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The Big Local List Of Christmas And Holiday Happenings

With so many special events and activities taking place over the next few weeks, we thought it would be helpful to compile a timely list of all the entertainment-related and community-oriented holiday happenings in the mountain area between now and December 25. If we missed anything, let us know and we’ll gladly add it to the Big Local List of ...

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What Makes Third Graders So Thankful?

OAKHURST — What makes third graders so thankful? They are thankful for the incredible and fun activities going on at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES). The terrific third graders of OES have been busy with lessons on kindness, exploring learning through STEAM projects, and getting physical with PE. Mind-Up curriculum is designed to help students learn skills that help them focus ...

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Toys Strapped To The Backs Of Their Motorcycles

NORTH FORK — Brightly colored packages strapped to the backs of their bikes, members of the local North Fork riding group get together each year for a special reason. Bearing the gifts of new, unwrapped playthings, these men and women support the local Toys for Tots program with an annual ride to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office and the Oakhurst ...

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Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club Winter Report

By Nina Sharrar —  MARIPOSA — The Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club is enjoying the winter season! We recently installed our officers and had a welcome-back dinner. We were honored to have Mariposa County Supervisor Miles Menetrey and Mariposa County 4-H Council President Karen Cutter install our officers in a candlelight ceremony, which was followed by a potluck dinner. At the ...

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Yosemite Ski And Snowboard Area Opening

YOSEMITE — It’s time for winter’s fun activities — Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, formerly Badger Pass, is scheduled to open on Thursday, Dec. 20. This includes the Nordic Center. The Day Lodge, rentals and food service will all open at 8:30 a.m. Lifts are open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A courtesy shuttle is offered daily to and from Yosemite ...

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5th Graders Take A Trip Back In Time

OAKHURST — Online and in person, parents and community members have been talking about a terrific field trip recently taken by about 75 lucky students from Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) to nearby Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. The hours-long excursion was a celebration of their own pioneer day, as three 5th grade classes descended on the conveniently located landmark, ...

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Free Days For Yosemite 2019

YOSEMITE — Here are some good dates to add to your calendar for the coming year: the National Park Service says it will waive entrance fees at Yosemite National Park and other locations on five days in 2019. “The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers and veterans to celebrate some ...

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Students Attend Native Youth Hawaii Conference

By Ashley Davis — O’NEALS — Three Native students from Minarets High School were selected to attend the IAC Pacific Region Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Hawaii — a conference for Native youth, including Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. The students who were selected from Minarets were senior Sierra Stalter along with juniors Darrin Coleman and Ashley Davis. They ...

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Music And Community Meet In Narnia The Musical

OAKHURST — Step into another world as the Sierra Pines Theater Company presents their long-awaited re-imagining of the classic fantasy tale by C.S. Lewis — Narnia The Musical commands the stage for just six shows, opening Friday. Directed by Ken Marks, Narnia The Musical  follows the four Pevensie children – Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy – as they enter an enchanted world through a wardrobe, ...

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