From left, Gary Button, Russell Frederick, Dave Fraser, Ron Draper and Tom Visel were among the many Vietnam veterans honored at the Welcome Home remembrance held at American Legion Post 800 on March 30. This annual event commemorates the date that all combat troops returned home from Vietnam. The Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild donated quilts that were raffled at the event and the Idyllwild Bake Shop and Brew provided the cake. Photo by Tom Kluzak
From left, Gary Button, Russell Frederick, Dave Fraser, Ron Draper and Tom Visel were among the many Vietnam veterans honored at the Welcome Home remembrance held at American Legion Post 800 on March 30. This annual event commemorates the date that all combat troops returned home from Vietnam. The Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild donated quilts that were raffled at the event and the Idyllwild Bake Shop and Brew provided the cake.
Photo by Tom Kluzak

 

The Sage and the Butterfly, the new shop in The Village Lane, was welcomed to Idyllwild with a ribbon cutting the Idyllwild Rotary Club held Monday, April 4. The shop features handcrafted jewelry, accessories, knives and razors by local, national, international and Amazon rainforest artisans. Attending the ribbon cutting were (from left) Thom Wallace, Scott Fisher, Terry Kurr, Chuck Streeter, Chris Scott, The Sage and the Butterfly owners Violeta Vallacorta and Dylan Farnham, Chuck Streeter, John Graham, Dennis Dunbar, Rick Foster, Steve Espinoza and Earl Parker. Photo by Tom Kluzak
The Sage and the Butterfly, the new shop in The Village Lane, was welcomed to Idyllwild with a ribbon cutting the Idyllwild Rotary Club held Monday, April 4. The shop features handcrafted jewelry, accessories, knives and razors by local, national, international and Amazon rainforest artisans. Attending the ribbon cutting were (from left) Thom Wallace, Scott Fisher, Terry Kurr, Chuck Streeter, Chris Scott, The Sage and the Butterfly owners Violeta Vallacorta and Dylan Farnham, Chuck Streeter, John Graham, Dennis Dunbar, Rick Foster, Steve Espinoza and Earl Parker.
Photo by Tom Kluzak

 

Grandfathers For Golf held its first Volunteers Tournament on Tuesday, March 29, at the Golden Era Golf Course in San Jacinto. Winners of the four-man scramble format were (from left) Idyllwilder Jim Crandall (Grandfathers board secretary), former Idyllwilder Tony Viola (vice president), and volunteers Bob Wadlow and Gene Slocum. President Ernie Kercmar (far right) presented the Presidents Trophy, which will be inscribed with the golfers’ names. The foursome shot a 16-under-par 56 that included 3 pars, 14 birdies and an eagle on the last hole. Grandfathers For Golf is a nonprofit organization based in San Jacinto dedicated to teaching at-risk kids and others the game of golf. Participating children are given a set of golf clubs, a hat and shirt, and six weeks of instruction at three area golf courses. Photo by David Hiemenz
Grandfathers For Golf held its first Volunteers Tournament on Tuesday, March 29, at the Golden Era Golf Course in San Jacinto. Winners of the four-man scramble format were (from left) Idyllwilder Jim Crandall (Grandfathers board secretary), former Idyllwilder Tony Viola (vice president), and volunteers Bob Wadlow and Gene Slocum. President Ernie Kercmar (far right) presented the Presidents Trophy, which will be inscribed with the golfers’ names. The foursome shot a 16-under-par 56 that included 3 pars, 14 birdies and an eagle on the last hole. Grandfathers For Golf is a nonprofit organization based in San Jacinto dedicated to teaching at-risk kids and others the game of golf. Participating children are given a set of golf clubs, a hat and shirt, and six weeks of instruction at three area golf courses. Photo by David Hiemenz

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