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Past Tense: April 18, 2013

Past Tense: April 18, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The Town Crier reported that Editor Ernie Maxwell’s cat had five new kittens. 60 years ago – 1953 Sunset magazine featured an article about Idyllwild. 55 years ago – 1958 Actor David Niven stopped at Doro’s Market and visited for a while. 50 years ago – 1963 Five Orange County […]

Initial Thoughts: Open government? …

An article about the Forest Service’s 2014 budget begins on page 1. The level of funding appears comparable to the current year, 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013). However, that appearance is deceiving. The 2013 figures are based on a continuing resolution which provided budget authority for the balance of the fiscal year. […]

Opinion: Tribute to Mayor Max

Every week, we look forward to enjoying the Mayor Max articles in the Town Crier. He’s more than man’s “best friend.” Every day he lived a good fun life. He carried the message of love and true leadership. Such charm and style. He showed profesionalism in his mayor’s role. We loved his bow tie attire. […]

Off the Leash: The schizophrenia of faith — Part 2 …

Last month I wrote about the idea of “them and us,” and how it creates suspicion, mistrust and ultimately conflict among peoples. I focused on the history of the Christian church and its role in this dynamic, believing that faith communities represent the higher self of humanity and thus lead the way out of our […]

Outside Idyllwild: My three weeks on the DL …

Outside Idyllwild: My three weeks on the DL …

It has been three weeks and a day since I sprained my ankle and I still am not fully recovered. After limping around and using a trekking pole as a cane for a few days, I made the mistake of walking on the ankle which only worsened the situation. Several days after the injury, I […]

It Takes a Village: Catch a spark at Theatre Department’s ‘Miss Firecracker’

It Takes a Village: Catch a spark at Theatre Department’s ‘Miss Firecracker’

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. Take a quirky family with oddball sensibilities, a small Southern town setting, throw in other assorted quirky characters and what you get is the hilarity of “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” which Theatre Department Chair Howard Shangraw […]

Past Tense: April 11, 2013

Past Tense: April 11, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The Town Crier noted evidence that the dog population was getting out of hand: “Many pets are apparently dissatisfied with their homes and prefer just to hang around the post office.” 60 years ago – 1953 County Civil Defense Coordinator Col. O.S. Dresher told a Town Hall audience that the […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Juicing …

Have you ever tried something new in the kitchen only to have it turn into a fiasco? Well, it happened to me recently. This is not the beginning of a joke. About three or four weeks ago, I was talking with a friend who said he had been juicing. This had helped him drop a […]

Opinion: Chamber president speaks

To my town: I joined the chamber because I was involved in the business community and I love this town. I wanted to bring town businesses together, I wanted it to be fun like it used to be, where the business owners were a close-knit community who looked out for each other and worked to […]

Creature Corner: April 11, 2013

Creature Corner: April 11, 2013

Paws up to you, Mayor Max, as you cross the rainbow bridge, from Mama Sandy, Winston, Oreo and Shannon, Betty and Adora Rayne. Adopted this week was Cupcake, one of the five cats abandoned on the ARF porch. Found near Humber Park is a young, unneutered male terrier mix. Please call ARF to identify. We […]

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