After the Idyllwild School Open House, Thursday, May 5, the school orchestra performed in the Music Room. Dwight “Buzz” Holmes (far right) directed the young musicians. Photo by Chandra Lynn
Susan Freed, certified occupational and hand therapist, led an interactive stretching workshop for hands and upper body this past Saturday on behalf of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.
Photo courtesy Shanna Robb
Novelist, speaker and freelance editor Kara Swanson (right) receives a coveted Idyllwild Rotary squirrel from Rotary President Chuck Weisbart at the weekly Rotary meeting on May 4. Kara spoke about her experiences growing up in Papua New Guinea and the intricacies of writing and self-publishing a novel, “Pearl of Merlydia,” with friend Charis Smith. Kara’s goal as an already-accomplished 19-year-old writer is to use “words that bring worlds to life.” Photo by Tom Kluzak
Idyllwild School student Nick Davis (right) receives the Rotary eighth-grade Citizenship Award and Scholarship from Rotarian Scott Fisher at the Idyllwild Rotary Club’s May 4 meeting. Nick was accompanied by brother Levi, mother Myla and father Chris. His teacher, Donna Mercer, praised Nick as responsible and helpful in class, and mentioned that he is looking forward to college.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Breakfast was served for those who serve the Idyllwild HELP Center. Volunteers gathered Friday morning for breakfast hosted by HELP Center staff and board members, including real estate broker Larry Bischof (left), who prepared the pancakes. The diverse cadre of volunteers, including members of the Woodies, was recognized for the valuable contributions they make to meeting the primary goal of the center, which is to provide basic help to seniors, the disabled and families in need. Photo by Barry Zander
On Wednesday, May 4, Ferro held a Winemaker Dinner featuring wines from the Mora Estate Winery. The five-course gourmet dinner accompanied six different Mora wines, introduced by winemaker Fabiano Ramaci (standing) and his wife, Alena (far left), who hand paints each wine bottle.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Local attorney and EMT Mary Lehman left Wednesday, May 11, for another trip to refugee camps in Greece, where many Syrian and Iraqi refugees are stranded. Last winter she went to Lesbos. This time she will go for three weeks to the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek/Macedonian border. Macedonia has blocked refugees from crossing and conditions in the camp are rapidly deteriorating. Lehman is seen here with Idyllwild Arts Academy Honor Society students. The students organized art and card drives in all campus dorms. Here they are seen presenting cards and art to Lehman to give to refugees. From left, are Lincoln Belford, Katie Hahka, Lehman, Travis Flynt and Mira Winick
Photo by Marshall Smith
Idyllwild Arts Academy presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy romp “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” beginning Thursday, May, 12. Seen here are leads Lincoln Belford as Hero, Olivia Schneider as Philia and Madeline “Maddie” Bernstein as Pseudolus. Photo by Marshall Smith