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Just Keep Ballroom Dancing

MARIPOSA – Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a good time, as two ballroom events – one in Oakhurst and one in Mariposa – are coming to the mountain area in January. On Friday, Jan. 10, the Elks Lodge Oakhurst will host their monthly dinner and dance, open to anyone who likes to “cut a rug.” Dinner ...

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Dream Playhouse Raffle Benefits CASA

MARIPOSA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County has teamed up with local builder Lawson Construction, with the goal that all children in Mariposa County have a safe, loving and permanent home. Lawson Construction is donating a custom built dream playhouse to CASA of Mariposa County who will be raffling it off to raise funds to help neglected ...

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Birding Field Trip On Saturday With YAAS

MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society will lead a birding field trip to the Merced Falls Reservoir (McSwain Forebay) beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov 16. Everyone will meet at the Mariposa rest area adjacent to the Mariposa Museum and History Center just off Highway 140.

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It's All About Fall At Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch

MARIPOSA — This is prime pumpkin time, people! Whether you’re looking for one to carve or to grace your autumn table, you may want to visit Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch. We go very year, and every year it gets better. It’s a pretty drive out there, depending on where you live, and not too far from the Triangle Café, which ...

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National Audubon VP Speaks On Pacific Flyway

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) is pleased and honored to announce that Michael Sutton, the National Audubon Society’s Vice President, Pacific Flyway, will open its 2013-2014 program season Thursday, Oct. 10, with a slide presentation, “The Pacific Flyway: Superhighway in the Sky.” The Pacific Flyway is an aerial superhighway stretching nearly 10,000 miles from Alaska to Patagonia. It encompasses ...

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Free Plant Propagation Classes

Right now in your garden there are probably hundreds of new plants just waiting for you to bring them to life – for free. UCCE Mariposa Master Gardeners Helen Willoughby-Peck and Stephanie Means will lead two free hands-on workshops on planting seeds and starting plants from cuttings of existing plants. UCCE is the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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John C. Fremont Seeks Board Member

MARIPOSA – John C. Fremont Healthcare District is seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors. Anyone interested in being appointed to fill the current vacancy should provide a letter of interest to the District in person at 5189 Hospital Road in Mariposa, or by mail to P.O. Box 216, Maiposa, CA 95338-0216.

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Mariposa Man Audubon's Volunteer Of The Year

Written by Megan Ralph, YAAS Secretary – MARIPOSA – Mariposa resident and Yosemite Area Audubon Society President Lowell Young has received the Charles H. Callison Award from the National Audubon Society. The award honors outstanding National Audubon Society staff and Chapter volunteers throughout the U.S. and is the highest award an Audubon volunteer can receive. The presentation was made on ...

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Show Your Photos At The County Fair

MARIPOSA – Everyone loves to look at the photos at the Mariposa County Fair, held over the Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Why not enter your pictures this year? The Mariposa Photo Club, cooperating with the fairgrounds, is offering two free workshops on how to mount your photos properly for submission. The workshops will be Aug. ...

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Carstens Fire Update

MARIPOSA – 1,660 acres – 70% contained All evacuation orders have been lifted as of Thursday at 4:00 pm. Residents with I.D. will be allowed to return to their homes. Extensive mop-operations and patrol of the fire lines will continue. Contingency lines are being repaired to reduce erosion. Drivers: please slow and allow large fire equipment to pass. Road Closures: ...

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