Several unauthorized signs sprouted around town this weekend. Here, little politicking on the ICC sign. “This was not approved and does not signify an endorsement,” said ICRC President Dawn Sonnier.
During my mom’s recent visit from out of state, we went out shopping. When it came time to pay, the shop’s card reader wouldn’t take her card. We were going to return the merchandise when the shop owner said, “Just mail me a check when you get home.” My mom was blown away! Mike Austin […]
Kristin Ethier and Jamie Giannioses got hitched on July 23, 2011. They had the ceremony at Kristin’s house with family and close friends attending. Dora (the Archbishop of Idyllwild) Dillman was the officiate and the reception was held at the Rainbow Inn. Chef Lon cooked an incredible Greek meal for the reception. Both extended families […]
The invitation or demand came in the form of a text message from Les Walker “You’re doing Lunch Rock with me tomorrow.” I sent a tentative response, “I did not know that.” Les replied, “8 a.m. … Meet Humber Park.” My one word answer, “OK.” Two things came into my head simultaneously. Texting is really […]
You are a real estate man and, of course, you recognize the gain to property when millions of dollars worth of development are done right nearby. It’s my opinion, as I stated, there is a possible conflict of interest when the chairman of a private company, Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), owns property right near […]
In Europe, August is generally the month government and major businesses hibernate for summer vacation. Perhaps that attitude has changed to accommodate the global economy, but I doubt Europeans can compare their summers, especially August, with the Hill. Here, a vacation destination, residents, especially volunteers, have little time to relax while accommodating visitors. First and […]
In this column, my Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit teammates and I usually focus on safety on the trails and the overall beauty of the high country. Never have we talked about the safety aspect of the core sport that makes Idyllwild a destination for people from around the world — climbing!
Having been a longtime resident of Idyllwild, I am somewhat bewildered by the abandonment of the Town Crier’s policy of one letter per month per contributor. Our town is big enough to surely have more comments than constant diatribes from Jeff Smith and T.S. Bennett. I’ve never seen Mr. Smith’s name mentioned on any board […]