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Category: Mountain Folk

Mountain Folk: Thompson to participate in WWII memorial

Idyllwild’s Frank Thompson has been selected to participate in a Memorial Weekend ceremony honoring World War II veterans. The Washington, D.C., event is a tribute to veterans for all the sacrifices they endured. Thompson, a 30-year Navy man, served on the Northhampton and the USS Columbus, as an electronic specialist. He joined the Navy at […]

Mountain Folk: Hitchcock makes finals

Mountain Folk: Hitchcock makes finals

Hemet High School senior Danika Hitchcock advanced the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Finals in the triple jump. At the May 11, Southern Section prelims, she finished fourth in the triple jump and 27th in the long jump.

Mountain Folk: VonSeggern receives grant for performance

Mountain Folk: VonSeggern receives grant for performance

Hemet High School senior Erec VonSeggern received a $2,000 performance grant from the Hemet Community Concert Association. He performed the second movement from John La Montaine’s “Sonata for Solo Flute.” Erec will attend Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., as a music major.

Mountain Folk: Priestly's pottery and Davison's music

Mountain Folk: Priestly’s pottery and Davison’s music

Jan Priestly’s pottery was selected for the recent 2013 Potters Council show entitlae “Green.” The show was last week in Houston, Texas … Local composer Peter Davison received another nomination from the Hollywood Music in Media organization, for best classical composition, “Mount Tahquitz” from his CD “Forest Home.” Nominations were announced in February and the […]

Mountain Folk: Anna Bielecki passes

Mountain Folk: Anna Bielecki passes

On Sunday, Jan. 13, Idyllwild resident Anna Bielecki, owner of Nature’s Wisdom Restaurant, passed away.
Our condolences extend to Anna’s family and friends.

Mountain Folk: Davison stays on hill, skips music awards

Nominated for two Hollywood Music in Media awards, local composer Peter Davison had planned to go the Nov. 15 event. In an earlier interview he stated that once moving to Idyllwild last fall he hated leaving the Hill. “It was an honor to be nominated amongst such talented composers, but I’ve done so much glitz […]

Mountain Folk: Kaziah, Matilda do well in 4-H contest

Mountain Folk: Kaziah, Matilda do well in 4-H contest

Kaziah Wood of Fern Valley is in Mrs. Kyris’ third-grade class at Idyllwild School. She is a mini-member of the Pleasant Valley 4-H club. This year, she entered the Southern California Fair for the third time.   Kaziah entered her dog Matilda in the dog showmanship class. Kaziah’s friend Ben, owner of Mountain High Pet […]

Mountain Folk: Goodbye Pat Parish

Longtime Idyllwild resident Pat Parish, devoted wife to Bob, passed away on the evening of Sept. 11. Pat had been a member of the Peace Corps, a Rhodes Scholar and dedicated her life to education. Plans are being formulated for a service 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church. As these […]

Mountain Folk: Opliger then and now

Mountain Folk: Opliger then and now

Brandon Opliger (son of Rocky Opliger, retired US Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest) in the left photo, taken approximately in 1989. Opliger was in an IFPD engine. His mother Lori (Friemoth) Richter worked for IFPD and Brandon was four or five years old. The right-hand photo is Brandon now, age 26, employed with the U.S. Forest Service, Cleveland National Forest, on the Palomar Hotshot Crew, out of Oak Grove Station.

Mountain Folk: Wohlman finishes vet school

On June 15, Cody Wohlman, Idyllwild School from kindergarten through eighth grade and a Hemet High School graduate, earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. While there, he focused on large animal treatment. He and his wife Silvia, who also graduated last month, have passed their state and national licensing […]

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