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Silver Pines Lodge hosts ARF benefit

Silver Pines Lodge hosts ARF benefit

A silent auction was not so quiet as residents review the many items offered during Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) benefit auction held at Silver Pines Lodge on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Idyllwild Nature Center all aflutter

Idyllwild Nature Center all aflutter

At the culmination of the Idyllwild Nature Center’s “Butterfly Daze,” hundreds of Monarch butterflies are set free into the forest. Residents and visitors are first allowed to view the butterflies up close inside tents.

Festival choir performs at Idyllwild Arts

Festival choir performs at Idyllwild Arts

The Idyllwild Arts Festival Choir performed Robert Schumann’s “Zigeunerleben, op. 29, no.3” at the Idyllwild Arts Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Elvis Presley

Kid Galahad showing in Idyllwild 50 years later

Locals will gather Aug. 20 for a potluck social and an outdoor screening of Elvis Presley’s boxing ring romantic musical …

Dahleen leads Big Band

Dahleen leads Big Band

Ken Dahleen and his Big Band Staff perform at last Thursday’s Idyllwild Summer Concert Series.

Last 29 Palms Marine Band concert

Last 29 Palms Marine Band concert

“They’ve played seven of our 12 seasons,” said Idyllwild Summer Concert Series promoter Ken Dahleen

Marine band returns to conclude Idyllwild concert series

Marine band returns to conclude Idyllwild concert series

Always a highpoint of the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series (ISCS), the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Band stationed at 29 Palms returns as the closing act for the 12th season, on Thursday, Aug. 18. The 51-member band has been such a popular part of Ken Dahleen’s series that its annual appearance is almost synonymous […]

For some, a scent is worth a thousand words

For some, a scent is worth a thousand words

The Idyllwild’s Nature Center Junior Naturalist program for youngsters held Saturday, Aug.6 was titled “The Nose Knows: When a scent is worth a thousand words.” Under the supervision of center staffer Jyoti Kintz and the youngsters’ grandmother, Diane Johnson (not shown), three Junior Naturalists learn how to handle a small boa.

Historical Society flies high: Speaker talks aircraft crashes

At the Sunday, Aug. 7 annual meeting of the Idyllwild Area Historical Society (IAHS), the featured speaker, aviation archeologist Gary “Pat” Macha, spoke of crash sites in local mountains. Prior to Macha’s talk, Treasurer Bob Smith reported that IAHS was flying high financially on a strong course with good instrument ratings. “We feel fortunate to […]

Droste and quintet wow summer concert crowd

Droste and quintet wow summer concert crowd

With trumpeter Stan Watkins and vocalist Sherry Williams, the Keith Droste Quintet wowed the capacity crowd at its Thursday, Aug. 4 performance as part of Idyllwild Summer Concert Series. Keith Droste, on keyboard, along with Luther Hughes on bass and Sinclair Lott on drums played a medley of Broadway show tunes, old standards and jazz and pop selections.

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