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MSO's Symphonic Celebration Of Yosemite

MARIPOSA – On Apr. 25 and 26, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park’s 1890 creation with special concerts in Yosemite and Mariposa. Renowned Cellist Ira Lehn returns to perform with the orchestra as soloist in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto #1 in A, Opus 33 – the very piece in which Mr. Lehn made his ...

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Bonus For Advance Tickets For Elegant Auction

OAKHURST – The 30th Annual Elegant Auction to benefit Oakhurst Community Park will be held on May 2, at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. In honor of the 30th Anniversary, this year’s theme is surrounded with pearls – think “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – providing a wonderful opportunity for guests to get dressed up in their elegant best.

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Pancake Breakfast Supports North Fork School Garden

NORTH FORK – Plan now to attend a very special Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the North Fork Lions Club to benefit the North Fork School Garden. Breakfast will be served up from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 11, in Kennedy Hall at the North Fork Elementary School. Eggs, sausage and pancakes will be generously prepared by the Lions ...

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Public Workshop On Tree Mortality

MARIPOSA – The public is invited to attend a workshop on Tree Mortality, hosted by the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District on Saturday, Apr. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Speakers will include Len Nielson, Cal Fire Unit Forester; Beverly Bulaon, US Forest Service Entomologist; and Martin MacKenzie, USDA/Forest Service Forest Pathologist. This is a ...

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Workshop On Emergency Animal Sheltering

MOUNTAIN AREA – The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) is preparing for the upcoming wildland fire season and are recruiting volunteers in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties to assist with displaced pets in their emergency animal shelters. On Saturday, Apr. 18, the CCADT is presenting a free workshop – “The Basics Of Emergency Animal Sheltering,” at Mariposa County Elementary ...

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YARTS Bus Service Starts On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – With many years of discussion and planning behind them, The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) are about ready to start rolling buses up Highway 41 to Yosemite. With a target date to start service on Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public ...

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Premiere Mobile Home Living In Oakhurst

Business Feature – Oakhurst Mobile Home Estates When Mike and Christina Waiczis were asked to relocate to Oakhurst Mobile Home Estates (OMHE) last year to become the park’s new Resident Managers, they felt truly blessed. Why wouldn’t they? Coming from what they experienced as the starkness of the Mojave Desert, Oakhurst was like paradise to the grateful couple. Oakhurst Mobile ...

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Two Escaped Burns Near Coarsegold

Firefighters have responded to two escaped control burns in the last few days, reminding residents to use extreme caution when doing hazard reduction burning. An escaped burn off River Knowles in the Coarsegold area on Monday grew to about one-quarter acre before firefighters stopped the spread. Another vegetation fire, caused when a control burn on Spinelli Road got out of ...

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Yosemite Joins National Find Your Park Movement

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched Mar. 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service ...

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