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Hunewill Ranch Fall Color Ride: Ranchlife

Fall made a grand entrance on the east side of the Sierra. There is something about seeing the leaves turning their brilliant reds and yellows, along with that first brisk weather to really get you in the mood. I discovered a perfect place to do this by horseback at the oldest working guest ranch in California–the Hunewill Ranch out of ...

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Pet of the Week: Lucy

Hello, I ‘m Lucy. You might consider me a senior kitty. I think of myself as wise. I have learned a lot in my 10 years. I like ladies, I don’t like dogs. I like naps, I tolerate other cats (if I must). I like a nice cozy bed. I like the quiet life. Picky, you say? I believe honesty ...

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Lori Oliver-Tierney Presentation At The Mariposa Museum

Lori Oliver-Tierney

MARIPOSA — Lori Oliver-Tierney, the well-known local author of “Trudge – A Midlife Crisis On The John Muir Trail,” will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum. Lori will speak about the ups and downs of her 211-mile journey as a 50-year-old woman hiking alone, as well as the people she met along the way. The presentation will be ...

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Wasuma Elementary Fall Festival And Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

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AHWAHNEE — Games, food, inflatables, cotton candy, sno-cones, petting zoo, silent auction, raffle, take-n-bake cinnamon rolls, and much, much more will all be coming to Wasuma Elementary School’s Fall Festival, happening this Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A pumpkin patch will also be open to purchase pumpkins. Bring the family, cousins, friends, and neighbors Pre-sale wristbands and ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: John James Audubon

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In general, an illustrator is a type of narrative artist whose job it is to enhance a subject, which is written or spoken, by providing supportive visual representation. Illustrations are used for a wide variety of reasons which include books, newspaper and magazine stories, advertising, directions and for a multitude of scientific uses. In addition to all of those differences, ...

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Meet the Artists at the Timberline Art Gallery | Sierra Art Trails

Sandy Kowallis Originally from Idaho, Sandy began receiving awards in national art competitions as early as elementary school. She had the privilege of private tutoring under the late Louis Peck, then continued her education at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. Leaving San Francisco, she moved to the Fresno area where she worked as an advertising executive, writer, and illustrator, ...

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Central Sierra Authors Faire Update

Plans for the Central Sierra Authors Faire are proceeding well as 17 authors and other industry professionals have already signed up to participate in the event that will take place on Sat., Oct. 12, 2019. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Oakhurst Branch Library near the entrance to the Oakhurst ...

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The History Mystery #79

Mystery object: What is it?

This month we have two questions for our History Mystery viewers. The first picture is an item found in their yard by one of the young visitors to the Raymond Museum. It is about 4 1/2 inches long. We had blacksmiths, railroad workers, stone carvers, etc. in Raymond so we have had many guesses but not sure exactly what this ...

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Hiking with Sally to Conness Lakes

I love to hike up to the glacial fed Conness Lakes above Saddlebag Lake in early summer when they are sporting their melting ice but hadn’t hiked up this late in the summer. Would there still be snow and would those pretty tarns along the way still be holding water in them? My dog Sally and I were on a ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives – A Golden Age of Illustration

During the 1850’s our ancestors were beginning to experience many good effects brought on by the industrial revolution. For example, the development of high-speed printing presses quickly lead to an astonishing “enlightenment-of-the-masses.” Books, periodicals and newspapers, which all were beginning to include illustrations, were becoming prevalent. This phenomenon can easily be attributed to the many advances in printing technology that ...

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