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It Takes a Village: IAA student’s film airs on KCET

Welcome to this inaugural edition of “It Takes A Village” which will appear in the Town Crier on a regular basis. I hope it will be informative to the community at large to stay updated about what is going on at the Idyllwild Arts. Hopefully this column of news, performances, milestones, etc. will help reinforce […]

Science and Reality Today: Biocentrism and the universe as the expression of life itself …

I still remember my earliest childhood memories of looking up at the stars and having a feeling that even though I was down here and they were so far away we were somehow connected. It was almost a sense of yearning to be one with the stars, which made me want to be an astronaut […]

Speaking for the Animals: Save lives: spay and neuter …

The issue of spaying or neutering your pet is one of the most widely discussed animal welfare topics of our time. Most people agree it’s for the best. Yet, it’s estimated that 70,000 dogs and cats are born in this country each day. Even if you don’t do the math, it’s obvious there aren’t enough […]

Outside Idyllwild: A day at the beach …

Outside Idyllwild: A day at the beach …

On Saturday, Jan. 19, I got a text messsage from Les and Cheri Walker asking if I wanted to ride out to Lake Hemet with them and Boulder, the newest member of the Walker clan. Boulder is a mixed-breed puppy that is as cute as a pup could be. This would be his first time […]

Tax Tips: Countdown to tax time

About this time of year, we begin to collect all the information we will need to properly file our income tax returns. Since it’s been a year, I have listed below some of the items you will want to find. Your employer is required to send you your W2 form by Jan. 31. If it […]

Creature Corner: Jan. 24, 2013

Creature Corner: Jan. 24, 2013

Rachel and Dillon have found their forever homes. They are two of the four Christmas puppies at ARF. They will both grow up here in Idyllwild in the best of forever homes. Paws up to you. And then there were two — that leaves Noah and Olivia. About 12 to 13 weeks old now, and […]

Past Tense: Jan. 24, 2013

Past Tense: Jan. 24, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Idyllwild’s barber Bert Playle moved away, leaving local men mourning. There were still three beauty operators to take care of the ladies’ hair. 55 years ago – 1958 Despite property owner protests, county supervisors approved plans for a Girl Scout Camp near Saunders Meadow. 50 years ago – 1963 Lou […]

Idyllwild Botany: Idyllwild County Park flora update …

This afternoon I spent about two hours moseying around lower Strawberry Creek, upstream from the bridge crossing on Highway 74. I did not go far, nor did I intend to. The route up the creek from the highway is no less daunting than the route down from the grotto.

Outside Idyllwild: Winter: gloves, hats and views …

Outside Idyllwild: Winter: gloves, hats and views …

For anyone who has been wishing for those cold crisp days of winter, your wish came true.

Past Tense: Jan. 17, 2013

Past Tense: Jan. 17, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Idyllwild was deciding if it should join the Hemet School District. 60 years ago – 1953 Martin Aguirre was in charge of the Lions Club project to raise funds for recreation equipment at Town Hall. Plans called for developing a playground adjacent to the building. 55 years ago – 1958 […]

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