Pictured are some of the 72 volunteers at Idyllwild School honored and recognized at a luncheon on Friday. Flowers were given as “Thank Yous” for all the help throughout the year. Shown (from left) are Linda Harman, Shannon Johnston, Carol Jones, Chad Taylor, Jennifer Lozano and Madison, Shannon Bloom, Maudley Roozen-Rodriguez, Samantha Mason, Heidi Hogan with Samantha and Quintin, Catherine Smith, Nicole Lovett with Natalie Lovett Johnson, Catherine Donovan and Bon. Photo by John Drake


Idyllwild Indivisibles puts the final touches on their part of a quilt destined for a Climate March in Washington, D.C., at Earth Day at the Nature Center Saturday, April 22. This portion of the quilt is a joint project with the Idyllwild Environmental Club and Idyllwild Indivisibles.
Photo by John Drake


Volunteers went out Earth Day Saturday, April 22, to clean up an illegal trash dumping area at the bottom of the control road on Highway 74, above Valle Vista. The cleanup was the second at this site and was organized by Young Idyllwild Inc. The cleanup was successfully completed with the help of four volunteers, and use of Arn Hancock’s truck and trailer for hauling.  Photos courtesy Arn Hancock


The Art Alliance of Idyllwild donated money to the Idyllwild Community Center to aid the planting of an art garden at the ICC site. Janice Lyle of the ICC accepts the donation from AAI Treasurer Peter Szabadi. Photo by John Metroka


Ken Dahleen (right) accepts a $1,000 donation for the Summer Concerts Series from Rob Padilla, president of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. Photo by Peter Szabadi


Averi Fernandes with ribbons for the May Day Celebration at the Idyllwild Library’s Children’s Storytime Monday where children enjoyed dancing to tradtional music for this folk-inspired dance.
Photo courtesy Idyllwild Library


Mary Morse points to the Silver Lining flags created throughout the day during Saturday, April 22, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Visitors would create flags to represent their hopes for the future.
Photo by John Drake


Gary Parton’s beautiful Alpenglow Lilac Garden attracted a large number of visitors this weekend. Alpenglow boasts more than 300 mature lilac bushes, most of which are now in bloom. The collection is a treat to both see and smell. Photo by Tom Pierce


Enjoying their trip to Fresno are Lou Padula (right), Annamarie Padula (center) and friend, Nancy Borchers, all of Pine Cove. While visiting the Forestiere Underground Gardens, they had time to read the Town Crier online.
Photo courtesy Annamarie Padula


During her talk at the April 26 Idyllwild Rotary Club weekly meeting, Shannon Ng of the Idyllwild Library demonstrated 3D sculptures, which students had made. The Idyllwild Branch of the County Library System has access to many resources through the Riverside County Library system, including the 3D printer, and Ng spoke enthusiastically about the many upcoming programs.
Photo by Tom Kluzak


Lily McCabe was one of the performers at Ferro Thursday, as well as Barnaby Finch, Don Reed and Bill Saitta.
Photos by Peter Szabadi


Although the actual intelligence exhibited by the seventeen people who attended the Idyllwild Community Forum on Wednesday, April 26, at Silver Pines Lodge was considerable, applying it to the question of artificial intelligence proved challenging. No consensus was reached but the robust discussion had to be curtailed after the time allotted, promising even more interesting meetings to come. Photo by Tom Kluzak


Performers accept adulations after their performances at the Idyllwild Arts Vocal Jazz Concert on Monday, April 24, in Stephens Hall. The student performers are (from left) Doreen, Chris, Gabby, Diana, Abby and Maya with faculty advisor LA jazz great Cathy Segal Garcia. Not pictured: Nanauwe. The students sang a variety of jazz favorites, from “Bésame Mucho” to “Softly.” Barnaby Finch on the piano, Owen Zorn on bass and Jeff Olsen on drums were the instrumental accompaniment.
Photo by Tom Kluzak


Mimi Paris Jacaruso was among the many artists displaying their work at the “Afternoon with Artists,” a new exhibit entitled “The Idyllwild Collection: Eye Candy” on display at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery last weekend. Photo by Peter Szabadi


Zhengan (Eric) Wang, another Idyllwild Arts Academy Concerto Competition winner, was the violin soloist at the Orchestra Concert in Lowman Hall on Saturday, April 22. Eric and the orchestra played Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane,” displaying the musicality that Ravel undoubtedly had in mind when composing. Photo by Tom Kluzak


During a Poetry Jam Friday at the Idyllwild Library, Christian Jensen reads a very moving poem about his son.
Photo by Peter Szabadi


Dick Goldberg (standing) observes two chess games. The players are Mark Boettger (left) and Bill Maillar (center).
Photo by Peter Szabadi