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Mountain Area Home ‘Sold’ Prices Rise in First Quarter of 2020

MOUNTAIN AREA — Local Realtor Ed Bailey of Ed Bailey Realty in Oakhurst reports that January-through-March 2020 home sales increased significantly compared to sales activity during the same period in 2019. Forty six mountain area homes were sold in Q1 2020, Bailey reported, compared to 36 sales during the same period last year. The median purchase price was $315,875, increasing ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Plan Your ‘Victory’ Vegetable Garden Now

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — With so many people following stay-at-home orders, vegetable gardens are on the rise across the country. Are you ready to put in your own “victory” garden? Let’s look at some tips to get you started. When planning a garden, consider where the sunlight falls. Almost all vegetables grow best in full ...

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Local Restaurants Still Offering Curbside Takeout, Delivery

OAKHURST — A number of area restaurants are still offering curbside takeout and/or delivery, including: Axis Coffee Bar & Eatery 559-795-5450 Buckhorn Saloon & Restaurant 559-877-8700 Casa Velasco 559-683-2272 China Delight 559-641-5888 Cool Bean Cafe 559-683-7575 Coast 2 Coast Pizza 559-683-4653           Deli Delicious 559-683-3033 DiCicco’s 559-641-5588 Ducey’s 559-642-3131 Erna’s Elderberry 559-683-6800 Glow Juicery 559-642-0085 Judy’s ...

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Mariposa County Currently Holding Supply Drive for Needed Items

Picture of mini shopping cart full of toilet paper.

MARIPOSA — Due to the recent pandemic, Mariposa County residents have found themselves in need of various sanitary products, including such things as: Toilet paper Disinfecting spray Disinfecting wipes Hand sanitizer If you have any of these types of items to spare, please donate them today. Mariposa HHSA will be in charge of distributing the donated items, along with food ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Gardening for the Physically Challenged

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — Gardening is a great physically activity that keeps one’s mind, spirit, and body in healthy condition. Offering exercise, sunshine, food and ornamentals are optimal benefits of this outdoor exertion. Age and physical limitations may seem to preclude this enjoyable avocation. However, careful planning, new techniques and modified garden implements can make ...

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History Mystery #85: Raymond Lumber Flume

Antique picture of truck driving under water flume.

By Don Grove We have had several folks visiting the Raymond Museum lately that have been interested in the lumber flumes in our area. This photograph is labeled “Lumber Flume on Madera Road to Yosemite.” We would love to know exactly where this flume crossed the road and exactly which road it is — and if anyone still has pieces ...

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Pet of the Week: Lola the Fluffy Dog

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Hey there, I still need a home!!!!! Where have you been???? I’m Lola, a 9-year-old fluffy ball of sweetness. Remember me? My dad passed away and my canine brothers and I need homes. Can you believe nobody has come to meet me? I really am the girl of your dreams… Please call 559-683-1266.

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History Mystery #84: North Fork Lumber Mill Teepee Burner

Picture of a North Fork Lumber Mill teepee burner

By Don Grove This is a photograph of the teepee burner at the North Fork lumber mill. Sawdust and scraps of wood from the milling process were burned in the teepee burner. In the June 1951 newsletter of the Associated Lumber & Box Company sawmill — The American Eagle — the teepee burner and mill pond were operational. On what ...

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Pet of the Week: Lola the Lover Dog

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Hello, I’m Lola the Lover Dog! I have sadly lost the love of my life, my human dad. Now I need a new human to love. As a senior girl, I don’t ask for a lot….just a place in your heart! Please call 559-683-1266 to make a date with me!

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