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Treetop Gallery Features Abbott, Marco And Shell

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception featuring work of local painters, Linda Abbott and Michelle Marco, and ceramicist Fran Shell on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. Linda Abbott, a previous long-time resident of Yosemite Valley, has ...

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Minarets’ Twist On Mamma Mia The Musical

By Francine Soliz — O’NEALS — Originally a musical but taken into the hands of directors, “Mamma Mia” has been entertaining romantics around the world. Being the media-driven school we are, of course we invested time in producing “Mamma Mia” in all its glory. Kayla West, the director for our high school drama club, is jumping with joy. “It is a fun ...

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Reignite Your Imagination With Free Campfire Stories Event

OAKHURST — Here’s a fun gathering for adventurers big and small, including everyone who loves our national parks, and anyone who likes to hear a good yarn: Campfire Stories at Branches Books & Gifts. Campfire Stories is a collection of short stories from America’s National Parks that are perfect for reading aloud together around a fire. Branches welcomes the couple ...

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Leaf Peeping With Mom Around Nelder Grove

I had peeped on the eastern side of the Sierra and I had peeped in Yosemite Valley. It was now time to do a little peeping closer to home at Nelder Grove and mom was up for the adventure. But adventures do not always go as planned. Where: Sierra National Forest, Nelder Grove Distance: About 1.5 miles, but you can ...

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Leaf Peeping In Yosemite Valley

After chasing fall colors at higher elevations on the eastern side of the Sierra, I was curious how those fall colors were shaping up in Yosemite Valley. So, I hopped in the car and took a little drive. Where: Yosemite National Park Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 3,996′ – 4,184′ Date: October 30, 2018 Maps: El Capitan and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir ...

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First Place At FFA National Convention

By Autumn Pecarovich and Colby Jobinger —  O’NEALS — To increase their ability to become premier leaders, 19 Minarets FFA chapter members traveled more than six hours to the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 24 – 27.  Over the course of the week, they attended convention sessions where they heard from motivational speakers, current ...

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Fall Into The Fun At The Pomegranate, Fruit And Nut Festival

MADERA — The 8th annual Madera Pomegranate, Fruit and Nut Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Madera District Fairgrounds. For years it has been called the Pomegranate Festival, however, the Madera Tourism Alliance Committee changed the name of the festival to Madera Pomegranate, Fruit and Nut Festival to represent Madera’s agriculture nut ...

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Chasing Shelby Donates Thousands To Valley Children’s

MOUNTAIN AREA — The second annual Chasing Shelby Foundation Car Show, sponsored by the Veater Financial Group, turned out to be a rousing success. The event raises money for local children and families facing the challenges of a serious birth defect. The Chasing Shelby Foundation honors the memory of Shelby Chase Veater, a beloved member of the mountain community who was ...

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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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