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Category: Only In Idyllwild

Only in Idyllwild: Diamond recovered

On Saturday night, Sept. 15, upon returning home from having dinner at Café Aroma, I noticed the center stone of my wedding band (nearly a one-carat diamond) was missing. I immediately felt it was hopeless finding it, but we decided to look around. We retraced our steps of the evening, first searching our home, our […]

Only in Idyllwild: Free air

Free air, no way. Yes, there is free air in Idyllwild at the Chevron Gas Station. I filled a low tire Wednesday morning, only to find the tire light did not go off and returned at approximately 3 p.m. I asked the attendent what could be wrong. What a great guy, he not only explained […]

Only in Idyllwild: No wallet, no problem

Last week I went to Café Aroma for dinner. As I was being seated by the host, I noticed that I did not have my wallet in my back pocket. I told the host I would be back in a few minutes after I got my money and wallet from home. He said, “Why don’t […]

Only in Idyllwild: Compassionate plow

While enjoying our winter wonderland Sunday morning, I proceeded to clean the white stuff off our vehicles. Never quite recovered from having my spine fused, I comptemplated letting the 30-inch berm melt and venturing out in June. Along came a compassionate soul with a plow. The driver made three passess and the berm was gone. […]

Only in Idyllwild: Keeping little toes warm

I work at the afterschool program at Town Hall. After a recent snowfall, the children wanted to play in the snow but several of the children were not wearing warm winter boots, so I decided we should walk on the streets. We stopped at Silver Pines Lodge to visit the puppy playing outside and chat […]

Only in Idyllwild: Soup-er service

A few weeks ago, I hoofed it to town for the usual stops in the Strawberry Creek Plaza — post office, Fairway and the pharmacy. As usual, I bought the maximum that I could carry home. At my last stop, the Idyllwild Pharmacy, I accidentally left my groceries on the floor near the checkout counter. […]

Only in Idyllwild: Just for the children

Only in Idyllwild would the local theatre open just for the children. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Rustic Theatre opened so the Town Hall children could watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The children loved the outing and watching a classic holiday movie on the big screen. Susan Swanson Idyllwild “Only in Idyllwild” may […]

Only in Idyllwild: House warming

A few years ago, after being away for awhile, we were surprised to see a large pile of neatly stacked firewood when we drove into our yard. There had been a big storm and one of our tall trees had fallen on our next door neighbors’ garage roof. His insurance took care of the damage […]

Only in Idyllwild

I was at the Transfer Station emptying bags of pine needles when my neighbor, Geno, came looking for his cell phone that he had just lost. He asked if I had a cell phone and would I dial his number. I said, “Sure,” and proceeded to do so. His cell phone rang and he found […]

Only in Idyllwild: Brave neighbors

Only in Idyllwild will your neighbor relocate your caught rattlesnakes and racoons that come through your doggie door.

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