School District Launches Pilot Program for Vertical Farming

Stephen Ritz with typical Tower Gardens

Big Bear City, CA, August 11, 2014 - The Big Bear Valley is keeping step with what’s become a national mainstream trend: growing local, organic food. Last April, educator Stephen Ritz brought his message of healing the food system to the annual Lighthouse Summit--inspiring many audience members to ditch fast food in favor of more fresh produce. … [Read more...]

Hard Closure at Maple Lane on Monday Morning

Big Bear City, CA, August 2, 2014 - On Monday morning, the Caltrans paving project on Highway 38 reaches Maple Lane. Beginning at 8 am on Monday August 4th, you will not be able to turn up Maple from either direction. This will not affect morning bus runs or drop-offs to Big Bear High School, however after the 8 am closure, drivers and buses … [Read more...]

Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 - Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar … [Read more...]

From Big Bear to Africa

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Big Bear, CA, June 17, 2014 - Keenan Emmett Dolan and Jordan Romero left Big Bear yesterday on their journey to Africa. The two Big Bear High School graduates are heading to the country of Malawi to help build a school. They have joined the group buildOn, who mobilizes urban youth through service and education to help build schools in remote … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Give Big!

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 7, 2014 - Organizations that enrich our community hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and many residents do their best to attend and contribute. This year, we’re trying something different. Following the incredible success of Give BIG Riverside County, the Big Bear Valley is participating this week in Give BIG … [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...]

Dental Screenings Made Easy

Big Bear Valley, CA, March 10, 2014 - Going to the dentist can be uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a child. So when kids can get screened in familiar surroundings, it’s a less threatening experience. The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake is providing just that on March 11. Their annual dental screening program is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to noon at … [Read more...]

Teenager Profits From Public Speaking

Prize-winning speaker Elizabeth Johnson with English teacher Brad Rice

Big Bear Lake, CA March 6, 2014 - Big Bear High School student Elizabeth Johnson took home the $200 prize for 1st place at the annual Speech Trek contest for high school students. Her five-minute speech addressed the topic of “Women at the Top…Why Not?” Judges will now view performance DVDs of first place winners from throughout the state and … [Read more...]

Student Videographers Can Win $100

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2014 - The Lighthouse Project is sponsoring a Video Contest for grades six through 12 on the theme of “Kids Do Amazing Things.” Students are invited to make an inspirational video up to 30 seconds long, then do their best to make it go viral. Contestants should upload their videos as Public to their YouTube … [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...]