October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Vintners’ Holidays are a fall highlight

The Ahwahnee Hotel is preparing for its fall classic. The 31st annual Vintners’ Holidays event series begins in November, welcoming more than 30 of California’s best winemakers. More...

EXTRATERRESTRIAL OBJECTS

Local people convinced meteor fell here

A meteor that lit up Central California convinced several residents that it fell in Mariposa County last week.  A group of neighbors were “out by the lake with flashlights looking for pieces,” reported Rita Billings, who was housesit More...

Mt. Crisis raises funds with photos

Patrick Pike Studios, located in downtown Mariposa at 4995 Seventh Street, will be offering free photo-shoots Halloween evening (Oct. 31) starting at 5 p.m. as part of a fundraising effort for Mountain Crisis Services. More...

Habitat secures $20,000 grant

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has received a $20,000 grant from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation. In 1969 Hillblom founded DHL, one of the first companies to offer fast overseas air delivery of documents and small packages.  More...

Crafters plan boutique

The Mariposa Crafters are planning for their 28th annual Christmas Boutique to be held Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Glad moon rises Oct. 27

Local alternative rock band, Moon In Leo, will be celebrating the spirit of Halloween with friends from the Mariposa Playhouse on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Mariposa Arts Park in downtown Mariposa starting at 6 p.m.  More...

Soroptimist seeks award applicants

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is seeking applicants for three awards to be granted to women in the community. More...

BVFD holds its breakfast and sale

The Bootjack Volunteers invite the community to its pancake breakfast/yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bootjack Firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane.  Volunteers will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. More...

Blood drive set

The community of Mariposa is saving lives with a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 25. A Central California Blood Center bloodmobile will park at Pioneer Market between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. Donors may signup with Phyllis Linnebur. More...

Gardeners teach about creating habitat gardens

Anyone who enjoys wildlife in their back yard is encouraged to come to a public workshop presented by the Master Gardeners of Mariposa County. The workshop is free and will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. More...

Santa’s Bazaar set

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their Annual Santa’s Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

North County celebrates the season

On Saturday, Oct 27, the Coulterville Main Street Merchants will be hosting the second annual “trunk or treat” celebration. This fun-filled, family event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

MLJC holds gathering

The Mother Lode Jewish Community is having a Fall Dinner Gathering on Saturday, Nov. 3 in downtown Sonora. This is a great time for people to catch up with old friends and meet some new folks.   Non-members are welcome. More...

Mural project honors Yosemite

The mural project, "Four Seasons of Yosemite," are four large beautiful walls of stained glass depicting the natural beauty of Yosemite during the seasons of the year. More...

AAUW holds speech contest

The American Association of University Women, Mariposa Branch, welcomes local high school students to participate in a speech contest. The title is “Sexual Harassment in Schools...Big deal?”  More...

Yosemite National Park reopens Mirror Lake trail

Yosemite National Park reopened the Mirror Lake Loop hiking trail on Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. More...

Woman to stand trial for dog death

The Mariposa woman jailed for leaving her dog in a hot car, allegedly causing its death, will stand trial beginning Jan. 8, 2013.  Carrie Landen, 41, was arrested at her Pinecrest Road home on Aug. 10. More...

Officers earn promotions at jail

Two recent promotions have occurred in the custody division of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies made the announcement on Oct. 19.  More...

Facebook creeper gets a year in jail

The man arrested and charged with preying on young girls, ages 12 to 15, through Facebook social media has been formally sentenced. Paul Jeffry Bennett, 22, was sentenced to 360 days in Mariposa County Jail on Oct. 20.  More...

Carrier and Mee

Campaign signs for Mariposa County Board of Supervisors District 5 candidates John Carrier and Ed Mee deck the Pine Tree Market in Wawona. More...

Park uses new methods to study Great Gray Owl

Among the diversity of wildlife in Yosemite National Park, approximately 150 Great Gray Owls call the Park home. This is approximately 65 percent of the Great Gray Owl population in the state of California. More...

Friends of NRA plan annual dinner

The Mariposa Friends of NRA committee invites everyone to its third annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building B.  Tickets are $45/each. More...

Looks like a super weekend

Mariposa will once again host the Trans Valley Football League’s Super Bowl games on Nov. 10 and 11. More...

CCC begins holiday planning

Members of the Coulterville Community Club (CCC) have inventoried supplies and have compiled a list of all of the food and supplies needed for this year’s holiday dinner, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Old Schoolhouse.  More...

MCRCD hosts 42nd plant sale

Mariposa County Resource Conservation District has announced its 42nd annual native tree, plant and seed sales, Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Ag building as well as in Coulterville Park on Saturday, Nov. More...

Harvest Festival set at New Life

The seventh annual Harvest Festival at New Life Christian Fellowship will be held in the church’s gym at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack on Sunday, Oct. More...

Goger speaks at Rotary

Having returned to her hometown, Cara Goger, Mariposa County Arts Council executive director, shared some good news with Rotarians. More...

Black and White Ball goes back to roaring 20s

“Tell ‘em Jessie B sent me.” That password and a ticket will get you in the door at Johnny C’s Speakeasy. This year John C. More...

Treetop Gallery opens

Less than six months after the Mariposa County Arts Council’s administrative offices and gallery were destroyed in the fire that leveled Mariposa’s Fifth Street block, the organization is More...

Classic cars draw huge crowd

Fuzzy dice decorate the rear view mirror in this 1951 Pontiac Chieftan Deluxe, owned by Clyde and Lorraine Cook. More...

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