Tehachapi's Online Community News & Entertainment Guide

What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?

For the past six or seven years dance aerobics at the Whiting Center has been led by a spirited lady, Teresa Scognamillo. A close-knit group of women have enjoyed the class over the years and had many laughs together, as well as tear of grief on occasion. Now, Teresa is leaving and moving back to her home state of North Carolina to be closer to her ailing mother and her passel of sisters. Her class wishes her well on her new adventure, and will miss her enjoyable classes. Happy trails, Teresa.

The election in November is fast approaching. On the ballot will be five candidates, vying for three seats. Incumbent, Terry Quinn has thrown his hat in the ring, as well as past Bear Valley veterans Commander, Martin Hernandez. Leanna Mitchell who has Finance Committee experience is one of the candidates. Geva Frevert, a relative newcomer, is bravely throwing her hat in the ring, with long-time resident, Jerry Pittinger. You will have an opportunity to hear them expanding on their platforms at a forum hosted by the BVSA. It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the OTCC from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come and hear the candidates talk about their issues.

The trail crew is dedicated to keeping the horse trails in good and safe condition. If you are riding or hiking one of the trails and see an issue of concern you can text the trail crew at (661) 866-5892. Text the location and send a photo of the concern.

And finally, the BVS Garden Growers are doing a bang-up job of cleaning up the water-wise garden that is next to the CSD office. The next move is to plant butterfly friendly plants.

Bear Valley Springs is a private gated community in which the residents pay an annual association amenities fee. To visit, 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.