R.S. Chamber Hosting Annual Installation and Awards Dinner

The Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors at last year's great event!
Several of the above-photographed board members will be returning to serve another year on the board of directors. Longtime president Kevin Somes will also serve another term as president of the local organization.

Members of the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce still have time to submit nominations for the upcoming awards which will be bestowed on individuals and businesses during the organization’s annual dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, November 7. The evening will include a delicious dinner as well as honoring individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions throughout the  year in ways that help enhance, primarily, the Running Springs, Arrowbear Lake and Green Valley Lake areas. The award categories include: an individual, club or organization and/or local, county, state or federal agencies. The nomination deadline for these awards is Thursday, October 29 at 2 p.m.

For decades, the chamber has acknowledged residents who give to their communities, organizations that make life easier and better for local residents and visitors and to those people who have gone beyond the call of duty to help make the local Running Springs, Arrowbear Lake and Green Valley Lake communities a better place to live and work.

The installation dinner is always an exciting event so to reserve a place contact the chamber of commerce office at (909) . The prime rib dinner will be catered by Bacchus (aka Blondie’s) and it is always delicious. In addition there will be a table filled with great donations from chamber members or their chamber contacts  as well as a silent auction. This event is a great way to get a head start on holiday shopping and it helps the chamber at the same time.

Come and enjoy this special event and honor residents who continually help make our communities a better place to live and work. The charge for dinner is $25 per person.

For information on the installation call (909) 867-2411. Feel free to leave a message if you would like someone to return your call.

Snow Valley Lift Ticket Promotion at R.S. Farmer’s Market Concludes September 26

snow-valley-snow-006Thanks to Snow Valley’s general manager, Kevin Somes, purchasers at the Running Springs  Farmer’s Market can again get a free lift ticket at the popular, longtime ski area that is located about five miles from the “town” of Running Springs.

One free lift ticket for the 2015-16 ski  season will be given to purchasers who buy $25 or more from one or more vendors at the farmer’s market. Ordinarily Snow Valley’s holiday adult tickets are $69 per person which makes this great promotion really worthwhile.

The Running Springs Farmer’s Market takes place on Saturdays through September. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it’s located in the property located by First Mountain Bank on Whispering Pines. Snow Valley has been so generous for the past two years to be a huge part of this promotion and it has been, to put it mildly, a great idea and it has been very successful. Not only do purchasers receive a free ticket if they spend the minimum amount of $25 at one or more vendors, but they get to look forward to shooshing down the slopes when the snow flies (which, hopefully it will do this year.

Naturally, this free ski pass promotion is limited so tickets are limited to two per person.

 

….And There Was Dancin’ and Singin’ at the R.S. Mountain Top Days Party August 7.

....And there was dancin' and singin' and a whole lot of fun at the 2015 Mountain Top Days party in R.S.  that brought out lots of people who had a great time. This photo was taken at the site on Saturday, July
….And there was dancin’ and singin’ and a whole lot of fun at the 2015 Mountain Top Days party in R.S. that brought out lots of people who had a great time. This photo was taken at the site on Saturday, July

Another Mountain Top Days in Running Springs has come and gone but it certainly was a lot of fun. The one and one-half day event began with an incredible parade followed by Friday Night Live. This fun event is held on property owned by local beautician  Susie Heisler and it abuts Commercial Way. Each year there dancin’ and singin’ and a lot of fun at this event that features a live band and entertainment, even for those who don’t get up and dance. It always draws a big crowd that more than thoroughly enjoy themselves and that’s true for children as well as adults. It’s always fun to see the little ones dancing and having such a good time and it is, of course, great to see everyone enjoying themselves outdoors under the stars!

Following the successful Mountain Top Days Parade it was time to dance and celebrate. Great hot dogs and food and terrific live music and dancing!
Following the successful Mountain Top Days Parade it was time to dance and celebrate. Great hot dogs and food and terrific live music and dancing!

Another big “congrats” to the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce for a day and a half of fun! A big thank you to Susie Heisler for the use of her property at Cut Above salon. It’s a great place to throw a party! This year’s Mountain Top Days parade was an enormous hit so it was a great evening all the way around!

Havin' a great time? You bet! The annual Mountain Top Days party always draws a lot of people who enjoy the evening air, the great band, the food and the fun! Another R.S. Area Chamber of Commerce HIT!
Havin’ a great time? You bet! The annual Mountain Top Days party always draws a lot of people who enjoy the evening air, the great band, the food and the fun! Another R.S. Area Chamber of Commerce HIT!

 

Off Road Jeep Show July 25 at Running Springs Farmer’s Market

NewspaperYou won’t want to miss the upcoming third annual Running Springs “Jeep Show” . Come on over to the farmer’s market on Saturday,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 25 and be prepared to see some hot, and I mean hot, cars and trucks. Thanks to the members of the Big Bear Offroad Jeep club this fabulous lineup of great cars always draws a big crowd. These vehicles really are something to see so come and enjoy this great display but remember…no drooling on the cars  is allowed!

Come enjoy the Farmer’s Market and all the booths. The market is located on Palo Alto Drive in Running Springs, right next to First Mountain Bank and across from the Running Springs Post Office. You can’t miss it! There are so many booths this year, it’s really fun and fabulous!

See you there! You’ll be really impressed, but really depressed if you miss this great event!

Mtn. Top Days Fun August 7 and 8 in Running Springs

Havin' fun at the annual Raw Egg Toss competition. Messy but crazy!
Havin’ fun at the annual Raw Egg Toss competition. Messy but crazy!

Mountain Top Days in Running Springs is right around the corner and the fun will be held August 7 and 8. The fun begins Friday night, August 7 when the annual parade will start at 6:30 p.m. in “downtown” Running Springs (Hwy. 18). Following the parade come and enjoy great entertainment, the cool evening air and fun and food at Friday Night Live. This fun event will be held in the lot behind The Cut Above on Hwy. 18. The area for this musical and food event is behind Cut Above near Commercial Way. There will be a beer and wine garden and BBQ in addition to the great music so come and enjoy.

The annual parade is always the start to this fun two days. The parade lineup on August 7 will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Old City Creek Road which is located just west of “downtown” Running Springs. The parade will go west to east from the bridge, through the downtown area and it will end on Holiday Lane in front of the Fireside and Sherwood Arms Motel. The parade itself will begin at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, August 8 here will be carnival booths, the annual parade, games for the kids and families, achilicookoff and lots of fun for everyone. Come enjoy the annual raw egg toss, the children’s watermelon eating contest (where they have to dive in and eat watermelon without holding onto it)….it’s great fun. Of course, the chamber of commerce sponsored Farmer’s Market will be held so come and enjoy. The farmer’s market and the games and chili cookoff will all be held in and around the property close to First Mountain Bank on Palo Alto. Trust me, if you head off Hwy. 18 (Hilltop Blvd) and drive down toward the bank you won’t be able to miss the fun! One of the most anticipated events at Mountain Top Days is the competition between the local firefighters from Running Springs, Arrowbear Lake and the U.S. Forest Service. Providing they aren’t out on a fire or other emergency call this event always draws a big crowd and the competition between the various agencies is really great.

Having a great time at the Mountain Top Days Chili Cookoff. Come join the fun and participate!
Having a great time at the Mountain Top Days Chili Cookoff. Come join the fun and participate!

Are you a chili cooker? If so, you might want to be in the chili cookoff. The entry fee to compete is $15 and three judges will taste the delectable chili and select the winner. It’s always a great part of the event and a great way to end the “organized” games.

For more information call the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce at (909) 867-2411. Leave a message if no one is available to speak with you personally and you’ll get a return call.

Come join the fun and be part of the annual Mountain Top Days parade. Everyone welcome!
Come join the fun and be part of the annual Mountain Top Days parade. Everyone welcome but you need to sign up. Call the R.S. Chamber at (909)  867-2600. Someone will get right back to you so leave a message if its after hours.

 

 

“Alice in Wonderland” Tea/Mixer “One for the Books! Literally!

Kevin and Patrick at Alice in Wonderland eventA perfectly delightful “Alice in Wonderland” themed Running Springs Chamber Meet and Greet was held at “Forwarding Wishes” on Monday evening. The March Hare was even there and children and adults all seemed to have a perfectly lovely time.

With great decorations and delightful Alice surprises this event was a huge success for everyone who attended. Small children especially loved it all because they knew, probably by heart, the story that the fun event was based upon.

The owners of Forwarding Wishes and Mr. P’s shop on Hilltop Blvd. are quite unbelievably creative and talented and between the hats or masks that were worn (of course), the table decorations and all the Alice in Wonderland “fun” it was a wonderful, happy, different, creative, fabulous event. The children who were there loved it and so did the “big people” who were there. As you can see from the photo on the left Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Somes joined “Mr. P’s owner(and husband of the tea party event) Patrick .

Holding their very creative masks in front of their faces, do you think these darlings had fun at the Mad Hatter Tea? They had a ball!!!!!
Holding their very creative masks in front of their faces, do you think these darlings had fun at the Mad Hatter Tea? They had a ball!!!!!

This was a “chamber of commerce” mixer and it simply couldn’t have been more delightful. If you haven’t scoped out both of these great businesses you don’t know what you’re missing. Forwarding Wishes is located on the bottom level of the building that houses “Mr.P’s.” These fun shops have furniture, they have antiques, they have creativity, they have fabulous and fun things on the main level and on the lower level too. Go by, say hello and look around. You’ll enjoy every single second, just like Alice and the Rabbit did last Friday evening.

The Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce members and other friends had a fabulous time at the  Alice in Wonderland tea. What great ideas these owners have!
The Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce members and other friends had a fabulous time at the Alice in Wonderland tea. What great ideas these owners have!

All the chamber member and all the children hopped all the way home, I’m sure. What a delightful event and so clever to have it on a theme from such a well-known children’s story. If you missed it go by and say “hello” and see what they are planning next time!

This was a wonderful, creative event and if you missed it you need to kick yourself and then jump back into the rabbit hole.

Keep up with these owners…..their shops (Forwarding Wishes and Mr.P’s) because they’re fabulous!

 

 

 

Running Springs Residents: Landscape Water Conservation Required!!!!!

NewspaperIf you didn’t see water cutbacks coming you must have been living on a different planet.California is really a desert so the lack of rain this year has impacted everything and everyone and our mountain communities are not immune to what’s happening on a state level with the lack of rainfall this year.

With that in mind, the Running Springs Water District is now limiting outdoor irrigation ONLY on Sundays and Thursdays from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to midnight. (In other words don’t water plants and lawns during the daytime hours!) Obviously you want to water lawns and plants at times when it isn’t the middle of the scorching day because the water would evaporate almost as quickly as it was applied to lawns and plants so the mandatory watering hours seem very reasonable.

The Running Springs Water District board of directors adopted a resolution on June 17 that limits outdoor irrigation to Sunday and Thursdays ONLY. Watering hours are from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. (in the morning) and from 6 p.m. to midnight. A landscape guide is available at the district office for residents who want to know what plants need little water rather than those that need to be watered a lot.

It has been many, many years since the water district has had to demand that residents cut back on outdoor watering but the effects of this long-term drought (that only seems to be getting worse) call for cutbacks.

For more information contact the water district log onto their website at: http://www.runningspringswaterdistrict.com or call (909) 867-2766 during normal working hours. The office is located on Hwy. 18 between Running Springs Fire Station 51 and the California Highway Patrol office.