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Wildflowers and History Along Beasore Road

I steal some of my best adventure ideas from my friends and some of them had recently been venturing up Beasore Road to see the wildflowers with a stop by Jones Store. So that is what I did . . or tried to do. Old newspaper articles help tell the story of the early days up here before Beasore Road ...

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MOTG Presents Tommy V. and the Creekers & Mike Hammar and the Nails

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MARIPOSA — This weekend Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green features Tommy V. and the Creekers, Friday, July 15, and Mike Hammar and the Nails on Saturday, July 16. Tommy V. and the Creekers bring their well-loved down-home folk sound to the Arts Park. Tom V. originally from Wisconsin, now resides in Oakdale, California and is a key ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Master Gardeners at Farmers’ Market

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Farmers’ Market began its annual schedule on May 18th at the bottom of 6th Street and Stroming Road adjacent to the Mariposa Creek Parkway in beautiful downtown Mariposa (see map below). The market will be every Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. through October. Locally grown fruits and vegetables — many organic — are ...

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Recipes of the Week: Watermelon Gelato & Ice Cream Bars

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FOOD & DRINK — Whether your family’s ideal summer day consists of swimming, hiking, biking or simply enjoying the sunshine, all that time in the heat calls for a sweet way to cool off. It’s hard to beat a homemade treat loaded with favorite summertime flavors that’s as cold and creamy as it is sweet and delicious. For a lighter, ...

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6 Tips for Enjoying the Great Outdoors This Summer

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — To make the most of your summer, you’ll need to take a few steps to enhance the experience and ensure you’re ready for whatever the day may bring. When it’s time to head outside, consider these tips to protect your body (and skin) from the elements this summer. 1. Protect Skin from UV Rays Any time you’ll ...

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YUSD Announces Changes to Pool Use Fees for Summer 2022

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OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) is pleased to announce that starting July 6, 2022, the pool daily use and access fees will return to $5 after initially being increased to $7 as announced on June 17, 2022. The District would like to thank Madera County for a $7,000 contribution from outdoor recreation funds and Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s ...

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MOTG Presents Clan Dyken and Nightwolf

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MARIPOSA — This weekend Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green features Clan Dyken on Friday, July 8, and Nightwolf on Saturday, July 9. Clan Dyken Clan Dyken is a bluesy rock band from Tuolumne County that has been on the forefront of the California live music scene for decades. They have played hundreds of festivals including Earth Dance, ...

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Daily Update Reports from Visit Yosemite – Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — Please see the attached PDFs from Visit Yosemite – Madera County for the Daily Conditions Report and for current weather conditions. Daily Conditions Report (PDF) Current Weather Conditions (PDF) Upcoming Events From the Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series 2022 Saturday, July 23, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Gifts of Granite, Wisdom from Rivers: Natural History and Poetry of the Sierra Nevada. ...

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Hiking From Tioga Road to Lukens Lake and White Wolf

They say that the wildflower show around Lukens Lake can be pretty darn nice in early summer. I might have been a bit early but it is hard to imagine a more dramatic display of Shooting Stars in the meadows and along the waterways. Plenty other colorful wildflowers were doing their part to create a beautiful wildflower adventure. Where: Yosemite ...

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Yosemite National Park Declares Fire Season Has Begun

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite National Park has declared fire season as of June 30, 2022 due to hotter and drier weather conditions. Fire season is officially enacted when the fire danger ratings for the park are at or above a moderate level for three consecutive days. When recreating, be sure to follow all fire rules and regulations. Help prevent human ...

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