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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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It's Now Or Never For The Met Cinemas

OAKHURST – The Los Angeles Times will be in town today taking pictures of the Met Heroes who have been fighting so hard to save the local theater. Matt Sconce, one of the three local entrepreneurs who have launched a plan to turn the Met Cinema into a subscription-based theater, is encouraging everyone to come out to the corner of ...

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Car Troubles? This Mechanic Will Come To You

When your car breaks down in your driveway, or the parking lot at work, you can call a tow truck. Or, you can call Lee Hulbert, mobile mechanic, and he will come to you. Lee’s At Your Service Mobile Mechanic has been serving the mountain area for 15 years. Many residents may not realize that there is another option to ...

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