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Making A Difference In The Lives Of Others

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored local business and individuals for their service to the community, and welcomed some new members to the board of directors. The upbeat event was held this month at the Oakhurst Community Center in celebration of the undeniable connection between commerce, charitable work and service for the greater good. “Each year ...

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Sierra NF Requests Public Input On OHV Program

CLOVIS  — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHMVR Grants Program. This program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) who develop, maintain, ...

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Leaf Peeping on the East Side of the Sierra

We were on the hunt for fall colors on the eastern side of the Sierra. We discovered gold, yellow and a few reds along the way but white puffy clouds and reflective lakes kind of stole the show. I was ok with that! The fall color show on the eastern side of the Sierra was winding down and I wanted ...

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All Souls Day Lights The Night In Hornitos

HORNITOS – At once exciting and nearly ethereal, a candle-lighting and procession in the old Mexican town of Hornitos winds its way from plaza to cemetery each year on November 2, to celebrate All Souls Day, and Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Hornitos in Spanish means “little ovens,” as the town in Mariposa County is said ...

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Wildcats’ Color Run Raises Over $7,500

By Barbara Irion — AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary School’s PTA held its first Color Run to raise money for the activities it provides for students throughout the year. This includes assemblies, field trips, music instruction, family movie nights, academic pentathlon, spelling bee, and book fair — to name a few. Students collected pledges per lap, or flat donations, from family ...

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21st Annual Tarantula Festival Comes Creepin’ In

COARSEGOLD – Hairy legs? Check. Halloween costume? Check. Throat lozenges? Check. You’re ready for the 21st annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival, which wouldn’t be complete without arachnid races, costume parades, hairy legs contest, scream-fest, pizza eating, pumpkin cake, poetry, crafts, and tarantula appreciation all the way around. Also known as the Tarantula Awareness Festival, it’s a very special day with family ...

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All Aboard The Haunted Locomotive

FISH CAMP — Something spooktacular is happening this weekend, and visitors to Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad will want to know: locomotive #15 has been taken over by Halloween spirits. Ghosts in the know say the eerie train will be rolling down the rails this on Saturday, Oct. 27. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and go trick-or-treating at the stores ...

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Minarets Glissaders Club: Climbing Its Way Up

O’NEALS — Minarets High School’s local climbing and outdoor activities club is on the move, having recently returned from Twin Lakes, where students and their faculty advisers hiked Kaiser Peak in the Kaiser Wilderness. With a handful of hiking, climbing and backpacking trips under their belts, the Glissaders Club, as it’s known, is getting ready to plan another big trip ...

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Madame Gadzinka’s Halloween Musical Extravaganza

OAKHURST — The elegantly undead Madam Gadzinka and her traveling sideshow family are making an appearance in town to perform a special pre-Halloween revue at the Golden Chain Theater, where they’ll reveal themselves for one weekend only. They have traveled all across America performing in small towns as they go — leaving each place forever changed, or so we have heard. ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concerts

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is excited to announce a series of very special chamber music concerts to be held at the Mariposa United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., and the Greeley Hill Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. These ...

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