Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley…..and that trolley is right here in the Rim of the World communities.
Mountain Transit began the service on Friday, May 19 and business is booming. This delightful “old-time” bright red trolley takes passengers from Lake Gregory to Lake Arrowhead and it will be running all summer long. The route will include Toptown in Crestline, Blue Jay, Lake Gregory, Twin Peaks, Tudorville SkyPark and Lake Arrowhead Village. On weekends there are evening hours for those who might be attending an evening event or for those who just want to see the sun go down around beautiful beautiful areas of the Rim of the World communities. This big red trolley is a big hit already. For route information call (909)878-4200.
This delightful new addition to the Rim of the World communities is already a big hit so plan to take a ride to your next event because part of that event would be the fun ride in the bright red trolley. I can’t help but think about the fabulous child star, Judy Garland, when she sang the Trolley song in a long ago fabulous MGM film. She would have loved to ride in this new trolley….so “clang, clang, clang!”

The Arrowhead Arts Association-Thanks for All the memories!

If you’ve lived in the Rim of the World communities hopefully you’ve heard about the utterly fabulous organization…..the Arrowhead Arts Association. Don’t worry, if you don’t live in Lake Arrowhead because their “goodness” to the communities extends across the “Rim” communities.
From helping students who want to play an instrument to providing absolutely fabulous concerts this organization is, and has been, a major organization throughout the Rim communities.
One of the most delightful events is the Summer Music Festival at the Arrowhead Lake Association’s lovely Tavern Bay Beach Club. This year’s concerts will include the incredibly fabulous “Pete Jacobs and His Wartime Revue” on Thursday July 20. Be prepared for some great swing music so shine your shoes and be ready to dance the night away to this fabulous band.On July 27 at 6 p.m. Nancy Walker will astound everyone with her Patsy Cline music. Are ‘ya ready for some fun and great music???? You’ll have a great time at these events.
Closing out the Arrowhead Arts concerts for his year is the annual Fall Music Festival which will be held on Sunday September 17 at the beautiful Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church near Lake Arrowhead. The Riverside County Philharmonic will again grace the church with their magnificent music. As always, the Arrowhead Arts Young Artists Ensemble will add their talent to the performance when they “lead off” the music. General admission is $25, preferred seating is $40 and students K-12 are free with an adult.
For further information or to reserve seating call (909) 337-4296 for any of these special events. Information is also available by logging onto: http://www.ArrowheadArts.org.
See you at the concerts. Trust me, you’ll love every single second!

Arrowhead Arts: Fabulous! If you’re not familiar with the Arrowhead Arts Association let me happily know about this wonderful organization that has been bringing music to the mountains for many years. Throughout the years it ha been my privilege and complete delight to attend so many of their fabulous concerts throughout the years and the upcoming one is right around the corner) with the 5th annual Mountain Artists Tour Music Festival. This fun event is held right the lake at the Arrowhead Lake Association’s Tavern Bay Beach Club. The music is always fabulous and the venue is wonderful….right by the lake…it just doesn’t get better than that. The Summer Music Festival is always great fun as the perormances are right next to the lake. This year’s festival will include the always fabulous Petee Jacobs and His Wartime Revue. (You’ll love it just me, you’ll think you’ back in the swing era.You’ll love it! The show begins at 6 p.m. so go early so you can get a parking space. With the wonderful concerts by the Lake you’ll love minute. On Thursday, July 27 at 6 p.m. Attendees will thoroughly enjoy Nancy Walker who sings Patsy Walker music and it truly is fabulous. If Patsy Cline was still alive I know she would think she was hearing herself sing those great songs. She’d thoroughly enjoy every second of this great concert. Ticketts for these concerts arr only $20 for adults and when accompanied by an adult, students from Kindergrten to 12-yearslld are free with an adult.Trust me, the kids will love the great music and the venue, right on the shore of Lake Arrowhead, can’t be any better. Come and enjoy these concerts….you’ll have a ball. The ending concert sponsored by the association will be the Fall Music Festival at the magnificent Our Lady of the lake Catholic CChurh. This fall event begin at 3 p.m. and the always-wonderful Riverside County Philharmoic will fill the church to the rafters. If you love magnificent music don’t miss this event. In addition to the Riverside Philharmonic the Arrowhead Arts Young Artists’ will Ensemble will lead off the program. You will be amazed at the young singers in thi s Arrowhead Arts-supported group of talented musicians. Preferrd seating is $40, general admission is $25 and students Kindergarten through 12th graddse are free with an adult. Don’t miss this wonderful, uplifting concert and be sure to attend the concerts by the lake. Remember to tak a sweater. You’ll love these concerts! Aren’t we lucky to have an organization that is so devoted to bringing beautiful music to our communities!