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The Friends of the Library could use more help with all the sorting of donated books. Books are categorized by condition and category, then either put in the continuing book sale downstairs in the library or saved for the large seasonal sales.

Vivian Young took this photo of a female Valley Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) on a large sunflower that she has growing in her yard.

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The Tehachapi Prostate Cancer Support Group is pleased to announce that Dr. James Cusator, M.D. will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley hospital, 1100 Magellan Drive, in the Executive Conference Room.

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Tehachapi has been home to a variety of ethnic groups in its history. Among these were the Basque people, who have one of the oldest continuous cultures in Europe. The Basques are a hardy people inhabiting the Pyrenees Mountains and valleys that straddle the border between Spain and France. …

At their Aug. 8 meeting, Tehachapi Rotary hosted local artist Dwight Dreyer. Dreyer is president of the newly formed Tehachapi Arts Commission, an affiliate of the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council. Their mission is to bring representational fine art and art collectors to Tehachapi.

Hooray! Around the country it is that favorite time of year for annual fairs and festivals, and free food. The First Baptist Church, located at 1049 S. Curry St., will provide all three from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the quad area of the church.

Men from churches all over Tehachapi have come together to meet every Tuesday night for Together Men’s Ministries. This event is geared to build Christ-centered men in the community.

Local couple Darrel and Barbara Reddig recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. The couple met in Bakersfield and married Aug. 15, 1959.

Ivey Rezayat is the raffle winner from the Sip Sip Hooray! Wine Walk, with a trip donated by Jenni Richard of Travel by Jenni. The resort stay is at the Ocean Maya Royale, a short distance from Cancun, Mexico, in a quiet, secluded area with its own private beach.

Fiddlers Crossing has presented a wide range of acoustically-based music styles since its opening in 2010. From traditional folk to contemporary Americana, bluegrass, acoustic blues, old-time American dance music, singer-songwriters to jazz and even world-punk, with the recent appearance of …

From all the members of the Parade Committee, we wish everyone the best during the Tehachapi Mountain Festival. To put on the parade, it takes many hours of planning and preparation. It is through the hard work of the committee members that we are enabled to put on such an event.

The art for this year's Tehachapi Mountain Festival was created once again through the graphics sparkle of the artists at 'hachapi Tees, serving Tehachapi with a smile since 1989! They no longer have their retail shop, but still serve Tehachapi and beyond at the same phone number 661-822-699…

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District will present the Mountain Gallop 5K/10K on Saturday, Aug. 17. Entrants will meet at Aspen Builders Activity Center/West Park. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race will start at 7 a.m.

I would like to welcome all of you to the 56th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival. Remember, this festival would not be possible without the help of the many invaluable volunteers and sponsors. I say a big “Thank You” to all of you. To our many guests, please enjoy all the fun activities we …

In the summer of 1970, David Reeves Carpenter moved to Los Angeles from Woodstock, Vt. David, and his then-partner Buck Gregory, through Third Story Music, were signed to Motown Records under the “Natural Resources” label.

The Black Gold Cloggers demonstration team, led by Loni O'Donley, is from Bakersfield. The club was established 36 years ago. The members of BGC come from the clogging class that is offered by city of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks.

Five seasoned musicians have come together to do what they love best — play rock'n'roll and old-school R&B. The New Vinyl really knows how to show people a good time. The band members are Josh Rich (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Pat Shoptaw (vocals, drums), Phil Serpico (vocals, bass), Danny…

Before heading to any of the festival events on Saturday, Aug. 18, come and enjoy breakfast sponsored by The America Legion Post 221 and prepared by the Kids Clubs of Tehachapi in the Veterans Hall at 125 E. F St.

Mountain Festival brings the quiet little town of Tehachapi into a full bloom of family fun time. From festival activities in the park to the flag waving, cheering crowds lining the parade route, Mountain Festival is sure to please one and all. One of the many highlights of Mountain Festival…

The Good Time Badges have the theme and official logo of the 56th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival on them. The cost per badge in $2. When purchasing your Good Time Badge, please remember that proceeds go back into our wonderful community.

For more than 20 years, Jason and Christal have been entertaining audiences both large and small. 18 years ago, Christal and Jason first met while being a part of a musical stage production. During this time Jason also performed as a musician on a semi-professional circuit in the Reno area.

Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, owned and operated by the Jadric family, has been part of the Tehachapi community for more than 27 years. The center offers instruction in a variety of martial arts including Tae Kwon Do, Combat Hapkido, Kung Fu and Tai Chi.