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The Lighthouse Project’s “Vision 2012 Community Summit” Welcomes Jamie Vollmer

Big Bear, CA, May 25, 2012, 5:00pm – To an auditorium packed with educators, students, parents and community members last Wednesday evening, the Vision 2012 Community Summit, presented by The Lighthouse Project, began with an over view of the Community Summits of the last four years.   This, the fifth annual Vision 2012 Community Summit’s Keynote Speaker was Jamie Vollmer.  Vollmer’s expertise is in the public education system and his presentation gave the audience an overview of the changes that have occurred since the first American schools began back in 1640.  Over the last 100 years, the curriculum has expanded to include a growing list of additional duties and expectations placed on the public school system without the consideration of adding additional time in the school day to accomplish it all.  Vollmer pointed out that teachers and administrators aren’t just expected to teach children but to raise them!  In addition to speaking at this year’s Community Summit, Vollmer addressed key personnel of the Bear Valley Unified School District on Thursday morning and in the afternoon addressed our teachers. Vollmer believes that there are four components necessary if you are serious about making changes to the existing public education system within the community and they are understanding, trust, community permission and support.  He states, “Our schools are not failing, they are out of sync with the needs of the American economy.”  In...

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Moonshine & Mayhem Event To Raise Money For Local Charities

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 17, 2012, 3:00pm – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Moonshine & Mayhem event on February 25th, 2012, at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  The Chamber has added a charity dance competition to the event that will help raise money for local Big Bear charities and the Chamber of Commerce. Fifteen dance couples will hit the dance floor and dance the Cowboy Swing, Two Step, and Cha Cha to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities, which include the Hospital Auxiliary, Education Trust, Lighthouse Project, Historical Society, and many others. Lisa Patterson, Membership Chair and dance competition coordinator hopes the dance couples will include humor, parody, and comedic relief into their dance performances. She really wants people to have fun with the competition and try to raise as much money possible for local charities. All donors will get 25 raffle tickets for every $20 donated, which will go into the Chinese auction at Moonshine and Mayhem. Moonshine & Mayhem tickets are only $28 per person or private VIP tables of 10 are $350, and discounts are available for charities interested in purchasing a table. The event includes a buffet dinner, Western DJ Joe Vonesh, line dancing, live and silent auctions. Purchase tickets at the Chamber of Commerce at 630 Bartlett Rd in the Village, or at...

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Theater Festival At Discovery Center

Fawnskin, CA, August 12, 2011, noon – The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival comes to the Discovery Center this weekend on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7 pm each night. The Festival presents “Clarence Darrow,” a visit with America’s lawyer. Darrow brought the working man an eight-hour day and defended the right of a Southern school teacher to explain evolution in the classroom. The show tells the story of emerging America and of how one man stood at the forefront in its legal battles. Darrow reviews much of America’s legal history with humor and emotion. His private life and many contemporary events, including labor conditions, are woven into this story of a man who accepted unpopular cases and defended unpopular causes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and kids under 5 get in free and available on-line at www.bigbeartheater.com or www.bigbearsummertheatrefestival.com. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Center and the San Bernardino National Forest...

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Book signing for School Gardens

Beth Gardner, lead author of What Grows in a Garden?, will join Katie Adams, the book’s illustrator and a Big Bear High School sophomore, for a book signing on Sun., May 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Big Bear Book & Bean in the Village. Published by The Lighthouse Project, What Grows in a Garden? tells the story of Big Bear Elementary students, who created the first school garden in the valley. Proceeds from sales of the book will benefit school gardens in the Bear Valley Unified School District. The Lighthouse Project is devoted to the creation of child honoring communities in which children are put first in the minds and hearts of all agencies, organizations, businesses, groups, clubs and individuals. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30772.mp3|titles=Lighthouse Project Book...

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Time to Plant Big Bear’s Community Garden

Big Bear, Ca April 1, 2011 5:00 pm – The ground-breaking for Big Bear’s Community Garden was last September.  Gardeners everywhere dream and plan during what seems to be a never-ending winter.  Big Bear gardeners are no different.  Now that spring seems to have finally arrived, they are excited and hopeful about planting in the China Gardens site for the first year.  The donations of dirt and soil are waiting and the volunteers are ready to go.  What is needed is wood for the frames to create the raised beds, a chain-link safety fence, and wire mesh to keep gophers and ground squirrels from digging into the growing fruits and vegetables.  What is needed is donations and money to make the dream a reality.  A local building supply company has offered the wood at cost, but the garden organizers must raise the money to cover the cost.  Your help is requested to get the Community Garden ready for planting.  Donations may be made through the Lighthouse Project and at the Taco Night fundraiser at Sonora Cantina on Monday, April 11 from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm.  The Community Garden offers 44 plots for organically growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as fruit trees, an education amphitheater, and a xeriscape demonstration garden.  Located behind CVS on Fox Farm Road, requests for plots continue to be accepted and added to...

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