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2019 National Young Writers Contest Winners Announced

Soledad Lemus and Lila Oster

YOSEMITE — Congratulations to 8th grader Soledad Lemus and 7th grader Lila Oster for being accepted for publication into the 2019 National Young Writers Anthology, Issue One. Soledad’s work, The Black and Blue Ritual, and Lila’s work, ok, will be available in print and eBook in December. Proper Publishing hosted their first national writing contest for middle and high school ...

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Toys for Tots’ 2019 Toy Drive is Coming to Eastern Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Here it is, another year for Eastern Madera County and Toys For Tots. Their 2019 campaign is in full swing with almost 100 donation boxes supported by local businesses, schools, and organizations, from Raymond to North Fork. Look for the Toys For Tots banners on display. Last year, mountain communities came together to provide toys for over ...

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Singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan to Perform at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

The Redwoods in Yosemite and Coolwater Ranch are thrilled to present singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan, performing at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm. Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Chicago Examiner wrote “You can’t make ...

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Kops For Kids to Host Softball Tourney Fundraiser

Softball tournament flyer

MARIPOSA — Softball in December anyone? As a fundraiser for their Kops for Kids Program, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff’s Association is hosting a softball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Team entry fees are $225, or $150 per team, if each team member provides a new, unwrapped toy. For additional information, or to register a ...

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Oakhurst Community Concert Band Kicks Off Its 2019-2020 Concert Season With a Concert This Sunday

Concert season kicks off this Sunday. Don't miss it!

The Oakhurst Community Concert Band kicks off its 2019-2020 concert season by celebrating the holiday season on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 3:00 p.m., in the Mountain Christian Center. Admission is free for this “Jazzy Winter Concert.” Band Director Mike Corrigan has selected music that is especially suited to this time of year, including… C’est Noël! (It’s Christmas!) by Andre ...

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Tenaya Lodge Invites Locals to Enjoy Holiday Activities

FISH CAMP – The fresh perspective of a new general manager and marketing manager — and a host of new amenities — are behind the Tenaya Lodge’s new campaign to encourage local residents to enjoy the holidays at the popular mountain resort. From ice skating or mountain biking to spa days and holiday-themed events, Tenaya is opening its doors — ...

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 How Art Shapes Our Lives: Yachts of Fun


By Sal Maccarone Pirates and their pirate ships have always had a special place in our lore of the land. Those reprehensible villains in their sturdy well-manned boats. Arrrrgh! Forever a problem, it took the 17th century Dutch navy to finally devise a way of combating the threat. Their approach was simple: build a light weight, extremely fast ship that ...

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Harvest Gymkhana Coming to Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds

Help support the Minarets Equestrian team

COARSEGOLD — Harvest Gymkhana will be at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, Nov. 24. Please help support the Minarets Equestrian Team to purchase new flags. Also, bring three canned foods or coat for kids and receive a $5 discount off your entry fee. Donations will be taken to the Manna House at Thanksgiving.

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