Idyllwild Arts (IA) National Honor Society members are staging a fundraising drive, replete with performances by IA students, to obtain school supplies for an elementary school in Honduras. From noon to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, IA students will be in front of Mountain Harvest Market in Strawberry Creek Plaza to entertain and entreat. Part of the Honor Society’s mission is to perform service. The beneficiary of this year’s IA’s honor service project is a 630-student school in Punta Gorda, Honduras.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 21-year-old climber had fallen 60 feet and sustained an ankle injury.
Verizon, local telephone and Internet provider, plans to expand bandwidth in the Idyllwild area but will not bring its FiOs (bundled high definition TV, upgraded Internet speed, and digital voice calling) service to the area, according to Jarryd Gonzales, California media relations manager. “From a FiOs standpoint, it would require a significant upgrade to the […]
Continuing its upward trend, the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce voted to add Creek House co-owner Lanny Hardy to its board of directors. Hardy and wife Lorraine have owned the iconic restaurant since July and have expanded both the menu and hours of operation, adding a lunch hour. Lanny’s background is in nonprofit business management, a […]
The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) reopened the Idyllwild Skate Park (ISP) with volunteers at the helm. Insurance on the park has been paid, but lacking funds to hire a park manager, a number of volunteers have agreed to help assure its continuation for local boarders, according to Claudia Posey, skate park volunteer coordinator. Currently, […]
For many years, residents of the Anza valley have struggled with the question of water adequacy and ownership. Residents of the largely undeveloped valley acknowledge that further development and population growth are predicated on knowing how much water is available. The 2005 Anza Valley Vision and Goals Statement developed by the community in a yearlong […]
The Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) board held a brief meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12. The board had no major action on its agenda and listened to General Manager Jerry Holldber report on well levels, budget status and the Arrowhead Water donations. Well levels remain strong, with measuring well No. 10 up 2 feet from last […]
Individual plan changes depend upon drug regimens Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, during which individuals can either enroll in Medicare or make changes to their current Medicare coverage, began earlier this year — on Oct. 15 — and will end earlier, on Dec. 7, rather than on Dec. 31 as in previous years it ended. […]
On Monday night, Oct. 10, local Tracy Philippi stopped a burglary in progress on Scenic Drive in Idyllwild. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect as Mathew James Subish, 38, of Idyllwild. Subish is charged with felony burglary, purchase or receipt of a stolen vehicle (one of the vehicles allegedly used by Subish at […]
FAME comes to Idyllwild in December — no, not the movie, but a new business of desert resident and musician Frank Orlando. FAME, acronym for Fine Arts, Music and Education, will be housed in Oakwood Village in the old Sadie’s Clinic site. Orlando, a professional private music teacher and musician, will teach piano, bass, guitar […]