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Recipe of the Week: Arkansas Possum Pie

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The star of your next spread can be hidden away in the refrigerator for a surprise delight for your guests. It’s topped with chocolate syrup and chopped pecans, and your loved ones just may vote it to be their favorite dish. It’s an Arkansas Possum Pie, made with three delicious layers and crunchy toppings for a show-stopping dessert. In a ...

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University Tributes Planned for 20th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

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FRESNO — Fresno State’s national and state flags will fly at half-staff on Sept. 11, honoring the 2,996 people killed — including two Fresno State alumni — and over 6,000 injured in terrorist attacks on the United States 20 years ago. U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert Jr., a former Bulldogs football player, was killed the morning of Sept. ...

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Sierra Art Trails to Return for Two Weekends in October

OAKHURST — The iconic Sierra Art Trails, arguably the largest art event in Madera and Mariposa counties, took a hit in 2020 when virtually all scheduled events had to be canceled due to the pandemic. But this year Sierra Art Trails is back, bigger than ever in terms of opportunities to view and purchase the artwork of our talented, multifaceted ...

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At the Forks Resort, You’re Family

BASS LAKE — There’s no two ways about it. When you’re at The Forks Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, you’re family. If you’re not Ron and Leslie Cox, current owners of the property (for “only” 40 years) or their children, Adam and McKenzie, you become family by association. Many of their employees have been with the Coxes for decades, some ...

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The Week’s Events – Tues., Sept. 7 through Sun., Sept. 12

We’ve survived Labor Day. Now we can look forward to taking a deep breath and relaxing at some of the great venues offering activities this week. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Morning Yoga with Sarah at the Oakhurst Community Center 8:30 am to 9:30 am 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst – Phone (559) 642-4448 Eastern-madera-recreation-parks.square.site/s/shop Evening Relaxation Yoga with Lisa at the Oakhurst ...

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Escaping the Heat & Smoke to Marina Dunes Beach

Escaping the heat and smoke, I took a Day Vacay at Marina Dunes Beach.  I headed west, over Highway 152, 101, and toward Monterey. It took me about 3 hours to drive over to the Marina Dunes Preserve, just a little east of Monterey. Parking on the road, I grabbed my stuff and headed to the beach. There are many ...

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Rosh Hashanah Services in North Fork

  Siderman Family Camp and Conference Center in North Fork welcomes all to its traditional Jewish Rosh HaShanah services starting the evening of Monday, September 6 at 6:45 pm, led by Rabbi Shlomo Menkes. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to SidermanCamp@gmail.com or text to 310/403-1821. The High Holy Days of Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur contain powerful observances ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

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FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: The Gilded Age Mansions. Enjoy! Originally published October 11, 2020. By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling ...

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History Mystery #102: Going to the Movies in North Fork

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Submitted by Don Grove The old Ponderosa Minarets movie theater on North Fork’s Main Street has been sitting idle for many years. This month’s History Mystery is about the memories of those who attended the theater. Please share your memories as comments here or as an email to NorthForkHistoryGroup@gmail.com. We are also interested in knowing where you parked if you ...

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