Author: Angela Meyers

Fundraiser for 25 Year Old Kim Fares, Who is Battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Big Bear, Ca, February 21, 2012, 5:00pm – The Hacienda Grill will be holding a fundraiser for local 25 year old Kim Fares, who is currently fighting Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  The Hacienda Grill will donate 30% of their proceeds from orders off their regular menu on Wednesday, February 21st, and will also donate 50 cents for each “like” they get on their Facebook page.  Kim moved to Big Bear from San Diego three years ago, and loves snowboarding, the lake, music and dancing.  She was diagnosed in November, and cut her hair in January and donated it before starting chemo.  According to friends, her spirits are high, and her determination is inspiring.   There will also be a raffle with some great prizes  from local businesses with proceeds going to Kim’s medical expenses as...

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Big Bear Idol Competition Sends 11 Finalists to District Competition Finals

Big Bear, Ca, February 21, 2012, – Big Bear Idol took place this last Saturday, and high schoolers from throughout the Big Bear Valley competed for cash prizes in the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club sponsored event!  Nineteen contestants performed in one of three categories: Classical, Non-Classical, and Instrumental.  Those who received 1st place in their respective category received a $300 cash prize, second place finishers received $200, and third place finishers received $100.  In the Non-Classical category, Delaney Warren took first place, followed by Kylar Carody and Zackery Meyer who tied for second, and Jessica Brasher who finished third.  Jodi Cline took first place in the Classical division followed by Ariel Jade Moreno in second, and Megn Lona and Vantashia Wormsbecker tying for third.  In the Instrumental category Alicia Williams took first followed by Tawny Williams in second, and Dru Chilcoat in third.  All 11 finalists are invited to compete at the Rotary District competition finals at the University of Redlands in March, with a top prize of $1000 for the voice and instrumental...

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Big Bear Airport and Bear Valley Electric Work Together: Save $, Save Energy

Big Bear, Ca, February 21, 2012, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Airport District is saving money, and helping Bear Valley Electric save energy in the process.  The Airport and Bear Valley Electric have been working together to save energy at the airport for over a year, by doing two main projects:  retrofitting the old inefficient lighting in the terminal building, and finding alternatives to the ramp area lighting.  Changing the old light bulbs in the terminal building to more efficient T-8 linear florescent lamps occurred in January of 2011, which will cut the lighting bill by about 30-40% over the old lights.  The second project saw 26 lights replaced with new LED fixtures, with BVES providing a financial incentive that paid 20% of the material cost.  Bear Valley Electric estimates that the bill savings to the airport will be approximately $320,000 over the life of the LED lamps, which is for approximately 20 years.  The old light bulbs needed to be replaced every 1 to 2 years.  According to the Big Bear City Airport, this is a win win for both both Airport and Bear Valley Electric customers, as the lights operate during BVES’ peak period during the darker colder winter months, this will reduce the load on the BVES power grid. For more information on how to save money and energy go online at...

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USARC Ski-A-Thon Helps Those With Disabilities Enjoy The Slopes

Big Bear, Ca, February 20, 2012, 3:00pm – Skiers and snowboarders can spend a day on the slopes, never wait in a lift line, enjoy a complimentary lunch, have chances to win great prizes, celebrate at an after-ski party with silent auction and entertainment, and do it all to support children and adults with disabilities. The 2012 USARC Ski-A-Thon is less than two weeks away on Saturday, March 3 at Bear Mountain, and there is still plenty of time for you to register and participate. This FUNdraising day on the slopes enables winter sports enthusiasts to generate much needed resources for the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC,) the non-profit organization that has provided adaptive recreation programs for over twenty years.  Located at Bear Mountain, the USARC is an independent organization dedicated to the belief that success in challenging outdoor experiences not only brings a necessary and healthy component to the lives of those with disabilities, but that the resulting self-confidence can be transferred to other aspects of their lives.  Proceeds from the Ski-A-Thon are used to purchase specialized ski equipment, train hundreds of volunteers, and subsidize the cost of providing one-on-one private lessons to Southern California’s disabled community. Donors can deduct pledges on their taxes. For more information about the Ski-A-Thon, and to get involved, go to or call the USARC at...

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USARC Ski-A-Thon

The United States Adaptive Recreation Center in Big Bear Lake is having a Ski A Thon on Saturday, March 3rd at Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear.  Individuals or Teams of four can enter the event which will include lift ticket, line cutting privileges, t shirt, lunch and more.  For more information call 909...

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