Bear Mountain snow area in Big Bear Lake is opening for the 2013-14 winter season Wed., Nov. 27 with first chair at 8:30 a.m. There will be opening day celebrations at Bear Mountain including drink specials at the Beach Bar, DJ SlipMatt spinning, giveaways from Neff, a message in a bottle contest and more. The resort will have Chair 9 accessing the top of the mountain with intermediate to advanced terrain features from top to bottom. This will include access to trails: Upper Park Run, Expressway, The Gulch, and Lower Park Run. Continue reading
Representatives of Bear Valley Community Hospital will host a Town Hall meeting concerning hospital services and healthcare coverage options this Thursday, November 21, at the Big Bear Christian Center at 800 Greenspot Blvd. (Cross St: Erwin Ranch Rd.) in Big Bear City from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Continue reading
Pop-surrealist artist Rusty Sherrill will host a “Meet the Artist” event at Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room, 40645 Village Drive, on Sat., Nov. 23 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Several of his original paintings are on display in the Tasting Room, including caricatures of Iggy Pop, Johnny and Joey Ramone and the Rat Pack.
Rusty, also a self-published co-author of a young-adult sci-fi novel and a short story, will be available to answer questions and demonstrate his technique. Original paintings, prints and books will be available for purchase.
With his wife, Cathy, Rusty has co-authored illustrated “Lucy the Little Robot Girl,” a full-color, young adult sci-fi/fantasy short story. Continue reading
The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce announced today the promotion of Pam Scannell,
former operations manager, to Big Bear Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Scannell began her new duties on November 16.
According to Marlene Cain, chamber board chair, Scannell joined the Chamber in 2009 as membership sales and development coordinator. In recognition of her operations expertise and accomplishments, she was promoted to operations manager in 2012.
Scannell has been in retail for most of her career, including 14 years in retail management. Prior to moving to Big Bear in 2006, Scannell lived in England where she worked for a major English retailer. Continue reading
Shortly after 8:00 a.m. today, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station began an investigation of reported suspicious circumstances in Sugarloaf. The reporting party stated that while her 13-year-old daughter was walking to the school bus stop at the intersection of Barton Lane and Victoria Lane, she was followed by 2 male adults making inappropriate comments. When the juvenile was able to get to the bus stop safely, she noticed that she could no longer see the subjects. The juvenile received a ride home from a family member and the incident was reported. Continue reading
The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, in partnership with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, will host a free Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) seminar on Monday, November 18, from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Big Bear Elks Lodge at 40611 Village Drive in Big Bear Lake. LEAD is a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees and applicants. The LEAD seminar will give ABC licensees: Continue reading
The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake will give Santa some help with its annual Santa visit program. For more than 30 years the Rotary Club has been providing Santa visits to Valley children. The Rotary Helper Santa will visit any child in the Big Bear Valley, bringing age appropriate gifts to each child in the family.
Santa normally visits upwards of 1,000 children each year. The visits this year will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2013. All families, local and visitor, are invited to call for a Santa visit. This is a free service provided through the generosity of Rotary Club members. Club members act as Santa helpers traveling with Santa around the valley. Continue reading
The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce’s Wed., Nov. 13 Business Expo and Community Honors Luncheon brings local businesses together. The day-long event begins at 7 a.m. at Northwoods Resort and Conference Center and concludes about 2 p.m. following the luncheon. Continue reading
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Nov.3, 2013, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to Bear Valley Community Hospital to follow up on a reported assault. They learned that a 32-year-old female had traveled to Sugarloaf Park and parked her vehicle in the parking lot. The victim left the vehicle and a white male adult then attacked her. Continue reading
To encourage residents, second home owners and visitors alike to sample the extensive selection of eclectic Big Bear Valley eateries, the Big Bear Village Voice has launched its Discount Diner program.
The program is simple. Pick a restaurant and purchase a gift certificate from the Website, www.DiscountDiner.net or www.BigBear.pro, for half its value. This month we welcome the exquisite Stillwell’s Restaurant at Northwoods Resort to the Discount Diner program. Continue reading
The Community Arts Theater Society will present a musical variety show, “Christmas In The Mountains” featuring an original play, “Screwge of Starvation Flats, A Big Bear Christmas Carol” written by Karen Sargent Rachels at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Nov. 15, 16, 20, 22. 23, 26, 29, 30 at 7:30 & Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1 at 1:30. All
performances are reserved seating, and prices, depending on date and location of seats, range from $16 to $28 for Adults, $15 to $26 for Seniors and $9 to $19 for Kids under the age of 18. For info and tickets go to the CATS website at www.bigbeartheater.org or contact the PAC box office at 909-866-4970. Continue reading
Celebrate Wolf Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on Sat., Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be educational and fun things to do at the zoo. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo joins other zoos and animal sanctuaries around the country in celebrating Wolf Awareness Week.
Speakers will work to dispel the many misconceptions and myths about wolves. The event educates the public on the important role that wolves play within the ecosystem. There will also be a rendition of Little Red Riding Hood, where we will learn that the wolf is not so bad after all.
Practice your howling skills and see if your howl is good enough to get the wolves to howl back. The zoo currently has 12 gray wolves to howl with. Continue reading
Enjoy daydreaming about a day with Jason or a date with Michael Myers, then the Big Bear
Valley is the Halloween hot spot for you.
The celebration of All Hallow’s Eve begins with Big Bear Valley Rec and Park’s “Panic in the Park Haunted House III” in the Meadow Park gym. It’s five chances to go beyond the veil and visit the likes of ghosts, ghouls, witches and goblins. There’s a huge live cast featuring a terrifying array of things that go bump in the night.
The haunted house opens Fri., Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. It will terrify you again Oct. 19, 25, 26, and 31. If you’re faint of heart or maybe a little younger and working up the courage to face the full production, a not-so-scary edition if offered from 5-6 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is $10 to the Haunted House and $5 for Haunted House Lite. Meadow Park gym is at 41220 Park Ave. in Big Bear Lake. For more information, call Park and Rec at (909) 866-9700 or click on www.bigbearparks.com. Continue reading
The city of Big Bear Lake has proclaimed Sat., Oct. 19 as “Sparkle Day” promoting cancer
awareness. The public is invited to a meeting of community leaders and cancer survivors for a program beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Copper Q on Pine Knot Avenue.
Hospital representatives will provide cancer screening information. Following the program, everyone is invited to join the Sparkle Brigade Walk through the Big Bear Lake Village.
Campaign coordinator Jan Pflaum developed the Sparkle Day campaign with Copper Q’s Linda Ricchiuti, Bear Valley Community Hospital CEO Ray Hino and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare Foundation. Sponsoring businesses and supportive individuals are referred to as Sparkle Boosters. Continue reading