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This is Us: Jon Bock

My family has been in the arts for a long, long time. Our first gallery opened in 1980 in New Jersey. It was my mother’s gallery, named The Williams Gallery of Fine Art. So when I opened my first gallery here in Oakhurst, I named it after hers: The Williams Gallery West. People assume we’re a gallery of western art, ...

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This is Us: Carolyn Mather

I’ve always had a love of the outdoors. Mom got me into garden club when we lived in Bermuda when I was nine. I got my garden badge when I was a Girl Scout. My dad was also a fisherman so I fished with him all the time. Even deep sea fishing. My dad was also a big hiker. We started ...

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This is Us: Ruth Rosenthal

“I think I was ten and a half. I wasn’t yet eleven because Pearl Harbor hit when I was eleven. I had had bad tonsils all my life but when my parents told me I needed them taken out I would cry, and that was the end of it. “One day I visited my neighbor who was warm and friendly. ...

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This is Us: Introduction

This is Us is a series of local profiles, with first-person stories about something significant in their lives. It’s a way we can get to know the people in our community on a little deeper level. We have so many fascinating people in our community. In the six years that I’ve lived here, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to ...

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Get Ready For National Night Out In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — This week in the Old Mill Shopping Center a very special event is taking place, and everyone is invited to participate. It’s National Night Out, a community awareness-raising event, set for Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 – 9 p.m. National Night Out is put on this year by the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, designed to highlight the important ...

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Special Olympics Torch Run With Local Law Enforcement

MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 13. Registration is still open for runners to sign up for this important cause, say organizers. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. This year’s ...

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Mariposa Soroptimist Spring Fiesta Dinner And Dance

MARIPOSA — Put on your dancing shoes and plan to have a good time for a good cause, as Soroptimist International of Mariposa invites the community to a Spring Fiesta Dinner and Dance. The festivities take place at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A, on Saturday Mar. 25. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. ...

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Town Hall Meeting In Coarsegold

MADERA COUNTY — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Apr. 28, at the Coarsegold Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m.. On the agenda for the evening are John Quigley from the Madera County Planning Department, and Darin Soukup, Director at Oakhurst State Community College Center. Jerome Jackson, ...

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