My off-the-Hill working adventure is almost ended. After one more day of working in the city, I will be happy to return to Idyllwild; but my stay will be short. On Thursday, for the first time in six years, I will be heading out of state for the holidays. All this traveling makes me want […]
As we quickly approach the end of 2011, the Town Crier’s 65th year and the centennial of our founder, Emax, Ernie Maxwell, I wish to give you, our faithful readers, the gift of another Emax column. Below are his thoughts from Dec. 22, 1961. Sometimes the commerce of Christmas time overwhelms the truly important values […]
At Idyllwild Arts Academy, we have begun to implement sustainable practices in many aspects of our campus life. Some of the greatest successes have occurred in our dining hall. We’ve become deliberate in sourcing our food locally, seasonally and in pursuit of organic produce. We have moved forward in establishing relationships with local farmers who can provide fresh, humanely raised and chemical free meat, poultry and eggs.
In my home, turkey is the traditional Christmas dinner. I always enjoy a hot turkey sandwich with the leftovers. When we partake in the leftovers, it seems the tastes are more pronounced. My creative side allows me to try different dishes with the turkey, and turkey tetrazzini has become a favorite with my family and […]
As new residents to Idyllwild, my wife and I have been greeted with open arms and we just wanted say how appreciative we are. Last night [Tuesday, Dec. 13], on a couple of occasions, I found it impossible not to voice my opinion as I attended the December [Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioners’] meeting. This […]
Some folks, including Mr. Pietsch (whose “Another point of view” appeared in the Dec. 8 issue of the Town Crier), encourage support of H.R. 2990, which would eliminate the Federal Reserve System and fractional reserves for banks. Those parts of H.R. 2990 are bad ideas. Those who want to cure the ills of our present […]
The assertion by [Idyllwild Fire Chief] Norm Walker that volunteers deserve the highest level of respect is misguided. [See “Chief’s Corner, in the Dec. 15 issue of the Town Crier.] [In my opinion,] most serve for selfish self-aggrandizing purposes as a means to validate and self-purpose, whether it be financial or for some manipulated position […]
I can commiserate with Mr. Reno on the subject of chains. I hate to use them. However, studs are an excellent alternative and they are legal on all California highways between Nov. 1 and April 30 (see www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/vctires.htm. See Vehicle Code Section 27454(e)). The contact area of the studs is limited to three percent, in […]
Merry Christmas to all the four-legged creatures from the ARF orphans. A special paws up to Lola, our Chihuahua, who gave a wink and a squeak, and won the hearts of two angels. Bazell, Grog, and Charlie were all reunited this week after going on adventures. And Buddha/Bubba the cat, finally came home to a much worried human.
65 years ago – 1946 Harold Sanborn, chair of the Chamber building committee, announced that every Friday was to be Labor Day. Lenny Poates was to have a crew on hand to add to the community building. 60 years ago – 1951 The Lions Club viewed Korean War combat films at Fern Valley Lodge. The […]