Is Your Home Ready for the Winter Season? Local Contractors Offer Seasonal Suggestions


Given the change in seasons, and with recent cold temps indicating that winter weather is soon upon us, homeowners may want to follow some home maintenance suggestions, provided by the Big Bear Valley Contractors Association. In the fall, the following are recommended: check and seal windows, upgrade to a programmable thermostat, close critter … [Read more...]

Common Ground Offers Presentation on “Understanding the Teenage Brain”; Parents Welcomed Next Monday

Mark Hobbins

The parent support group Common Ground, which is affiliated with the Lighthouse Project and geared toward parents of teens and pre-teens, will offer another free workshop to parents as part of the “Strengthening Mutual Respect” series. The subject of next Monday’s 6:30pm workshop is titled “Understanding the Teenage Brain” and will be … [Read more...]

City of Big Bear Lake Plans to Grow a Community Garden; Policy and Parcel Being Readied for Spring 2010

The City of Big Bear Lake hopes to have a community garden in place by next spring—prompted by an idea that was sprouted by the City Council’s Green Sustainability Committee, and spurred on by the enthusiasm of local gardening expert Robbie Bos. As presented before City Council last night (October 12), city staffer Cheri Haggerty outlined a … [Read more...]

Over 1,200 Participate in Saturday’s Run the Bear Events; First-Place Finishes for Tony Torres, and Locals Nick Comiskey and Jonathan Stiles

Runners sprint out the gate at the 5K; BBMS Coach Jonathan Stiles, far left, ultimately wins the race.

This Saturday’s Run the Bear event, coordinated by the Lighthouse Project and staffed by countless local volunteers, drew roughly 1,250 participants in the full marathon, half-marathon, 5K, Kids’ Kritter Run, and the bike tour, which cycled out of Pine Knot Landing before the sun came up on what turned out to be a beautiful day. Forty-year-old … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert for Saturday: Vehicle Traffic Directed Counter-Clockwise Around Lake to Accommodate Run the Bear Event


In terms of roads for this Saturday’s marathon event, those traveling in the vicinity of the lake on the 12th should be aware that vehicle traffic will flow only ‘counter-clockwise,’ because the inside lane around Big Bear Lake will be closed for the race. All businesses will remain accessible, however motorists are asked to use extreme … [Read more...]

SBNFA’s Music in the Mountains Series Wraps With Sold-Out John Denver Tribute–and Some Special Announcements

The SBNFA's new Deputy Director Alison Bates (second from left) is joined by Ann and Jim Curry and Marco Guzman (second from right) in recognizing local youth volunteers B.J. Negrete, Noah Cooke, William Elbert and Pearl Craig during the Labor Day weekend finale of the Music in the Mountains concert series.

The San Bernardino National Forest Association is celebrating a successful Music in the Mountains concert series, the proceeds from which will benefit the Forest Aid tree restoration program and the Lighthouse Project’s Peace Garden project at local elementary schools. Kathy Clapsaddle, event manager for the SBNFA and the outdoor concerts at the … [Read more...]

Music in the Mountains: Concerts Come to Big Bear for the Labor Day Weekend

Jim Curry returns to Big Bear with the music of John Denver

The hills will be alive with music, if you will, as there will be a number of bands and local musicians performing in the Big Bear Valley over the Labor Day weekend. Starting Friday evening, the Village Business Association hosts their second-to-last Friday Night in the Village event, which runs from 5 to 8pm and includes three different acts along … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to Be a Supreme Athlete to Participate in Run the Bear; September 12 Marathon Event Also Includes Cycle Tour, 5K, and Kids’ Kritter Run

The Lighthouse Project is inviting both athletes and casual fitness buffs of all ages to participate in the Run the Bear Big Bear Lake Marathon in just three weeks on Saturday, September 12. More than just a marathon, the event offers a cycle tour around Big Bear Lake, as well as a full marathon, half-marathon, 5K and a ‘Kids' Kritter Run,’ … [Read more...]

Beat the Traffic, and Bike Big Bear; Cyclists Invited to Participate in September’s Run the Bear

As traffic may be busy (by Big Bear standards) this weekend, you may want to consider biking around town this weekend. In recent months, the Big Bear Valley Trails Coalition has been instrumental in establishing, now, over 30 miles of Class 3 bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley. New color maps of Big Bear’s bike routes have also been made … [Read more...]

Rock and Cajun and Patriotic, Oh My! Musical Performances Include “The Wizard of Oz” and Foreigner’s Lou Gramm on the Beach This Week

The CATS production of "The Wizard of Oz" (featuring, from left, Steve Combs, Ty Warren and Joe Sellarole) runs through July 12.

A number of musical offerings are available in the Big Bear Valley this week, including four performances of “The Wizard of Oz” at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center through Sunday. The Community Arts Theater Society presents the popular musical starring local favorites with showings at 7:30pm today (July 1), tomorrow and Friday, and a … [Read more...]