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FAM Offers Vets and Active Duty Military Free Admission

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Starting Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, all veterans and active duty military with identification are admitted free to the Fresno Art Museum. Thank you for your service! All FAM galleries are open Friday to Sunday this week! Click here for information on NEW HOURS, prices, COVID protocols, and other visitor information. Not a member? Join or renew now or at the ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Street Art

Image of street art by Fabio Gomes Trindade.

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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History Mystery #104: The Chowchilla Pacific Railroad

Image of the "Terrific" train car.

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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The Week’s Events: October 26 – 31

OAKHURST — Loads of events take place this week and the coming weekend, which includes Halloween. Don’t miss the 24th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival. Get out there and celebrate the season, the milder temps and the long-awaited moisture! ARTober in Oakhurst – 31 Days of Art This is your last week to score Art the Bear. Watch for daily ...

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The Week’s Events – October 19 – October 24

OAKHURST–Everyone seems to be resting up for Halloween. But ART the BEAR, the iconic symbol of ARTober in Oakhurst, is still appearing throughout the town every day. Follow the ARTober in Oakhurst Facebook page for clues on Art’s next hideout. He’s a real cutie. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Morning Yoga with Sarah 8:30 am – 9:30 am Oakhurst Community Center 39800 ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Mission Inn

Image of Mission Inn Lobby Courtyard At Night.

By Sal Maccarone Always on the lookout for art oriented historic hotels to visit, I was very fortunate to stumble upon a real jewel. Completely lost in Riverside, Ca. on my way to somewhere else, I turned a corner and there it was. At first, it appeared to be one of the California missions, but the Padres didn’t build a ...

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The Week’s Events, Oct. 4 – October 10

OAKHURST – Eastern Madera County’s two biggest events of the year take place this weekend. Sierra Art Trails continues its run with a second weekend Friday, October 8 through Sunday October 10, at various locations throughout the mountain area. Purchase a Sierra Art Trails catalog at Stellar Gallery or Visit Yosemite Madera County. One catalog at $20 admits two participants ...

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