GG’s TOT | February 9 2012


Above: Fawnskin after the “storm”

So, Fawnskin residents found that the recent storm didn’t leave much white stuff on the ground over here in our mountain lake resort.

The wind chill after the precipitation sure reminded me that, despite appearances, it is winter.


Around town, neighborhood residents attracted the attention of the local sheriff’s department and a few are spending some time away from home as a result.

Other than that, it is still a bit quiet around these parts.

Post Master Mike wanted me to remind you that new week is “sweet treats” down at the Fawnskin Post Office.

Although there is an “official” day scheduled for Valentine’s Day. The unofficial word is that people will be taking treats down all week and you are invited to do so as well.

Valentine's Day

NSIA Potluck
The monthly potluck will be held on Monday, February 13, 2012 at the Old Miller School House located at 1178 Chickasaw Lane in Fawnskin.

Robin Eliason the wildlife biologist for the San Bernardino National Forest Service will be the guest speaker on Being A Good Neighbor To Forest Fauna.

Socializing begins at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share and a neighbor!

Bingo is scheduled to follow. NSIA is reminding members and those interested in joining that it is time to pay your annual dues. Membership is $10.00 per person or $20.00 per family.

Big Bear Discovery Center Eagle Count
As you know, US Forest Service Biologists and volunteers observed between 6 to 8 eagles around Big Bear and Baldwin Lake areas during the last eagle count.

Speculation is that more eagles have migrated down from their northern breeding areas and volunteers are needed for the next one-hour eagle count this Saturday, February 11, 2012. No experience is needed but volunteers should dress warmly and bring binoculars and a watch.

US Forest Service biologists will host a free one-hour educational eagle presentation at the Discovery Center at 11:00am on Saturday as well. This is the perfect time to learn more about the migration, behavior and how the eagle has miraculously recovered from historical lows as an endangered species in the 1970’s.

The Discovery Center scope will be available for viewing a popular roosting tree at Eagle Point where you may get a glimpse of an eagle. These bald eagles normally migrate out of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains in late March, heading back to summer homes in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada.

In recent years, a pair has remained at Lake Hemet and successfully produced several eaglets. We also have an individual residing here in Fawnskin.

If you are interested in volunteering for the eagle count, meet at 8:00am at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive. Contact Robin Eliason at (909) 382-2832 for more information.

The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) will be holding Public Workshops about the Comprehensive Operational Analysis, an in-depth study of MARTA’s existing transit services, which will assist in improving operation and management of MARTA services.

Workshop will be held:

February 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
City of Big Bear Lake (Training Room)
39707 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA

The public is invited to attend and Dial-a-Ride service will be provided free-of-charge for those needing transportation to the workshop. Please call the day before to book a ride. For more information call (909) 878-5200.

Bear Valley Business Bunch

GG’s been venturing out of Fawnskin lately and attended the Bear Valley Business Meetup. The group meets weekly at areas around the valley and is attended by a variety of local business owners who gather to network and socialize.

So, stay warm and have a great weekend. Check back again on Tuesday for the next exciting installment.

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