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Idyllwild Area Historical Society garners another award

Idyllwild Area Historical Society garners another award

The esteemed Idyllwild Area Historic Society (IAHS) has received another statewide award. At the annual conference for the California Council for he Promotion of History (CCPH) in Riverside last week, IAHS received the Council’s 2011 Dave Byrd Award for Meritorious Performance. The award is granted for outstanding contributions to the promotion of history. This year, […]

Idyllwild Arts recital features work of Copeland, Schubert and Fauré

Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) welcomes Lori Stinson, soprano, Nelms McKelvain, piano and Shen Liu, clarinet for an evening of chamber music on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Stephens Recital Hall on the IAA campus. They will perform “12 Poems by Emily Dickinson” by Aaron Copland along with works by Franz Schubert and Gabriel […]

Cast of characters storms Idyllwild

Cast of characters storms Idyllwild

Even though Halloween fell on a Monday this year, it did not deter Idyllwild residents and visitors from the traditional fun …

Idyllwild Arts Theatre season  opener is for the birds

Idyllwild Arts Theatre season opener is for the birds

What do you do when your country, an acknowledged military and economic powerhouse, has fought a prolonged war and is in economic crisis? Laugh! …

Idyllwild School's latest craze: Crazy hairdos

Idyllwild School’s latest craze: Crazy hairdos

Only the craziest, zaniest hair-dos were picked by Idyllwild School Principal Matt Kraemer …

New Idyllwild Vacation Rentals owners open Village Center location

New Idyllwild Vacation Rentals owners open Village Center location

Idyllwild Vacation Rentals held an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 29 in its new location at Village Centre. Co-owner Dick Rennick, left, and wife Lorrie, at right, talk with homeowners Connie and David Speltz from Los Angeles. Co-owner Maxey Sparks was not available for the photo.

Desert Sun classes of ’61 to ’63 reunite at Harrah’s

Desert Sun classes of ’61 to ’63 reunite at Harrah’s

Long-time Idyllwild resident Teri Hardy also went to high school here, at the Desert Sun School, class of ’63. AstroCamp now occupies the site in Saunders Meadow. She remembers that students at the boarding school were close. Graduating classes numbered in the 20s. Among the school’s graduates is Frank Sinatra Jr., class of ’61. Sinatra, […]

Idyllwild visited by variety of 4-wheeled carriages

Idyllwild visited by variety of 4-wheeled carriages

Members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, most of which drove here from La Jolla-San Diego area, gathered on Sunday morning to begin the trek home.

Idyllwild Arts students go on all-school hike

Idyllwild Arts students go on all-school hike

On Monday, Oct. 17, Idyllwild Arts went on an all-school hike from the tram around Round Valley. Here, Andrew Leeson (Creative Writing faculty), Ivey Tso (Moving Pictures major) and Michelle McMillan (Dance major) are seen crossing a log.

'Center of Idyllwild' mural gets a makeover

‘Center of Idyllwild’ mural gets a makeover

The “Center of Idyllwild” mural on the side of The Fort facing Highway 243 has been restored to its original beauty under the direction of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI). According to AAI representatives, the mural had not had any restoration work since it was built in 1992. AAI member and artist Darcy Gerdes, left, presents a check for the completion of work, ahead of schedule, to artist J.R Darwin, second from left. Others present for the occasion are, from left, Gary Kuscher, AAI vice president, Reba Coulter, AAI treasurer, and Jan Bruner, AAI member and artist.

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