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Under The Scenes: Minarets Drama Takes on The Little Mermaid at Hillside Elementary

Minarets students rehearsing for The Little Mermaid.

By Colby Jobinger MINARETS — Grab your Dinglehoppers, thing-a-mabobs, and snarfblatts, because it’s time for the winter musical at Minarets. The Minarets drama program has proudly announced that they will be performing Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Dec. 5, 6, and 7, at Hillside Elementary. After a very extensive audition and callback process full of cold reads (acting out scenes with ...

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EMC SPCA Animal Faire Brings Bark to Oakhurst Community Park

OAKHURST — Eastern Madera County SPCA’s 21st annual Animal Faire brought the bark to Oakhurst Community Park Sunday. Bailey, an eight-year-old Chihuahua, was among the canines taking center stage today. He was rescued along with another small dog after a concerned neighbor alerted authorities to the dogs’ unhealthy condition. Bailey had to have extensive medical and dental work procedures, according ...

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Picture Perfect! Sierra Art Trails 2019 Draws Art Lovers to Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — Sierra Art Trails 2019 is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the Yosemite foothills this weekend to celebrate art — and the local artists working throughout the area. The three-day event takes place Friday through Sunday (Oct. 4-6) and is one of the highlights of the year for the mountain area art community. Exhibits are underway ...

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Wasuma Elementary Fall Festival And Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

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AHWAHNEE — Games, food, inflatables, cotton candy, sno-cones, petting zoo, silent auction, raffle, take-n-bake cinnamon rolls, and much, much more will all be coming to Wasuma Elementary School’s Fall Festival, happening this Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A pumpkin patch will also be open to purchase pumpkins. Bring the family, cousins, friends, and neighbors Pre-sale wristbands and ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: John James Audubon

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In general, an illustrator is a type of narrative artist whose job it is to enhance a subject, which is written or spoken, by providing supportive visual representation. Illustrations are used for a wide variety of reasons which include books, newspaper and magazine stories, advertising, directions and for a multitude of scientific uses. In addition to all of those differences, ...

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Meet the Artists at the Timberline Art Gallery | Sierra Art Trails

Sandy Kowallis Originally from Idaho, Sandy began receiving awards in national art competitions as early as elementary school. She had the privilege of private tutoring under the late Louis Peck, then continued her education at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. Leaving San Francisco, she moved to the Fresno area where she worked as an advertising executive, writer, and illustrator, ...

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Meet the Artists: Mary Beth | Sierra Art Trails

Hello, Friends! I am so excited to be participating in my 2nd “Sierra Art Trails”, Oct. 4, 5 and 6. I hope you will come experience it with me! I am Artist #46 and will be set up outside Hot Shot Coffee Shack  (across the street from The Buckhorn and Gnarly Carrot, and just a block from La Cabana….yum!) in ...

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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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