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Sally Hedberg lives in the desert but enjoys staying in Pine Cove in the summer. She loves writing about people; everyone has a story.

Fashion show highlights native arts festival

Fashion show highlights native arts festival

The culmination of Idyllwild Arts’ annual week-long Native American Arts Festival will be, for the first time, a Native American Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, in the Idyllwild Arts Foundation Theatre. The show’s producer, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, assembled 10 of the top Native American designers for the show. A Turtle Mountain Chippewa, […]

Lemon Lily Festival forges ahead

The Lemon Lily Steering Committee met Wednesday, June 5, as plans for the fourth Lemon Lily Festival firm up. The festival will be the weekend of July 13 and 14 at the Nature Center. In Dave Stith’s absence, Sue Nash gave an update on the Lemon Lily plants, which should be blooming during the festival. […]

Why everyone should visit Idyllwild

Why everyone should visit Idyllwild

Just like the desert Cahilla Indians centuries ago, San Jacinto mountains’ summer residents and visitors are slowly making their way from the desert’s three-digit temperatures to a much milder climate. But it isn’t just the climate that makes part-timers and visitors return to the Hill. Once exposed to Idyllwild and the surrounding areas, most people […]

Hamilton leads hikes during Wildflower Festival

Hamilton leads hikes during Wildflower Festival

Hamilton led some informative interpretive walks in the Idyllwild Nature Center forest during the Wildflower Festival over Memorial Day weekend …

Dore’s ‘Betty’ lands on El Paseo

Dore’s ‘Betty’ lands on El Paseo

Mountain Center resident and artist Dore Capitani was honored and a bit overwhelmed when his beautiful blue intricately cut steel sphere, “Betty,” was installed on the famous El Paseo in Palm Desert.

Cats, dogs and rattlesnakes beckon visitors to Nature Center

For a family-fun Labor Day weekend starring cats, dogs and reptiles of all kinds, take a trip to the Idyllwild Nature Center. Join volunteers from ARF (Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild), Living Free Animal Sanctuary and Hope to Home for Cats as they introduce many of their adoptable friends to the public. The special animal […]

Valley Wide kayak event raises funds for Camp Ronald McDonald

Valley Wide kayak event raises funds for Camp Ronald McDonald

For children ages 9 to 15 who endure and suffer from cancer, this camp provides them and their siblings a time to be normal …

Paddle for cancer at Lake Hemet

On Saturday, Aug. 11, members of the Valley Wide Kayak Club will paddle their kayaks across Lake Hemet to raise money for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times’ camp in Garner Valley. The paddlers will also be celebrating the club’s 13th year in existence. During this time members have raised more than $105,000 to support […]

Rich Capparela returns to Chamber Music Festival

Rich Capparela returns to Chamber Music Festival

The ever-popular classical DJ of station KUSC, Rich Capparela, will be resuming his preconcert talks at the Faculty Chamber Music Concerts as part of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program.   The festival was put on hold for several years due to the economy, according to Steve Fraider, vice president of Idyllwild Arts and Director of […]

Jeannette Santiago (left) shows (from left) Jannellys Santiago (right of Jeannette), Betsey Sullivan, Joseph Sullivan, and Marguerite Dyke different kinds of wild animal scat (rubber) to help them identify animals that might also share the local trails. Photo by Barbara Reese

What’s new for the Idyllwild Nature Center …

Now that the successful Lemon Lily Festival is over, the Nature Center will resume the Junior Naturalist Program …

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