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Lemon Lily Festival just a month away

Lemon Lily Festival just a month away

The 2012 Lemon Lily Festival committee is busy tying together loose ends in preparation for this year’s festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22.   New this year, organized by volunteer Pat Hughes, are 14 area artists painting original original art banners to be hung throughout Idyllwild leading up to and during […]

Plein Air Art Festival awards given

Plein Air Art Festival awards given

After the 2012 Plein Air Festival, finished works, from Saturday, were judged and honored. The Artist’s Choice and People’s Choice were determined by voting.   Best Over all: First Place: Fariad Ali, “Dutton’s Place” (oil) Second Place: Leslie Sweetland, “Idyllwild Red” (pastel) Third Place: Marcus Thorne, “Mountain Retreat” (oil) Honorable Mentions:   Toni Williams, “Morning […]

PHOTOS: Idyllwild musicians play to support one of their own

PHOTOS: Idyllwild musicians play to support one of their own

Gene Thorpe (right), the beneficiary of Saturday’s Jam Benefit, joins John King (left) and Paul Carman on stage to rock the audience …

Plein air painter concludes ICRC Speaker Series

Plein air painter concludes ICRC Speaker Series

Rich Stergulz, plein air painter and recent judge in the 2012 Art Alliance of Idyllwild Plein Air Festival, is the final speaker …

Aroma Spring Jazz Festival lineup announced

Below is the schedule for the Aroma Spring Festival, at Café Aroma from June 15 through 17. Friday June 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed Nathan Hubbard – drums/samples Harley Magsino – bass/electronics Edward Kornhauser – keyboards/electronics Molly Whittaker – voice Saturday June 16, from 9 a.m. to noon David Jerome […]

Four-legged race for Idyllwild mayor heats up

Four-legged race for Idyllwild mayor heats up

Voters swamp the polls to elect their favorite candidate as Idyllwild’s next mayor …

Idyllwild flutist wins state competition

Idyllwild flutist wins state competition

Idyllwild resident Erec Von Seggern won the California Federation of Woman’s Club Young Musicians’ 2012 Music Competition. Erec is a sophomore at Hemet High School. His band director, Dan Bolton, informed him about the scholarship opportunity which the Hemet Woman’s Club sponsors. Three awards on the state level were presented — one to a vocalist, […]

Dream big at Idyllwild Library

The Idyllwild Public Library is sponsoring a summer reading program with the the “Dream Big — Read!” to encourage and to promote reading and library use. Registration is open to children and young adults. Prizes will be awarded for books read at the completion of program. Those signing up will also receive a prize. The […]

Fern Creek Medical Center hosts open house

Fern Creek Medical Center hosts open house

More than 200 Idyllwild residents came to the open house held by Fern Creek Medical Center on Saturday, June 2. The medical center festooned its premises with half a dozen gazebos housing live entertainment by the Bill Sheppard & Max Gringo Ensemble, wine by local vintners Middle Ridge Winery, BIA testing, musical entertainment by violinist Dottie Goldfarb and delicious catering served by local Gary’s Deli.

First double bill at Idyllwild Authors Series: Amy Friedman and Dennis Danziger

First double bill at Idyllwild Authors Series: Amy Friedman and Dennis Danziger

Eduardo Santiago’s popular Idyllwild Author Series will feature a two for one bonus on Sunday, June 17. Amy Friedman and Dennis Danziger, two writers who happen to be married to each other will be the next guest speakers. Friedman is the author of the long-running syndicated newspaper column and series of audio books, “Tell Me […]

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