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Christmas Tree Auction And All-Community Raffle

BASS LAKE — The 17th Annual Christmas Tree Auction is just around the corner. This is a unique community event as it is the only one that benefits so many local nonprofits. It’s hosted by The Boys & Girls Club, Oakhurst. This year there are 17 nonprofits that will benefit from the proceeds of the money raised. Our participating organizations ...

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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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10 Weeks, 34 States, 14,000 Miles, And We’re Still Married!

Last year Sue suggested a long trip in our little 22’ Searcher Motorhome back to the East Coast. Idea was to explore states and routes we haven’t been to, and to take our time — thus the initial two-month plan. Click on images to enlarge. I was supposed to be writing blogs along the way, but that didn’t work out, ...

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Highway 140 Inside Yosemite Has Been Reopened

YOSEMITE — El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park has reopened after being closed overnight due to what was described as a “small debris flow.” Motorists are warned to watch for debris on all park roads as the first significant rains of the season pass through. Check road conditions by calling 209-372-0200 (press 1, then 1 again).

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Coarsegold Teen Donates 4-H Proceeds To Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY — Connor Lusk is a 13-year-old member of Coarsegold 4-H who put his money where his heart is – donating nearly $1,500 to the Madera County Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol (COPs) where his dad has served for the past 18 months. Lloyd Green is not Connor’s biological dad, but “loves Connor with every breath and would do anything ...

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Veterans Monument Stands Tall In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — With the community present to applaud the results, Caring Veterans of America, Inc. (CVA) unveiled the newly installed Veterans Memorial located at the Coarsegold Historic Village on Saturday, Nov. 11. The project, some 18-months in the making, marks the corner of Highway 41 and Road 415, standing nobly to honor those who have served and sacrificed in the ...

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Oakhurst Christmas Tree Lighting: Magic!

OAKHURST — The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting takes place in Oakhurst on the first Saturday of December each year, at Century 21 Ditton’s Talking Bear Corner on Highway 41 and Road 426. This year, it’s Saturday, Dec. 2 and activities start at 4 p.m. The public is invited to join in this free celebration — it’s super kid-friendly, and ...

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Just Sit Down And Listen: Coolwater Concerts’ Robin Ralston

AHWAHNEE — Here’s a riddle: what do horses, mountain-climbing, and spectacular music have in common? Answer: Robin Ralston. She’s the dedicated patron and mastermind behind the Coolwater Ranch House Concerts. Robin brings top-notch musicians known for entertaining audiences worldwide to play intimate shows in her living room. Following a winding path marked by mixed fortune while maintaining a forward gaze, Robin ...

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