Fall "Community Edition" Newsletter

Preparations are well underway for the fifth annual Madera Pomegranate Festival, which takes place Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Madera Municipal Airport from 10AM to 4PM. The event is organized by the Madera Tourism Alliance, a committee of the Madera Chamber of Commerce.

"On behalf of the Madera Chamber, I would like to invite everyone to come out and join us for this fun-filled event, it's a great outing for the entire family, "Liz Salas, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated. "The Tourism Alliance Committee and Chamber staff is working hard to bring yet another great event to our community this year."

"The momentum is building and exciting things are falling into place for this year's Pomegranate Festival. The annual event celebrates what Madera does best! Agriculture is Madera's #1 industry and the event takes place during November which is National Pomegranate Month. To encourage everyone to join the fun we offer free admission and parking." Julie Herd, Chairwoman, Madera Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Alliance Committee, says.

New this year are nuts...since nothing pairs better with Pomegranates than Nuts!  There will be pomegranate and nut inspired food, cooking demos from local chefs throughout the day incorporating both elements, and educational briefings on pomegranates.

Other popular attractions include a presentation from the Fresno Chaffee Zoomobile, art classes from the Madera County Arts Council, children's games, crafts, face painting, inflatables and a photo booth from the Madera Parks Department.  Also returning, is a display of various aircraft as well as skydivers from Madera Parachute Center, the Children's stage featuring local dance, karate and other talented youth, a Fossil Dig hosted by the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County and a classic car show.

This year we will have music by Blues Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bakersfield Country Music Association; the Richie Blue's Band who plays anything from the Blues to Country and everything in between.

"We'll have vendors selling the fruit itself, plus pomegranate-scented candles, jellies and anything else you could think of involving pomegranate and nuts, and probably some things you didn't know could incorporate the fruit," reported Debi Bray, President/CEO.

The Madera Municipal Airport is located at 4020 Aviation Drive, Madera. 

To learn more about the festival, visit www.PomegranateFestival.com or www.Facebook.com/PomegranateFestival, or call the Madera Chamber of Commerce at 559-673-3563.

We are still accepting sponsor and vendor applications!  
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RAAN

What is RAAN?

The Real-Time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) is a free, state of the art system specifically designed to inform Valley residents about local air quality based on the following tools:
  • Online, 24/7 access to the most up-to-date hourly air quality information for your area;
  • Automated email or text notification whenever air quality is poor in your area;
  • Specific health guidelines for outdoor exercise based on 5 different air quality levels.

How to get started?

Additional Educational Tools

RAAN is part of a comprehensive package of air quality program focused on giving information to the public. Additional air quality information programs include:

Questions about RAAN?

To contact an Air District representative, please email public.education@valleyair.org, or call your nearest regional office at:
  • Northern Region (Modesto): 209-557-6400
  • Central Region (Fresno): 559-230-6000
  • Southern Region (Bakersfield): 661-392-5500
  • After-hours emergency contact: 559-284-6317
 
OLD TIMER'S DAY PARADE &
BOOTHS IN THE PARK

Saturday, September 26

Presented by the Downtown Association and the Historical Society


The fun begins at 10:00AM with a parade down Yosemite and ends with booths at
Courthouse Park.  Arrive early to find a good spot.  

If your group is interested in participating in the parade or a vendor booth in the park,
click the following links -  PARADE or VENDOR BOOTH or come by the
Chamber Office at 120 North E Street.  




WASTE TIRE AMNESTY EVENT

September 26

Event participation is by reservation only.  For more information or to make a reservation, please call 559.661.5082


Keep Madera Beautiful

If you see graffiti in progress, report it to one of the numbers below immediately!

Graffiti Hotline & Clean Up     
559.661.5119 or 559.675.4242

Graffiti In Progress

559.498.7867

Crime Stoppers

559.675.4200
 



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