This has been one hot summer, and it may be the way our summers are going to be for a long time to come, unfortunately. The temperatures are hotter, but much of life is still the same, and the Tehachapi summerscapes are familiar to me after more than half a century of spending my summer days…

July 2 of this year marked a monumental milestone in the 58-year history of Tehachapi Flower Shop. The shop was originally opened in January 1963 by Daisy and Pete Minton.

An Art Show and Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the Stallion Springs library located at 20030 Pelliser Drive in Stallion Springs. Admission is free.

The friends of the Tehachapi Library is having a Clearance Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5. This sale is going to have some of our antique, coffee table and audio books for half price. In addition, there will be mixed fiction and nonfiction books for just 25 cents.

The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association's annual art show is scheduled for Sept. 18-25 at the Bear Valley Springs Country Club, 29500 N. Lower Valley Road in Bear Valley Springs.

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After almost 17 months of silence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tehachapi’s intimate acoustic music venue, Fiddlers Crossing, will participate in the monthly “First Friday” festivities on Aug. 6 by presenting a concert, featuring LA-based father and daughter singer-songwriter duo, Kevin and …

When it comes to investing, we're in your corner and now we're around the corner! We invite you to bring your family and friends to help us celebrate our ribbon-cutting for our new office.

The Tehachapi Library is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. So if you come down to Farmer’s Market on Thursday, pop in to the Library and see what kind of deals are there for you, too, downstairs at the Friends of the Library Continuing Book Sale. Books are classifie…

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Art 2021 is Tehachapi's very first nationally recognized art show. During the fabulous event benefiting the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation, those present will have the opportunity to meet and converse with the artists. The proceeds will be used to fund art purchases for the hos…

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A very obnoxious weed with a pretty name is the Yellow Starthistle. This scourge on the land of the western U.S. was discovered in the Tehachapi area and Bear Valley Springs in 1990 by Chuck McCollough, founder of Triassic Legacy Winery.

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Are you married? Have you been feeling the ebbs and flows of the COVID-19 pandemic? We know we sure have and are pleased to announce that as a church family we decided to hold our annual Marriage Retreat right here in Tehachapi for one day for the entire community. Welcome to Marriage: One D…

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Marge Gurr showed the world what it takes with her “CAN DO” attitude. On June 23, at 92 years old, she climbed into an experimental LongEz plane, piloted and owned by Guy Williams, and soared into the heavens. They flew to about 6,500 feet and returned about 25 minutes later. She was a troop…

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Tehachapi's oldest and longtime residents are once again invited to gather at Philip Marx Central Park for the annual Old Timers' Reunion.

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Send your images of life in the community to editorial@tehachapinews.com with a caption and your name. They will appear in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to publish them in print.

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It was a lucky day for Tehachapi when in 1972 Cecile and Mary Dom decided to settle here with their five children. Mary said they chose Tehachapi because they wanted their two younger children to go to high school in a smaller community than Lancaster, where they previously lived.

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The Tehachapi Loop is a well-known railroad landmark that annually draws thousands of visitors. The present viewing area is inadequate to accommodate the vast number of visitors. To address this situation, the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot embarked upon a project to build a viewing platform…

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The ladies of Comfort Quilts have done it again! Comfort Quilts is a group of ladies who are part of the Tehachapi Mountain Quilters.

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Tehachapi councilwoman Joan Pogon-Cord presented Kelcy's Restaurant owners Virginia Sheridan and Bill Lee with a certificate of congratulations on their pandemic-delayed grand reopening ribbon-cutting Thursday afternoon.

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It’s not just a job, it’s a calling. Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Nurse Patrick Dunn was recently honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

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Dennis Gierman is an artist, musician and woodworker. Although born in Ohio, he spent most of his life living in Southern California, growing up in Orange County and moving to the Inland Empire as a young adult. He will be featured at Gallery 'N' Gifts throughout July.

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Santa Claus is shedding his heavy red suit and putting on his flip-flops and Hawaiian shirt for the 4th annual Christmas in July hosted by Marty Pay Insurance Agency.

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Military history enthusiasts! We are proud to invite you to a Military History Authors Book Signing, hosted by the Kern County Museum, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at 3810 Chester Ave. in Bakersfield,

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Saya Novinger took this photo of a Crab Spider that captured a Honeybee. At first glance, the bee just seemed to be stuck or suspended in an odd way from a cluster of Narrow-leaved Milkweed flowers, but on closer examination, it was evident that the bee had been seized and was going to be pr…

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There are few things that are more symbolic of farm kitchens and country living than old canning jars. These glass vessels stored the fruits and vegetables of the harvest season, and were carefully stored away, to be opened at other times to feed families throughout the year.

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Cadets took to the RETRO skies! Tehachapi Composite Squadron 46, Civil Air Patrol, Air Force Auxiliary Cadets ventured out to the historic Blackbird Airpark June 26 under the warm Antelope Valley sky. Last week, the cadets had their Blackbird “hands-on” history and aerodynamics lesson, prepa…

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Lauraine Snelling was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1942. Her mother was a nurse, and her father was overseas defending our country. Back then, nurses were required to live at the hospital and you couldn’t have children with you.

Have A Heart Humane Society is offering free microchips for your family dogs from now until 4th of July!

High school students across Cerro Coso’s service area are enrolling in college credit classes and finding that graduating from college before even graduating from high school is a very real possibility.

Tehachapi Heritage League was established in 1973 to preserve the cultural, historic and natural resources of this area. Recognizing that our youth are very important in achieving these goals, THL established a yearly scholarship for a Tehachapi High School graduate. A letter was received re…

Kelcy's Restaurant, located at 110 W Tehachapi Blvd., will have a grand reopening from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 1. The eatery will offer free sundaes and homemade cookies to reintroduce its newly expanded soda bar.

Are you married? Have you been feelings the ebbs and flows of the COVID-19 pandemic? We know we sure have and are pleased to announce that as a church family, Christian Life Assembly decided to hold our annual Marriage Retreat right here in Tehachapi for one day for the entire community!

Your Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra won't be able to give its usual concert in the stadium since the activities have been scaled down this year. However, we did livestream a new 4th of July concert on Sunday, June 27. If you missed it on that day, you can still watch and listen to the concert online.

New officers have been elected to serve Tehachapi Mountain Branch of American Association of University Women. President Joan Cote is the leader of the Branch Board of Directors with Connie Brehm as president-elect, Cindy Marble as secretary, Lauren Hollen as treasurer, Laura Amstead as memb…

Imagine having a speech impediment wherein everyone ridicules you for doing the one thing most people take for granted: talking. Now imagine if the person who mocks you the most is someone very close to you: your own mom. That's the premise behind the main character in "Mitzy McGee Diary of …