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Christmas Tree Lighting and Bake-Off in North Fork

NORTH FORK – Please join us for this annual community event on Friday, Dec.  6, from 4 – 6 p.m. in downtown North Fork, as we set the holiday season aglow with the lighting of our living pine Christmas Tree, along with the 2nd annual Bake-Off! This year promises to be better than ever as jumbo ornaments, provided by the ...

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Public Passover Seder To Be Held In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Call it Passover in the pines. For two nights next week, Rabbi Shlomo Menkes and his wife Aliza plan to preside over public Passover seders at their 92-acre retreat in North Fork. “These will be the first public seders in our area in at least 10 or 15 years,” Menkes says. “They could be the first ever.” ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Safety Takes Planning, Says CHP

SACRAMENTO – The celebrations and parties that may highlight St. Patrick’s Day often lead to tragedy when impaired drivers take to the roads. On Mar. 17, 2018, 1 person was killed and 48 were injured in collisions caused by driving under the influence (DUI) in California, according to CHP officials. Statewide, 131 people were involved in DUI collisions on St. ...

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CHP Brings Holiday Cheer To Dozens Of Senior Citizens

OAKHURST – Dozens of our local “seasoned citizens” were blessed with Christmas gifts as the Oakhurst Area CHP held their second annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” event. The CHP office has been gathering and wrapping gifts for the past few weeks and on Tuesday they brightened the holidays for dozens of seniors at Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre ...

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Public Coffee House Serves Free Christmas Breakfast And Dinner

NORTH FORK – On Friday, Dec. 21, Public Coffee House will be serving a free Mountain Community Christmas dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a dinner of glazed ham, green bean casserole, rice pilaf and other goodies. Then on Saturday, Dec. 22, the crew at PCH will be serving up a Community Christmas breakfast of ...

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10th Annual Oakhurst Outpouring Returns To Its Roots

OAKHURST – The mood will be especially festive this particular holiday season for anyone connected to the Outpouring in Oakhurst: this marks the tenth year of the community celebration of Christmas, a free community feast open to everyone. All are invited to the Oakhurst Outpouring on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. As ...

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Madera Sheriff’s Deputies And Camarena Health Spread Holiday Cheer

MADERA COUNTY – Nearly a dozen people were thrilled to have been pulled over by sheriff’s deputies last week when they were presented with holiday gifts rather than citations. On the afternoon of Dec.11, Camarena Health CEO Paulo Soares and Director of Programs and Business Development Nichole Mosqueda joined Madera County Sheriff’s Office Problem Oriented Policing Team members Deputy Mike ...

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The Big Local List Of Christmas And Holiday Happenings

With so many special events and activities taking place over the next few weeks, we thought it would be helpful to compile a timely list of all the entertainment-related and community-oriented holiday happenings in the mountain area between now and December 25. If we missed anything, let us know and we’ll gladly add it to the Big Local List of ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Festive Holiday Concert

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (MSO) belatedly kicks off its 17th season with a popular Mariposa tradition: the MSO’s annual Festive Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. The MSO’s scheduled October opening concert of the new season had to be canceled due to MSO Founder/ Conductor Les ...

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Drop Off Your Gift To Make Christmas Merry For A Local Senior

OAKHURST – During the holiday season, we may tend to focus on making Christmas merry for kids. However, our local California Highway Patrol reminds everyone of the seniors who may need some special attention. The Oakhurst CHP invites you to “Be a Santa to a Senior” and make the holidays special for those who may not be on anyone’s Christmas ...

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