Dancer/Painter Combines Art Forms at Month-Long Exhibit

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July 21, 2014, Big Bear Lake, CA - The Gallery in the Village is brimming with talent, with this month’s Featured Artist George Gootson--a respected local landscape painter--and Guest Artist Elizabeth Szymczak on display through August 13. The public is invited to a free reception to meet them and discuss their work on Saturday, July 26th from … [Read more...]

Astronomical Society Explores Cosmos

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 19, 2014 - Visitors to Big Bear often comment on how bright the stars are at night, and there’s a couple of reasons for that. Our altitude of over 6700 feet gives us excellent transparency, and the lack of many street lights keep the skies appropriately dark. Given those conditions, our mountain is the perfect place to … [Read more...]

Fireworks in Big Bear: The Best in SoCal

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Big Bear, CA, June 28, 2014 - On Friday July 4th, Big Bear residents and visitors to our valley will be treated to one of the largest and most unique fireworks displays in all of southern California. Shot from a barge in the lake, the fireworks are brilliant in our clear mountain air and we get the added bonus of their reflections on the … [Read more...]

Palm Springs Film Festival Brings “One World” Film Tour to Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 27, 2014 - The Palm Springs International Film Society is teaming up with the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival and Wolf Creek Resort to present the renowned One World film tour this weekend. One World is a free community screening of the best international short films from around the world. This summer and … [Read more...]

David Leach Honored by Arts Council

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 25, 2014 - David Leach got special recognition and a lot of laughs at The Arts Council’s annual meeting this month. The board of directors thanked him for his 14 years of work on behalf of The Council, shared stories about his many accomplishments, and presented him with a plaque. Holding the plaque up to the audience he … [Read more...]

Old Miners Days has Rich History

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Big Bear, CA, June 14, 2014 - In the summer of 1927, Big Bear had a parade celebrating its history that went right down Pine Knot Blvd. Local Big Bear historians think this may have been the true beginning of Old Miners Days. This year marks 65 years of Old Miners Days, Big Bear's longest running community event. Back in the early days through … [Read more...]

Big Bear’s Night Sky is the Star this Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22, 2014 - The StarLight Festival comes to Big Bear Saturday and Sunday bringing a unique celebration of science and technology. Happening at the Northwoods Resort and Conference Center under the beautiful, clear Big Bear skies, people will be educated and entertained in an engaging atmosphere of music and art. Hours for … [Read more...]

Santa’s Village: First in the Country

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San Bernardino Mountains, CA, May 17, 2014 - When Santa's Village opened it's doors in 1955 in Skyforest, it was the first franchised theme park in the country, beating Disneyland's opening by more than a month. It was the first of three Santa's Villages built by developer Glenn Holland. In it's heyday, it was one of Southern California's biggest … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Give Big!

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 7, 2014 - Organizations that enrich our community hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and many residents do their best to attend and contribute. This year, we’re trying something different. Following the incredible success of Give BIG Riverside County, the Big Bear Valley is participating this week in Give BIG … [Read more...]

From Gold to Green: Old Miners Association Celebrates the Past, Encourages a Sustainable Future

Liz Harris, pictured here at age 10, will be this year's parade Grand Marshall.

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 4, 2014 - Mining engineer and American President Herbert Hoover once said, “The supreme purpose of history is a better world,” and a local non-profit is taking this to heart. As it celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, the Old Miners Association will still pay tribute to Southern California’s largest gold rush but … [Read more...]