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Tri-Community June, 2012

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Tri-Community Railroad Crossings Scheduled To Be Replaced Beginning in June, San Bernardino County Public Works and the Union Pacific Railroad will be replacing all the railroad crossings in the Phelan/ Pinon Hills area. T h e Union Pacific Railroad will be upgrading seven railroad crossings over the month of June, e a c h crossing will take two days and the road will be closed in both directions for both of those days. Detour routes will be posted and signs will be put up about 1 week before each road closure.

are tentative, but they don’t expect anymore delays. The project has already been delayed twice. Once because of a train derailment in Colton and the second, because Phelan Road was going to be closed during Serrano’s graduation ceremonies. Baldy M e s a Road is scheduled to be closed June 4-5, Beekley will be closed June 6-7, Cauglin will be closed June 11-12, Johnson Road will be closed June13-14, Sheep Creek Road will be closed June 18-19, and Oasis will be closed June 25-26.

The county still says these dates Phelan Road is scheduled to be closed June 20-21. This closure will effect the most people. The detour will be, from Phelan, take Johnson Rd, north to Palmdale Road, east into Victorville. And from Hesperia take 395, north to Palmdale Rd, west to Johnson, north

to Phelan Road. Those in Wrightwood may wish to take Highway 138 to the I-15, north into Hesp e r i a / V i c t o rville. Be sure to keep an eye out for any updated information to be posted along these roads.

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Desert Community Bank Donates Rescue Supplies to WW CERT The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) received a donation of $1170 from Wrightwood’s Desert Community Bank, a Division of East West Bank. Esther Mears, Vice President/Bank Manager was the “mover” behind this donation that enabled the CERT to purchase 12 Mega-movers and 12 sets of magnetic reflective car door signs.

CERT has six Divisions in Wrightwood located in areas that could be cut off from the rest of town during an emergency situation. Each Division has a supervisor and a deck box that contains: Fire extinguisher, first aid supplies, cribbing materials-used to move or stabilize debris until rescue is complete, and the newly acquired Mega-movers and reflective signs.

The Mega-Mover is a portable transport unit that is made of a rectangular piece of durable, latex -free nonwoven martial with several handles and reenforcements sewn into it. It is used to rescue and/or transport or transfer patients, to/or from areas inaccessible to stretchers. The load capacity is 1500 pounds.

CERT assists others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. These Teams focus on preparedness.

The reflective car door signs help to identify a CERT vehicle on patrol. The presence of CERT provides help, safety and comfort to the Community during emergencies.

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Snowline Board of Directors “Flip the Switch” to Solar Power

On May, 22 the Snowline Board of Directors, Superintendents, key district personnel, representatives from SunEdison and a few members of the press joined under one of those huge “car ports” in the Pinon Mesa Middle School parking lot, to “flip the switch” to solar power. The 1.9 Megawatt solar program is comprised of five solar canopy/carport structures and two ground mounted solar systems across five district school properties. The program includes a series of power purchase agree-

The multi-site program also includes three solar power systems that were purchased through a direct sale by the school district. SunEdison will monitor and maintain all systems for 20 years through service agreements.

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Snowline goes solar. One thing that we have here in the high desert is sun! Snowline Joint Unified School District has recently installed solar panels at several schools to help offset the cost of electricity, thus allowing more funds to go towards education.

It is expected that the combined systems will produce more than 3.2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean solar energy in the first year of operation and more than 59 million kilowatt hours over 20 years enough energy to power more than 5,500 average US homes for one year.

WHO TURNED ON THE LIGHTS: Snowline School Board Directors “Flip The Switch” to begin providing the district with solar generated electricity. Left: David Nilsen, Steve Coulombe, Karie LaFever, Ann Bashaw and Dale Schinke.

ment (PPAs) between the school district and SunEdison, a global leader in solar energy services. Through the power purchase agreements, the school district

will purchase the energy produced from the solar power systems at predictable rates over 20 years while avoiding the costs of purchasing the solar structures.

Ecologically, it is estimated the environmental impact associated with the 1.9MW solar program will offset more than 3.4 million pounds of C02 in the first year and more than 65 million pounds over 20 years, the equivalent to removing more than 6,400 cars off the road for one year.

Project Cleanin' Phelan successfully cleaned up yet another block of the town on Saturday 4/28/12, too late to make the May issue. The group cleaned up over 12 bags of trash and debris on the west side of Sheep Creek Road between Stater Brothers market and Phelan Express. The group consists of concerned citizens who both wish to help clean up their town and create a sense of community responsibility and cohesiveness.

Their motto is, "Cleaning our city one block at a time, one hour at a time!" The team participates in cleaning a different block of the town about once per month, for one hour. Anyone who is interested in joining the effort or donating supplies (gloves, trash bags, trash pickers, rakes, neon safety vests) should contact Susan VanAllen at (760) 6461488 or visit their facebook page at

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DCB Customers Raise $25K For March of Dimes

MARCH FOR BABIES: March of Dimes Volunteers & Phelan Branch DCB employees Louise Bevilacqua & Nancy Aday.

This years March of Dimes, March For Babies Walk was a huge success. Over 500 people attended the event, held in front of the Victorville City Hall. The Victorville and Barstow walks raised over $56,000 dollars. Our very own, Louise Bevilacqua, Desert Community BankPhelan Branch Manager volunteered her time to help organize this years Victorville walk/event.

“DCB Customers, from the nine high desert branches, contributed over $25,000.� L ouise said. “In fact, there were several Tri-Community schools, business and volunteers that helped to make this years walk a success.�

Andrea and Ryan Morrison and the Serrano ASB provided carnival games to entertain participants, Quail Valley Middle school raised over $1600 dollars for the event, Lori Weston and her daughter Athna raised $550 dollars with the help of her Snowline Achievers. Nancy Aday-Phelan DCB Assistant Manager and Phelan Chamber President volunteered along with Esther Mears, Wrightwood

DCB Branch manager. The Phelan Pizza Factory provided pizza for the raffle and Alex Brandon gave a special reading of a poem

The Snowline Players will present the play “Pajama Game� to the TriCommunity. Opening night is Friday, June 8 with performances continuing through June 24 at the John Hickey PAC at Serrano High School on Sheep Creek Road in Phelan. Performances will be on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2pm. The Pajama Game is a classic musical comedy about a 7 1/2-cent raise that’s at stake for the workers at the Sleeptite Pajama factory. Sparks start to fly between the new superintendent and the leader of the union grievance committee as their romantic relationship comes to a head due to the workers’ strike. Song highlights include: “Hey There�, “Steam Heat�, “Hernando’s Hideaway�, “There Once Was a Man�, and the title song “The

Pajama Game�. The original Broadway production opened on May 13, 1954, and ran for 1,063 performances. Tickets can be purchased at the box office prior to each performance. Adults $12, seniors and kids $10, family tickets- 5 or more $45 (parents and their children). The Snowline Players is group of local talented artists who are eager to provide quality community entertainment and provide learning experiences and scholarships in the theatre arts. Don’t miss out on an evening of superb entertainment. You’ll be pleasantly entertained by the talented Snowline Players. For more info about the Players visit www.snowlineplayers.org

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The first Senior Awareness Program for Tri-Community seniors will be on Wednesday, June 13 at 10am in the Phelan Senior Center at the corner of Sheep Creek and Warbler. The purpose of this program is to bring services to the senior population of the Tri-Community area. A group of healthcare partners has joined together to create the Senior Resource Connection and will host this free informational forum.

The mission of the Senior Resource Connection is to collaborate with community resources and provide services that support seniors, adults with special needs, and their caregivers to maintain quality independent lives. This is an opportunity for both seniors and caregivers to connect with healthcare and senior vendors in our area. Your ideas and input are welcome.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;LEST WE FORGETâ&#x20AC;?: Cold War Veterans Bill Hoskinson, Ernie Mogg, & Fred Van Houten saluting those that have fallen. Local Girl Scouts presented the trio with a commemorative wreath which was placed in front of the Veterans Memorial to honor all veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Tri-Commuity Honors Cold War Veterans On Memorial Day On this, the fourth annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, Cold War Era Veterans were honored. Cold War Era Veterans served from around 1947 to 1991 in places all over the world such as Germany and Japan. About 150 Tri-Community Residents and Veterans joined as WW Elementary Kindergartners, Serrano Schitzaphonics, Snowline Players, and the Wrightwood Chorus performed songs. Briana Moreno re-

cited her winning essay and a C17 Globemaster flew overhead. Ken Anderson gave an patriotic speech, representing Brad Mitzelfelt and Pastor Dave gave the Benediction. The Ceremony culminated with the Girl Scouts presenting Cold War Era Veterans Bill Hoskinson, Ernie Mogg and Fred Van Houten with a memorial wreath which they then placed in front of the WW Memorial as buglers George Freeborn and Ed Thomas played a haunting rendition of Taps.

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By Tom Pinard -Wrightwood

 Because we are rural, this does not make us “rubes.” We understand the need to elect a representative who has the understanding of working with and in a legislative body…. The “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” only works in the movies. As one who spent 12 years pounding the halls of the Capitol, representing our local education process at the federal level (George AFB was here then), I know that naiveté isn’t the primary attribute of a sitting Congressman.

We have the golden opportunity this year to finally elect one of our own to the first Congressional District that truly reflects what I call “Eastern California.” While years ago I championed formation of Mojave County, carving out our unique area from the urban Southern California “basin,” it went down in flames due to votes from that same urban jungle.   But the cards in the game have changed and we now have a representative legislative district that will truly reflect our lifestyle. And when I mean “our,” I am talking about the folks from Wrightwood to Mammoth, Big Bear to Bridgeport, Pinon Hills to Needles and Big River, Yucca Valley to Trona, Baker to Hesperia. We have everything to gain, nothing to lose…. Unless we fail to make the right choice on who it is we elect to represent us.   Obviously, we can rule out the carpet bagger in the race. We need then to look at those truly local candidates and carefully study their backgrounds,

Our new representative will have to know our district; understand the problems of failed National Forest policies, failed federal mining policies, failed public land/desert policies… and what to do to finally turn the corner to bring back sanity in D.C. They will need to understand that there will always be a federal role in welfare and education, it is too late to sever,  but understanding that, work can be done to reduce that role, return power and responsibility to the state.

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primary could not be the strongest conservatives we can put forward to right the problems in Washington. So our Eastern California Congressional District needs careful scrutiny in the coming weeks. Voters must intelligently study the background and “platforms” of the candidates. Come to understand the integrity of the man or woman who you want to represent us in the halls of Congress. It is a very important vote, both in June and in the fall election.   I have walked and lived in every part of Eastern California through a life spanning over seven decades. When I was younger I dreamed of a time when the region that I love so  much, from the “pumice fields” north of Mammoth, to the spectacular beauty of a Death Valley sunrise, to my beautiful hometown of Wrightwood, would open to a local candidate to represent our interest. While my time has come and past, the opportunity for someone who shares that love of our Eastern California is now.

Congressman McKeon Endorses Orme 25th District Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon endorses Michael Orme for First District County Supervisor. “When Michael came on my staff, I was amazed at his energy and endless devotion to get things done right, he was a true asset to my staff ”, said Congressman McKeon. “I tried to sway Michael to come into my new district and continue to work with me, he chose to continue to serve the people in San Bernardino. With his vast knowledge of the County First District communities, businesses and people, I know he is the right choice for the job,” said Congressman McKeon, adding, “He not only understands the conservative values that our forefathers created as the base of our country and the compassion that God instills, Michael lives them.” Michael Orme is the only candidate to serve the San Bernardino County First District as a Field Representative under two Supervisors and on the Congressional level. For more information on Michael Orme and his values, you can go to www. joinorme.com

I know what you’re thinking, and yes, the title of today’s article is indeed an oxymoron. But then, it’s more than appropriate, because it pretty much sums up the story of my life, especially in recent years. As fate would have it, I was forced to retire on disability at the age of fifty eight making me one of the youngest junior seniors in the community at that time. Having said that, and just seven years later, I seem to have come down with a case of Senioritis. Let me explain. The other day, I suddenly had a fleeting epiphany suggesting that I had all the answers to life’s mysteries, but alas, no one bothered to ask me any questions. They say that wisdom most often comes with age, but I’m also beginning to realize that sometimes age comes alone, and al-

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WW Sewage Problems Arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Over The Evergreen Cafe is safe for now, but the town of Wrightwood is still in jeopardy. Thanks to the efforts of Brad Mitzelfelt, Ken Anderson, and a whole bunch of other county departments, the Evergreen Cafe is back on track. They were allowed to put in a seepage pit under the Park Drive easement. According to Ken Anderson, Field Rep for Fist District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, this is a one time deal and will not be available to other Wrightwood businesses.

tic system with a septic tank nor can they use seepage pits. This law is set to go into effect in 2013, however the regulation wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be enforced for another 5 years. The bill does make provisions for special circumstances such as towns like Wrightwood. It becomes the counties responsibility to come up with a plan that will accommodate the bill. The MAC Board has established a committee to look at the septic issue and proactively develop some solutions to the current septic problem and the looming regulations coming in 6 years.

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COPs Need Our Help COPs want you! It’s no surprise that crime in the high desert, especially in our Tri-Community, is on the rise. It’s also no surprise, thanks to budget cutbacks, the Sheriffs have a limited presence in our area. There are several ways you can help, you can give our local deputies the opportunity to reduce crime and increase law enforcement services by volunteering your services. Over the next few months NewsPlus will explore the different ways you can help your community by reducing crime through volunteer efforts. The San Bernardino County Sheriff ’s Department is looking for volunteers to become the “eyes and ears of Law Enforcement” by joining the COPs or Citizen Patrol. If you are 18 years of age or older, have good moral character, a good driving record, are a US Citizen or Legal Resident and have no felony convictions, then you qualify. The Citizen Patrol is a team of trained volunteers who “enhance vital crime prevention services and community awareness through proactive law enforcement principals.” No, this isn’t like the movies were citizens get to carry guns, go on patrol and make arrests. Volunteers do not take action, nor do they carry weapons, and they don’t make arrests. Their job is to report all suspicious activity to our local Sheriff ’s station by a radio in their patrol car. Patrols usually consist of two members All volunteers receive 40 hours of training at the Citizen Patrol Academy in Orientation and Organization, CPR and First Aid, they will receive an introduction into law, learn driv-

ers awareness, Patrol procedures, radio procedures, traffic control, and citations. Training is ongoing and new training is always being added. COPs are required to go through a background check and interview, provide proof of vehicle insurance, and attend monthly meetings. They are also required to wear the approved uniform, act professional at all times, perform station duties as assigned and volunteer 8-16 hours per month. COPs is a great way to support your community. You’ll meet new people, gain valuable work experience and become involved with the spirit of public service. COPs is a great way to increase the communication between your community and the Sheriff ’s Department and assist in controlling, reducing and preventing crime in our community. For more information or to sign up contact Ron Smith, Commander of the Citizens Patrol Unit #421 based out of the Phelan Sheriff ’s Phelan Substation at 760-868-1006.

The U.S Forest Service requires a National Forest Adventure Pass or a Golden Passport be displayed on vehicles parked for recreational purposes in most areas of the Angeles National Forest. You DO NOT need a pass to visit the Visitor Center but DO if you plan to picnic or hike, etc. You may secure a National Forest Adventure Pass at Grassy Hollow Visitor Center or from another Forest Service location. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center is located 2.8 miles west of Big Pines on Hwy 2. Check this month’s NewsPlus Calendar for June’s scheduled programs. For further info check the website: www. grassyhollow.net or call Grassy Hollow on Saturdays or Sundays from 10-4pm at 626-821-6737.

Pre-Teens, and for Adults “Read Between the Covers” and special “Reading for Rewards” program is designed to encourage reading for all ages. For every five books read, the child that is signed up for “Dream Big, Read! Reading for Rewards” is entitled a Rewards Drawing in Wrightwood or a spin of the Rewards Wheel in Phelan. For each teen that has signed up for “Own the Night, Reading for Rewards” and reads five hours per week, they are also entitled to a Rewards Drawing in Wrightwood or a spin of the Rewards Wheel in Phelan. Upon signing up participants will be required to keep a log, tracking the hours and books read. Those who sign-up for the “Reading for Rewards” will also enjoy additional special activities.

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The Summer Reading Program activities are free to all ages during the summer. Check out this month’s NewsPlus Library Adventures for days and times for each of the library’s activities or visit the Library for further details. Phelan Memorial Library is located at 9800 Clovis Road in Phelan just north of the Phelan Post Office. Wrightwood Library is located at the corner of Apple & Pine Streets in Wrightwood.

The Phelan Memorial Library and Wrightwood Library will present a Free Summer Reading Program. These are free Summer activities for the public to enjoy. There are different programs for different age groups. “Dream Big, Read!” is for children 12 and under. “Own the Night” is for Teens and

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Get Ready For Mountaineer Days Mountaineer Days is quickly approaching. This year it is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 10am-4pm in the village of Wrightwood. This a free weekend of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy. There will be continuous live music, performers, demonstrations, contests, games for all ages, and much more to make for a great weekend. Plenty of vendors and food. And, of course, the Village merchants will be open. The popular parade will be held on Sunday at 1pm. The Pine Needles Quilt Guild, will hold a mini quilt auction at the Top of

Park at 2pm. You’ll be able to preview the quilts from 10-2pm. Proceeds will go to charity and be used for special guest speakers at their meetings which are held on the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30pm in the WW Community Center. Anyone interested in being part of Mountaineer Days as a vendor, parade participant, etc., can contact the Wrightwood Chamber at 760-249-4320 or visit the website for applications and info at www.wrightwoodchamber.org

Free Friday Films in Phelan The Tri-Community Kiwanis Club will again offer Free Friday Films every Friday evening through August 3rd. Movies will be shown for “kids” of all ages from the Tri-Community.

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from the “Old Firehouse” to the newly built station at Elm and Highway 2. The “Old Timers” will eagerly share their stories on the second Saturday of each month in Wrightwood.

Mtn. Hardware Says “Thank You!” Mountain Hardware in Wrightwood has been helping the Wrightwood Community for 44 years. Owner Mike Troeger and his Staff would like to show their appreciation to all their customers on Friday, June 29th from 5-7:30pm in the store parking lot. Bring your chairs and enjoy the music of two local bands. Explorer 351 from the San Bernardino County Fire Station will barbeque free hot dogs and serve drinks. Any donations will go the Explorers. The musical entertainment is the kick-off for Music in the Pines held on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays in Wrightwood starting in July. “This is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to our loyal customers and to let them know we never forget who we work for. We want each of our customers to know we appreciate them” said Mike Troeger.

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Wrightwood in the early 1960s was still a well kept secret, with few people other than skiers and long time residents, both weekend and permanent, being aware of its existence, and many of those preferred to keep its location private information. Even most people in San Bernardino had not the remotest idea where Wrightwood was situated. As the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s began, most of the residents were either retired or engaged in some sort of resort or recreation business. Very few commuted to jobs â&#x20AC;&#x153;off the hillâ&#x20AC;? and the welcome sign at the east entrance to town boasted 960 residents. In those days, everyone knew not only their neighbors, but their kids, their dogs and much of their business. The influx of weekenders, however, made it a bit complicated to try to keep track of whose car was parked at whose house. In 1962, there were 96 students enrolled in the Wrightwood Elementary School, which was composed of six grades, two to a room, in the three-

room wood sided structure. The first-second grade room had a stage and also served as the auditorium for school and town functions and meetings. There was no kindergarten until 1964. Skis and poles belonging to the kids were stored in the school basement, and hauled out on ski days, when almost the entire student body spent an afternoon a week skiing at either Holiday Hill, Table Mountain or Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge (now the nucleus of Mountain High) was owned by Marcia and Frank Springer, and snow making was not in everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vocabulary then. Heinz and Lora Steinmann owned and operated Holiday Hill, the first to make snow to augment each yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already generous supply. In those days, snowmaking mainly extended the season in both directions and was used to keep conditions in top shape. Table Mountain, later called Ski Sunrise and now owned by Mountain High, was a family friendly, but high tech lacking facility, which depended on the

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call. Residents always knew when a visitor was calling from the village center, having gotten that far and seeking directions to the then un-numbered house. They would deposit their dime, dial the number, and then be told to deposit another dime. The person being called could hear nothing and at that point, would drive down to the village to lead visitors to their home. Local teen activities in those days revolved around the pay phones, especially the one on the corner of Park and Evergreen outside Pine Manor Cafe (now the Evergreen Cafe) then owned by the Denien family. The pay phone would ring, and whatever group of kids hanging out on the corner, would answer it, and then pass the phone around, giving everyone a chance to speak with the caller, who was probably a teen in another phone booth, or one who had moved away and was keeping in touch. Weekender teens “down below” would also call to get the latest ski conditions or find out when the next teen dance was scheduled. Teens also discovered that you could turn the phone receiver upside

The notoriously strange phone service did not improve for a number of years. Utility services were also unique — at the first snowflake or raindrop, the electrical transformers would click off and the entire area would be without power, until crews drove up from Lancaster to Wrightwood to restore electricity. On many occasions, they would just have finished their work and The late Al Myers, seen on his tow truck, was far from the local “grouch, ” lending a hand to many. He had a sign in front of his Wrightbe headed out wood 76 service station and garage, listing the currrent population, plus of town, and be- “one grouch.” fore they could get back to Lancaster and the Edison ing with no flushing toilets and dirty yard, the power would be gone again. dishes piling up in the kitchen! PHOTO: NewsPlus Archive

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enders would show up, water would simply disappear by Sunday afternoon. Holidays were a water nightmare. Many holidays featured a house full of company, a turkey dinner in the oven, and no water! Interesting, and it made for less than elegant entertain-

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to be believed — probably the best slow-roasted beef served anywhere! A couple of days before the holiday, the firemen started the fire deep in the pit by the slab that used to be where Vivian Null Park is now located. The beef was roasted for 24 hours, and then great slabs of savory beef were served with fresh corn-on-the-cob, salad and rolls. People came from miles around to enjoy the incredible food and fun. Street dances on Evergreen Road (closed to traffic for the event) or on the slab usually followed. Fund raisers to support many projects were popular and well attended in those days. Dime-A-Dip and Hobo Dinners were frequent events, presented by the Women’s Club, Timberline Lions Club and other organizations, at the old community building, which had been the Wrightwood Lodge. Wrightwood had its own dump in the 1960s, located on the eastern edge of town on the north side of Highway 2. It was a busy area of commerce — with loads of discarded furniture or whatever taken off one truck and transferred to someone else’s truck. One man’s trash is another’s treasure proved to be true at the dump. Locals used to refer to the dump as the “Wrightwood Exchange.” Then the snow plowing was accomplished by one long-time Wrightwood surveyor and dozer operator — Amos Robinette. There were never any complaints — an occasional cup of hot coffee and a handful of cookies would insure that your driveway would not be covered by a berm just after you had shoveled out the snow. Amos knew the secret of successful plowing — the minute it started to snow, he was out there on his small plow plowing — never letting it get ahead of him. By the mid-60s, the County took over the job, with less spectacular results.

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The 1960s featured fashion shows with local models, plus a few characters who displayed their own unique style on the runway, and managed to get the largest applause. Silly stuff, but fun. The business community offered three gas stations — a Flying A, Chevron and 76, owned and operated by the late Al Myers. He also sold ski equipment from what is now Wrightwood MiniMart, and had a cage full of orphaned chipmunks out front, much to the delight of children. The rescued chippies never could be released back into the forest; they were so dependent on their rescuer.

is now Beverly’s Books. Mom and Pop (Lucille and Clarence) Drury had the smaller market next door to the Old Firehouse (now Mile High Pizza). If you went to Drury’s Store, you had to allow an extra half hour to hear all the latest news and talk with whoever else was in the market. The Post Office was located on Cedar Street next door to the laundromat (in the two-story block building). Jackson Lake was clean enough in those days to invite swimming and even had a lifeguard. The other sum-

mer gathering places were the Sea Horse Pool, owned by Joan and Dan Burns at the corner of Park Drive and Apple. Which used to be the Branch Library, then Scribbles in the Sand, Pinkers and is now vacant; and the Twin Lakes Club, then owned by Judge Lloyd Nix. In those days there were actually twin lakes — the lower for swimming and the upper for fishing and frog catching — if you were a kid. In the early 1960s, membership came with purchase of a lot from the judge’s real estate company. SEE “JACKSON” • PAGE 14

The Denien family owned and operated Pine Manor Cafe(now The Evergreen Cafe) and Tom Pinard could usually be found pounding out the latest edition of his new Mountaineer Progress newspaper on the porch of the Yodeler, then owned and operated by Virginia and Mike Scruggs, and the site of some wild Twist contests. The first four-page issue of the weekly newspaper came out August 21, 1961. Grant Cornelius launched what was to become a very successful real estate business, joining Willy Williams and Irma Mason — the other major Realtors. Eddy Scheider began the highly respected Skyline Construction. The other major builders were Tom Triol and Joe Meluso. Henrietta Irons, a tiny but formidable figure wheeling about town in her golf cart wearing her huge brass “Junk Collector” badge, and singlehandedly manning the Thrift Shop for the Women’s Club, dispensed all the latest news, and sold Irish Sweepstakes tickets. Dorothy Thompson held forth at the Blue Ridge Inn. Wrightwood’s two groceries were Mel Walder’s Holiday Foods which became the Cluster and

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In the winter of 1962-63, Jackson Lake was frozen deep enough to allow cars to drive on the lake and provide skating and sliding for locals, the last winter that got that cold. There had been a three-week period in December, 1962 in Wrightwood when temperatures never exceeded 15 degrees, and there was no snow until January 2. Saturday movies were shown to the kids, who, if they missed them, could see them on Sunday on television. Dances were held almost every weekend night on the slab in warm weather and in the community building when it was cold. Teens got one weekend night and the adults the other on a rotating schedule. Bastille Day parties, founded locally by Tom Pinard and friends, were popular until they outgrew themselves. No one’s home or septic system could accommodate 300 people. The word always seemed to get out to the rac-

coon population when it was time for Bastille Day, or else they smelled the roasting meat and the traditional Mexican food served for the French holiday, because there were always quite a few

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always said that he suspected many of the people who stopped by the church were there to see the squirrels, rather than visit with him. Torchlight parades down the Olympic Bowl at Holiday Hill were always high points of the winter fun. All the locals turned out, along with a hill full of night skiers. Many attempts at Winter Carnivals were made, but rain or brilliant sun and fifty degree temperatures don’t enhance such celebrations. The Elementary School Ski Program led to the establishment of the Junior Race Team. That team, their parents and coaches made many winter treks to Big Bear, Mount Baldy, Snow Valley and north to June Mountain and Mammoth Mountain to compete. The racers also hosted races at Holiday Hill each season.

Bill Keene. Other celebrities sharing the spotlight in those days were the white squirrels, many of which lived on the grounds of Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church. The white squirrels looked exactly like the gray squirrels, with the same bushy tails, except that they were pure white. They were thought by some to be albino squirrels, but study by zoologists indicated that they were throwbacks to ermine ancestors. They had dark foot pads, noses and eyes, rather than the absence of color that would have been found had they been albino creatures. People came from miles around to view them, and unfortunately, some came for trophies. By the mid-60s, they had all but disappeared, much to the sorrow of local residents. The postcards showing the white squirrels sold well, and all the locals took their guests to see them. Father Linneman, Pastor of the church,

Eric Steinmann. John Steinmann, and David Gates were among the youngest and most aggressive racers bringing home the trophies. John Groom began television cable service in 1962, after severe winter storms foiled the first attempts by Heinz Steinmann several years before. Rates were then $5 per month when Continental Transmission Corporation purchased the system in 1965, when there were all of 250 subscribers in Wrightwood. In the early 1960s, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Community Methodist Church and the new First Baptist Church, which met in homes until it moved to its present location (Sunrise Church now) in 1965, were the local churches. SEE “TREES” • PAGE 16

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Raised Beds In Your Garden By Rowena McDermott Saturday customers arrived to pick up their order, they looked at the onion beds and said “so, those are raised beds?” and they are not the first. Here we go, hope this helps. A raised bed is any structure that raises the dirt level up so that you may create the “dream soil” you want for your plants and leave plenty of room for the roots to grow freely. They can be made from hay bales, tires, lumber or pavers or any recycled material! I have seen them made all the way to wheelchair height…one of my favorites! Hay bales are easy because you line them up to your choice of dimensions and add soil. The local feed stores will deliver and I bet you could even ask the great guys delivering to line them up for you, don’t forget to tip them!! The bales will increase the soil warmth and slowly breakdown adding nutrition to your soil!! You can even cover with old sliding glass doors or windows and create a cold frame during the deep of winter.

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The four seasons are determined by changing sunlight (not heat!), which is determined by how our planet orbits the Sun and the tilt of its axis.

can pickup a Tasting map at marked merchant locations and leisurely walk around the Village and visit the shops. Many merchants will be offering different tastings at nominal fees, to include: Wine, Cheese, a variety of Tequilas, Fudge, Pastries and more! Visit the WW Museum on Cedar and treat yourself to a taste of history.

liver to Phelan Community Church, Natural Elements, Wrightwood, Hesperia and now Apple Valley!

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Strawberries are at market in full force. A&E has expanded and bought a farm in Chino and strawberries is one of those crops!! A lot of citrus favorites are at the end of their season so visit Glen Cairn before most of our favorites disappear for the season, but they will have stone fruit soon! Summer’s bounty is upon us with Brian Ranch orchard opening Memorial Day Weekend for U Pick cherries!! Support your local farms and don’t forget to preserve some of that bounty for the winter like the Valle View peach smoothies we made just the other day from last year’s harvest! They were fantastic!! Any questions you can catch us at the farm any day but Sunday….just drop us an email at moonstruckfarms@verizon.net.

Enjoy a day in Wrightwood on Saturday June 9th beginning with the Spring GarCountry den Tour from 11am-4pm. Animal Care You’ll be able to visit half a Small Animal dozen or so beautiful garPractice dens in Wrightwood. The homeowners will proudly Steven J. Wagner, DVM share the beauty and tranquillity of their garden. This 760-868-2188 is a self-guided tour. Tickets and maps will be avail- 4525 Phelan Road • Phelan, CA 92371 able at local merchants in Wrightwood: Applewood Court, Mountain Hardware, The Village Grind, Antelope Valley Bank, and Desert Community Bank. Pre-sale tickets are $7, day Animal Adoptions of event $10. Also, tickets Tanya Brandon and maps will be available Home Office at the gardens.

Summer Solstice The first day of Summer, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 is the longest day of the year, the Sun reaches its most northern point in the sky at noon. After this date, the days start getting shorter.

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The photographic work of Megan Van Dusen is this month’s local art exhibit at the Antelope Valley Bank. Megan first began making photographs while she was studying abroad in Rome, Italy. She went on to pursue photography at Columbia University, where her focus was human portraiture and light-scapes. This show is an excerpt of a larger work called “Portraits of a Mailbox,” that she is compiling into a book.

Driving across the country with her son and husband, Bill Fiorella (the local acupuncturist), is one of Megan’s favorite past times. While traveling, the Fiorella family does its best to abide by the NO INTERSTATE rule. As a result Megan stumbles upon most of her subject matter on the back roads of America.

For the last twelve years, Megan has been taking photographs of mailboxes all across the country. She considers them a dying breed in the light of the technological age where email and texting are the most popular ways to communicate. Megan says she finds mailboxes romantic and not long for

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potluck. Play cards games after lunch. Pinon Hill Chamber of Commerce, 760-868-5058

Fri, Jun 1 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Sun, Jun 3 - 8:00am RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING 4 DOGS

Fri, Jun 8 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center & Park, 760-249-6530

Help your dog learn to avoid Rattlesnakes. First appt. at 8 am. Fee is $75/ dog. Hosted by Mind Your Manners Dog Training & Natural Solutions. Calico Mountain Ranch, 760-887-6296

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center & Park, 760-249-6530

Fri, Jun 1 - 10:00am - 5:00pm SMOKETREE JUNCTION ‘HAGGLE DAYS’

Sun, Jun 3 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF

Fri, Jun 8 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF

Come by and Haggle with Antique Dealers for the best prices on their merchandise. No reasonable offers refused. It’s great fun! Smoketree Junction, 760-868-8806

Tri-Community Residents may drop off pine needles, cones, weeds, branches, tree trimming and grass at the SB County Yard on Hwy 2 in WW.

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JUNE EVENTS

Fri, Jun 1 - 1:00pm WW HISTORICAL SOCIETY GUEST SPEAKER WW Historical Society’s guest speaker Cliff Walker, lecturer, has written a book called Slave Trade in the Old Southwest. Everyone is welcome. Wrightwood Museum, 760-249-3163

Fri, Jun 1 - 2:00pm - 11:00pm SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FAIR ’’Come Out & Play’’ - Carnival rides, exhibits, livestock, food, concerts & more. Fair Admission $5, Children under 5 yrs are free. SB County Fairgrounds, 760-951-2200

Fri, Jun 1 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WW CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET Tri-community seasonal locally grown fresh produce and homemade items from local vendors. Wrightwood Community Center, 619-675-4301

Fri, Jun 1 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm FREE FRIDAY FILM Show times: 5:30pm Kids & 7:30 Teens. Free popcorn, soda, water, and candy. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is free. Phelan Community Center & Park

Fri, Jun 1 - 6:30pm KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO Doors open at 6pm. Games at 6:30pm. Food drinks & daubers available to purchase. Must be 18. Pinon Hills Community Center & Park

Sat, Jun 2 - 9:00am - 2:00pm SMOKETREE JUNCTION FLEA MARKET An old fashioned Flea Market with a vast variety of items. Visit the Junction Antiques & The Studio. Smoketree Junction, 760-868-8806

Sat, Jun 2 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF Tri-Community Residents may drop off pine needles, cones, weeds, branches, tree trimming and grass at the SB County Yard on Hwy 2 in WW.

Sat, Jun 2 - 10:00am - 5:00pm SMOKETREE JUNCTION ‘HAGGLE DAYS’ Come by and Haggle with Antique Dealers for the best prices on their merchandise. No reasonable offers refused. It’s great fun! Smoketree Junction, 760-868-8806

Sat, Jun 2 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ROCKIN’ GEOLOGY TALK Learn the rock cycle and what rocks you might see while hiking the San Gabriel Mountain trails with Engineering Geologist, Bruce Garbaccio. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, 626--821-6737

Sun, Jun 3 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm HUG-A-TREE Learn how to keep from getting lost & what to do to make it easier for someone to find you. Tom Schneider, SB Search & Rescue Volunteer. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, 626-821-7637

Sun, Jun 3 - 2:00pm - 11:00pm SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FAIR ’’Come Out & Play’’ - Carnival rides, exhibits, livestock, food, concerts & more. Fair Admission $5. SB County Fairgrounds, 760-951-2200

Mon, Jun 4 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF Tri-Communtiy Residents may drop off pine needles, cones, weeds, branches, tree trimming and grass at the SB County Yard on Hwy 2 in WW.

Thu, Jun 7 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF Tri-Communtiy Residents may drop off pine needles, cones, weeds, branches, tree trimming and grass at the SB County Yard on Hwy 2 in WW.

Sat, Jun 2 - 2:00pm - 11:00pm SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FAIR

Thu, Jun 7 - 11:00am - 11:00am PINON HILLS SENIOR POTLUCK LUNCH

’’Come Out & Play’’ - Carnival rides, exhibits, live-

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Sun, Jun 10 - 3:30pm 2ND SUNDAY FILM SCREENING Thomas Riedelsheimer’s documentary ‘’ Rivers and Tides’’ depicts the relationship between art and nature with Andy Goldsworthy, Free, but bring a canned good (unexpired) for WW Helping Hands. Wrightwood Museum, 760-249-3163

Tue, Jun 12 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530

Tue, Jun 12 - 10:00am PHELAN SENIOR GAME DAY

Identtify local birds. Easy 1 mi. hike with Dan Guthrie & Neil Gilbert-Pomona Valley Audubon Society Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, 626-821-7637

Seniors welcome to come and enjoy the games. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047

Tue, Jun 12 - 11:00am - 2:00pm ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY

Sat, Jun 9 - 11:00am - 4:00pm SPRING GARDEN TOUR

Sat, Jun 9 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm TASTE OF THE VILLAGE

Half the pot goes to the winner & half to the Post. Buy-in $5. Open to members & guests. Must be 18. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999

Sun, Jun 10 - 2:00pm PAJAMA GAME’ (MATINEE)

Sat, Jun 9 - 10:00am - 12:00pm BIRD WALK & TALK

Sheriff ’s Sgt. Robbie Ciolli and Tony Cifuentes, founder of Highlanders Boxing Club. Wrightwood Museum, 760-249-3163

Wed, Jun 6 - 7:00pm VFW OPEN POOL TOURNAMENT

Walk along the local stretch of the San Andreas Fault. See interesting formations. Easy 1.5 mile walk w/ Gail Nieto, Vol. of the Nat’l Forest. Apple Tree Campground, 626-821-7637

Tri-Communtiy Residents may drop off pine needles, cones, weeds, branches, tree trimming and grass at the SB County Yard on Hwy 2 in WW.

Tue, Jun 5 - 7:00pm WW PROPERTY OWNERS GUEST SPEAKER

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Sun, Jun 10 - 10:00am - 11:30am EARTHQUAKE WALK

Fri, Jun 8 - 7:00pm PAJAMA GAME’ (EVENING)

Self-guided tour of local gardens throughout Wrightwood. Tickets and maps available in the Village- pre sale $7, day of event $10. Wrightwood Village, 760-249-4320

Wed, Jun 6 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF

Tri-Communtiy Residents may drop off pine needles, cones, weeds, branches, tree trimming and grass at the SB County Yard on Hwy 2 in WW.

Show times: 5:30pm Kids & 7:30 Teens. Free popcorn, soda, water, and candy. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is free. Phelan Community Center & Park

Sat, Jun 9 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF

General meeting followed by Potluck and games. Bring a potluck dish & visit with friends. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047

Sun, Jun 10 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF

Fri, Jun 8 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm FREE FRIDAY FILM

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530

Tue, Jun 5 - 10:00am PHELAN SENIOR GEN. MEETING & POTLUCK

Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

Tri-community seasonal locally grown fresh produce and homemade items from local vendors. Wrightwood Community Center, 619-675-4301

Tue, Jun 5 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Tri-Community Residents may drop off pine needles, cones, weeds, branches, tree trimming and grass at the SB County Yard on Hwy 2 in WW.

Sat, Jun 9 - 7:00pm PAJAMA GAME’ (EVENING)

Fri, Jun 8 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WW CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET

Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

Tue, Jun 5 - 9:00am - 3:00pm GREEN WASTE & PINE NEEDLE DROP-OFF

Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-3580

Food and clothing are available to those in need. Bring proof of Tri-community address. Blessed Juniper Serra Church, 760-868-4342

Wed, Jun 13 - 10:00am SENIOR RESOURCE CONNECTION Senior Awareness Forum free to the public. Informational symposium & forum for seniors. Phelan Senior Center

Visit Wrightwood merchants & sample wine, beers, cheese, tequila, fudge & more at a nominal fee. Wrightwood Village, 760-249-4320

Wed, Jun 13 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENT

Sat, Jun 9 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm OLD-TIMER SATURDAY AT WW MUSEUM Meet with long-time residents of Wrightwood Bob & Shari Hedden & learn of WW’s history first hand. Wrightwood Museum, gardengirl543@verizon.net

First place $300 AmEx gift card. $25 entry fee. Must be 18 years. Sponsored by Phelan Chamber. Pizza Factory, 760-868-3291

Wed, Jun 13 - 7:00pm VFW OPEN POOL TOURNAMENT

Sat, Jun 9 - 2:00pm PAJAMA GAME’ (MATINEE) Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

Sat, Jun 9 - 6:00pm TIMBERLINE LION’S CLUB BINGO Daubers, snacks & drinks available to purchase. Must be 18 years old.

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Thu, Jun 14 - 10:00am PHELAN SENIOR EXERCISE, CRAFTS & CHAT All seniors welcome to join. Light exercise, bring your own craft project or help with one in progress and chat with friends. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047

Thu, Jun 14 - 11:00am PINON HILLS SENIOR POTLUCK LUNCH Come early for a some light exercise then enjoy the potluck. Play cards games after lunch. Pinon Hill Chamber of Commerce, 760-868-5058

Fri, Jun 15 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center & Park, 760-249-6530

Fri, Jun 15 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WW CERTIFIED FARMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARKET Tri-community seasonal locally grown fresh produce and homemade items from local vendors. Wrightwood Community Center, 619-675-4301

Fri, Jun 15 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm FREE FRIDAY FILM Show times: 5:30pm Kids & 7:30 Teens. Free popcorn, soda, water, and candy. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is free. Phelan Community Center & Park

Fri, Jun 15 - 6:30pm KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO Doors open at 6pm. Games at 6:30pm. Food drinks & daubers available to purchase. Must be 18. Pinon Hills Community Center & Park

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Fri, Jun 22 - 7:00pm PAJAMA GAMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (EVENING)

Sun, Jun 17 - 10:00am - 4:00pm FATHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY AT GRASSY HOLLOW

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Enjoy a relaxing day at the Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center. Pack a lunch, hike, enjoy the surrounding scenery. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, 626-821-7637

Sat, Jun 23 - 10:00am - 2:00pm AYSO REGISTRATION

Sun, Jun 17 - 2:00pm PAJAMA GAMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (MATINEE) Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

$20 buy-in. Raffle prizes. Must be 18 yrs. Open to members and guests. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999

Half the pot goes to the winner & half to the Post. Buy-in $5. Open to members and guests. Must be 18. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999

Thu, Jun 28 - 9:00am PINON HILLS SENIOR CRAFT DAY

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530

Sat, Jun 23 - 2:00pm PAJAMA GAMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (MATINEE)

Tue, Jun 19 - 10:00am PHELAN SENIOR GAME DAY

Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

Seniors welcome to come and enjoy the games. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047

Sat, Jun 23 - 5:00pm TABLE MTN AMPHITHEATER MUSIC NIGHT

Wed, Jun 20 - 7:00pm VFW OPEN POOL TOURNAMENT

Enjoy an evening with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Country Crooning Cowboysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Table Mtn Campground. Bring the family. Table Mountain Campground, 626-821-7637

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Thu, Jun 21 - 9:00am PINON HILLS SENIOR CRAFT DAY

Thu, Jun 21 - 11:00am PINON HILLS SENIOR POTLUCK LUNCH Come early for a some light exercise then enjoy the potluck. Play cards games after lunch. Pinon Hill Chamber of Commerce, 760-868-5058

Thu, Jun 21 - 7:00pm MONTHLY COOKING SCHOOL Cooking class featuring Vegan Delights. Free. Phelan Cooking School, 760-868-4822

Fri, Jun 22 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center & Park, 760-249-6530

Fri, Jun 22 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WW CERTIFIED FARMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARKET Tri-community seasonal locally grown fresh produce and homemade items from local vendors.

Sat, Jun 16 - 7:00pm PAJAMA GAMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (EVENING)

Wed, Jun 27 - 7:00pm VFW OPEN POOL TOURNAMENT

Tue, Jun 19 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Sat, Jun 16 - 10:00am - 11:00am COMMODITIES - FOOD BANK, WW

Sat, Jun 16 - 6:00pm VFW POKER TOURNAMENT

Seniors welcome to come and enjoy the games. Phelan Senior Center, 760-900-6458

Thu, Jun 28 - 10:00am PHELAN SENIOR CRAFT DAY

All seniors welcome to join. Light exercise, bring your own craft project or help with one in progress and chat with friends. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047

Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

Wed, Jun 27 - 10:00am PHELAN SENIOR GAME DAY

Learn how local plants were used be Native Americans for food, medicine & more. Robin Cornett, Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hoss & Prairie Fox Native American Presentations. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, 626-821-7637

Thu, Jun 21 - 9:00am PHELAN SENIOR EXERCISE, CRAFTS & CHAT

Sat, Jun 16 - 2:00pm PAJAMA GAMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (MATINEE)

Food and clothing are available to those in need. Bring proof of Tri-community address. Blessed Juniper Serra Church, 760-868-4342

Seniors welcome to attend. Pinon Hills Community Center, 760-868-5085

FDA Food Bank. Call for info. Phelan Community Center & Park, 760-868-4342

Learn about the topography of the area, inspect a relief map created by a Serrano student for his senior project. Loren Schneider, Geology Teacher. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, 626--821-6737

Boys and Girls ages 4-18 yrs. Bring birth certificate if this is their 1st session. Must be 4 by August 1st. Phelan Community Church, www.AYSO538.net

Tue, Jun 26 - 11:00am - 2:00pm ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY

Sat, Jun 23 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm NATIVE AMERICAN PLANTS AND CULTURE

Seniors welcome to attend. Pinon Hills Community Center, 760-868-5085

Sat, Jun 16 - 10:00am - 11:00am GEOLOGY OF THE AREA

Fri, Jun 22 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm FREE FRIDAY FILM Show times: 5:30pm Kids & 7:30 Teens. Free popcorn, soda, water, and candy. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is free. Phelan Community Center & Park

Sat, Jun 16 - 8:30am - 10:30am COMMODITIES - FOOD BANK, PHELAN

FDA Food Bank. Call for info. Our Lady of the Snows Church, 760-868-4342

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Sat, Jun 23 - 7:00pm PAJAMA GAMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (EVENING) Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

Sun, Jun 24 - 12:00pm VFW DART TOURNAMENT

All seniors welcome to join in the fun making a craft and meeting new friends. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-3757

Thu, Jun 28 - 11:00am PINON HILLS SENIOR POTLUCK LUNCH Come early for a some light exercise then enjoy the potluck. Play cards games after lunch. Pinon Hill Chamber of Commerce, 760-868-5058

Thu, Jun 28 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm TRI-CHAMBER ROUND TABLE Chamber and non-members are welcome to discuss Tri-Community concerns. Location TBA, 760-868-3291 Call for Location

Fri, Jun 29 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center & Park, 760-249-6530

Fri, Jun 29 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WW CERTIFIED FARMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARKET Tri-community seasonal locally grown fresh produce and homemade items from local vendors. Wrightwood Community Center, 619-675-4301

$2 Entry fee. 1st place trophy awarded. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999

Fri, Jun 29 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm MTN HARDWARE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

Sun, Jun 24 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm KEEPING THE FOREST GREEN & FIRE SAFE

All Mountain Hardware customers are invited to an evening of outdoor entertainment. Bring your chairs and enjoy local bands. Free hot dogs Mountain Hardware, 760-249-3653

Learn how NOT to start a fie in the forest and protect humans, animal life & trees. Capt. Jim Wilkins of SB Fire Dept., retired. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, 626-821-7637

Sun, Jun 24 - 2:00pm PAJAMA GAMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (MATINEE) Snowline Players presents a hilarious musical comedy about a pajama factory. Adults $12, Sr. & kids $10, fam pack $45 (parents & kids). Serrano PAC, www.snowlineplayers.org

Tue, Jun 26 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530

Fri, Jun 29 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm FREE FRIDAY FILM Show times: 5:30pm Kids & 7:30 Teens. Free popcorn, soda, water, and candy. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is free. Phelan Community Center & Park

Sat, Jun 30 - Sun, July 1 - 10am - 4pm MOUNTAINEER DAYS-TWO DAY EVENT Fun for the family. Live music, handmade arts & crafts, shops open, vendors, food, parade, games & contests for all ages. Wrightwood Village, 760-249-4320

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LIBRARY ADVENTURES Phelan Memorial Library

Wrightwood Library

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6011 Pine St. 760-249-4577 Mon-Tues-Wed 11-7pm, Thurs, 10am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm CLOSED Friday & Sunday

SRP=Summer Reading Program Every Tue & Thu - 11:00am - 1:00pm PHELAN - ADULT BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

Thu, Jun 7 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm PHELAN SRP- TEENS MOVIE PREMIERE

Tue, Jun 12 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm PHELAN SRP- WORRY DOLLS CRAFT

Thu, Jun 21 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm PHELAN SRP- UP ALL NIGHT

Learn to use basic computer programs. Signups required.

Teens only (12 & up) Movie Premiere Night. Come in your pjâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and bring a pillow.

Children. Make your own worry doll.

Children & Teens. A Wildlife program.

Tue, Jun 5 - 1:00pm WW - FIRST TUESDAY READING GROUP

Thu, Jun 7 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm PHELAN SRP- PIRATE PROGRAM

Tue, Jun 12 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm WW SRP- MEET PIRATE CHRISTOPHER YATES

Thu, Jun 21 - 5:00pm WW SRP- CHILLS & SHIVERS STORIES

Enjoy a lively and intelligent discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sea of Poppiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Amitav Ghosh. Open to all.

Children. Dream of Pirate Adventures.

Children. Laugh and learn Pirate Christopher Yates.

Teens. Join Storyteller Michael D. McCarty for stories about the night. Be prepared!!!!

Sat, Jun 9 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN - CAFE BISTRO

Wed, Jun 13 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm PHELAN SRP- STAR LANTERN CRAFT

Mon, Jun 25 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm PHELAN -CROCHET CLUB

Enjoy coffee, cookies and conversation with fellow library friends. Adults.Phone: 760-868-3

Teen Craft.

Children. Create your own star fan.

Learn to crochet and/or learn new techniques. Adults.

Tue, Jun 5 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm PHELAN - FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING

Sat, Jun 9 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN - WAGS, READING THERAPY DOGS

Public is welcome to join.

Bring your children to read to P.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful and highly trained dogs. Ages 3 1/2 - 12.

Tue, Jun 5 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm WW SRP- WISH UPON A STAR CRAFT

Wed, Jun 6 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm PHELAN SRP- CANDLE MAKING CRAFT Teens. Learn to make a candle.

Mon, Jun 11 - 11:00am PHELAN - LUNCH BUNCH BOOK CLUB Enjoy great books and great company. Bring your snack or lunch. Adults

Thu, Jun 7 - 12:45pm - 1:45pm PHELAN SRP- POETRY & MEMOIRS Adult. Poetry & Memoir Writing Workshop.

Wed, Jun 13 - 3:00pm WW - FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING Public is welcome to meet County Librarian Leonard Hernandez.

Tue, Jun 26 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm WW SRP- DREAMTIME STORIES

Children & Teens. Details at Library.

Children. Be mesmerized with stories from Storyteller Karen Rae Kraut.

Tue, Jun 19 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm PHELAN SRP- SHOOTING STAR CRAFT Tue, Jun 19 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm WW SRP- WACKY SHOW! Children. Join Wacko for an hour of hilarity.

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Children. Make you own night lightening bug.

Thu, Jun 14 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm PHELAN SRP- STAR NIGHT

Children. Make your own shooting star wand.

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Tue, Jun 26 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm PHELAN SRP- LIGHTENING BUG CRAFT

Wed, Jun 27 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm PHELAN SRP- OWN THE NIGHT IN COLOR Teens. Bring a T-shirt to tie dye.

Wed, Jun 27 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm PHELAN SRP- GARDEN WORKSHOP Adults. Learn how to start your own garden.

Thu, Jun 28 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm PHELAN SRP- TEENS MOVIE PREMIERE

Bring your concerns or write a letter about our District to be delivered to Congressman Drier.

Teens only (12 & up) Movie Premiere Night. Come in your pjâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and bring a pillow.

Wed, Jun 20 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm PHELAN SRP- DISCO BALL CRAFT

Thu, Jun 28 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm PHELAN SRP- DREAM BIG WITH FRIENDS

Teen Craft.

All ages. Enjoy listening to stories and making crafts with the Friends of the Phelan Library

Thu, Jun 21 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm PHELAN SRP- E-READER WORKSHOP Adults. Space is limited. Sign-up at Library.

June MEETINGS 01 - 1:00pm WW Historical Society Meeting & Speaker - 760-249-3163, Wrightwood Museum 03 - 11:00am VFW Comrades Meeting - 760-868-1999, VFW Post #9415 04 - 7:00pm High Desert Challengers- 4H meeting - 760-885-9344, Pizza Factory 05 - 10:00am Phelan Seniors Meeting - 760-868-6047, Phelan Senior Center 05 - 5:00pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 05 - 6:30pm VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 760-885-1931, VFW Post #9415 05 - 7:00pm WWood Property Owners Asso. Meeting & Speaker - 760-249-3163, Wrightwood Museum 06 - 6:00pm Phelan Road Runners 4-H Meeting - 760-868-4309, Pinon Hills Community Center & Park 06 - 6:30pm PPH Disaster Preparedness Meeting - 760-900-7838, Sierra View Mobile Estate Clubhouse 06 - 7:00pm PPH Community Services District Mtg. - 760-868-1212 , Phelan Community Center & Park 07 - 6:00pm Tri-Comm Toastmasters Club 1506 Mtg - 951-966-4810, Blessed Juniper Serra Church 07 - 6:00pm VFW Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary Meeting - 760-868-1999, VFW Post #9415 07 - 6:30pm Citizens On Patrol Meeting - 760-868-1006, Phelan Sheriff Station 07 - 6:30pm VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 760-885-1931, VFW Post #9415 11 - 12:00pm Phelan Chamber Meeting - 760-868-3291, Pizza Factory 12 - 5:00pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 12 - 6:30pm Pine Needles Quilt Guild Meeting - 760-249-5753, Wrightwood Community Center 12 - 7:00pm Pinon Hills Chamber Meeting - 760-868-3075, Pinon Hill Chamber of Commerce 13 - 7:00pm Wrightwood Friends of the Library Meeting - 760-249-3163 , Wrightwood Library 14 - 6:00pm Tri-Community Kiwanis Club Dinner Meeting - 760-563-2228 , Pizza Factory 14 - 6:30pm Wrightwood Chamber Meeting - 760-249-4320, Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce 16 - 11:30am AGLOW Club Meeting - 909-821-2922, Pizza Factory 18 - 7:00pm WW MAC Meeting - chuck3195@carrollpromotions.com, Wrightwood Community Center 19 - 12:00pm El Mirage Chamber Meeting - 760-388-4392 , Ducommun Aerostructures 19 - 5:00pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 19 - 7:00pm WW Fire Safe Council Meeting - ccarroll@wrightwoodfsc.com, Wrightwood Museum 20 - 7:00pm PPH Community Services District Mtg. - 760-868-1212 , Phelan Community Center & Park 21 - 6:00pm Tri-Comm Toastmasters Club 1506 Mtg - 951-966-4810, Blessed Juniper Serra Church 21 - 6:15pm High Desert Mojave Greens 4-H Meeting - , Baldy Mesa Elementary School 21 - 7:00pm El Mirage MAC Meeting - 760-388-4392, El Mirage Community Center 21 - 7:30pm Timberline Lions Club Dinner Meeting - 760-249-4351, Wrightwood Community Center 26 - 5:00pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038jkfpf@verizon.net, Evergreen Lutheran Church 26 - 7:00pm Volunteers of the National Forest Meeting - 760-272-7277 , Wrightwood Methodist Church 28 - 6:00pm Tri-Community Kiwanis Club Dinner Meeting - 760-563-2228 , Pizza Factory 28 - 6:45pm Wrightwood CERT Meeting - 760-249-5931 , Sunrise Church


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