Ice cream social can help beat heat

Ponderosa Basin Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club is hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Basin Fire Station, 5618 Creek Road in Mariposa. The event is free and will feature homemade ice cream and desserts. Donations will be accepted, and the money goes to […]

Celebrating Yosemite

Three wishes for prayer

Once upon a time, a young bachelor was walking on the beach and stumbled upon a glass jar. He picked it up out of the sand and admiring the beauty of the jar, began to rub it. Out popped a genie who said, “I will grant you three wishes.” “Well, first, I’d like a million dollars,” the young man requested. […]

Thank you

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers would like to thank the Mariposa community for another successful spring fling. Along with the members of the community who attended this event, we’d like to recognize and thank the following individuals who helped to make our event special We want to thank our entertainers, Martha Eads and Gay Dunn, the youth from the […]

Thank you

Northside Pet Connection held its annual yard sale on June 7 and 8 and it was a success. Thanks to community members who donated hundreds of items, to volunteers who made the sale happen, and to everyone who showed up and bought stuff. We took in just over $1,900. Since this event is NPC’s biggest fundraiser of the year, we […]

Clifford “Smitty” Smith

Clifford “Smitty” Smith was born in Fresno on Oct. 31, 1918 and died on June 26, 2014 in Union City, Calif. He was a resident of Mariposa for 40-plus years before moving to the Masonic retirement home in Union City. He retired from PG&E as a line foreman working in Fresno and Merced before transferring to Mariposa in 1957. The […]

Golden Agers host bingo

Everyone over the age of 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa on the first Friday of each month. July’s date is this Friday, July 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Pull tabs and big pots are available. Food is available at the event, […]

Gardeners change answer line day

Beginning July 3, the northern Mariposa County Master Gardener answer line is changing its office day to Thursday, and walk-ins are welcome. For help with home gardening problems, advice on what to plant or for information on plant care, the help line is staffed from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lake Don Pedro Community Services office, 9751 Merced Falls […]

Barbecue and music are set for Blazin’ Hog

The planning committee for the Blazin’ Hog Barbecue Competition and Zydeco Music Festival is getting ready for the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event is put on by the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. Barbecue cooks who wish to compete should sign up as soon as […]

Work on Tioga Road is on weekdays only

The Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project started last month, and will continue through Sept. 30, 2015. No delays are scheduled for July 4 or for weekends, however. Road crews will be working on a 15-mile segment of Tioga Road from the Crane Flat intersection to just east of White Wolf Campground. There will also be delivery trucks using the full Tioga […]