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Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar 2015

We had a beautiful drive up to Curry Village in Yosemite National Park for the Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar.  Fresh snow trimmed the peaks above the valley and we could see wonderful reflections in the Merced River as we drove up.  We parked in the Curry Village parking lot, which was an ice sheet in much of the area so ...

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Flea Market Holiday Gardening

FleaMarketGardening.org There’s no reason to stop decorating when you reach the back door. Continue right out into the garden! Many holiday decorations can transition easily into ‘gifts’ for the birds, as in decorated trees, or can act as focal points that add some color to a snowy or barren garden scene. It really makes decorating fun when it’s this simple! ...

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Artisans Create Grand “Mother Ginger” Costume

Submitted by Susan Joy NORTH FORK — Early in the summer of 2015, Marij Bouwmans, a prominent artist residing in North Fork, had a vision. Inspired to manifest an ambitious project, involving 20+ artisians, she put out a calling for knitters and crocheters. With much foresight, Marij began the journey to hand-craft a magnificent dress of grand proportions. Time was ...

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Boot Camp Madness

By Virginia Eaton — An explosion in exercise classes has pushed participants to the edge of their fitness level — think CrossFit and boot camp-types of classes. While there’s much to be gained by sweating and grunting for an hour, the goal of sustainable, well rounded fitness requires skills that you often don’t get in these high energy classes. Boot ...

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Snowshoe Adventure with Sally and Raven at Fish Camp

Sally and Raven headed to Fish Camp to check out the recent snow. We drove them. When we told the dogs it was ok to unload, they were off. They sure love the snow and so do I. We saw some great snow, beautiful reflections in the creek and got a good workout in our snowshoes. Where: Fish Camp, Sierra National Forest ...

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Treating Arthritis: Stimulating Vagus

By Virginia Eaton — Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a crippling inflammatory condition that affects both men and women, although women in their 30s-60s are most likely to contract the disease. RA is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the sac surrounding the joints, making them inflamed, stiff, and painful. This inflammation, while centered on the joints, can also affect ...

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Shelter Dogs Airlifted To Find New Homes

Submitted by Robin Bell MADERA COUNTY — Madera County shelter dogs are all set to be part of the largest animal rescue airlift of all time, says Transport Coordinator Robin Bell. At least 40 dogs from the Madera County Animal Shelter will be taking flight on Nov. 20, joining the Annual Wings of Rescue Holiday Airlift in a record setting ...

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Tough Stuff: Lions Club Trivia Night Is A Winner

OAKHURST – A full house turned out for the first-ever Lions Club Trivia Night at the Sierra Senior Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, for an evening of stimulating entertainment combined with effective fundraising. Six tables-plus and a host of volunteers partipated in the event, laughingly dubbed “If I Only Had A Brain” trivia. Representing with strong teams were organizations and ...

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Snowshoeing at Tamarack Ridge

The recent snowfall was inviting us to our first showshoe adventure of the year. Except for the many animal tracks we could see in the snow, we had the place to ourselves. Where: Tamarack Ridge SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 4.8 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,446′ to 7,728′ Date: November 12, 2015 Maps: High Sierra Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide, Dinky Creek ...

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Inflammation: The Higher The Heat, The Higher The Risk

By Virginia Eaton — Let me introduce you to a food villain that’s been around for a while but may have escaped your attention. Its proper name is Advanced Glycation End-Product but we’ll use AGE for short. This substance creates inflammation in the body and can exacerbate autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis as well as conditions such diabetes ...

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