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Gardening Fun – Recycle A Mailbox

You might have heard of a mailbox planter, but have you seen a mailbox that is a planter? When I saw Myra Glandon’s mailbox transformed into a planter, I filed the idea away for future,…I really loved hers! All I needed was the old mailbox to start my own project. Myra Glandon’s delightful mailbox gave me an idea. I totally ...

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Local Seed Exchange In Mariposa

Submitted by Theresa Catlin MARIPOSA – Mariposa and Oakhurst are areas alive with avid, beginner and want-to-be gardeners. Witness any Wednesday Mariposa Farmers Market or Thursday afternoon Oakhurst Farmers Market and you will hear gardeners and vegetable enthusiasts chatting about what is growing well this year, when to harvest which vegetables and fruits, and exchanging recipes. And, of course, debating ...

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In Praise Of Intermountain Nursery

Have you been here? I hope so! We are very fortunate to have a nursery nearby that purchases and grows plants that are perfect for our foothill gardens. Besides having a wide variety of California native and drought tolerant Mediterranean plants, Bonnie Bladen, her husband Ray Laclergue and their staff are extremely knowledgeable about what plants are most suitable for ...

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Oakmont Loves Its Dogs

The little community where we live is not a retirement village; it’s an “over 55 community for active adults.” The folks here also love their dogs and are all to be found walking them at all hours. So a dog fun day was a natural, and I was asked to photograph it for the newspaper and web site. And no, ...

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Animal Faire And Tails On Trails Sunday

OAKHURST – Put your paws together for the upcoming Animal Faire at Oakhurst Community Park on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exciting four-legged action is brought to you and your pooch by the Eastern Madera County (EMC) SPCA for the 16th year, and also by Bubbles, the 2014 canine mascot for the Faire. A one-mile ...

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History Mystery #21

This month’s History Mystery is a little different. The photograph below is of North Fork School children doing some sort of activity on the school grounds. This is one of many school photographs that were saved from the trash bin years ago. Only recently, they were donated to the North Fork History Group. We do not know who took the ...

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Major Video Games Developed In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Did you know that Oakhurst was once home to one of the world’s largest video game developers? If you remember Sierra Entertainment or perhaps worked there or know someone who did, there’s a writer who would like to talk to you. Laine Nooney, a media studies researcher and cultural historian of technology, will be visiting Oakhurst from Sept. ...

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Western Sierra Nursery Hosts Master Gardeners

OAKHURST – As if one needed an excuse to visit Western Sierra Nursery, the Madera County Master Gardeners will be there to host a free event for home gardeners and plant lovers on Saturday, Oct. 4. Get your garden in shape for fall and winter. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening and landscaping questions from 10 a.m. ...

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