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Keep Cats And Dogs Safe From Holiday Hazards

Rain or shine, we all love our pets. This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. FDA veterinarian Carmela Stamper talks about ways to keep your animals safe. Stocking stuffers and pet treats: If your dog receives a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t ...

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Yosemite Ranger Honored For Superior Service

YOSEMITE — Park Ranger Shelton Johnson has been honored with the Department of Interior’s Award for Superior Service. Shelton receives this award in recognition of his passion for connecting minorities to parks, his meticulous research that forms the basis of his innovative interpretive programs, and his superlative ability to articulate powerful messages for the National Park Service. Park Ranger Shelton ...

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Richard Caglia Named SCCCD Board President

FRESNO — Board members of the State Center Community College District elected Richard M. Caglia as board president at its December board meeting. John Leal was elected vice president and Bobby Kahn was elected secretary. Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center make up the State Center Community College District. ...

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Holiday Sanity For Visitor And Visiting

I’m not sure which is more difficult — hosting houseguests, or being a houseguest. However, the key to enjoying either of these states of being is the same: maintain your rhythm and routine in spite of the chaos around you. If you’re an exerciser, don’t let the kids and grandkids knock you out of that routine. Go for your walk ...

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Catherine Ann McGoldrick

Catherine Ann McGoldrick better known as Cappy, of Oakhurst, Calif., passed peacefully on Monday morning Dec. 14, at home surrounded by family. Cappy was born on May 5, 1933, in Providence RI. She entered the Sacred Heart Society of nuns when she was 23 years old. She had a Bachelors in English from Newton College which is now a part ...

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Restorative Yoga And Meditation: Fit For All

By Sharon R. Ince — Restorative Yoga is not exotic or sexy. It doesn’t require spandex hugging your bottom or youthful exuberance. It is a practice to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility and balance, using the weight of the body with alignment practices in gentle yoga asana, which simply means: pose. What does this look like in practice and everyday ...

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Planning Dept. Seeks Input On Transportation System

MARIPOSA COUNTY –  The Mariposa County Planning Department is conducting a survey of employee and resident transportation needs as part of the “Town of Mariposa Transit Center Feasibility Study.” Input from the community is very important to the process. The study is funded by a Caltrans planning grant. The community is asked to please take a moment to download the ...

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Yosemite Distributes 1,000 Free Passes To 4th Graders

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has distributed approximately 1,000 free park passes to Fourth Graders through the “Every Kid in a Park” program. Fourth graders from across the country brought their vouchers to Yosemite to receive the free park pass. The passes are intended for fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas through ...

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

MOUNTAIN AREA – Bird lovers, photographers and others are invited to join the National Audubon Society’s 116th Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is an annual international bird census that began on Christmas Day in 1900, and now takes place in more than 1,500 locations throughout the Americas. This season the Christmas Bird Count will be held in the foothill ...

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Oakhurst Outpouring Free Christmas Feast

OAKHURST – The community is invited to a free Christmas dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Organizers promise food, fun, and fellowship, and are currently looking for volunteers to help provide food teams and entertainment. This will be the seventh year for Oakhurst Outpouring, a free community feast open to everyone. ...

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