The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema wrapped on Saturday, Jan 11, with an awards ceremony at the Rustic Theatre. “Pretty Rosebud” was a big winner with awards for Best Screenplay, Chuti Tiu; Best Director, Oscar Torre; Best Actress, Chuti Tiu; and Best Cinematography, Tarina Reed. Torre and Tiu, in addition to being creative partners, also […]
Author Archive for Jay Pentrack
Jay Pentrack is a staff reporter for the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.
Award-winning freelance photographer and Idyllwild resident Jenny Kirchner has worked with the Town Crier and other news outlets for more than 12 years creating a body of work that has garnered awards and captivated readers. Her coverage of the Mountain Fire in July 2013 was awe-inspiring. Kirchner was working in Palm Springs recently on assignment […]
News of the theft and eventual return of the Strawberry Creek Inn Buddha covered by the Town Crier in the Dec. 19 and Dec. 26 issues made newspapers and online outlets across the country. Inn owners Ian Scott and Rodney Williams are amazed by the response the story has received. As reported previously, the Buddha […]
The Federal Trade Commission is alerting the public to a telemarketing scam targeting Spanish-speaking women. The women are offered the opportunity to purchase brand-name clothing, purses and perfumes at below-market prices for resale. Once the order is placed, the items are shipped C.O.D. to the purchaser who is unable to verify the contents of the […]
Jyoti Kintz has been named park interpreter at the Nature Center following the retirement of Shelley Kibby on Nov. 7, 2013. The Kintz family moved to Idyllwild when Jyoti was only 6 months old. “My name comes from India. It’s Sanskrit and it means, ‘The light within,’” Kintz explained. She attended Idyllwild School from kindergarten […]
Seager, the abused, but rescued German shepherd loved by so many, was euthanized on Dec. 30 after a lengthy bout with intestinal problems and numerous surgeries for injuries sustained at the hand of an abusive owner. In July 2013, Marcia Wheeler Marcus rescued Seager while driving through Double Check Retreat in Valle Vista. On July […]