During this past weekend, you may have noticed three graphically attractive vans moving throughout Idyllwild. Riverside County’s Economic Development Agency’s MARS Program (Mobile Activities Recreation Services) provided shuttle service for this year’s Lemon Lily Festival to help ease both traffic and parking throughout town. As a volunteer and ambassador for the festival, I had the […]
I can sense the frustration in conservative Supervisor Jeff Stone’s idea outlining conservative SoCal counties forming their own state of South California. You got to love him. And after the spanking the GOP received in losing all eight statewide races in an anti-Obama-care year last November, it was remarkable.The GOP tide stopped at the California […]
Try the same services for the same fees. What a concept. We must say no to the perpetual devaluation of our dollar. Every time we add new parcel fees or even double them, we feed the monster called inflation. They would have you believe they want to keep pace with inflation. What a can of […]
Oh, sweet Bobby McGee, if only you could tell us your story. Were you born with the physical challenges that you bear with such grace and good humor? Did someone literally kick you out into the streets because they couldn’t understand you — or didn’t have the small measure of patience it takes to love you?
60 years ago – 1951 The Chamber of Commerce, working on a community recreation program, was raffling off a brand new Chevrolet to raise money for Town Hall. 55 years ago – 1956 The first tour of mountain homes was sponsored by the Idyllwild Community Church Guild. Among the tour homes were Florence Schisler’s Hi […]
Don Dietz’ letter to the editor in last week’s paper really struck home about all the wonderful people that live in the Idyllwild area: people from all walks of life and belief systems and political ideas. His statement about talking together with mutual respect was so refreshing, especially with regard to mutual problems. Then I […]
On Thursday, July 7, at l0 a.m., I was driving down the San Jacinto Mountains from the small village town of Idyllwild. It was a beautiful sunny day. The road is mostly curves and I have traveled it for over 26 years with God’s guidance. I was 20 minutes down the Hill going to Hemet […]
One of the best ways to enjoy our mountain this time of year is a summer camping trip. I would encourage everyone to dust off those old packs and head out to experience our mountain habitat in its full glory.
To try for the big picture, I’ll jump around. The park was called Eleanor Park, in memory of Eleanor Johnson. The park had lilac bushes and rock-lined paths. It had a three-tier, green-tile fountain. In 1969, when I saw the fountain, the pipes and drains were rusted out and it needed some work. It was […]
I am writing in support of Norman Cassen’s letter titled “Who needs a community center? Build a Park,” which appeared as “Another point of view” in the Town Crier’s July 7 edition. Thank you, sir, for your informative and enlightened article. I’m sure I am not the only full-time resident who was surprised at the […]