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Celebrating 20 Years Of Messy Faces At Rib Fest

OAKHURST — Leave the fancy clothes at home and arrive hungry for a night of food, friends and fundraising, as the celebration of messy faces known as Rib Fest takes place on Saturday, June 22. The evening is a milestone: the event’s 20th year. This all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner offers more than 500 pounds of pork ribs prepared by teams from ...

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Splash! Baker Swim Complex Opens For Summer

OAKHURST — Grab your goggles, pack a lunch and go! Baker Swim Complex at Yosemite High School opens to the public on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. for lap swimming, water aerobics and family pool summer fun. Don’t wait too long — the season ends on Aug. 10. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 1 – 7 p.m. ...

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Just Get Rid Of It! Hazardous Waste Collection Day

OAKHURST — Summer’s a-comin’ and you know you need room in your garage for toys, so take advantage of this annual chance to clean out that storage area or shed, get rid of that broken TV and dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. ...

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Living The Dream: Soroptimist Women Awards Luncheon

OAKHURST – Our local Soroptimist club celebrated some amazing women last month as the Live Your Dream and Women of Distinction awards were given out during their annual banquet, held this year at the Oakhurst Grill. Live Your Dream awards Soroptimist awarded a total of $3,300 for the 2018-2019 ‘Live Your Dream College Scholarships for Women,’ with recipients including Kelsi ...

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Three Camps, Three Themes, Three Weeks: Vision Academy

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Making the Band, An Express Musical for Young Voices, as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 17. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where ...

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Teens Get A Dose Of Reality At Wasuma Elementary

AHWAHNEE — How many thirteen-year-olds know how much renters’ insurance costs, or the price of an average car loan payment? Well, thirty-three of them do now, thanks to an event at Wasuma Elementary school recently that aimed to teach eighth graders about the cost of living. Entitled ‘Life 101,’ the program was developed by volunteers Sarah Persson and Barbara Irion ...

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Free Master Gardeners Workshop On Milkweeds And Monarchs

MARIPOSA — Every year, researchers and citizen scientists gather at known locations in the monarch migration pattern to count the monarch adults as well as the eggs and cats found on native milkweed. You may think the release of monarchs would be a tremendous boon to the declining global population of this bright and colorful species. This is far from ...

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Graydon’s Expert Tips For Transporting Pets In Extreme Heat

MOUNTAIN AREA — Amanda Steen, co-owner with her sister Alison of Graydon Kennels in Coarsegold, offers some tips to area pet owners when traveling with pets during the scorching heat of summer. “Whether your pet rides inside the car or truck or outside in the truck bed, higher temperatures mean even more precautions need to be taken,” Amanda says. The ...

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Steen Sisters Carry On Family Tradition At Graydon Kennels

COARSEGOLD — Graydon Kennels has been family-owned and operated since 1975, but with the untimely passing of longtime owner Michael Steen in January 2018, his 30-year-old twin daughters — Amanda and Alison — were left with the challenge of keeping the family business running. “It’s been a stressful time for us but we’re trying very hard to carry on my ...

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Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Job Fair

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino will host a job fair on Tuesday, June 11 to fill over 70 part- and full-time positions. The job fair, scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., is open to the public and will take place in the Firehouse Lounge at the casino, located at 711 Lucky Lane. Casino managers will be making “on ...

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