Tag: DOVES

Men Will “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 2, 2013 – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. That means it’s time for the annual “Walk-a-Mile-in-Her-Shoes” event, presented by  DOVES on October 6th at the Big Bear Masonic Lodge. The day’s awareness activities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a free lunch and a presentation on the theme of “It Takes a Community,” where community heroes will be recognized for their positive contributions to the DOVES mission of conflict resolution through nonviolent means. At the end of the lunch, men and boys will strap on women’s shoes for a walk along the boulevard. Once again, members of the Big Bear High School football team will carry the banner announcing they are “Men Marching Against Violence Against Women.” Any male is invited to join in to show support. The events are free, but a $10.00 donation to cover the costs of food and shoes will be gladly...

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Congressman Names Distinguished Big Bear Residents

Apple Valley, CA, August 27, 2013 – August 23rd brought what U.S. Congressman Paul Cook hopes will be an annual event: the Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony. Rep. Cook represents our 8th congressional district and put out a call in July for nominations for women who give back to their communities. The event was held at the Apple Valley Town Hall Conference Center and was attended by approximately 300 people. Among the 60 honorees, four were from the Big Bear Valley: Sharon Gytri, Kathleen Harper, Elizabeth Harris Ed. D. and Kim Sweet. Sharon Gytri is a retired educator who continues to substitute teach part-time for the Big Bear Unified School District. Sharon volunteers for many different causes, including the March of Dimes and the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival. She is also a member of a Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla, spending summer weekends safeguarding the boating public on Big Bear Lake. Kathi Harper is the CEO of Domestic Violence Education and Services (DOVES) of Big Bear Valley, a shelter-based domestic violence services agency. Kathleen works to end domestic violence by providing safe shelter to those suffering from abuse and promoting healthy relationship models for our youth. Liz Harris spent 35 years as an educator and currently works as a Field Representative for San Bernardino County 3rd District Supervisor James Ramos. In addition, Liz is the founder of the Big Bear Valley Education Trust and a former member of the Big Bear Lake City Council....

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DOVES Nest Thrift Boutique Open House

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 8, 2012 – DOVES (Domestic Violence Education and Services) Nest Thrift Boutique is having a special Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Come by for hot cider, cocoa, and holiday treats as you browse their holiday specials.  There will be a children’s table, where everything is under a dollar, nearly new toys to brighten a child’s holiday, and warm winter clothes, including ski parkas, bibs and overalls.  During the Open House, you can get any purchase over $10 wrapped for free. All proceeds go to support DOVES mission to serve as the community’s resource to end domestic violence.  For more information, call Jane Hewitt at...

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BodyTek Hosts “Zumba” for DOVES

Big Bear City, CA, December 5, 2012 – BodyTek is hosting a Zumba for Charity event for “DOVES Adopt a Family for Christmas” program.  DOVES is Big Bear’s local domestic violence shelter offering housing and support for victims of domestic violence.  Zumba for Charity on Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 12noon at BodyTek located at 644 W. Fairway in Big Bear City.  Stay for all or part of the two-hour event for a $10 donation plus one non-perishable food item.  The event is open to the public with the request of adults only...

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DOVES Starry Starry Night Fundraiser

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 12, 2012, 6am – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and DOVES will have their Gala Fund-Raising Event Starry Starry Night is this Saturday October 13th. The theme is “Come Fly With Us” as they soar to new heights in providing services and programs. The event will take place in Robertson Hanger at the Big Bear City Airport from 5 until 10pm. Food will be catered by the Barnstorm Restaurant and music will be provided by Bill Baker. It’s $50 per person, or $375 for a table. Call 866-1546 for more information or to order...

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