It is going to be a ‘CHILI” Saturday in the Lake Arrowhead Village

Did you know that Lake Arrowhead is hosting a Regional International Chili cook off?!  This chili is no joke and there is money to win for the best chili’s!  There is a MOONSHINERS ALLEY, a HOT CHILI EATING CONTEST, a KIDS FUN ZONE, and LIVE MUSIC FROM from the Walking Phoenix Tribute Band!

Here are the event details:


Saturday August 16th, 2014


Lake Arrowhead Village, Lake Arrowhead, CA.


12p-6p (Best Times For Chili Tasting 12p-4p)


Chili Tastings are $1 per ticket or 10 tickets for $8 – Proceeds benefit the non profit organization – Doves – Domestic Violence and Education Services. For more info log on to






There will be free parking at the Lake Arrowhead Village upper and lower level parking lots.

All info was provided by the website!

See you there!


2014 Brewfest Attendees Break Record for the Fifth Year in a Row

This years Lake a Arrowhead Brewfest breaks tickets sale for the fifth year in a row with over 1000 attendees. It is obvious that next year they are going to need a bigger tent.




As a volunteer for this event and a strong supporter, it was so exciting to see so many familiar and unfamiliar faces. As I walked around with my camera for 7 hours, it was easy to get everyone to smile!




There is no surprise why everyone was smiling… BEER! There is something so great about bringing together 1000 plus people to enjoy the south lands greatest Craft Breweries and Home Brewers.




It is no secret, or at least it is not now, that I LOVE BEER. I give credit to my husband for introducing me to all the fabulous fermented flavors. I am a huge sucker for sours and will fall weak to just about anyone who brings me a bottle! 😉




To all the sponsors, breweries and home brewers who made this event possible, all the attendees who drank the sweet nectar of hops and barley say,”thank you!” Also a special thanks to the Mountain Brew Club, Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, Nolan Calkins and Jim Grant for keeping this event alive. I look forward to next year and new Brewfest memories!




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Procedes went to Operation Provider, Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce and Blue Jay Merchants Association.

All pictures were taken by yours truly, Michelle Calkins Realtor!

Hoedown to Preserve the Henck Homestead

If you like BBQ and a good ol’ fashion Hoedown.. Then come up to Sky Forest this Sunday and help support the community and preserve the Henck Homestead.

Joseph Putnam Henck was born May 5, 1918, in Los Angeles, the eldest of four children of Joseph Henck and the former Mary Putnam, one of the first female vice principals in Los Angeles schools. Joseph was also the general contractor for Santas Village in the 1950’s. 

…a few bits of information about Putty and his family:

  • The Henck family were true pioneers to our mountains moving here in the early 1920’s.
  • They were responsible for building and managing Santa’s Village in Sky Forest.
  • Putty was a “Citizen of the Year of the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber.
  • His folks built the first school (there is one named after a Henck fam. member; Mary Putman Henck) & fire department
  • First family to run water and electricity to our mountains.
  • Our Lake Arrowhead Village Visitors Center is named in Putty’s honor

{The above info was found on Kat DeLong’s website}

Below you can see the flyer that has been put together:  The event is this Sunday from 4-7.

For more info you can visit their website at:

What Exactly is ALA… And Why do they Manage Lake Arrowhead?

Are you one of those who keeps hearing all the locals use the term ALA?  It probably sounds something like this, “I have to pay my ALA dues,” or “don’t forget to bring the ALA card when we go to the beach.”  Remember that here in Lake Arrowhead we are a private Lake and all the homeowners in “Arrowhead Woods” like it that way.   (Click here to read my blog on Arrowhead Woods)

Below you will find info that I pulled directly from the ALA website:

If you have any further questions, please call ALA and they will be happy to help.

So what is ALA “Arrowhead Woods Association?”
All About Arrowhead Lake Association
The Arrowhead Lake Association is here to manage and maintain Lake Arrowhead and serve the property owners of Arrowhead Woods who choose to become Members.Arrowhead Lake Association Mission Statement“To protect, operate, and improve Lake Arrowhead and ALA properties, to provide reasonable and safe recreational facilities in a fiscally responsible manner, with appropriate planning for the future.”
And for all those burning questions about Membership and how it works… Here is the info on the types of memberships and how much they cost.
$60, $200 or $500 depending on the membership.
Become a Member and enjoy all that Lake Arrowhead offers. There are three types of Membership that you can enjoy: General Membership, Beach Club Membership and Dock/Slip Right Membership. The amenities of each Membership are detailed below.  If you would like to enjoy Boating on Lake Arrowhead you must be a member of the ALA. Choose a Membership and then view the Boating page for information on how to register your boat so that you can have some fun on the water!GENERAL MEMBERSHIP:A General Membership entitles you to the following amenities:

  • Access to over 60 lake trails
  • Use of Grass Valley and Marina Peninsula Parks
  • The ability to rent Burnt Mill Beach Club for your events
  • Fishing on the shoreline and on specially designated fishing docks
  • Voting privileges
  • Admission to special events.

$60 per year
You may qualify for a free General Membership. Click here for details.


This membership entitles you to all of the amenities of a General Member PLUS access to the Burnt Mill and Tavern Bay Beach Clubs.

$200 per year


This membership is for dock and slip right owners. This membership must be renewed yearly. A Dock/Slip Right Membership entitles you to all of the amenities of the Beach Club Membership and the General Membership. The due date for renewal of this membership is April 1st of each year. Late fees apply.

$500 per year

I hope you find this information useful.  You can click the links in green to be directed straight to ALA’s website.

See you on the lake!


Are you a golfer?  Do you love to Golf? Do you love to donate money to charity? Then stop what you are doing and sign up for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Twin Peaks Station 12th GOLF TOURNAMENT! Monday October 6, 2014

For those of you who do not know, my husband and I are volunteers for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.  (See Picture below) This is the two of us at our Basic Training camp.  I wear my orange shirt proud and can honestly say that I am honored to be apart of such an incredible team and family.

In case you were wondering… Search and Rescue is 100% volunteer, NO ONE GETS PAID! Every penny donated to the Rim of the World SAR team is 100% used by the team to help pay for uniforms, equipment and tools needed to be successful searchers. These uniforms are not cheap, so every donation counts and we are forever grateful.

Here are a few of us at the Mountain Top Days Parade in Running Springs.

This tournament benefits 4 volunteer units: Citizens on Patrol, Deputy Reserves, Explorer Scouts and Search and Rescue.  These 4 organizations are apart of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

For info on the Golf Tournament please see the flyer below.  This event takes place at the Lake Arrowhead Country Club and includes an awards banquet dinner.

Golf Tournament

On behalf of RIM SAR I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support and donations! If you are unable to attend the tournament or you don’t like to golf, you can still donate money and help benefit all 4 volunteer services.  Please contact the Sheriff’s department in Twin Peaks for more info.

Thank you again and Happy Golfing!