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Readers' Last Minute Pot Luck Picks

SUMMERTOWN, USA – It’s one of summer’s biggest holidays and not everyone is ready. Looking for a last-minute fix? SNO asked Facebook readers for their favorite easy items to share for summer parties and got a nicely varied response. North Fork resident Sarah Crotinger says she relies on salsa de fruta, and even forked over her recipe.

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In Which We Are Introduced to Jane’s Cat, Squirrelly

Cats have taken over the Internet and why not Flea Market Gardening, too?! We humans have had a fascination with cats since the beginning of time. They are silent, mysterious and zen-like. We are charmed also by their comical, and sometimes goofy predicaments that are the result of their famous curiosity. Then, they step into the garden…

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Willow Creek History Pt. 2

A Closer Look At Basket Weaving – From the new book Willow Creek History, by Marcia Penner Freedman, a chapter explores the Mono tradition of basket weaving (p 33). The chapter begins with a quotation from Gaylen Lee’s book walking where we lived: I know that nothing ends, all of life goes on, they are still here, all of the ...

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Willow Creek History Pt. 1

Now available is a delightful new book highlighting the history of Willow Creek, the water that flows from high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains into Bass Lake. The author, Marcia Penner Freedman, has taken the reader on the journey down the mountains into the lake and enlightened us with the power produced beyond this recreational wonder. Included are side insights ...

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An Evening Of Whine And Noses

OAKHURST — It’s a little bit punny, and it’s for the animals, so stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 28, for “An Evening of Whine and Noses,” from 6 – 8 p.m. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) to support Brian Gearhart, their candidate for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. A donation is ...

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The History Mystery #7

This is a picture of the Coarsegold Grandmothers Club. Can anyone identify these club members? We know that the lady 3rd from the left in the top row is Laura Jane Conway and the lady 5th from the left on the bottom row is Mable Shere. Does anyone know when the club was organized?

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Natura Recalls Pet Food With Possible Salmonella

FREMONT, NEBRASKA – Natura Pet Products has announced a voluntary recall of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. “We made this decision in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on product manufactured April 3,” says their ...

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Thrift Shop Shopping…For The Garden

Your guide to the best picks for the garden from thrift stores. Flea Market Gardeners are savvy thrift shoppers, but we sometimes hear people say that they’re not good at thrift shopping—they have an aversion to dirt, no patience, or just bad luck. The truth is that anyone can be a good ‘thrifter’ if they keep an open imaginative mind. ...

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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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