Jessica Brasher Takes the Crown

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 15, 2013 --With 21 hopefuls vying for the title, Jessica Brasher was crowned Miss Big Bear in a ceremony at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center last night. Her court consists of 1st-runner-up Kodie Cash, 2nd-runner-up Delaney Warren, 3rd-runner-up Raven Young and 4th-runner-up Lexi Contreras. The five girls now … [Read more...]

Pageantry at the PAC: Miss Big Bear to be Crowned September 14

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 12, 2013 -- On Saturday, September 14, the next Miss Big Bear will be crowned at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Contestants will be judged on personality, poise and presence in a pageant that dates back to the mid-1970's.  Prior to that, Big Bear girls vied for the title of "Snow Queen." This year's … [Read more...]

Share the Warmth; Donate a Coat by October 16

Big Bear Lake, CA - Southwest Gas invites the community to donate new or gently used coats during its 16th annual Winter Coat Drive. Now through October 16, coats for men, women and children will be accepted at the following locations during regular business hours:   • Southwest Gas (140 Business Center Dr. off of Sandalwood Drive, Big Bear … [Read more...]

Discovery Center Breaks New Ground

Fawnskin, CA, August 30, 2013 -- The Big Bear Discovery Center has long been an education portal to the outdoors. Now, it is the first certified Nature Explore Classroom in a U.S. National Forest. Nature Explore Classrooms are part of a collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation … [Read more...]

Gypsies, Pirates and Knights Return to Pedersen Sawmill

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      Fawnskin, CA, July 30, 2013 - This year, the Big Bear Renaissance Faire returns to Pedersen Sawmill and expands to three weekends: August 3-4, August 10-11 and August 17-18. Pedersen Sawmill is located at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin. The usual favorites will be back, including the jousting knights … [Read more...]

College App Workshop set for July 27

Sugarloaf, CA, July 26, 2013 - The Fall semester at San Bernardino Valley College starts August 19, with local classes at Big Bear High School and hundreds more online. On Saturday, July 27, BBHS will host a registration event to help prospective students with the application process, financial aid, assessment and counseling. The application … [Read more...]

Summer Theater Fest Starts on a Musical Note

Portraits of the cast from the Big Bear Summer Theatre Festival 2013

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 17, 2013 - The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival opens this week at the Bear Cave Events Center, with a Broadway revue on Thursday, the drama “Inherit the Wind” on Friday and on Saturday, an original melodrama called “The Lost Van Dusen Gold Mine (Or How I Lost My Mind)”. All Shows start at 7 p.m., with doors open at … [Read more...]

Accused Child Molester Faces Arraignment Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 11, 2013 - The County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint yesterday against a suspected child molester living in Big Bear Lake. Twenty-eight-year-old Samuel Kardos faces six felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child and two counts of sex or sodomy with a child under 10 years old.  At the … [Read more...]

Host Families Sought for Exchange Students

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 8, 2013 - International Experience USA is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the lasting benefits and positive diplomatic connections accomplished through cultural youth exchange. Exchange students are carefully screened and are eager to attend an American high school and live with a host family for an academic … [Read more...]

No forest fees on National Get Outdoors Day

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San Bernardino National Forest, June 7, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Obesity and physical inactivity are major risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physically active … [Read more...]

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