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Jazz in the Pines Says it’s Final Farewell

Dr Marshall Hawkins’ Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra presented theconcluding headline concert of the 30th and final Jazz in the PinesFestival on Friday July 12. Idyllwild Arts Academy President PamelaJordan dedicated the evening to the memory of the “late jazz guitargiant, our beloved Bob Boss.” Jordan presented Boss’ wife of 44 years,Vicki, with a plaque and a ceramic...

State Prepared for Wildfires – Staff and Equipment

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his State Fire Chief and emergencydirector gave a briefing on the State’s preparation and readiness forthe current fire season. The setting was Cal Fire’s McClellan Air TankerBase in Sacramento. “The last couple years brought welcome relief for California as we sawhistorically low levels...

Summer Concert Series Continues

Idyllwild’s free Summer Concert Series continues its 25th Anniversaryseason on Thursday, July 18, with SouthBound and Company’s Classic RockDouble Shot. Locals Sandy Castleberry and Lily McCabe will open theshow. Next week, on the 25th, Sharon Owens performs as Barbra Streisand,backed up by Ken Dahleen’s Big Band Staff, who will also open that show.

Lemon Lily Festival Continues Without Lemon Lilies

The Friends of the San Jacinto Mountain County Parks held their annualLemon Lily Festival at the Nature Center on Saturday, July 13. Thismonth’s record-breaking heat wave meant an early blooming season, andfewer human visitors to the event. Those who made it enjoyed crafts andgames for kids, a story walk, free face painting and “bounce house,” aswell as...

4th of July weekend 2024 Photos

The Gand Band rocked the crowd on Saturday, July 6th at the Butterfi eld Amphitheater.PHOTO BY PETER SZABADI Chase Walker Blues Band wowed the audience at Taryn’s Place on Friday, July5th. PHOTO BY PETER SZABADI The American Legion Post 800 hosted a Deep Pit barbeque on Saturday, July6th.L-R...

New Acting Classes in Idyllwild

Sammy Busby offers acting classes at Hilltop Music and Acting Studio foradults and teens. He is calling his enterprise SHB Acting Studio, usinghis initials and making a nod to his training at New York City’s HBStudio with Uta Hagan, whose book A Challenge for the Actor will be thetext for the classes. The classes will culminate in...

Summer Concert Series Brings More Great Music to Idyllwild

Idyllwild’s free Summer Concert series continues its 25th anniversaryseason Thursday, July 11 with Sherry Williams and Friends, backed by anorchestra led by series founder Ken Dahleen. Next week, on the 18th,series veterans SouthBound and Company will bring their classic rocktribute, Double Shot. Sandii Castleberry and Lily McCabe will open thatshow.

FVWD Earns IWD Thanks and Approves New Budget

The June 20 meeting of the Fern Valley Water District Board of Directorswas dominated by financial actions, such as approving the fiscal year2024-25 budget, a presentation from the district’s auditor, and a visitfrom Curt Sauer, Interim general manager at Idyllwild Water District andtwo of his staff. Sauer has been...

Heatwave Continues and Records Set

A week ago, it was July 4^(th.) The holiday was celebrated throughoutthe nation despite a heatwave from coast to coast. And on the Hill, the celebration set a record – a temperature record. OnJuly 4, the high temperature in Idyllwild was 98 degrees, exceeding theprevious high of 97 set in 2007. On Monday, July...

PCWD Donates New Tree to Idyllwild Park

The Directors of Pine Cove Water met on Wednesday, June 26, as there hadbeen no quorum on their usual date. With board members Vicki Jacubac andLou Padulla absent, three directors were present to make a quorum,President Robert Hewitt, Becky Smith, and Rose Venard. The board heardgood news about water loss figures, began discussions about replacingtheir billing software...
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