The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 20

Issue 20
Not Necessarily News for Fawnskin, California
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GG’s Notes
Thanks to all of you who have been checking in on me. I didn’t move or disappear! Instead, I’ve been busy working on my new book due on my editor’s desk in mid-January. Although the book won’t be out until next fall, the process of editing, cover design, marketing and advance promotions takes a while.

I did manage to get out for an event in Big Bear Lake last week with several other authors. The ONLY author not from Fawnskin lamented that she was probably missing out on something good–she asked, “What is it about Fawnskin that draws so many creative types?” I laughed and told her that was our secret!

I did manage to get out to the Moose Lodge for taco night this week and then visited the “dog house” across town where the whole pack ran out to great me. It was a great dog party and I loved the attention and furry frolicking.

Have a great holiday and don’t forget to call the hotline with any news or tips!

Don’t miss the regular updates at the Fawnskin Flyer online at

Buy the Fawnskin Flyer for .25 cents at the Fawnskin Market or Moose Lodge 2085.

G.G. (Gossip Girl)

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 866-3013
Post Office 866-3245

Fawnskin Flyer Tip Line:
Fawnskin Flyer Sponsorship: 1-800-818-7387

Fawnskin Notes
The Christmas Tree Lighting times have changed. Drop by Fire Station 49 on December 3, 2005 at 2:30pm for hot dogs and other snacks while you make decorations for the tree. The tree lighting is now scheduled for 5:30pm. The Fawnskin Mayor candidates will all be on hand for the lighting.

BTW: This is the first year that Big Bear Lake hired a professional company to decorate their tree. The decorator is out of Oceanside and decorates trees for some BIG resorts they have been busy for days. The village will also have large red bows on all the lamps around town and will be allowed to keep them for subsequent use in the years to come.

On the local scene I have heard the NSIA (North Shore Improvement Association) and Chamber of Commerce talk about decorating town. Maybe you guys should get together on this!

The first teen meeting was held earlier this month at the Moose Lodge. The attendance was light but the kids really do want to see if they can give it a go. The next meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2006 at 6:30pm. If you are a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and have a pre-teen or teen–get them to this meeting. Call David Emig for more information at 878-4030.

VOTE: There has been a little more activity around the Mayor Race. If you have ever wanted to buy a politician–do it now. You’ll never be able to do it so cheap! $.25 per vote. Drop your coins at Bear Creek Nut & Coffee, North Shore Café or Moose Lodge 2085.

Moose Lodge 2085 members don’t forget the monthly Texas Hold’em Tournament. Held the first Sunday of every month at 2:00pm, there are great prizes and great fun–so belly up to the bar for your buy in! Sorry, but you have to be a Moose member to play…if you are not, have a local sign you up!

Finally, Lakota’s by the Lake anticipates opening by the last weekend in November. The bar will be open and the upscale dining experience will be a nice addition to our little town. Robin, the proprietor of Bear Creek Nut & Coffee owns this place, too.

Visitor Views Recently I ran into a couple who fell in love with Fawnskin. They seem to be up here every weekend and have big, bright smiles and amuse themselves by reading the Fawnskin Flyer. One reads while the other drives and they get a good laugh. Their experiences here have been great and I believe they have entered into escrow here in the valley. One of the things they love is the friendly atmosphere and the goofy gossip in this rag.

On the flip side, I just got an anonymous email from some visitors who liked the area but that were under the impression that Fawnskin was not the place for them. They had a few complaints about the town and the Fawnskin Flyer. Since they didn’t have the gumption to leave a real email address, I answered them online.

You gotta admit this place is unique. I had to explain that the Flyer is a gossip rag (with a little bit of news) and doesn’t pretend to be anything else. Also, that we know all our neighbors (unlike most of the people around southern California) and so spend time at the homes of our neighbors. In addition, we get together in groups for coffee or meals at the local restaurants and meet for social events at the Moose Lodge.

We disagree and we make up. We know each others faults and strengths. But above all we comprise a unique community unlike any other in the valley. It reminds me of life in California back in the 1960’s.

Remember, if you have something to say–just say it. You can post it right online for everyone to see.

Finally, it takes a special type of person to live here in Fawnskin. If you love it great–if not, get out and find your Garden of Eden–so you can be happy instead of wasting your time complaining.

Here Comes Santa!
Recently speculation that TWO Santas would be present during the tree lighting ceremony is false. Some residents were concerned that seeing double might traumatize the youngsters around here. Fear not!

Tom Core
Tom Core , the historian for Bear Valley, has not been doing well. I got to visit him not too long ago and he was in good spirits. He is however on oxygen and the battle with cancer has slowed him down. I forget how old he is–ninety-something–I think.

Tom did manage to finish his book project and it just went out to the book publisher recently. I am not sure when it is due out but the keep your eye out for this classic history book, “The San Bernardinos” in the near future.

Bad Behavior
You know I hate to not give you all the news but I do actually screen some of the stuff that comes across my desk or that is delivered by the phone. Now, if it ends up in the sheriff’s log then it is fair game!
You might not have heard about the “bad boys” in town. Unfortunately, they got into a bit of trouble for commercial burglary and charges are going to be pressed.

The upside of the whole thing is that some of those young men got the holy c**p scared out of them when they were hauled away in handcuffs. They got a ride to the slammer in a patrol car, too.

The downside is that some lies were told and the lack of accountability is the reason for their plight. Also, an adult is speculated to have knowingly contributed to the delinquency of those minors–and didn’t report the incidents.

They’d be in better shape if they were honest. Parents got the heads-up prior to the arrests and we all hope this turns out to be a good wake-up call.

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