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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

‘Harmony’ dedication creates disharmony

‘Harmony’ dedication creates disharmony

The July 21 dedication of David Roy’s “Harmony” created some friction and disharmony between carver Roy, his lawyer and monument dedication organizer Ken Carlson, and the new board of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce.   The issue surfaced after the raffle of a bear carved by Roy for the monument dedication. The money raised was […]

Sherry Williams and Keith Droste wrap summer concerts

Sherry Williams and Keith Droste wrap summer concerts

Piano man and arranger Keith Droste and jazz chanteuse Sherry Williams wrap the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series’ 13th edition with some sounds sweet, stirring and swinging.   Chicago native Droste, Berklee School of Music graduate and Oscar Peterson student, covers all the musical bases from jazz to Dixieland to Broadway. With Williams fronting the group, […]

United Blues Band returns

United Blues Band returns

Back at Idyllwild Summer Concert Series with its winning formula of hard-hitting horns and pulsating power blues …

No historic district for Idyllwild without board

No historic district for Idyllwild without board

Although it was approved, the district cannot be implemented until there are approved design guidelines and a seated local review board …

Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce installs new officers

Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce installs new officers

New officers for fiscal year 2012-13 were announced at an installation dinner last week at the Fern Valley Inn …

Jazz brush master Clayton Cameron at jazz fest

Jazz brush master Clayton Cameron at jazz fest

Two weeks of backing Sammy Davis Jr. and four legendary tap dancers forever changed his brush technique …

Climber dies after Suicide Rock fall

Climber dies after Suicide Rock fall

Karen Gose, 27, of Chino died of injuries sustained while descending a sheer face of Suicide Rock in Idyllwild’s San Jacinto Wilderness.   Gose, a counselor with a group of Girl Scouts from Camp Scherman in Mountain Center, fell 30 feet onto a rock ledge during a rappelling demonstration for camp scouts, according to the […]

Idyllwild property crimes spike: Sheriff recommends forming Neighborhood Watch groups

Idyllwild property crimes spike: Sheriff recommends forming Neighborhood Watch groups

May 2012 set a record of 15 felony property crimes in Idyllwild and Pine Cove neighborhoods …

Dog poisoning in Fern Valley

Dog poisoning in Fern Valley

On Wednesday, July 25, an unidentified suspect tossed an apparently poisoned cookie-appearing edible over a fence into a front yard in the 25000 block of Lodge Road in Fern Valley. The golden retriever household pet went out into the yard in the early morning, ate a portion of the object, which had been weighted with […]

Cops bring the beat

Cops bring the beat

City Beat returns to the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series to enforce the laws of pop, rock, rhythm and blues.   City Beat, a hard-hitting horn band composed of serving and retired law enforcement personnel, bullhorns its percussively persuasive arrangements of Chicago, Tower of Power and other brass-heavy pop bands to the far reaches of the […]

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