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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 […]

Readers Write: 11.28.2013

Jazz fest didn’t need rescuing Editor: J.P. Crumrine’s article about Jazz in the Pines is certainly right indicating that Anne and Barnaby Finch will put on a great show this year. They are some of the most talented people in Idyllwild. But he does make it sound as if “jazz” needed rescuing. Having seen the dedication […]

Out loud: Past and present …

Some of you may remember back in the 1980s a social column the TC ran called “Mountain views.” It was about the big and little things going on in Idyllwild people’s lives. The column’s author was a little lady who always wore her soft, white hair just so, sat perfectly erect in her chair 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 […]

Readers write: New center a benefit to youth

Editor’s note: As part of the Common Core standards being taught at Idyllwild School, teacher George Companiott had his eighth-grade students write letters to the editor. This is the third week Town Crier is printing a few of these. Editor: Idyllwild is a nice community. However, there are not many recreational activities for youths. My […]

Readers write: Where will we have activities?

Editor’s note: As part of the Common Core standards being taught at Idyllwild School, teacher George Companiott had his eighth-grade students write letters to the editor. This is the third week Town Crier is printing a few of these.   Editor: The youths of Idyllwild have been lacking engaging activities. Is there a solution to […]

Out Loud: Pride and prejudice …

Let’s please be clear about something: The Town Crier is not “against” any personnel at any level of any local governmental agency. Nothing would be gained by that. The Town Crier is “for” efficient, honest and lawfully run local agencies — like everyone else in town surely must be. But some folk feel the Town […]

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