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Hiking From Sky Harbor Along Millerton Lake

A good workout hike was what I needed and the trail out of Sky Harbor fit that bill. The valley’s patchy fog was lifting as I hiked, casting beautiful reflections in Millerton Lake as I dodged the cowpies on the trail. Where: Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, San Joaquin River Gorge Special Management Area, Bureau of Land Management Distance: 9.05 ...

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Beppe Gambetta Returns to Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater and the Redwoods presents an evening of Italian bluegrass with the incomparable Beppe Gambetta. The concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Coolwater Ranch. Starting from the early studies of his American mentor Doc Watson, Beppe brought his flatpicking approach to a more modern development of plectrum guitar style, based on complex strumming, cross picking ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council Accepting Entries for Young Masters Youth Exhibit

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is now accepting submissions for their annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition opening this March at the Treetop Gallery. Young Masters is an annual juried exhibition that provides youth in Mariposa an opportunity to express their ideas, narratives and inspirations with their community through their own pieces of original visual artwork. The exhibition also ...

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Escape with Sally to Moss Landing

I finally had a window between house projects, weather and commitments to escape, so Sally and I loaded up the camper and headed to Moss Landing. Just north of Monterey, it was the perfect place to relax and smell that ocean air. As soon as I checked in at the KOA and got the camper set up, there was a ...

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Pet of the Week: Tuffy

I am Tuffy and I am sure you are looking for an adorable kitty like me. I am kind of a teenager now and I would like to find my forever human. Hello, are you my new human? Needless to say, I am sweet, a lot of fun, busy, and adorable……(Oh, I guess I already said that!). So if you ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Love Cafe

Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. OAKHURST — Unique in the Yosemite region is the perfect little café off Highway 41 in Oakhurst. The Love Café is precisely why California is the king of the culinary world. ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Madera’s Vineyard

Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. MADERA — If you are like many mountain residents, you like to explore the region, but often don’t like to leave your animals overnight. Many locals yearn for a change of ...

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Hiking Along Hensley Lake on a Clear Winter Day

A short drive and a short hike gave me the outdoor break that I needed from working around the house and yard. I headed down the hill to hike along Hensley Lake, a rolling, hilly hike in the greening foothills. Where: Hensley Lake, Army Corps of Engineers Distance: 5.39 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how far you go ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Slated for March

MARIPOSA — The 32nd annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival kicks off Friday, March 13 with Mariposa Story Slam!, a local amateur storytelling competition with this year’s theme echoing its Friday the 13th date: “Stranger Than Fiction.” Story Slam! performances take place in the hall of the Mariposa United Methodist Church, with community members telling a true story from their own experience ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Oakhurst Grill and Whiskey 41 Lounge

Eastern Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. OAKHURST – When the millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park subside for the winter, locals take a deep breath of the crisp mountain air and enjoy having the town ...

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