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Drive-Through Dinner Benefits Vision Academy

OAKHURST — Are you hungry and don’t feel like cooking, or do you want to help support one of the most important local organizations around? Oh, you want to do both? Well that’s great, because Vision Academy of the Arts is holding a drive-through dinner to benefit its annual high school scholarship fund. To date, Vision Academy has given more ...

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Paddle Board Yoga On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Stand up paddle boarding is a fast growing sporting activity that provides a host of health benefits, including strength building and reducing stress. Summer isn’t over, so consider starting your morning off with paddle board yoga in the marina at Miller’s Landing at Bass Lake. The fun and relaxing practice takes place on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., and continues all ...

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Do Crazy Drivers Drive You Crazy?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Early one morning I was stopped at the signal by the library when one of those monstrously long gravel trucks attempted to stop as the light turned from yellow to red. It was just too big, and rolled through the intersection after the light was decidedly red. Meanwhile, a car that was anxious to go had to wait ...

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Book Lovers! Authors’ Faire Is Coming

OAKHURST — Are you an author or do you want to be an author? Do you love to read? The Oakhurst Library will be hosting their 3rd annual Authors’ Faire on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event has become so popular with our mountain communities, say organizers, the library decided to move it to a bigger venue after more than 200 people attended in 2015. This ...

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Spectacular Prizes At “Hot Wasuma Nights” Car Show Saturday

AHWAHNEE —  Parents and teachers invite the community to this year’s Hot Wasuma Nights car show event on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Wasuma Elementary School, located at 45109 Highway 49. Admittance is free to those in attendance. Registration for cars and participants is $25. The hot rod and classic car show starts at 9 a.m. and runs to 3 p.m. Visitors can ...

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250K Gallons Lost In Oakhurst Water Main Break

OAKHURST — A water main broke overnight in the Oakhurst/Sierra Lakes portion of customers served by Hillview Water Company, sending about 250,000 gallons of water spewing away and compromising service to between 500-600 area residents. Hillview Water received a report at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, that a ten-inch seamless pipe had broken, causing a 20-foot lateral split and releasing ...

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The Family Behind The Firefighter: Alicia And Omar Arce

Alicia’s story My name is Alicia Arce, age 27, and my husband is Omar Arce, also 27. He is a Senior Firefighter for Sierra National Forest Engine 51, based in North Fork. I have been married to Omar for three years but together for six. Our daughter Hope Liana is 3 ½ and is an absolute joy. We gave her this name because ...

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IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scam

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.” People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person ...

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Calling Local Heroes To Become Paid Call Firefighters

Written by Maureen Walling — MADERA COUNTY — When disaster strikes, be it fire, accident or a medical emergency, we all count on our firefighters to be there in minutes to render aid. But what happens if the nearest fire station has no one available to respond? What if the station in your area is closed because there are no ...

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Full “Sturgeon” Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – There’s almost always reason to celebrate, and here’s yours for the next two nights: a light will shine brightly over the foothills as the full “Sturgeon Moon” rises above. The full moon in the wee hours of Thursday, Aug. 18 is known as a sturgeon moon, so named by some Native American tribes in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, since the ancient ...

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