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Creature Corner: April 3, 2014

Creature Corner: April 3, 2014

Hurray and paws up for Chelsea, our shepherd-mix, and Twiggy, our gray cat, who have both been adopted this week. Here we have Lord Archibald (Archie) in the white and Lady Arabella (Bella) in the black. Lost, abandoned, dumped — that’s a question mark. They came to ARF together, and are very friendly. They will […]

Past Tense: April 3, 2014

Past Tense: April 3, 2014

Lola’s Kitchen: Business and pleasure …

On March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Town Crier hosted a get-together at the Grand Idyllwild Lodge. The reason for this party was to promote our new Palms to Pines Magazine to local business owners. This is a new adventure into publishing I have never been involved in. I am totally on board […]

Science and Reality Today: Gravitational waves detection: science and The Big Bang …

As I was getting ready to write about “Cosmos” — a 13-part series that originally aired on PBS in 1980 — coming back on air and why astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the best choice to carry Carl Sagan’s legacy, something big happened. At a March 17 press conference, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced […]

Out Loud: Party animals …

Jack and I recently observed the massive number of events and causes such a small town produces, sometimes so massive that people may just sit back and let them all go by without supporting any. To name a few: theater performances; musical events; art shows and events; author and speaker series; raffles; tours; dance performances; […]

Past Tense: March 27, 2014

Past Tense: March 27, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Plans called for completion of the Idyllwild-Banning Highway by summertime. 60 years ago – 1954 Three search parties were looking for three teenage boys lost in the mountains. They finally emerged, unhurt but hungry, in Tahquitz Canyon. 55 years ago – 1959 Woodland Park Manor and Idyll-a-Wyle Cabins changed hands. […]

Tax Tips: Charitable contributions …

Americans are the most charitable people in the world, as evidenced by records of our annual charitable giving. Congress has been very generous in the passage of laws regulating deductions for charitable giving. Consult IRS Publication 526 for regulations governing the many aspects of charitable giving and the required documentation. In order to be deductible, […]

Off the leash: A parenting lesson for society …

I want to tell you a story about three brothers — Lloyd, 12, Steven, 8, and Timmy, 6. The boy’s mother, Mary, gave the brothers one hour to play video games. Lloyd, the oldest, declared that his younger brothers get to play for 10 minutes each and he gets to play for the remaining 40 […]

Out Loud: More changes, all good …

The Town Crier is transforming in look and feel, as well as location, as we adapt to changes in our environment. We launch the April 3 edition with a brand-new look, as well as a new website, an event I mentioned to you in an earlier column this year. In that edition, we will be […]

Past tense: March 20. 2014

Past tense: March 20. 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Forty-five people gathered at the Idyllwild Inn, attending a shower to help Shirley Wood refurnish her burned-out home.   60 years ago – 1954 Eastern Municipal Water District was planning to purchase the Lake Hemet Water Company.   55 years ago – 1959 The Idyllwild Rotary Club invited the public […]

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