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PHOTOS: A busy Fourth of July weekend

PHOTOS: A busy Fourth of July weekend

Idyllwild Pines opens camp for 'Community Activity Day'

Idyllwild Pines opens camp for ‘Community Activity Day’

Friday afternoon at Idyllwild Pines Camp was a perfect day for a water slide and lots of local kids took advantage of it …

Latin served up sizzling at summer concerts

Latin served up sizzling at summer concerts

Grupo Bohemio, popular six-piece Latin and classic rock group, returns to Idyllwild Summer Concert Series serving some jalapeno-flavored saucy and sizzling up-tempo music. Manny Torres, Bohemio leader, said locals should break out their dancing shoes since dance music is Bohemio’s bag. The group, based in the Coachella Valley, has been together for 13 years. “On […]

From equestrian to salsa dancer, an author’s journey

Samantha Dunn, the next presenter in Eduardo Santiago’s Idyllwild Author Series, grew up with horses in rural hardscrabble New Mexico. Riding, dance, growing up poor in parched Southwest landscapes, her mother’s brilliance and alcoholism, and Dunn’s journey to redefine herself as a grown woman are key themes in her writing. “At the age of 3 […]

Fashion show highlights native arts festival

Fashion show highlights native arts festival

The culmination of Idyllwild Arts’ annual week-long Native American Arts Festival will be, for the first time, a Native American Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, in the Idyllwild Arts Foundation Theatre. The show’s producer, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, assembled 10 of the top Native American designers for the show. A Turtle Mountain Chippewa, […]

Lots happening in town around the Fourth

Idyllwild’s Rotary Club volunteers are planning another big Independence Day parade this Thursday. Organizer Bob Parish said the parade has about 80 entrants and people are still calling him with more entries. That compares to about 60 entrants last year. Grace Moore, 91, of Gracie’s Thrift Shop, is this year’s grand marshal. On a sad […]

Public art project extended to Pine Cove

Public art project extended to Pine Cove

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s ambitious project to install public art in Idyllwild and Pine Cove moved from page to reality when 22 nearly life-size aluminum deer arrived at Forest Lumber Wednesday, June 12. Twenty-three mostly local artists and representatives of the Idyllwild School smARTS program began picking up deer assigned to their creative care […]

A poet takes the platform at Idyllwild Author Series

A poet takes the platform at Idyllwild Author Series

Steven Reigns, poet and next presenter at Eduardo Santiago’s Idyllwild Author Series, is from St. Louis. And although place of birth does not necessarily define one, it can inform one’s choices and determine how one navigates the world. Reigns’ poetry has been called plainspoken. In fact his poems, though difficult of subject matter, are sparse, […]

PHOTOS: Aroma Jazz festival

PHOTOS: Aroma Jazz festival

Washboard Joey and The Muddy Boots played traditional jazz Saturday night at Cafe Aroma …

PHOTOS: Spirit Mountain Retreat celebrates Summer Solstice

PHOTOS: Spirit Mountain Retreat celebrates Summer Solstice

The occasion was celebrated with Local Color, dance, poetry, song, prayer, reverence for Mother Earth, humanity, and the light of the Sun.

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