The second season of operation for a local butterfly sanctuary launched with about 200 monarch butterflies fluttering in a greenhouse.
A sobriety and drivers license check point screened approximately 360 vehicles on Gateway Drive, and netted two drivers under the influence according to the California Highway Patrol.
Wine lovers and winemakers celebrated California Wine Month, and especially the Madera region known for dessert and port-style wines, during a wine tasting reception at Cru Winery.
Both McNally Park and the John W. Wells Youth Center saw more than 40 volunteers arrive at each site as part of the Love Madera effort for community betterment.
A team of parishioners from the Madera Fellowship of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church who are also health care professionals lectured on the advantages of adopting a diet free of animal products.
Nathaniel Chase, 22, of Coarsehold was named Madera County’s Hero of the Year.
For any high school football team, a homecoming win is expected by team and fans alike.