The Town Crier now has 14 business members: Baily Winery (Carol & Phil Baily); Everitt’s Minerals & Gallery (Janet & Larry Everitt); The Family Business (tax preparation - Craig & Janice Coopersmith); Fern Creek Medical Center; Fern Valley Inn (Gary & Marcie Erb); Idyllwild Backhoe (Carol & David Jones, Denise & Justin Jones); Idyllwild Vacation Rentals (Chris Titus); Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery (Chris & Melody Johnston); Mountain High Escrow; The Red Kettle (restaurant – Bruce Ross); Sandlin & Son Refrigeration (David Sandlin); Sub Rosa Apothecary (Julia Meadows & Marc Peterman); TetraDym Inc. (Bill Protzmann); and Whitman Physical Therapy (Bill Whitman).

And six nonprofit and public agency members: Fern Valley Water District; Friends of San Jacinto Mountain County Parks; Hemet Public Library; Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends; Idyllwild Master Chorale; and St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church.

But we still need business advertising, so our quest for more business advertisers continues. Please remember that: 1) Town Crier readers are established supporters of our Hill community, 2) your ad can dominate a TC page, and 3) people keep and read their TCs for a whole week. So your Town Crier business add is focused, highly visible and enduring.

And, of course, we always ask our Town Crier Members to support Hill businesses that support our local newspaper with their advertising. That’s a triple win for our community.

Existing subscribers are converting to memberships at the rate of about 10 to 12 per week as old subscriptions expire, and we see no reason why it should not continue at that rate through to the one-year anniversary of the membership campaign on next Aug. 16 — about 34 weeks from now. That will bring TC memberships to around 700 supporting Members at all levels. This kind of membership support can enable the Town Crier to continue to serve our community just as long as its readers want it.

We wish all our readers the very best of this holiday season, and remind you all that a Membership in the TC makes a fine holiday gift for someone who hasn’t yet joined us.

And please remember that the Town Crier’s weekly News Meeting is open to the entire public. The next meeting after this Wednesday morning’s Dec. 20 meeting is Thursday, Dec. 28, at 8:30 a.m. (We are closed Monday for Christmas.)

Idyllwild Town Crier
Charter Members

Saving and Supporting the Town Crier for our Community

(337 Charter Members as of Dec. 18, 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 (58) — $250+ annually: Donald Abrams; Sharon & Thomas Apostle; Austin Tile (Chris & Julee Austin); Anne Bleaden; Pete & Suzy Capparelli; Blair Ceniceros; Diann Coate; Laurel & Redmond Corbett; Arthur & Deborah Cravets; Sandii Castleberry Daigh; Isabelle Dubois; Marcia Edwards $300; The Family Business (tax preparation - Craig & Janice Coopersmith); Dave & Laurie Fraser; Marsha & Susan Freed; Friends of San Jacinto Mountain County Parks; Dick & Karen Hadik; Paula & Robert Hetzler; David Hunt & Kris Kirschbaum; Idyllwild Backhoe (Carol & David Jones, Denise & Justin Jones); Idyllwild Vacation Rentals (Chris Titus); Christine Iger; Ben & Nanci Killingsworth; Anne & Jon King; Kathy & Will Kleindienst; Dianne Lake; Barbara Larsh; 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; Mountain High Escrow; Sue Nash & Tom Paulek; Thomas Noce; Betty & Walter Parks; Ben & Rue Pine; Raphael Plunkett; Andy Ridgwell; Fran & Steve Robb; Martha & Scott Schroeder; Gary Schwandner; Judith & Ronald Shenkman; Paul Shnable; Adele & Bob Smith; Karen Smith; Anne Stone; Greg Trigeiro; Alex & Valerie Virtue; Barry & Jolene Wallace; Kay Wanner & Charlies Wix; Brian Weiss; Barbara Woolfolk; (3) Anonymous $250.

Sustaining Readers (262) — $100+ annually: Karl Abert; Patricia Altman; Diane Anderson; D.M. Ankenbrandt; Baily Winery (Carol & Phil Baily) $150; Bruce Bainbridge; Robert Ballard; Lynnette Banks; Cheryl & Lon Barr; Albert Bates; Jeanne Bauer; Kathleen & Ron Beaufort; Nancy Beddingfield & Paul Leverenz; Nancy & Richard Beggs; Harvey Berger & Janice Mulligan; Kerry Berman; Rick Bernardin; Cathy & Doug Bernhagen; Jan Boller; Douglas & Maureen Boren; Ron Boustead & Ruth Riven Boustead; Bernard & Jorgine Brause $200; Denise Brown & David Golman; Paul Browne; Ann & Will Brundage; Kathy Bryson; Charles Buchanan; Jeanne & Jerry Buchanan; Kenneth Camoirano; Bruce Campbell; Garrett & Harmeet Capune; James Cate; Steve Chadwick; Duane & Ermylee Chamlee; Ben & Jean Chase; Reg Cohen; Nancy Collins; Roberta Corbin & Lawrence Kueneman; Wayne Craycroft; Virginia Criste; Joe Curtis; Barbara & David Cutter; Barbara Czescik; Margaret & Michael D’Ambra; Namir Danluji; Jayne Davis; Mark Davis & Eduardo Santiago; Iris & Peter Davison; John & Linda Denver; Mizzi Diamond & Tim Doyle; Tom Dickinson & Bev McCullough; Sherryn Digby; Jon Dittmer; Ruthe Donlon; Carol & Dennis Dunbar; Greg & Nancy Dunlap; John Dunne; Anne Erikson; Jennie & Steven Espinosa; Everitt’s Minerals & Gallery (Janet & Larry Everitt); Cleve & Peggy Ferguson; Fern Creek Medical Center; Fern Valley Inn (Gary & Marcie Erb); Fern Valley Water District; Farah Fisher; Amy Fogerson & Kent Weishaus; Chris Fox; Michael Franich; Françoise Frigola; Roland Gaebert; Bruce & Carolyn Ganoe; Merle & Rosemarie Gardner; Don & Louise Giger; John & Kathleen Gilliland; Cathy & Gil Gillogly; Elaine Godzak; Dick & Jan Goldberg; Christine & Jan Goldsmith; Eleanor Gorth; Mary Gosney & Rebecca Gunn; Galal Gough; Patti Gould; Gary & Joan Gray; Bob & Corrine Greenamyer; Karin & Richard Greenwood; Harry Griswold & Stephanie Webber; Mark Gumprecht & Christine Rheaume; Carolyn Hall; Linda Hanson; Marcia Harlan & Charles Phelan; Emily Heebner & Eric Young; Hemet Public Library; Carole Herman & Sandi Mathers; Paul & Theresa Hert; Wayne Hester; Robert Hewitt & Janice Murasko; Jim & Mary Hobbes; Heidi & Todd Hoggan; Jerry & Kathryn Holldber; Jerry & Kathryn Holldber for Dick McKee in Memory of Virginia; Peggy Holsclaw; Richard Honn & Marguerite Snow; Douglas Hopper; Christy & Robert Howard; Eugene Hubbard; Larry Hyder; Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends; Idyllwild Master Chorale; David Israelsky & Janice Zahn; Don “Jac” & Mimi Jacaruso; Jan Jaspers-Fayer; David & Marla Johnson; Josh & Lea Johnson; Barbara Jones; Wendy Kahle; Doug Kelbert; Donna & Sam Kelly; Marilyn Kemple; Donna Kennedy & William Linehan; Teresa Kilfoyle; Ted & Beverly Kilman; Barbara & Ted Kinoshita; Helen Knauer; Marcia & Ron Krull; Nadiene Kuhn for Diane Smith; Diana & Terry Kurr; Elaine Latimer; Erin Latimer; Ileana Lee; Trudy Levy; Bob Lippert; Elizabeth Locke; Elaine Lockhart; Barbara & Michael Longbrook; Cathy & Dave Lopez; Marsha Lytle; Michèle Marsh & Peter Szabadi; Brian Marshall; Brian C. Marshall; Barbara Mathahs; Erin Matthews; Lucy McCampbell; Bret McCaughin-Strong; Ralph McClurg; Joan McCullough; Maureen McElligott; Michael McKenzie & Robert Thorson; Jane Meier; Carol Mendoza; George & Sheila Meyer; Leslea Meyerhoff; Maurice Meysenburg; Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery (Chris & Melody Johnston); Susan Millard; Marcia & Richard Montaño; Melissa Montgomery-Lynch; Maria & Mark Morgan; Wayne Myers & Aaron Twombly; Marion Nelson; Christen Ng; Shannon Ng; Gwen Oesch; Dawn & Jim O’Keeffe; Steve Olson & Stephanie Yost; Robert Parker; Neil Passage; Gerald Pauley; Anthony Pearson; Barbara & Dave Pelham; Tony Peña; Heather Perry; Cecil & Shirley Peters; Robert Peterson; John Petty; Marlene & Thomas Pierce; Daniel & Susan Pietsch; Jim Pomeroy $150; Jack & Nancy Pyster; Bob & Elaine Rahman; Ed & Sandy Reed; Mike Reed; Jim Rees; George & Kathryn Reeves; Don & Nancy Reiterman; Linda & Manny Rider; Margaret & Ned Roberts; Debbi Roeder; Maureen & Steve Rose; Don & Julie Roy; Robert Sandifer; Sandlin & Son Refrigeration (David Sandlin); Lenore Sazer; Vic Scavarda; Charles Schelly; Maxine Schenk; Joye Schmiedt; Richard Schnetzer; Steve Shaw; Dale Sheneman; Doug & Lois Sheppard; Teruo Shida; Terry Shirley; Carol Simonek; Bee Smith; Bill & Linda Smith; Greg Smith; Jeannie Sprenger; Patricia & Will Sproule; St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church; Edward Stavert; Jean Stein & Pamela Williams; Bob & Carol Steele; Heather Steer; Kirk & Yvonne Stephenson; Richard Stinson; Patsy & Steven Stratton; Richard Succa; Stephen Sutton; Virginia Swendson; Mary Talley; Jim Tanner; Jacob & Theresa Teel; James & Joanne Tenney; TetraDym Inc. (Bill Protzmann); John Thomford; Norman Toback; Arthur Tobias; Deidre & Joe Vail; David Verplank; Anne & Douglas Walker; Barb & Thom Wallace; Nancy Walters for Jane Lucero; Pamela Walton; Bill Waring; Glenn Warren; Sallie Warwick; Annette Wasell c/o Aria Board & Care; Charles & Susan Weisbart; Sheila Weldon; Sharon & Stephen White; Whitman Physical Therapy (Bill Whitman); Bob & Sunny Wilcox; Richard Wilkerson; Barbara & Steve Wilkes; Joanne Williams; Elizabeth & Thomas Wirt; Jim Wise; Catherine Wood; James Wymer; Fredricka & Paul Young; Linda Young; Sandy Ziegler for Michael Van Zee; Alexander & Lorna Zukas; (1) Anonymous $200; (8) Anonymous $100.

Thank you, all!

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