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Hiking in Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park

If you don’t have time for a trip up to Yosemite or the USFS lands near us and still want to get out and enjoy nature, you sure don’t have to go far to get your fix in our own backyard at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park off of Hwy 49 adjacent to Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee. Although I walked ...

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Larry’s Blog: Maine Was The Best

Editor’s note: this is the fourth installment of Larry’s Blog about the epic motorhome trip he took with partner in crime Sue and Corgi dog Maggie May  — 10 Weeks, 34 States, 14,000 Miles And Still Married. We resume at the 8,000-mile mark. Here’s Larry: Finally, after 8,000 miles we arrived at the Maine Coast as close to the Canadian Border ...

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Meet Up For Meatless Mondays With Vegan Potluck

OAKHURST — A growing group of locals from towns around the foothills are meeting monthly for a vegan potluck dinner, and all those who wish to participate are welcome. “Anyone who is curious at all about healthier eating or ‘what does a vegan eat,’ or anyone who is slightly open to being exposed to something different than the status quo ...

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Larry’s Blog: On The Road Through Small Towns, USA

Editor’s note: we’re three blogs in on Larry and Sue Langley’s epic motorhome adventure — 10 Weeks, 34 States, 14,000 Miles And Still Married. We pick up with the intrepid travelers as they leave Montana with their trusty pooch, Maggie May. Now, to Larry. We’ll cover our travel from Flathead Lake in Montana through North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Upstate ...

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Big Moon January: Supermoon, Blue Moon, Lunar Eclipse

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Excitement in the sky coming your way soon, as Earth will experience the bright light of two supermoons in January. The first is on the first of the month, and the second is also a Blue Moon with a side order of total eclipse. Supermoon According to NASA, when the moon reaches its full phase at the closest ...

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Ladies Of The Lakes — Original LOL Celebrates 40 Years

COARSEGOLD — Forty years of philanthropy in the form of friendship, community service, and untold labors of love around Yosemite Lakes Park are what define the original LOL — Ladies of the Lakes. You may know them from their annual Rigatoni Dinners to benefit the volunteer fire department, or perhaps you’ve shopped at their holiday boutique. Maybe you’ve even donated ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Planting Bare Root Fruit And Nut Trees

By Bob Labozetta, Master Gardener —  MOUNTAIN AREA — Now is a great time to plant bare root fruit and nut trees, although anytime from January through March works. At this time there should be a wide selection of cultivars that are much less expensive than containerized specimens, making it easier to transport. The process of planting bare root fruit ...

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Hiking to Chilnualna Falls and a Smidge Beyond

We hadn’t received much rain or snow but I was still curious what the water flow was like over Chilnualna Falls and if ice would be creating artistic patterns along the creek. The only way to find out for sure was to head up there and check it out myself. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 9.44 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation ...

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Winery-Sage: Pairing Holiday Desserts And Wines

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  It’s the “final course” of our Holiday Food & Wine Pairing blog feature. After helping educate readers on general wine pairing tips, and specifics on pairing with appetizer dishes and main courses, we’re now ready to bring it all home with everyone’s favorite topic … Desserts! Depending on your sweet tooth, this is either the ...

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