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Honorary Mayor Candidates Cooking At Queen's Inn

OAKHURST – Ready, set, go! The 2015 Honorary Mayor’s Race begins officially on Friday, Apr. 17 at 5 p.m. when currently presiding mayor Mat Sands invites the community to meet the candidates for an evening of glad-handing, fun, food, music, and more, at Queen’s Wine Bar & Beer Garden by the River.

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Fireworks Ban Prompts New Ideas For 4th Of July At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce received word on Tuesday that the 4th of July fireworks show permit will not be issued this year due to the increased fire danger. “The Board feels that it is extremely important not to put our forests and neighbors at risk during this unusually dry season, but also appreciates the community ...

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HOW Dinner Supports Jessie Moore, New Guardian Of Two Children

OAKHURST – The local chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Apr. 15, at Crabcakes, in support of Jessie Moore. Jessie’s older sister passed away last April, leaving behind two children without a guardian, say organizers. Since then, Jessie has taken on raising her niece and nephew full time, and recently was given full guardianship ...

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A Woodcarver's Gathering for All

OAKHURST – The California Carvers Guild, along with the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, are proud to bring you the 8th Annual Woodcarver’s Rendezvous held at the Oakhurst Community Center April 19-25. Woodcarvers travel from far and wide to attend this unique event located just outside Yosemite’s southern entrance.

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Master Gardeners Plant And Garden Art Sale

MARIPOSA – The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold their annual Plant and Garden Art Sale on Saturday, May 2, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Amigo Picnic Area from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special features include bonsai-style trees and shrubs planted by Jeff Nicholas, who will be present at the sale to discuss the plants and their care.

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Master Gardeners Plant And Garden Art Sale

MARIPOSA – The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold their annual Plant and Garden Art Sale on Saturday, May 2, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Amigo Picnic Area from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special features include bonsai-style trees and shrubs planted by Jeff Nicholas, who will be present at the sale to discuss the plants and their care.

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Minarets Presents Arsenic & Old Lace in North Fork

NORTH FORK – Get ready for a play the New York Times once said was “so funny we would never forget it.” Now, a murderously talented bunch of Minarets High School players are madly rehearsing to present Arsenic and Old Lace on Friday and Saturday, Apr. 10 – 11, on stage at the North Fork Town Hall.

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Winter Weather Forecast For Mountains

MOUNTAIN AREA – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, from 5 a.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, above 6,000 feet. Travelers should expect blowing and drifting snow, with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches about 4,000 feet, 8 to 12 inches above 7,000 feet, and local accumulations ...

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Calling All Candidates For Honorary Mayor

OAKHURST – The hottest “political” campaign in the mountains is about to get underway – the 2015 race for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. The Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce this year’s campaign, which will run from Friday, Apr. 17 through Saturday, June 27.

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Harry Baker Passes Away

FRESNO – ABC30 is reporting that former Madera County Supervisor Harry Baker died early Friday morning, according to his attorney. Baker was the president of Sierra Telephone in Oakhurst, and made headlines after he was accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl at a Fresno hotel in 2007. The case never went to trial due to Baker’s deteriorating health, and he ...

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