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Fawnskin is Pretty in Pink!

Fawnskin is pretty in pink since the cherry blossoms have been making their grand appearance.

In some areas, they have already bloomed and changed–but in other locations, such as this one, they are still buzzing with bees as pollination takes place–which might be why you are sneezing.

Over at GG’s Grotto I have a lot of apple and pear blossoms. The lilacs have bloomed but are very dark this year.

My Aspen buds have finally opened up–and I am hoping we don’t have any freezes until they stabilize since that type of late event can ruin the crop for the year.


Post Master Mike is off for his daughter’s wedding this weekend and GG hopes to have breaking news photos from the event soon.

This wedding has been keeping him busy and the family is excited about it for some time.

However, PM Mike has been talking about the possibility of a five day delivery week for a while. In case you missed it, the US Postal Service hit the news yesterday.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe indicated that no post office closures were likely. However, more rural mail facilities could see reduced hours of operations.

The Postal Service is exploring options and anticipates completing the research by September 2014 with the goal of saving an estimated half billion dollars annually.

Under the new plan, communities would be given the option of keeping their area post offices open but at reduced hours. USPS is pushing for Congress to pass legislation that would allow the agency to move forward on its multi-billion dollar cost-cutting plan, which includes an end to Saturday mail delivery.

Rural communities such as Fawnskin are concerned over proposed cuts include ability to get timely mail delivery of prescription drugs, newspapers, etc., during this election year.

Don’t go postal…read more at NPR or the USPS FAQ page.

In the meantime, our Post Office is finally getting that face lift–new stain went on today.

Spring Has Sprung in Fawnskin!

Fawnkin Monthly Potluck

It is once again time for the monthly North Shore Improvement Association’s potluck.

During the winter months, residents and members meet at the old Miller Park School House located at 1178 Chickasaw (at Mohawk) in Fawnskin.

The NSIA wants you to show up at 5:30pm for socializing but the potluck starts at 6:00pm.

Bring a dish to share and grab a friend, neighbor, relative or guest to join the fun.

Speaker this month is Stacey Gorin of the Discovery Center and her presentation will be followed by Bingo.
Bingo to follow the guest speaker

For more information or questions please call Chris at (310) 880-3645.

Coffee Time

Starbucks on Christmas Tree Lane (aka Interlaken) will be hosting a coffee seminar and tasting for locals and visitors on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. You’ll be able to taste coffee and sample pastries during this informative session that will share information on their roasting process and coffees.

No RSVP is required to attend. GG also wants to congratulate Big Bear local, Nicole Berneker for her May 7th promotion to manager. It is always nice to have a local in charge–plus, GG was there on the day she started so it is super exciting to see her progress.

If you haven’t heard, you can take advantage of the Frappuccino Happy Hour until May 13, 2012 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm.

Moose Lodge 2085

Moose Lodge 2085 is holding a Legion Meeting on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:00am to be followed by a Highway Clean-Up at around 10 or so. Drop by and sign up if you would like to volunteer.

Moose Lodge 2085 will also be serving up burgers and hot dogs starting at 10:00am on Friday, May 18, 2012 for the Big Bear Climb aka Amgen Tour. Stop on by for a snack while you wait for the racers. Learn more about Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour.

That is it for now…except Jack left the nest again on Tuesday. I saw an adult over at Grout Creek that day–but no Jack yet.

Do you have an eagle eye? See the Bald Eagle?

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