In furtherance of the initial response to our Memberships drive, readers of the Town Crier on and off the Hill are converting their old subscriptions into new Memberships. This can be done at any time; no need to wait until your old subscription runs out. Becky is adept at tacking on remaining old-subscription weeks onto new Membership dates, so you will lose nothing.

What you gain are uninterrupted continued subscriptions to both printed and online issues of the Town Crier, our “Idyllwild Town Crier Member” car-window decal, which we very much hope you will display to encourage others to join, recognition of your Town Crier Membership (unless you request anonymity, which we kind of hope you don’t since it will encourage your friends and associates to join also), occasional offers from local businesses (see the current offer by the Red Kettle in the following paragraph, invitations to what we hope will be an annual Town Crier Membership Party, and — most important of all — the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to save and support a real newspaper on our Hill.

The Red Kettle restaurant is the first Hill business to make special offers to Town Crier Members. If you’re on the Red Kettle’s Town Crier Membership list, you are eligible for terrific special discounts. And if you originally elected to be an anonymous donor, you can always stop by the Town Crier office or email [email protected] to change that designation.

If you wish your business to participate in the Town Crier Membership spcial offer program, please contact Jack or Becky at the Town Crier office.

The Town Crier now is “Member Supported.” Our Member-supported newspaper can serve our community endlessly into the future. That is the objective.

And, please remember: If you are an off-Hill Member and you visit the Hill without your current Town Crier issue, you can pick up a free replacement at the Town Crier office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and anytime you can catch someone in the office during off-hours and weekends.

Many thanks to all you Charter Members. Your early responses are encouraging other community-minded readers to join with you. Also, the “Town Crier Member” decals have arrived and will be going out in thank-you cards. We hope you will display them on your vehicles so as to encourage others to join us.

Idyllwild Town Crier

Charter Members

Saving and Supporting the Town Crier
for our Community

(194 Charter Members as of October 2, 2017)

Angels (4) — Other amount, unlimited above $1,000 annually:  Nancy Borchers $2,000; Kathy & Tom Kluzak $1,250; Sub Rosa Apothecary (Julia Meadows & Marc Peterman) $1,200; (1) Anonymous $2,500.

Heroes (4) — $1,000 annually: Anne & Barnaby Finch; Charles “Chic” Fojtik; Janice Lyle; (1) Anonymous $1,000.

Patrons (9) — $500+ annually: Scott Bump & Cynthia Grady; Morgan Cannon; Kitty Kieley Hayes; Pamela Jordan & Christopher Scott; Ron Luebbert; The Mills Family; Dave & Shanna Robb; (2) Anonymous $500.

Sponsors (42) — $250+ annually: Sharon & Thomas Apostle; Austin Tile (Chris & Julee Austin); Anne Bleaden; Blair Ceniceros; Diann Coate; Laurel & Redmond Corbett; Marcia Edwards $300; The Family Business (Craig & Janice Coopersmith); Dave & Laurie Fraser; Marsha & Susan Freed; Dick & Karen Hadik; Paula & Robert Hetzler; Idyllwild Backhoe (Carol & David Jones, Denise & Justin Jones); Christine Iger; Ben & Nanci Killingsworth; Anne & Jon King; John Larue $350; Jason Laurence & Alexandra Napier; Martha Ludlum & Steven Morris; Chuck & Martha Lumia; Nancy Wallace Lungren for Don & Elizabeth Wallace Family Trust; Linda McCaughin & Phil Strong; Charles & Margaret Mooney; Sue Nash & Tom Paulek; Thomas Noce; Betty & Walter Parks; Ben & Rue Pine; Raphael Plunkett; Andy Ridgwell; Fran & Steve Robb; Martha & Scott Schroeder; Gary Schwandner; Paul Shnable; Adele & Bob Smith; Karen Smith; Anne Stone; Alex & Valerie Virtue; Barry & Jolene Wallace; Kay Wanner & Charlies Wix; Brian Weiss; (4) Anonymous $250.

Sustaining Readers (127) — $100+ annually:  Patricia Altman; Robert Ballard; Albert Bates; Jeanne Bauer; Nancy Beddingfield & Paul Leverenz; Kerry Berman; Rick Bernardin; Douglas & Maureen Boren; Ron Boustead & Ruth Riven Boustead; Bernard & Jorgine Brause $200; Paul Browne; Charles Buchanan; Kenneth Camoirano; Bruce Campbell; Garrett & Harmeet Capune; Steve Chadwick; Duane & Ermylee Chamlee; Reg Cohen; Roberta Corbin & Lawrence Kueneman; Joe Curtis; Barbara & David Cutter; Margaret & Michael D’Ambra; Jayne Davis; Iris & Peter Davison; John & Linda Denver; Mizzi Diamond & Tim Doyle; Ruthe Donlon; Greg & Nancy Dunlap; John Dunne; Jennie & Steven Espinosa; Fern Valley Inn (Gary & Marcie Erb); Farah Fisher; Amy Fogerson & Kent Weishaus; Chris Fox; Michael Franich; Françoise Frigola; Roland Gaebert; Bruce & Carolyn Ganoe; Merle & Rosemarie Gardner; Dick & Jan Goldberg; Mary Gosney & Rebecca Gunn; Bob & Corrine Greenamyer; Karin & Richard Greenwood; Carolyn Hall; Marcia Harlan & Charles Phelan; Emily Heebner & Eric Young; Douglas Hopper; David Israelsky & Janice Zahn; Don “Jac” & Mimi Jacaruso; Josh & Lea Johnson; Barbara Jones; Donna & Sam Kelly; Marilyn Kemple; Donna Kennedy & William Linehan; Ted & Beverly Kilman; Marcia & Ron Krull; Diana & Terry Kurr; Elaine Latimer; Erin Latimer; Trudy Levy; Bob Lippert; Elaine Lockhart; Barbara & Michael Longbrook; Cathy & Dave Lopez; Marsha Lytle; Michèle Marsh & Peter Szabadi; Brian Marshall; Barbara Mathahs; Bret McCaughin-Strong; Ralph McClurg; Joan McCullough; Maureen McElligott; Michael McKenzie & Robert Thorson; Carol Mendoza; Leslea Meyerhoff; Middle Ridge, Inc. (Chris & Melody Johnston); Marcia & Richard Montaño; Wayne Myers & Aaron Twombly; Christen Ng; Dawn & Jim O’Keeffe; Steve Olson & Stephanie Yost; Gerald Pauley; Anthony Pearson; Cecil  & Shirley Peters; Robert Peterson; John Petty; Marlene & Thomas Pierce; Ed & Sandy Reed; George & Kathryn Reeves; Margaret & Ned Roberts; Maureen & Steve Rose; Sandlin & Son Refrigeration (David Sandlin); Vic Scavarda; Richard Schnetzer; Steve Shaw; Judith & Ronald Shenkman; Doug & Lois Sheppard; Bill & Linda Smith; Patricia and Will Sproule; Jean Stein & Pamela Williams ; Richard Stinson; Stephen Sutton; Mary Talley; Jacob & Theresa Teel; James & Joanne Tenney; John Thomford; Arthur Tobias; Deidre & Joe Vail; David Verplank; Anne & Douglas Walker; Barb & Thom Wallace; Pamela Walton; Bill Waring; Sallie Warwick; Annette Wasell c/o Aria Board & Care; Charles & Susan Weisbart; Sheila Weldon; Sharon & Stephen White; Richard Wilkerson; Joanne Williams; Elizabeth & Thomas Wirt; Jim Wise; Catherine Wood; James Wymer; (1) Anonymous $200; (8) Anonymous $100.

Thank you, all!!

Please remember that the Town Crier’s weekly News Meeting is open to the entire public. That’s where decisions are made as to the stories to be covered in the next issue of the paper. Some readers have regularly attended and contributed for years. The meetings currently are at the Town Crier office at 54405 North Circle Drive, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., unless Monday is a Town Crier holiday — then the meeting is at 8:30 a.m. the following day, Thursday. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 a.m.