Tag: Big Bear

The June 5th Transit Of Venus, The Last In Our Lifetime

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Speech Contest Focuses on Bullying

Big Bear, Ca, February 24, 2012, 3:00pm – The American Association of University Women in conjunction with Bearly Speaking Toastmasters will be holding a speech contest on February 28th for actively enrolled high school students.  The speech contest will focus on the topic of “Bullying: So What?” and so far there are 10 contestants, and more can join.  “AAUW established this speech contest in 2007,” said Sara Tully, AAUW Vice President of Programs.  “ This will be our first contest sponsored locally by our branch, and we are excited to give high school students a voice on this important topic.”  Bearly Speaking Toastmasters is assisting with the contest, and is available to coach contestants with speaking and presentation tips.  Winners will receive cash prizes, and the first place winner will be submitted to the state level by DVD, for an opportunity to compete for an additional cash prize.  High school students still wishing to compete can do so, and are encouraged to call Sara Tully at 544-1633, or Marlene Cain at 866-2819 to sign up.  The event will take place at 6:00pm at the MWD building in Big Bear Lake, and the public is encouraged to...

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BVUSD Board Of Trustees To Meet For Special Workshop

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2012, 3:00pm – There will be a special meeting of the  Bear Valley Unified School District on Friday, February 24th at the Big Bear Middle School Library at 5:00pm.  The meeting will focus on a workshop discussing the second interim, which entails the BVUSD board of trustees setting a goal of having a positive certification, which means to be financially self supported this year and into the next two years.  The board will also get an administrative report, and a personnel report, which will include the possible approval of reductions to contracts for the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, and Director of Personnel and Educational Services.  The meeting is open to the public to attend, and those wanting to speak, may do so during public comment...

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Fire Restrictions Reduced on National Forest Land

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2012, 12:00pm – With the recent winter weather the Big Bear Valley, and surrounding San Bernardino National Forest received, fire restrictions have once again been reduced.  Under normal winter weather conditions fire restriction remain reduced throughout the winter months, however this year fire restrictions were heightened after a spell of warm weather, and little moisture.  Winter burning projects will resume under the guidance of the Forest service as part of a continuing effort to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and improve forest health.  Visitors may once again have wood and charcoal fires in agency provided campfire rings at campgrounds, picnic areas and yellow post sites.  Campfire permits are still required for propane and gas stoves, and smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles on national forest land.  As always fireworks are always prohibited on the San Bernardino National Forest.  For more information about fire restrictions and controlled fire burnings contact the Big Bear Ranger Station & Discovery Center at...

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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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