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Night on the Town Will Benefit Young Entrepreneurs

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 30, 2014 – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce has scheduled their 5th Annual Gala, and announced its theme. “Denim & Diamonds” will be held at the Northwoods Resort on March 8th, from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., featuring country singer Brent Payne, old-time photography by Millener Productions and dinner. Because this is the organization’s major fundraising event, they are soliciting donations for a variety of auctions and raffles that will add fun to the evening. The financial support will help the Chamber continue for the second year business education for local youth. The free program was offered to high school students in its pilot year, designed to help them develop skills to “think outside the box” in creating their own businesses. Chamber Executive Director Pam Scannell says they would like to extend this training to students at Big Bear Middle School too. But with costs totaling $1,000 per student, fundraising items are crucial. To arrange a donation for “Denim & Diamonds,” call (909)...

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Have a Ball With Your Sweetheart

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 17, 2014 – This Valentine’s Day, the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation and the Bear Valley Hospital Foundation will present the Sweetheart Ball at Northwoods Resort. The festivities on February 14th will start with cocktails at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6:00. Guests can dance to the “Sounds of Frank Sinatra” by the Pete Chinelli Trio, and enjoy complimentary wine with dinner. Dress for the evening is Black Tie Optional or “Big Bear Formal.” All proceeds from the Sweetheart Ball will be donated to the Bear Valley Community Hospital for the refurbishment of hospital patient rooms. The local Rotary Club is matching a $1,750 grant from Rotary International, but more is needed for the renovations. It costs around $10,000 to update a single room, and several rooms need updating. Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10. Every $50 (whether as a ticket purchase or a donation) earns one entry into a drawing for a “Romantic Overnight Package.” Attendance at the event is not necessary to win. Tax-deductible donations may be mailed directly to the Hospital Foundation President Helen Walsh at P.O. Box 120803, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 with a notation on the check for the “hospital renovation project”. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, including hospital room naming designations, contact the Sweetheart Ball Committee Chairs, Don or Carol Bremer, at...

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Harvest Dinner & Auction Will Raise Funds for School; RSVP by 11/13/13

Big Bear City, CA, November 6, 2013 – Bear Valley Community Nursery School, Co-op in the Pines will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction, and the deadline to RSVP is November 13. The event is on November 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Northwoods Resort, at a cost of $30 per adult and $10 for the Children’s Buffet. To make reservations, call (909) 585-1230. The evening will include bidding on the silent auction from 5:00 to 6:30, an activity room for kids, live entertainment, and a trip down memory lane with scrapbooks on display. The school was founded in 1963 by a group of 12 families at the suggestion of Charlene Stalcup, who has also been teaching at the school for the past 43 years. The Harvest Dinner will honor her and raise funds for school operations. At Co-op in the Pines, each family shares in the planning and operation of the school by performing a chairmanship job throughout the year, attending monthly parent meetings, participating in fundraising events, contributing time to the repair and maintenance of the facility and.helping the teacher in the classroom (where the ratio of adults to children is 1 to 5 or better). The school is licensed and inspected by the State Department of Health and Social Services, and it’s affiliated with the regional and state Council of...

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Big Bear Director Explores Mayan Culture

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 13, 2013 — Big Bear City resident Steve Copeland will compete with 125 other directors in the 14th annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. “The Shift of the Ages” is a historical documentary set against the backdrop of the ‘end’ of the Mayan Long Count calendar. The film traces the story of Wandering Wolf (Mayan Grand Elder and Timekeeper), from his early days as a shoeshine boy in Guatemala to becoming the country’s first President-appointed Ambassador of Indigenous people — and his continuing mission to inspire people to peace. Copeland says Big Bear is especially significant to his movie because it was through the charitable sponsorship of a cross-cultural dialog between Wisdom Keepers held in Big Bear that he met Wandering Wolf. “The Shift of the Ages” will screen at Northwoods Resort on Friday, September 20th at 12:45 p.m. The entire festival takes place September 20 – 22. More information on programming and tickets can be found...

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Open Sky Music Foundation offers school seminar

Erwin Lake, CA – May 19, 2013 – Songwriter, actor, raconteur Jake La Botz will present a Performance Workshop for students at Chautauqua High School on Monday, May 20, bringing a sample of strikingly original, acoustic folk blues to Big Bear Lake. The Open Sky Music Foundation, Inc. is presenting the event at no cost to the high school, with generous support from Open Air Big Bear and Northwoods Resort. La Botz’s back-story dramatically inspires his performances. After dropping out of school at 15, the teenager hit the road, frequenting punk rock shows, hobo camps and libraries. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, graphite factory worker and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the pre-war era bluesmen, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Homesick” James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis. The wealth of experience he acquired during that time still provides a deep well of tales from which to draw. La Botz  also leads a successful acting career, having worked in several motion pictures, often performing his own original material.  Some of those projects include; “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,” “On The Road,” based on the Jack Kerouac novel, “Rambo,” directed by Sylvester Stallone and two films directed by Steve Buscemi, “Lonesome Jim” and “Animal Factory.”  Most recently he was part of the original cast in the opening of “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” at the Alliance Theater in...

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