Idyllwild Arts had its first theater production of the year over the weekend. “Medea” is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. Photo by Jenny Kirchner
Sandy Ezell (left) of Idyllwild and grandson Robert Martinez of Hemet work at drilling holes using tools similar to those the Cahuilla people used when they occupied the site of the Idyllwild Nature Center. The center hosted the annual “Trail of the Acorn” event. George Ray (right) provided the equipment and instruction as part of the demonstration, which offered a look at the life of the nomads as they followed the plants that were in season between the desert and mountains. Photo by Tom Kluzak
A private screening of an upcoming national infomercial featuring many local residents took place at the Rustic Theatre Saturday morning. The infommercial by locals Marcia Waldorf and Jim Crawford included Lou Bacher (standing, left) and Pete Capparelli (standing, right). Actor Conor O’Farrell (seated) was not included in the 30-minute show to air on TV in January. Popcorn and champagne were served.
Photo by Peter Szabadi
Anna Ancheta (left), director of Musica!, and Teresa DiPietro, head teacher/conductor of Musica! Echorchestra, accept a donation from the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. The $1,000 grant will be used to fund “Pictures at an Exhibition” that combines student and professional art along with music.
Photo by Peter Szabadi
Barbara Wallace reacts to the Emcee Doug Austin’s announcement that she won the Mountain Garden Basket at the annual Soroptimist Basket Festival and Spaghetti Dinner at Buckhorn Camp. Photo by Becky Clark
A capacity crowd came out to enjoy the Soroptimist International of Idyllwild’s annual Basket Festival and Spaghetti Dinner at Buckhorn Camp. Basket winners are Kids and Family, Deb Gmeiner; Mystery, The Van Zantens; Mountain Folk, David Sandlin; Mountain Gardens, Barbara Wallace; Travel and Leisure, Barbara Longbrook; and Wine and Dine, Reb Neuman. Photo by Becky Clark
Bella Hartmann (left) was the first speaker in this year’s Idyllwild Community Center Speaker Series at Silver Pines Lodge on Oct. 13. Bella is a senior at Idyllwild Arts, which has partnered with ICC to provide interesting and informative presentations. Bella described her experience in arts education. As an added bonus, she brought fellow students Sumi Onoe (center) and Arsel Kalemolu to play some outstanding jazz. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Idyllwild Rotary member John Graham (left) receives an official mug from President-elect Roland Gaebert at the weekly Rotary meeting on Oct. 12. Graham spoke to the club about his 38-year experience as a teacher of disabled high school students. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Eilene and Bill Sinnigen of Idyllwild and Palm Desert went on vacation to Albuquerque for the International Hot Air Balloon Festival last week.
Photo courtesy the Sinnegens
Charlene Chindlund in Paris with the Town Crier at Shakespear and Company book store. Charlene didn’t know the Idyllwild connection to the bookstore when she posed for the photo. It was opened by local resident Bill Whitman’s uncle, George Whitman. After his death, his daughter, Sylvia Beach Whitman, took over the bookstore.
Photo courtesy Charlene Chindlund