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Recipe of the Week: Tart Lime Smoothie

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During summer months, it’s common for many people to want to spend as much time outside enjoying the weather as possible. From the minute they wake up to when the sun goes down (and beyond), nearly everyone wants to take advantage of the warm summer heat. Especially kids, who often want to enjoy their break from school for the year. ...

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YARTS Lifts Capacity Restrictions

MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) Board of Directors has lifted restrictions on the capacity of its buses traveling to and from Yosemite National Park. The action occurred at a special meeting of the Board on June 14, 2021, and went into effect on June 15, 2021, when the State of California lifted all social distancing requirements. ...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING, OAKHURST . . . and Beyond – June 17-20, 2021

Thursday, June 17 Bass Lake LIVE featuring Motel Drive. 6:30 – 10 pm. The Pines Gazebo Deck, 54432 Road 432, Bass Lake. 800/350-7463.  Bass Lake Events. Friday, June 18 Live Music on the Lawn with Max Headroom 80’s Tribute Band at Martin Morgan Amphitheatre, 7 pm to 9 pm, Tesoro Viejo at Treasure Hills Drive & Redrock Drive, Madera.  559/822-3375. ...

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You Can’t Get There from Here–Without a Reservation

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REQUIRES DAY-USE PASS TO ENTER PARK OAKHURST – You’ve planned a trip to Yosemite. It’s on your bucket list.  All your gear’s together, maps, reservations at a local hotel outside the park. You’ve done a bit of research on where to go and what to do. You’re all set, or so you think. You reach the park, ...

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Mariposa County Library Hosting Summer Reading Program

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Library will be hosting its Summer Reading Program for 2021 starting June 16th and continuing through August 11th. Ages 0-17 are welcome to join the program (pre-readers may be read to). Prizes include pool passes, toys, and books. There will also be Happy Burger Ice Cream coupons and Pizza Factory coupons. Related Story: Mariposa County ...

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Canning Demonstration with Sage & Dawn at Fresno Flats Saturday, June 26

During the long, enforced “time-out” endured during 2020, some folks revived skills that occupied extra time. For others the extra time has enabled them to gain knowledge that will serve them in good stead in the future.Fresno Flats Historical Museum resumes its mission to keep local history alive by offering demonstrations and classes that meet the desires of many of ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Style, John Muir, and Redwood

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By Sal Maccarone Throughout history major civilizations have impressed the future with their own distinctive style. The best parts of one popular style will often influence another in some fashion. It is the Architectural Revival that makes use of important elements from a previous era. Italianate, a Renaissance revival style, draws from a wide range of architectural models. Borrowed from ...

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Miller’s Landing Goes to the Dogs

When the world turns upside down overnight, the creative come up with new ways to thrive. Miller’s Landing, a Bass Lake institution since 1982, is known for its ability to roll with the punches. Once again it met the challenge and exceeded it. For several years Miller’s has offered the My*Tri kids’ triathlon, and much of the same great team ...

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Recipe of the Week: Banh Mi Steak Sandwiches

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A hearty flavor profile and perfectly prepared, high-quality meat can make a spring meal truly spectacular, especially when paired with fresh veggies in a protein-packed sandwich. Inspired by Vietnamese tradition, this Banh Mi recipe – which features tender a flat iron steak, pickled carrots, bright lettuce and crunchy cucumbers – is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering. ...

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