Bear Valley Community Hospital Dedicates Plaque and Flag Pole to John Grandi

Julie Grandi with Holly at the flag pole plaque dedication to John Grandi at Bear Valley Community Hospital.

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 8, 2012 - Bear Valley Community Hospital held a celebration this morning to honor John Grandi.  The hospital dedicated a bronze plaque at the flag pole at the front entrance of the hospital.  They had previously planned a tree dedication but discovered that they were unable to place the oversized plaque at the base of … [Read more...]

Tree Dedication Day For John Grandi

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 30, 2012, 6am - Everyone in the community is invited to celebrate the dedication and devotion John Grandi gave to Bear Valley Community Hospital on November 8th at 10am. The hospital is planning a tree dedication day with a bronze plaque to be placed in the grass in front of the hospital. The ceremony will be held … [Read more...]

John Grandi interview to air on KBHR today

September 30, 2012, Big Bear Lake, CA -- John Grandi received a fitting sendoff at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center yesterday, with his friends and family presenting four hours of music and heartfelt stories about Mr. Big Bear. To honor this well-loved performer, columnist and community activist, KBHR will air a 2009 interview with John, in … [Read more...]

Celebration Of Life For John Grandi (1924-2012)

John Grandi (1924-2012)

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 6, 2012 - John Grandi (1924-2012) passed away Monday, September 3, 2012. Grandi was born on July 27, 1924, the son of Italian immigrants in Corning, NY. The actor was a columnist and community activist. John passed away peacefully at Bear Valley Community Hospital. His wife, Julie, other family members, friends and … [Read more...]

John Grandi Passed Away September 3rd


Big Bear Lake, CA. September 4, 2012 - Newspaper columnist John Grandi passed away at Bear Valley Hospital on Monday, September 3, 2012. John was a legend in Big Bear Valley. More details will be released as they become available. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival To Honor Gloria Meade For Community Service


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 1, 2012, 8:00am - The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is pleased to announce that the 2012 recipient of the Community Appreciation Award is local leader Gloria Meade. During the festival’s Opening Night Awards Presentations at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, the Community Appreciation Award is given … [Read more...]

Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 20, 2012, 9:00am - On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade will kick off at 3:30pm. The Parade Formation Area for all parade participants will be the Brownie Parking Lot. The street closures will take place at 3pm. The Parade will start at 3:30pm on China Garden Road and travel north to Big Bear … [Read more...]

Old Miners Association Invites Participants For Parade With Grand Marshal John Grandi


Big Bear Lake, CA, June 20, 2012, 3:00pm - The 2012 Big Bear Grand Heritage Parade with Big Bear resident John Grandi as Grand Marshal will march down Big Bear Boulevard beginning at 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 21. The Parade begins a little to the east of Summit Boulevard and ends just past the middle school. The route less than a mile long and … [Read more...]