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Marshall Smith has been a general assignment reporter for Idyllwild Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: "Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." Email: marshall@towncrier.com

‘Grammy’ is leaving the Hill

‘Grammy’ is leaving the Hill

Longtime community volunteer Bonnie Doshier, known as “Grammy” to the many children at the Idyllwild Library’s story-time sessions, is leaving the Hill in mid-July. Doshier, who has lived full-time in Fern Valley since 1995, epitomizes the volunteer spirit that supports so many services to the community. In addition to her work for the Friends of […]

Big band blasts Fourth

Big band blasts Fourth

Ken Dahleen and the Big Band Staff open this year’s Summer Concert Series on July 4 …

Diana Wagman next at authors series

Diana Wagman next at authors series

Diana Wagman, the next author at Eduardo Santiago’s Idyllwild Author Series, explores how an unexpected event in an ordinary day can alter a city’s landscape and the course of a woman’s life. In her fourth novel, “The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets,” Wagman’s central character, Winnie, is a 38-year-old woman who, after a divorce, […]

Dixieland combo swings Fourth with first summer concert

Ken Dahleen opens season 14 of the Idyllwild Summer Concert series with a Dixieland combo in the Fourth of July Parade and his Big Band Staff on the concert stage that night at the Idyllwild Community Center. “It’s the first time we’ve opened the series on the Fourth of July,” said Dahleen. His Dixieland six, […]

Grace Moore is grand marshal

Grace Moore is grand marshal

Longtime Idyllwild resident Grace Moore is this year’s Fourth of July Parade grand marshal. Idyllwild Rotary Club, parade organizer, made the announcement which came as a surprise to Moore who said she didn’t know why they would pick her. “It’s fantastic,” she said when reached by telephone in Oregon. “I was quite surprised.” Her long […]

Author and activist Michael Kearns is next author speaker

Author and activist Michael Kearns is next author speaker

Michael Kearns, actor, writer, producer, teacher and gay activist, is prolific, having built an astonishingly deep resume of work over a 40-year career in Hollywood. He will talk about his career, political activism and book, “The Drama of AIDS: My Lasting Connection With Two Plays That Survived the Plague,” as part of Eduardo Santiago’s Idyllwild […]

A board game that sings and dances: ‘Clue, The Musical’

A board game that sings and dances: ‘Clue, The Musical’

Just as Marvel Comics spawned blockbuster action movies and a theme ride at Disneyland gave us Capt. Jack Sparrow, Parker Brothers’ board game “Clue” has grown human bodies that sing, dance and act. First produced Off Broadway in 1997, “Clue, The Musical” has become a popular musical comedy staple for schools and community theaters. With […]

Run and Fitness Walk one for the books

Run and Fitness Walk one for the books

Although not a record for attendance (that was set in 2009), the 2013 Idyllwild 5K and 10K Run and Fitness Walk did set record finish times.

Idyllwild gym closes without notice or refunds

In March 2012, Willy Latzo, four-time world champion in Heavyweight Kyokushinkai Full Contact Karate and German boxing champion, opened Idyllwild Fitness Center with promises of full-service gym memberships, new equipment (coming that summer) and a full range of classes. One year later, in March 2013, he posted a notice that the gym was temporarily closed […]

Artist concludes ICRC speaker series

As he did last year, plein air artist Rich Stergulz concludes the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council’s popular speaker series. Plein air, for the uninitiated, is a movement in fine art that gained prominence in the late 19th Century when painting outdoors in natural light became a signature of French impressionist painters Claude Monet, Camille Picaroon […]

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