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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 […]

So you think you know the Hill?

So you think you know the Hill?

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, […]

Creature corner: November 7

Creature corner: November 7

By Mimi and Hooch ARF’s Search and Rescue team members earned their badges this week. Reunited were Lilly, Daisy, Dudley, Anikia, Ochorra, Bruno and Cece. Four paws up to you, as you have become such a needed community addition. Ladybug is on to a new adventure with her forever human, and the diva of the […]

Past Tense - October 31, 2013

Past Tense – October 31, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Sen. William Knowland, an overnight guest at the Idyllwild Inn, met formally with Hill residents to discuss local affairs.   60 years ago – 1953 Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary met to sew gift projects for the Veterans Hospital.   55 years ago – 1958 The Rotary Club announced […]

Lola’s Kitchen – Don’t do this with cherry pits …

Guess what? I have more stories about my little sister Connie. Hope I haven’t written this story before, although I checked and couldn’t find it. When I was in kindergarten we lived in Palo Alto. My Dad managed an apricot ranch. I remember a huge cherry tree in the front yard of the old farm […]

So you think you know the hill

So you think you know the hill

  By Jack Clark Contest judge 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 […]

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