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9 Simple Tips to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

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PETS & ANIMALS — Throughout the warmer months, many backyards play host to a variety of birds, including hummingbirds. It’s enchanting watching hummingbirds – named for the humming sound of their fast-flapping wings – as their tiny size and speed make them natural wonders. Hummingbirds can fly 25-30 miles per hour, flapping their wings an estimated 70 times per second. ...

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Music on the Green’s Opening Weekend Starts June 3rd

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green returns to the Art Park this year for a full season of live music starting on June 3, with local favorites The Jespersons, and on June 4, The Trespassers! The Jespersons are a husband and wife folk duo. Jared Jesperson is a masterful guitar player and sings harmony while ...

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Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee Starts Tonight

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BASS LAKE — Tonight, Monday, May 16, and tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 17, Wasuma Elementary school will be hosting the 2022 Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee! The spelling bee will start at 5 p.m. each night. 1st place spellers from from all mountain area schools in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade are competing! Monday night is Kindergarten through 4th ...

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Boy Scout Troop 357 to Hold Special Recruitment Night

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NORTH FORK — North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 will be holding a special recruitment night on Monday, May 23, at the Scout Building, located near the Town Hall in North Fork. This special event begins at 7 p.m. and runs to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at 32996 Road 228, in North Fork. All boys from age ...

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7 Fresh and Exciting Kitchen Upgrades for Your Home

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HOME & GARDEN — Designers from coast to coast are cooking up fresh ideas for kitchen upgrades. If you are planning a kitchen upgrade, take inspiration from these on-trend elements. 1. Unique Tile In recent years, backsplash tile has taken a more prominent role in kitchen design and has continued to grow in popularity to the point where tile is ...

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Nearly 6,000 Graduates to be Honored at Save Mart Center

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State welcomes this year’s commencement ceremonies back to the Save Mart Center May 20 and 21. About 5,980 class of 2022 graduates will be eligible for degree conferral, pending final certification of spring degrees. Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval will preside over the ceremonies for each of the University’s eight schools and colleges. Two students selected from the ...

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5 Easy Tips on How to Be a Smart & Savvy Shopper

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY — Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, you can ensure you’re getting the most for your money with a little extra planning. These savvy shopping tips can help you score the most savings and added benefits while you’re at it. 1.  Time Your Purchase Before any big purchase, spend time researching the product and retailers to find potential ...

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North Fork Elementary Presents Disney’s “Moana Jr.”

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Elementary School’s Performing Arts Department is presenting a production of Disney’s “Moana, Jr.” on May 20 and 21, 2022. An island style dinner will be available prior to the performance. Show Details What:  Disney’s “Moana, Jr.” When:  Show opens at 6 p.m. on May 20 & 21, 2022 Where:  North Fork Elementary School, located ...

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet and Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie

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FOOD & DRINK — If you’ve ever taken a bite of something and the only word that came to mind was “Yum!” then you know what it’s like to experience this peanut butter dessert. It’s fluffy, sweet, perfectly crumbly and tastes delicious. It’s rich but light. It’s a dessert that will likely never go out of style. You can stop ...

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