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By Linda Coverdale
contributing writer 

What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?


November 7, 2020

The year is coming to a close. The election will be over by the time you read this.

Meanwhile, we keep forging on, dealing with COVID-19 restrictions and repercussions.

The CSD Board had two seats to fill and with five contenders, the race is on! Meanwhile, good news from the CSD management. Bear Valley was able to obtain a grant for generators to aid in case of a Public Safety Power Shut-off. The value of that grant is $155,000. The grant came from Kern County Environmental. Last year, some households without water tanks had no water service at all. This will amend that eventuality. Bear Valley has been fortunate not to have been subject to shut-offs due to high winds so far this year.

The OTCC Women’s Golf Club has had their Champion Golf Tournament in 18 holes with the highest award going to Meg Prior. Congratulations, Meg! The Senior Championship for a 9-hole tournament went to Donna Zanutto. Congratulations to you, too, Donna.

The Whiting Center is now open to fitness classes. Dance aerobics, line dancing, and sit-fit classes have been taking place. For schedules, contact the Whiting Center.

The Garden Club has wrapped up for the season but President Clare Scotti and the committee put on a number of interesting meetings over the year. After we couldn’t meet indoors, we met outdoors, each in our own chair from home, in the shade of the oak by the Equestrian Center. With an amazing garden tour, speakers, crafts and other outings, we had no lack of interesting opportunities.

The Bear Valley Springs Veterans’ Association will be memorializing nine deceased veterans who lived in Bear Valley. They will honor the men with a plaque for each attached to the Pillars of Honor and a short ceremony at the Cub Lake Memorial Site at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11. The Honor Guard will render the appropriate honors with Taps/flags lowering and a rifle salute. Social distancing and masks will be the norm.

Roadside/Trail Trash Pick Ups:

We want to go into winter and the holidays with clean roadsides to show the pride of BVS property owners. Please join us for two occasions: Saturday, November 14 and Wednesday, December 2 at 9 a.m. On November 14 we will be working on the roads within the BVS gate, gathering in the Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center parking lot. On December 2 we will be cleaning up the roads outside the gate to Highway 202, meeting at the parking lot near the gate. Please join us, we never have enough help! Bags and some “picker-uppers” will be supplied. Call Kathy at (805) 895-4067 or Laurie at (559) 259-3236 with questions.

Bear Valley Springs is a private gated community in which the residents pay an annual association amenities fee. To participate in the above events, a non-member or non-resident must arrange with a friend or family member in the community for a guest pass that would permit them to engage in the activities. Guest passes will be checked.


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