Patrick Moloney (left), archeologist with Applied EarthWorks, spoke to members and guests of the Idyllwild Rotary Club at its March 28 meeting. As thanks, President Roland Gaebert gave an official Rotary mug to Moloney. He brought some of the artifacts, objects older than 45 years, he has found on his many searches across Southern California as part of the cultural resource management his company undertakes prior to building projects such as Diamond Valley Lake or solar farms. Artifacts pictured in the foreground include power-line insulators and various primitive tools made from obsidian and granite. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Chris and Gigi Kramer demonstrate tourniquet techniques on a “wounded,” but fake, arm at the Mountain Disaster Preparedness’ “Stop the Bleed” presentation Thursday night, March 29, at Town Hall.
Photo by John Drake
On March 30, the Great Suspenders performed at Idyology. Members of the group are (from left) Brian Goodhead, Laree Gibson, Erik Lingren and Roger Dutton.
Photo by Steven King
The works of 15 artists, including chairs and artwork depicting chairs, were on display at an opening reception at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery on Saturday, March 31, and will continue through April 8. Some of the artists are students and faculty members at Idyllwild Arts. All proceeds will go to the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation for the benefit of the school. Collectors may view photographs of each of the items and bid on or purchase them at
Photo by Tom Kluzak
On April 2, Mary Zimmerman read about caterpillars and butterflies to children at the library during the Monday storytime. Photo by Steven King
On April 2, a film crew musters at Lake Hemet for filming of a commercial. The film crew utilized Idyllwild lodging and dining while working in the area.
Photo by Steven King
The kids are off across the field for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. The attraction to find Easter Eggs is competitive and many are seeking the “special golden egg” hidden on the Community Center playground. Photos by John Drake
Hundreds of children, from toddlers to teens, joined Idyllwild’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning at the Community Center site.
As dawn arrives on Easter morning, Idyllwild’s annual Sunrise Service begins. Community members, from various local churches, gather for singing at Inspiration Point. Photo by John Drake


  1. Looks like a thriving community! I am impressed. Was looking for any photo/information about my great-grandson, Lyric, who is attempting a thru-walk on the PCT. He and his mom were there recently, and Lyric who is 7 years old, was interviewed by someone from your local newspaper. Can you help me find that info if it was published? Thank you so much for your help. Gail K

      • Hi Becky, and thanks for your response. I live in East Tennessee and do not know how to get a copy of the photo/article about my granddaughter and her 7 year old son, Lyric Hicks, who were in your town on April 9, at the Red Kettle. They are attempting a thru-hike on the PCT. I would appreciate any help in obtaining a copy of your publication, and will happily reimburse you any cost for either mailing me a copy, or sending me a copy via e-mail ([email protected]). Thank you for your assistance.