The wet winter and warmer spring has resulted in an abundance of color on the Hill, including these red bud blossoms. Photo by Tom Pierce


Storytime at the Idyllwild Library for children occurs each Monday morning at 10:30. This week, Rachel Torrey read several books for the “Spring is Here” theme. When asked what goes into planning a Storytime, Torrey laughed and said, “Well, I usually read lots of books.” There also is a craft that often follows a story and to that she had said, “There’s usually scattered construction paper around, I’m singing loudly and it looks like a circus in my house.” She has been a volunteer with Storytime, “going on eight years now” and after teaching preschool for 10 years in Los Angeles and New Jersey, she is happy she gets a chance to work with kids again.
Photo courtesy Idyllwild library


On Friday, the Toler Gibson Band performed at the Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery. Members are (from left) Charlie Woodburn on drums, Gavin Thomas Toler on electric guitar, Kenneth James Gibson on acoustic guitar and Ray Milagro playing bass guitar. Photo by Alan Belanger


Three Micks and a Chick with Don Reed (left), Mark Berres, Mick Lynch, John King and Andrea Bond entertained the crowd at Idyllwild Brewpub on St. Patrick’s Day.
Photo by John Drake


Saturday, March 18, members of the Idyllwild Area Historical Society, (from left) George Grody, Charlotte Grody and Marlene Pierce, offered information about Idyllwild and the Historical Society at the annual Heritage Festival sponsored by the Coachella Valley Historical Society at the Coachella Valley Museum in Indio.
Photo by Tom Pierce


Volunteers cleaned up piles of trash, discarded furniture and more on Saturday at the bottom of the old fire road on property owned by Idyllwild Water District. Young Idyllwild Inc. organized a cleanup and said more help will be needed to clear what has become an illegal dump. Arn Hancock of Idyllwild Clothing Co. provided the truck and trailer for hauling the trash to the dump. Interested readers may join Young Idyllwild’s Facebook group to find out about the next cleanup and watch the Town Crier for updates. Photo courtesy Arn Hancock


Kristen Lynn, with her quintet, played songs from her album at the Idyllwild Brewpub Saturday as it continued the St. Patrick’s Day celebration through the weekend.
Photo by John Drake