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Fresh, Delicious Fun: Annual Pomegranate Festival

MADERA COUNTY – The 7th annual Madera Pomegranate Festival returns to the Madera District Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The uniquely vibrant event brings visitors from all over to experience the best of the Central Valley’s local pomegranate and nut products, and it’s worth a drive down the hill. Organized by the Madera Tourism ...

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Minarets Students In Sequoia Forestry Challenge

SPRINGVILLE — Students from Minarets High School participated recently in the 2017 Sequoia Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 58 high school students from 9 schools in the Central Valley and Foothills of California. The event was October 11 to 14 at Quaker Meadow Camp, east of Springville. One of the highlights for the students this year was the ...

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Response To Fires On Deadwood Includes Locals

OAKHURST — Just before noon today, Jennifer Christenson was traveling south on Highway 41, leaving Oakhurst and heading up Deadwood toward Coarsegold. Just south of Victoria Lane, she saw what none of us ever wants to see. “There was a big plume of smoke and I thought, ‘Gosh what an idiot! Who’s doing the burn pile right now?” Jennifer was about ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Field Trip To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Come to the lake and explore its edge and the adjacent forest, looking for waterfowl, woodpeckers, raptors, and fall migrants, among many other birds.  Yosemite Area Audubon is sponsoring a free field trip to Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 28. Join us, they say, no experience necessary. The group plans to meet in the Burger King parking lot ...

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Cooling Temperatures, Increased Humidity Aid Firefighting

CALIFORNIA — Cooling temperatures this week could help firefighters continue to make progress on 13 large wildfires burning in the State, while the number of fatalities due to fire has increased by one since our last report. The death toll rose to 42 yesterday, after authorities located another victim of the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County. Meanwhile, the identity of a ...

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Happy Days And Jedi Nights

OAKHURST — The sun has set on the 25th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, warmly received by thousands, and organizers may now breathe a brief sigh of relief and take a short break before they begin planning the next quarter-century. Presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, the two-day fest featured some 58 vendors, including a variety of delicious food, ...

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20th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

COARSEGOLD – Hairy legs? Perfect! You’re ready for arachnid races races, costume parades, hairy legs contest, pizza eating, pumpkin cake, poetry, and crafts, as the Tarantula Festival creeps back into Coarsegold Historic Village this month for its 20th incarnation. Also known as the Tarantula Awareness Festival, it’s a very special day with family fun for all ages in a great community ...

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Leaf Peeping Road Trip to the Eastern Sierra

Yellow aspens were leading the charge at the Fall color parade on the east side of the Sierra, not as magnificent of a display in the past, but still beautiful and well worth the drive. We did a bunch of driving with stops at Tioga Pass area, Virginia Lakes, Lundy, and June Lake Loop. Just in case you might like ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Volunteers of the Year

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the park’s Volunteer of the Year awards. These prestigious awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in nine different categories for exemplary service in Yosemite National Park. In 2016, Yosemite National Park hosted 12,394 volunteers who donated over 167,000 hours of work to the park. This award ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents “Seven Brides For Dracula”

NORTH FORK — This year’s Fall Follies will be a hilarious musical adaptation of the classic horror story transformed into a spoof titled “Seven Brides for Dracula.” The Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. first performed this popular comedy in 1985, and they are excited to bring it to the stage once again. Dracula takes up residence close to a sanitarium “For ...

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