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BBLTBID Elects First Board

Big Bear, CA, April 1, 2016 – The Big Bear Lake Tourism Business Improvement District is a benefit assessment district that will fund marketing and sales promotion efforts for Big Bear Lake lodging and ski resort businesses. Ski resort and lodging business owners decided to form the BBLTBID in order to create revenues dedicated to marketing Big Bear Lake as a tourist, meeting, and event destination. The TBID was recently approved by the Big Bear Lake City Council. The TBID took another step forward on Wednesday, March 30, as they elected their new 7 member board. Elected to two-year...

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Holloway’s Celebrates 100 Years in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2014 – Big Bear Lake offers the opportunity for every imaginable water sport activity, from quiet kayak outings to high-adrenaline wakeboarding. And one of the busiest hubs for watercraft is Holloway’s Marina, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It started with a nurseryman from Corona. Charles Holloway loved to fish, so in 1914, he hauled boat parts up the old Clark Grade to assemble them in Big Bear Lake, and he was approached by someone wanting to rent it before he even got it in the water. Charles knew he was onto something. He built a camp with 16 cabins, 30 rental boats, a general store and a barbershop. In 1930, his daughter Frances moved up to help run the business. In 1939, a Holloway’s employee named Homer bought the landing and married Frances a year later. He became a director for the Chamber of Commerce and the wastewater agency. Charles retired to a stone house in Lucerne Valley that still stands today. In 1971, two couples — Marge and Don Hafen and Betty (Marge’s sister) and Bruce Turner — bought the property from the Moores, ending a 57-year era. The Hafen/Turner family expanded the business a few years later with the purchase of three additional acres of land. Loren Hafen currently runs the family business with his brother and cousins, and says the...

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Lake Season Begins

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 25, 2014 – It was the kind of weekend that makes you glad to live in California–especially this four-season resort town. With snow still on the slopes at Bear Mountain, many local marinas opened for business. Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina, Holloway’s Marina, Pleasure Point Marina are now fully open for the 2014 season. Others are open with limited operations: Big Bear Marina opened last Saturday for weekend pontoon rentals and will officially open this Friday. Pine Knot Marina is open for weekend pontoon rentals now and will open fully April 1st–as will the East Ramp Public Launch. The West Ramp will follow on May...

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Labor Day Weekend Keeps Big Bear Busy

Big Bear, Ca, September 6, 2011, 4:00pm – This past Labor Day weekend was a great escape for people across California, Nevada and beyond as they traveled up to Big Bear to get out of the heat for the weekend.  The weekend, much like its early summer three-day weekend counterpart Memorial Day, was filled with yard sales.  Many people got out on the lake this weekend with Holloway’s Marina experiencing one of their busiest weekends ever, with a line of people waiting to get on the Pirate Ship, the Time Bandit.  Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service was busy all weekend long, taking people out to fish, even on Monday in the rain, as they have a hard top enclosed boat that was perfect for the weather.  The Busy Bear Quilt Show had almost 800 people in attendance, showcasing some of Big Bear’s finest quilters and their works of art.  The active community was very busy as well, with 36 people at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hike, part of the Seven Summits Series, and local bike shop Bear Valley Bikes was renting bikes all weekend long.  Overall it was a great weekend in Big Bear, filled with energy, events, and excitement.  Susan Meyers of Big Bear won 1st place in the Viewers Choice at the Busy Bear Quilt...

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Big Bear Lake Bass Tournament

2-person teams set out to catch the biggest bass in the lake.  10% of entry fees go to plant 3 pound+ bass in Big Bear Lake, 90% goes to prizes.  Entry fees $200/team, $25 Big Fish entry. At Holloway’s Marina, 398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear Lake.  After mandatory angler’s meeting, launch at the east or west ramp.  Weigh-in begins at 5:00 pm, with food from Saucy Mama’s and Hacienda Grill, $10 prepaid or $15 at the event, and a raffle after. Call Karrie Gardner, Tournament Coordinator for additional information...

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