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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

This year marks the 116th anniversary of probably the most famous Christmas newspaper editorial of all time. It was written by Francis P. Church in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. It was published on Sept. 21, 1897, in the New York Sun. We reprint it each year for the enjoyment of our […]

New Year’s simplified

A new year is almost here and locals and visitors alike are looking forward to ringing in 2014 on the Hill. Listed below are the restaurants welcoming people to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Restaurants – New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Arriba, 25980 Highway 243, 951-659-4960, NYE — 8 a.m. to 12 […]

Local artist crafts fabric into art

Local artist crafts fabric into art

Idyllwild artist David Graybill, with his wife of 12 years, Marie, transforms fabric into paper and paper into art, jewelry, origami and sculptures. The fabric used in Graybill’s process is collected from a multitude of sources. “We used to travel around to thrift shops, but it seems now that every time we go home to […]

Cassie Jaye returns to film fest

Cassie Jaye is one of two featured filmmakers at the 2014 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. She is returning to Idyllwild, a springboard for her successful and growing career. “The new feature at IIFC this year is a more focused spotlight on our featured filmmakers. Both Wolfgang Bodison and Cassie Jaye are alums of the […]

Hanukkah, Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, Festival of Lights

Holiday beers

By Jared Dillon Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe & Bistro The style of Christmas ale is a unique one. To even name the style after Christmas is a misnomer. Historically, cultures around the world have created some sort of fermented beverage to celebrate the change from autumn to winter. Many civilizations around the world have parties […]

‘Red Wings’ opens Idyllwild film festival 2014

‘Red Wings’ opens Idyllwild film festival 2014

The opening night film for the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema is Director Will Wallace’s “Red Wing.” Wallace also is the festival’s co-director. “Red Wing” is loosely based on Gearge Sand’s French novella, “The Country Waif.” Rather than the green and pastoral French countryside, “Red Wing” is set in a small Texas cattle ranching town. […]

"Ajax in Iraq" is coming to Idyllwild Arts

“Ajax in Iraq” is coming to Idyllwild Arts

Art, music combined in holiday event

Art, music combined in holiday event

The Idyllwild Master Chorale and the Art Alliance of Idyllwild will present the world premiere of “One Lone Candle — When the Arts Come Together.” The two performances will be 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 and noon, Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Idyllwild School Gym located at 26700 Hwy 243. Dwight “Buzz” Holmes serves as […]

War is being staged at Idyllwild Arts

The Idyllwild Arts Academy Theatre Department’s next production intertwines mythology and contemporary history to address the complex and ever-present issue of war. Ellen McLaughlin’s “Ajax in Iraq” takes on the eternal conflict — war — and opens up issues such as leadership and soldiers’ responsibilities. McLaughlin’s script presents two pictures of war. The relationship between […]

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