Category: Dining

Fireworks Committee Promises Largest Show Ever

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 28, 2013 – Thousands of people line the shores of Big Bear Lake each year to view one of the largest and most elaborate fireworks displays put on in Southern California. This year, the annual July 4th celebration will add 10% more fireworks, including some pyrotechnics never before seen locally.  KBHR 93.3 FM will continue its long tradition of broadcasting synchronized patriotic music. The show begins at dark, usually right around nine o’clock. Fireworks are shot off from the middle of the lake from a large barge, prepared and manned by Rotarians, volunteers from throughout the region, and a crew from the largest fireworks company on the West Coast, Pyro Spectaculars. The extravaganza is once again designed by Skip Suhay, underwritten by the City of Big Bear Lake and supported with donations from many local businesses and individuals. Additional fireworks are shot off from a smaller barge on the lakefront near Marina Resort as a special treat for those at the Rotary Fireworks and Barbecue. This year’s restaurants are Barnstorm Restaurant and Red Baron Pizzeria, who will serve dinner between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.  A $25 ticket buys a steak or chicken meal and entry to the Marina viewing area for the lakefront fireworks display.  The $20 ticket buys a hamburger or hot dog meal and entry to the viewing area.  All meal tickets include salad and...

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Visionary farmer to speak at the PAC

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 17, 2013 – The Big Bear Lighthouse Project has recruited the country’s most influential farmer, Joel Salatin, to deliver the keynote address at their 2013 Community Summit. Salatin is a third generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The family’s Polyface Farm has been featured in Smithsonian, National Geographic and Gourmet magazines, as well as countless other radio, television and print media outlets. Profiled on the “Lives of the 21st Century” series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma by food writer guru Michael Pollan and in the award-winning film documentary, FOOD INC. Salatin has authored eight books himself, including EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO IS ILLEGAL: War stories from the local food front and FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World. Here are just a few of the guiding principles that made Polyface famous: * TRANSPARENCY: Anyone is welcome to visit the farm anytime. No trade secrets, no locked doors, every corner is camera-accessible. * GRASS-BASED: Pastured livestock and poultry, moved frequently to new “salad bars,” offer landscape healing and nutritional superiority. * INDIVIDUALITY: Providing plants and animals with a habitat that allows them to express their physiological distinctiveness is a foundation for...

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Nottinghams hosts high school fundraiser

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 21, 2013 – Nottinghams Restaurant & Bar is once again supporting Big Bear High School athletics and music programs. On Sunday, February 3, they’re hosting a Super Bowl Pool & Party Fundraiser. Contact Shelly Egerer 909 659-6646 or Rebekah Romero 909 374-2145  for more information....

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Chocoholics, Mark Your Calendars!

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 3, 2012 – A collection of local B&B’s known as A Big Bear Bed & Breakfast Experience is hosting the annual “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” event. On December 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to go a self-guided tour to sample chocolate treats in the form of desserts and appetizers. Stops include four bed & breakfast establishments, a food specialty store, a café and a bakery. Guests will not only savor delectable chocolate, but also get to see the beautiful interiors of Big Bear’s B&Bs decorated for the holidays. The tour is free, but to get the locations, guests must download the Big Bear Loves Chocolate flyer at or pick up the flyer at the Big Bear Visitor Center located at 630 Bartlett Road in the Village.  For more information, call (909)...

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NSES Hosts Breakfast with Santa

Big Bear, CA, November 20, 2012 – North Shore Elementary School will be hosting “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday,  December 1st from 8:00am to 12noon.  The $5.00 breakfast charge includes pancakes, sausage, and a drink.  Bring your own camera for a photo opportunity with Santa or purchase one of two portrait packages available from the Chris Harrell Photography Studio.  Children who visit with Santa will receive a free treat bag and given the chance to write a gift wish-list letter to Santa.  The “Breakfast with Santa” event at North Shore Elementary, located at the corner of North Shore Drive and Stanfield Cutoff, will also include music, dancing and caroling and is open to the...

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