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Another Point of View: Why I chose Pete Capparelli

On Nov. 8, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s (IFPD) Board of Commissioners filled the vacancy created when former Commissioner Ben Killingsworth unexpectedly resigned from the Board in September. Instead of appointing a replacement without public input the commission invited our community members to apply for the position. Given the current challenges faced by IFPD and […]

Opinion: Good Halloween memories

Being new to the Hill, I must say, the Great Pumpkin Parade and Carnival in Idyllwild was a very pleasant experience, with beautiful weather a plus. I was amazed at the ingenuity of the costumes, everything from a blooming baby sitting in a garden, to a blue lady avatar, a Transformer beyond imagination, a Pillsbury […]

Opinion: What Veterans Day means to me

When I read the Town Talk last week [Nov. 10], asking people what they were doing to observe Veterans Day and if it had special meaning for them, tears streamed down my cheeks. To think that there are people out there who will give their lives to protect my freedom. I can’t think of how […]

Opinion: Your taxes will pay for ICC’s operations

Another meeting [which occurred on Thursday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 29] to gather support for a new community center was held. Only a tiny group showed up, but what the heck, my wife and I were happy. It was a chance to learn, to participate, to hear from the audience, from the community, their […]

Opinion: What’s a majority?

Will my hardworking friends who serve so dutifully on the Idyllwild PTA please inform the commissioners of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) board that the majority of five is three not two? Recently, these commissioners appointed a new commissioner to the board, claiming that two votes counted as a simple majority since only three […]

Opinion: From Town Hall employee

In response to the letter by Ms. Kathy Lewis [in the Nov. 10 issue of the Town Crier], I would like to share with her that I have been working at Town Hall for the past few months in the after school program. Before I was hired, not only was I finger-printed, but a background […]

Sadie’s Clinic seeks support

On Jan. 28, 2011, Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild (ARF) opened the doors of Sadie’s Clinic for Pet Wellness to meet the basic medical needs of Idyllwild’s animal population. Since that time, Dr. Michael Nastro has been coming to the clinic in Oakwood Village on alternating Fridays and has seen more than 300 clients and […]

Past Tense: Nov. 17, 2011

Past Tense: Nov. 17, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 The new electrical substation was almost ready for service. It was expected to greatly improve power service for the Hill. 55 years ago – 1956 Some Banning youngsters took a one-day outdoor education course at the Arts Foundation. One of them later wrote the instructor (Emax), “I enjoyed hiking with […]

Idyllwild School teachers given Golden Apple awards

Idyllwild School teachers given Golden Apple awards

Dr. La Faye Platter presented three Golden Apple awards to Idyllwild School teachers at the Nov. 1, Hemet Unified School Board meeting held at Idyllwild School.

New Mountain Disaster Preparedness board elected

New Mountain Disaster Preparedness board elected

A new Board of Directors was elected on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Creekstone Inn …

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