Friday, May 2, 2008
Finally, Southern California's LARGEST FREE Concert Series begins...Tomorrow! The first group to be entertaining us is "THE BEACH BOY TOYS--Beach Boys Tribute. How fun will this be?
Seating is first come, first serve. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets for the grass, picnic baskets and enjoy. However, if you want a table, you can make reservations by calling 909-337-2533. Concerts begin at 5:30 (some at 4:30, check dates). Go to LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES for ALL dates, times and entertainers' information.
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!
CHECK THE LINK ABOVE-Lake Arrowhead Village Concert Series for Sat. and Sun. entertainers.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Today, as I was driving home from The Village, I decided to buzz up Kuffle Canyon Rd. And just as I suspected, the Dogwoods are waking up. Kuffle Canyon is the best place to view these amazing trees....so if you have a chance--and make sure you find a chance--drive up Kuffle and take it all in.
I LOVE discovering the history about an area...and Lake Arrowhead has plenty. The first bit of history is its name: Originally Lake Arrowhead was called "Little Bear Valley." Why valley was tagged on, I have no idea. On the following links, you'll learn about the first white man to the area, to the story about the new Lake Arrowhead Village and what happened to the OLD one.
Here are some key points about OUR history here in Lake Arrowhead, CA (obtained from the Chamber of Commerce and Rim of The World Historical Society). Enjoy!
- Before the first white man, there were Paiute Indians who used the mountain as hunting grounds.
- First road up the mountain was built in 1852 (can you imagine that feat?)
- 1860: the logging industry
- 1891: Businessmen chose Little Bear Valley as a spot for a reservoir
- 1912, the Dam was 80% completed
- World War II, Lake Arrowhead Village was a popular place for R & R for servicemen
- 1946: Santa Anita Race Track bought the lake and surrounding properties, known as Arrowhead Woods.
- 1960: Businessmen from LA built our 18-hole golf course
- 1979, the Village WAS burned down (learn why from the link below)
And out find much, much more at:
Lake Arrowhead History/Chamber of Commerce
RIM OF THE WORLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Market Statistics for Lake Arrowhead
Active Residential Listings: 1371
Active Residental Listings in Arrowhead Woods: 531
Pending Residential Sales: 134
Sold Residential Properites month to date: 44
MLS wide Median Residential Sold Month-do-date: $267,550 (#41)
Arrowhead Woods & Lake Front Median Sold Month-do-date: $450,000 (#15)
Source: MLS, Rim of the World Association of Realtors
Start your search at the MOUNTAINTOP RANGER DISTRICT to get info on hiking trails, maps and your ADVENTURE PASS. To enjoy our forest, you MUST have a "Permit." At this link you'll learn HOW purchasing the ADVENTURE PASS helps our National Forest. You can buy the pass on-line or at one of the Ranger Stations. To see where your money is going, check out YOUR FEES AT WORK.
Make sure you click here and learn how the forest can be a wonderful experience for the kids. Then let them explore JUST FOR KIDS to find out about SMOKEY the BEAR and WOODSY OWL. Lots of fun!!
For general maps, topo maps and brochures, click HERE. This is an awesome NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM MAP in PDF form that shows ALL the trails across the good old USA.
For more information and more links about The San Bernardino Mountains, try the links below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Forest Rules and Regulations
Google Map to Ranger Station in SKY FOREST
Please feel FREE to call or e-me for any additional information
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