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Annual Classic Car Show Motors into Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A rainbow of rolling stock took center stage Saturday at The 17th Annual “Run For the Gold Classic Car Show.” From a vintage, jet-back 1965 Cadillac convertible to a 1926 Ford Coupe, nearly 100 rare, collector cars and trucks were on display this weekend at Oakhurst Community Park. Auto enthusiasts traveled from across California to show their vehicles ...

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Volunteers Pitch In to Clean Up Oakhurst River Parkway

OAKHURST — Several dozen community members rolled up their sleeves Saturday to take part in the “Great Sierra River Clean-Up.” The event was held from 9 am to noon by the banks of the Fresno River and along the Oakhurst River Parkway in the area adjacent to Oakhurst Community Park. Participants removed hundreds of pounds of litter and debris from ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Imagine

John Lennon

By Sal Maccarone The word “art” is sometimes used as a general synonym for the much broader meaning of “fine art.”  Fine art includes what is known as the “five greater arts,” including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry. Fine art is created primarily for aesthetic or conceptual reasons, and is judged solely for its meaningfulness or beauty. Sometimes meaningful ...

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9/11 First Responder Keynote Speaker at Patriot Day 2019

OAKHURST — Mountain Area Patriot Day 2019 will give area residents a chance to salute military veterans as well as active duty personnel and emergency responders from around Madera County. The star-spangled event takes place Wednesday — September 11 — at the Mountain Christian Center Auditorium, located at 40299 Hwy 49. The program, which begins at 9 a.m., is billed ...

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Thiessens to be Honored as 2019 Volunteers of Year at Fresno Flats Historical Park

OAKHURST — Laurie Thiessen and her three children, Rebekah, Bryce and Ginny, have been named 2019 ‘Volunteers of the Year’ at Fresno Flats Historical Park. For their years of service to the park, the Thiessens will be honored in the Mountain Heritage Day Parade, which is scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in Oakhurst. The Thiessen family began volunteering at ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council Presents Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

MARIPOSA –– The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, present an open air performance of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors by Merced Shakespearefest. The performances will take place Sept. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4889 County Park Road in Mariposa. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Art Deco

art deco auto

By Sal Maccarone Born in the 1920s in reaction to the somberness of World War One, the Art Deco style was opulent and prolific. Based upon the use of geometric shapes and simple mathematics, this style reflected the modern and festive post-war spirit of the time. The name Art Deco was coined after the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels ...

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The Savannah Sipping Society Opens Tonight At The Golden Chain Theatre

There’s more to ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ than wisecracks! The Savannah Sipping Society opens August 23rd at The Golden Chain Theatre. It is a raucous comedy that follows the exploits of four downtrodden and unattached Southern women trying to recapture their swag and reclaim their lives. Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten explore the ways in which all ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Jimi, Janis, & Jerry

Jimi, Janis, and Jerry

By Sal Maccarone It has been many, many years since I have visited the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Known as “The Haight” to many, including myself, I found it to be remarkably frozen in time. I have actually visited twice during the month of July this year. First during my trip to preview the Peter Paul Rubens exhibit which ...

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