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Outside Idyllwild: Changing time zones and other stories …

My off-the-Hill working adventure is almost ended. After one more day of working in the city, I will be happy to return to Idyllwild; but my stay will be short. On Thursday, for the first time in six years, I will be heading out of state for the holidays. All this traveling makes me want […]

Sustainability: Cooking up a Healthier Planet …

At Idyllwild Arts Academy, we have begun to implement sustainable practices in many aspects of our campus life. Some of the greatest successes have occurred in our dining hall. We’ve become deliberate in sourcing our food locally, seasonally and in pursuit of organic produce. We have moved forward in establishing relationships with local farmers who can provide fresh, humanely raised and chemical free meat, poultry and eggs.

That Was Yummy! Turkey leftovers

In my home, turkey is the traditional Christmas dinner. I always enjoy a hot turkey sandwich with the leftovers. When we partake in the leftovers, it seems the tastes are more pronounced. My creative side allows me to try different dishes with the turkey, and turkey tetrazzini has become a favorite with my family and […]

Creature Corner: Dec. 22, 2011

Creature Corner: Dec. 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to all the four-legged creatures from the ARF orphans. A special paws up to Lola, our Chihuahua, who gave a wink and a squeak, and won the hearts of two angels. Bazell, Grog, and Charlie were all reunited this week after going on adventures. And Buddha/Bubba the cat, finally came home to a much worried human.

Past Tense: Dec. 22, 2011

Past Tense: Dec. 22, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 Harold Sanborn, chair of the Chamber building committee, announced that every Friday was to be Labor Day. Lenny Poates was to have a crew on hand to add to the community building. 60 years ago – 1951 The Lions Club viewed Korean War combat films at Fern Valley Lodge. The […]

Chief’s Corner: Public service

After the Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in Idyllwild, I was thinking how lucky we are to live on this island in the middle of the sea of humanity known as Southern California. In some ways we have it better than most. If you’ve lived in a major city (or commute to one now), you know […]

Off the Leash: “Greed” and its potential consequences …

Greed: an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth. Greed has gripped our nation and may very well destroy our economy and our democracy. One doesn’t have to research too deeply or look too far to find examples of over inflated salaries and […]

Creature Corner: Dec. 15, 2011

Creature Corner: Dec. 15, 2011

There is only one thing we love more than welcoming all the furry four leggeds that come in the door, and that is to watch them go out the door to their forever home. Four paws up to Polly, our orange polydactyl resident who purred her way right into the purrfect home. We’ll miss you, window kitty.

Past Tense: Dec. 15, 2011

Past Tense: Dec. 15, 2011

55 years ago – 1956 Former California Attorney General Robert Kenny was in town paying a visit to his former business associate, Hazel Cress. 50 years ago – 1961 Emax saw the painting of yellow lines on the highways as “a trend toward the police state.” 45 years ago – 1966 A series of storms […]

Outside Idyllwild: Retirement rules …

In about 18 days from the time I write this column, I will be officially retired. As of Dec. 29, I am 62 years old and have already applied for Social Security. Back on that day in 1965, who would have thought when a fifteen year old got his first real job working as a […]

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