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Jay Pentrack is a staff reporter for the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.

Burglary victims dismayed at sheriff’s response

No additional burglaries have been reported in Idyllwild since Nov. 22, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, but some victims of the recent string of robberies have expressed dismay at the RCSD’s response to the recent rash of burglaries. A seemingly lack of follow-up from the first report and insufficient communication about progress have […]

Art, music combined in holiday event

Art, music combined in holiday event

The Idyllwild Master Chorale and the Art Alliance of Idyllwild will present the world premiere of “One Lone Candle — When the Arts Come Together.” The two performances will be 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 and noon, Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Idyllwild School Gym located at 26700 Hwy 243. Dwight “Buzz” Holmes serves as […]

Don’t be scammed

By Jay Pentrack Staff Reporter Gift card scams big money for thieves  Christmas lights, pine trees, ornaments, eggnog, and gifts — words that, for most, evoke warm, happy memories of family gatherings and holiday celebrations with friends. It also is a joyous time of year for thieves and scammers who are out in force throughout […]

Documentary is a love letter to Idyllwild

Documentary is a love letter to Idyllwild

  “The Herd Gathering” is a new documentary project in development by Scott J. Foster, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema (IIFC) chair and award-winning writer and producer, multi-talented actor, recording artist and musician. The documentary set to be filmed in Idyllwild features Idyllwild’s newest collaborative art display, “The Deer Sightings,” the Art Alliance of Idyllwild […]

Pinkie and Kevin’s big Christmas

Pinkie and Kevin’s big Christmas

Larry Edwards and Kevin Baar celebrate Christmas in a big way.

Local burglaries increase

Break-ins throughout Idyllwild continue to grow. Capt. Scot Collins of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet station confirmed the recent spate of burglaries. Otto and Christina Kyriakivis have owned Idyllwild Mini Storage for eight years and this is the first time they have been burglarized. The facility was burglarized between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, […]

Patient protection and Affordable Care Act update

More than 1.1 million Californians have received or are scheduled to receive notices of cancellation of their current individual health insurance plans due to changes the Affordable Care Act mandates, to take effect Jan. 1, 2014. The Covered California Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday, Nov. 21, to uphold its Dec. 31, 2013 deadline […]

Soroptimists give to domestic violence group

Last Thursday, Soroptimist International of Idyllwild held its November program meeting at Oma’s European Bakery where Eliza Daniely-Woolfolk, chief executive officer for Riverside Alternatives to Domestic Violence, spoke. She also accepted a donation of $500 and gifts Soroptimists brought for children and mothers in the ADV program. ADV has been serving victims of domestic violence […]

Lemon Lily board planning 2014 festival

The Lemon Lily Festival Board of Directors met on Thursday morning, Nov. 14, at the Idyllwild Nature Center to discuss plans for the 2014 festival set for July 12 to 13. The board, consisting of Neil Bell, Toni Berthelotte, Julia Countryman, Scott Fisher; Shelley Kibby, Mike Lackey, Sue Nash, Erin O’Neil, George Ray, Gail Spiegel […]

Golden age of radio on stage Dec. 1 and 8

Golden age of radio on stage Dec. 1 and 8

The Stratford Players will take theatergoers on a nostalgic visit to the golden age of radio with their new production set for 2 p.m. the Sundays of Dec. 1 and 8, at the Caine Learning Center located at 54385 Pine Crest Ave. in Idyllwild. “‘On the Radio’ is the kind of show that makes people […]

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