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So you think you know the hill? - December 5, 2013

So you think you know the hill? – December 5, 2013

  This week you are again challenged to identify the particular spot depicted in this Hill photograph. It might be the exterior of a building or surrounding grounds of a commercial, governmental or nonprofit premises, or a public place in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or Mountain Center. The prize is tickets to the Rustic […]

Past Tense: 11.28.2013

Past Tense: 11.28.2013

65 years ago – 1948 Hollywood came to Idyllwild when the Rustic Theatre presented the first showing of “One Sunday Afternoon,” starring Dennis Morgan. Morgan made an appearance at each showing.   60 years ago – 1953 Idyllwild Rotary became an official club. The organization had been forming for about a year.   55 years […]

Off the main roads: Be found faster …

Admit it, you’re lost. It’s a scary feeling, especially if you’ve been out for more than one day, even more so if you have hurt yourself badly enough that you can’t travel far. In addition to your 10 essentials and adequate preparation for your trip, here’s a (not comprehensive) list of some goodies that might […]

Science & reality today: The science of social acceptance …

I recently watched a History Channel documentary on World War II and the Holocaust that opened my eyes to things many of us don’t consider. While many people consider the Holocaust a tragic event in human history, they try to ease their worries, but consider it a one-time event that we have learned from and […]

Lola’s kitchen: It’s Thanksgiving — yummy

One of the stressful situations arising from having a full-time job is when you volunteer to make something for a party or get-together and realize there is very little time to prepare something from scratch. I have, in the past, been up until 11:30 p.m. or so cooking — dog-tired and still enjoying making a […]

Past Tense: 11.21.2013

Past Tense: 11.21.2013

65 years ago – 1948 Directors of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce voted to “reforest” the San Jacinto Mountains with Sequoia Giganteas.   60 years ago – 1953 Idyllwild Beauty Shop advertised, “Fall tints for your tresses,” offering tint colors “maple red,” “oakleaf russet” and “alder grey.”   55 years ago – 1958 Dr. Max […]

Off the leash: Curiosity a basis for learning …

I have been reading a wonderful biography on Benjamin Franklin. While I knew that Franklin was one of the most original thinkers in our country’s history, I had no idea he only had two years of formal education when he was a boy. I guess the key word here is “formal” because while Franklin may […]

So you think you know the hill? Nov. 21, 2013

So you think you know the hill? Nov. 21, 2013

This week you are again challenged to identify the particular spot depicted in this Hill photograph. It might be the exterior of a building or surrounding grounds of a commercial, governmental or nonprofit premises, or a public place in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or Mountain Center. The prize is tickets to the Rustic Theatre, […]

Fire and Forest: Roof replacement going well …

Roof replacement going well … News about the Mountain Community’s Fire Safe Council’s reroofing program has appeared in this column before, but now that it is in full swing I think it’s worth going over in more detail. What with the Affordable Care Act web site working so poorly, I thought it a good time […]

Past Tense - Nov. 7, 2013

Past Tense – Nov. 7, 2013

  65 years ago – 1948 Halloween passed without a major mishap. One prankster painted white ribs on all the horses at the stables.   60 years ago – 1953 In the first official survey of bighorn sheep in the mountains, 141 were observed.   55 years ago – 1958 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Carman […]

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