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If It Ain’t Broke Is It Really Okay?

Written by Glenn Raggio — There is much to be said of the adage, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Status quo, when compared to the darker alternatives of nearly everything, wins hands down. Getting older encourages the cliché more than anything else I might imagine. We have inherited our parents’ and grandparents’ views, habits, and superstitions in regard to ...

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Chair Yoga For Any Body

OAKHURST — It’s official: yoga is ubiquitous. Opportunities for practice seem nearly unlimited, it’s true, but what if you’re feeling limited in what you believe you can do with your body? If you wobble in Warrior pose or tend to get dizzy, like I do, in Downward Dog, or if for any reason you think yoga may not be right ...

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Training For The Holidays

Autumn is here with all its glory; the fall colors and the cooler temperatures are a welcome change from the summer’s heat. Soon Thanksgiving and Christmas will be upon us along with all the wonderful chaos of parties, family bonding, and holiday food overload! When I talk to my clients about holiday stress, their first response is often mouth-watering anticipation ...

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The History Mystery #45

Willow Creek School? Located on Road 415 between Coarsegold and Raymond stands an adobe wall. Nearby is an old foundation believed to be part of the Willow Creek School. The Grub Gulch Clampers are asking if anyone can share information about the school and the adobe wall which is thought to have been the school’s storage building. What time frame ...

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Hiking to Chittenden Lake

Fall creates such intense orange and red colors in this area, you probably will think that I doctored the pictures but I didn’t. And those reflections in Chittenden Lake look like a painting, but they are not. Where: Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness Distance: 14.18 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 7,507′ – 9,222′ Date: September 20, 2016 Maps: Merced ...

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Time Starts Now

Written by Virginia Eaton — Glenn Raggio designed the look of wellness center Class, the Body Pastiche, from the color on the walls to the flooring, and the art throughout the space. He is a retired police officer from the Bay Area and it came as a surprise, to Glenn as much as anyone else, that he has an exquisite sense of style ...

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Animal Faire And Tails On Trails

OAKHURST – It’s going to be a perfect day for an outing of this sort, agree the dog, the cat, the lizard, the snake, the bunny and the chicken. Once again, it’s time to put your paws together for the upcoming Animal Faire at Oakhurst Community Park on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 10:30 a.m. and running to 3 p.m. The exciting ...

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Minarets Programs And The Six Cs

Written by Jazmin Neri — Minarets High School came into existence in 2008, intended and succeeding to be an educational and fun environment for the students attending. For eight years, it has helped students develop professionalism in a subject or skill they enjoy. Our culture at Minarets has become a wonderful thing. Our teachers are remarkable and truly have a great ...

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Hiking to the Top of Mount Dana

Mount Dana is the second highest mountain in Yosemite (after Mount Lyell), reaching 13,061 feet tall. “Slow but steady” was our motto as we climbed the 3,000′ gain in elevation over 2 1/2 miles. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 5.21 Miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Range: 9,930′ – 13,061′ Date: September 15, 2016 Maps: Falls Ridge and June Lake Topographic Quads ...

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