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Celebrating The Life Of Ruth Catalan

MARIPOSA – A celebration of the determined and varied life of Ruth Catalan, who left us on October 30, will be held at the Mariposa Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., with a special memorial program from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Ruth retired to ...

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Flea Market Holiday Gardening

FleaMarketGardening.org There’s no reason to stop decorating when you reach the back door. Continue right out into the garden! Many holiday decorations can transition easily into ‘gifts’ for the birds, as in decorated trees, or can act as focal points that add some color to a snowy or barren garden scene. It really makes decorating fun when it’s this simple! ...

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Edgar A. Wilkins

Edgar A. Wilkins “Ed” at age 83 passed on Monday, November 30th surrounded by family. Ed was born on December 25, 1931, in Sacramento, CA, and at an early age his parents moved the family to Fresno, both chemists, to work for Twining Laboratories. He attended Heaton Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and Fresno High School. After his father passed away ...

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Coarsegold Collects Toys For Tots

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Historic Village is proud to to be one of the public donation locations for the 2015 Marine Corps Toys for Tots gift drive. The other location is at Von’s Shopping Center in Oakhurst. Sponsored by the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce, collection will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Toys can ...

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Local Businesses Let Charity Light Up Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Love the look of holiday lights but not looking forward to getting out the ladder to put up your Christmas display this year? The nonprofit and always-busy Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst (BGC) has a great idea for area businesses in a clear case of win-win. “Get into the holiday spirit and light up Oakhurst. We’ll do ...

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Last Chance For 2015 Chamber Nominations

The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for the 2015 Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, and Business of the Year Awards through Thursday, Dec. 3 at noon, in advance of the annual Chamber Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 15, 2016. The chosen locale for dinner and awards is Bass Lake Convention Center ...

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Christmas Comes To North Fork Town Hall

NORTH FORK — It’s time to get a good start on your holiday shopping as the Christmas Bazaar returns to the North Fork Town Hall. Dozens of local artisans, vendors, and creators of delicious jams, jellies and other holiday delectables will be set up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. This is the perfect opportunity to ...

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Artisans Create Grand “Mother Ginger” Costume

Submitted by Susan Joy NORTH FORK — Early in the summer of 2015, Marij Bouwmans, a prominent artist residing in North Fork, had a vision. Inspired to manifest an ambitious project, involving 20+ artisians, she put out a calling for knitters and crocheters. With much foresight, Marij began the journey to hand-craft a magnificent dress of grand proportions. Time was ...

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Mariposa Native Pamela Flick Presents Audubon Program

MARIPOSA — Defenders of Wildlife, a national conservation organization founded in 1947, has a singular mission: “…the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.” Dedicated solely to wildlife and habitat conservation and to safeguarding North America’s biodiversity, Defenders holds a vision of diverse wildlife populations that are “…secure and thriving, sustained by a network of healthy ...

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Scout Christmas Tree Sale At North Fork Library

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 5. Fresh, locally grown red fir (silver tip) in a variety of sizes through at least 14 ft. will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5, and continue daily until sold out. The Christmas tree lot, located behind ...

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