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Hiking up to Gardisky Lake and Tioga Peak

Fresh snow was calling and the best place I knew of to view snow covered peaks was in the Tioga Pass area. I wasn’t too sure about how much snow was up there, but our plan was to head up to Gardisky Lake then hike up to Tioga Peak to see the view. We had the snow and we had those views! ...

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Origami Fall and Christmas Decorations Workshop

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library is hosting a workshop presented by Carla Hyatt from Bakersfield. At the class, participants will make two sculpted Christmas wreaths and a Thanksgiving pumpkin. Carla will teach her audience how to use the ancient art of folding paper into various artistic shapes. Carla is a retired math teacher and often used origami to demonstrate mathematic ...

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Don’t Be Afraid To Support Your Local School

Written by Dylan Castleman — This year’s Minarets annual Haunted House will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Minarets Gym. There also will be a Trunk or Treat on the grass field outside of the gym. We are asking for donations of candy and seeking more participants for anyone interested in helping out. ...

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“The Goldman Project” Plays In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance and Merced Community College Community Services present “The Goldman Project,” on November 6, 7, 8, 12, and 13 at The Mariposa County Park Amphitheater. “The Goldman Project” is a three-character drama, which takes place within the confines of the Upper Manhattan apartment of Naomi Goldman, a 71-year-old Romanian-born widow. Naomi’s live-in ...

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25th Rotary Golf Celebrates Dale Miller

AHWAHNEE – Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary tees up on Saturday, Oct. 17 for their 25th Annual Golf Tournament at Sierra Meadows Golf Course. This year the tournament honors longtime community volunteer and friend, Dale Miller. Dale passed away in July. Money raised will go to Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary to support local charities, say organizers. “Locally, we support many different ...

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Rethinking River Creek

By Glenn Raggio — AHWAHNEE – Let’s set the record straight about two local golf courses, since there’s been ample discussion on the subject after it was announced last month that one of them would close permanently on October 31: we’re talking about Sierra Meadows closing, and River Creek taking up the slack. I own a house directly on the ...

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North Fork Women’s Club Chili Cook-Off

NORTH FORK – Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your taste buds for delight, as the North Fork Women’s Club (NFWC) invites the community to their annual Chili Cook-Off and Pie and Cake Bake off on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bandit Town, formerly known as Old Town. Proceeds from the family-friendly event go toward scholarships for ...

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Zombie Walk Benefits EMC SPCA

OAKHURST – Be on the lookout for the undead soon as local thrift shop A Cause For Paws has set the date for their 6th annual Zombie Walk: Saturday, October 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA). Organizers say about 100 members of the community, including kids and adults, will ...

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Hiking with Sally and Raven in Nelder Grove

We were curious if those dogwoods had started turning those beautiful red fall colors yet in Nelder Grove. I could tell the dogs were also looking forward to the adventure! Distance: 6.5 miles (but you can go more or less if you want to) Difficulty: Easy to moderate Elevation Range: 5,242′ – 6,043′ Date: October 5, 2015 Topographic Quad Map: ...

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