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Last Weekend For Oliver! At The Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — Another sensational production completes its successful run at the Golden Chain Theatre as our local troupe of talented thespians present Oliver! — the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The old streets of London and its surrounds come to life as young Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an ...

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Local Hiking Trails Featured In Library Presentation

OAKHURST — Local adventurer, author and photographer Tony Krizan has spent more than 30 years hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. On Saturday, May 11, he’ll share his personal experiences hiking along local area trails in a slide show presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Oakhurst Branch Library’s Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. “Hiking has been ...

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Saving The Local Little League Field Is A Community Effort

OAKHURST — Supporters and organizers gathered at Sierra Mountain Little League (SMLL) fields last week as Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra presented a $5,000 check to the SMLL Board of Directors. The money will go toward construction of a desperately needed retaining wall at the back of the little league field where about 175 local kids ages 4 – 12 ...

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Students Celebrate Reading With Week Of Words — WOW!

By Jeannie O. Harsha —  OAKHURST — Students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) just completed their annual Week of Words – a celebration of the wonder and magic of reading.   Local author and illustrator Michael Elsohn Ross kicked off WOW week with an informative assembly about his experience as a writer-illustrator of nearly four dozen books. His newest one, ...

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Hook Some Cash At The 39th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – Catch a fish during the 39th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby for your chance to win a portion of the more than $55,000 prize money swimming through the clear mountain waters on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019. Grab your friends, family, and fishing poles and head to Bass Lake for the day, when 1,000 ...

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Yosemite Valley Waterfalls & Dogwoods Are Revving Up!

Warm weather’s spring snow melt is fueling Yosemite’s waterfalls and I couldn’t resist a drive up to Yosemite Valley to check them out. And, what about those dogwoods? Were they blooming yet? Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 10 miles to drive my Yosemite Valley Loop, but you can also walk it or take the free shuttle to explore it ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers Migrate South For The Season

Written by Tuolunme Winter Ranger Laura Pilewski – YOSEMITE — This is our last post of the winter 2018-2019 season and it is time for us to migrate south to our summer range in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It has again been a great honor and pleasure serving the public as the Tuolumne Meadows Winter Rangers. No two ...

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Boating At Bass Lake? Here’s What You Need To Know

BASS LAKE – It’s that time of year again – the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol is back on the water at beautiful Bass Lake. As the weather warms up and lake activity increases, deputies will be providing proactive enforcement to all boating and safety violations, including boating under the influence. The Sheriff’s Office warns that any and all ...

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Growing Tomatoes In The Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part Two

By Bob Labozetta —  Whether you sowed seeds in late February/early March or you purchase plants from a nursery or the Mariposa Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale, make sure your transplants are young, stocky seedlings instead of larger plants. They will establish more quickly and suffer less transplant shock, soon catching up in growth to larger plants. “Harden off” your ...

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Caring Veterans Hold Two-Day Stand Down Event

OAKHURST — The nonprofit Caring Veterans of America, Inc. invites all veterans and their families to a two-day stand down event at the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The upbeat days offer friendship, free food, military gear, haircuts and entertainment. Organizers ...

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