To Market, To Market
Organizers of the Wednesday Farmer’s Market (4-7 p.m. in front of the Luxury Outlet Mall) are so pleased with the attendance that they have created a second weekly event in the area now known as the “Main Street Market.”
The Main Street Market will feature music, artists, food vendors, coffee, and baked goods on Saturdays through September from 11-4.
“We have a vision that this will become a pedestrian-friendly gathering place for the community and for visitors,” say the owners of Luxury Outlets Paul and Kathleen Rudder.
“Main Street should be vibrant and welcoming, and this is our effort at creating a new amenity in the Town” added Skip Harvey, owner of Base Camp Café and Town Councilmember.
All licensed bakers, food purveyors, craftspeople, and entertainers are welcome to contact Green Fox Events about having a booth space at the Main Street Market.
If you grow it, make it, speak it, or sing it, you should be participating in the Mammoth Lakes Farmer’s Market and the Main Street Market.
This weekend, enjoy the market’s Chalk It Up event. Next weekend, bring your pooch by for the neighborhood dog wash to support I.C.A.R.E.
For more information on supporting the markets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.709.6744.
June Lake bears
Black bear activity in the June Lake Loop area is at an all time high.
Over the past few weeks, numerous residents in June Lake have reported bears entering their homes or businesses through open windows. Most of these incidences have occurred between sunset and dusk and have involved bears coming through open ground floor windows in search of food. Bears are attracted to anything edible or smelly, including garbage, barbecues, compost piles and bird feeders. As fall approaches, the number of human-bear conflicts is only expected to increase, as hungry bears attempt to gain weight for the winter.
Here are some guidelines you can follow to help keep your home or business bear proof:
• Store garbage in bear-proof containers or in your garage until pick-up.
• Install bear-proof trash containers for your home, street, neighborhood or apartment complex.
• Never leave food on or near a window sill or on a counter near an open window.
• Close all accessible ground floors windows at night or when not at home and draw drapes and blinds.
• Keep all food indoors or in airtight odor-free containers.
• Put away picnic leftovers and keep barbecue grills clean.
• Put away bird feeders at night and do not leave pet food outside.
• Securely block access to potential hibernation sites, such as crawl spaces under decks or buildings.
• Don’t feed wildlife.
If a bear behaves aggressively or attacks people, dial 911 or contact the local California Department of Fish and Game at 760.872.1171. You can also go to the Department’s website at www.keepmewild.org.
Dog park ready to bark
The City of Bishop announced earlier this week it has reserved 1.5 acres of land for its new Bishop Dog Park located on the corner of Bruce & Spruce, the northeast portion of the City Park bordering East Yaney, Bruce and Park.
Bishop’s Dog Park Committee has been actively raising funds for several months and said it is “very close to starting Phase One of the Dog Park.” To begin the first phase, the Committee said it needs donations from the public for fencing and gates, water, poop bags/dispensers and benches. The estimated cost for this phase is $10,000.
If you would like to help sponsor Bishop’s New Dog Park, make checks payable to: Eastern Sierra Dog Rescue (write in memo section: “Bishop Dog Park Holdings”) c/o Nancy Hardy, 286 May Street, Bishop, CA 93514. Non-Profit Tax ID # 26-1524566.