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Holiday Toy And Bicycle Giveaway, Santa Is Making His List

Written by Paul Hall – COARSEGOLD – The third annual Bicycle & Toy Giveaway for underprivileged mountain kids is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event is a collaborative effort with G’ma and Pappa’s Motorcycle Apparel and the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club based in Coarsegold. Last year, children ages 3 to 12 years from all over ...

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A Bit Of Rain Doesn’t Dampen The Real Danger Of Wildfire

SACRAMENTO – Despite most of California experiencing mild weather conditions heading into the holiday weekend, this is not the time to let your guard down when it comes to wildfires. Since Jan. 1, Cal Fire has responded to over 1,200 wildfires that have burned nearly 8,000 acres, and crews are still working on the Experimental Fire, that burned nearly 60 ...

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How Hard Is It To Fasten That Seat Belt?

SACRAMENTO – For most of us, it’s a habit. You get behind the wheel, you pull that strap over and click your seat belt into place. Over the upcoming holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is going to assist us all in reinforcing that habit during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) where the use of seat belts will be the ...

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Winery-Sage: Pairing Holiday Desserts And Wines

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  It’s the “final course” of our Holiday Food & Wine Pairing blog feature. After helping educate readers on general wine pairing tips, and specifics on pairing with appetizer dishes and main courses, we’re now ready to bring it all home with everyone’s favorite topic … Desserts! Depending on your sweet tooth, this is either the ...

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Join The Community Choir For The Holiday Season

NORTH FORK — Don’t think that just because it’s in North Fork and you’re not, you can’t join the amazing North Fork Community Choir. We have members from as far away as Fresno and Nipinnawasee who join us every week to raise their voices in celebration of the holiday season, and perform for the community the first Saturday in December. ...

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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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