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Library book sale Saturday

The Friends of the Idyllwild Library has received an abundance of book donations in the past few weeks, so a book sale of paperback fiction books, at 10 cents each or a buck a bag, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Feb, 15, at the library in the Strawberry Creek […]

Craft beers and Mexican cuisine

Mexican food is, in my opinion, the quintessential food to pair with beer. The complexity of spices in traditional Mexican dishes lends itself perfectly to the array of flavors in beer. The heavy amount of citrus and chocolate used in the cuisine also highlights the pairing.

Pearson's effort to protect monument

Pearson’s effort to protect monument

Author Santiago wows book club

Author Santiago wows book club

Eduardo Santiago was the guest author at the Jan. 30 meeting of the Idyllwild Community Center Bookclub, held monthly at the Creekstone Inn. Santiago’s new novel, “Midnight Rumba,” had been chosen as the club’s book for January, and the novelist was gracious enough to agree to attend the discussion.

Kirchner thanks community for help

On Feb. 4, members of the Idyllwild community helped the Town Crier raise the $12,000 needed to replace the camera equipment stolen from local photographer Jenny Kirchner’s car while on a freelance assignment in Palm Springs. The equipment stolen, in addition to being financially devastating, was also an emotional blow to Kirchner. Kirchner wrote this […]

Mountain Folk: Gray wins Bee, Schelly ups certification

Third-place finisher for Hemet Unified School District’s 37th-annual Spelling Bee is Joshua Gray, a seventh grader at Idyllwild School … The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has certified Dr. Charles “Chip” A. Schelly, an Idyllwild chiropractor, as a medical examiner. He is authorized to provide medical examinations to commercial motor vehicle drivers in accordance […]

Past Tense: Feb. 6, 2014

Past Tense: Feb. 6, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 The “Year of the Big Snow” continued; the chapel at Idyllwild Pines collapsed under the load and icicles hung from roofs in solid sheets. 60 years ago – 1954 Several huge crates arrived at the County Park. They contained the prefab makings of a 30-foot observation tower. 55 years ago […]

News of Record: Feb. 6, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Wednesday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Feb. 2: Jan. 29 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. Jan. 29 — Medical aid, cancelled en route, Idyllwild. Jan. 30 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 30 — Medical aid, canceled en route, Idyllwild. Feb. 2 — Building fire, Idyllwild. […]

Obituary: Wallace Robert Blischke

Obituary: Wallace Robert Blischke

Wallace Robert Blischke, the oldest child of Walter and Mabel Schulz Blischke, was born April 20, 1934, in Oak Park, Ill. Wally grew up in the west Chicago suburbs with his brother and two sisters. He attended a Lutheran grade school and the local public high school. Wally’s father was a master carpenter who built […]

Obituary: Bobbie Jean Stone

Obituary: Bobbie Jean Stone

Bobbie Jean or “BJ,” as she was known to friends and family, was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Robert Fulton Stone and Hazel Elizabeth Wood. During WWII, her father worked for the War Department and BJ and her family transferred to Jersey City, N.J., where she lived and went to grade […]

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