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Celebration of Life for Gregory Dale Foster

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Gregory Dale Foster February 4, 1949 – December 18, 2022 Greg was born on February 4th, 1949, in Carmel, CA, to Garland and Grace Foster. Greg passed away December 18th, 2022, at the age of 73. Greg is survived by his wife Debbie Foster; son Cody and daughter Heather; stepson Michael and stepdaughter Michelle; grandchild Brody; step-grandchildren Deanna and Alex; ...

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Oakhurst Outpouring and Community of Lights Coming Soon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The festivities just keep pouring in this week! There are three incredible events coming up that you definitely won’t want to miss! First up is Oakhurst Outpouring’s 15th Annual Oakhurst Christmas Dinner at the Oakhurst Community Center, followed by two nights of family fun with the Community of Lights at The Grove in Ahwahnee. Check it out! ...

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Happening Today! Community Meal & Winter Solstice

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OAKHURST — Two awesome events are happening today in Oakhurst, and if you hurry, you might even be able to make both of them! First is the community meal at New Community United Methodist Church. Next up is the 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Metta Yosemite. See below for more details! Community Meal at New Community United Methodist Church ...

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Christmas Workshops for Cookies, Gingerbread Houses, & More!

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Christmas is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start decorating cookies, building gingerbread houses, and making those super-cute cork Christmas trees! Check out these great workshops from Tenaya Lodge and Idle Hour Winery! Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop at Tenaya Lodge December 21st & 23rd 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Gingerbread House Decorating ...

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Christmas Dinners are Coming to The Elderberry House

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OAKHURST — Get ready for fine dining at its most luxurious! The Elderberry House, located at Château du Sureau in Oakhurst, will be offering two incredible dinners this holiday season, one on Christmas Eve and then an entirely new menu on Christmas Day. Check out these exquisite menus from their creative culinary team! Christmas Eve Menu Roasted Beet Salad Candied ...

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Happy Holidays From the EMCSPCA!

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The EMCSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center is now open! As we approach the end of 2022 and take a moment to reflect, the EMCSPCA wants to acknowledge and thank you for your generous support and donations throughout the years. Without your help, through many ups and downs, they would not be where they are today without you! In just ...

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CAL FIRE: Updated Fire Hazard Map For Public Comment

SACRAMENTO—CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal this week will begin a public comment period for the regulatory adoption process to update the existing map that captures Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ), which is a comprehensive map that ranks California’s State Responsibility Area (SRA)—or rural, unincorporated areas—based on the likelihood different areas will experience wildfire. After years of ...

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CAL FIRE Releases Green Schoolyards Grant Guidelines

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Urban and Community Forestry Program announced today $117 million will be available for Green Schoolyard grants in 2023. The Green Schoolyard grant guidelines are now open for public comment through January 13, 2023. The public comment period is to solicit feedback and constructive comments that will help the ...

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Celebration of Life for Marie Waldrop Lane

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Marie Waldrop Lane passed away November 13, 2022, at the age of 84. Marie was a long-time resident of the Oakhurst area which she loved so much. She moved to the area in 1977 as the manager at Santa Barbara Savings. She later went on as the Vice President of 49er Savings, President of the Chamber of Commerce, President of ...

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Yosemite Requires Reservations In February

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park (YNP) has announced that it will require reservations for the last three weekends of February 2023. During that time of year, thousands of visitors visit Horsetail Fall, a waterfall that creates the illusion that the water is on fire. The surge in visitation has led to full parking lots, parking overflowing into traffic lanes, pedestrian-vehicle conflicts ...

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