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Madera County Wineries Earn ‘High Recognition’ at Recent Competitions

Special to Sierra News Online MADERA – Wines made in Madera County are getting noticed — even amid a pandemic. The results are in from the distinguished Sunset International Wine Competition, which took place June 22 in Santa Rosa. Several Madera County wineries received “high” recognition at the competition. Ficklin Vineyards received double gold, 95 points, for both their Aged 10 ...

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Report: Area Home Sales Up 13% in June Despite Pandemic

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — June 2020 turned out to be a surprisingly good month for mountain area home sales, says local Realtor Ed Bailey. “We expected a slowdown because of the pandemic, but we actually had 51 homes sold through the California Regional Multiple Listing Service,” which was an increase of 13 percent from 47 sales last year during the same ...

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AARP Cancels ‘Tax-Aide’ Services for 2020 due to COVID-19

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — AARP’s popular Tax-Aide service was shuttered in March due to the coronovirus, leaving many taxpayers at a loss for help this tax season. “Unfortunately, we will not be reopening this year,” AARP’s Darlene Kelly confirmed this week, adding the service may not reopen in 2021. Because of COVID-19, there are currently no AARP Tax-Aide sites open in ...

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C21 Ditton Realty | Why it’s Worth Your Time to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal Now

Special to Sierra News Online MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES –Lush lawns, vibrant paint, sparkling windows, charming front porches — homeowners looking to sell in a competitive real estate market need every advantage they can get their hands on. One of the simplest yet most impactful ways sellers can make their home leave a stellar first impression is through upgrading their home’s curb ...

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Chukchansi Gets AAA’s Prestigious ‘Four Diamond’ Award

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has received AAA’s “Four Diamond” designation, one of the highest levels of standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality a resort property can attain. The award was announced in a joint press release issued Wednesday by the resort and AAA. This is the first time Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has attained AAA’s prestigious Four ...

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U.S. Census Bureau Still Hiring, Jobs Pay $18/Hr

MOUNTAIN AREA — The U.S. Census Bureau is still looking for people interested in becoming Census Takers or Enumerators. The job pays $18 per hour and 58 cents per mile. Completion of the Census is critical for the mountain area because accurate counting of the population ensuress eastern Madera County receive its fair share of federal dollars. The Census is ...

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AXIS Coffee Bar + Eatery in Tesoro Viejo Partnering With Peet’s Coffee

Picture of the entrance to AXIS Coffee and Eatery.

MADERA — AXIS Coffee Bar + Eatery, located in the new, award-winning and master-planned community of Tesoro Viejo, announced today that they are partnering with Peet’s Coffee. AXIS is located in the heart of Tesoro Viejo’s Town Center at 4150 Town Center Boulevard in Madera. “We are beyond excited to partner up with Axis Coffee Bar + Eatery. We know ...

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Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Reopens; Masks Required

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino reopened Monday morning (June 1) at 9 a.m., with its casino floor modified to allow for social distancing and all guests required to don masks while inside the property.Other changes included modifying entrances, limited seating at gaming tables and fewer available slot machines on the casino floor.Guests temperatures are being checked at the ...

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Look for 25% Discount On June, July Sierra Tel Bills

OAKHURST — During these unprecedented times, Sierra Tel knows that many families are working from home, students are participating in on-line school programs, and many of our customers are temporarily unemployed. To help ease the economic hardship our customers are incurring, we will be discounting the DSL internet service portion of your bill by 25% for the months of June ...

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Body’s By Boyd Opening New Location in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Body’s By Boyd is pleased to announce we are officially open at our new location at 49643 Hartwell Rd. in Oakhurst. Our new facility is 16,100 square feet, more than triple the size of our previous building. We have installed all new state-of-the-art equipment including a GFS Ultra spray booth, Kaeser air center compressor system, GFS prep stations, ...

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