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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 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

Image of a Rhode Island mansion known as The Breakers.

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

Image of the North Fork Movie Theater.

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 We are also interested in knowing where you parked if you ...

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WEEK’S EVENTS – Wed., Sept 1 to Mon., Sept 6

OAKHURST – This is it, folks! The end of summer, as marked by the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. There’s lots to do. Check out the list below. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Yosemite Sierra Artists 50th Anniversary Art Show Yosemite Gateway Art Center 40982 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Occurs: Every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until September 19, ...

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Hiking From Tioga Road to Parker Pass Lake

Orlando Fuller established the Golden Crown Mine in 1879 and built his cabin hanging over Parker Pass Lake so that a horse could walk over the ice with safety. Now that is plenty of reason for me to visit that location and learn more about him.Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 12.67 MilesDifficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,596′ – 11,142′Elevation Gain: 1,765′Date: August ...

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Plan a Coastal Road Trip Excursion

Image of a beach at sunset.

If you’ve never traveled along the Pacific Coast, or maybe you’d just like to experience it from a new perspective, there are few things quite like a road trip to take in the sights and experiences that make the journey one to remember. A road trip lets you set your own pace and enjoy the companionship of friends or family. ...

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Recipe of the Week: Thai Green Curry Chicken

Image of Thai green curry chicken.

A great option for all the goodness from the garden. Family traditions and in-person connections are important parts of gatherings of loved ones, and many of those get-togethers are centered on food. The entire family coming together around a table covered with warm, delicious food to share stories and create new memories is what makes mealtime special. Thai Green Curry ...

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Fresno Art Museum is Now Open

Image of Pre-Columbian figurines.

An Important Message from FAM! We are open to Museum members and the general public! New Museum Hours Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All galleries will not be open, but there are plenty of wonderful new exhibitions for you to see! The partial reopening gives you a great reason to come back and visit again when ...

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Forest Bathing — Good for the Soul!

Image of a hand digging in the forest.

OAKHURST — Susan Madden, proprietor of the Mindful Café blog and longtime mindfulness and meditation teacher, has practiced Forest Bathing all her life, she says. She just didn’t call it that. She has always felt connected to the outdoors, and mindfulness has been a lifestyle for many years. A certified mindfulness and meditation teacher, she also facilitates (and even constructs) ...

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