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SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
May 13, 2006

Big Bear Softball Alumni Game 2006
Saturday, June 3, 1:00 p.m.

Mike & Dolores Clifton are retiring at the end of this year. Come out and celebrate 28 years of softball experiences with the Clifton's.

We are hoping to have enough players to divide into two alumni teams and play 10 innings of "Big Bear Softball". FUN. FUN, FUN. You can play or coach or just hang out in the dugout. Come and be a "Bear".

Following the game (approx. 3:00), we will have beverages, snacks and pizza in the BBHS cafeteria and patio area while we visit and share many wonderful memories. Visit with alums, the Clifton's, the Caldwell's and other friends of Big Bear Softball. There will be no charge for the snacks and pizza, although a small donation would help off-set the expense.

  1. Friday evening, June 2, 5:00 - 6:00, the field and batting cages will be available.
  2. Saturday, June 3, 12 noon, the field and batting cages will once again be available.
  3. After the game, 3:00, we will move to the cafeteria area for the after game social; 3:00 - 5:00.
We would like participants to check in by 12:00, so we can warm up, divide into teams and give out tops for the two different teams.

Please, R.S.V.P., to Debra Sarkisian, as soon as possible, by phone (909 584-8267) or e-mail (, so that we know how much food to order. For more info or questions, call Debra or the Clifton's (909 585-5717)

I was in getting my annual eye checkup in Big Bear with Dr. Jim Almarez recently and we began to talk about his daughter Amy who was in Maple Hill Elementary some 20 years ago. Amy is finishing med school and I asked if I could have Amy's email. He gave it to me and I wrote to her and ask if she share about her life and future. Here is her response:

Hello Mr. Waner!

Thank you so much for thinking of me. I am so excited to be graduating June 4th from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in the San Francisco area. I am then heading to Scottsdale, AZ for my 4 year residency in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic out there. I hope to open up my own practice someday back in California ( I will be ready for some nice weather after 4 years!) Thank you so much!

Amy Almaraz

Do you remember Susie Sandstrom, class of 1994. Here is an article that appeared in the Big Bear email newsletter in early May.

Go Organic With Susie

"Local girl makes good". Susie Sandstrom Lerma opened her business: Sol Foods, 18 months ago and has just expanded into the building next door. Sol Foods located at 1116 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear City and features fresh local grown produce free of pesticides and growth hormones, that has not been genetically engineered. Susie also sells organic meats and raw foods in lunch size containers, and even offers a brand new personal care line.

Ms. Lerma lived in Big Bear from age 4 through high school and attended the University of Redlands, where she earned her Masters in Spanish. Susie also lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chile where she worked in a winery, which reawakened her interest in the earth and its products.

After returning to Big Bear, Susie taught Spanish, at the local high school for seven years; then decided it was time to step out and try her latest venture. Sol Foods has been well received with all the emphasis on eating a healthy life style.

Susie will share ideas, free samples and recipes that will take advantage of all the wonderful seasonal produce available now as well easy to prepare dishes at this workshop. Please come learn about how good this life style choice can be for your taste buds as well as your health. No reservations are needed, the program is free, but space is limited. The library is located at 41930 Garstin Road, Big Bear Lake. Ph# 909 866-5571.

We share with you about the athletics. What about our music program at the High School? this is an article from BBHR our local radio station.

BBHS Gets the Gold (5/8/06)

All three of Big Bear High School's music groups won gold at the Forum Music Festival in Orange County. The festival was noncompetitive, but Big Bear's concert choir, concert band, and Jazz Band were going for national ranking. Nationally recognized adjudicators awarded them gold trophies after grading them in five categories. Eight other ensembles from Nevada and California performed for the ranking, but only one other earned gold status, according to the high school's Music Director. The Big Bear High School Performing Arts Department presented their Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 10 at the Performing Arts Center. It was a great evening for our High School.

Foundation Banquet

Our annual Steven G. Mihaylo big Bear High School Education Foundation Banquet will be held on Sunday June 11 at Northwoods. We will be giving out over $20,000 in scholarships this year. The dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling Shelli Black at 909-866-4631. This is the highlight of the year for our Foundation. Hope you can attend.

I have kept this short. Enjoy the summer. The lake is full for the first time since 1993.
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