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Minarets Students Give Back For Valley Children’s Hospital

O’NEALS — In case you missed it, Friday, Dec. 22, was the second annual Community Day at Minarets High School. It’s a school-wide event held on the last day before the Winter Break and consists of Minarets staff selecting activities and/or trips that will somehow benefit the community or school. ​Miss Morgan, a social science teacher, organized time for students ...

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Tracking Santa Claus — Christmas Countdown!

MOUNTAIN AREA — Do your kids want to keep an eye on the big guy in the red suit this holiday season? Here’s how: The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, ...

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Local CHP Gives Seniors An Early Christmas

OAKHURST– Cheer was in the air as the Oakhurst Area CHP joined with community volunteers to deliver gifts to 66 seniors at the Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre and 11 seniors at the Oakhurst Board & Care for the Elderly on Monday afternoon. Volunteers including parents and children, and a handful of CHP officers arrived in festive Elf and Santa ...

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Grace Community Church Invites All To Christmas Eve Lunch

NORTH FORK — Grace Community Church is hosting a Christmas Eve lunch for the North Fork community on Sunday, Dec. 24, at noon. Everyone is cordially invited. There will be a 10:30 a.m. worship service including the scripture’s story of Christmas, special music and favorite Christmas Carols. There will also be a special candle lighting ceremony. At noon, a Christmas ...

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Winery-Sage: All About The Appetizers

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  Welcome to part two of our Holiday Food & Wine Pairing blog feature. Today, the focus is on pairing some of the traditional Holiday Appetizers with wines. General Rules for Pairing Appetizers with Wines Choose lighter wines to start. Starting with a heavy wine destroys your palate’s ability to detect the subtlety of ...

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North Fork Boy Scout Christmas Tree Lot Sells Out

NORTH FORK — There is good news and bad news from the Scouts of Troop 357 in North Fork. The good news is that their Christmas Tree sale at the North Fork Library parking lot was a huge success. The bad news is that they had so many customers, they are now sold completely out. The Scouts had just two ...

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Winery-Sage: Your Easy Guide To Holiday Food & Wine Pairings

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first timer, if you are planning to serve wine with your holiday meal, serving the right type of wine can’t be overstated. Below, we’ve provided some general terms and guidelines along with some handy links that are good to have at your fingertips. Once you’ve read ...

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Free Community Christmas Party, AKA The Outpouring

OAKHURST — What has become a tradition in the mountain area now has a few new twists, and organizers think the community will be very pleased with the results. Everyone is invited to the 9th annual free Community Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 22 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Also known as The Outpouring, the Community Christmas Party takes place ...

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Free Elf On The Shelf Party At Branches

OAKHURST — Bring the believers to Branches Books & Gifts on Monday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. in celebration of their free-to-attend Elf on the Shelf Holiday Party. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a 2005 children’s picture book, written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart. The Branches Books Elf ...

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It Really Is A Wonderful Life (The Musical)

OAKHURST — Looking for a perfect way to share the wisdom of the holiday season with the entire family and friends, too? Heather Sconce is directing a production of It’s A Wonderful Life — the Musical — at Sierra Pines Church. Written and scored by Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer, the show opens on Friday, Dec. 1 for eight performances ...

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