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Board President Says BGC May Reopen By Mid-August

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club (BGC), shuttered since the end of June by a lack of funding, could reopen in time for the start of the new school year, according to the organization’s board president Doug Macaulay. Macaulay says the nonprofit is making “good progress” in raising additional funds necessary to reopen the club. Since closing at ...

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Senator Borgeas’ Office Mobile District Hours

OAKHURST — Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) is hosting mobile district office hours by assigning a representative to make an appearance at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Mobile District Offices provide expanded constituent services to those who reside in the 8th Senate District. Constituents will be able to meet directly with district staff for assistance regarding the state government or ...

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National Night Out Is A ‘Community Block Party’ On The Courthouse Lawn

MARIPOSA — Friends and family throughout the foothills are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide to participate in the National Night Out. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package Guard and co-sponsored ...

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Volunteer Clean Up Crew Bags Bass Lake Trash

BASS LAKE — About 40 good-hearted local residents volunteered to tidy up around Bass Lake on Friday, July 5, after a local youth minister put out the call to pull on the gloves, grab the trash bags and get busy taking care of the annual post-holiday mess. Youth pastor Tim Miller of The Grove Foursquare Church in Ahwahnee invited the ...

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Where’s Waldo This Summer Season? Right Here!

OAKHURST — Where’s Waldo? In Oakhurst, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including Branches Books, Sierra Tel, ...

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Hootenanny Benefits Wildland Firefighter Foundation

COARSEGOLD — A “fun run” and lively Cornhole competition were just two of the highlights of this weekend’s “Hootenanny” at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. The second-annual event is a fundraiser for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF). Event organizer Erin Capuchino said this year’s hootenanny was expected to draw more than 200 attendees. Last year’s inaugural event raised about $7,000 for ...

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Free Community Meals At Public Coffee House

NORTH FORK – Public Coffee House once again invites the community to join in and break bread together as they return to a month-end tradition and serve two free hot meals: a dinner on Friday and a breakfast on Saturday morning. The events are planned with the help of Manna House and all are welcome to attend. On Friday, April ...

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Sale of Coarsegold Apartment Complex Displacing Local Grandmothers

COARSEGOLD — The pending sale of an apartment complex called the Grandmother’s Village has upended the lives of dozens of local seniors. The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians confirmed this week the tribe is buying the 40-acre property located on Oonay Nation Road. The real estate deal closes escrow May 1. “The property will provide low-income housing for tribal members ...

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Easter Sunrise Service At Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST — The historic “Little Church on the Hill” will be host its second annual Easter Sunrise service  at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 21. The church is located in the Oak Hill Cemetery, perched gracefully atop the knoll overlooking town. In the years since its restoration, the Little Church on the Hill has been host to weddings, baptisms, memorials ...

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Kickoff Event For 20th Anniversary Of Local Relay For Life

MOUNTAIN AREA — This year marks the 20th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in our mountain community and now, the event is evolving with a new name, new look, and a new location. Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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