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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Importance Of Folk Art

By Sal Maccarone — Uninfluenced by movements or academic theories, Folk Art surrounds us everywhere that we go. Historically, this type of artwork can be defined as utilitarian or decorative in nature as opposed to being purely aesthetic. Produced by the artistically inclined individuals of every culture on earth, folk art directly reflects the values of a society. For instance, ...

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$3,000 In Cash Prizes For Celebrate Ag Arts Competition

MADERA COUNTY — The call to artists is out for an exhibit with deep roots, so now is the time to submit entries for the Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition, taking place this fall from Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, at the Madera County Arts Council’s (MCAC) Circle Gallery. Created to promote understanding of agriculture while showcasing ...

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Au Revoir, Ronna: Longtime Local Artist Leaving Area

AHWAHNEE — Well known local artist and former landscaping contractor Ronna Adler is leaving the area — and on Sunday, June 9, friends and fans are gathering at Rev’s Farmhouse in Oakhurst to give her a proper send-off. Ronna, 83, has lived in Ahwahnee since 1990 and now she’s moving to Oklahoma next month to live with her daughter. “This ...

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Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics

MADERA — Representatives from law enforcement agencies across Madera County will participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 11 in Madera and Chowchilla. This year’s opening ceremonies, hosted by Madera County Probation, begin at 7 a.m. at Courthouse Park in Madera. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness ...

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County Plans To Post Restaurant Inspection Reports Online

MADERA — Madera County plans to begin posting health department food inspection reports online beginning early next year. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors OK’d a plan that will allow a county employee in the Environmental Health division to set up and manage software for the new online reporting system. There are ...

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Night Of Riches: Senior Scholarship Awards Total $135,650

By Casper Nelson — O’NEALS — As the countdown continued toward graduation, Minarets seniors were graciously awarded $135,650 in scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night last month. 36 recipients earned scholarships from organizations in our local community. It was night filled with glee as each senior was awarded and recognized for hard work over their high school career by receiving financial ...

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Fresno Flats Hires New Docents, Holds Old-Fashioned Barn Dance

OAKHURST — Not far from Yosemite, one of the area’s most treasured other parks is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. At Fresno Flats Historic Park, stakeholders behind the scenes have chosen the milestone as the perfect time to bring new life to the landmark establishment. The official birthday party is on Heritage Day and will be marked by an ...

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Hiking to Roaring Stevenson Creek Falls

Stevenson Creek Falls had really been coming down the week before but would it still be roaring when I was able to see it a week later? You betcha! Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 7.25 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 1,182′ to 1,914′ Date: May 29, 2019 Maps: Auberry Topographic Quad, Sierra National Forest Dog Hike? Maybe We headed out ...

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Hundreds Splash, Dash In Bass Lake Triathlon

BASS LAKE — Hundreds of competitors and several thousand spectators converged here early Saturday morning for the annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon. Organizers say this year’s event was one of the biggest ever, drawing more than 625 triathletes from across the state and around the world. Adam Mitchell, 38, a captain at Cal Fire, placed third in his age group ...

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