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Upcycling Old Windows and Doors In Your Garden

Ann’s Lady Lounge Last Fall, Flea Market Gardening fan, Ann Elias and her clever husband, embarked on a huge project destined to be a joy for Ann, especially. Every woman needs a room of her own and Ann dreamed of transforming this white lattice pergola into a garden room of her very own. It would be a place to hold ...

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The History Mystery #6

Written by Roger Mitchell, Historian/Librarian Fresno Flats Museum Park & Research Library History seems to have forgotten just who it was that first found an iron-stained quartz vein near the Southeast base of Raymond Mountain. The outcrop must have looked promising because the Prospectors dug a tunnel back into the mountain. Over the years debris and water have half-filled the ...

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Saving Lives… One Animal At A Time

OAKHURST – Get your tails wagging and mark your calendars for some outstanding events put on by the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) to support their candidate for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. The EMC SPCA has participated in the annual race more often than any other organization, and this year Brian Gearhart is running on behalf of mountain area ...

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Saving Lives… One Animal At A Time

OAKHURST – Get your tails wagging and mark your calendars for some outstanding events put on by the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) to support their candidate for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. The EMC SPCA has participated in the annual race more often than any other organization, and this year Brian Gearhart is running on behalf of mountain area ...

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Creating A Straw Bale Garden

Recently I decided to try the technique called straw bale gardening, after an online chat with the author, Joel Karsten, who wrote the book, Straw Bale Gardens. My garden is on a mountainside in Central California. See the steps I took in this experiment!

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History Group Develops Park At Mill Site

Submitted by The North Fork History Group NORTH FORK – The North Fork History Group (NFHG), a non-profit organization, announces the beginning of the next phase of the North Fork History Park. Initial planning and agreement with the Community Development Council (CDC) for the NFHG to establish and manage an interpretive history park on CDC property has been completed.

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Milestone For EMC SPCA Shelter

Written by Tamie Taylor AHWAHNEE – Another hurdle in the building of the Eastern Madera County SPCA animal shelter has been overcome, and the project is moving forward. The EMC SPCA has been working hard for many years on plans to build a much needed shelter which will be located on Highway 49 across from Wasuma School.

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Old West Comes Alive On Historic Stage Route Tour

COARSEGOLD – A close-up look into the history of the real west is presented on a six-hour bus tour through eastern Madera County as the Stage Route Tour embarks on its bi-annual trek. The bus leaves the Coarsegold Historic Museum at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, and travels along historic routes, stopping at an old mining town, a native roundhouse, ...

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Sherry’s Perfect Pallet Chairs

Some couples just love working on garden and building projects together. To me, this is the ideal marriage! ‘Cheap Seats’ Every Flea Market gardener needs some muscle, and companionship at times when doing the bigger projects outside. This is true forSherry and Wendell Law from Memphis area of Tennessee. Sherry entered her pallet chairs in our ‘Upcycled Spring!’ contest last ...

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Sherry’s Perfect Pallet Chairs

Some couples just love working on garden and building projects together. To me, this is the ideal marriage! ‘Cheap Seats’ Every Flea Market gardener needs some muscle, and companionship at times when doing the bigger projects outside. This is true for Sherry and Wendell Law from the Memphis area of Tennessee. Sherry entered her pallet chairs in our ‘Upcycled Spring!’ ...

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