Philippa Liles and Chris Ellison of England just finishing the 2,750-mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Race from Banff, Canada to the Antelope Wells New Mexico/Mexico Border Station. Local residents and friends Donna Elliot and Neil Jenkins of Idyllwild picked them up on July 7 and brought them to Idyllwild for some well-earned rest and relaxation. Photo by courtesy Donna Elliot
People dance to the sounds of Grupo Bohemio at the July 12 Idyllwild Summer Concert Series production.
Photo by Steven King
Folk gather at Idyllwild Community Church to view the movie “The Chosen,” part of Temple Har Shalom’s film festival last week. Photo by Steven King

Dark Canyon Reserve opened for Grupo Bohemio at the Thursday evening Idyllwild Summer Concert series.
Photo by Steven King
Art Alliance of Idyllwild members (from left) Neil Jenkins, sporting a fresh set of antlers, Les Gin and Director Eric Yandell plant one of the first deer of the new herd in front of Fratello’s on Sunday. Photo by Holly Parsons
Idyllwild-area historian Bob Smith spoke to members of the Idyllwild Association of Realtors on Monday morning about local lore as part of their Mountain Specialist Seminars series. Photo by Johnny Wilson
Rabbi Malka Drucker interacts with the kids while reading stories from Israel at the Idyllwild Library Monday for Children’s Storytime. Photo by Steven King
As the Idyllwild Library continues with the “Reading Takes You Everywhere” summer program, Dancer/Teacher Teresa Smith shares her music and costumes,Saturday July 14. She told stories through music, using her one-of-a-kind approach to bring this program to life. After class, Dominic Rivera-Sandlin and Annalyse Rivera-Sandlin get a special hug from Smith.
Photo courtesy Idyllwild Library
The new Idyllwild School mural is on the front entrance to the school. Ben Cruz, a former Idyllwild School student and Idyllwild Arts Academy graduate, painted the mural.
Photo by Steven King
The oyster mushrooms are back again this year at Fuller Mill Creek. You can see how large they are in comparison with Idyllwild resident Jim Crawford’s hand. This year they are growing next to the giant stump instead of on top of it, like they were last year.
Photo by Marcia Waldorf
Members of the Idyllwild Rotary Club gathered at the Town Baker on Monday, July 16, to officially open Jan Jaspers-Fayer’s month-long art show. Paintings, etchings and sculptures by this talented Idyllwild artist are on display. Cutting the ribbon are Jaspers-Fayer (with scissors), joined by friend Cathy Baley, to his right, and daughter Anita Dixon, on his left. Photo by Tom Kluzak
A donation of $1,000 was recently presented to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times by the Garner Valley Gals. These funds were raised through their 2017 Home Tour. Pictured are Pam Potter (presenting check) to Brian Crater, associate executive director of camp, and Carole Winch, President of Garner Valley Gals.
Photo by Pauline Costi
Pamela Jordan, president and head of school at Idyllwild Arts, addressed members of the Idyllwild Rotary Club at its July 11 meeting. Jordan spoke about the evolution of education, in particular how it is affecting Idyllwild Arts, and received a coveted Rotary squirrel as thanks from husband and Rotary President Chris Scott.
Photo by Tom Kluzak
Catherine Svehla tells one of her favorite stories at the Idyllwild Story Tellers event held at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery last week. Photo by Steven King
Idyllwild Arts’ Summer Programs’ Symphony Orchestra performed at Idyllwild Arts’ Lowman Concert Hall July 14. Photo by Steven King
The Wind Symphony, composed of students at the Idyllwild Arts’ Summer Programs, performed Saturday, July 14. Photo by Steven King
It was partly cloudy and warm on the Hill on Tuesday, with a high of 83 in town.
Photo by Halie Wilson