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Historical Society flies high: Speaker talks aircraft crashes

At the Sunday, Aug. 7 annual meeting of the Idyllwild Area Historical Society (IAHS), the featured speaker, aviation archeologist Gary “Pat” Macha, spoke of crash sites in local mountains. Prior to Macha’s talk, Treasurer Bob Smith reported that IAHS was flying high financially on a strong course with good instrument ratings. “We feel fortunate to […]

Droste and quintet wow summer concert crowd

Droste and quintet wow summer concert crowd

With trumpeter Stan Watkins and vocalist Sherry Williams, the Keith Droste Quintet wowed the capacity crowd at its Thursday, Aug. 4 performance as part of Idyllwild Summer Concert Series. Keith Droste, on keyboard, along with Luther Hughes on bass and Sinclair Lott on drums played a medley of Broadway show tunes, old standards and jazz and pop selections.

Jazz icon Jeff Hamilton brings beat to jazz fest

Jazz icon Jeff Hamilton brings beat to jazz fest

Jeff Hamilton is famous for his hands, his power drumming, and how he deftly drives any ensemble fortunate enough to have him at the seat.

First ever Midsummer Music Festival a success

First ever Midsummer Music Festival a success

Many talented musicians played for hours Sunday during the first ever Midsummer Music Festival in Idyllwild at the Quiet Creek Inn. Proceeds from the event benefited the Earthwitness Foundation.

Santiago closes Idyllwild Authors Series

Santiago closes Idyllwild Authors Series

The tables were turned on Eduardo Santiago, Idyllwild resident and author of “Tomorrow They Will Kiss,” Sunday when actress Karen Black interviewed him in the last of this year’s Idyllwild Authors Series.

Lisa and her Kats storm Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines

Lisa and her Kats storm Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines

Cajun fiddler Lisa Haley and her Zydekats arrives in Idyllwild with the force of a major weather front …

Brian Cohen assumes Idyllwild Arts presidency

Brian Cohen assumes Idyllwild Arts presidency

Brian D. Cohen became president of Idyllwild Arts Academy (IA) on July 1. One of his stated goals is to expand outreach to the Idyllwild community and create more avenues of cooperation and connection between town and gown. “The town’s [residents] are welcome here and I hope they take advantage of it,” he said. Cohen […]

Monarch reigns at Idyllwild Nature Center

Monarch reigns at Idyllwild Nature Center

Imagine being up close and personal with a butterfly! It’s all about the monarch during Idyllwild Nature Center’s Butterfly Daze, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. During the day, a butterfly pavilion will be erected on the grounds. Before entering the pavilion, everyone can buy a piece of watermelon for 50 cents. The […]

Idyllwild vintner's cabernet franc wins competition

Idyllwild vintner’s cabernet franc wins competition

Chris Johnston has put Idyllwild on the wine map with his award-winning Middle Ridge varietals.

Idyllwild connection reunites old friends

Idyllwild connection reunites old friends

Café Aroma served as a gathering place for a group of residents and friends originally from Idyllwild. Seated, from left, R.J. Owens and Gracie Everhart, Tracy Apple Rogers, Anna and Lynn Johnson, Reunion Coordinator Adrienne Hayden, Kim Payne and Kannyn MacRae.

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