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Past Tense: April 18, 2013

Past Tense: April 18, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The Town Crier reported that Editor Ernie Maxwell’s cat had five new kittens. 60 years ago – 1953 Sunset magazine featured an article about Idyllwild. 55 years ago – 1958 Actor David Niven stopped at Doro’s Market and visited for a while. 50 years ago – 1963 Five Orange County […]

Off the Leash: The schizophrenia of faith — Part 2 …

Last month I wrote about the idea of “them and us,” and how it creates suspicion, mistrust and ultimately conflict among peoples. I focused on the history of the Christian church and its role in this dynamic, believing that faith communities represent the higher self of humanity and thus lead the way out of our […]

Outside Idyllwild: My three weeks on the DL …

Outside Idyllwild: My three weeks on the DL …

It has been three weeks and a day since I sprained my ankle and I still am not fully recovered. After limping around and using a trekking pole as a cane for a few days, I made the mistake of walking on the ankle which only worsened the situation. Several days after the injury, I […]

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 […]

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