Around Town (Bishop)

Kellen McGovern, 4, of Bishop, got to take advantage of the beautiful March weather by heading to the Bishop City Park. Above, McGovern takes a new new toy car from his McDonald’s Happy Meal for a ride down the slide at Bishop City Park.Monet Biancucci and Marli Collins, 8, enjoy sandwiches from Schat’s Bakkery at the city park Tuesday, March 24. Biancucci said they were on their way to Benton Hot Springs for spring break from Bend, Ore.River Davis, 3, of Murrieta, enjoys the Bishop City Park playground after eating her lunch there with her mom.CrossFit member Liam Means completes a push press in January as gym members gathered for an orientation for the “Whole Life Challenge.”Members of Bishop’s CrossFit gym kicked off the “Whole Life Challenge” in January. Gym members are encouraged to re-think their eating habits and track the progress they make. CrossFit is located at 162 Willow St. in Bishop.Jim Kemp of Bishop, a member of the team Top 10, shows good form as he rolls for the pins in January. The 10-team league meets regularly at Back Alley and includes members from all over the Owens Valley. On Wednesday, Kemp said that the team’s name is a bit of a gag, because there are only 10 teams in the league. “We have a good time,” he said, pointing out that league nights are about more than turning in a good score.Members of the Eastern Sierra’s bowling league gathered at Back Alley in Bishop to compete for bragging rights against nine other teams. Above, members of “Top Ten,” named because they “always” place in the top 10 of the 10-team league, (l-r) Shelley Whaley, Jim Nelligan and Jim Kemp, prepare to bowl.The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Farigrounds hosted its first annual Bridal and Quinceañera Fairein February, inviting local businesses and residents to check out a wide selection of things they may need or want for an upcoming wedding or quinceañera. Above, Sara Birkhimer of Anne Marie’s in Bishop shows off some of the items available at the store.Jennifer Orr of Glass Onion Catering was in attendance at the first annual Bridal and Quinceañera Faire with a wide variety of samples that Glass Onion can cook up for any event.Competitors J.J. Roberts, 5, of Big Pine; Brody Berkovatz, 6, of Bishop; Travis Cano, 7, of Bishop; and Trinity Roberts, 9, of Big Pine (l-r) were all smiles at the Bishop Motocross races in February, waiting to line up for their next run on the track.John Hansen, 21, of Bishop, racing number 395 at February’s Motocross event.