The Race is on to Raise Money for MS

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 3, 2014 - National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week starts today, and locals have already started collecting pledges for the annual Walk MS event along the Alpine Pedal Path. On May 3, the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society will kick off the festivities at North Shore Elementary … [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...]

Sara Russ Maps Out Priorities For Healthcare District

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 5, 2014 - After serving a little more than a year on the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) Board of Directors, Sara Russ is taking the reins. Her fellow board members elected officers last week, and named her President, an election she calls “a rare opportunity that comes with great … [Read more...]

H1N1 Flu Strain is Still Claiming Lives

San Bernardino County, CA, February 3, 2014 - As flu activity increases statewide; the number of flu-related deaths in San Bernardino County has risen to 16 in the past three weeks--a sharp rise from the 2012-2013 season in which only five flu-related deaths were confirmed. While the majority of fatalities happened with individuals between the … [Read more...]

Emergency Air Transportation Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

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Big Bear Lake, CA, January 27, 2014 - With emergency medical helicopters costing a small fortune, some independent agencies are offering alternatives. Reach Air (AirMedCare Network) and Mercy Air (Omni Advantage) offer subscription services for off-mountain air transportation that start at $10/month. Representatives from the companies will be at … [Read more...]

Have a Ball With Your Sweetheart

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Big Bear Lake, CA, January 17, 2014 - This Valentine’s Day, the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation and the Bear Valley Hospital Foundation will present the Sweetheart Ball at Northwoods Resort. The festivities on February 14th will start with cocktails at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6:00. Guests can dance to the “Sounds of Frank Sinatra” by … [Read more...]

The Trouble With Conifers

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Big Bear City, CA, January 16, 2014 - For all the work trees do to clean our air, pollinating trees are the bane of allergy sufferers. This week, the unseasonably warm weather and windy conditions are making the situation worse. Several websites that rate pollen levels on a scale from 1 to 12 show Big Bear averaging 9.1 over the next few days, with … [Read more...]

Women and Children Have a New Local Resource

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 27, 2013 - Big Bear Women, Infants, and Children--OR “WIC”-- CLinic is now open at the Brenda Boss Family Resource Center at the Bear Valley Community Hospital on Garstin Drive. The WIC clinic will be open Monday and Tuesday, 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM. The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health … [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...]

Medical Supplies Center Closes With “Heavy Heart”

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 16, 2013 - The medical building at the corner of Fox Farm Road and Sandalwood Drive is going through some more changes. Gloria Wandell, who co-owns the building with her husband Mark and Dr. Richard Baumgartner, says they are quickly phasing out the Medical Arts Supplies and Wellness Center. Starting in January, the … [Read more...]