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Sweet Valentines
I hope you all had a sweet Valentine’s Day. Adjusting to being single again has been an ongoing process so I wondered how the day would unfold.

Happily, it was a good one filled with the sweetest Valentines and filled with lovely warm interactions.

My hope is that yours was lovely as well.

From what I hear the Moose Lodge was hopping–and Kevin did an outstanding job with the steak and lobster.

Fawnskin WinterFest
Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon the Fawnskin WinterFest on Saturday.

Sorry, but I didn’t get any notification (as you know, GG does not rate) and my recent commitments contributed to the fact that I missed any previous announcements.

The event was lightly attended, a few vendors were present in the Triangle but the vast number of visitors to the valley managed to motivate a few of the vendors to stay longer than the 10am-2pm time frame.

Roof Snow Issues
I got a few views of some of the roof damage here in the valley when I spent some time with a friend who happens to also be a contractor.

It seems that a lot of the roofs and porch coverings in the valley were not correctly secured with bolts–but with nails.

The recent snowfall put enough weight and strained to damage a number.

Down the road, I caught up with Jerry whose renovation was nearly complete when a neighboring tree crashed down through two areas of the house. Fortunately it missed the contractors who were present working on the finishing touches.

Unfortunately, the tree broke through two different areas of the home damaging the roof, rafters, and the water seepage ended up warping the floors. I had toured the remodel prior to the storm and am so sad that this has been a set back but Jerry stressed that the good thing was that nobody was hurt.

What a great attitude, ‘Atta Boy!

Man about Town
One of the major fundraisers for the Soroptomist of Big Bear Valley is the Man about Town fund-raising campaign. This year’s candidates include:

  • Eric Schwartz (co-owner of Get the Burger),
  • Gabriel Rojas (co-owner of Sonora Cantina and Old County Inn),
  • and David Leach, president of the Arts Council and MARTA Board.

This year’s fundraiser’s goal is to support the ongoing effort of stopping teen violence in the valley.

Amgen Tour
Mountain Folks are into sports and the big buzz is over the weekend is that the 2010 Amgen Tour of California is officially coming to Big Bear.

The event will take place over eight days and our segment from Pasadena to Big Bear will take place on Friday, May 21st. Big Bear is part of the Stage Six route and has the distinction of being the event’s first mountain finish at 7,000 feet. (The May 21st will start at 9:45am and and will arrive in Big Bear Lake at approximately 3pm for the finish.)

Top professional cyclists who are participating include Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Dave Zabriskie and George Hincapie.

The Amgen Tour of California is the largest cycling event in America and has been compared with the Tour de France.

Past host cities and surrounding regions report an economic benefit from the race and it is hoped that the Big Bear Valley and surrounding mountain communities benefit from the event and the media exposure.

Okay, that is the news for now. Have a great week!

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