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Opinion: Has Idyllwild gone to the dogs?

One of the advantages of living in Idyllwild is breathing fresh mountain air and enjoying the sound of nature. It is especially enjoyable dining al fresco during the warm summer evenings on the decks of our fine dining restaurants with the view of the mountains, the soft breeze through the pines, and the quiet laid-back […]

Outside Idyllwild: Where are they now? …

Outside Idyllwild: Where are they now? …

During April, May and June, we saw the annual stampede of Pacific Crest Trail hikers come through Idyllwild. The PCTers, as I call them, were everywhere in town. You saw them at the post office, grocery store, restaurants, coffee shop, motels, campgrounds, library and walking (sometimes limping) up and down the roads in town.   […]

Opinion: What’s the new library’s chain for?

I really like the design of the new library by Fairway Market. But can anyone tell me what the vertical heavy duty chain hanging from the front corner of the roof is for? It’s attached to the ground with a carabiner type clip and runs between the cement base on the ground and the front […]

Creature Corner: Sept. 20, 2012

Creature Corner: Sept. 20, 2012

We had several “thunder runners” as they are called, reunited with their worried owners last week. Chips make a difference between immediate connection with you or a long overnight concern of where your dog is, and if he is safe. Please call ARF to sign up for the Chip-A-Thon, (951) 659-1122. Adopted: Both burrito babies! […]

Outside Idyllwild: Another day, another sunset …

Outside Idyllwild: Another day, another sunset …

Well here we are again, still stuck in a monsoonal flow of hot, humid (by Southern Californian standards), cloudy, lightning stormy, thunderous and wet weather.   I made the mistake of telling Miss Wyoming that we virtually never get rain in the summertime but Sunday night’s lightning and rain has totally made me into a […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Connie and Charlotte …

In previous columns, I have established how I tormented my little sister. Thinking back, I did take great delight in making her life miserable. Connie was a quiet, serious child, three years younger than I am. Often after teasing her unmercifully, my mother would eventually intervene. She would admonish me and warn, “Just wait until […]

Today’s Health Issues: What the Affordable Care Act means for seniors …

Editor’s note: Beginning this week, we will have a monthly health and healthcare column. Dr. Alberto Manetta is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and a part-time Hill resident. The Affordable Care Act, which was signed March 23, 2010, enacted comprehensive reforms in health care and health insurance. On June […]

With Grace: Change is in the air …

For the last several years, Don and I have gone on vacation for the first week of September. It’s after the annual Jazz in the Pines Festival, which was wonderful again this year. The thought process is it’s Labor Day weekend so we get Monday off and I’m only taking four work days off and […]

Off the Main Roads: Seasons Change: Fall hiking tips …

The days are still deceptively warm, but the night air carries a crispness that speaks of snow and ice to come. It’s the perfect season for hiking our San Jacinto mountain trails. Here are a few tips that will enhance your enjoyment and safety: Weather Woes A mild autumn day hike can turn uncomfortably cold […]

Past Tense: Sept. 13, 2012

Past Tense: Sept. 13, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 Village folk and summer residents alike turned out for the official opening and dedication of the new community building.   60 years ago – 1952 Joe and Leona McGaugh purchased the Idyllwild Market from Harold Sanborn and Bob O’Donne. 55 years ago – 1957 Thirteen hybrid Coulter-Jeffrey pines were counted […]

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