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Talent Show At North Fork School – Support The Arts!

NORTH FORK – Students, teacher and parents are busy at the North Fork School this week, in preparation for a Talent Show this Friday, Feb. 1, raising funds to keep music and drama alive in their school. Robyn Flory, Fine Arts Specialist at the school for over 20 years, says it will be an evening of many surprises. “The acts ...

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The Forgotten War, The Forgotten Soldiers

NORTH FORK – While folks around the mountain area were enjoying a warm and festive holiday season with friends and relatives, there were many families with an empty chair at the dinner table. That’s because these families have a son or daughter, mom or dad, brother or sister who is serving their country in some far-away land. Those absent loved-ones ...

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Icy Roads Contribute To Wreck Near Thornberry Road

NORTH FORK – Icy conditions and deer jumping into the road are a recipe for mishap this time of year, as a young woman from North Fork learned yesterday. On Monday, Jan. 14, at 8:15 a.m., she was driving her 1997 Chevy Venture northbound on Road 223, just south of the Thornberry Road (420) turnoff, when a deer apparently ran ...

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North Fork To Choose Its Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – Someone (or two) will join the ranks of past local luminaries when the town of North Fork bestows upon one of its own, the title of “Citizen of the Year.” The tradition began back in 1979, when the very first designee, Marilyn Coelho, was singled out as someone deserving of recognition. Since then, local residents are given ...

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Minarets Key Club Members Decorate Floats For 2013 Rose Parade

O’NEALS – Key Club members from Minarets High School left town in the wee early hours of the morning on Sunday, Dec. 30, and made their way south to Pasadena, California. What was their mission? These 9 young leaders were off to decorate floats for the renowned Tournament of Roses Parade. Float decorating Key Club members include Hayden Righter, Michaela ...

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Pottery Barn & Martha Stewart Order From Local Tree Farm

NORTH FORK – With Christmas just around the corner, family owned and run Silvertip Tree Farm still has a good selection of silvertip Christmas trees, also known as California Red Fir (Abies Magnifica). Starting this weekend, the prices are deeply discounted for even the freshest of trees. Jim and Gena Hopkins are the proprietors of Silvertip Tree Farm, along with ...

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STI Classifieds Now Available On SierraNewsOnline!

S|N|O is very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Sierra Tel Internet to provide our readers with the most comprehensive classified ads in the mountain area! Thanks to the efforts of Laura Norman at STI, our readers can now peruse hundreds of treasures for sale by local folks, find the perfect boat or bicycle, locate all the ...

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Jean Butterfield Celebrates Her First CD

Acoustic Americana Folk-Grass: Butterfield holds two CD release parties this weekend OAKHURST – Multi-talented singer, songwriter and local musician Jean Butterfield has scheduled two events to mark the release of her first CD, Brothers In Time. Butterfield is a frequent and favorite performer in the mountain area, and has just been nominated as the 2013 Female Vocalist for the Northern ...

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