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Creature Corner: Oct. 20, 2011

Creature Corner: Oct. 20, 2011

Found: Almost all black male cat near Fireside Inn in Idyllwild. Blue collar. Please call ARF at (951) 659-1122 to identify. Abandoned on the ARF front porch in a cardboard box, alone and afraid, was a beautiful female Maine coon tabby mix we are calling Sweet Pea. A soft mixture of gray, black and white, she will be available soon for adoption. A reminder: It is against the law to abandon your animals. Without a medical record, we have no record of prior vaccinations and rabies shots, which could result in over inoculation.

Past Tense: Oct. 20, 2011

Past Tense: Oct. 20, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 Native Americans from the valley were gathering acorns in Strawberry Valley, where the crop was tremendous. 55 years ago – 1956 Hill Republicans and Independent voters turned out 134 strong to the Dwight Eisenhower birthday party at the Hillbilly Lodge. Featured speaker was Loyd Wright, Sr., Speaker of the House […]

Hemet-Ryan displays firefighting aircraft

Hemet-Ryan displays firefighting aircraft

On Friday, Oct. 14, CAL FIRE invited the media to the Hemet-Ryan Air Attack base. Many of the air attack vehicles were available for photographs and touring. At left is a Bell Helicopter with a 360-gallon capacity and its bucket (on right), which can scoop another 324 gallons.

Suspected Idyllwild burglar identified, incarcerated

On Monday night, Oct. 10, local Tracy Philippi stopped a burglary in progress on Scenic Drive in Idyllwild. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect as Mathew James Subish, 38, of Idyllwild. Subish is charged with felony burglary, purchase or receipt of a stolen vehicle (one of the vehicles allegedly used by Subish at […]

Volunteers plant 50 lilac trees at Idyllwild Inn

Volunteers plant 50 lilac trees at Idyllwild Inn

Members of the 2015 Lilac Festival Committee take a break after planting 50 lilacs at the Idyllwild Inn on Saturday.

More local business changes

FAME comes to Idyllwild in December — no, not the movie, but a new business of desert resident and musician Frank Orlando. FAME, acronym for Fine Arts, Music and Education, will be housed in Oakwood Village in the old Sadie’s Clinic site. Orlando, a professional private music teacher and musician, will teach piano, bass, guitar […]

Idylliwld School hosts book fair

Idylliwld School hosts book fair

The Idyllwild School cafeteria became a veritable library as a Book Fair was held Oct. 10-14 to benefit the school’s PTA.

Ground broken for new Camp Ronald McDonald cafeteria

Ground broken for new Camp Ronald McDonald cafeteria

Shovels dug into mountain dirt as groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Ronald McDonald, located in nearby Hurkey Creek area, starting construction of a dining hall and cabins to house any child, from infancy through age 18, who has cancer or a similar condition at no cost to the families.

Idyllwild Francophonie club celebrates seven years

Idyllwild Francophonie club celebrates seven years

Idyllwild’s French-speaking club, Francophonie, celebrated its seventh anniversary at the Restaurant Gastrognome on Thursday, Oct. 13. Shown seated from left are Francoise Frigola and Monique Zander. Standing from left, Bronwyn Jones, Summer Brown, Scott Douglas and Claudine Barrett.

San Bernardino Diocese visits Idyllwild

San Bernardino Diocese visits Idyllwild

On Sunday, Oct. 9, the auxiliary bishop of the San Bernardino Diocese visited Idyllwild’s Queen of Angels Church. Bishop Rutilio del Riego (right) celebrated the 8 and 10 a.m. masses. Afterward, he joined the parishioners’ potluck after they held a town hall meeting. During the potluck, the bishop joined Father Charles Miller and one of the youngest parishioners, Orion Colinson.

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