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Over the Garden Fence: Spring Garden Daydreams

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By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, Master Gardener of Mariposa County In the winter months, more time is spent inside than outside when it comes to the garden. Although there are still things do such as pruning and mulching, the dreaming part of gardening is reserved for the colder, precipitation-filled days of the year. However, before being swayed to purchase dozens of seed ...

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Helping One Woman (HOW) to Honor Bettie Perry

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OAKHURST — Join Helping One Woman Oakhurst for their second dinner of 2023 when they will honor their February recipient, Bettie Perry. Bettie is lovingly sponsored by Cheryce Chartier. ♥ This month’s Helping One Woman (HOW) recipient is Bettie Perry and her HOW dinner will be Wednesday, February 15th at 6 p.m. at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee. See map below. When: ...

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Boy Scout Troop 357 Helps Out With Roadside Cleanup

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NORTH FORK — On Saturday, January 28, Boy Scout Troop 357 spent several hours picking up trash along the road from the North Fork Scout Building to a point near the old mill site on Mammoth Pool Road. The Scouts gathered up over five full bags of trash along the 9/10 mile span of road. During a previous roadside service ...

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Yosemite Postmaster Retires After 44 Years of Service

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YOSEMITE — “I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite,” Ansel Adams’ words could not be truer for Yosemite Postmaster John O. Reynolds. After decades of working for the United States Postal Service, Reynolds will be leaving exactly where he started over 44 years ago in the majestic Post Office nestled in Yosemite National Park. On Tuesday, January 31, ...

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Collect Trading Cards From Visit Yosemite Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — For a limited time only you can collect trading cards from your animal friends at Visit Yosemite Madera County’s Welcoming Committee. These awesome cards can be found at various locations around Madera County. Mr. Mead the Saber Toothed Cat MR. MEAD can be found at Fossil Discovery Center, located at 19450 Ave. 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA. Saber-toothed cats, also ...

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Soroptimists Welcome Their Five Newest Members

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — At the Soroptimist Business Meeting on January 5, 2023, five new members were installed into the club. President of Soroptimist International of The Sierras Heather Nocket said, “We love to have new members join us and become volunteers for the programs we bring to our mountain community. The energy and new ideas they will bring to our ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: January 27th – February 2nd

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Movie Times for Friday, January 27th – Thursday, February 2nd Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily and play every 30 minutes through 7:15 p.m. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Avatar – The Way of Water Rated PG-13 – 3 hours 10 minutes Set more than ...

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CAL FIRE Madera Division Chief Matt Watson to Retire

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MADERA COUNTY — Whenever you see a sign that says “THANK YOU, FIREFIGHTERS,” it’s a person like Division Chief Matt Watson from CAL-FIRE’s Madera Division whom they are thanking. Matt is retiring from his service in Madera County at the end of 2022. Matt was honored with a Certificate of Recognition by the Madera County Board of Supervisors. He will ...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Queen’s Inn by the River

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OAKHURST — This Valentine’s Day, come stay at the Queen’s Inn by the River and enjoy a special experience. Wine tasting and food service available at their on-site Idle Hour Winery and Kitchen. Located just a few moments from Yosemite National Park, Queen’s Inn offers one of the finest lodging experiences in our area. The inn is fully renovated and provides ...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Elderberry House Restaurant

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OAKHURST — A feast for the eyes and palate, the European-inspired Elderberry House showcases flavorful dishes with the finest local, seasonal, and organic ingredients from nearby Central Valley farms. Working in partnership with the restaurant’s Head Chef Ethan de Graaff, Chef Chris Flint’s inspired menu selections complemented by an extensive wine list curated with 800 labels representing wines from around ...

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