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

A new charitable theater group begins in Idyllwild

A new charitable theater group begins in Idyllwild

Christina Nordella (left) and Conor O’Farrell celebrate the creation of their new charity/theatre venture…

Shake-out set for Oct. 19

On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9:22 a.m., Mountain Disaster Preparedness will host the fourth-annual Idyllwild Shake-out, a major earthquake simulation drill. Idyllwild Fire Protection District, Cal Fire and the Riverside County Office of Emergency Services are co-sponsoring the event. Certified Emergency Response Teams, Mile High Radio Club and Woodies will mobilize to go through real-case […]

Exploring health care options under Obamacare

The California Health Exchange ­at opened Oct. 1, allowing millions of Californians the opportunity to shop for affordable health care under the Affordable Care Act. Despite rumors of high premiums, on Sept. 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report and press release announcing “lower than expected premiums available in […]

Zen Mountain Center reaches out for help

Zen Mountain Center reaches out for help

Driving along Apple Canyon Road on the way to the Yokoji-Zen Center, evidence of the disaster that devastated this once lush and beautiful canyon abounds. The Mountain Fire that began July 15 and burned more than 27,000 acres before it was contained some two weeks later had a devastating effect on the area and the […]

Trash truck damages sign

On Monday afternoon, Sept. 23, a Waste Management truck driver on a routine stop at Tahquitz Pines apparently misjudged the height of the truck he was driving and leveled the large sign at the entrance. Janet Clark, Tahquitz Pines office manager, said, “It was the same driver we always have, but he was in a […]

Nashville recording artist to perform at Jo’An’s

Country music star, Nashville recording artist and California native Duke Michaels will perform at Jo’An’s Restaurant and Bar from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Michaels has spent the last 25 years touring the U.S. delivering his own brand of traditional country music to his […]

Actress emcees weekend event

Actress emcees weekend event

Sharon Lawrence, part-time Idyllwild resident, emcees the Living Free annual fundraiser, “It’s All About the Animals.”

MDP hosts community preparedness meeting

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mountain Disaster Preparedness held a community meeting for camp managers, innkeepers and restaurateurs at the Idyllwild Pines Amphitheater. The meeting was the first step in developing a comprehensive plan with the camps and inns for a “shelter in place” situation for up to 14 days in the event […]

New owners, businesses and changes in Idyllwild

A local business welcomes new owners, a hair salon is on the move and new business ventures highlight these business updates. Idyllwild Soda and Sweet Shop and Remember When Toys in The Fort has sold to the Fedrick Family (Dan, Linda and Allison). Peggy Petalos, Mountain Do’s owner, relocated over the weekend from Highway 243 […]

Home Tour in Garner Valley

The Garner Valley Property Owners Association will host its second Home Tour featuring four homes open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The four homes featured will vary greatly in architecture and interior design, ranging from an artist’s retreat to a Parisian estate. Tickets are $20 per person and […]

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