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Recipe of the Week: Kona Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

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FOOD & DRINK — The end result of perfectly cooked chicken is a mouthwatering meal that smells just as good as it tastes and beckons loved ones to the patio. To achieve that juicy, tender flavor that brings family and friends together, it’s important to keep a few safety and grilling tips in mind. Maximize Your Budget For a flavorful ...

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Rosanna Lesniak, DMD, Joins Adventist Health Medical Office

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OAKHURST – Adventist Health Medical Office Oakhurst is pleased to welcome Rosanna M. Lesniak, DMD, who joined the facility in June. Dr. Lesniak is a general dentist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice. She cares for adults and seniors and most commonly treats gum disease, scaling and root planing, partial and full dentures, restorative fillings, crowns, extractions, ...

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Caltrans to Conduct Slope Restoration Project Near Briceburg

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a slope repair project on State Route 140 near the community of Briceburg in Mariposa County. The project is needed to restore the integrity of the slope beneath an existing 84-inch concrete pipe culvert. Crews will remove existing headwall, wingwall, and outfall apron that overhang the eroded side slope ...

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Air Travel Tips & Tricks for Wheelchair Users

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — The confined space, length of journey, lack of privacy, and storage issues are all deterrents for wheelchair uses, not to mention simply getting through the airport. However, these deterrents shouldn’t stop wheelchair users from flying and benefitting from travelling the world. Please consider the following tips to help make the experience much easier: Plan ahead. It ...

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Celebration of Life for Clayton de Graaff

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Clayton de Graaff May 17, 1985 – May 15, 2022 Clayton de Graaff, 36, of Ahwahnee, California, passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2022. Clayton was born on May 17, 1985, to Terry and Maureen de Graaff in Santa Cruz County, California. Clayton graduated from Yosemite High School in 2003. After years of soul searching he began his own business. Clayton ...

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A Quick Guide to Dog Food (Especially Protein)

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PETS & ANIMALS — Dog food protein is essential to your dog and dogs require more protein than humans. Interestingly enough, protein hasn’t always been the focus of dog food. Wikipedia has several examples from the 1800s that show a focus on cheese, milk, buttermilk, oats, barley-meal, potatoes, and animal fat in dog food. Dog food has come a significantly ...

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5 Steps to Detoxify Your Body Naturally

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HEALTH & FITNESS — As you prepare your mind and body for the warmer months, you may be interested in detoxification as a way of cleansing and eliminating toxins. A typical detoxification period may include fasting and a strict diet combined with light, appropriate exercise. According to Ayurvedic practices, an ancient Indian science focused on whole-body healing and health optimization, ...

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PG&E Turns on Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said today that its Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) now protect approximately 3 million people, or more than 1 million customers, who live in high fire-risk areas within the company’s service area. The safety settings turn off power within one-tenth of a second when a fault, such as a tree limb ...

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Congratulations to the UC Master Gardener Class of 2022

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By Tery Susman. We are proud to introduce the new ‘crop’ of UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County, Class of 2022! We graduated on May 13th after 17 weeks of extensive training both online and in-person. We had weekly zoom lectures on everything related to horticulture, from below the ground, up! We learned how roots, shoots, soil, water, insects, weeds, ...

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Sierra Art Trails 2022 Application Deadline is Coming Soon

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A message from Sierra Art Trails.  Hello Artists, Art Lovers, and friends, There is still time to apply for Sierra Art Trails 2022! We are very excited to present our 19th annual exhibit featuring artists and artisans sharing their work across eastern Madera and Mariposa counties. The Call to Artists is live on Smarter Entry. The prospectus in on the ...

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