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New Year’s celebrates the 1920s

Leg Up Theater Company presents a New Year’s Eve party on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., celebrating the 1920s. The party, “Midnight in Paris,” will include appearances by Cole Porter and Ernest Hemingway, Parisian can-can dancers, cocktails, Dali’s oyster bar, Joie De Vivre cheese boards, Jambon de Paris, and lots of […]

News of Record - December 26, 2013

News of Record – December 26, 2013

Organization supports animal services in wildfires

Riverside County is seeking more volunteers for the Riverside Emergency Animal Rescue System (REARS). The group is a network of volunteers trained by Riverside County Animal Services to assist the department in large-scale emergencies such as wildfires. The volunteers are dispatched through Animal Services’ command structure. The next orientation meeting is Saturday, Jan. 11, at […]

Santa shares kids’ letters with the Town Crier

Santa shares kids’ letters with the Town Crier

Enclosed here are a sack of letters that Kris Kringle himself let the Town Crier borrow.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

This year marks the 116th anniversary of probably the most famous Christmas newspaper editorial of all time. It was written by Francis P. Church in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. It was published on Sept. 21, 1897, in the New York Sun. We reprint it each year for the enjoyment of our […]

Holiday closings

Hill businesses and institutions that will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, to observe Christmas: • Area post offices • BBVA Compass Bank • Fern Creek Medical Center (Also half day Dec. 24.) • Fern Valley Water District (Also Dec. 24.) • Hemet Unified School District (Also Dec. 24.) • Idyllwild Health Center (Also half day […]

Readers write: Suggestions for Tree Lighting

Editor: A recent letter to the editor expressed a desire to make the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony more child-friendly.  I completely agree, but it could also be made more adult-friendly as well. Don’t misinterpret my suggestions, please. I believe the tree lighting is one of the highlights of the year in Idyllwild and I would […]

Readers write: Items for class project

Editor: Each member of our class is working on a project called the “Parade of States.” We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can from a number of sources. I have chosen California for my state. If any of your readers would help me out by sending any pictures, postcards, a used […]

Readers write: Did you hear what he said?

Editor: Did you hear what he said, he being Nelson Mandela? From his hospital bed in 2011 he announced, “I am not sick, I am old.” Being 76 years old myself, and not always of sound body and mind, I find this statement to be dazzling and diamond-like in its clarity. Mandela tells me I, […]

Creature Corner - December 19, 2013

Creature Corner – December 19, 2013

Dear, Santa Paws ARF four-leggeds heard you were coming to town soon. So we put our furry little heads together and came up with our special wish list. We call it special because the ARF angels always tell us we are such special cats and dogs. Mrs. Magoo stepped right up as the spokescat for the […]

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