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Alzheimer’s Walk in Merced raises $73,000 this year

A corner of Applegate Park was painted purple last weekend for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Hundreds of people turned out to the event on Saturday morning, when the sun was still low in the sky and the weather was cool and comfortable. They were friends and family of Alzheimer’s victims, caregivers and survivors…

It’s a ‘Starry Night’ in Applegate Park

Those who frequent Applegate Park will notice a new bright burst of color that has been added to the walls of the recently restored Merced Open Air Theater (MOAT) near the Bear Creek Bike Path. Over the past weekend, local artist Monika Modest worked alongside of Ed Contreras to install her most recent public art mosaic. It’s Modest’s…

Dogs were barking up the right tree at Applegate Park

Applegate Park in Merced was filled with four-legged friends last Sunday as the Yosemite Kennel Club invited both club members and the public to participate in their Doggy Fun Day event. The day’s activities included everything from costume contests and agility courses to an array of resources for man’s best friend. Of course…

Zoo marks World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day, which is usually the second Saturday in May, was celebrated at Applegate Park Zoo on May 18 with a program entitled “All About Birds.” At the station set up on the grounds, visitors to the zoo could learn about birds from Abigail Dziegiel, a freelancer in the field of natural science illustration who led journaling…

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