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Central Sierra Authors Faire Update

Plans for the Central Sierra Authors Faire are proceeding well as 17 authors and other industry professionals have already signed up to participate in the event that will take place on Sat., Oct. 12, 2019. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Oakhurst Branch Library near the entrance to the Oakhurst ...

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National Night Out Spotlights Partnerships for a Safer Community

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – The mountain community gathered in Old Mill Village Shopping Center Tuesday evening for National Night Out, a collaborative event that started in 1984 as an annual campaign to promote police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie. Eastern Madera County has expanded upon that mission in recent years to make National Night Out ...

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Yosemite Lakes Park Hosts Inaugural Safety & Health Fair

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — Public safety agencies, nonprofit groups and businesses came together Saturday to promote a positive message at the First Annual Yosemite Lakes Park Safety & Health Fair.  The event, sponsored by the Yosemite Lakes Owners Association Disaster and Safety-Health (D.A.S.H.) Committee and hosted at the Yosemite Lakes Clubhouse, offered ...

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Madera County Fire Station 11 Hosts Open House

NORTH FORK — The firefighters and EMTs at North Fork’s Station 11 together with the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary hosted an open house Saturday afternoon. The event, held from 2 to 4 p.m., was not a fundraiser “but, rather, a huge thank you to the mountain communities for their ongoing support,” according to a flyer inviting community members ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives – A Golden Age of Illustration

During the 1850’s our ancestors were beginning to experience many good effects brought on by the industrial revolution. For example, the development of high-speed printing presses quickly lead to an astonishing “enlightenment-of-the-masses.” Books, periodicals and newspapers, which all were beginning to include illustrations, were becoming prevalent. This phenomenon can easily be attributed to the many advances in printing technology that ...

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Meet the Artist: Aleli Gonzalez Kelton

Photo of a Flower by artist Aleli Gonzalez Kelton

My name is Aleli Gonzalez Kelton. I grew up in Burbank and attended John Burroughs High School, benefiting from the excellent photography program at JBHS in addition to participating in the Regional Occupational program offered for the field photography. The program offered many opportunities, and it wasn’t long before I decided that photography would be my career. I developed an ...

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YLP Hosting Health & Safety Fair Saturday

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK –The Yosemite Lakes Park Disaster and Safety/Health Committee will hold its inaugural Safety & Health Fair on Saturday (Sept. 28) from 10 am to 4 pm. The fair will be held both inside the YLP club house and in the adjacent parking lot. (The club house is located at 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway.) Agencies and businesses scheduled ...

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50th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade: Volunteerism Leads the Way

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — The importance of volunteerism and preservation of local history were the themes of the 2019 Mountain Heritage Days Parade — which took place Saturday morning in Oakhurst. The annual parade, which benefits the Fresno Flats Historic Park, is a celebration of the mountain community and its rich history. Beginning and ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Like Father – Like Son

During the year 1837, a certain young man set out to try his hand at retailing in a burgeoning New York City.  He had been the manager of a general store for nearly ten years and figured that it was time to venture out.  Together with a childhood friend, his initial plan was to open a small stationary store which ...

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Meet the Master Gardeners

MARIPOSA — Local UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will be at the annual Mariposa Home and Garden Show on Saturday, October 5 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Bring in your garden questions — we would love to research and answer them for you! Fall is the time to start planting perennials and natives. ...

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