TALKING SPIDERS: Dr. Peter Bryant was this month’s ICC Speaker Series presenter. Bryant spoke about spiders. His subject attracted adults and one 8-year-old spider enthusiast, filling the seats at Silver Pines Lodge Thursday night. Photo by Jenny Kirchner
From left, Emily Pearson, Emily’s grandson Colton and Marge Muir supervise installation of the Christmas lights on the children’s tree by Pearson’s Wood Service employees Ray Johnston and Steve Robertson (not pictured). The children’s tree is located in front of The Fort on the corner of Highway 243 and N. Circle Drive. Photo by Jay Pentrack
Judy Begin (left) of the Idyllwild Gift Shop, hands to Phyllis Mueller, one of the top dogs of the Tree Lighting Ceremony executive team, a donation to save the Christmas tree that is threatened by the drought, while Joe McNabb, who assisted with mounting the lights, looks on Saturday. Photo by John Drake
KING RETURNS: The new local temple Temple Har Shalom of Idyllwild, welcomed back Rabbi-in-training Julian King (left) last Friday night as he led Shabbat services with one of his teachers, Cantor Sam Radwine.
Photo by Barry Zander