Crestline Magazine now available
By RHEA-FRANCES TETLEY
The Crestline Chamber of Commerce has released its winter edition of the free Crestline Magazine.
This week, they have mailed copies to every post office box in Crestline, Cedarpines Park, Twin Peaks and some other surrounding area post office boxes. It will also be available at the Crestline chamber office after its remodel into a new visitors center is completed soon. The chamber is getting new flooring to replace the old carpet and will have a newly arranged desk area and redesigned display areas showcasing local businesses and community activities.
This ninth edition of the Crestline Magazine has been in the works since September. Several community members wrote the interesting stories; others took the photos to illustrate the stories. All member businesses of the chamber are listed in the chamber directory from pages 31 to 37 of the 40-page magazine. Of course, many local businesses have ads in the magazine so residents will know what services those businesses offer.
In addition, the chamber has a full-page poster of the many activities the chamber will be sponsoring this coming year. The list begins with the Feb. 18 special indoor Corks & Hops Mardi Gras event, the first time this idea has been tried in Crestline in winter, with bands, beers and wines and Buddy’s BBQ. Tickets are $55 if purchased in advance at Corksnhops.com.
Corks & Hops will continue in town in the spring and summer with bus rides between the tasting locations on June 3, July 8, Aug.5, Sept. 2 and Oct. 7.
On April 8, the Crestline chamber will hold its annual Duck Derby, following an Easter egg hunt. Jamboree Days this year will be held on July 1 and 2. The free Merchant Trick or Treat will be Saturday, Oct. 28 with chamber events concluding with its 2023 Fall Festival in Top Town on Nov. 11.
The stories in the magazine highlight the many ways to enjoy being in Crestline during the winter, whether wanting inside or outside excitement. Candace Pearson’s article “Indoor Winter” showcases the numerous activities that can be enjoyed in Crestline, including bowling, making pottery, crafting, yoga, music, plus community events. Pearson also writes about the fun of antique hunting in Crestline and lists the stores not to miss during an antique sojourn.
Dirk Rinker has three articles in the winter edition of the Crestline Magazine, beginning with an article on places to stay while visiting Crestline. From charming motels and lodges to quaint and unique rental cabins, Crestline is an excellent place to stay while vacationing in the mountains as it is easily accessible to all mountain activities.
Rinker’s second story is about the many outdoor adventures available for visitors and residents during the winter in the mountain communities. He details the many snow play areas, from Lake Gregory to snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. After such outdoor activities, hunger is the next interest for many.
Rinker has a profile on LouEddie’s in Willow Woods, “one of the top artisan pizzerias in the world,” which has been featured on numerous TV shows on the Food Network and listed in the Top 10 on many lists and recognized as Number #19 in the World at Las Vegas’ annual pizza competition. Rinker’s article tells the success story behind LouEddie’s pizzas and its past and future in Willow Woods. Their new frozen pizza, which took a long time to develop, is available at Goodwin’s Market.
Speaking of Goodwin & Son’s Market, this 75-year-old family business in Crestline is profiled by Douglas Motley. The article focuses on fourth-generation Mike Johnstone who grew up in the family business. He explains the essential position the store fills in the community. Goodwin’s has served Crestline over the decades with its organics and groceries, old-fashioned soda fountain, plus its movement forward into the 21st century with shopping and home delivery service, with a full-service deli with hot meals and a coffee bar.
Across the street from Goodwin’s Market is Lake Gregory Regional Park, which has hiking, fishing, boating and many more year-round activities. Their many free activities include the skateboard park, picnic tables, bocce ball, basketball and tennis courts and a children’s playground. The new bait and tackle shops and kayak launch on the meadow on the east end of the lake are all detailed in the story “Lake Gregory All Year Long.”
In “Being Prepared to Enjoy the Winter,” there are preparation suggestions to enable enjoyment of being in the mountains during the winter, including driving and walking tips which are useful for everyone who comes to the mountains. Then in a section for new residents, there are directions on preparing homes for winter weather, and the disaster that expanding/freezing water can create and how to avoid those problems, written by Rhea-Frances Tetley.
A very valuable part of the Crestline Magazine is the complete street map for the community of Crestline, including pinpointing the points of interest, identifying the locations of the various nine communities of Crestline and important locations in town. It also shows the route to get out of Crestline to San Bernardino, Silverwood Lake and uphill to other mountain communities. On the map is also a QR code with links explaining the murals the chamber has painted all over town.
The magazine will be in visitor centers throughout Southern California to attract folks to the area and let them know what to expect when they arrive.
PHOTO: Crestline Magazine 6