November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Art is the focus in Yosemite

This year along the Merced River corridor a weekend of art and local shopping is planned. More...

Legion serves waffle breakfast

Mariposa American Legion Post 567 invites everyone to stop by for a waffle and strawberry breakfast as they get ready for a fun day at the Merry Mountain Christmas Festival and Parade. The legion will be serving from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Christmas parade entries sought

The Mariposa Merry Mountain Christmas Parade is right around the corner and many parade enthusiasts in Mariposa are already busy preparing for this fun-filled lighted Christmas Parade.  As event chairperson, Heidi Dulcich said, “It is all More...

World AIDS Day marked

Dec. 1 is the 24th annual World AIDS Day. In observance John C. Fremont Healthcare District will host an informational open house on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the JCF Home Health office at 5108 Highway 140, Mariposa.  More...

Fun on the ice

The Curry Village Ice Rink is now open in Yosemite Village. The rink’s first session is from 3:30 to 6 p.m., and and the second session is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. weather permitting. More...

Holiday breakfast served in Coulterville

On Dec. 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Yosemite Bank helps

Rae Sanchez of Manna House accepts $1,000 check from Matt Foraker of Yosemite Bank for holiday grocery distribution. Yosemite Bank encourages others to give at any level. More...

SCOPE keeps up local patrol

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s SCOPE community policing effort is comprised solely of volunteers from the local area. More...

Residents can honor loved ones

John C. Fremont Hospice will hold the 18th annual Light Up a Life service of remembrance on Wednesday, Dec. 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane, Mariposa.  The candlelight ceremony, sponsored by John C. More...

Holiday gifts that keep on giving

(Family Features--Contributed) If you’re looking for something different to give as a holiday gift this year, you might want to consider a gift that’s more than just “stuff.” Many individuals and families are looking for alter More...

County seeks forms from Whitlock residents

The County of Mariposa is requesting that all residents who own property along West Whitlock Road sign and return the right-of-entry form to the public works department as soon as possible. The form was mailed to residents on Oct. 23, and Nov. More...

Tutors sought

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the Read and Succeed adult literacy program. More...

Holiday blues: How to ward off and help with depression

Everything is merry and bright, right?  Well it may look that way, but for many, the holidays are a difficult time emotionally. Some of the hype of the holidays can throw normally stable people into a funk. More...

Meet the postmaster

Robin Clover (right) became Mariposa’s new postmaster during a swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 20. Administering the oath is Stockton-based regional supervisor Bobbi Riley. More...

AROUND THE TOWN

Robbery arrests spark local voices

The Nov. 13 arrests of four suspects charged with September’s robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum has been a topic of conversation for the past two weeks.  More...

Shoppers should beware during the holiday season

It’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping is already underway and will increase in earnest during the upcoming holiday season. More...

FOREST MANAGEMENT

Future drought could set bark beetles loose

A University of Colorado study this month cements the connection between drought and bark-beetle infestation that periodically devastates pine forests.  The mountain pine beetle is present in Yosemite, but local conditions have not kicked the po More...

AAUW hosts speech contest

The American Association of University Women invites the community to the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 for its second annual speech competition titled “Sexual Harassment in Schools… big deal!”  More...

Santa visits bank

Santa Claus will be visiting Yosemite Bank on Friday, Dec. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.  Santa will be passing out candy canes to all the boys and girls who come to see him.  Cookies, punch and coffee will also be provided for everyone to enjoy. More...

Scouts ring bells

Boy Scout Troop 94 and Cub Scout Pack 94 will be ringing bells and collecting money for the Salvation Army donation kettle on Saturday Dec. 22 at Pioneer Market at 5034 Coakley Circle in Mariposa.  More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Modern Era - Part II

Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism and Surrealism--these were just some of the “isms” which went to define the Modern Era of art. More...

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