Tag: Lighthouse Project

Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 – Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the District will fund the program again, provided there is enough community support. Superintendent of schools, Kurt Madden, is having a ‘Fireside Chat’ to gauge that support on Wednesday February 26th, from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Knickerbocker Mansion Conference Room. The community has rallied around this program, raising the $30,000. per year necessary to keep it alive for the past 4 years. The result of regaining funding will free up the group to fund other projects such as merit scholarships and instrument rentals for needy kids and educational field trips to see world renowned artists. This is an opportunity for more children to be exposed to music and to continue support for the 150 students already enrolled in the program. This will be the only meeting for the purpose of re-funding the...

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Elite Cheer Thanks Community

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 8, 2013 – The newest Lighthouse Project Affiliate is Big Bear Elite Cheer, which has begun their first year of training and competition led by Jamiee Smith. The program is designed to help children develop self discipline, teamwork, respect for authority and good sportsmanship, along with the basics of cheer leading. The organization just held a raffle fundraiser, and with the help of the community, they raised $5,411 to help pay for practice facility fees and competitions. The raffle winners were Tim Brigham, Ruth Manriquez, Linda Pawinski, Priscilla Guillen, and K. Hughes. Raffle Sponsors included Stater Bros, ARCO, Old Country Inn, Sonora Cantina and Butchers Block. Currently, 54 children are enrolled in Elite Cheer and divisions of children are separated by age. Anyone with a child between the ages of 3 and 15 who would like to join Elite Cheer should call (909) 936-2851. Donations are also...

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Strings Family Christmas Concert

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 5, 2012 – The Elementary Strings Program and Lighthouse Youth Orchestra will present their Christmas Concert this Friday, December 7th, at 7:30pm, at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Students will perform a mixture of Holiday and non-holiday music. The Concert will end with Traditional Christmas Carols by the Lighthouse Youth Orchestra. Pre-show Music in Hofert Hall will be played by the Lighthouse Chamber Players at 7pm. Adult tickets are $15 and its $5 for children. Purchase tickets at the PAC Box Office or call 866-4970. All proceeds benefit students of the Bear Valley Unified School District Elementary Strings Program & the Lighthouse Youth...

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Re-Broadcast Of MWD & Airport District Forums On K-BEAR

Big Bear City, CA, November 4, 2012, 7am – The Lighthouse Project and the Chamber of Commerce hosted a series of candidate forums for this November’s local elections. If you were unable to attend the forum featuring the Big Bear Lake Municipal Water District and the forum featuring the Big Bear City Airport District, you can listen to a re-broadcast of the candidate forums on K-Bear tonight. Hear the MWD candidates talk about their positions on local issues immediately following the news at 5pm, and listen to the Big Bear City Airport District candidates discuss the issues tonight after the news at 6pm on K-BEAR...

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Big Bear City CSD Candidate Forum

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 6, 2012, 6am – The Lighthouse Project and the Chamber of Commerce are hosting this year’s Candidate Forums. The last forum will be held at Community Church by the Lake and refreshments will be served. Community members should submit their questions to the Lighthouse Project by sending email to bigbearlighthouse@gmail.com. Questions can also be submitted on the night of the forum by those attending. You should identify which agency your question is directed to. Not all questions will be used, and some questions may be combined because of time constraints. Due to a conflict with the Presidential Debate on October 3rd, the Big Bear City Community Services District forum was rescheduled for Tuesday, October 9th at 6pm. For more information call the Lighthouse Project at...

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