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

At the intersection of art, music and logic

At the intersection of art, music and logic

Multi-talented artist Kathy Harmon-Luber

MDP mounts donation drive, offers training classes

Mountain Disaster Preparedness met Feb. 18 to discuss the organization’s plans and receive status updates on several items. Annamarie Padula continues to update the MDP database by merging lists and undertaking a postcard campaign to verify contact information where only addresses exist in the database. The email campaign aimed at verifying contact info has been […]

AAI fundraiser celebrates ‘Whimsy’

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild will host “Eye of the Artist,” a judged show and fundraiser set for Saturday, March 8 at The Rainbow Inn located at 54420 S. Circle Drive in Idyllwild, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Original works of art based on the theme “Whimsy” will be donated by a variety of […]

County waives fees, attracts film crews

In a move designed to bring Hollywood back to Riverside County, Supervisors Jeff Stone and Jon Benoit co-authored a revision to Ordinance 634 granting a variety of fee waivers to film crews. The EDA was directed by the Board of Supervisors to review the county’s film ordinance in an effort to encourage the return of […]

Artist Ross-Clunis: No ordinary man

Artist Ross-Clunis: No ordinary man

Ross-Clunis has a unique combination of an art background and technical know-how

Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary

Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary

Rudy Nuñez with a gopher snake he caught unseasonably early.

Don’t be scammed: Feb. 20, 2014

Dating sites are now part of the American lexicon and while many sites boast a healthy relationship success rate, sometimes love is not the only thing people using the site are after. Scammers have found that dating sites provide a fertile hunting ground for lonely hearted men and women searching for a love connection. A […]

Artist Scott Finnell is a fun-loving guy

Artist Scott Finnell is a fun-loving guy

No one is more excited about glass than Idyllwild artist Scott Finnell. “You see this piece?” he asks. “It completely changes color when it’s fired.” The glass is called “strikers” because it will change to its target color when fired at a sustained heat level. “It’s really hard to do. I run a test on […]

Banners promoting local events unveiled

Banners promoting local events unveiled

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Creekstone Inn, the Art Alliance of Idyllwild hosted the unveiling of 19 banners representing local organizations that included the American Legion, Art Alliance of Idyllwild (2 banners) Jazz in the Pines, Idyllwild International Film Festival, Idyllwild Area Historical Society, Idyllwild Lilac Festival, Idyllwild Master Chorale, Olde English Theatre Group, […]

Selena Rose Esparza, Idyllwild’s first 2014 baby

Selena Rose Esparza, Idyllwild’s first 2014 baby

Joe and Janet Esparza welcomed baby Selena Rose to their family Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:32 a.m. Selena weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. The Esparzas have two sons, Dominic, 6, and Darius, 4, who are excited about the arrival of baby Selena. “They love her and always want […]

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