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Where’s Waldo This Summer Season? Right Here!

OAKHURST — Where’s Waldo? In Oakhurst, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including Branches Books, Sierra Tel, ...

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Pancakes By The Pond For Cedar Valley Fire Department

OAKHURST — It’s time once again to enjoy pancakes by the pond at the Cedar Valley Fire Department and support your local first responders. The annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 6, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee — you’re supporting the ...

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Community Pitches In For Children’s Carnival

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra opened its doors on Saturday, June 15 for the annual Carnival day, featuring games, arts and crafts, interactive educational activities and free entry to the hands-on discovery center. Representatives from Cal Fire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Ambulance and other community organizations were on hand to enhance the experience for the ...

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All Aboard! Historic Railroad Opens For The Season

FISH CAMP – The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad opens this weekend and now, before the crowds of summer arrive, is a beautiful time to visit. Tickets are available starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 6. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers ...

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Mariposa Festival Features Butterflies, Parade And Skydivers

MARIPOSA – Every year on the first weekend of May, vendors, musicians and celebrants from all over the world gather for a family event that seeks to educate and celebrate the butterfly, along with Mariposa County. The Mariposa Butterfly Festival kicks off this year on Saturday, May 4, with a healthy-kids run, competitive trail run, and caterpillar crawl, followed by ...

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Saving The Local Little League Field Is A Community Effort

OAKHURST — Supporters and organizers gathered at Sierra Mountain Little League (SMLL) fields last week as Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra presented a $5,000 check to the SMLL Board of Directors. The money will go toward construction of a desperately needed retaining wall at the back of the little league field where about 175 local kids ages 4 – 12 ...

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Challengers Little League Team Wants Better Access To Field

OAKHURST — There’s a ball field, and there’s a team. Problem is, the team can’t navigate the field. Despite its popularity, our busy local Little League field has inadequate access for about 20 softball players with special needs, say parents — and organizers agree. From walkers to wheelchairs, it’s extremely difficult to get around the facility. Severe disrepair and a lack ...

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The Big Local List Of Holiday Happenings

With so many special events and activities taking place over the next several 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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Free Showing Of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

OAKHURST — Grab someone you love and get ready for an afternoon of nostalgia as the Oakhurst Branch Library invites everyone to a free family movie matinee, celebrating gratitude. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be screened on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in the library’s community room. Water, soda and popcorn will be available to purchase for a discounted ...

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Trunk Or Treat At Mariposa’s Historic Courthouse

MARIPOSA — For trunkers, set-up starts at 4 p.m. There’s also a contest for best-decorated trunk — vehicles and attached trunk must be incorporated into the display. Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. (MSF) was founded in 2003 as the Child Abuse Prevention Council for Mariposa County. The goal of MSF is to promote safe and healthy families by collaborating with service ...

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