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“Come laugh until your face hurts!”

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 24, 2013 – Next month, the Big Bear Theatre Project will present its own hilarious version of the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Comic trio Steve Cassling, Ty Warren and Brian Adams will play all the familiar Dickens characters, plus some originals. The show is done in the ‘panto’ style of theater, with its rowdy combination of audience involvement, political humor, songs, and — photo opp! — guys in dresses. “A Christmas Carol… askew” opens December 19 for a four-show run at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (39707 Big Bear Blvd.). Show times are 7:30 p.m. December 19, 20 and 21 and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door, online and by phone at (909) 866-4970. To find out more about the Big Bear Theatre Project, visit their website....

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Think Twice Before Getting A Puppy For Christmas

Big Bear Valley, CA, December 24, 2012 – The holidays can be busy and stressful. Why complicate it with a Christmas puppy that needs excessive time and attention? During the holiday season there are parties to attend, shopping to finish, and many more things to do. A new puppy may get into all kinds of trouble around the Christmas tree. And the last thing you need is a sick puppy during the holidays. Why not wait until right after the holidays before you get the puppy. You can take more time to think about what type of pup will fit best in your household. Do you want a large dog or a small dog, an energetic dog or one that can be more of a lap dog? Think about rescuing a young dog or puppy from a local shelter or humane society. Use your time now to gather the supplies you’ll need to set up your home, explore training options and get ready! Remember, a puppy is a wonderful addition to the household, but holiday time may not be the ideal time to bring home your new addition. Wait until after the holiday and you will have more time and energy to care for your wonderful new member of the...

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Service Organizations Accepting Applications for Holiday Food and Gift Programs

Big Bear, CA, November 2, 2012 –  The Kiwanis and Holiday Giving Collaborative Partners will be accepting applications for the annual Gifts for Kids program and holiday food baskets this weekend on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th.  Seniors, families and individuals interested in signing up for either of these programs can apply in person on either day at the United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Holden and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  Additional sign up dates include November 11th for the Gifts for Kids program and Thanksgiving food baskets.  Later sign up dates are November 17th and 18th and December 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th for the Christmas Gifts for Kids program and Christmas food baskets.  Residents are encouraged to sign up in November if they wish to receive a Thanksgiving food basket.  No phone applications will be taken.  If businesses, groups or individuals are interested in sponsoring a family for the holidays, contact the local Healthy Start office at...

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Santa Claus Has Been Coming To Town!

Big Bear, Ca, December 23, 2011, 1:00pm – With Christmas just a few days away, Santa has been a very busy man.  Santa Claus has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the boys and girls of the Big Bear Valley this week, along with the help of the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club.  Santa has flown into town the last few nights and visited with children young and old, lighting the valley up with holiday cheer. Santa will be making a few stops around the valley tonight, before he heads back to the North Pole to gather up presents to deliver late Christmas Eve night.  As Santa will be flying in on a much larger sleigh, along with the reindeer on Christmas Eve, the Big Bear City airport is preparing the runway for Santa’s arrival.  The airport crews are making sure the runway will be clear of any ice and snow, and that it will be well lit for the jolly man in reds arrival to the Big Bear Valley the night before...

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Christmas Weekend Activities

Big Bear, Ca, December 22, 2011, 12:00pm – With the snowfall we received earlier this week, Big Bear is a beautiful white landscape.  This holiday weekend, there are many different activities that families and friends can participate in.  The Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play will both be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, allowing children of all ages to take a ride down the hill on their inner tubes, and sleds. The Bowling Barn, Big Bear Fun Plex, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain will all be open both days, with night sessions being offered at the slopes.  The Moonridge Animal Park, and the Big Bear Discovery Center are both open on Christmas Eve, and closed on Christmas, so you can say hi to the animals, and find out more about Big Bear’s History.  Additional activities you can do on your own time include snowshoeing, and taking a stroll down the Alpine Pedal Path on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.  There are many local trails, including the Woodland Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, and Pine Knot trail that are great snowshoeing trails.  ACTIVITIES: – Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve = 10-5 pm, weather permitting; Christmas day = 11-4 pm. – Big Bear Snow Play: Christmas Eve = 10-4 pm; Christmas day = 11-4 pm. – Bowling Barn: Christmas Eve = 10-5 pm; Christmas Day = Noon-10 pm....

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