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Supply Chain Challenges and What Shoppers Should Expect

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FRESNO STATE — Getting that special toy at the top of your niece’s wish list may be a little challenging this holiday season, according to Dr. Keith Story and Hai Ying Zhang of the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. Story, an assistant professor of marketing and supply chain management, and Zhang, a lecturer in global marketing and retail management, ...

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The Week’s Events – Mon., Dec. 6 – Sun., Dec. 12

OAKHURST–We’re in the thick of holiday celebrations now, with themed events occurring almost daily. Christmas events are marked in red. Do you know of events happening in our area (Eastern Madera County to Madera and northward to Fish Camp) that aren’t listed? Please let me know. I want to feature all events of interest to our residents and visitors. Email ...

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Hiking From Glacier Point Road to Sentinel Dome & Taft Point

The clock is ticking this year to drive on Glacier Point Road and out to those wonderful trailheads along it’s way. When Glacier Point Road closes this year, it will be closed for at least a year due to construction. This week, I headed to two destinations full of amazing views from the Taft Point Trailhead, Sentinel Dome and Taft ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Woodblock Printmaking

By Sal Maccarone Long before the invention of moveable type and the printing press, wood was used as a means of transferring imagery, and for reproducing important documents in print. A form of woodblock printing was implemented by the Chinese to print books more than 1000 years ago. As a means of printing on cloth, the earliest known examples date ...

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Christmas Bazaar Tomorrow at the North Fork Town Hall

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Boosters will again present the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the North Fork Town Hall. There will be many exhibitors and customers to enjoy the return of this important and fun event. The North Fork History Group will be offering historic photos and other appropriate items to ...

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Raisins: A Sweet & Simple Way to Make Holidays Healthier

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With holiday menus in full swing, many Americans aim to add healthier dishes and ingredients to their seasonal tables but are hesitant to compromise on tried-and-true favorites. Raisins fit seamlessly into many family-friendly recipes, like traditional oatmeal cookies, stuffing, casseroles and sweet breads. They also make for easy salad, oatmeal and yogurt toppers, provide a naturally sweet fruit option on ...

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History Mystery #105: Snowy Winters and Christmas Dances

Image of a woman on a snowy street in North Fork, CA.

Submitted by Connie Popelish, North Fork History Group Remember when winter meant snow? Check out this photograph of downtown North Fork and let us know your memories of snowy winters, Christmas dances, and any other details you notice in this picture, like the names of the businesses or power lines strung overhead across the street. Can anyone tell us the ...

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A Month of Christmas with a Bit of New Year’s Eve

OAKHURST–***UPDATED 12/15/2021*** Holiday festivities abound all over the mountain area. Below is a sampling of what’s available. If you don’t see something that grabs your fancy, keep checking back. This article will be updated as new information comes across the desk. The Grove Presents Community of Lights  Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm The ...

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The Week’s Events – Nov. 30 – Dec. 5

OAKHURST, CA–‘Tis the season, finally. If protocol still holds, Christmas decorations can roll out after Thanksgiving. Of course there are always those who buck the system and decorated before Halloween. Are you ready yet? Have you made your holiday plans? Some big annual events take place live-and-in-person this year. Don’t miss them. Special holiday events are highlighted in red. TUESDAY, ...

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Hiking From Glacier Point Road to Ostrander Lake

When Glacier Point Road closes this year, it will be closed for at least a year. That is why I am trying to make hay while the sun shines, getting my hikes in on the trailheads off of this road while I can. This week, I headed to Ostrander Lake on a cool, fall day. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 12.59 ...

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