Rotarians Dick Jordan, Ralph Hamilton and Malcolm H. King practice flipping flapjacks in preparation for the club’s 1983 Apfel Pfannkuchen Breakfast at Town Hall. Idyllwild will be buzzing with activities this coming weekend. Find out what’s happening in the Arts & Entertainment Calendar on page 12. File photo

65 years ago - 1948
A cold wave caused temperatures to drop to 23 degrees.

60 years ago - 1953
Woodland Park Manor held an open house, inviting the community to inspect its completely furnished units. Accommodation rates were $10 to $15 per couple.

55 years ago - 1958
Ernie Maxwell’s mother, Maude Maxwell, was a guest in town.

50 years ago - 1963
For riding their motorcycles up Devil’s Slide Trail, three men from out of town were cited by Sheriff’s Deputy Hollis Hollis.

45 years ago - 1968
The Idyllwild Property Owners Association pressed county supervisors to enact a leash law.

40 years ago - 1973
In a notice mailed to property owners, the Idyllwild Board of Fire Commissioners reminded residents that property abatement inspections would soon begin.

35 years ago - 1978
Eddie Rankin was the featured speaker at the Idyllwild Historical Society’s annual picnic held at Town Hall.

30 years ago - 1983
Bidding was opened for passing-lane construction on Highway 74 from about 6 miles east of Valle Vista to 5 miles west of Mountain Center.

25 years ago - 1988
The U.S. Forest Service targeted more than 200 acres of chaparral southwest of the Strawberry Creek Fuelbreak below Inspiration Point for prescribed burns. Local firefighters were on hand to make sure the fires did not burn out of control.

20 years ago - 1993
Preparations were being made for the Idyllwild 5K and 10K Run and Fitness Walk. A pancake breakfast was a scheduled part of the event.

15 years ago - 1998
The American Legion Post 800 held its Memorial Day ceremony and luncheon. Col. Lewis Millett, a medal of honor recipient and Idyllwild resident, was the guest speaker.

10 years ago - 2003
Idyllwild Earth Fair opened with a drumming circle where attendees were invited to drum along.

5 years ago - 2008
After a year in the making, a lot line adjustment finally cleared the county.The adjustment was part of the transfer from land donors to the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) of the land on which the ICC will be built.

1 year ago - 2012
The board of directors for the Idyllwild Water District was reviewing a draft ordinance for mandatory use of recycled water.