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AAUW Hosts Free “Creative Aging” Series In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Planning for “elderhood?” It looks different than it did a few years ago. People are viewing their next chapter in life as an opportunity for growth and enrichment as well as security and comfort. The Mariposa AAUW branch (American Association of University Women) is hosting a two-part series on this latest trend of creative aging. Part One of ...

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Choppers Raises Thousands For Valley Children’s Hospital

OAKHURST – Tim Harmon and the crew at Choppers presented Valley Children’s Hospital with a big check yesterday at the annual Spring Sale & Fundraising Event. Darrellyn Colldar, development assistant at VCH, accepted the generous donation of $3,570, raised through the sale of raffle tickets over the past two months. The tickets were $5 each and the winner of the ...

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‘Earth Day’ Farmers’ Market April 20 at Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP – Tenaya Lodge will be hosting its 2nd annual Earth Day Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We are really excited to let the local community know this is happening and invite everyone to come on up,” says Brooke Smith, Tenaya’s marketing coordinator. “We had great support last year and this year’s ...

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Free Entry To Yosemite For Earth Day Festival And More

YOSEMITE — Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday will be celebrated in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Apr. 20, with activities for all ages throughout the day — and all activities are free, including entry to the park to kick it off. Visitors coming to the park should be prepared for a very ...

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Sierra Ambulance Gets $15K for New Oxygen Generator

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary — also known as the Noon Rotary — presented a “giant” check this week to Sierra Ambulance Service. The $15,000 donation will help Sierra Ambulance purchase a new oxygen generator, according to Ed Guzman, general manager. Guzman said Thursday’s contribution from the Rotary Club “represents a big part of our fundraising effort” in acquiring ...

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Tractor Supply Co. To Open New Store In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Popular farm and ranch retailer Tractor Supply Co. is coming to town. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the news Friday. “We will be opening a new store in Oakhurst in 2020,” said Niki Giacchina. “Unfortunately, that’s about all I can tell you right now.” Local sources confirmed this week that the national retailer is in escrow on ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Happy, Goofy Jet

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is Jet, who was found running on the Yosemite High School campus. No one ever claimed him, so now he’s looking for a forever home. “Hi, I’m Jet — a happy and friendly German Shepherd. My foster mom says I’m about as goofy as they come! ...

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Public Passover Seder To Be Held In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Call it Passover in the pines. For two nights next week, Rabbi Shlomo Menkes and his wife Aliza plan to preside over public Passover seders at their 92-acre retreat in North Fork. “These will be the first public seders in our area in at least 10 or 15 years,” Menkes says. “They could be the first ever.” ...

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SoCal Educator Named New Principal At YHS

OAKHURST – Dr. Stephanie Osowski will be the next principal at Yosemite High School. The SoCal educator — and one-time journalist — will replace current YHS principal Regina Carr on July 1. Carr is relocating with her family to Seattle. Superintendent Glen Billington announced the leadership change at the monthly YUSD board meeting, held Monday night at Coarsegold Elementary. An ...

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School Seeks Prom Wear For Angel’s Closet

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School is gearing up for Junior/Senior Prom 2019 and organizers are hoping the community can take a collective look in its closets to see if anything is suitable for students to wear. Prom clothes are expensive, as are senior years in public schools. With expenses varying from the cost of school trips, to special tests, and ...

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