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Bringing Home ‘Rescued’ Plants

Every year, while visiting my favorite nurseries, I prowl the sale tables in late August and September. I cheerfully call these plants that I purchase “rescued plants.” I bring them home at a much discounted price and find them a home in my garden so that they can make it through the winter.

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Fire and Manzanita Myths

It is a commonly heard in casual remarks on gardening topics and maintaining a landscape in the Sierra Foothills that Manzanita and other chaparral plants must be cut down and removed because they are so very flammable.

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1848-1850: Indian Unrest

There is a wonderful book all living in the San Joaquin Valley (and foothills) should own: Garden of the Sun, A History of the San Joaquin Valley: 1772-1939. The book is full of interesting events and people who made the history of this “garden of the sun.”

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Rowdy Old Oakhurst 100 Years Ago

Final ‘Friday at Fresno Flats’ this year with local historian Bill Coate OAKHURST – Join with friends, neighbors and a noted historian for the last in this year’s series of dinners and talks, “Friday at Fresno Flats,” at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, Cunningham School, located on Road 427 (School Road). Admission is $10.

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Update On Nikki And Indiana Jones

NORTH FORK — So many of our readers have been responding to the story of Nikki Johnson and her horse Indy, we wanted to update you on what’s going on with them. In an attempt to get back home, Indy ran away again from her temporary home, just down the road from the Johnsons.

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The Stage Route Tour

Ever wonder about the history of eastern Madera County? This area is simply rich with wonderful stories by and about the “characters” and events that made up that history. The Coarsegold Historical Society has produced two volumes that relate the early pioneer history, As We Were Told, Vols. I & 2. The first volume is full of 102 stories by ...

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Do You Know Where This Church Was Located?

NORTH FORK — Some time back, the North Fork History Group was presented with this photo of a church that is purported to have once stood in or near North Fork. However, the history group has not been able to document its location. If you have any information about this church please contact Ginny Smith at 559-877-4807.

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How To Spay/Neuter Feral Cats In The Mountain Area

First – a feral cat is one that CANNOT be handled. If you can touch, pet or cuddle the cat, they are not feral. The SPCA has funds for spaying or neutering feral cats. This is to help reduce the population of feral cats in neighborhoods & create a healthier cat colony. If you have feral cats (we have 10 ...

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St. Anne’s Chapel In Knowles: An Interesting History

St. Joachim’s Church; 401 West 5th Street; Madera, California 93637; August 4, 1987 Dear Parishioners,Nestled among the rolling foothills of the Sierra, a church and community was established, St. Anne’s Chapel. The seed was planted in 1962 by the then Community under the spiritual direction of the Pastor Father Mario Buttini, OSJ, to complete a dream which Father Donimic Albertelli, ...

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