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North Fork Scouts Christmas Tree Sale At The Library

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the North Fork Library. Fresh, locally grown red fir (silver tip) in a variety of sizes through at least 15 ft. will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on the 1st and continue daily until sold out. The ...

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The Big Local List Of Holiday Happenings

With so many special events and activities taking place over the next several 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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Winter Operations Begin In Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that winter operations in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to begin on Friday, Nov. 30. The Mariposa Grove will be closed to automobiles for the winter season beginning on Friday. The Mariposa Grove Shuttle Service also ends for the season on Nov. 30. Visitors can use the South Entrance parking area and ...

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Hiking up to Bingaman Lake on a Chilly Day

A weather forecast of 16 degrees and 25 mph winds didn’t deter us from bundling up and heading to the Kuna Crest for my last fishing adventure for this year. Icy creeks led the way to Bingaman Lake where we also met up with some beautiful wildlife. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 8.65 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: ...

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Smile For Coarsegold’s Free Dental Day

COARSEGOLD — It’s the season of gratitude and a smile is definitely something to be thankful for. Thus, the sixth annual Free Dental Day with Dr. Jacob Geyer is set for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Golden Hills Dental in Coarsegold. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis and will be able to receive either ...

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Oakhurst Scouts Place Flags To Honor Veterans

OAKHURST – Scout Troop 316 spent Saturday afternoon placing flags on the graves of those who served in honor of Veterans Day. Members of Cub Scout Troop 316 gathered at Oakhill Cemetery to ensure that local veterans are recognized with colors flying on this special day. For nearly 50 years, the scouts of Troop 341 performed this duty, and they ...

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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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