The Tudor House Will Host Special Memorial Day Event Honoring Our Veterans

black and white 1944 world war ii“Words on the Wind: Letters Home from Our Soldiers” will be presented at The Tudor House dinner theater on Memorial Day, May 25. Admission to this special event is free and it is open to everyone. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Patrons who choose to order dinner and/or drinks (or both) will be able to because food will be available.

This special event will include a reading of letters from servicemen and women from World War I (known as The Great War), World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq.

For reservations call (909) 336-5000 or long onto: http://www.TudorHouseEntertainment.

The beautiful, historic Tudor House  is located at 800 Arrowhead Villa Road.

Remember our troops and those who gave their lives in the line of duty defending our country and our way of life.

This should be a memorable and emotional evening for everyone who attends whether they served during a time of war or knew someone who did.

Be prepared to leave this beautiful venue with more respect for our service members that you did when you entered this beautiful and oh-so-special local historical restaurant.

Remember the saying that “All Gave Some…..Some Gave All!” Come and honor those that did and died and honor our men and women who serve our country all around the world.




Mountain Sunrise Rotary’s Upcoming Garage Sale May 22-23 it not be said that local Mountain Sunrise Rotary members in Lake Arrowhead aren’t progressive….because, as we know, they are!

The members are hosting their first-ever garage sale on May 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 28575 Manitoba Drive in Lake Arrowhead., The site is located near Church of the Woods.

How wonderful to hear that a generous donor gave this local Rotary group hundreds of items including microwaves, lamps, purses, wallets, belts, costume jewelry, bedspreads, comforters, rugs, heaters, pillows, sheet sets, toys and so much more there’s not enough room to type all the fabulous goods.

Knowing Rotary and their commitment to “our “Rim of the World communities they want to share their good fortune with everyone who attends by keeping the prices low. In fact, they have so many different items they will be using not one, but three, driveways. In case you’re wondering, about 99 percent of the items are brand new so this “garage sale” is going to be fabulous, fun and a real “shot in the arm” for Rotary as well as all the people who gobble up all the fabulous items.

Sounds like a real Win-Win event for everyone involved: for Rotary and all the people who attend and snatch up all the great items.

Remember, the dates are May 22 and 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 28575 Manitoba Drive in Lake Arrowhead.

This is definitely one of those events that the saying “be there or be square” might apply only an even better one is “be there or be sorry!”


Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Purchases Finalized

Just waiting for enough snow.....keep the faith! It will come and you can be ready  for some great skiing at Snow Valley. For the website log onto: for all the information. Pray for will come!

I don’t have much information yet on the very recent finalization of the purchase of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit in Big Bear Lake. The new owner has begun considering upgrades to the locations so I’ll stay up on this local Running Springs area San Bernardino mountains skiing information.

Fortunately those of us in the Rim of the World communities have Snow Valley right around the corner on Hwy. 18 and it is basically owned by one man who has owned it for years and years. W.R. Sauey loves Snow Valley and even when times are tough he continues to support this local ski area with his funds, his heart and his soul.

We, who live in the Rim of the World areas are lucky to have a man who loves Snow Valley and supports it to the “enth degree.”



R.S. Rustique Furniture Set for July Mountain Arts Festival

Hot on the tails of last year’s great event Rustique Furniture will be hosting another Mountain Art Festival at their Hwy. 18 site in Running Springs. The fun will be held July 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Over 25 booths will be “staggered” around the business area that is located at 32088 Hilltop Blvd. and with all the excitement it always draws a great crowd.

Interested in having a booth? If so, vendor applications are available to photographers, carvers, signmakers, crafted items, paintings, jewelry, wind chimes, glass or leather crafts, chainsaw carvings, birdhouses, all sorts of decor items, paintings and many hand (not foot) crafted items. The vooth fee is $50 for both days so if you’re interested be sure to contact this fascinating business.

In addition to all the fabulous art and artisans the day will feature live music and a delicious BBQ.

For more information call (909) 867-7071. The business is located at 32088 Hilltop Blvd. close to what “we” oldies but goodies remember as Lloyd’s restaurant.

The owner of this incredible business is so incredibly talented and on weekends you can’t help but almost stop and look at the beautiful wood carvings.

This is a community event so if you’re interested in having a booth and enjoying this fun day call (909) 867-7071 and tell them you want to be there.

For more information send an e-mail to:




Six U.S. Marines From Camp Pendleton Killed in Helicopter Crash in Nepal

marine Corps logoThe Department of Defense has released the names of six U.S. marines who were killed, along with two Napalese soldiers, when their UH-1Y Huey helicopter went down in the mountains of Napal on May 12. All of the fallen Marines were members of Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, from Camp Pendleton, California.

The following Marines lost their lives, far too soon.

* Captain Dustin R. Lukasiewicz, a UH-1Y pilot with Marine Light Attack Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton. He was a native of Kansas.

* Captain Christopher L. Norgren, a UH-1Y pilot with HMLA-469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, He was a native of Kansas.

* Sgt. Ward M. Johnson, IV, a UH-1Y helicopter crew chief with HMLA-469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He was a native of Florida.

* Sgt. Eric M. Seaman, a UH-1Y helicopter crew  chief with HMLA-469, marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He was a native of California.

* Cpl. Sara A. Medina, a combat photographer with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa, Japan. She was a native of Arizona.

On May 17, Nepalese soldiers and service members from Joint Task Force 505 safely recovered the fallen U.s. and Nepalese service members to the Tribhuvan international Airport in Katmandu, Nepal. The soldiers and Marines were honorably received and will be transported to the appropriate medical facilities to be properly identified.

JTF505 Commander Marine Corps Lt. General John E. Wissler thanked the people of Nepal and the Nepalese armed forces for their selfless dedication in the search and recovery of the fallen service members. He said, “I am honored to serve along alongside the Nepalese soldiers and to call them my friends. You never hesitated in the joint effort to bring our brothers home. Everyone united; the soldiers hiking through hazardous terrain, the pilots flying in uncertain weather conditions and the Nepalese special forces standing watch over our Marines on the mountainside at night,” Lt. General Wissler said. “We honor our fallen comrades through our unselfish support to each other in this time of grief. The fallen service members were courageous, selfless individuals dedication to the international Humanitarian Aid Mission here in Nepal whose memories will live on through the lives they touched during this disaster relief operation and in their previous service to their countries,” he concluded.

JTF 505 arrived in Nepal April 29 to conduct humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations following the April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The helicopter crashed about eight miles north of Charikot, Nepal, which supporting casualty evacuations following a second earthquake 7.2 that occurred May 12.





Another Fabulous AH Arts Concert: The Four Preps Were Fabulous!

Four Preps concert 051Last night the beautiful ballroom at the Lake Arrowhead Resort was filled to the “gills” with members and supporters of the fabulous long-standing Arrowhead Arts Association. This event was very special and there wasn’t an extra seat to be found when the classic 1960s and 1970s group, “The Four Preps” took to the stage in the hotels’ beautiful ballroom.Four Preps concert 062

To put it mildy, anybody who was a “baby boomer” was absolutely in heavy and I know there were a lot of people singing quietly along with this talented group that throughout the decades has thrilled “baby boomers” with such hits as “Down by the Station,” Santa Catalina,” “A Lazy Summer Night” and on and on and on. If you were sitting in that ballroom (as I was) I can attest to the fact that 99.99 percent of those guests felt like they were right back in high school or college. Last night’s performance was one to remember, that’s for sure.

It was fun to watch some couples (led at first by Bob and Diane Gladwell) quietly dance and enjoy the incredible concert, the lyrics and the atmosphere that prevailed in that beautiful room.

While, through the decades, some of the original Four Preps have moved Diane and at Four Preps(one way or the other) their replacements and their harmony as a group is so terrific that everyone sitting in that room absolutely lapped up all the great sounds and wrapped their minds around great memories of long ago.

With hits in the 1950s and 1960s, the Four Preps held the spotlight for many, many years and those of us who were teens lapped it all up. To see and hear this group was a thrill and the “teenagers” that were at the resort lapped up every single second of great music, great memories and so much fun.

Thank you Arrowhead Arts Association for giving all of us “oldies but goodies” great memories of high school, boyfriends, girlfriends, going to the beach, having great times with our friends and staying out longer than mom or dad said.

If you miss this “look back” to great old-time, with this great old music, you don’t know what you missed! Words cannot explain what a wonderful time we “oldies but goodies” had at this event. I know everyone is that beautiful huge ballroom enjoyed every single moment!

The thundering, long applause and very enthusiastic standing ovation the group received told the tale of this great nostalgic event, far more than any words I can think of right now.

Because this incredible group of dedicated music supporters does so much to bring music to the mountains throughout the years they have sponsored and thrilled literally thousands of residents and visitors with the musical performances they bring to local residents who are fortunate enough to attend these exciting musical events.

As part of the organization’s outreach one of the main programs they supply is to help local Rim of the World students (even home-schooled students) with financial help to learn to play a musical instrument. Through this organization’s continued devotion to helping local children learn to enjoy, and often play, magnificent music. In so many different ways these members are passing the torch, so to speak, to younger generations who, hopefully, will do the same as they age.

Oh, what a night!


Rain and Fog Didn’t Stop the Running Springs Farmer’s Market and Contractors Expo

fruit and vegetable basketThe famous Scottish poet, Robert “Robbie” Burns, had it right and today the saying “the best laid plans of mice and men” came directly from this long-ago poet who, in Scottish, posted the line “the best laid schemes o’mice and’men/oft a-gley.” That saying is so appropriate for yesterday’s Running Springs Farmer’s Market and annual  Contractor’s Expo.

The thick fog and damp sprinkles kept a lot of people away but overall, for the weather conditions, the show, like a good Broadway production, “went on.”

Many of the Farmer’s Market vendors showed up and although they may have been bundled up a tad, they were here. It was another successful event even though there were very few (like one) vendor for the contractors’ event.

Thanks to all the market vendors and   Alex’s presticide-free fruits and vegetables  for showing up and driving up Hwy. 330….really heavy fog, light rain et all from Redlands.

You know, mountain living is always interesting. As soon as people think they have the weather figured out, good old Mother Nature throws us a late snowfall or rain or both (or, in yesterday’s case, all of the above!)

Thank you to all of you residents and visitos who bundled up in coats or jackets and came on over to the site. While it was cold it was also fun! The vendors and the market and the sponsors, the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce thank you!

A big “shout-out”  to Kustom Garage Doorz for attending the contractor’s expo. This Lake Arrowhead-based business is family owned and operated and we appreciated their dedication and interest in attending what proved to be the soggy-wet, very-cold expo. By the way, the business is owned by Lee Hitt and he is licensed/bonded and insured. To reach this local mountain business call (909) 273-3928 or (909) 273-3975.