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Volunteer Clean Up Crew Bags Bass Lake Trash

BASS LAKE — About 40 good-hearted local residents volunteered to tidy up around Bass Lake on Friday, July 5, after a local youth minister put out the call to pull on the gloves, grab the trash bags and get busy taking care of the annual post-holiday mess. Youth pastor Tim Miller of The Grove Foursquare Church in Ahwahnee invited the ...

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Meltwater Bridge And Tarantula Play Music On The Green

By Mariposa County Arts Council —  MARIPOSA — Meltwater Bridge is the featured band on Friday, July 5 for Mariposa Arts Council’s Music on the Green Summer Concert Series, and Tarantula is the featured artist on Saturday, July 6 at the Mariposa County Art Park. Meltwater Bridge on Friday, July 5 Meltwater Bridge showcases local folk musician/songwriter staple Gail Dreifus ...

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County Supervisors Signal Readiness To OK Industrial Hemp Production

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 2 voted 4-to-1 to direct the County’s agricultural commissioner to begin crafting an ordinance to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp in Madera County. “This is a cash crop that Madera County can really make some money on,” said Supervisor Tom Wheeler. “People have been using [hemp] since ...

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Fire Dancers, Fireworks, Dinner At Bass Lake 4th Of July

BASS LAKE — Bass Lake Boat Rentals’ Marina Grill has teamed up with Mana Fire Dancers this summer to offer two unique food and fire shows. The Marina Grill at Bass Lake Boat Rentals is a beautiful lakefront dining experience on the north shore of Bass Lake. A hot destination for tourists and locals alike, the Marina Grill sports a ...

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Boat Parade And Fireworks At Bass Lake Independence Day

BASS LAKE — What’s up for Independence Day? Up in the sky it’s professional fireworks and on the ground — festivities at Bass Lake including the brilliant boat parade plus friends, families and plenty of fun for this 4th of July holiday. The boat parade starts at 7 p.m. near the entrance to Willow Cove and moves toward The Pines ...

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Hiking Through the Wild Azaleas From Fish Camp to Wawona Point

Wild azaleas were showing off their white flowers and we caught a whiff of their scent before we saw them. This was the perfect time to see them blooming between Fish Camp and the Mariposa Grove plus got a nice workout as we wandered through Mariposa Grove to Wawona Point. Where: Sierra National Forest, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove of ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Local Architecture

By Sal Maccarone — Great architectural achievements always reflect a careful blending of art and science. Throughout the process of building something great these two disciplines will come together and, by designing and building a structure which reflects certain considerations, all things will work in harmony to produce a three dimensional form of art. Becoming an important piece of architecture ...

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Coarsegold Car Show Cruises Into Town, Benefits Veterans

COARSEGOLD — Pedal to the metal! With multiple classes of vehicles being judged, the Coarsegold Car Show cruises into town on Saturday, June 29, at Coarsegold Historic Village. The Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment #1121 and the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for the second year of the popular and recently resurrected event, which has taken place ...

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A Yosemite Concert With Only Stars Overhead

YOSEMITE — An all-American concert featuring a full symphony orchestra is a special way to celebrate America’s birthday. But to experience such a concert in Yosemite National Park in a historic location is a rare, extra-special opportunity. The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra regularly performs in Yosemite Valley, but its first-ever outdoor Wawona concert will allow attendees to revel in a simpler ...

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Hometown Hero Grabs Gold At U.S. Police & Fire Games

MARIPOSA — California Highway Patrol Officer Adrian Perez won a chestful of medals at The United States Police & Fire Championships, held June 22-29 in San Diego. Perez, 43, is an 18-year CHP veteran based out of Mariposa. For almost a decade, he’s also been one of the country’s fastest first responders — literally — bringing home to Mariposa nearly ...

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