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Happening Now: 2nd Annual ARTober In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County once again partners with the art community of Oakhurst to present ARTober in Oakhurst, a month dedicated to celebrating arts and culture throughout the area. ARTober encourages collaboration and participation from artists, musicians, writers, venues, foodies, and others to showcase all things arts and culture. The events are designed to encourage people to ...

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ACT Pet Of The Week: Sweet Puppy Sabrina

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is back with the adorable puppy, Sabrina. “Hi, I’m Sabrina! My foster mom says I’m an adorable Dachshund mix. I’m a fun-loving girl who will steal your heart the second you meet me.” Sabrina is said to be a gentle girl who is not always biting your fingers and ...

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Focus On OCI Staff: Erik Peterson

By Paige Bartlett —  OAKHURST — We have a fabulous teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI); his name is Mr. Erik Peterson. We wanted to ask him a few questions about his teaching career and background. Mr. Peterson has taught for 28 years. Before his move to Oakhurst, he taught at Simi Valley High School, McKinley Elementary, Spencer V. Williams ...

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Oakhurst Feed And Pet Supply Reopens Under New Owners

OAKHURST – When the doors were closed at Oakhurst Feed and Pet Supply on Sept. 15, there was little warning for patrons and employees that the store, which has been around for about 50 years, was going out of business. But there’s good news for those who frequent the shop – it has reopened under new owners who are very ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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The Firefall Gallery Opens In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – There’s a new gallery in Oakhurst – The Firefall Gallery located at 40680 Highway 41, next to the bicycle shop. Firefall Gallery, named after the iconic event which took place on summer evenings in Yosemite until 1968, emphasizes Yosemite landscape and wildlife photography. The gallery also features etchings, pastels, watercolors, sculpture, jewelry, fiber art and an extensive selection ...

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Bats, Pumpkins And Tarantulas: Over The Garden Fence

By Brian David —  Guided by sonar, night vision and the earth’s magnetic field, the Pallid, Mexican, and California Myotis bats – flying near fifty miles an hour – eat nocturnal insects mid-air. A dining night out delivers over half a bat’s body weight in nutritious insects. Central California crops including beets, citrus, corn, cotton, pecans, peppers, rice, strawberries and ...

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Boo-Ya! 4th Annual Oakhurst Scarecrow Contest

OAKHURST — You may notice things around town looking a little more spooktacular than usual this time of year. That’s because the fine folks at Branches Books & Gifts have once again invited the community to participate in the month-long, annual Oakhurst Scarecrow Contest running through October right up to Halloween on the 31st. The friendly competition is open to all — ...

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Mountain Area Flu Shot Clinics In Oakhurst And North Fork

MOUNTAIN AREA – With flu season approaching, now is the time to get your flu shot at either of two local clinics provided by Madera County Public Health. There will be a walk-up clinic in Oakhurst at the Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. In North Fork, the walk-up clinic will ...

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Annual Bass Lake Home Tour This Saturday

BASS LAKE — If you have ever spent time on Bass Lake enjoying the breezy ambiance and sparkling water, you may have noticed the magnificent homes that dwell along the shores of the lake.  Have you ever wanted to view these homes up close and personal? Well, here is your chance to participate in a self-guided tour that benefits several ...

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