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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

City Beat returns to concert series

City Beat returns to concert series

On Thursday, July 21 City Beat, lays down the law with its hard-hitting horn section and popping percussion at the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series (ISCS). The band, composed of serving and retired law enforcement officers (plus a couple ringers), found its target with last summer’s Idyllwild audience with a playlist of Chicago, Tower of Power, […]

Idyllwild residents discuss tolernace

On Wednesday, July 20, greater Idyllwild residents will gather again to discuss community values in Idyllwild, how they may be threatened by recent hate crimes and graffiti attacks, and what can be done to address these incidents and their underlying causes. Discussion will also explore how to foster and promote tolerance among the various groups […]

Celebration, education and restoration — the lemon lily returns

Celebration, education and restoration — the lemon lily returns

In the early part of the 20th century, a resplendent resident of the San Jacinto Mountains, the lemon lily (Lilium parryi) gently welcomed tourists

Fire insurance options shrink for Idyllwild

ptions for obtaining new homeowners insurance policies in Idyllwild appear to be shrinking, with State Farm’s apparent decision to limit its risk and not write new policies here and some other mountain areas. Although State Farm will continue to insure existing policyholders in Idyllwild, and will consider writing new policies for a second home of […]

Town Crier launches new website

On July 1, the Idyllwild Town Crier launched a new website designed to be “what you’d expect of a news source in the 21st century,” said Production Manager Halie Johnson who spearheaded and oversaw the launch. “We wanted to make our content more interactive, easier to search archives, compatible with social media and generally more […]

The Lemon Lily quilt story

The Lemon Lily quilt story

Annamarie Padula is a local resident and a brilliant quilter. For the second year, she and friend Nancy Borchers have collaborated in designing a quilt to be raffled to raise money for lemon lily propagation (see cover photo). “Nancy drew the flowers,” said Padula. The checkerboard blue background was Padula’s pick. “It looks like the […]

County terminates ICRC recreation contract

In a letter dated June 30, the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA) gave notice to Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) outgoing Chairman John Simpson of its intention to terminate ICRC’s contract as recreation manager for County Service Agency (CSA) 36. The effective termination date will be July 31. In the letter, CSA Operations Manager […]

Samba sounds at Idyllwild Summer Concert series

Samba sounds at Idyllwild Summer Concert series

The summer sounds of Brazilian samba and bossa nova will waft over the community center meadow on Thursday, July 14

Noel Alumit visits Idyllwild authors series

Noel Alumit visits Idyllwild authors series

Noel Alumit, author of “Talking to the Moon” and “Letters to Montgomery Clift,” talks with Idyllwild Authors Series host Eduardo Santiago at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at B’s Mountain of Books in Idyllwild. “Talking to the Moon” (Carroll & Graf Publishers 2007), Alumit’s second novel, is a fictional account growing out of an actual […]

Why  “Our Town” endures

Why “Our Town” endures

Isis Theatre is presenting Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” starting Friday July 8 through Sunday July 10 at the Caine Learning Center. It is a full production that director Emily Heebner has crafted to enhance the spare staging and terse text that are hallmarks of “Our Town.”

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