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It Takes a Village: Catch a spark at Theatre Department’s ‘Miss Firecracker’

It Takes a Village: Catch a spark at Theatre Department’s ‘Miss Firecracker’

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. Take a quirky family with oddball sensibilities, a small Southern town setting, throw in other assorted quirky characters and what you get is the hilarity of “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” which Theatre Department Chair Howard Shangraw […]

Past Tense: April 11, 2013

Past Tense: April 11, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The Town Crier noted evidence that the dog population was getting out of hand: “Many pets are apparently dissatisfied with their homes and prefer just to hang around the post office.” 60 years ago – 1953 County Civil Defense Coordinator Col. O.S. Dresher told a Town Hall audience that the […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Juicing …

Have you ever tried something new in the kitchen only to have it turn into a fiasco? Well, it happened to me recently. This is not the beginning of a joke. About three or four weeks ago, I was talking with a friend who said he had been juicing. This had helped him drop a […]

Creature Corner: April 11, 2013

Creature Corner: April 11, 2013

Paws up to you, Mayor Max, as you cross the rainbow bridge, from Mama Sandy, Winston, Oreo and Shannon, Betty and Adora Rayne. Adopted this week was Cupcake, one of the five cats abandoned on the ARF porch. Found near Humber Park is a young, unneutered male terrier mix. Please call ARF to identify. We […]

Off the Main Roads: Eating for hiking – how to heal …

Why is it that some people seem to bounce back and be ready for another day of hiking right away, while others may well be limping around in misery for days afterwards? Understanding healing Any strenuous activity such as hiking causes some damage to the body. This damage causes inflammation that kicks off the cycle […]

It Takes a Village: Solid gold efforts by Creative Writing students

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. The California Writing Project has announced that Ana Maria Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, and Luis Bermudez Ham, both Idyllwild Arts Creative Writing students, have won Gold Key Awards in the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. […]

Tax Tips: Capital gains and losses

Capital gains and losses are areas that offer great tax planning opportunities, since in many situations, you control when the gains and losses will be realized. Many taxpayers have incurred losses on stocks and mutual funds and selling them now can allow them to realize the loss and reduce their tax liability. Capital losses can […]

Outside Idyllwild: Joshua Tree photo safari …

At 3 p.m. Saturday, Les and Cheri Walker, along with the pups Koda and Boulder, and yours truly all piled into the FJ Cruiser and headed to Joshua Tree. Our mission was to catch the late afternoon light and, hopefully, some cloud cover during the golden hour shooting. This would be the first time that […]

Ramblings from Roscoe: Emergency preparedness – Part 3 …

By the Fire Dog, as interpreted by Patrick Reitz, Idyllwild Fire Chief Water – that precious resource we need to live. While we can live weeks without food, we can only live days, and in some cases less without water. In the case of a disaster, it can be the dividing line between survival or […]

Before Our Time: The Chef in the Forest …

Before Our Time: The Chef in the Forest …

A Minnesota reader, fondly recalling childhood vacations here, recently sparked my curiosity about one of Idyllwild’s more outlandish characters. In January 1966, Warren Jacober announced himself to the community with this Town Crier ad: “ATTENTION: Epicures, Gourmets, Art-lovers, Woodsmen, Housewives, Philosophers … Recipe-collectors … Brain-surgeons … Folksy Humorists … Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and any […]

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