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The redesign: Updated with a nod to the past

This week’s paper reflects a redesign of the Town Crier that has been months in the making and many years coming. Our aim in reimagining the look of the Town Crier was to maintain our proud heritage as a news-heavy local source, while celebrating our artistic culture with a weekly “On the Town” section that […]

Power outage planned for Idyllwild

On Friday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m., Southern California Edison plans to complete maintenance work in the Idyllwild area. SCE expects this work will take about three hours. And to complete the work safely, SCE will need to create an electrical outage during the period from 9 a.m. to noon, according to Jeremy Goldman, […]

County park department to replace EDA at Town Hall

On July 1, a new agency will be responsible for the local recreation program. As part of a long-announced reorganization of functions at the county level, the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District will take responsibility for County Service Area 36 (Idyllwild) recreation functions. “We’re planning on keeping it consistent with the past. No […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Business and pleasure …

On March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Town Crier hosted a get-together at the Grand Idyllwild Lodge. The reason for this party was to promote our new Palms to Pines Magazine to local business owners. This is a new adventure into publishing I have never been involved in. I am totally on board […]

Science and Reality Today: Gravitational waves detection: science and The Big Bang …

As I was getting ready to write about “Cosmos” — a 13-part series that originally aired on PBS in 1980 — coming back on air and why astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the best choice to carry Carl Sagan’s legacy, something big happened. At a March 17 press conference, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced […]

Idyllwild Pines Camp announces new executive director

Idyllwild Pines Camp announces new executive director

Idyllwild Pines Camp and Conference Center has selected Kevin Relyea as its next executive director. A former Forbes 500 CEO and past IPCC board president, Relyea began his role on Jan. 1. “We chose Kevin because of his love of God through Christ, his passion for youth and his executive experience, coupled with his leadership […]

Out Loud: Party animals …

Jack and I recently observed the massive number of events and causes such a small town produces, sometimes so massive that people may just sit back and let them all go by without supporting any. To name a few: theater performances; musical events; art shows and events; author and speaker series; raffles; tours; dance performances; […]

Clubs: Books, gardens, astronomy and friends

Clubs: Books, gardens, astronomy and friends

Idyllwild Contemporary Book Club For its inaugural reading, this new book club will launch into Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior.” The first meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Nature’s Wisdom. For more information, call Gina Genis at 659-6256 …   Idyllwild Garden Club Christine Lampe will talk on bee-friendly gardening at the next […]

Don’t be Scammed: Work-at-home programs …

“Work at home” and “be your own boss” opportunities are in abundance online but not all of them are legitimate. State and federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, have been taking action against companies promising work-at-home opportunities targeting the unemployed. The Online Entrepreneur was said to have swindled consumers by selling a website program […]

Fern Valley considers expanded leak detection program

Leak detection was discussed thoroughly during last week’s Fern Valley Water District meeting. Following up on President Robert Krieger’s suggestion during the February meeting, General Manager Steve Erler said he had contacted American Leak Detection about the possibility of surveying the district’s entire pipeline system. A decision was not made during the meeting, but Erler […]

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