2016 Crestline DUCK DERBY

Oh come on… How can you say no to the annual Duck Derby at Lake Gregory?!  This event is incredibly cute and fun for the whole family.  For only $5 you have the chance to win up to $1000.  Say what?! There is a 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd and even a “Lame Duck” winner!

The event takes place at Lake Gregory’s south shore on March 26, 2016 @ 10AM, Race starts at 1PM.

Don’t forget that there is am Egg Hunt at 11:30 for kids under 12.

Thanks to their sponsor, Mountain Communities Boy and Girls Club.

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All proceeds go towards the Fireworks show over Lake Gregory on July 2, 2016.

Duck Adoptions are $5:00 each or $20.00 for a family of five.

Tickets available at the Gate!

Vendors: Click Here for Application

or Contact Hillary at info@crestlinechamber.net or 909.338.2706

2016 Duck Derby Tickets
1 Duck Derby Ticket $5.00 USD
5 Duck Derby Tickets $20.00 USD
20 Duck Derby Tickets $65.00 USD

Have fun and may the Best Duck Win… Or the Lamest 😉

New Years Eve Party @ San Moritz Lake Gregory | Crestline, CA

Looking for that perfect New Years Eve Party in Crestline?!  The San Moritz Lodge is throwing there annual Party on December 31, 2015!

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Celebrate New Year at The San Moritz at Lake Gregory

Rim of The World’s # 1 New Year’s Eve Party!

Lake Gregory is taking it to another level again with a spectacular celebration at the magnificent San Moritz!


  • Balloon drop at midnight
  • Live DJ
  • Party Favors
  • Photo booth
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Cash bar available with wide selection of drink

Three Course Plated Meal:

  • Cranberry Walnut Spinach Salad
  • Choice of Tri-Tip, Chicken Piccata or Mushroom Ravioli
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Squash Medley
  • New York Cheesecake

Price: $65 per person plus tax and service charge
Date: December 31, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm – 1:00am

Note: You will receive a confirmation email after purchase to select your menu and seating.

Click here for reservations!

Visit their website for more info: http://www.lakegregoryrecreation.com/special-events/rim-of-the-worlds-1-new-years-eve-party


Crestline Bon Fire | 2015

Don’t forget about the Crestline Family Christmas Bonfire!  This years Bonfire will be held on Saturday Dec 12, 2015 from 5-8pm.  There will be FREE hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate.

Remember to bring a canned food item and a jacket to keep warm!

Have fun and stay warm!

Run Through the Pines | Crestline | Aug 8, 2015


36th Annual Race

The Rim of the World Recreation and Park District is excited to announce the 36th Annual Run Through the Pines.
The run features: 10K & 5K Run/Walk, Racewalk, Kids Fun Run, Music, Water Stations, Custom Event T-Shirts, Chip Timing and computerized race results, emergency communications patrolled course, trophies for overall winners, and post race refreshments.


You can register at this website: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=5276


Annual Duck Derby in Crestline Saturday April 4, 2015

It is that time of year again where Lake Gregory is filled with Rubber Ducky’s!  The Annual Duck Derby is on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 10am, race starts at 1pm.  You can adopt a Duck for $5 and even have a chance to win $1000.

All proceeds go towards the 2015 Fireworks show over Lake Gregory on July 4, 2014.

PrintHave fun and good luck!  And may the best Duck Win!

“TAILS” of a Mountain Dog Groomer ~ Head to Tail ~ Crestline

Meet Tony Leonhardt, the Owner and Master Groomer of Head to Tail Pet Grooming in Crestline.  He has a heart of Gold, loves Crestline, is an awesome Father and Husband, and loves Jesus!  Here is Tony’s story…


Head to Tail can be located at:
23972 Lake Dr, Crestline CA 92325; Phone: 909-338-5407
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Tony was a Navy Rescue Swimmer right out of High School.  His “at the time” girlfriend’s parents owned a pet grooming company and on Saturdays when he was home, they told him, “you have two options, stay home and clean the house or go to the shop and bathe dogs.”  I think it is pretty clear as to what Tony’s decision was.



Tony bought Head to Tail in 1992 at the young age of 22.  He has now spent over half of his life grooming dogs.  Tony states, “It is better to love a clean dog than a dirty dog!”  He has been in the business since 1989 where he first worked for a shop that groomed 100 dogs a day.  Currently he has three employees, Shane, Noreen and Leslie (Master Groomer), and he has been in his current shop since 2004. Combined there is a total of 70 years experience!





I had a chance to talk to one of Tony’s longest customers while I was interviewing him.  Cherie Radley said, “Tony is the best groomer on the mountain, I have been coming to him for 22 years.”  She says, her dogs get excited to see Tony, and it is his service that keeps her coming back!



On average Tony grooms 25-30 dogs a day… Okay, I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty impressive.  The shop is open from 8-5 Tuesday through Saturday.  When I asked Tony about making an appointment, he says it is not really necessary, although you can make one he states, but this is one of the things that makes him so great, he will not turn down a customer.   If you call that day, he will say, “yah bring him/her in, in about 30 minutes (or a specific time).”  For Tony his business is all about the customer and the service!


HAHA!  This picture (above) cracks me up.  There is so much hair flying around in the wash and dry area, that the dryers come in handy!




When it comes to pricing, each dog is priced different, and although some may say he is more expensive than other groomers, it is Tony’s service and ability to get your dog in and out quick!  Also there is NO cage drying done at Head to Tail. Your service will include; Wash, Cut, Nails, Pads, Ears, and Annal Glands (gulp, eww).




All it takes is one trip in to Head to Tail and you will see just how great this Grooming shop is.  The Service, the personal touch and the friendships.  Tony may not remember your name but if you tell him that Lassie is coming in, he knows exactly who you are, and he says he will see you soon!




I had fun chatting with Tony and watching him in action, although I know I held him back a little on time, I am thrilled that he took the time to tell me his story.  Tony, I think you are such a great person and you have touched so many lives over the years.  Keep on keeping with your energetic and happy self!  I wish you many more years of continued success.  Thank you for your grooming shop and what you do for the community! I’d also like to give a thanks to the pups in the pictures 😉 Can you tell they were thrilled to be on camera! 


Pictures are provided by yours truly, Michelle Calkins

Email me at: michelle@michellecalkinsrealtor.com for blog ideas!


Love at the Lake

Are you looking for something to do on Valentines Day?  Check out what the San Moritz lodge is doing for Love Day! There is Dinner, Dancing and a Photo Booth!  It is so great to see Lake Gregory and San Moritz hosting such a fun event.  For more info remember to call 909-744-0567.  Have fun and enjoy the Romance at San Moritz Lodge!


Crestline Family Christmas BONFIRE ~ Saturday December 6, 2014

This year marks the third year that Crestine joined in on the BONFIRE fun!  On December 6, 2014 join the San Bernardino Firefighters along with SANTA as the community helps provide for local families during the holidays.

This event is from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on December 6th.  There will be a free Community Bonfire with hot cocoa, hot dogs and a visit from Santa, in the north shore parking lot of Lake Gregory.

Remember to bring and unwrapped toy or canned good item(s).  Remember to dress warm, and bring your christmas list for Santa!  Have fun and hope to see you there!


6th Annual Taste for Literacy ~ Crestline, CA

This Saturday, October 18th is the 6th annual Taste for Literacy in Crestline! This event will take place at the San Moritz Lodge and starts at 5:00pm. 100% of the proceeds will go the Crestline Library for new materials!


Tickets can be purchased at the door for $35.

Here are a list of the food vendors that will be providing the food… This info was found on ROTWNEWS.COM.


The food vendors are: Arturo’s Restaurant (Blue Jay); Bill’s Villager Coffee Shop (Blue Jay); Lake Gregory Recreation Company – California Parks Company (Crestline); Chef Cindy’s (Crestline); Crestline Cafe (Crestline); Crest Forest Seniors (Crestline); Goodwin’s Market & the Oak Trunk (Crestline); Hungry Bear Sandwich Shack  (Sky Forest); Paradise Coffee (Crestline); Pazzo’s Italian & Pizza (Crestline), and Roadhouse Pizza (Crestline).

Other food vendors include: Texifornia Tamale Company (Blue Jay); The Grill At The Antler’s Inn (Twin Peaks); The Stockade (Crestline); Thousand Pines Christian Camp/Conference Center (Crestline); Toni’s Kitchen (Crestline); Tudor House Enterprise (Lake Arrowhead),  and Woody’s Boathouse Restaurant (Lake Arrowhead).

Have fun and enjoy the great food and good company!