After just returning from Hawaii, Dave Pelham of Marian View Drive in Idyllwild, checked his “critter-cam” and found this photo, among others. It was taken May 10 a little after 9 p.m. “The photo puts it just about 8 feet from our back deck,” he said. “There is only one image of it so it was in range of the camera for less than a minute. Photo by Dave Pelham
Local actor Conor O’Farrell (left) directed and starred in four presentations of “Lovers and Other Strangers” by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The performances were at the Town Hall on Memorial weekend. The play was reworked into a hit movie in 1970. Among its stars was Bonnie Bedelia (right), who graciously made an appearance at opening night and discussed her long and successful acting career. The production’s proceeds went to benefit the Idyllwild Help Center. Photo by Tom Kluzak
The American Legion Post 800 held its annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday.
Photo by Tom Pierce
The Idyllwild Rotary Club hosted their annual ApfelPfannküchen Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 29 at the Town Hall. More than 400 people had a delicious meal of apple pancakes, ham and eggs served up by Rotary volunteers with proceeds going to support the numerous projects funded by the Rotary, all of which benefit the Idyllwild community.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Zema and Sumi, well known to Idyllwild Arts concert-goers and patrons of several local restaurants, gave what may be their final Idyllwild performance at Ferro on May 29. Zemfora (Zema) Bagirova, a native of Azerbaijan, graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy and will be moving on to bigger and better things. Sumi Onoe, from Japan, will return to Idyllwild Arts in the Fall to continue her study of jazz guitar.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Max Lightbender (center, in purple shirt) points out the features of one of his fine art prints on display at Lightbender Studios on May 28. Three Picasso drawings, one of which is shown in the inset, were part of the works displayed inside. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Steven Leigh Morris read excerpts from his recently published first novel, the quasi-autobiographical “Fowl Play a Novel in Three Acts” on Tuesday, May 24 at the Idyllwild Library. The selected readings revealed the book to be a quirky, humorous and beautifully written account of a drama critic’s scuffles with neighbors who object to his domesticated chickens. An Idyllwild resident, Morris is the Executive Director of the non-profit LA STAGE Alliance and headed the theatre section of LA Weekly for 15 years. He autographed copies of the book after the presentation, with proceeds going to the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Photo by Tom Kluzak
The Idyllwild Nature Center hosted a display of wildflowers on May 28, along with outdoor booths featuring various artists, exhibitors and vendors. Each of the 146 wildflowers on display were identified by common and scientific names, with information about habitat, growing season and more. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Forest Folk members at Living Desert on March 24 carried the Town Crier along for company. From left, Sandi Mathers, Pat Ruffner, Yvonne Smith, Audrey Brown, Pam Parsons, Bonnie Keefe, (and back row) Jeff Smith, John Brown and Carole Herman.
Photo courtesy Forest Folk
Martin and Janet Jones of Idyllwild, while visiting the UK in May, read the Idyllwild Town Crier in Plymouth on the Hoe at the colonnaded Belvedere, created in 1891.
Photo courtesy the Jones
Bob Leih, middle school science teacher, presents the 8th grade class, which was promoted to high school on Tuesday evening, May 24.
During an evening of dancing after the 8th grade promotion ceremony, future 9th graders Olivia Hernandez, Cecile Landre’, Lainie Wilke, Raegen Ingbretsen, and Emmis Norris say good by to idyllwild School.