From 1989…”Another Man’s Treasure”

In 1989 I wrote a story in my newspaper, The Alpenhorn, about the groundbreaking  ceremony for whattt2 was held for the local thrift store at the Heaps Peak Transfer Station. As the owner and publisher of The Alpenhorn I happily attended the event. Among my memories is the fact that it was so clean and shiny that we could have eaten off the floor without a gulp. We didn’t eat off the floor but I’m sure it has been that shiny since that time. This is the story I wrote for my paper.”Due to inclementtn weather on Friday, February 3, he scheduled groundbreaking for the thrift store at the Heaps Peak Transfer Center was cancelled and has been rescheduled to May 19 from noon to 2 p.m.  The brainchild of Heaps Peak Transfer Station Manager Joe Harich, the building will be a giant warehouse called “Another Man’s Treasure” and i will be filled with large appliances, mattresses and other items, all at very appealing prices (cheap, Joe says, because they have to be moved quickly.) The proceeds will be donated to the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District, much  as the proceeds underway at the transfer station. “This will be like a mountain-wide home club, Harich explained. “the transfeer station is the perfect place for this type of enterprise. Before the construction of the building, there was no place to house usable items, so they were destroyed y the wather. This way, we can capture them, have them repaired by an army of people who have been approached or hired to help with this project. There are a lot of items that can e spoiled by weather…there’s not much market for soggy mattresses or televisions,” he added. “It’s a whole new world for me. I’m not from the sales world,” Harich explained, but he has hired people who are. “with 100,000 vehicles a year visiting the tranfer station, the possibilities for recycling large as well as small commodities are endless.”Ifeel that by the May 19 groundbreaking, we’ll have a full house,” Harich concluded.

The uilding will b a modular facility hich means that tsecions can be

Come Ride the Trolley in the Mountains

Wouldn’t the late, great Judy Garland just love to see and ride the new trolley in the local mountains!!!! As a very young actress she sang was came to be called the “The Trolley Song” and it was in a wonderful musical. Well, today you, too, can ride a great bright red trolley for the summer. Thanks to Mountain Transit the new trolley can transport passengers from Lake Gregory in Crestline to Lake Arrowhead  $5 all weekend long. The bright red trolley  is just fabulous and passengers can use it for unlimited re-boarding all weekend long (even  on extended holiday weekends). Weekenders can purchase weekend trolley passes from the conductors. You want a family fun event??????!!!! You’ve just found it! For information call (909) 878-5200. I can’t help but think that the late great Judy Garland would absolutely love to be alive so she could ride the bright red open-air trolley. She would have loved it!

For route information all (909) 878-5200. If this sounds like fun….it will be!



nly $5 for unlimited boarding. Stops include Toptown (in Crestline), Blue Jay, Skypark at Santa’s Village, Twin Peaks, Lake Gregory and Lake Arrowhead Village


On a good day my new computer and I loath each other and on days when I’m having so much trouble I want to take it and throw it out the window and let someone below drive over it. I might even be willing to pay them but, of course, I’m not going to throw it out the window even if it soooo tempting. It would be my luck to have it land in a CHP or other law enforcement car or truck. Naturally I’m not going to throw it out the window but it’s really tempting! Obviously it’s not the computer’s fault but I wish I understood this new one more so I can get more information out. I love writing (always have since the second grade) and it’s frusrating to struggle so much with computers. Anyway, I’ll keep at it. I love blogging and I’ve written my entire life from the time I was writing plays in elementary school so I find my non-understanding of computers very difficult.

Thanks for listening!


Are You At Your Wits End? Read This!

From time to time everyone has stress that they don’t know how say “goodbye” but the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District is hosting a new class entitled “Adult De-Stressing.” If you’re interested don’t stress out trying to get information….simply go to the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District headquarters on Hwy. 18 in Rimforest and sign up for their “Adult De-Stressing” class. If you’re already racing to the phone to get more information you are certainly are a candidate for this exciting program that literally could be a  life-changer. Participants need to be 18-years old and older for this Monday evening group of meting. The cost is $60 per month and I suspect that participants will say that it was the best thing they’v done in a long, long time. The instructor, Laure Ohart will guide participants into ways to value themselves to learn more about healthy eating, simple relaxation and meditation techniques as well as ways to deal with stress. The class isn’ts held twice a week so come and enjoy the camradderie, enjoying making a simple craft. Who knows? You may discover that you’re a budding Picasso or you love love to paint and with that love comes less stress. This program is not an “I can do it better than you can” series of classes, it’s all about enjoying what you’re doing and letting that enhancement add the enjoyment.

For information contract the Rim of the World Recreation an Park District at  or send a fax to (909) 336-55239(909) 337-PARK23


The program is held at the district office in Rimforest.

Come an enjoy!

Arrowhead Arts Fabulous A.A. Summer Event Festival Calendar…..Incredible!

If you’ve never taken advantage of enjoying the fabulous Arrowhead Arts summer music festival let this be the year that you get in your car, drive to the fabulous sight right by the lake and enjoy every single second of the music and the ambiance of the venue. I have been so lucky to attend several of them throughout the years and I can tell you that you will love every single second.With beautiful Lake Arrowhead literally feet away you can’t imagine what a treat it is to bundle up in a blanket and watch the fun right next to the lake.

This summer the marvelous organization will feature the Pete Jacobs and his Wartime Revue that features great “swing” music. I promise you, you’ll have a fabulous time and it’s fun to get out there and dance to the fabulous  swing music……. ,You’ll think you’re back in the ’30s or ’40s so be prepared to love it! Many people take a dinner with them and sit at a a table right by the lake and it is so much fun! Th music is first-class so be prepared to have a fabulous time. You won’t be able to keep your feet from dancing or for non-dancers, their feet will be able to tap to the music under the table.

Thursday, July 27 at 6 p.m. get ready to love Nancy Walker who sings the fabulous music of the late great Patsy Cline. Even though I’ll be another year older on that day I won’t “fall to pieces.” (That song was one of the late great singer’s biggest hits.)

Tickets for these concerts are $20 for adults and students from Kindergarten through 12-year-olds are free with an adult. Be sure to take a blanket or sweater because the venue is right next to the lake  at the Tavern Bay Beach Club. Adult tickets are $20 and students, kindergarten through 12-years-old are free with an adult.

Plan to attend. You’ll love this summer event and with so many people sitting at tables by the lake an enjoying their dinner as well as the ambiance you can’t miss the fun.For information call (909)  337-4296. The Arrowhead Arts Association is a blessing to local residents and visitors who love music.

I like to think that Patsy Cline is loving every minute of this event from her seat in heaven.


Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Running Springs

Following in the many years the annual Running Springs Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Memorial Day. This event, honoring those who lost their lives in battle, has been held for many years at the site where the flag and flag pole are,close to Hwy. 18 (near Old Country Coffee Shop). The service is not long so please plan to attend and honor those who gave their lives for our country. If you have children feel free to bring them to this short ceremony. Honoring our service members who died is terribly important so feel free to bring your children. They need to know the importance of this event. This ceremony has been held for many years in the community. Remember, it’s at 11 a.m. at the flagpole.


Annual Memorial Ceremony in Running Springs on Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome. Come and attend this remembrance to those who gave everything for their country. This event has been held for several years and it’s always a short event so plan to attend. The flag pole is near the coffee shop. Please plan to attend. It is a short ceremony but one that is important. Bring your neighbors,friends, veterans and children. The flagpole is near Jensen’s market and the coffee shop. Our chamber members hope you can come and honor those who gave their lives in the call of duty.