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Category: Opinion

Initial Thoughts: Sunshine week …

With the return of Daylight Saving Time, I want to highlight the value of Sunshine Week, which begins Sunday, March 10, and continues through Saturday, March 16. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, […]

Tax Tips: Beware of tax traps

Our tax code is extremely complex with rules and regulations that can often catch a taxpayer by surprise. There is nothing sadder than informing a taxpayer of a large tax liability he or she has incurred that could have been avoided. The tax code includes provisions for several types of “tax election” that can save […]

Creature Corner: March 7, 2013

Creature Corner: March 7, 2013

The diva Miss Jezabelle, purrs, “If you are a lover of the feline crowd, you simply have to walk through the ARF cattery door and you’re in cat heaven. You will either stay here forever, or you will not be able to resist gathering a couple of these fur babies into your arms forever.” For […]

Before Our Time: Idyllwild furniture …

Before Our Time: Idyllwild furniture …

Between 1925 and 1960, Idyllwild became widely known as a center for the manufacture of craftsman-style furniture. Hal Holcomb, “the Rustic Man,” started it around 1923 with his manzanita creations. When Holcomb moved away in the early 1930s, Ellis Griest and his Woodland Craft products came to the fore. But the master of the trade […]

It Takes a Village: Idyllwild Arts takes 1st place at Berklee College of Music jazz fest

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. For the third year in a row, the Idyllwild Arts Jazz Ensemble has captured first place in its category at the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival in Boston, which took place on Saturday, […]

Opinion: Pets and birds of prey

My husband Chuck and I have been residents of Fern Valley for 13 years. We have a small 3-1⁄2-pound Yorkshire Terrier dog. We are well aware of the environment in which we live and do everything we can to protect her. We never let her out in our small enclosed back yard area without being […]

Past Tense: March 7, 2013

Past Tense: March 7, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The proprietor of Thorn’s General Store, Pine Cove, advertised, “I’ll sell you stuff if you’ll hunt me up. It’s too cold to be at the store every day.” 60 years ago – 1953 Ernie Maxwell was a member of the snow crew team that trekked Tahquitz Valley to complete the […]

Outside Idyllwild: A love letter to Idyllwild — Part 2 …

Outside Idyllwild: A love letter to Idyllwild — Part 2 …

As the summer moves forward, the San Jacinto mountains are inundated with birds of every size, shape and color. Orange breasted robins search the ground for insects and worms. Adult California quail act as crossing guards while their young scurry across the street. Stellar’s jays are everywhere, wearing their snappy uniforms of royal blue and […]

Science & Reality Today: The best free entertainment online …

In our hectic everyday lives, we always try to find entertaining sources of distraction. Recently, my distractions have become Facebook (to the annoyance of some) and YouTube. If you are like me, then you have probably also come across debates between scientists from various disciplines and religious leaders of different denominations. While many of us […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 28, 2013

Creature Corner: Feb. 28, 2013

The diva, Miss Jezabelle purrs, “If you are a lover of the feline crowd, you simply have to walk through the ARF cattery door and you’re in cat heaven. You will either stay here forever, or you will not be able to resist gathering a couple of these fur babies into your arms forever.” For […]

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