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First Baptist Church Needs Help Making 33 Quilts!

Big Bear, Ca, January 27, 2012, 12:00pm – First Baptist Church is inviting the community to help quilt 33 quilts for young girls in Burundi Africa.  First Baptist last year raised funds to build an orphanage in Burundi, which is located in Eastern Africa bordering Rwanda.  The orphanage was built and houses 33 young girls.  Currently a second orphanage is being built for 33 young boys, after funds were also raised at First Baptist.  Tomorrow the church will open its doors to its Fellowship Hall from 9am to noon, and volunteers are needed to bring fabric scraps, and sewing material to help start the process of creating the 33 quilts. If you don’t know how to quilt, local Master Quilter Susan Meyers will be on hand to teach volunteers how to quilt and sew.  Meyers told KBHR that this month she will start by teaching the volunteers how to make the easy patterns, and in February and later months may introduce different patterns.  The quilts need to be finished in May, as a delegation from the church will go to Burundi to have a dedication for both of the orphanages.  First Baptist Church is located 41960 Big Bear...

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Habitat for Humanity Home Looking For Tenants

Big Bear, Ca, January 20, 2012, 4:00pm – The 5th Habitat for Humanity home in the Big Bear Valley is well under way, as the first phase of construction nears completion.  The mission of Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity is to provide affordable housing for low-income families.  Each completed home is sold at zero percent interest to a local family, which also works 500 hours on the house. Many Big Bear area companies and individuals have donated money, services and materials, including Best Windows, Butcher’s Block, Brandon Kawa, Connelly Pumping, Big Bear Community Services District, Gary McCord, Gilligan Real Estate, Jon Wreesman, Ken Wilkinson, Kevin Shall, Kyle Lindley Construction, Mapco, Re/Max, Riffenburgh Lumber Company, Robertson Ready Mix, Big Bear Rotary Club, Rusty Barnes, Shawn McDonald, Silver Pines Escrow, Steve Elliot and Trenna Bailey.  Many other local individuals are volunteering time and manpower to help build the 1200-square-foot three-bedroom/two-bath home that includes a spacious entry deck spanning the front of the house. While the home is being built, tenants for the home are being sought by Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity.   Anyone interested in applying or volunteering may contact Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity by calling 909/273-3036 or by email to...

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Big Bear Cycling Association Seeks Volunteers

Big Bear, Ca, January 16, 2011, 5:00pm –The Big Bear Cycling Association had a busy year in 2011, and is looking to make 2012 even busier.  Last year the then newly formed Big Bear Cycling Association was able to provide a full summer ride schedule of 14 rides a week, with timed training rides, and put on the Tour de Big Bear with 600 riders.  The association also introduced the “Lids for Kids” program, with a goal of having helmets for all children 12 and under.  So far 65 helmets were purchased and distributed.  The cycling association, with help from various community members was able to put on educational seminars about health, nutrition and cycling to over 200 people.  In 2012, the group is looking to expand their programs, and launch a few new ones, and they are looking for volunteers to help grow the organization.  The group is looking for volunteers and members of the association to sit on various committees.  For more information, go to www.BigBearCycling.com or contact Craig at...

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Volunteers Needed For January Bald Eagle Count

Big Bear, Ca, January 10, 2012, 3:00pm – On Saturday January 14th, the second bald eagle count of the winter will be conducted around lakes in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains and your help is needed!  During the first bald eagle count in December, a grand total of 9 eagles (5 adults and 4 juveniles) were observed at the lake areas.  The number of bald eagles in southern California typically starts of low in December, peaking in January and February, and tapers off in March.  The Forest Service is looking for volunteers to help count bald eagles this Saturday.  Volunteer’s will be stationed at vantage points around Big Bear Lake, in which they will map and note any eagle observations during a 1-hour period on Saturday Morning.  “Through this method, the Forest Service has acquired information about areas eagles use and fluctuations in population numbers,” said Forest Service wildlife biologist Marc Stamer. “There’s no experience needed for volunteers and this is a wonderful opportunity to catch a glimpse of our breath-taking national symbol.” In addition to Saturday mornings eagle count, February 11, and March 10. Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive. Contact Robin Eliason 909-382-2832 for more...

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