Category: Big Bear Businesses

Stay Safe and Use a Designated Driver this Halloween

Big Bear, CA, October 24, 2016 – For all those planning to party this Halloween, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver! Our wonderful mountain community has a great program, the Big Bear Designated Driver Program, which offers incentives for designated drivers across the mountain. The Big Bear Designated Driver Program was put in place by the Breakthrough Task Force in order to keep the roads safe for both residents and visitors. The program does not provide designated drivers but encourages people to be the designated driver for their group of friends or family. Many wonderful businesses on the mountain participate in the program. Designated drivers who dine or shop at these businesses receive perks for committing to be the designated driver for their group. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Big Bear Designated Driver sticker in the window! The Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol give out official designated driver wristbands to the designated driver along with a discount of the establishment’s choosing such as free nonalcoholic drinks for the night, a free appetizer, half price off your meal and so on. After visiting the alcohol serving restaurant or bar, the designated driver can redeem this wristband at participating local shops and restaurants as a coupon. The California Highway Patrol supports the designated driver program because it works and saves lives. Remember, if...

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Extraordinary women receive distinct honors from Senator Mike Morrell

Big Bear, CA, October 11, 2016 – It’s not often that one gets noticed for their positive feats and impact on the community. But each year, Senator Mike Morrell calls attention to iconic women in the 23rd Senate District who are exemplary figures within the towns and cities they live through the Women of Distinction Awards. This year’s ceremony and dinner on Oct. 7 recognized three finalists from Big Bear Valley, alongside other women from the district: Dena Arbaugh, Big Bear Middle School principal; Linda Ricchiuti, owner of The Copper Q; and Pamela Scannell, executive director of the Big Bear...

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Free LED Lights, Food and Fun at BVES’ Annual Customer Service Week

Big Bear, CA, October 1st, 2016 – Bear Valley Electric Service will be hosting its 2016 Customer Service Week from Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7. The grand finale takes place on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a free barbecue lunch. Customers will also be given two LED light bulbs and two LED nightlights with a copy of their electricity bill. These bulbs can replace any 60 watt incandescent bulb, are dimmable, energy star-rated, and have an estimated energy cost of only $1.08 per year. “We look forward to Customer Service Week every year,” said BVES Interim Director Paul Marconi....

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Southwest Gas Collecting Coats for Annual Winter Coat Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2016 – Southwest Gas would like to share the warmth this winter and invite the community to its 19th Annual Winter Coat Drive. If you or someone you know are in need of a warm coat this winter, the Southwest Gas employee volunteer team BLUE, which stands for Building Lives Up Everywhere, will be distributing coats, free of charge, to children and adults on Tuesday, October 18, from 11 am to 2 pm in the Vons Parking lot. If you would like to donate coats there are 8 convenient drop-off locations for new or...

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New Wine Bar in the Village OK’d by City Council

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2016 – On July 11, the Big Bear Lake City Council approved a new wine room and restaurant at 560 Pine Knot Avenue in the Village. The facility for Dave Stone’s latest venture, called the Black Kat, was approved through a plot plan review by the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission in May. That decision was appealed to the council by Bill Young, a lodge owner on the north side of the new facility. Young cited noise, music, and trash pick-up times among other issues he was concerned with. The appeal was first...

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