March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

With a little help from his friends

Storyteller Peter Cook (center) got a little help from some local youngsters during the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday afternoon at the Storytelling Festival. More...

Fire Safe Council gets new leaders

Jan Hamilton, who with her late husband, Bob Hamilton, founded the Firesafe Council in 1998, passed the chair of the Firesafe Board of Directors to Bob Bartholomew at the Firesafe Council’s annual meeting in March. More...

La Sierra Guild takes over restaurant

La Sierra Guild, one of Children’s Hospital Central California Guilds, will host a “restaurant take-over” in conjunction with Ducey’s on the Lake. More...

Yosemite holds workshops on MRP

Yosemite National Park is currently working on the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River (MRP). More...

Second ServSafe course scheduled

Due to high demand, a second one-day ServSafe Certification Class will be offered by The Business Alliance of Tuolumne County for food handlers and owners of all food service facilities in Tuolumne, Calaveras, and Mariposa Counties. More...

Balance workshop set in late March

A “Balance and Mobility Workshop to Prevent Falls” will be held Wednesday March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Senior Center. More...

UCM leads roundtable on issues facing parks

From California’s Sierra foothills to Sweden’s Tyresta forest, the problems facing the world’s national parks and reserved lands are immense and require a new way of thinking.  More...

History comes alive

History came to life at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on March 10, as the “History Alive” program brought it to audiences. Above left, the blacksmith shop was up and running. More...

Kings Canyon Mystery is topic of talk

“Kings Canyon Mystery” is the topic of a free program at the Mariposa Museum and History Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. More...

Moving forward

Mariposa Habitat for Humanity’s first home is making progress toward completion. Above, the sign that marks the home’s site is flanked by construction trucks. More...

Rebekah Lodge serves breakfast in La Grange

The monthly breakfast of La Grange Rebekah Lodge #323 is always the third Sunday. The next breakfast is Sunday, March 20 when the menu is ham and cheese omelette, pancakes, biscuits and gravy with coffee and juice included. More...

Dinner benefits Search and Rescue

The first annual fund raiser dinner to benefit Mariposa County Search and Rescue (SAR) will be held Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A.  Dinner includes chicken and ribs for $20 per person. More...

SDA School holds community yard sale

Residents are invited to a community yard sale, sponsored by the Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist School, at 4994 11th Street (across from Happy Burger) to begin on Sunday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Manna House gives Easter groceries

It is time to celebrate. Manna House wants to help those in need by providing a bag of Easter groceries.  Sign ups begin on March 21 at Manna House, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. More...

Volunteers plan for Spring Fling

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers are preparing for their annual Spring Fling fund raiser. It's scheduled for April 9 at the senior center on Spriggs Lane.  More...

Pickard continues at the Habitat helm

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County held its annual meeting on March 3, and elected Bob Pickard as president for a second year. The board welcomed new members, Pat Eby and Ron Sexton. More...

Mariposa added to FEMA disaster list

On March 3, at the request of Mike Dayton, the acting Agency Secretary for the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), Madera and Mariposa counties were added by the Federal Emergency Management Agency  FEMA), to the 10 original Califo More...

Farm Bureau serves rib dinner

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau will be having a pork rib dinner on March 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stagg Hall in Hornitos.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12. An extra plate of ribs is $5. More...

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