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Open House Stirs Old Town Back To Life

NORTH FORK – Hundreds of visitors took advantage of the perfect weather last Saturday to stop in for a stroll through Old Town, and to meet new owner Jen McMillan. Now renamed “Bandit Town”, this much-loved local landmark is entering a new chapter after being vacant for two decades. Jen purchased the Western-themed property in December, and has been assessing ...

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Contest Sunday For Best Oakhurst Pizza

OAKHURST – Set aside some time this weekend for fundraising, football and pizza. Once again, it’s time to find out who makes what voters consider to be the most delicious slice in town. The Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis will sponsor the 2nd annual “Best Pizza in Oakhurst” contest at the Oakhurst Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 12 – 4 ...

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A Valentine's Day Gift Of Life

COARSEGOLD – When Sheila Moreno discovered she had kidney disease, she had no idea the outpouring of love and support that was headed her way. Now, a truly special evening is set to unfold at the Coarsegold Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. as friends and family host “Fiesta for a Future,” a fundraiser that will ultimately ...

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Old Town Gets New Owner

NORTH FORK – After more than two decades of sitting silent among the trees, the quaint and historic village of Old Town is seeing new life. Since closing down in the early 1990s, Old Town has been rented out for weddings, parties and other social gatherings, but the bustle of daily activity has been a thing of the past. Now, ...

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New Hotel Coming To Oakhurst?

OAKHURST – What is going on along Highway 41 across from Todd’s Barbeque Cookhouse? Rumors are flying, so we contacted the Madera County Planning Department to learn more. According to documents at the Planning Department, Amrut Construction and Development of Pleasanton, Ca, has applied for permits to build a 180-room Holiday Inn Express.

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New Year For Western Sierra Nursery

OAKHURST – Owners of Western Sierra Nursery Robyn and Mark Holland performed an unexpected task on Monday, Jan. 7. They removed the FOR SALE sign that’s been hanging outside for months and now plan to continue in business for the foreseeable future. The nursery had been up for sale, and wasn’t moving in this market. Instead of packing up, the ...

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Vintage Chic Closes, Reincarnates Online

OAKHURST – The local “Eiffel Tower” at the southern entrance of town will soon be gone. After six years in business, Vintage Chic Boutique is closing the retail location and transforming into an internet business with a slight name change – the new shop online will be known as Vintage Chic Bohemia. Owner Trudy Truesdell Shields will remain at the ...

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HOW Oakhurst Girls' Night Out At Todd's

OAKHURST – The giving group “Helping One Woman” (HOW) returns to Todd’s Cookhouse Bar-B-Que this month, where the inaugural event took place nearly two years ago. All women are invited to meet and eat at Todd’s as part of HOW on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., dining from a fixed price buffet. No recipient is designated for January, and ...

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Rumors Popular In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The best part is making someone’s day; the hardest part is pleasing everybody. So says Crystal Richards, owner of Rumors Studio hair salon and purveyor of beauty supplies. Richards took ownership of the establishment on July 1 and has been happily busy ever since. “I have been a hairstylist since 2004. I am 27 and have wanted to ...

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Community Medical Says Urgent Care Will Not Close

OAKHURST – With the cut back in hours of service over the past few months, there has been a lot of concern recently over the status of Urgent Care in Oakhurst. Dr. Joel Figatner, a physician on contract at the facility for many years, raised the issue at a Town Hall meeting at the Oakhurst Community Center on Nov. 14, ...

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