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Pedal Forward Brings Biking to Oakhurst

IN THE July 17 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



When the pandemic hit, friends Michael Broderick and Jorge Negrete were at a loss on what to do next after they were furloughed from their hospitality jobs at Tenaya Lodge. The two share an interest in biking, so they decided that since there wasn’t one in their native town of Oakhurst, they decided to give the community it’s only go-to bike shop in quite some time. That became the origins of the Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure shop.

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Golden Chain Theatre: Our Common Journey

IN THE May 19 ISSUE

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by James Mierkey


How many articles have you seen in the past few months that begin with, “This past year has been a challenge for all of us…”? Thoughts like this tend to shift my focus from “what is” to “what was,” and I think there is a danger in spending too much time there. We really can’t be blamed, though, it’s hard to not get stuck pondering lost opportunities, and especially lost loved ones. I lost my dad in August of 2020, and it hurts still today. But dad would want me to be resilient and keep moving forward. So, from a platform of remembrance of lost opportunities, lost loved ones, and my dad, I will try to keep my focus on “what can.”

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by Steven Sanchez



In the state of California, when you think of the havens that are considered vegan, you would imagine cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rarely would you think of the Central Valley. And by reputation, deservedly so. We are the agricultural capitol of the world, especially when it comes to meat and dairy. You can’t go a square mile in this area and not see a farm of some sort.

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Golden Chain Theatre Online Melodrama

IN THE July 15 ISSUE

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by Michael Van Buren



The Golden Chain Theatre is known for its summer melodramas. Since 1967, audiences have been booing, cheering, and enjoying free popcorn. But what was to happen in the summer of 2020 when gatherings of family and friends were not happening? How could we make sure that our patrons continue to smile beneath their masks?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This has been a difficult time for everyone. Not only are businesses closed that aren’t essential, but all events have been canceled as well. Many of those events have found creative ways to happen virtually, providing mostly free entertainment for those of us stuck in our homes. Community theatre has been hit particularly hard, canceling their shows has not only been disappointing for everyone, but they also don’t have those ticket sales coming in to help pay the bills.

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Mary Poppins at Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst

IN THE March 11 ISSUE

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by Michael Van Buren


The Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst, California, kicks off its 2020 season with the practically perfect, iconic musical: Mary Poppins. With a cast of over fifty and a large production crew making Mary’s magic come to life, this show promises to charm and enchant audiences with a story that they are familiar with and yet will bring surprises. Seasoned performers Caroline McDonald and George Rich take on the roles of Mary and Bert; both bringing something fresh to these well-known characters.

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by Jamie Letwinch


Tickets are going fast for the Golden Chain Theatre’s Feb. 14-16, one weekend only performance, of the interactive, comedy dinner-show, Contempt of Court, by David Landau.

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The Savannah Sipping Society On Stage in Oakhurst

IN THE August 21 ISSUE

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by Michael Van Buren



The Savannah Sipping Society opens August 23 at The Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst. It is a raucous comedy that follows the exploits of four downtrodden unattached Southern women trying to recapture their swag and reclaim their lives.

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by Jennifer Olsen



MOOoove over… Here comes a cattle stampede live on stage! Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst, CA presents the Tim Kelly comedy Here Come the Cows (or Never Say Moo in Mesa) beginning June 28. The annual summer melodrama, which allows for lots of audience participation, is packed with jokes, bound to have you laughing out loud. The melodrama has been a staple on the Golden Chain Theatre stage since its inception in 1967.

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Oliver! On Stage in Oakhurst

IN THE April 24 ISSUE

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by Michael Van Buren



Consider yourself at home as you join us in Oakhurst at the Golden Chain Theatre for its newest upcoming production, Oliver! The Tony and Olivier Award winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

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by Rebecca Potts


Nestled just south of Yosemite National Park in a little town called Oakhurst, sits a hidden gem full of imagination and talent. The Golden Chain Theatre was born in 1967 when a small group of residents decided they needed an attraction to encourage the tourists traveling to Yosemite to stop in their town.

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On The Road Again Part II

IN THE July 2 ISSUE

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by Diana Bulls



This is the second part of a three part series. The trip can actually be done all in one day, or you can break it up into two shorter trips. Trip One: Oakhurst; Trip Two: Oakhurst to Mariposa to Hornitos; Trip Three: Oakhurst to Hornitos to Coulterville.

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Summer Road Trip! Part 1

IN THE June 4 ISSUE

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by Diana Bulls



The first part of a three part series. The trip can actually be done all in one day, or you can break it up into several shorter trips. Trip One: Oakhurst; Trip Two: Oakhurst to Mariposa to Hornitos; Trip Three: Oakhurst to Hornitos to Coulterville.

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