Marc Kassouf, full-time Idyllwild resident and owner of the Stay Idyllwild Group of inns (Quiet Creek Inn and Strawberry Creek Inn), has been elected to the governing board of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. PAII is a national professional organization with more than 800 members representing inns, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, vendors, associations and affiliates across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

Kassouf also is vice chair of the board for the California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns’ Governing Council, the professional trade organization for boutique hotels, B&Bs and inns in the state. As vice chair, he is in line to head up the CABBI council as chair in two years, and also will hold a board seat with parent trade organization the California Hotel and Lodging Association, one of the largest professional associations representing hotels, inns and lodging establishments in the world.

CABBI held it’s first-ever statewide governing council meeting in Idyllwild in April 2016, a two-day retreat event for roughly 15 council members, staff and executives. …

James Larkin’s memorial service is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at the Rainbow Inn

The Ordination Ceremony and celebration for the Rev. Helen Henderson of the Spiritual Living Center has been rescheduled for September 2017.  Confirmation of the date and details will be forthcoming.