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Pancakes And Pictures With Santa At The Pines

BASS LAKE — Anyone looking for an opportunity to meet the white bearded man from the North Pole, while indulging in breakfast delights, take note. The Pines Resort at Bass Lake offers a nice family breakfast with a view of the lake, followed by a visit with Santa. It’s a BYOC event, which means that mama-razzi, paparazzi, grand-razzi and others are reminded to “bring ...

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Oakhurst Community Band Holiday Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Band presents its Fall Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Mountain Christian Center. The show starts at 3 p.m. This is the 12th season for the popular group, and admission to the concert, as always, is free. Featuring music from Gabriel Faure, Frank Tichelo and Jose Feliciano, along with other holiday favorites, the concert ...

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Know Someone Serving? Soroptimist Military Care Packages

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson OAKHURST – Once again this year the local Soroptimist International (S.I.) of the Sierras will be sending free holiday gift packages to men and women in the armed services. Included in the packages are homemade goodies, gum, candies, a Sierra Star newspaper and a holiday card from members of the organization to remind our service ...

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Lasers And Boat Show Light Up Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Independence Day was celebrated last weekend it all its glorious forms, from time-honored events like pancake breakfasts and small-town parades, to family picnics, barbecue dinners, patriotic displays and even a laser light show over the lake. “We offered a safe alternative to fireworks, at no charge,” says Michelle Miller of Miller’s Landing, who is secretary of the ...

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Local Last Minute Holiday Gifts

MOUNTAIN AREA – We asked readers on Facebook to send photographs of the great local holiday gift they’d like to recommend to friends in the foothills, and we’d publish the ideas. So, here goes: Click on images to enlarge and for purchase information. Any local mountain-area business was invited to send in one image of the greatest gift idea they ...

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Santa Spotted At Sierra Tel

OAKHURST – In the midst of what is surely his busiest time of year, Santa Claus took the time to stop by Sierra Tel for a day, to personally check in with local kids and find out what they want for Christmas. The jolly, red-suited fellow’s annual visit to Sierra Tel is a tradition Santa maintains every year, no matter ...

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Christmas Decorations and Reflections in Yosemite Valley

The leaves had long dropped off of the deciduous trees, their colorful fall displays of reds and yellows long gone. But there are always some colors and shapes to reflect in the Merced River, no matter what the season is. We took a drive through Yosemite Valley to check out the reflections since the last storms raised the water level. ...

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Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar

YOSEMITE – We headed up to Yosemite Valley to check out the annual Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar in Curry Village. The place was packed with all kinds of artists. There were so many beautiful products for sale. Photographers, paintings, and watercolors of Yosemite and the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and animals were there for you to look through but it was ...

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The Wolf Is At The Door

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s December 20th Festive Holiday Concert will feature a special musical gift to all children aged 4 to 104: Serge Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated from the podium by MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The story of Peter and a bird, a duck, a cat, a fierce wolf and Peter’s grandfather is one of the most beloved ...

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Songs Of The Season This Saturday

NORTH FORK – Amidst poinsettias and Christmas greens, the North Fork Community Choir and the Sierra High Mountain Chorale will perform old favorites and new holiday music at the annual “Songs of the Season,” this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Kennedy Hall at North Fork School. This event has been a holiday favorite for 14 years, bringing a stirring end ...

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