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Audubon Program Features Matthiessen’s “Birds of Borneo”

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — Exotic birds, tropical rainforests, orangutans, the largest flower on earth—what better way to spend a cold February evening than to visit, through words and pictures, a place with all these and more? Mariposa resident Matthew Matthiessen, a captivating storyteller and world-class photographer who has previously regaled local audiences with slide talks featuring the birds ...

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Joel Ben Izzy, Author, Traveler And Storyteller Supreme

Submitted by Cara Goger —  MARIPOSA — Recently returned from an engagement in the great continent of Africa described by him as “rich in stories, beautiful and heartbreaking,” is Joel ben Izzy, the man with the miracle voice.  Yes, this master storyteller lost his voice and had it restored to him by modern science, as he describes in his first ...

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Locals Representing In 127th Rose Parade

PASADENA — New Year’s Day is expected to be beautiful in Southern California this year, and anyone who watches the annual Rose Parade on television or in person on Friday, Jan. 1, will have a couple of chances to see foothill-area locals participate in the popular extravaganza, now celebrating its 127th year. The Rose Parade will be followed by the ...

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Very Busy Saturday Planned For Santa

OAKHURST – It’s going to be difficult to contain the excitement on Saturday, Dec. 5, as kids and their grown-ups are invited to attend Breakfast with Santa at the Community Center, followed by Secret Santa Shopping at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, and wrapping up the day with the Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting and ensuing festivities. Kiwanis-sponsored Breakfast ...

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Pines Village Lights Up Thanksgiving Weekend

BASS LAKE – Thanksgiving dinner is sold out, but the Pines Resort and Ducey’s at the Lake still have major treats in store for visitors this weekend, starting with some shopping that also benefits local artists and vendors: the Holiday Bazaar at Bass Lake. Organizers are expecting close to fifty vendors for the multi-day event, including booths and tables selling ...

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Sit, Stay, Play! Bingo Benefits EMC SPCA

OAKHURST – Anxious to put your paws on some fresh bingo cards? The community is invited to Sit-Stay-Play Bingo on Friday, Nov.  20 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. for a ton of fun that benefits the efforts to being a local humane animal shelter to the foothills. Your $25 ...

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Community’s Help Needed For Christmas Tree Lighting Tradition

OAKHURST – After managing the coordination of the Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting for over twenty years, Sierra Tel is encouraging other community businesses and members to get involved as they focus their resources on continuing to be the premiere provider of telecommunications services for our area. “The Oakhurst Christmas Tree Lighting has become a tradition for families all over ...

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Ladies Of The Lakes Holiday Boutique In YLP

COARSEGOLD – For over 30 years, the Ladies of the Lakes (LOL) Women’s Club has been hosting a Holiday Boutique in Yosemite Lakes Park. This year’s event will he held on Saturday Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YLP Clubhouse and grounds. There will be free parking and continuous taxi service from the Clubhouse and the ...

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Huge Fall Festival Honors Local Firefighters

Written by Lisa Clark NORTH FORK – The countdown is on for the Fall Festival honoring our firefighters at the Putney Ranch, now the Siderman’s Family Camp and Conference Center. An amazing day is planned packed full of sunshine, food, beer, wine, apple martinis, dance, bingo, kiddie games crafts, hay rides, paint ball, archery, crafts vendors, cash prize cupcake contest, ...

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Halloween Hauntings & Happenings

MOUNTAIN AREA – Time to get those little pumpkins all dressed up, revved up and sugared up, because the spookiest of times is coming this weekend on Halloween. Here’s what’s going on locally for Saturday, Oct. 31: Everyone in the family will have something fun to do at the Bass Lake Craft Fair and Trick-or-Treat, happening from 10 a.m. to ...

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