SNOWY SCENE: Snow fell on Idyllwild and the Nativity Scene at Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church early on Wednesday morning, Dec. 17.    Photo by Halie Wilson
SNOWY SCENE: Snow fell on Idyllwild and the Nativity Scene at Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church early on Wednesday morning, Dec. 17. Photo by Halie Wilson
GIVING STARTS: Local Color, above,  performed at the annual Winter Solstice celebration sponsored by Spirit Mountain Retreat. The event, full of music and poetry, was held at the Caine Learning Center Sunday evening. Photo by Jenny Kirchner
GIVING STARTS: Local Color, above, performed at the annual Winter Solstice celebration sponsored by Spirit Mountain Retreat. The event, full of music and poetry, was held at the Caine Learning Center Sunday evening.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner
CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: Susan Righetti helps Nicholas Salesky with the glitter during the Christmas Present Workshop at Idyllwild Library on Saturday.        Photo by John Drake
CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: Susan Righetti helps Nicholas Salesky with the glitter during the Christmas Present Workshop at Idyllwild Library on Saturday. Photo by John Drake
SILVER PINES VILLAGE OPENS: Doug Austin with friends Gina Rau and Shannon Levinsohn take in the cabins of the newly opened Silver Pines Village at the last week’s opening. Photo by  John Drake
SILVER PINES VILLAGE OPENS: Doug Austin with friends Gina Rau and Shannon Levinsohn take in the cabins of the newly opened Silver Pines Village at the last week’s opening.
Photo by
John Drake
TURKEY OFFERING: Colleen Meyer (right) of the Idyllwild HELP Center accepts a donation of 30 Christmas turkeys from the Idyllwild Arts Foundation.       Photo by Joanne Bischof
TURKEY OFFERING: Colleen Meyer (right) of the Idyllwild HELP Center accepts a donation of 30 Christmas turkeys from the Idyllwild Arts Foundation. Photo by Joanne Bischof
Phoebe Sandal receives a gift and a picture with Santa at New Spirit Vacation Homes’ Toy Drive giveaway on Sunday. Photo by John Drake
Phoebe Sandal receives a gift and a picture with Santa at New Spirit Vacation Homes’ Toy Drive giveaway on Sunday.
Photo by John Drake
Kathy Lewis’ Forest Friends Day Care kids stopped by the Town Crier offices on Thursday, Dec. 18 to sing Christmas Carols for the staff.  For everyone at the Town Crier, the children make the Holiday Season even more enjoyable.   Photo by Jay Pentrack
Kathy Lewis’ Forest Friends Day Care kids stopped by the Town Crier offices on Thursday, Dec. 18 to sing Christmas Carols for the staff. For everyone at the Town Crier, the children make the Holiday Season even more enjoyable.
Photo by Jay Pentrack
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY TIME: Mrs. Claus and “elves” Rylan Righetti and Carter Johnson help with a magic trick at Idyllwild Library’s storytime on Monday. Photo by Wendy Watts
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY TIME: Mrs. Claus and “elves” Rylan Righetti and Carter Johnson help with a magic trick at Idyllwild Library’s storytime on Monday.
Photo by Wendy Watts
NO SCHOOL, BUT PLENTY TO DO: Samantha Hoggan shows off her holiday face painting courtesy of Mrs. Claus who visited the library Monday morning. Photo by John Drake
NO SCHOOL, BUT PLENTY TO DO: Samantha Hoggan shows off her holiday face painting courtesy of Mrs. Claus who visited the library Monday morning.
Photo by John Drake
This flock of pelicans was photographed at Lake Hemet. Photo by John Drake
This flock of pelicans was photographed at Lake Hemet.
Photo by John Drake
FRIDAY SERVICE: Chanukah Shabbat Service Friday evening at the Temple Har Shalom of Idyllwild, held at the Caine Learning Center.
FRIDAY SERVICE: Chanukah Shabbat Service Friday evening at the Temple Har Shalom of Idyllwild, held at the Caine Learning Center.
BEER TASTING: Jared Dillon, right, pulls a winter lager from tap at Idyll Awhile’s Dec. 16 Christmas Beer Tasting event. Attendees enjoyed three featured beers paired with a three-course meal. Photo by John Drake.
BEER TASTING: Jared Dillon, right, pulls a winter lager from tap at Idyll Awhile’s Dec. 16 Christmas Beer Tasting event. Attendees enjoyed three featured beers paired with a three-course meal.
Photo by John Drake.
Cheers from locals Alicia Provenzano (left), Kirby Urtiaga (right) and Joyce Simanek as the friends enjoy the beers at Idyll Awhile’s Christmas Beer Tasting last week. Photo by John Drake
Cheers from locals Alicia Provenzano (left), Kirby Urtiaga (right) and Joyce Simanek as the friends enjoy the beers at Idyll Awhile’s Christmas Beer Tasting last week.
Photo by John Drake

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