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Sierra Art Trails Catalog Is “Ticket For Two”

OAKHURST – Celebrating artists and artisans, fostering art education, bringing locals and visitors together for a weekend experience unlike any other in the region: these are the days of Sierra Art Trails open studio tour. Now in its 13th year, Sierra Art Trails (SAT) is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to ...

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Mountain Jewish Community Shares And Celebrates

Written by Susan Rappaport – Intertwined within the larger tapestry of our Sierra foothill communities is the small strand of the Mountain Jewish Community. We are a community made up of individuals who come from diverse Jewish backgrounds with different levels of observance. Although we are scattered throughout the towns of Mariposa, Ahwahnee, Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, O Neals and ...

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CHP At Maximum Enforcement As School Starts

MOUNTAIN AREA – With school back in session across the foothills, the Oakhurst Area CHP will be at maximum enforcement this upcoming week of Aug. 17. “Throughout the Oakhurst and Coarsegold areas, we will be strongly enforcing bus safety, speed – with radar trailer deployment, seatbelts, stop signs, crosswalk safety, bicycle safety, student pick up and drop off as well ...

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Yosemite High School Handy Links & Info

Looking for information on Yosemite High School, part of Yosemite Unified School District? Here’s the district calendar and some convenient links for students and parents. Yosemite Unified School District Yosemite High School website YHS on Facebook YHS Forms including meds, school map, enrollment package, student-parent handbook, and athletic package. Staff Directory Course Description Book YHS International Baccalaureate  International Baccalaureate Parent ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Hosts Elected Officials

BASS LAKE – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting of elected officials on Friday, Aug. 21 at the Bass Lake Conference Center Lake View Room at 12 p.m. State Senator Tom Berryhill, State Assembly Frank Bigelow, Madera County Supervisors Tom Wheeler of District 5 and Brett Frazier of District 1 will all be in attendance for ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug 9, 2015. North Fork Burglary Deputies responded on Monday, Aug. 3 at 12:05 a.m. to the area of the 33200 block of West Vista Dr. for a burglary report at a vacation home. The ...

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Olive And Flo: The Odd Couple At GCT

Submitted by Jennifer Piccolotti — OAKHURST – Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple, premiering this week at the Golden Chain Theatre (GCT). Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower

By Scott Lange — The 2015 Perseid meteor shower is upon us, and this is a great year to view the show because it falls at the same time as the new moon, meaning the sky will be very dark so the meteors are easier to see.  At its peak, the Perseids can rain down up to 100 meteors per ...

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Hot August Night A Roaring Success

NORTH FORK – After a summer of fires and the stress of evacuations, the North Fork community was ready for a street party last Saturday night. With about 15 vendors, 3 live bands and more than 50 classic cars lining the street, a great time was had by all of the nearly 600 people who came out to celebrate and ...

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Community Bids Fond Farewell To Jo Ann Griffin

Written by Mary Beth Harrison NORTH FORK – A gala gathering of North Fork residents along with many of her family members gathered at Grace Community Church in North Fork on Aug. 1, to say farewell to Jo Ann Griffin, a long time North Fork resident and teacher. Jo Ann came to North Fork with her husband, David Royce, in ...

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