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Want Better Health? Try Returning To Basics

OAKHURST – It seems like you can’t turn on the news these days without a barrage of information about this year’s incarnation of the influenza virus, or its tailor-made nemesis, the flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia recommends that all people get flu shots, especially those who are more vulnerable to its effects: the very ...

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Cool Bean Café: Local Shop, World Views, Great Drinks

OAKHURST – At the Cool Bean Café, every cup of coffee and tea has a little story behind it. Not only is the brew delicious and the blend delightful, owners Casey and Alyssa Lucas are mindful of farmers in emerging nations around the world, the people who grow the beans many local coffee lovers covet.

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Met Cinema Prepares For Feb. 1 Opening

OAKHURST – Work is underway at the Met Cinemas getting everything into ship-shape condition for their much-anticipated reopening on Feb 1. Met Heroes are out in force scrubbing and cleaning, patching and painting, and checking everything from carpets to projectors.

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Chukchansi Sues Governor, U.S. Gov’t Over Mono Casino

MADERA COUNTY – The filing of two lawsuits by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians may cost a lot more than lawyer’s fees and court costs. It may mean the loss of upwards of $20 million in payments if and when the North Fork Mono Tribe builds their casino. When the governor signed the compact between the State of California ...

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Yosemite Area Celebrates California Restaurant Month

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (YSVB) is once again teaming up with Visit California to showcases Yosemite area restaurants during California Restaurant Month. Four restaurants in California’s Gateway to Yosemite are participating this year, offering discounts on signature dishes. “California Restaurant Month is a great chance for our restaurants to showcase their amazing dishes,” said Jarrod Lyman of ...

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Met Heroes Reach Their Goal! Theater To Re-Open!

OAKHURST – After two months of sleepless nights, dogged determination and a never-say-die attitude, the Met Heroes have won the day! As the deadline approached, at 8:18 p.m. this evening, Monday, Dec. 31, the tireless team of Matt Sconce, James Nelson, Keith Walker, all their family and friends, and a host of community volunteers, reached their goal of 3,000 subscribers, ...

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Last Day To Be A Hero!

OAKHURST – Today is the last day for people to sign up to be a hero and Save The Met! After many weeks of hard work and determination, Movie Heroes, Inc. and all their Met Heroes are within 250 subscribers of their goal of 3,000. Matt Sconce, one of the three local entrepenuers who have organized the “Save the Met” ...

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Minarets Key Club Members Decorate Floats For 2013 Rose Parade

O’NEALS – Key Club members from Minarets High School left town in the wee early hours of the morning on Sunday, Dec. 30, and made their way south to Pasadena, California. What was their mission? These 9 young leaders were off to decorate floats for the renowned Tournament of Roses Parade. Float decorating Key Club members include Hayden Righter, Michaela ...

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Only 2 Days Left To Save The Met!

OAKHURST – The clock is ticking down to the end of 2012, and also to the end of the chance to save our local theater. And the message from the Met Heroes today is – “We need your help!” Movie Heroes, Inc., is spearheading a last minute phone drive. They are calling all the homes in the mountain area to ...

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