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Centuries Old Songs Featured In Free Performance

OAKHURST — A presentation of soul-stirring choral works from the 15th to 20th century is free to attend, as Fresno Choral Artists sing “Magnificat! Songs of Mary,” at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. The concert takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. and there is no charge to attend. Click on flyer to enlarge. Director Greg Lapp and Accompanist Catherine ...

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Time Starts Now

Written by Virginia Eaton — Glenn Raggio designed the look of wellness center Class, the Body Pastiche, from the color on the walls to the flooring, and the art throughout the space. He is a retired police officer from the Bay Area and it came as a surprise, to Glenn as much as anyone else, that he has an exquisite sense of style ...

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Yosemite Superintendent Resigns Amid Misconduct And Harassment Allegations

YOSEMITE — Don Neubacher, who has been in charge of one of America’s most iconic national parks for over six years, has announced that he will resign, effective Nov. 1, amid allegations of a hostile workplace and harassment. Neubacher, 63, is under investigation by a congressional oversight committee, and released this statement to staff on Wednesday: Dear Yosemite Colleagues: Today, ...

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Fisher, Fisher, And Govreau For Art Trails

OAKHURST — Three local artists in the upcoming 14th annual Art Trails Open Studio Tour are showing their work at Branches Books & Gifts, on Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour draws thousands of visitors to our area each year, giving art enthusiasts a chance to see fine art and fine ...

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Hiking to the Top of Mount Dana

Mount Dana is the second highest mountain in Yosemite (after Mount Lyell), reaching 13,061 feet tall. “Slow but steady” was our motto as we climbed the 3,000′ gain in elevation over 2 1/2 miles. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 5.21 Miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Range: 9,930′ – 13,061′ Date: September 15, 2016 Maps: Falls Ridge and June Lake Topographic Quads ...

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Monique Wales: Nature, Beauty And Balance

OAKHURST — Artists are often influenced by their surroundings, and Monique Wales is no exception. The printmaker is inspired by the natural world, including the majesty of Yosemite National Park; its towering trees, monumental rocks, abundant wildlife and exceptional vistas. She’s also affected by the more intimate surroundings of the home she and husband Tim built in the foothills, from the ground up. ...

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Your Health: Who Pays The Ultimate Price?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Earlier this month some researchers took a look at historic documents of the Sugar Research Foundation from the 1960s, in order to better understand how the medical community could have missed the mark so disastrously in identifying the cause of heart disease. What they found, Hollywood could easily make into a corporate greed sort of movie. ...

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Mariposa Go West Festival: History Comes Alive

MARIPOSA — This is the inaugural year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historic and charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” The festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, throughout the downtown area of Mariposa, say organizers, with “gunslingers, an Indian village, gold panning competitions, vendors, music, line dancing, and other ...

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Teal Sisterhood Of Ovarian Cancer

OAKHURST — October is breast cancer awareness month and soon the world as we know it will be awash in pink. Right now, though, it’s still September, and one local survivor wants to remind all women of another cancer and a different color: teal represents awareness for ovarian cancer. “I am so passionate about this disease because I am a survivor going ...

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Tree Removal Will Cause Delays On SR-41

FISH CAMP — Heading from Oakhurst to Yosemite next week? Be prepared for delays, weather permitting. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that beginning on Monday, Sept. 26, one-way traffic control will be in effect on State Route 41 in Mariposa County for five days as part of a tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. ...

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