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Volunteers Needed For January Bald Eagle Count

Big Bear, Ca, January 10, 2012, 3:00pm – On Saturday January 14th, the second bald eagle count of the winter will be conducted around lakes in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains and your help is needed!  During the first bald eagle count in December, a grand total of 9 eagles (5 adults and 4 juveniles) were observed at the lake areas.  The number of bald eagles in southern California typically starts of low in December, peaking in January and February, and tapers off in March.  The Forest Service is looking for volunteers to help count bald eagles this Saturday.  Volunteer’s will be stationed at vantage points around Big Bear Lake, in which they will map and note any eagle observations during a 1-hour period on Saturday Morning.  “Through this method, the Forest Service has acquired information about areas eagles use and fluctuations in population numbers,” said Forest Service wildlife biologist Marc Stamer. “There’s no experience needed for volunteers and this is a wonderful opportunity to catch a glimpse of our breath-taking national symbol.” In addition to Saturday mornings eagle count, February 11, and March 10. Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive. Contact Robin Eliason 909-382-2832 for more...

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Community Members Still Have A Chance To Be A Santa To A Senior

Big Bear, Ca, November 29, 2011, 4:00pm – Home Instead Senior Care is once again inviting the community to “Be a Santa to a Senior” this holiday season.  The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Big Bear Lake has joined Mountain Meadows Senior Community, Meals on Wheels, the Big Bear Valley Senior Center, the Big Bear Community Hospital, and many other organizations to provide presents to seniors who otherwise might not receive a gift this holiday season. “Many older adults continue to struggle in a down economy, particularly those who live alone with no family nearby to help provide resources,” said Brandi Johnson, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Big Bear Office. Christmas trees have been put up at the Walgreen’s located at 42107 Big Bear Blvd, which feature ornaments with the first names of Seniors in the area and their respective gift requests.  Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament, buy items on the list, and return them unwrapped to Walgreens, along with the ornament attached.  “We hope holiday shoppers will open their hearts to those seniors who have given so much to make our community a better place,” said Johnson. The program which started on November 3rd, has had over 60 ornaments picked up, and there are still 20 on the tree. Those who have picked up an ornament are reminded to bring the gift back to...

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