From Wildlife Habitat to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

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Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2014 - In 1959 a forest fire engulfed the San Bernardino National Forest and in the aftermath, several injured animals were found that required care. A makeshift hospital and rehabilitation area called the Wildlife Habitat was set up where the zoo is currently located. Two bobcats and an orphaned baby black bear were the … [Read more...]

Guiding Teens Toward Healthy Relationships

Big Bear, CA, March 18, 2014 - According to a national survey, one in three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. In collaboration with Common Ground, DOVES will be educating parents, grandparents, teachers and community members on the warning signs of teen dating … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Stars in Big Bear Lake

March 17, 2014 - It’s an event Big Bear’s clear skies were made for: a StarLight Festival designed to inform and entertain both kids and adults. The AstronomyOutreach network is presenting this free, public event in the Village, from 10:00 a.m. to midnight on May 24th and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 25th. There will be hands-on activities, an … [Read more...]

Singing Pines Expands to Accommodate Growing Demand

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 21, 2014 - After nearly five years at their original location west of the Village, the Big Bear Valley’s only private school moved to new grounds this week. Singing Pines School has no religious affiliations, but it now occupies three large classrooms in the Gunther Center at Community Church by the Lake. The school … [Read more...]

Best Essay Will Win Pirate’s Booty

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 20, 2014 - It's never too early to start saving for college. Local kindergartners have a chance to win a $25 scholarship by drawing a picture of a pirate, and older students can compete for much bigger scholarships with their writing. It’s all part of the Pirate Essay Contest presented by the Bear Valley Renaissance … [Read more...]

Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

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Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 - Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the … [Read more...]

Google to Preserve Big Bear’s Treasures

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Big Bear City, CA, February 16, 2014 - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a new partnership this month between the County Museum and the Google Cultural Institute. Through their Art Project, the Institute will film and photograph various exhibits at the Museum, covering the cultural and natural heritage of the San Bernardino … [Read more...]

The Bronx Gardener: Changing Landscapes and Mindsets

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 9, 2014 - The Big Bear Lighthouse Project’s Vision Summit is something hundreds of people look forward to every year. In fact, it sold out in 2013, headlined as it was by the bestselling author and farming philosopher Joel Salatin, whose mission is to “develop economically, environmentally and emotionally enhancing … [Read more...]

The Big White Dome on the Lake

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, February 1, 2014 - Have you ever wondered what that little white building with the big white dome on top is doing sitting on the north shore of our lake? It's looking at the sun. The Big Bear Solar Observatory was built by the California Institute of Technology in 1969, but management of the BBSO was transferred … [Read more...]

It’s “Appy Hour” for Educators

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Redlands, CA, January 15, 2014 - Barnes & Noble Redlands is treating teachers right. The bookstore invites middle and high school students to enter the My Favorite Teacher Contest for a chance to win cash and recognition for their school. It starts with kids writing an essay, poem or thank-you letter for an educator that has especially … [Read more...]