Tag: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center

Charlotte Haston Crowned Miss Big Bear 2017

Big Bear, CA September 11th, 2016 – Last night, September 10th at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Charlotte Haston was crowned Miss Big Bear 2017. The Miss Big Bear pageant always grants the winners college scholarship money.  This year, first runner up went to Mary Olsen, second runner up is Jessica Lehner, third runner up went to Luz Uribe, and fourth runner up was Payton Cawley. Charlotte Haston says “I am so grateful and blessed to have so many people supporting me through this experience.  I am hoping to inspire young girls like previous queens have done for...

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Big Bear Lake City Council Selects New Mayor

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 9, 2014 – The Big Bear Lake City Council met on Monday night in a largely ceremonial manner to thank former Mayor Jay Obernolte for his 4 years of service and to congratulate him on his successful run for the California State Assembly. Rick Herrick in his third term, David Caretto in his second term, and Randall Putz in his first term were sworn into office. In addition, the City Council performed its annual reorganization in which a new mayor and other chairs are selected and voted upon by the sitting council members. Unanimous votes were cast for Dave Caretto as Mayor and Bill Jahn as Mayor Pro-Tem. In addition, Rick Herrick was voted in as Chairman of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, with Randy Putz taking the Vice Chairman’s position. The former Improvement Agency, now known as the Successor Agency, Chairmanship will be handled by Bob Jackowski. Mayor Caretto adjourned the council meeting in the name of Cheri Haggerty Lawrence who unexpectedly passed away on November 25th. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held for her tonight, Tuesday December 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Performing Arts...

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Memorial Services Planned for Cheri Haggerty Lawrence and Declan Lawrence

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 8, 2014 – A community memorial service for City Clerk, Cheri Haggerty Lawrence and her baby Declan, who passed away on the night of Tuesday, November 25th, will be held Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Performing Arts Center located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd., in Big Bear Lake. The Big Bear community, colleagues, and friends throughout the state mourn the sudden and tragic loss to the Lawrence family. Cheri is survived by her husband, Director of Public Works/City Engineer David Lawrence; children Aiden and Kaelee; and her parents, Bob and Peggy Frost. Cheri will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Cheri’s name to The Mom & Dad Project. For more information on donating, contact Tina Wade at...

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Big Bear High School Vocalist to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Big Bear, CA, December 5, 2014 – The American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall has selected Big Bear High School Junior, Kortney Carmody, to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February 2015. The nominated candidates were asked to submit a 5 minute recording featuring their best classical repertoire. On October 31, Kortney was informed that she was selected as one of the nation’s top 200 high school performers chosen to sing at Carnegie Hall. Miss Carmody will attend a five day program in New York City, rehearsing with other finalists from across the United States and Canada, and culminating with the concert at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Kortney is a student from the voice studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja, where she has been studying for 10 years. Diane has had 8 of her students selected to sing at Carnegie Hall over the past 2 years, with Kortney being the ninth, which is quite an accomplishment. If you’d like to hear Kortney Carmody sing, as well as the other talented vocalists from the Voice Studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja, the 2014 Winter Voice Recital will be taking place on Sunday December 7th at 2:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear...

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High School Senior Crowned Miss Big Bear 2015

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2014 – [Reported by Cathy Herrick] The annual Miss Big Bear Pageant took place at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Saturday night, giving 23 young women a chance to practice their poise and public speaking. The evening’s entertainment included a dance number with all of this year’s contestants and songs from 2014 Miss Big Bear Jessica Brasher and 2013 Miss Big Bear Tori Waner. The scholarship competition required each contestant to introduce herself and her sponsor, and to dress first in a style that reflected her interests, then to wear an evening gown. For the first time in the history of the pageant, a Miss Teen Big Bear category was added for high school juniors. The six hopefuls were asked questions such as, “Would you rather be liked or respected?” The judges narrowed the field down to two, naming Dalaney Doyle as 1st runner-up and Brandy Murphy as the first-ever Miss Teen Big Bear. The judges selected five Miss Big Bear finalists from a field of 17 and posed questions to them, ultimately crowning Marcella Pfiefer. The full 2015 court consists of 1st runner-up Hannah Renick, 2nd runner-up Taylor Waner, 3rd runner-up Madison Waner and 4th runner-up Hannah Burak (sponsored by Rick and Cathy Herrick of KBHR). Alexi Egerer won the Miss Photogenic award and Emily Ploense won the Miss Congeniality and Spirit of Miss...

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