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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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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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The Mariposa Museum Presents Part 8 Of Their Speaker Series Featuring “A History of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley”

The Sharp End of Life: A Mother’s Story MARIPOSA — Dierdre Wolownick-Honnold will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum on Friday September 6 at 6 p.m. The event is Part 8 of the Speaker Series, featuring a “History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley”. Wife and mother. Teacher and musician. Marathoner and rock climber. At 66, Dierdre Wolownick ...

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Wine In The Woods Returns To The Tenaya Lodge In Yosemite

FISH CAMP — September is California Wine Month, and outdoor-loving food and wine enthusiasts can celebrate in the High Sierras with small-lot wines, artisanal food, and live music at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite’s third annual Wine in the Woods. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, the resort is offering two dates to choose from this Fall: August 24th ...

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Car Show Rumbles Into North Fork

NORTH FORK — Just after noon Saturday, a red Ferrari, three sleek Corvette convertibles and a vintage Mustang Fastback roared through the “exact center” of California. The rare, collectible cars were among the entrants in the annual North Fork Car Show, held in downtown North Fork Saturday afternoon. The popular event, a fundraiser for the North Fork Chamber of Commerce ...

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Mariposa Museum Presents Part 7 Of Their Speaker Series Featuring “A History of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley”

Mountain climber with blue mountains in the background.

Big-wall first ascensionist Steve Bosque and his long time apprentice, Kevin Deweese will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum on Saturday, August 24 at 6 pm. The event is Part 7 of the Speaker Series featuring “A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley.” Mentorship in the Yosemite Valley big-wall scene creates a sense of continuity between generations. ...

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Yosemite National Park And The Ansel Adams Gallery Announce The 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art Photography Contest

Image of field workers by Ansel Adams

Winning artwork will be featured in the Ansel Adams Gallery! Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of our local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, ...

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