Category: Health

BBMS Students Raise Money to Help Fellow Students in Flint, MI

Big Bear, Ca, June 2, 2016 – Big Bear Middle School students are aiming high in the name of fundraising for themselves and students of Armstrong Middle School in Flint, Michigan, who may have been affected by the Flint River crisis. Drinking water in the Michigan town has been heavily contaminated by lead due to the toxic and corrosive nature of the river. This year, Big Bear Middle School Fundraising efforts have been to raise money for an Elkay EZ H2O water bottle filling station for the campus and a matching unit for Armstrong Middle School. The Flint station will help to cut down on plastic waste from the influx of plastic water bottles that have been sent to the area. Armstrong Middle School is not directly affected by the Flint River water issue, but many of its students are. Local students have raised money by making blender-bike smoothies, and hosting the Salsa Showdown and Healthy Taste of Big Bear dinner during STEM night.  Students were able to raise enough money for the Flint station, and with a generous grant from the Big bear Chamber of Commerce, they will reach their goal of installing a water station at Big Bear Middle School. For more information about the fundraising and how you can contribute, call Big Bear Middle School at...

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4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Big Bear, CA, May 29th, 2016 – The Big Bear Triathlon is back for its Fourth Year!! Join them in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. Big Bear will be hosting two distances for this event, Sprint and Olympic. While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer. Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon...

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Breakthrough Task Force Hosts Open House

Big Bear, CA, May 12, 2016 – On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., the Breakthrough Task Force will host an Open House to showcase the work of the coalition over the past year and introduce residents of the Big Bear Valley to the Homeless Outreach Proactive Enforcement (HOPE) Team of San Bernardino County. The Breakthrough Task Force is a local coalition dedicated to finding ways to reduce underage access and use of alcohol and other drugs through positive and creative community efforts. The coalition is comprised of community members and partners who have an interest in seeing these goals accomplished....

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Film Screening Focused on Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Big Bear, CA, April 15, 2016 – On April 20, 2016, Big Bear Prevention of Rim Family Services and the Breakthrough Task Force will host a community night in the Big Bear Middle School cafeteria where the film “Behind the Orange Curtain” will be screened. This film focuses on prescription drug use among youth in Southern California. Following the film, a brief presentation will be made giving community members information on how they can take action to prevent prescription drug abuse in our Valley. “Behind the Orange Curtain” delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in Orange County, one of the most affluent counties...

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Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Appoints New CEO

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 12, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is pleased to announce the appointment of John Friel as the new Chief Executive Officer effective May 9th, 2016. He will succeed David M. Faulkner, who has served as the Healthcare District’s Interim CEO since August of 2015. Board President Donna Nicely noted,“ The Board is thrilled to have unanimously approved John Friel as our new CEO. We believe that he is a great fit for the District, as well as the community.” She also expressed gratitude for the leadership provided by David Faulkner as Interim CEO. “He...

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