Agundez to carry it on another year with the hopes someone ...

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Rotary Pizza Factory Fundraiser

Treat yourself, family and friends to dinner at the Oakhurst, Mariposa or North Fork Pizza Factory locations March 19th & 20th from 4pm to close.  Rotary District 5220, Area 9 clubs, Oakhurst Sierra, Oakhurst Sunrise and Mariposa Yosemite have partnered with local Pizza Factory locations for a fundraiser to benefit our local communities and global disaster relief. Oakhurst, Mariposa and ...

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