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50th Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow Canceled

NORTH FORK – The board of directors at the Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center has made the “difficult” decision to cancel the 50th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow. “The event, planned for August 1-2, 2020, is canceled due to the public health emergency, COVID-19,” said a press release issued Thursday by tribal officials. “Planning a large event ...

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Sierra Art Trails ‘Open Studio Tour’ Postponed Until 2021

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OAKHURST — Sierra Art Trails announced this week that the 18th annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application for Sierra Art Trails 2021 will go live on SmarterEntry.com on Feb. 1, 2021. If you are an artist who has already applied for 2020, your application fee will be ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Debuts Virtual Film Club

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Arts Council is piloting a Virtual Film Club program designed to promote conversation and community in the midst of social distancing. The film club will feature weekly lists of streamable films (available for view, rent or buy on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, or iTunes) and discussion prompts, curated by Erik Bachman and Shane Sweeting. Film lists ...

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Mystery Thriller Spotlighting June Lake Loop Wins Book Award

MONO COUNTY — “The Loop,” a murder mystery set in Mono County, has garnered the Book Excellence Award for Suspense Fiction for first-time author Nicholas Holloway, who based his novel on his childhood summers at the Silver Lake Resort at June Lake. Holloway, 29, who lives in Austin, Texas, grew up in Yucaipa in San Bernardino County and told SNO ...

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Local Composer Wins Prestigious ‘Artist Vision’ Award

COARSEGOLD — Local composer Barbara Ulman’s composition “One Loon’s Afternoon” for chorus, flute and clarinet just won the Akademia 2020 Artist Vision Award — a prestigious honor in the composing world. Akademia Film Awards support musicians by streaming their music online all over the world. (Here’s a link to the video on YouTube.) According to its website, Akademia supports “excellence ...

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Local Restaurants Still Offering Curbside Takeout, Delivery

OAKHURST — A number of area restaurants are still offering curbside takeout and/or delivery, including: Axis Coffee Bar & Eatery 559-795-5450 Buckhorn Saloon & Restaurant 559-877-8700 Casa Velasco 559-683-2272 China Delight 559-641-5888 Cool Bean Cafe 559-683-7575 Coast 2 Coast Pizza 559-683-4653           Deli Delicious 559-683-3033 DiCicco’s 559-641-5588 Ducey’s 559-642-3131 Erna’s Elderberry 559-683-6800 Glow Juicery 559-642-0085 Judy’s ...

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9th Annual MS Bike-A-Thon Set for April 26 in Hornitos

HORNITOS — Organizers of the Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project have scheduled their 9th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon for Sunday, April 26 in the historic town of Hornitos. The popular event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. This year’s event again will also include runners and walkers. The course starts at Hornitos Park where ...

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