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Before Our Time: Idyllwild School …

Before Our Time: Idyllwild School …

Most of us with careers in education know the sense of relief that comes with the end of a school year. I suspect that never was this sense more palpable than at Idyllwild School in 1949, when pupils and teachers bade farewell to their old schoolhouse. From a student body of two to three dozen […]

Outside Idyllwild: Wildflower report, June 2013 …

Outside Idyllwild: Wildflower report, June 2013 …

This week I have made several trips to various Hill locales blessed with wild flowers. I visited the following sites: Lake Fulmor (twice), County Park (thrice), Inspiration Point, Dark Canyon, Marion Mountain, and Highway 243 near Cedar Glen. I also stopped by Lily Rock Native Gardens and generally kept my eyes peeled for anything interesting […]

It Takes a Village: Donor pledges more than $1 million for Idyllwild Arts Academy Scholarship Program

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. “We are delighted to announce a most generous pledge by new Idyllwild Arts supporters, Dena and Lee Van Slyke,” said Ian Schoenleber, director of development. Dena and Lee Van Slyke have been investing in Idyllwild real […]

Outside Idyllwild: The merry, merry month of May …

Outside Idyllwild: The merry, merry month of May …

May has been a very interesting month for sure. May saw the annual Pacific Crest Trail migration, the Idyllwild Earth Fair, the wildflower show at the Nature Center, the return of Dr. Michael Hamilton for a visit, Memorial Day weekend yard sales and many other art and cultural events. May also saw a trip to […]

Past Tense: May 30, 2013

Past Tense: May 30, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Town Crier raised its annual subscription rate to $2.50. The paper was biweekly except during summer, when it was published every week. 60 years ago – 1953 A new business opening in Fern Valley Corners was Bill Francisco’s Professional Pharmacy. 55 years ago – 1958 A variety show at Town […]

Creature Corner: May 30, 2013

Creature Corner: May 30, 2013

Reunited this week for a total of three times was Mugsy. And Ellie was also reunited with her very worried humans. The newest fur babies are about 7 weeks old, and soon will be ready to bring laughter to your home, including five grays — three females and two males. Two black kitties are sister […]

Science and Reality Today: Why it may not be a good thing to boldly go …

First off, with all the news coverage this issue has received recently, I think now would be a good time to come out of the closet and announce myself to the world: I am a Trekkie and proud of it! Phew, that was a load off my shoulders, but I digress. After enjoying the movie […]

Speaking for the Animals: Heartworm 101 …

Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm that is transmitted to certain animals (dogs, cats, ferrets and coyotes, for example) only through the bite of an infected mosquito. An uninfected mosquito can bite an already-infected animal and then spread it to other animals it subsequently bites. It takes seven months from the bite for the heartworm to […]

Past Tense: May 23, 2013

Past Tense: May 23, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 A cold wave caused temperatures to drop to 23 degrees. 60 years ago – 1953 Woodland Park Manor held an open house, inviting the community to inspect its completely furnished units. Accommodation rates were $10 to $15 per couple. 55 years ago – 1958 Ernie Maxwell’s mother, Maude Maxwell, was […]

Creature Corner: May 23, 2013

Creature Corner: May 23, 2013

Yay for Riley, our Lab mix. You are officially in your forever and ever home with the best mom and dad. We will always hold an extra special place in our hearts for you at ARF and with the many volunteers who know and love you. Paws up to you, and keep up the good […]

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