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101-Year-Old Coarsegold Volunteer is Making Blankets, Helping Veterans, and Spreading Hope

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By Maryann Enciso, Vice-Commandant, Marine Corps League #1121, Oakhurst, CA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Rose Cecilia Jurado was born on Nov. 28, 1919. She will celebrate her 102nd birthday this month. Rose is a community volunteer that likes to help veterans in the Mountain Communities. I got in touch with Rose via our Chaplain, Richard Lamontagne, who told me he met ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Street Art

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By Sal Maccarone Created for public areas, Street Art is usually quite thought provoking. Where some forms of defiant, and vandalistic graffiti are offensive, there are other forms of street art that can be very uplifting. As the most hybrid form of artistic expression in the world, street art can change the entire character of an otherwise drab, or dismal ...

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OTO Development Acquires Two Oakhurst Hotels

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YOSEMITE — Development is moving into the Yosemite National Park market with the acquisition of two hotels in Oakhurst, California, and a contract on a third. OTO, which is part of The Johnson Group, has purchased Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Oakhurst Yosemite and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oakhurst-Yosemite Park Area from a family of independent hoteliers. The ...

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Recipe of the Week: Peanut Butter Saltine Candy

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Among the decorations, gifts and gatherings of loved ones, there’s perhaps nothing quite like family favorite foods that call to mind the joy of the holidays. Whether your loved ones relish building gingerbread houses or dining on an all-in feast, looking forward to annual traditions is part of what makes the season so special. This year, you can add to ...

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Soroptimist of The Sierras Announces Chili Cookoff

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OAKHURST — Soroptimist of The Sierras announces their CHILI COOKOFF fundraiser to benefit their Live Your Dream Program and Dream It – Be It conference for high school girls. The date is Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at the Oakhurst Community Center. It starts at 5:00 and ends at 9:00. There will be chili samples to taste, live music, lots of ...

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The Week’s Events – Nov. 2 through Nov. 7

OAKHURST–There are always new activities popping up in our area. Check out the **ADDED EVENTS** listed below in case you’re still investigating weekend (or weekday) plans. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA 93644 – Phone 559/642-4448 Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until December 14, 2021 View ...

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Mountain Thanksgiving Dining Options

OAKHURST–Turkey time is almost here, and for those who want to eschew the cooking and cleaning, below is a list of venues who are offering Thanksgiving Day repasts. Most will require reservations and most will fill up fast, so don’t delay. If you just can’t make up your mind, keep checking back. This article will be updated as restaurants are ...

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History Mystery #104: The Chowchilla Pacific Railroad

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By Dan Carrion, E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 In the Spring of 2021, a car accident destroyed the E Clampus Vitus Chowchilla Railroads Monument built in 2003, which stood in front of the VFW Hall in Chowchilla. Our chapter rebuilt the monument this summer, and we will re-dedicate it on December 11th. What we know about the railroad ...

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