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Audubon Society Meeting Features Local “Big Tree Hunter”

Written by Scarlett Bullock – MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, will feature a presentation by Carl Casey on “Big Tree Hunting,” an exciting and adventure-filled hobby. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa (see map below). Casey is a local big tree hunting enthusiast ...

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Super Bowl Bash Fundraiser At Oakhurst Grill

OAKHURST – This year’s Super Bowl is happening in a big way at the Oakhurst Grill on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in the 53rd annual Super Bowl. DJ Gameday will be playing the game audio nice n’ loud in the lounge and there will be ...

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Fully Consumed: The Sweetness Of 4-H Favorite Foods Day

O’NEALS — Some days I love my job more than others, and last Saturday was certainly one of those special days. It was my pleasure to be one of the many volunteer judges for this year’s Madera County 4-H Favorite Foods Day, when nearly one hundred young club members from around the area entered their recipes and displays into a ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip To Merced Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Written by Scarlett Bullock – MARIPOSA – The public is invited to attend a field trip to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), hosted by the Yosemite Area Audubon Society, on Saturday, Feb. 9 (postponed from Feb. 2 due to weather). The trip will include viewing thousands of visiting waterfowl, shorebirds, sandhill cranes, Ross/snow geese, hawks, owls and a multitude ...

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Kickoff Event For 20th Anniversary Of Local Relay For Life

MOUNTAIN AREA — This year marks the 20th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in our mountain community and now, the event is evolving with a new name, new look, and a new location. Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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Kick Your New Year Up A Notch With Free Dancing

OAKHURST — The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer free sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the fourth grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Minarets Citrus And Natural Resource Teams

By Autumn Pecarovich — O’NEALS — The Minarets High School FFA natural resource/forestry and citrus teams competed this month to practice their skills, leaving for their two-day competition on Thursday, Jan. 10. These teams have been practicing weekly and applying themselves with hard work — now, their dedication has been put to the test in these competitions. “I felt like ...

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ACT Dogs Of The Week: A Pair Of Gems

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dogs of the Week for SNO are Swarovski and Marquis. These two brindle girls come from a litter of six and are two out of the four remaining females. Marquis is distinguished by the white stripe on her forehead. These adorable Terrier and Pit Bull pups are about t10 weeks old and weigh ...

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Lisa’s List: Three Motivational Thoughts

“A pattern can be called a pattern only if it has been applied to a real world solution at least three times,” according to the rule of three. The power of three is universal, representing body, mind and soul. From three piece suits to tricycles and BLTs, wonderful things come in threes. And, as it turns out, if you try something three times ...

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Thousands Of Hours: Mariposa Master Gardeners Awards

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Master Gardeners recently held their annual Awards Banquet to recognize significant community contributions from various Master Gardeners. Prior to awarding the deserving recipients, Mariposa Master Gardeners President Ingrid Angelini held a general meeting for in-house business and discussed future community-purposed events. Heads up, these free and open to the public upcoming events include: ● 1/19/19 Fruit ...

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