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Distinguished Big Bear Residents to Receive ‘Eagle of Excellence’ Awards

Big Bear, CA, May 27, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake will host its eighteenth annual “Eagle of Excellence” Community Service Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Sunday, June 7th. The dinner and awards ceremony is dedicated to honoring members of the Big Bear community that exhibit a very high caliber of professionalism, enthusiasm, work ethic and commitment to service, not only in their vocational field, but also in how they demonstrate excellence in the personal giving of time, energy and influence on others within the Bear Valley community. Since the Rotary Club began this program in 1998, over 91 individuals, mostly non­ Rotarians, have been honored with the “Eagle of Excellence” award. This year’s honorees include a distinguished group of Bear Valley residents from a variety of professions. The 2015 group of honorees include Renee Wagner, owner of the Barnstorm Restaurant who has volunteered her time with Rotary, Doves, and the Arts Council; Paul Senft, a software designer and IT lecturer who, among other things, has been very involved with the Big Bear Valley Education Trust and the AARP TaxAide Program, providing free tax services to seniors and low income families in Big Bear; Ed Wallace, who serves on the boards of the Sierra Club – Big Bear Group, the Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the Big Bear Valley Education Trust, and Friends of the Big Bear Valley;...

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Xeriscape Garden Tour Highlights Beautiful Landscapes and Water Conservation

  Big Bear, CA, March 4, 2014 – With Spring approaching, thoughts are turning to gardening and planting. 2013 was the driest year on record in California and aside from our recent storm, 2014 is shaping up to be another very dry year. Native and drought tolerant plants are definitely a wise choice for your garden. They may cost slightly more up front than other plants, but they’re heartier and require less water, and they’ll come back year after year. 2014 marks the 12th year for the annual Xeriscape Garden Tour, to be held on July 19th. Experts will be on hand at each of the homes on the tour to explain the ins and outs of creating a beautiful landscape and conserving water at the same time. To get some ideas on what to plant in your Xeriscape garden, go to: sierraclubbigbeargroup.org to download pictures of  gardens from past tours. For additional information on this year’s tour or to have your garden included in the tour, contact Christie Walker at...

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Xeriscape Garden Tour This Weekend Celebrates 10 Years

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 13, 2012, 8:00am – The Xeriscape Garden Tour will celebrate its 10th year of showcasing homes that exemplify the best in water conservation through Xeriscape landscaping. The tour is set for Saturday, July 14th and will feature 6 to 7 gardens, two nurseries and the Flower Show and Plant Sale at the PAC. Highlights of this year’s tour will include: a FireWise home, which showcases how to be both drought-tolerant and fire safe at the same time; native plant expert Orchid Black at Hunters Nursery answering questions about the benefits of native plants; and a new scavenger hunt component at each home where kids and adults can search for unique, highlighted garden art or features. Participants can start the free tour any time between 9 am and noon at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery on Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake. Attendees will have until 4:00 pm to complete the self-guided tour. Booklets, a map to the locations and signs will help attendees drive from one location to the next. Sierra Club volunteers are on hand at each home to guide arrivals and point out some of the features at that home. The start location will have a number of booths on hand with information on composting, water conservation and native plants. The purpose of the tour is to educate homeowners and increase awareness of the use of...

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