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...]

Community Colleges Enrolling for Spring

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San Bernardino County, January 10, 2014 - Whether you want to drive 25 miles to the nearest campus or learn online from the comfort of home, you'll find lots of classes to choose from during the spring semester at local colleges. Start dates at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) and Crafton Hills College (CHC) are coming up fast on January … [Read more...]

Strapped for Cash? Strap on the Snowshoes!

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Fawnskin, CA, January 6, 2014 - For the third year, the Southern California Mountains Foundation will team up with REI, Rancho Cucamonga to host Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and other winter activities for free. On … [Read more...]

“Loving Life Center” Opens to Public on Solstice Saturday

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 20, 2013 - Psychologist Robin Bradley, educator Joe Bradley and Marriage and Family Therapist Gina Weiss have revamped a historic log cabin as an office space and gathering place called the Big Bear Loving Life Center. The trio’s individual pursuits include counseling practices, EarthHEAL, Big Bear THRIVES!, the … [Read more...]

Mountains Foundation Named “Partner of the Year”

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Fawnskin, CA, December 10, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service has named the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) their “Partner of the Year” for achieving exceptional results in inspiring more visitors to connect, recreate responsibly and serve their public lands. As Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore put it, “Only with … [Read more...]