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After 20 Years In Business, Bear Paw Quilts Closing For Now

OAKHURST — After two decades of trading stitches and stories, Bear Paw Quilts & More – Oakhurst’s only specialty sewing and fabric store – is shutting its doors. Local seamstresses, quilters and other needle-and-thread hobbyists are hoping the closure is not permanent. “The store will be closed after Saturday [June 29], at least until a new buyer steps in,” says ...

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Underwater Robotics Team Wins ‘Guts And Glory’ Award

OAKHURST — Glacier High School’s underwater robotics team Altum Operations has resurfaced following an elite international ROV competition in Kingsport, Tenn., last weekend — as winners of the ‘Guts and Glory’ Award. There were, 70 teams and 810 students from 19 countries competing in the event, held June 20 – 22. Altum Operations was recognized for their amazing ability to ...

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Conversations With Nature At Timberline Collective

OAKHURST — Stop by Timberline Gallery during the month of June to see a unique collection of local artists’ work, gathered together as ‘Conversations with Nature.’ Artists include Sandra Lee Scott, Karen Tillson, Deborah Pepin, James Osteen, Vivian Helena and Merylyn Whited. Sandra Lee Scott Pastels, mixed media, alcohol ink After a 40-year career in the mental health field, Sandra ...

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Mt. Bullion Crew Clears ‘Fire Fuel’ Around Oakhurst Community Center

OAKHURST — The Mt. Bullion Fire Crew is conducting a weed abatement and fire-safety operation this week around the Oakhurst Community Center and Oakhurst Little League fields. The two-day (June 25-26) operation is being supervised by Captain Gordon Dulcich. During Tuesday’s cleanup at the OCC, the fire crew was called away twice. “They had to drop all of their weed ...

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Living In The Foothills — A Unique Environmental Workshop

OAKHURST — “The beauty and challenges of the foothills make it a ‘unique’ place to live,” says Jeannie Habben, a Coarsegold resident for 27 years and the new Deputy Director of Water and Natural Resources for Madera County. On Saturday, June 29, Habben will present a workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library that will address the challenges to living more ...

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Funeral Services For Yoko Savage

Yoko Savage, a long-time resident of Coarsegold and former proprietor of Oakhurst’s Kyoto Kafe — a Japanese “home-cooking” restaurant open from 2000 to 2007 — passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was a lovely, generous spirit who enjoyed sharing her delicious meals along with a hefty helping of Japanese hospitality and culture to her beloved customers. Yoko was ...

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Tourism Grants Awarded To Local Non-Profits

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County has awarded $20,000 in grant money to five Madera County nonprofit tourism partner businesses. Each organization applied for the 2019 VYMC Tourism Improvement Grant to enhance visitor experience and was awarded up to $5,000. “A boost in local tourism produced additional funding, so we thought a great way to spend it was to share ...

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Pancakes By The Pond For Cedar Valley Fire Department

OAKHURST — It’s time once again to enjoy pancakes by the pond at the Cedar Valley Fire Department and support your local first responders. The annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 6, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee — you’re supporting the ...

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Sweetwater Steakhouse Closes, New Owners Renovating Property

OAKHURST — The Sweetwater Steakhouse has served up its last steak. The restaurant, in operation for fifteen years, quietly closed its doors last month. Owned and operated by David DeSanders since 2005, the restaurant was known for its prime cuts of grilled steaks and chops, “raw” seafood bar and “loaded” baked potatoes. But business at the steakhouse apparently went from ...

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Board-Certified Podiatrist Joins Adventist Health In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Adventist Health welcomes board-certified podiatrist Craig Aaronson, D.P.M. to Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst East. Dr. Aaronson began seeing patients in Oakhurst in last month. Bringing more than 34 years of experience to his medical practice, Dr. Aaronson specializes in podiatric medicine and surgery, including diabetic foot concerns, foot and nail maintenance, heel pain and flat foot ...

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