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Sheriffs Host Drug Take-Back Events

MADERA & MARIPOSA COUNTIES – Madera County Sheriff John Anderson and Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies are both offering the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in a safe manner. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Michael J. Costa

Submitted by the artist Michael J. CostaSierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 40 Fro-Zen was a series of images I began to create as a final project for a course entitled “Concept and Design” at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. My vision for these images was to freeze things from nature, then photograph the object through its ...

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National Audubon VP Speaks On Pacific Flyway

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) is pleased and honored to announce that Michael Sutton, the National Audubon Society’s Vice President, Pacific Flyway, will open its 2013-2014 program season Thursday, Oct. 10, with a slide presentation, “The Pacific Flyway: Superhighway in the Sky.” The Pacific Flyway is an aerial superhighway stretching nearly 10,000 miles from Alaska to Patagonia. It encompasses ...

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Town Hall Meeting Thursday In YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the YLP Clubhouse. Along with items on the agenda, the public is invited to participate in the discussion by asking questions of their own, about issues of concern to them.

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Fall Festival, Grizzly Century & Sierra Art Trails

NORTH FORK – The town of North Fork comes alive with activity on Saturday Oct. 5, with a host of events, starting with the Grizzly Century Bike Run at 7 a.m. The Lions Club will be serving breakfast to the riders starting at 6 a.m., and to the public from 7 to 10 a.m., in Kennedy Hall at the North ...

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YLP Couple Thanks Firefighters With BBQ

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – For residents of YLP, this has been a stressful summer, with one suspicious fire after another keeping everyone on edge. One thing that helped residents hold on to some sense of safety and sanity was the quick and efficient response of their local firefighters, and folks in the YLP community wanted to say thanks.

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Hair Cut-A-Thon Benefits Boys & Girls Club

Submitted by Melanie Barker OAKHURST — Moxie Salon will host a Cut-A-Thon event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst (BGC) beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Business owner and stylist Stephenie Jewett along with stylists Carrie Diffey, Michelle Eads, Martin Arce, and Cheri Roderick wanted to have a grand opening with meaning. They chose Boys ...

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Judy Andes

Submitted by the artist Judy AndesSierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 30 My art comes from a strong appreciation of this beautiful mountain area and the valley below. My pastel paintings capture some of the places that have touched me and I want to share that feeling. My painting, “A Quiet Moment” can be seen at the Stellar Gallery in ...

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Gay Abarbanell

Submitted by the artist Gay AbarbanellSierra Art Trails 2013 Images flow in and through me and my camera as well as my pen, in a spirit dance which I strive to share in my photography and poetry. The beauty and mystery of the unique and the mundane beckon to be expressed in unusual, creative and even abstract forms. I incorporate ...

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Camille Fisher and Kaitlyn Fisher

Submitted by the artists Camille Fisher and Kaitlyn FisherSierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 64 and # 65 Camille Fisher (artist #64) is a creative, bright and lovely 9-year-old student at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES). She incorporates color playfully into her work, which is greatly inspired by her love of the natural sciences and by many generations of artists in ...

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