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Iconic Oakhurst Saloon Reopens as Snow Line Country Bar

OAKHURST –The Snow Line, one of the area’s most storied watering holes, has reopened. The tequila has been flowing since mid-September, says owner Jennifer McMillan, who purchased the iconic bar and grill property a year ago after it had been shuttered for a number of years. McMillan has rehabbed the Snow Line as an upscale country bar, complete with live ...

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Celebration of Life for Peter Drost of Oakhurst

From everyone at Sierra News Online, please accept our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Peter Drost.

We are deeply saddened to report that Peter Drost of Oakhurst, California, passed away on September 30, 2019. Peter was born in Musselkanaal, Holland, on September 11, 1947, to John and Betty Drost (Zandbergen.) He came to California with his family in 1955 and grew up in Burbank. As a Marine in the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Hawai’i ...

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27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival Focuses on Family Fun, Supports Local Businesses

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – Over the years the mountain area’s annual celebrations have evolved and changed but one theme remains the same: supporting a healthy, thriving community. That was certainly the case Saturday when the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 27th annual Fall Festival in Oakhurst Community Park. The annual, three-day event ...

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Pet of the Week: Blackie the Dog

Blackie the Dog.

Hi everybody, I’m Blackie! Although I may not be as sleek and black as I was when I was just a pup (in case you didn’t notice), if you need a big guy around to talk to 24/7, I might be the one. I prefer to give my person all of my attention and don’t want other dogs or cats ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Hosts Poker & Bingo Night Next Friday

The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club invites the community to their 5th Annual Poker & Bingo Fun Night Dinner fundraiser (Friday, Oct. 18) at the Oakhurst Community Center. This year’s event will start at 5 p.m. for registration, with dinner at 6 p.m. The games begin at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome at the event, which includes an amazing meal prepared ...

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EMC SPCA Animal Faire Brings Bark to Oakhurst Community Park

OAKHURST — Eastern Madera County SPCA’s 21st annual Animal Faire brought the bark to Oakhurst Community Park Sunday. Bailey, an eight-year-old Chihuahua, was among the canines taking center stage today. He was rescued along with another small dog after a concerned neighbor alerted authorities to the dogs’ unhealthy condition. Bailey had to have extensive medical and dental work procedures, according ...

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Central Sierra Authors Faire Update

Plans for the Central Sierra Authors Faire are proceeding well as 17 authors and other industry professionals have already signed up to participate in the event that will take place on Sat., Oct. 12, 2019. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Oakhurst Branch Library near the entrance to the Oakhurst ...

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National Night Out Spotlights Partnerships for a Safer Community

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – The mountain community gathered in Old Mill Village Shopping Center Tuesday evening for National Night Out, a collaborative event that started in 1984 as an annual campaign to promote police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie. Eastern Madera County has expanded upon that mission in recent years to make National Night Out ...

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Shadow Casters Present $2,600 Check to YLP Station 10 Firefighters

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club hosted the Sierra Moonshine Poker Run on Sept. 7 to raise money for Station 10, located in Yosemite Lakes Park and serving a wide mountain area. More than 30 bikes participated in the run, which took the riders through North Fork, around Bass Lake, into Oakhurst then on to Knowles ...

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