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October 2021 Helping One Woman (HOW) Dinner for Amy Stephens

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Submitted by Sarah Roemer Having lived here most of her life, Amy Stephens is well known and loved for her beautiful character and loving personality to all in our mountain community, as well as being a staple in the Hitching Post Family for the last 18 years. Amy is a single mother of three beautiful children, Jillian, aged 9, Charlotte, ...

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History Mystery #103: Raymond Mystery Photo

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Submitted by the Raymond Museum We know this is the old Shaw Brothers store, located across from the Raymond General Store, that at one time housed the Raymond Post Office. Can anyone identify this lovely woman on the porch and give us the years of the vehicles in the photo, especially the mail truck? And can someone tell us what ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Apple Park

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By Sal Maccarone During the years 1969-72 while first attending college, I worked as a manager for a new restaurant called, “The Red Coach.” It was on the corner of Wolfe and Homestead roads in Cupertino, CA. Caltrans had just recently completed work on a stretch of Hwy 280 from San Jose through Sunnyvale, and they had installed an interchange ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Moai of Rapa Nui

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By Sal Maccarone Even from the most isolated place on earth, humanity has managed to express itself artistically for the ages. Shrouded in mystery, Easter Island truly lies in the middle of nowhere. Among other things, this tiny island in the Pacific Ocean has become famous for its one thousand, or so surviving monolithic sculptures. Now, a UNESCO World Heritage ...

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Minarets Volleyball Season Off to a Strong Start

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Article by Conor Kelly, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Video by Stevi Valenzuela, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Starting with a 5-2 record, the Minarets High School Volleyball team has gotten off to a hot start this season and has big ambitions. They have a very diverse core of players with several underclassmen playing during significant amounts of the game ...

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Minarets Creates New Peer Tutoring Program

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Article by Aidan Feskorn, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Media by Abigail Campbell, Student Journalist for Minarets Press A new peer tutoring program at Minarets High School puts other students into classrooms and allows students to receive peer-to-peer assistance. The program has shown good outcomes at other schools, but its effect at Minarets remains to be seen. Program organizer Jennifer ...

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Minarets Seeks to Better Prepare Students for Future With New “Living Pro” Class

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Article by Hazel Taintor, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Video by Sofia Braz, Student Journalist for Minarets Press The age-old argument stands that schools, while providing students with a large amount of information, do not adequately prepare students for the real world. Minarets High School has sought to remedy this. Living Pro, mandatory for all seniors, essentially teaches students skills ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Winter Veggie Gardens

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s 90℉+ outside. Yep, time to prepare for your winter veggie garden. WHAT? Winter veggie choices include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, chard, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions/shallots, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, spinach, turnip, and other leafy greens such as bok choy and kale. The above veggies can be direct seeded ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Pablo Picasso

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By Sal Maccarone There is no doubt that we are all significant as human beings. But, to be considered as significant in the world of art: That is a big deal! An artist’s contribution can only be assessed, and fully realized in retrospect. Once an artist is given credit for having changed the world in some way, then they are ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

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FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: The Gilded Age Mansions. Enjoy! Originally published October 11, 2020. By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling ...

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