Junior Naturalists (from left) Cecile Laundré, Jessica Ruelas and Rory Wilke were among five who took visitors to the Nature Center on a walk to see historical features of the mountain last Saturday. Photo by John Drake
Erick Briggs, a owner/head trainer with Natural Solutions, gives Riley rattlesnake avoidance training at AstroCamp on Sunday. Photo by Becky Clark
Natashia Deón discussed her critically-acclaimed novel “Grace” with host Eduardo Santiago at the Idyllwild Authors Series on Sunday at Cafe Aroma. Deón read from the emotionally gripping beginning of the novel as an escaped, pregnant slave runs from the dogs pursuing her in 1848. The capacity crowd was moved from the first words and appreciative of the opportunity to listen to this exceptional author. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Franceska Schofield, owner of the newly opened Salon on the Lane at the end of Village Lane, performs the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon welcoming her business to Idyllwild. Those in attendance were, from left, Rotarians Earl Parker, Charlie Wix, Bob Parish, Schofield, Thom Wallace, Marc Kassouf, Roland Gaebert, John Graham, Reba Coulter, Jeff Campbell and Ted Kinoshita. The salon offers haircuts for men and women as well as coloring and facial waxing.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Idyllwild Rotary President Marc Kassouf (right) presents the Rotary squirrel to Rick Foster after he addressed the club at its weekly meeting on Wednesday, July 13. Foster talked about Rotary International and its website, www.rotary.org. Many don’t realize that Rotary International, whose motto is “service above self,” has 1.2 million members worldwide, and supports a wide variety of philanthropic causes, including the eradication of polio. The Idyllwild Rotary Club contributed $20,000 to the local community last year. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Idyllwild Francophonie celebrates Bastille Day with a “tarte Tatin,” a delicious French dessert baked by Bronwyn Jones (second from right standing) at Cafe Aroma.
Photo courtesy Francoise Frigola
Crowds gathered for Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery’s Wine-Down Weekend, featuring the music of guitarist Joe Baldino.
Photo by John Drake
The second in a series of four free Writing for Performance workshops took place this past Friday at the Idyllwild Library. It is funded by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and taught by Emily Heebner.
Photo by Jacque Swerdfeger
Christine Ziegenfuss-Holanda and fellow flutist Kathy Harmon-Luber playing together as Winds of Change for Tommy’s Kitchen on Saturday. Photo by John Drake
While in Texas in April giving premieres at Sul Ross State University of her television documentaries about the Euro-Asian country ofAzerbaijan, Nancy Pearlman took some hikes in the Guadalupe National Park and kept up on affairs in Idyllwild with her Town Crier.
Photo courtesy Nancy Pearlman