The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 5 July 29, 2005

The FAWNSKIN FLYER
Volume 1 Issue 5
July 29, 2005

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS FOR FAWNSKIN, CALIFORNIA
Priceless when posted! Otherwise .25¢

In This Issue:

  • Fawnskin Flyer Dot Com Goes Live!
  • July & August Fawnskin Events
  • Big Bear Syndrome
  • Meet Your Neighbor: Kim Dando
  • Bad Behavior: Boys Will Be Boys
  • Fawnskin Fashion Award of the Week

Fawnskin Flyer
As promised, you can now view the Fawnskin Flyer online daily at http://www.fawnskinflyer.com. You can make donations online but support this publication through the following specials:

Get a short paragraph or ad on the fawnskinflyer.com site or get a link to your existing website for only $30 for the first year.

Have a web page on fawnskinflyer.com for $100 for the year OR get the page with your own URL domain name and email address for $150. (Includes a link from the main flyer pages.)

Sponsor the printed issue for $15 or a $50 bucks for the month. It won’t be anything fancy, but it is cheap! Just give Guerrero Ink a call (800) 818-7387 if you are interested-or write a check!

Please call the tip line  or email from the site to keep us informed of the latest, greatest scuttlebutt and news around town. Remember, we won’t be malicious-but we will be interesting. This rag isn’t meant to be taken seriously but just to be fun and useful to all.

Get the Fawnskin Flyer for .25 cents at the exclusive distributor, the Fawnskin Market.

Thanks for your support!
Diana L. Guerrero

TOWN TIPS
Public restrooms are located in the triangle area of town. Look for the deer statues and you’ll find the facilities in the building nearby.

Necessary Numbers:
All are (909) area code unless listed otherwise.
Fire Station 49 866-4878
Arson Line (800) 468-4408
Forestry Officer 866-3437 x2810
Fish & Game Tips (888) 334-2258
Solar Observatory 866-5791
Discovery Center 866-3437
Camp Whittle 866-3000
Serrano Campground 866-8550
Fishing Licenses 866-9464
Fawnskin Market (Bait & Adventure Passes) 866-9543
Moose Lodge 2085 (Private Club) 866-3013
Post Office 866-3245

Fawnskin Flyer Tip Line:

Fawnskin Flyer Sponsorship: 1-800-818-7387

Fawnskin Events
There is a whole lot going on here in Fawnskin. I’ve included select events here. Visit the online issue for a more complete list with details/times.

July 30-31, 2005
Loggers Jubilee in Fawnskin
July 30, 2005
Doo Dah Parade in Fawnskin
July 30, 2005
Discovery Center Gala
July 31, 2005
Fawnskin Festival at Moose Lodge
August 1, 2005
Fawnskin Chamber at BBARWA
August 7, 2005
Zoo Fundraiser at Inn at Fawnskin
August 8, 2005
Community Potluck at Fawn Harbor
August 9, 2005
Big Bear Chamber in Fawnskin
August 19-20, 2005
Moose Lodge Camp Out
August 27, 2005
Summer Picnic at Fawn Harbor
August 27-28, 2005
Seda Demo Days at North Shore Trading Company

Big Bear Syndrome
Mountain Peeves by Colleen Nuzzo
It must be in the water. That’s the only explanation I have for what I call the “Big Bear Syndrome.” There are many components to this condition, but this week I will focus on looking for work.

I recently went on a job interview that went very well. Then when it came to salary, the interviewer said, “Well, you know this is Big Bear…” and proceeded to offer me an insulting wage for a job I was overqualified to perform. I found out later that the same company offered someone else even more money than they offered me.

In the resort business, paying the front line people a decent salary might improve (decrease) the complaints and problems they have with customer satisfaction. However, these are the people that are expected to work like dogs, and have little incentive to perform well. I guess that’s why this particular company is frequently running an ad for the same position.

Then there are the companies that continually run ads, and don’t even respond to resumes. They don’t call or write to say, “No, we have filled the position,” or “You aren’t what we are looking for..” or even “Thank you for responding.” At least drop me an email me and tell me to go jump in the lake!

Hey, I can pass a drug screening! I show up on time and dressed in a suit. I have good references. I even have experience and a car, and most of my teeth.

I can understand that many small businesses cannot offer competitive wages, and benefits are out of the question. But, there are many companies up here that are actually doing really well, and guess what ? They expect their employees to just be grateful for a job because they live in Big Bear. And that’s wrong.

Meet Your Neighbor
Kim Dando is the proud owner of PO Box 1 in Fawnskin. This fine individual began teaching in 1988 and has the distinction of being the winning recipient of TWO $10,000 grants from BP America. (She won the 2005 grant despite over 900 other applicants.)

As a result, her students at Lucerne Valley High School have been reaping the benefits of her hard work through new equipment and innovative programming.

Dando arrived in the Big Bear Valley in 2002 shortly after 9/11. She said she just wanted to get as far away from New York as she possibly could.

Kim insists that her most unusual accomplishment was chasing an iceberg off the coast of Labrador in a 14′ dingy. She doesn’t swim!

Locally, she just finished her debut as a nun in the production of “The Sound of Music.” (Look for her in the Doo Dah Parade with her fellow cast members.)

When I asked her for a quote she said, “Stand up for what you believe in–even if you are standing alone.”

Kim can often be found with her sidekick Mike at Moose Lodge 2085. Look her up and say, “Congratulations!”

Bad Behavior
Recent scuttlebutt and the big social faux pas of the week is a problem that has been escalating for at least a month–that I know of.

It seems a town newcomer started mouthing off about an old timer…not old really, just that he has been on this mountain since he was a teen. I’ll keep his age a secret out of respect for my elders.

Anyway, the misunderstanding began after suppositions were voiced that the old timer called an enforcement agency over some work the newcomer was involved in.

Next, accusations began to be hurled around town. Many locals told the newcomer to, “shut his trap.” This was to no avail, and a local bartender even threatened to 86 the guy during one rant session.

Well, the final straw occurred when another new resident called me about the bad behavior and expressed the intention of getting in the middle of it. I suggested I talk to one of the town “enforcers” instead.

I did, and as far as I know the public exhibitions should stop. If not, tell the mouthy male to be quiet or provide evidence. Can’t we all just get along?

Hey! If they don’t settle this what if we sponsor a session with these two guys and a mediator? Whatta-ya-think?

Fawnskin Fashion Award of the Week
My neighbor John was out working in the garden this week when I noticed the duct tape around the tops of his shoes. I laughed and teased him.

However, when I mentioned it in town, one of the guys said, “Everyone knows it keeps the foxtails and dirt out of your socks and shoes.” John’s wife said it ruined his socks…but what do I know? We mountain folk have some functional fashion ideas!



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