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Treetop Gallery To Feature The Work Of Local Artists

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of three local artists – photographer Ryan Alonzo, sculptor Jackie Baxton, and painter Trowzers Akimbo. The reception will be held on Friday, July 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. ...

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Yosemite Music Festival: Everything Is Better in the Mountains

MARIPOSA – Mariposa is a small mountain town just outside Yosemite National Park that is home to the annual Yosemite Music Festival. Ask any Mariposa resident what they like about living here and you will undoubtedly get some variation of “everything is just better in the mountains.” Come experience this for yourself at the 2018 Yosemite Music Festival Friday and ...

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MSO Welcomes Guest Conductor From “Sister Orchestra”

MARIPOSA – On June 10, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden guest-conducted the Health & Wellness Community Orchestra in Fort Collins, Colo. Marsden had been asked to lead that orchestra in a performance of his “Wilderness – Our Necessary Refuge” from his “Our Nation’s Nature” cycle, heard throughout the Yosemite region in 2016. While being ...

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Local Youth Artists Shine At PCH Art Competition

Written by Cassandra Hepburn-Callis – NORTH FORK – On Saturday, June 9, Public Coffee House (PCH) had its first Youth Art Gallery Opening and Art Competition. Ten youth artists, ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old, competed in various forms of visual art . We saw some amazing artwork from our mountain youth and were impressed with their ...

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Join Local CHP Officers For Coffee With A Cop

OAKHURST – Join your local CHP officers at the Cool Bean Cafe on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for “Coffee With A Cop.” Coffee With A Cop is as simple as it sounds – an opportunity to share a cup of coffee and some conversation with your local officers. There’s no agenda at this event, just a ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Katie Joaquin

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Katie Joaquin on Wednesday, June 20 at the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit ...

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Blues And Honky-Tonk On Stage At The Mariposa Art Park

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series, “Music on the Green,” features the honky-tonk country music of The Danny Millsap Band on Friday, June 15; and the powerful electric blues of Mike Hammer & The Nails on Saturday, June 16. Honky-tonk veterans, The Danny Millsap Band, made their Music on the Green debut in 2016, and ...

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Take Your Dad For Pancakes, Support Your Local Firefighters

COARSEGOLD – The folks at the Yosemite Lakes Volunteer Fire Department have a great idea for Father’s Day – take your dad to breakfast at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse, and support Station 10 in the bargain. They will be serving up pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ and coffee from 8 to 11 a.m. There will also be t-shirts and stickers, ...

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Madera County Cops Carry Torch For Special Olympics

MADERA – Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County are gearing up for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 12. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. This year’s Opening Ceremonies will be hosted at 7 a.m. at Courthouse Park in Madera. The ...

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North Fork Students Present “The Lion King” Musical

NORTH FORK – The students at North Fork School are busy rehearsing for their presentation of “The Lion King,” a musical directed by Jenny Prescott. The community is invited to attend the play on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in Kennedy Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Homemade desserts, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase by ...

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