April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Small Wonders return to festival

can be dropped off at Daily and Company at 5100 Highway 140, or the Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Art Gallery located at 5022 Highway 140, Mariposa. More...

County recognizes victims of crime

Violent crime is on the rise in Mariposa County, and its victims are left to try to piece their lives back together. Locally, the District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness program exists to help them, and the community heal.  More...

Taber leads Raymond parade

Regina Harlow Taber will serve as grand marshal of the community’s springtime parade on Saturday, April 20. Raymond’s 28th annual Parade and Family Fun Day runs all day, from 9 a.m. More...

Master Gardeners plan for plant sale

There is nothing like a juicy, home-grown tomato--or like a juicy, home-grown cantaloupe, onion, zucchini, cucumber, blackberry or ear of corn--or like fresh thyme, basil, rosemary or dill.  But starting plants from seed is a hassle and buying p More...

Wine benefits Park Foundation

Adler Fels Winery, in partnership with the National Park Foundation-- the official charity of America's national parks --has announced the release of the highly anticipated National Parks Wine Collection. More...

JMGC opens

After several years of hard work and planning, a highway dedication for the Historic John Muir Route in 2010 and three John Muir Festivals, the John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC) is open.  More...

BVFD serves breakfast with sale

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

4-H plans for MS bike-a-thon on Sunday

The Mariposa County 4-H citizenship project is planning a bike-a-thon to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 21. It is open to the public, and all ages are invited to participate.  More...

VFW hosts meeting and plans activities

Mariposa American Legion Post 567 hosted the 12th District Meeting in March. More...

Habitat hosts introductory dinner

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is hosting a benefit dinner to introduce its second partner family, Chanthira Lesher and her two-year-old daughter. More...

Church presents ‘Roadmap for Life’

On Saturday, April 20, the Oakhurst Christian Science church will present “Roadmap for Life,” a free, inspirational talk for everyone.  In his “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus left the world a map for going higher in life. More...

Open Invitation

This special section of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE is available to Mariposa County religious and spiritual leaders to share their individual messages. More...

Fairgrounds plans for Summer Fest

The 2013 Mariposa Summer Fest will be held on June 29 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds from 4 to 7 p.m. This is an event of sampling different sausages and beers.  More...

Accused murderer will stand trial

One of the men accused of the February, 2012, murder of Gerald Fontes of Madera, will stand trial on those charges. Richard Mirelez, Jr. was held to answer on the charges following a preliminary hearing on April 9.  More...

Board looks at guidelines for the coming budget year

It may not be time to prepare a budget for fiscal year 2013-14 just yet, but the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is already thinking about the process. More...

MCS sets Denim Day with support

Mountain Crisis Services (MCS) is marking April as Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Month with the annual observance of Denim Day on Wednesday, April 24. More...

CASA hires new executive director

Gail Spilos, president of the Board of Directors of CASA of Mariposa County, has introduced Caroline E. More...

Yosemite Area Audubon offers new bird photography workshop

Visible, highly active and often colorful and songful, birds bring much joy and inspiration to people’s lives. More...

Golden Agers seek new board member

The Mariposa Golden Agers currently have a vacancy on their board of directors.  The board’s primary function is to oversee the upkeep and maintenance of the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Anyone who is 55 years of age o More...

Horner talks about YAAS with Rotary

Speaking to fellow Rotarians, local Audubon Society member, Dan Horner, introduced an ongoing Yosemite Area Audubon Society program in Mariposa, Madera and Merced counties. More...

CCC hosts a town hall meeting

Don Florence, Mariposa County Emergency Services planner, and District 2 Supervisor Merlin Jones will be making presentations at a town hall Meeting set for Tuesday evening, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. More...

4-H seeks leader

Mariposa County 4-H Youth Development Program is looking for a 4-H community club volunteer leader for a new club forming in the area of Mariposa town/Midpines/ El Portal areas. More...

MCS wants new volunteer members

Mountain Crisis Services (MCS) is hosting a volunteer training this May, and the organization is looking for more volunteers. More...

MLJC celebrates Passover in Jamestown

Taking place on the 33rd day after the end of Passover, Lag B’Omer. is a festive holiday on the Jewish calendar. It is a popular day for weddings, picnics, youthful celebrations and bonfires. More...

Chilly but bright

Tuesday morning brought bright sunshine but chilly temperatures to Mariposa County. Even in the low country shown above, it was near freezing at dawn. More...

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