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Snowshoeing to Tuolumne Grove

Have you ever snowshoed into Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias? This was one adventure I had not experienced until this week. Tuolumne Grove was one of the big stops that early travelers made on their way to Yosemite. In the 1870’s, they left Hodgdon’s Stage Station, then headed up through these huge trees, even driving through one of the dead ...

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Tesoro Viejo kicks off 2021 certified Farmer’s Markets Feb. 28

MADERA – Tesoro Viejo – Madera County’s newest, award-winning master-planned community – announces the second season of its certified Farmer’s Market which begins on Sunday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Farmer’s Markets will be held in Tesoro Viejo’s Town Center, located at 4150 Town Center Boulevard in Madera, east of Highway 41 just minutes north of ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: A Proficient American Sculptor

Image of the Shaw Memorial Relief Sculpture.

By Sal Maccarone A finished piece of sculpture can take many forms. The sculptural process is loosely defined as: The art of carving, modeling, or otherwise producing works of art which are three dimensional, such as would be a relief, an intaglio, or a sculpture-in-the-round. Breaking this definition down, a relief gives the impression that an image has been raised ...

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FAM Offering A Zoom Class for Aspiring Artists!

Image of the front of the Fresno Art Museum.

NEW ONE-WEEK SESSION March 15-19, 2021 from 3 to 4 p.m. March 1-5 class is fully booked so they scheduled a REPEAT PERFORMANCE beginning March 15! BEGINNING PORTRAITURE: EXPLORE THE HUMAN FACE Classes for ages 13 through adult If you took the Formal Elements class this is a great follow-up! One-hour sessions will begin at 3 p.m. each day, Monday to Friday. Each class ...

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Family-Friendly Foods Fit for Lent

Image of a shrimp and rice dish.

As families ponder Lenten recipes fit for the season with flavorful seafood as a filling protein, one important aspect to take into account is the kid-friendliness of the dish. Offer up a dinnertime delight the whole family can enjoy with shrimp-based options that provide familiar flavors in appetizing ways. For example, you can take your taste buds on an international ...

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C21 Ditton Realty | Understanding Home Equity

Homeownership has paved its way as part of the American Dream by providing families with a place of their own and an opportunity for building financial security. This security comes in the form of Home Equity. Whether you’re just beginning the home-buying process or already a homeowner, understanding home equity is the key to getting the most benefit from your ...

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Pet of the Week: Pollyanna the Cat

Image of Pollyanna, pet of the week.

Hi there! I am Pollyanna…or Polly for short! I am only a year old and I had the unfortunate experience of meeting the wrong guy at the wrong time. I just finished nursing my kittens and have an appointment to go to the doctor so I won’t have any more babies. Boy, are they a LOT of work! I love people ...

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Announcing Mariposa County’s Poetry Out Loud Champion

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council has awarded Sydney Jacobs, a senior at Mariposa County High School, the title of Mariposa County Champion of Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest that encourages youth voice and agency through the memorization and performance of great historical and contemporary poetry. This contest took place virtually and required participants to select and ...

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