Big Bear’s A Garden Club Springs Into Action, Starting With Monday’s Kick-Off Luncheon

Big Bear Valley, CA -- As it hasn’t snowed in, now, over a week, the Big Bear Valley’s “A” Garden Club is ready to spring into action, starting with a kick-off luncheon to be held on Monday, May 10. A Garden Club President Vicky Roney says that whether you have a postage-stamp sized garden or acres to plant, the garden club offers a wealth … [Read more...]

The Big Bear Community Rocks Out for Big Bear High School

BBHS Principal Mike Ghelber and students at Saturday's work party

A Thank You from the Lighthouse Project Big Bear High School Principal Mike Ghelber simply wished that Big Bear High could “look like a school in the mountains.”  The barren land at the front of the campus was incongruous with the energy of the staff and students within, not to mention the forested surrounding areas.  With no funding … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors and Make A Difference: BBHS Work Party and 6th Annual Walk MS This Saturday

Dogs, too, walked the Alpine Pedal Path in support of the National MS Society on the 5th annual walk last April. "Top Dog" Lilly Knapik raised $200 in pledges to contribute to the over $380,000 the Big Bear community has raised in the first five years of MS walks.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This Saturday offers two opportunities to get outside, join your fellow community members, and be of service. The Big Bear Lighthouse Project welcomes everyone to “love your community, love your school,” as, in anticipation of Earth Day, there will be a work party at Big Bear High School. Volunteers are needed to help … [Read more...]

Lighthouse Project’s Vision Includes Make a Million Smiles Campaign; Author Owen Encourages “Cowboy Ethics”

Girl twirl: As with Vision Summit #2, this year's offering included many young dancers, brightening the stage at the PAC. The group performed to "Each of Us Is a Flower," during a video highlighting the Peace Garden at Big Bear Elementary.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Community leaders and those in child-involved groups were welcomed to participate in the third annual Vision 2010 Community Summit, hosted by the Lighthouse Project at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center last night. Big Bear Lake Mayor Liz Harris opened the evening of inspiration and motivation to continue with … [Read more...]

Xeriscape Garden Tour

The Sierra Club Big Bear Group presents their 8th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour, featuring homes and gardens with drought-tolerant and native plants. As in years past, attendees can pick up a free tour booklet at Eminger's Mountain Nursery (at 41223 Big Bear Boulevard, just west of Big Bear Middle School) between 9am and noon, then enjoy a … [Read more...]

City Council Moves Foward With The Crossings, Establishes Day for Native Americans; Lighthouse Project Steps Down from Marathon Event

James Ramos at a City Council Meeting in 2009

The Big Bear Lake City Council meeting began with two presentations, the first of which was a proclamation, designating this Friday, November 27 as National Native American Heritage Day. The City of Big Bear Lake has adopted this special day, as signed into law by President Obama on June 26, in honor of the Yuhaviatam people (now known as the San … [Read more...]

LiveGreen: Big Bear Lake Continues Green Initiative Movement

The City of Big Bear Lake is furthering efforts to be a leader in green initiatives and environmental responsibility and, in moving beyond an ad-hoc committee (made up of City Council’s Rick Herrick and Bill Jahn), the City’s Director of Community Relations Cheri Haggerty says, “We’ve coined this the LiveGreen program.” As outlined before … [Read more...]

SBNFA’s Concert Series Results in $10K Donation to Peace Gardens; Tim Wood Honored for Music in the Mountains Sponsorship

The San Bernardino National Forest Association, which is headquartered at the Big Bear Discovery Center, celebrated a successful Music in the Mountains summer concert series, as well as community partners including the Coldwell Banker Tim Wood Group, in a luncheon held at the Knickerbocker Mansion Country Inn on November 4. The SBNFA’s Event … [Read more...]

Over 100 Contribute to Forest Replanting on National Public Lands Day; Volunteers Needed for Saturday’s Restoration Project


National Public Lands Day, this year held on September 26, started in 1994 and yet, this year, over 150,000 volunteers participated in the opportunity to contribute to public lands at over 2,000 locations, including national parks. Locally, the San Bernardino National Forest’s forest restoration day, three Saturdays ago, included over 100 … [Read more...]

City of Big Bear Lake Plans to Grow a Community Garden; Policy and Parcel Being Readied for Spring 2010

The City of Big Bear Lake hopes to have a community garden in place by next spring—prompted by an idea that was sprouted by the City Council’s Green Sustainability Committee, and spurred on by the enthusiasm of local gardening expert Robbie Bos. As presented before City Council last night (October 12), city staffer Cheri Haggerty outlined a … [Read more...]