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Big Bear Contractors are Good Neighbors

Big Bear, Ca March 22, 2011 8:00 am – The Big Bear Valley Contractors Association is working hard to build good relationships with the community.  All members are expected to be licensed and in good standing with the Contractors State Licensing Board, part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.  Members are also encouraged to be part of the Community Contractor Program in conjunction with the Lighthouse Project.  Community Contractors pledge to maintain clean and safe work sites, be considerate parking their work vehicles, refrain from using alcohol and foul language at work sites, and be aware that children are likely watching.  Board member, Bob Ludecke says, “The Big Bear Valley Contractors Association is all about educating the contractors, promoting the construction industry, and building good relationships with the community.”  The Association helps homeowners find reliable contractors, helps youth interested in the building industry with scholarships and information, and keeps their members informed about changes in the industry.  For a current list of architects, engineers, contractors, and associated businesses in the Big Bear Valley Contractors Association, go to the association website at bbvca.com or call (909) 585-5445. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30539.mp3|titles=Big Bear Contractors are Good...

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What Grows in a Big Bear Garden?

  Big Bear, Ca February 28, 2011 12:00 pm – What grows in a Big Bear garden?  According to the new book about Big Bear Elementary School’s Community Garden, some wonderful things.  The book was illustrated and designed by Big Bear High School student and artist Katie Adams.  She began creating the watercolors for the book when she was 13, finishing two years later.  Katie went on to learn the InDesign program, and completed the book’s layout last year.  With text by Beth Gardner, Jean Sweet, and Tim Wood, and photographs by Tim Wolcott, the book is published by the Lighthouse Project.  First run, limited edition copies are available at Big Bear Elementary School, the Gallery of the American Landscape, Big Bear Book & Bean, and online through the Lighthouse Project website.  Proceeds will benefit the creation of gardens at more schools in the Big Bear Valley.  What grows in a garden?  In Big Bear Elementary’s garden, they grew the love of community involvement, the joy of accomplishment, good food, and a beautiful book, a tribute to the children of Big Bear and their mentors....

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Lighthouse Project 2011 Community Vision Summit Last Night at the PAC

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 24, 2011, 12 noon – The Lighthouse Project hosted their fourth annual Lighthouse Project 2011 Community Vision Summit last night at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.  Community members and leaders were welcomed by Mayor Bill Jahn and, by way of a video electronic greeting, County Supervisor Neil Derry.  Ryan Hall addressed the full auditorium via Skype to welcome the attendees and discuss projects in the making for his non-profit organization, The Hall Steps Foundation.  Past Lighthouse Project coordinator, Beth Wheat, highlighted some of the success stories of the Lighthouse Project including the Big Bear High School xeriscape project, PeaceBuilders and Peace Gardens at local schools and community forums for education.  A video montage involving local service organizations and child-involved groups presented their #1 program for 2011 for supporting our child honoring community.  Keynote Speaker, Ian Jukes, discussed continuing rapid advances in technology and how these changes will affect our children’s future and how we, as educators, can help.  Also, he challenged everyone to do one thing to improve our community and support our children.  Beth Wheat’s closing remarks included the invitation to volunteer at our local schools and be diligent this year with whatever you decide your one thing will be to improve the lives of children.  After the program, attendees were invited to visit the Community Expo in Hofert Hall as well...

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Lighthouse Project Sponsors Bella Musica Concert

Big Bear, Ca February 20, 2011 12:00 pm – This afternoon, the Lighthouse Project is sponsoring a benefit concert featuring the Bella Musica quartet playing Mozart, Bach, and more.  The Lighthouse Project’s mission is to honor and support the children of the Big Bear Valley.  Proceeds from the concert will support the Schools’ Strings Program.  The music begins at 4:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center.  For tickets, contact the box office at 909-866-4970. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30455.mp3|titles=Lighthouse Project Sponsors Bella Musica...

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Lighthouse Project Hosts Free Screenings of “Waiting For Superman”

Big Bear, Ca, February 3, 2011, 4:00pm – The Lighthouse Project is inviting everyone to see the Documentary “Waiting For Superman” for Free at the Village Theaters North.  The Documentary film follows several students through the American public education system, and was called the Best Documentary Feature at the Critics Choice Movie Awards.  The Lighthouse Project hopes to energize our community to get involved in working to create the future of our children’s education.  A strong supporter of Bear Valley Unified School District and schools in the Big Bear Valley, The Lighthouse Project will welcome comments after the free presentation.  The free screenings of “Waiting for Superman” will take place Wednesday and Thursday, February 16th and 17th at 7:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday, February 19th and 20th at 10:30am.  Seating is limited, and will be offered on a first come first served basis.  For more information of the Lighthouse Project, visit...

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