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Kiwanis Club Celebrates 28th Year of Giving To Kids

Big Bear, Ca, November 10, 2011, 8:00am – This winter season the Kiwanis Club of Big Bear Valley  will once again be collecting toys, clothing, and bedding for children in the Big Bear area.  Gifts for Kids, which is in its 28th year of giving to the community’s under privileged children, will be collecting donated gifts for children, from newborns to 12 year olds, and distribute them valley wide to families in need.  Last year 320 children received gifts from this program in the Big Bear Valley.  Donation barrels will be placed all over the valley at various businesses starting next Monday, November 14th.  The following locations will be collecting donations:  Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake Fire Departments, both branches of First Mountain Bank, the Hallmark Store, US Forestry, Discovery Center, Union Bank, Starbucks, Phil’s Automotive, Doucette CPA Office, CVS, Kmart, Senior Center, Grizzly office, Grizzly Manor Café, St. Columbas Church, and the Public Library.  Families who are interested in receiving gifts for their children need to register with the Kiwanis Club on November 20th, December 4th, and December 10th at the Fellowship Hall at the Big Bear United Methodist Church on North Shore and Holden from 2-5pm.  For more information about the program call...

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Treats for Mothers this Weekend

Big Bear, CA May 7, 2011 12:00 pm – Mother’s Day is an annual reminder to acknowledge the women who give so much to our lives.  While a special brunch is the tradition in many families, in Big Bear, area businesses offer some unique treats.  The Village Spa & Wellness Center will be open Sunday 10 am to 1 pm.  This weekend, a relaxing one-hour massage includes a free goodie bag.  Elevations Day Spa recommends the 4-hour stress relief package for moms and will give 10% off any service.  Elevations will be open 9 am to 7 pm at both their Village and Fox Farm locations.  Mountain Mobile Massage will bring the 90 minute “Bliss Out” package right to Mom’s door for a special price this weekend, and the Little Green House Florist delivers beautiful gift baskets with chocolate, fruit, flowers, live plants, and other treats.  Or if your mom likes a bit more excitement, take her ziplining high over the trees on a 3 hour Action Zipline Tour, cruise the lake on the Miss Liberty boat tour, rent a kayak or boat from one of the local marinas, or take her off-roading with the Big Bear Discovery Center’s Holcomb Valley tour.  The Big Bear Valley offers many treats for your mom this Mother’s Day weekend. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30697.mp3|titles=Treats for Mothers in Big Bear this...

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Art Garden Growing Beautiful Stained Glass

  Big Bear, Ca March 27, 2011 12:00 pm – On Big Bear Boulevard, the little round building at the corner of Wren Drive stands out.  Since last Fall, this has been the home of the Art Garden, a stained glass studio, shop, and classroom.  Owner Jeannine Dostrow has been a professional stained glass artist for 17 years and has lived in Big Bear since 2003.  When her studio was in Big Bear City, she concentrated on attending art shows and creating commissioned pieces for private homes and local businesses.  The new studio allows Jeannine to offer classes.  Any afternoon, visitors of any age are invited to drop in for a one to two hour workshop learning basic copper foil wrapping and soldering techniques with pre-cut glass.  Once hooked, a more in-depth class where students learn to cut the glass too is offered on Wednesday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  The Art Garden is also a great place to find beautiful gifts, hand-made jewelry, sun catchers for any window, tools and supplies for artists who don’t want to drive down the hill to get what they need.  Jeannine would like to share her love of stained glass with residents and visitors to the Big Bear Valley.  Drop in to the Art Garden any day from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  The little round shop is located at 41529 Big Bear...

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