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Creature Corner: Feb. 21, 2013

Creature Corner: Feb. 21, 2013

Paws up. All four paws and snouts and noses front and center. Have you heard the news? Winston, our American Staffordshire, has found a new forever home. Originally found in a snow storm, thin and cold, and obviously abandoned, this guy has wiggled and wagged through to prove that he was all about the love. […]

Outside Idyllwild: Weather thou goest …

Outside Idyllwild: Weather thou goest …

They say that March can be the cruelest month, but in Idyllwild the same could be said about January, February and sometimes April. Our recent pattern of spring-like weather followed by a deep freeze and snow makes for a bit of confusion when it comes to wardrobe and outdoor activity choices. One day I’m at […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Seductive Valentine’s Day treats …

At first I was going to write a column about bread; but since this week is Valentine’s Day I thought I would make this simple and sweet. By sweet, I mean lovers’ desserts. To begin with I wish my husband John a happy Valentine’s Day, wherever you are. I miss your warmth, love and humor. […]

It Takes a Village: Idyllwild Arts welcomes 15 new students

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. Idyllwild Arts welcomes 15 new students During the weekend of Jan. 26 and 27, the campus rolled out the green carpet to welcome 15 students to Idyllwild Arts’ spring semester with a full schedule of activities […]

Off the Main Roads: Survival steps for your gear …

For most hikers, winter spells the end of the hiking season until the spring thaw brings us back out from our caves. But wait, before you hunker down by the fireplace with a good book, take just a little time out to make sure you put away your gear properly so that it’ll be there […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 14, 2013

Creature Corner: Feb. 14, 2013

And then there were none! Miss Olivia, our last Chihuahua mix puppy won the heart and love of her forever Valentine. Momma Sandy’s heart is bursting with happiness as her last puppy of four wiggled out the door. Puppy kisses will be shared aplenty this Valentine’s week. Oreo is a young Boston terrier-Chihuahua mix with […]

Past Tense: Feb. 14, 2013

Past Tense: Feb. 14, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Saturday was designated Idyllwild Day at the County Fair and Date Festival. Idyllwild had a booth containing a chukker partridge and a ring-necked pheasant, plus samples of Pinecraft furniture. 60 years ago – 1953 Emsy Dunn’s class, studying California history, went panning for gold in Strawberry Creek. All the students […]

Outside Idyllwild: A day at the beach …

Most of the baby boomer generation was in high school or college in the the mid- to late 1960s. This was a time of great social upheaval and also the time when the young people of America tried to “get back to the land.” Everything from the past was suspect and catch phrases such as […]

American Tax Relief Act, part 2

After finishing my first article on the American Tax Relief Act of 2012 (see the Jan. 10 issue of the Town Crier) I realized that there were several important provisions that I still needed to discuss. Cancellation of indebtedness income is taxable unless an exclusion applies. The principal residence exclusion for up to $2 million […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 7, 2013

Creature Corner: Feb. 7, 2013

And then there was one. Paws up to Noah, the male puppy for wiggling, wagging, and wishing your way right into a forever home. That leaves Olivia, four months old and ready to snuggle right into your arms. These puppies are in Mt. Pawley Tech U. here in Idyllwild, and are A+ students. Baby Girl […]

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