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Mountain Folk: McKnight to attend Naval Academy

Mountain Folk: McKnight to attend Naval Academy

Danielle McKnight, Hemet High School 2011 graduate, has been selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 2016. After her graduation from the Maine Maritime Academy in early May, she will return to Idyllwild for some rest before begin her duties in Annapolis in late June, according to her grandfather, Jim Kent. To get […]

Mountain Folk: Oprah class winner

On Friday, Feb. 24, Idyllwild resident Maureen Jones entered a lottery to win tickets to Oprah Winfrey’s Lifeclass in celebration of her 68th birthday. On Sunday, Feb. 26, Jones received an email she thought was spam. Instead, it was notification that she’d won a ticket for herself and a guest to attend that class at […]

Mountain Folk: Pelham returns from conference, Chamber fills vacancy

David Pelham just returned from a special education conference in Hermosillo, Mexico. As a member of the Speech and Language Developmental Center, Pelham and his colleagues organized the first ever conference in partnership with the Instituto Angel de la Guarda. … The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce filled a vacancy and chose new officers Monday, March […]

Mountain Folk: McKnight makes dean's list

Mountain Folk: McKnight makes dean’s list

Danielle McKnight, Hemet High School 2011 graduate, was named to the dean’s list at the Maine Maritime Academy for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year. McKnight , a member of the class of 2015, is majoring in marine engineering technology.

Mountain Folk: Tufan, Barrett don’t make American Idol cut

There is no repeat this year of a Hill contestant moving forward to American Idol’s final 10 and fame. Neither Suzanne Tufan, once an Idyllwild resident, nor Christina (Christy) Barrett of Anza survived Hollywood Week, actually held in Pasadena. Both were eliminated. So for all those who hold fond remembrances of the “Casey” season, there […]

Mountain Folk: A trip to the Getty

Mountain Folk: A trip to the Getty

Thirty-six mountain folk and a well-behaved service dog traveled on a Town Hall Recreation bus outing to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 21. Recreation Manager GeGe Beagle and Amy Righetti accompanied the group. As the trip was winding down, Beagle, in true hostess fashion, passed through the cabin passing out mints […]

Mountain Folk: Violin students to perform

Two Idyllwild violin students of Anna Ancheta will be playing and learning Saturday, Jan. 28. Joana Chukleva, a freshman, will play Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 1 and Elena Minkova will perform Bruch’s Concerto no. 1 for the renowned violinist, Elena Urioste. The performances are part of a master class which Urioste leads and to which the […]

Mountain Folk: Holldber, Muir, Padula renominated

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone has renominated three members — Jerry Holldber, Marge Muir and Lou Padula — to the County Servcie Area 38 Advisory Committee. In addition, he nominated Robert Hewitt to fill the current vacancy on the committee. Thom Wallace, the fifth committee member, was appointed in July 2011. The terms […]

Mountain Folk: Trip to Mission Inn

Mountain Folk: Trip to Mission Inn

Seventeen Idyllwild and Pine Cove residents took advantage of free county transportation to the Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights in Riverside on Saturday, Jan. 7. The outing, suggested by the Forest Folk committee of active older adults and provided courtesy of Town Hall Recreation, began at 2 p.m. from Town Hall and returned all attendees […]

Clark accepts CalPress presidency

Clark accepts CalPress presidency

Friday night at the Marine Memorial Club in San Francisco, Becky Clark, former Town Crier editor and publisher, thanks Will Fleet, Fresno Bee publisher, for his tenure as president of the California Press Association. At the dinner, Clark also assumed her two-year term as the new association president.

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