Idyllwild Super Naturalists blow out the 50 candles at the University of California, Riverside, James Reserve’s 50th anniversary celebration last Sunday.
Photo by Maggie Tello Case
James Reserve Trailfinder Emmons Sebenius (left) meets with UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox and his wife Diane del Buono at the James’ 50th anniversary celebration last Sunday.
Photo by John Laundré
Don Put discusses his tanks and vessels as he prepares for the fall opening of Idyllwild Brewpub.
After Dominick Surina (left) gave a presentation on geocaching at the Idyllwild Rotary Club June 1 meeting, he received a commemorative mug from Rotary President Chuck Weisbart. As Surina explained to the Rotary members, most of whom had never heard of geocaching, it is a world-wide GPS-guided scavenger hunt that brings people of all ages together to experience the great outdoors. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Standing in front of the new state engine, which is hosted at Station 23 are (from left) Capt. Josh Lent, firefighter Martin Menez, and firefighter Ryan Ortiz.
Photo by Jeremy Potter
Dr. Dick Goldberg (center) led the meeting of the Core Medical Group on June 1. This group, part of Mountain Disaster Preparedness, plans medical responses to help those in the community who might suffer injuries during a natural disaster.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
John Carratello was the first voter at Idyllwild Town Hall’s polling place on Tuesday, June 6. Carratello was in line before polls and, after verifying with poll workers that everything was in order, was the first to vote.
Photo by Marshall Smith
The Idyllwild Library Bike Rodeo was Sunday at the ICC site. Here several riders perform bike tricks.
Photo by Chandra Lynn
May 15 was The Lil Critters Preschool’s 20th Annual Graduation Show. The 2016 graduating class posed for one more photo. Kathy Lewis and Heather Solorio are the school’s teachers.
Photo by Teresa Teel
Parents and kids enjoy Rachel Torrey’s animated story telling Monday during Storytime at the Idyllwild Library.
Photo by John Drake
Attorney Bruce Ross, new owner of the Red Kettle, briefs customers about the raffle and auction at his grand opening on Monday, June 6. Ross, an experienced auctioneer, decided to hold the auction on another day. Ross donated all proceeds from the raffle of Red Kettle tee shirts and caps to the Idyllwild Help Center. At the left of the photo in a white blouse is the Kettle’s new manager Annie Weaver. Photo by Marshall Smith
The Idyllwild Rotary Club officiated at the ribbon cutting of the Red Kettle on June 6, welcoming new owner Bruce Ross. Those present for the ceremony included: (on deck from left) Scott Fisher, Terry Kurr, Jamie Ludy with daughter Mickayla, Lindsay Kringle-Owen, Thom Wallace, Bruce Ross with scissors, John Graham, Roger Reeder, Kim Crandall, Annie Weaver with grandson Carter, Earl Parker, Steve Espinosa, and Jeffrey Cohen. On sidewalk (from left) are Chuck Streeter, Roland Gaebert. Photo by Tom Kluzak
During May’s award ceremony at Idyllwild Arts, the Art Alliance of Idyllwild awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Idyllwild student going into the arts. The school administration selected Clara Stark (center) as the recipient. Shanna Robb (right), AAI president, and Dave Robb (left), scholarship chair, were invited to represent AAI at the awards ceremony.
Jenny Kirchner/Idyllwild Arts
Before the end of the academic year, students organized a “happening” on the commons in front of the new William M. Lowman Concert Hall. It was the first “self-organized” student program of music, dance, and readings held on the new commons. Student artists lined the roofline of Lowman, sketching the event. It concluded with a projection from the 1976 film “Network” of TV anchorman Howard Beale decompressing in prime time and shouting “I’m mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Photo courtesy of Valentina Plata