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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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’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.
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.
If you are a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award. This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. The winner of the local Soroptimist award will receive $100 for herself and $100 […]