Board of Supervisors “Salute” Lt. Nathan Poloski of Lake Arrowhead

Amber_Waves_of_GrainThe San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will adjourn their upcoming Sept. 23 meeting in recognition of Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, who recently died in the line of duty in Afghanistan. I know his family and friends appreciate this “remembrance” to his life that was cut short while serving in the ongoing war in the Middle East.

May this gesture help give his family and friends some solace to know that the supervisors, as well as Americans everywhere, share the unbelievable loss they are experiencing.





Full Nighttime Closure of Hwy. 18 in the Narrows Oct. 16 and 17

Caltrans logoState Route 18 (Hwy. 18) will close at night between the State Route (Hwy.) 138 cutoff and Crest Forest Drive (The Narrows) on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The closure is needed to “clean” the slopes and embankments to prepare for the winter season and for snow storage. The work is being done at night so residents and visitors will not be impacted during daylight work hours.

Caltrans is asking for your patience during this much-needed maintenance operation and they regret that everyone will need to use alternate routes during the closure period.

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Recreation and Park District Meeting Set for Green Valley Lake

RimBannerNewThe Monday, September 22 meeting of the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District board of directors will begin at 6 p.m. at the Green Valley Lake Community Center. The center is located next to the lake and across from the Lake Inn on Green Valley Lake Road.

The public session will begin at 6 p.m. and all residents and visitors are welcome to attend.





Tuesday: Lake Arrowhead Concerts Appeal at Board of Supervisors Hearing

The County Government Center in San Bernardino.

The County Government Center in San Bernardino.

The issue of the Lake Arrowhead Village Concerts and Events Conditional Use Permit Appeal Hearing will be discussed by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors at 10 a.m on Tuesday, September 23. The hearing will take place in the board of supervisors’ chambers in the county government center at 384 North Arrowhead Avenue. The hearing room is located on the first floor of the building that is located at 385 North Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino.

If you plan to attend to address the supervisors (or simply see what happens) be sure to get to the government center early as parking is always an issue.

If you wish to speak you must fill out a speaker slip and they are always at the table immediately inside the large glass doors that open into the hearing chamber. If you do choose to address the board of supervisors you will be given three minutes to state your case and give your opinion, pro or con.

The Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce hopes that many people will attend this important hearing. Having been a longtime reporter who has attended hundreds of hearings since the 1970s I know it is important for people to attend to show support regardless of whether they are pro or con on an important issue.



Two Casualties Remembered…………

soldiers holding flagThe Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier and a Department of Defense civilian who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 16 in Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an enemy attack.

My condolences to the family and friends of Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Columbus Ohio. The major was assigned to the headquarters and headquarters battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The second casualty was Stephen Byus, 39, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He was a civilian member of the Defense Logistics Agency I Land and Maritime Unit in Columbus, Ohio. He was working as a supply specialist and he was assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan while he was deployed.

My thoughts, and I’m sure the thoughts of Americans everywhere as well as civilized people around the globe, share the sorrow their families and friends are enduring. Both men were executed in the desert by ISIL militants. May their families and friends find some comfort in knowing that Americans everywhere share their incredible loss and disgust at their recent executions.


A Few Tickets Left for the Arrowhead Home Tour

drawing ticketsIf you miss the upcoming Lake Arrowhead home Tour on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 you’re going to miss a wonderful event. This will be the 40th year this”peek” into some of the most beautiful (or unique) homes in the Lake Arrowhead areas are open to guests who hold tickets to this glimpse into  how “the other folks live.”

The fun begin on Friday night with the VIP Gala which includes great music and food. This delightful event is held  from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beautiful Koetsier residence, one of the homes on the tour.

The following day the home tour begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. so ticket holders have all day to wander around to the four homes and enjoy admission to the Burnt Mill Beach Club wine and cheese reception.Guests will receive a souvenir wine glass and they will enjoy the wine (of course, you can’t just have the glass!), cheese, delicious food and wonderful musicians. Home Tour tickets are $50 and that includes the reception.

For tickets and more information log onto: The Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce is located in Lake Arrowhead Village near McDonald’s so if you want to go to the office and purchase tickets you can do that as well (as long as they hold out). For information call the chamber at (909) 337-3715.

Remember, no children under 12-years-old can enjoy the home tour until they’re older. Also, be sure to take a hat and comfortable shoes because you’ll be doing a lot of walking, especially if you plan to enjoy peeking into all the homes.

Tired of your old decor? Need some great new decorating ideas? Go on the home tour……………’ll come away with some new ideas and I’m sure “your hubby” will be thrilled! He may not even want to you attend next year…..especially if you go back home with a long “honey do list.”  Oh, well…….

Have a great time. You will! Visit as many of the homes as you like…one or all of them. You’ll have a wonderful and fun day!



Fascinating Exhibit Coming to County Museum

Ever heard of an aquaponics greenhouse? If not, you should go to the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, Sept. 20 to find out about this exciting and unusual exhibit right in Redlands.

During the opening day, a variety of hands-on activities will be offered for children and families. Activities start at 10 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. All these fun activities are included in the normal museum general admission.

The greenhouse is a design/build project partnership that includes volunteers from the Incredible Edible Community Garden; Serving Proud Industries, a Veterans Service Program; San Bernardino Veterans Affairs; and Integrated Infrastructures, a planning and architecture firm. The installation is funded by the U.S. Forest Service with additional support from Braceros Landscaping and Maintenance, Home Depot North Upland Store, Riverstone Industries, Invisible Structures, Art Specialties and educator Mary Walls.

“The Aquaponics Project is a great example of volunteers and agencies, including the County Museum, working together to provide practical and inspiring learning opportunities,” said Leonard Hernandez, the museum’s interim director. “It’s location, beside our ethnobotany garden, reinforces the premise that native plants and responsible use of resources, including water, can play an important role in our everyday lives.”

“With Aquaponics you have a renewable source of protein as well as a renewable source of produce,” said Eleanor Torres, co-executive director of “Incredible Edible Community Garden” and “Serving Proud Industries. It is a scalable and contained system that can feed a family for relatively little money,” she said.

The museum is located at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The site is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for military or seniors, $7 for students and $5 for children five to 12-years-old. Parking is free. The museum is accessible to people with disabilities and if assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed to enjoy the exhibits or programs requests can be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to a visit. The visitor services’ number is (909) 307-2669.

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