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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Ducey’s on the Lake

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. BASS LAKE – A world away from the hustle and bustle of life in town, this hidden gem near the gateway to Yosemite National Park is closer than you might ...

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Snowshoeing From Fish Camp with Sally and Raven

I got a lot done last week but a blog wasn’t one of those things that I accomplished. Since I wasn’t able to get out on a hike, I wanted to share a rerun of a good snowshoe hike that starts adjacent to the Tenaya Lodge. Although this blog may be from 2017, this adventure just may be perfect after ...

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Pet of the Week: Bella

This is Bella. She needs a home within 2 weeks. Her mom in going into assisted living and Bella cannot go with her. Mom has been trying to find a home, but time is running out. Bella is current on vaccines and is on heartworm prevention. Bella is a sweet senior girl (11 yrs old) who has been around other ...

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Restaurant Month Spotlight: The Elderberry House

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 — The Elderberry House is a local crown jewel. The restaurant is a part of Château du Sureau, which has earned the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award, ...

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Restaurant Month Spotlight: Idle Hour Winery

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 — You love Idle Hour Winery’s wine, tasting room, riverside patio, walking trails and live music series. Now you can love Idle Hour Winery that much more, as Chef ...

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YHS Wrestlers Compete at Dinuba Invitational

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OAKHURST — Five Yosemite High School wrestlers joined forty-eight other teams in the Dinuba High School Invitational held Jan. 3 – 4. Badger wrestlers and their tournament results include: 106 lb. = 0 Wins – 2 Losses 113 lb. Junior Peter (PJ) Kuzmitski = 2 Wins – 2 Losses 145 lb. Sophomore Trevon Nguyen = 0 Wins – 2 Losses ...

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Forks Burger Garnishes ‘Best of Decade’ List at New Yorker Magazine

BASS LAKE — Mountain area residents in search of a great burger need look no further than their own backyard — at least according to the food critic at the prestigious New Yorker magazine, whose lunch experience at The Forks Resort restaurant in 2015 made her “best-of-the-decade” list. In a story published last week titled “The Best Things I’ve Eaten ...

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New Mystery Thriller Spotlights June Lake Loop

MONO COUNTY — “The Loop,” a new murder mystery set in Mono County, is garnering stellar reviews for first-time author Nicholas Holloway, who spent his childhood summers at the Silver Lake Resort in the June Lake Loop. Holloway, who grew up in Southern California but now lives in Austin, Texas, received a 4.8 (out of 5) star review for his ...

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Looking Back at 2019’s Sunsets

Watching a sunset is one of my teeny tiny adventures. Why do I love sunsets? Part of their beauty is the surprise of discovering just what kind of sunset it will become. 2019 sure treated us to some beautiful sunsets and I took a look back through my photos. December 31st was a dandy sunset, ending a year of many ...

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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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