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Over the Garden Fence: To Seed or Not to Seed?

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By Tery Susman, UC Master Gardener of Mariposa County. Our human tendency is to fix what we perceive as a potential problem or as something “broken” or “untidy.” Our first thought is to reseed flowering plants and grasses on our fire scorched property to speed up vegetation establishment and soil stability, to fix what is “broken.” However, recent research has ...

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Experience the Tranquility of Sound Bowls at Metta Yosemite

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OAKHURST — If you’ve never experienced the “vibes” in person, you have to check it out. Crystal sound bowls (sometimes called singing bowls) awaken the energy centers in your body to create calm, peace, and is known to help alleviate pain and depression. Try this weekly experience that guides you through a sound-filled meditation with beautiful vibrations! Only $15 per ...

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PG&E Offers Tips to Help You Prepare For Emergency

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During National Preparedness Month (and All Year Long) Help Your Family be Ready if an Emergency Happens OAKLAND, Ca—Disasters can happen without warning. To help keep your family safe, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourages customers to talk with their families or coworkers and make emergency plans. September is National Preparedness Month, and this year the Federal Emergency Management ...

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Adventures With Candace Finale

Today is the final Adventures With Candace Blog. It was back on September 22, 2012 when the first one was published on Sierra News Online and in case you are wondering, it was about a hike up to Dana Plateau. The blog has come a long way since then with improved photography and mapping tools. Somewhere along the line, I ...

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Free Admission to Yosemite National Park on Veterans Day

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite National Park will offer free admission into the park on Friday, November 11, 2022 for Veterans Day. Fees being waived include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park are not waived. The fee waiver is good on Friday, November 11, 2022, only. If ...

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Dinner and Jazz on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Limited tickets are available for these three-hour events that start on September 25th at 3 p.m. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical ...

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UCCE Mariposa Introduces New Fire Advisor

MARIPOSA, CA — We are very excited to introduce the New Fire Advisor Alison Deak. Alison joined the University of California Cooperative Extension as a Fire Advisor based in Mariposa and also covering Madera and Fresno counties. Alison graduated from the University of Oregon with two Master’s degrees in Nonprofit Management and Geography. Her thesis research focused on modeling the ...

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Take Advantage Of PG&E Programs To Manage Energy Costs

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Flexible Payment Arrangements Available for Customers Struggling to Pay Energy Bills due to Recent Heat Wave, Higher-than-Normal Energy Use OAKLAND, CA— This summer ended up being one of the hottest in the state’s history with last month being the warmest month on record for several Central Valley cities. Historic high temperatures in many areas drove record energy use during the ...

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Free BBQ for Veterans and Family at The Grove in Ahwahnee

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AHWAHNEE — There will be a free BBQ for all veterans and their families this Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by The Grove Church in Ahwahnee, located at 42461 Highway 49. For questions please call 559-683-7911 or reach out to them on Facebook. The History of BBQ: A Guide to America’s Favorite Food There’s something ...

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New Event Listings from the Sierra Nevada Alliance

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The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which we achieve by empowering and collaborating with our partners. The following are recently posted upcoming events from our network. If you would like to post an event please email info@sierranevadaalliance.org. Webinar: Creating Bird-Friendly Landscapes September 21, 2022 from 6 – 7 p.m. Register Now Join CNPS Redbud ...

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