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National Night Out Is A ‘Community Block Party’ On The Courthouse Lawn

MARIPOSA — Friends and family throughout the foothills are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide to participate in the National Night Out. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package Guard and co-sponsored ...

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Grok Rock And Bodie 601 Play Music On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — On Friday, July 19 the Mariposa County Arts Council presents the progressive rock fusion act Grok Rock for Music on the Green. The band is led by Mariposa local and guitar aficionado Cary Greenamyere, who has been immersed in the Mariposa and Los Angeles music scene for many years. His band consists of musicians ...

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July’s Full Buck Moon Tonight

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – If you look outside your window tonight and see a giant buck, don’t worry — it’s just the moon. The full moon on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:38 p.m. is known as the Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The full moons have descriptive names that typically come from Native American tribes who use them ...

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From Helping Hands To YHS Special Education

OAKHURST — The board of directors of Helping Hands Pregnancy & Parenting Center have announced the resignation of Nancy Rhodes, Executive Director, effective July 15, 2019. “Nancy has accepted a position in the Special Education Department at Yosemite High School,” Helping Hands said in a press release sent out this week. “We are praying God will bless her richly as ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Shay Farias

AHWAHNEE — Join friends and neighbors at the Hitching Post on Wednesday, July 17 as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Shay Farias. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you’ll be greeted at the door for sign-in. Your reservation will secure a seat for your meal and tables will be shared as the community gathers to support ...

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Two Nights Of Music On The Green In Mariposa

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Modern day troubadour Nathan Ignacio will perform for Music on the Green on Friday, July 12. Nathan is a one-man traveling road show band and a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter. He graced the Strawberry Music Festival main stage at the most recent festival and is one of the most active performers on the central California ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Crop Circles

Optical art, fractal art, abstract art and many other forms of art rely heavily upon geometric shapes and spaces. Geometry is a language! The math that it takes to create shapes that are comprised of points, lines and curves is thought to be universal. Through art, geometry can be employed in many ways — from simple design to giving the ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales For First Half Of 2019

By Ed Bailey — MOUNTAIN AREA — During the first half of 2019, members of the Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services primarily in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 266 mountain area homes (single family residential properties), compared to 285 sold in the same period of time last year. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, ...

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Hodges Defends Title At 60th North Fork Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — Nate Hodges has wanted to be a lumberjack since he was four or five years old. “I was a little mountain boy. When I was a kid, you couldn’t get me inside,” says the North Fork native. “My grandpa bought me my first axe when I was four and I was always out in the woods chopping ...

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Meltwater Bridge And Tarantula Play Music On The Green

By Mariposa County Arts Council —  MARIPOSA — Meltwater Bridge is the featured band on Friday, July 5 for Mariposa Arts Council’s Music on the Green Summer Concert Series, and Tarantula is the featured artist on Saturday, July 6 at the Mariposa County Art Park. Meltwater Bridge on Friday, July 5 Meltwater Bridge showcases local folk musician/songwriter staple Gail Dreifus ...

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