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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

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By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling industrial economy. As with some of the phenomena of today’s world, a few remarkable individuals became very wealthy during this short lived era. This time period is now referred to as “The Gilded Age”, a name first coined through the title of a book which ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Opens After Creek Fire Closure

FISH CAMP, CA. – Due to the closure of the Sierra National Forest in September, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was forced to cool the engines of their two antique steam locomotives. While the entirety of Sierra National Forest remains closed temporarily, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has received special permission to restart operations. Right on time for beautiful fall weather and nature’s ...

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YGAC Presents “Wild Things” – An Evening of Poetry, Stories, Music, and Art

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What is wild in your world? Wild ideas… wild animals… wild places… wild fires? Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst presents “Wild Things,” a performance that combines poetry, storytelling, music and art! “Wild Things” will be presented live on Facebook at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. “Wild Things” explores creative interpretations of this provocative theme. Sponsored by Madera County ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.08.20 Daily Conditions Report          Weather Report 20201008 Preservation Work Continues On Two Yosemite Bridges Through November Starting Monday, October 12, crews will commence repair work on the El Capitan Bridge in Yosemite Valley and on the East Fork of the Cascade Creek Bridge on the El Portal Road. The work will continue through the end of ...

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New Innovative Bike Shop Now Open In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Two Oakhurst residents are changing gears with the new Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure shop now open on Highway 41. Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure opened its doors last week, and mountain biking enthusiasts and road cyclists are rejoicing. Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure is not your average bike shop. Founders Michael Broderick and Jorge Negret draw upon their ...

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35th Elegant Auction to Benefit Oakhurst Community Park

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OAKHURST — The 35th Elegant Auction benefitting the Oakhurst Community Park will be held online Oct. 4-17.  Due to COVID-19 they were forced to cancel their in-person event, however, the park is still in dire need of the community’s support. The auction will be offering many fabulous items. There will be over 100 items donated by local business and longtime supporters, ...

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Locally-Loved Suds Are Now Available For Delivery to Fresno And Clovis

OAKHURST – At the doorstep of Yosemite National Park, South Gate Brewing Company is a brewery and gastropub with farm-fresh food and incredible microbrews. Acclaimed Brewmaster Rick Boucke takes no shortcuts when it comes to creating the 13 rotating beers in their seasonal draft lineup, each one with a unique character. Locals and visitors to Yosemite and the Sierra National ...

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ARTober in Oakhurst Presents FIND “Art the Bear”, a Bear Treasure Hunt!

OAKHURST – Oct. 1, 2020 – ARTober in Oakhurst is a month-long celebration of the arts.  Visit Yosemite | Madera County will be hiding “Art the Bear” random days throughout Artober in a different business location around Oakhurst.  Go to Artober in Oakhurst’s Facebook (@ArtoberOakhurst) or Instagram (@ArtoberOakhurst) feeds for clues on where to find “Art the Bear”.  “Even though ...

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CSUF Art Museums and Galleries Announce Virtual Event Series

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CAMPUS ACCESS: Due to COVID-19 and guidelines from the California Department of Public Health for institutions of higher education, only authorized students, faculty, staff, visitors, and contractors are permitted on campus. The newly-formed ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University system, will host a virtual event series that actively engages students, faculty, staff ...

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$1M Grant Brings Together the Fresno Arts Community to Explore the “Power of Culture”

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FRESNO — It’s often said that art can be transformative, and for LGBTQ+ members, young Latinos, and girls growing up in the Central Valley, that transformation can happen when they see themselves and their everyday lives reflected in a powerful local art exhibition. Fresno’s vibrant arts community is partnering with The McClatchy Fresno Arts Endowment (MFAE), to transform lives through ...

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