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FOOSA Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Two Fresno Concerts

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FRESNO STATE — In years past, the FOOSA Philharmonic Orchestra concert has been held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. After a year off in 2020 due to COVID-19 and a smaller string ensemble in 2021, the full FOOSA orchestra returns with two special performances in the Central Valley. “In an effort to give back to our community, ...

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5 Family Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — Family vacations are a great way to bond and take a step back from the hectic schedules that accompany everyday life, but sometimes time or money (or both) make planning an elaborate trip a non-starter. However, a staycation – a vacation you take right in your hometown (or nearby) – can be much less expensive and ...

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Federal Funding to Help Address Nursing Shortage

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FRESNO STATE — The School of Nursing at Fresno State has partnered with the nursing program at Fresno City College on the Nurse Pipeline Extension Project, a collaborative effort to increase health care professionals in the San Joaquin Valley. Congressman Jim Costa recently secured federal funding of $475,000 to help both institutions expand their programs and create opportunities for nursing ...

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What Women Need to Know About Stroke Risks

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HEALTH & FITNESS — It may not be widely known that women face unique risk factors for stroke throughout their lifetime. Things like pregnancy, preeclampsia, and chronic stress can increase the risk for high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke. Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death among women, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

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The Arts are Alive This Summer in Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — There’s a whole lot going on this summer in our community, all brought to you courtesy of the Madera County Arts Council, Circle Gallery. Check out what’s coming up! Plus get a sneak preview of some of the winning entries from ArtsFest before it opens on June 15th.                     ...

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MOTG Presents Chris Doud and Mike Hammar & The Nails

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green continues free summer concerts this weekend with Chris Doud on Friday, June 10, and Mike Hammar and the Nails on Saturday, June 11. Chris Doud is a country singer/songwriter and guitar slinger from the central valley of California. Most notably from the alt-country band, The Good Luck Thrift Store ...

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Mountain Amateur Radio Club Field Day Event Coming Up

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AHWAHNEE — If you’d like to learn more about what hams or licensed amateur radio operators do for fun, you can visit members of the local group at their annual Field Day event on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2022, scheduled this year at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee. The school is located at 43109 Hwy. 49 (see ...

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Oakhurst Branch Library to Offer In-Person Summer Programs

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OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Branch Library will be holding its Summer Reading and Summer Art programs in-person this year. The reading program will include three different schedules of events: Activities for children pre-school through fourth grade starting June 15th. A set of workshops for fifth through eighth grade. Workshops for ninth through twelfth grade, both beginning June 28th. The children’s ...

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe Around Water

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PETS & ANIMALS — Summer is almost here, and that means you’re probably spending a lot more time outdoors with your dog. Swimming is great exercise, especially for older or overweight dogs, and it can be a lot of fun for both owner and pet. Whether you’re taking a dip in the pool or enjoying some leisurely beach time, it’s ...

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7 On-Trend Ideas for Installing or Updating Your Deck

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HOME & GARDEN — Installing or updating a deck can transform your outdoor living area. If you’re planning a deck build or renovation in 2022, consider incorporating one or more of these design trends. 1. Creativity in Design While decking design features used to be reserved for luxury upgrades, creative flair is increasingly mainstream. Some options for incorporating greater depth ...

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