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Fresno Flats Historical Museum is stretching its wings, much like bees emerging from a honey-filled hive. In fact, next Saturday, June 12, Fresno Flats offers a lecture and q & a session on exactly that—as part of its series on homesteading. Conducted by local beekeeper, Doug Mendonca, the event takes place from 10 am to 12 noon at Fresno Flats ...

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Recipe of the Week: Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Sauce

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When you are hungry and searching for something filling, juicy and rich, turning to your pantry for on-hand ingredients can make dinner a breeze. Dodge snack cravings and avoid the temptation to swing by the drive-thru; instead, you can have a homemade meal ready in a matter of minutes by putting your skillet to work. Call your loved ones to ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Winter Veggie Gardens

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s 90℉+ outside. Yep, time to prepare for your winter veggie garden. WHAT? Winter veggie choices include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, chard, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions/shallots, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, spinach, turnip, and other leafy greens such as bok choy and kale. The above veggies can be direct seeded ...

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The Week’s Events – Tues., Sept. 14 to Sun., Sept 19

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Coarsegold Stampede Barrel Racing 7:30 pm Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614 – Phone 559/281-5619 View Website Evening Relaxation Yoga with Lisa 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Oakhurst Community Center 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA 93644 – Phone 559/642-4448 Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until December 14, 2021 View Website Morning Yoga with ...

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Celebrating Oakhurst’s Past at Mountain Heritage Day

OAKHURST – Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park offers yet another event to close out the summer season in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Heritage Day takes place on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 8 am to 8 pm. Paul Adelizi, president of Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, promises a day filled with fun, games, prizes and demonstrations. Mountain Heritage ...

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Recipe of the Week: Arkansas Possum Pie

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The star of your next spread can be hidden away in the refrigerator for a surprise delight for your guests. It’s topped with chocolate syrup and chopped pecans, and your loved ones just may vote it to be their favorite dish. It’s an Arkansas Possum Pie, made with three delicious layers and crunchy toppings for a show-stopping dessert. In a ...

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At the Forks Resort, You’re Family

BASS LAKE — There’s no two ways about it. When you’re at The Forks Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, you’re family. If you’re not Ron and Leslie Cox, current owners of the property (for “only” 40 years) or their children, Adam and McKenzie, you become family by association. Many of their employees have been with the Coxes for decades, some ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

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FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: The Gilded Age Mansions. Enjoy! Originally published October 11, 2020. By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling ...

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Caltrans to Begin Culvert Rehabilitation Project in Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform drainage work this month on State Route 140 near Briceburg and traffic delays are expected. Crews will remove and replace two existing failed culverts beneath a rural stretch of Route 140 along the Merced River from Slate Gulch to Sweetwater Creek beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, through late September and ...

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History Mystery #102: Going to the Movies in North Fork

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Submitted by Don Grove The old Ponderosa Minarets movie theater on North Fork’s Main Street has been sitting idle for many years. This month’s History Mystery is about the memories of those who attended the theater. Please share your memories as comments here or as an email to We are also interested in knowing where you parked if you ...

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