Norman Thayer (Marshall Smith) and wife Ethel (Kathleen Walker) look at the loons swimming “On Golden Pond.” The Idyllwild Actors Theatre had three performances of Ernest Thompson’s award-winning play and movie. Other members of the cast included Jeri Greene, Jacob Teel, Chris Doshier and Kolten Darling. The director and producer was Suzanne Avalon.
Photo by Peter Szabadi
Attendees of the monthly Science Lunch, held at 11:30 Monday, Aug. 1, at the Mile High Café, enjoyed a meal and an interesting talk by Tom Pierce (center, in hat) about his work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Leading a team to eliminate electromagnetic interference, Pierce’s most enjoyable project was the Mars rover. With expertise in many areas of science, the group asked insightful questions and then discussed some other hot topics in science. Anyone with an interest in science is welcome to attend on the first Monday of every month. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Novelist Dete Meserve discusses her recently published “Perfectly Good Crime” with Eduardo Santiago at the Authors Series meeting at Café Aroma on Sunday, July 31. This is her second in a series about a fictional TV journalist who investigates non-violent crimes, discovering interesting things about herself and humanity in general. The first, “Good Sam,” is an Amazon bestseller and is being made into a movie.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Idyllwild Rotary Club President Marc Kassouf (right) presents the Rotarian of the Month award to Chuck Weisbart, who is the Rotary’s immediate past president. Not only has Weisbart served in an exemplary fashion but also, along with his wife Susan, guided the club through the logistical nightmare of the yearly 4th of July Parade.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Dozens of grownups and children (many with their dogs) came to the Nature Center on Saturday, July 29, to meet and hear about three wolves on display. Wolves, dogs and everyone else were well entertained.
Photo by Jack Clark
Marine Corps Jazz Alumni Musicians took stage at the Butterfield Commons on Strawberry Creek last Thursday. Six are USMC veterans and one is still active duty. Photo by Chandra Lynn
Members of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild filled the patio around the Higher Grounds Gallery at the Members Mingle on Tuesday, July 26. David The Page supplied the entertainment as the gallery introduced a new show. Gift certificates to Jack Farley’s, donated by Rob Padilla, were awarded to two attendees and there was a silent auction for books donated by Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Photo by Tom Kluzak
On Thursday, July 28, the Lower Fire started around 11 a.m. near Highway 74 about 2 miles east of the U.S. Forest Service’s Cranston Ranger Station. When extinguished, its size was a half-acre and no cause has been identified yet, according to John Miller, the Forest Service’s Public Affairs Office for the San Bernardino National Forest. Cal Fire participated in the call, as well as the local Forest Service units. Helicopters and air tankers also were part of the response, Miller added. Photo by Vic Scavarda
Idyllwild resident Kim Barker (far left) showed numerous photos of very cute orphaned animals and birds at the monthly meeting of the Idyllwild Photographers on Wednesday, July 27. Photographing at wildlife sanctuaries in California, Texas and Oregon gave her an appreciation of the difficulties volunteers face in getting animals back into their native habitats, prompting her to start a charity, BabyWarm, that donates badly needed incubators to wildlife rehabilitators. Photo by Tom Kluzak