Retired sheriff commander Metroka pens first novel

Retired Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Commander John Metroka Jr. has always been a writer. As a child, he and his older sister Martha created...

Idy Talks speaker series features IAA junior

She sees her future teaching music to young students   Hong Kong native Ashley Leung, third-year Idyllwild Arts Academy junior music major, is the next Idy...

Idyllwild Arts graduate finds musical theater success in NYC

Jacque Carnahan brings her one-woman show to campus Jacque (Jacqueline) Carnahan, 1998 Idyllwild Arts Academy theater graduate, has established a solid career as a producer,...

Local author pens Russo-Japanese war novel

Ron Singerton, a local resident, sets his well-researched novels in interesting historical periods — periods of systemic change and social upheaval. With “A Cherry Blossom...

Mark Dean: Artist, engineer and over-achiever

Hill resident Mark Dean exudes a quiet energy — polite, respectful and always up for a new challenge. He ran the Boston Marathon in 2013...

Monique Zander, meditation facilitator, focuses on now

Teaches mindfulness Monique Zander hosts Idyllwild meditation workshops that help connect and center her participants in the now, in each person’s particular present. “The past...

What makes an entertainer? Ask Chic Fojtik

What is it that causes your eye to go to one person on stage rather that a host of others? Why do you want...

Plein Air competition winners announced

This past Friday kicked off a weekend full of live art in Idyllwild hosted by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. During the Friday live...

An eye for design, hard work, perseverance and seizing the moment

Idyllwild has been a seminal player in Kenny Gioeli’s career Hard work, perseverance and recognizing opportunities others failed to see characterize Idyllwild resident Kenny Gioeli’s...

Pianist, composer and teacher is a phoenix rising

Second-place winner in 2017 McCallum Theater’s Open Call competition Some think artists are self-indulgent egotists glorying in their creative pursuits. The reality is often far...

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