David Hunt and Kris Kirschbaum of Idyllwild competed in a 42-mile Kinetic Grand Championships, the Triathlon of the Art World, on Memorial Day weekend in Eureka. The team placed 14th overall and got a first-place trophy for the Best Pit Crew (above) that included David’s parents, Barbara and Bud Hunt, and Bud’s brother Stan and his wife Bonnie Hunt of San Jose. The triathlon machine the team built and rode will be featured in Idyllwild’s Fourth of July Parade. Photo courtesy David Hunt
A Lemon Lily (parryi), which William Schlegel started in tissue culture from seeds collected in 2009, bloomed last week. Photo by William Schlegel
Jeffrey Dvorak (second from left), chair of the board of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, is happy to receive three checks from the officers of the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation at its annual meeting Sunday, June 12. Officers of the Associates pictured (from left) are Linda Anderson, Dvorak, Terry Casella, President Michael Slocum, Annamarie Padula and Pam Goldwasser. Over the past year, the Associates have donated $41,000 for scholarships and to promote programs at the Academy. Photo by Tom Kluzak
A packed house at Café Aroma on Wednesday, June 8, helped owner Hubert Halkin (seated) celebrate his 80th birthday. Aroma manager Phil Weber (standing, right) oversaw the festivities and Yve Evans (at the keyboard) and band provided entertainment. The date also marked the official opening of the Uptown Bar at the restaurant. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Kurt Burton (left), major gifts officer, and Gene Coughlin (center), regional director of Service to the Armed Forces, Desert to the Sea Region, of the American Red Cross, receive Rotary mugs from Idyllwild Rotary President Chuck Weisbart at the June 8 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club. Coughlin spoke at the meeting about the Hero Care Network, a pilot project of the Red Cross designed to assist veterans utilizing Red Cross resources previously available only to active-duty service members.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
A full house of wine tasters were at Ferro Restaurant for Thursday’s second tasting and food pairing of Ascension Winery. Photo by John Drake
A recent morning view at Lake Fulmor.
Photo by Michael Franich
From left, at head table, Reba Coulter, treasurer and project manager; Bob Hinkle, driver; Pat Ruffner, dispatcher; Brent Miller, vice president; and Jeff Smith, secretary, of Forest Folk explain the free Idyllwild Shuttle Service at a meeting in the Idyllwild Library June 7. Thanks to donors and Riverside County, two vehicles are now available to shuttle residents around and off the Hill. Schedules and other information can be found at ForestFolk.org.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
The Idyllwild Community Center’s “Let’s Build It” fundraising concert attracted a full house Saturday afternoon at Idyllwild Arts.
Photo by J.P. Crumrine