Home Art & Culture On The Town PHOTOS: This week in Idyllwild: April 28, 2016 Art & CultureOn The Town PHOTOS: This week in Idyllwild: April 28, 2016 By Idyllwild Town Crier - April 28, 2016 1750 0 Facebook Twitter Google+ The Idyllwild Garden Club sponsored a Lilac Tea and Walk with displays by Art Alliance of Idyllwild Artists on Saturday, April 23, in Gary Parton’s Alpenglow Lilac Garden in Fern Valley. The garden center was ringed by a variety of lilacs and many more were scattered throughout the rest of the property.Photo by Tom Kluzak Wonderful weather helped to make the day enjoyable for all who attended the Lilac Tea and Walk at Gary Parton’s Alpenglow Lilac Garden on Saturday, including those who enjoyed tea in the idyllic surroundings.Photo by Tom Kluzak The Hurkey Creek Bridge is now open. The $2.5-million project widened and lengthened the bridge to be more compatible with larger and higher-speed vehicles. The bridge was originally built in the 1930s and was the narrowest part of Highway 74 before the rebuild.Photo by Halie Wilson Halo learns to avoid an adult Southern Pacific rattlesnake at Mountain Feed and Hay on Saturday, April 23, while being restrained by Zack Pearson of Singleton’s Rattlesnake Avoidance Training. The inset demonstrates the snake’s markings and shows the bands around its head that prevent it from biting the dogs.Photo by Tom Kluzak Readers tell the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt, one of the highlights of the Community Seder Dinner held annually by Temple Har Shalom in Idyllwild. Leading the evening’s observance held at the Rainbow Inn is Rabbi Jules King (right). Congregation President Pat Schnetzer announced that the congregation now holds regular services at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church.Photo by Barry Zander The Art Alliance of Idyllwild held a Members Mingle at the Creekstone Inn Tuesday evening, April 19. Numerous members and guests attended, and there were many interesting conversations, supplemented with excellent food and beverages in the classic romantic mountain setting. Photo by Tom Kluzak Well-known Idyllwild author and teacher Eduardo Santiago (left) received an official Rotary coffee mug from Idyllwild Rotary President Mark Kassouf (right) as thanks for speaking at the Rotary’s weekly meeting on April 20. Most of Santiago’s remarks related to his recent visit to Cuba, his native land, and his insights were particularly interesting in light of the recent changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States.Photo by Tom Kluzak Jessica Ruelas (center) was honored with the sixth-grade Idyllwild Rotary Citizenship Award and Scholarship at the Rotary meeting on April 20. Jessica’s teacher at Idyllwild School praised her as being conscientious and always willing to help others. She tutors other students and plays the cello in the school band. Presenting the award is Rotarian Scott Fisher (right). Jessica’s mother, Maura (left), is obviously proud of her daughter’s accomplishments. Photo by Tom Kluzak Idyllwild School girls softball team beat their opponents 14-0 at top field last week. First baseman Nichole Cochran makes a play.Photo by Chandra Lynn Two storage containers at Fern Valley Corners, noted by Code Enforcement for potential code violations (illegal use), were removed at the end of last week. The CE Advisory Notice was issued to Idyllwild Property Management. The containers were apparently being used for storage by IPM. Photo by Marshall Smith LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.