By Becky and Jack Clark

Co-publishers

Of course, anyone may become a Town Crier Member at any time in the future, and we hope you do, if you haven’t already. But those who become Members in our very first Membership year — i.e., up until and including Aug. 31, 2018, that’s Friday of this week — will have the honor of being regarded as “Charter Members” of the Town Crier with their names forever ensconced behind glass in the Town Crier office. So far, there are more than 630 Town Crier Charter Members — a magnificent outpouring of your support for keeping a real newspaper covering our community!

It might surprise you that 52 percent of Town Crier Members have mailing addresses off the Hill. Some of these folk have second homes on the Hill, some hope to have second homes here soon and others plan to retire here when that time comes — and there are Members who simply like visiting the Hill as often as possible. We consider all of you part of our extended Hill community.

Whether you join this week, next week or in coming months, you not only will have our sincere thanks but the pleasure of knowing that you are doing your part to save and support a real community newspaper for our Hill.

We bought the Town Crier more than five years ago because it was about to be lost as a serious newspaper for our community, and we couldn’t allow that. With your help, it has been saved. You all have demonstrated that the Town Crier enjoys great goodwill amongst its readers, and we know that fact will attract potential new, younger publishers. Through the Membership model, the Town Crier will continue to serve our community just as long as you readers want it.

Our most sincere thanks and congratulations to each of you:

Town Crier Charter Members

(633 Charter Members, joining no
later than Aug. 31, 2018) 

Saving and Supporting the Town Crier
for our Community

Angels (5) — Other amount, unlimited above $1,000 annually:  Nancy Borchers $2,000; Ying Chen & Andrew Lichtman, attorneys at law $1,006; 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 (10) — $500+ annually:  Scott Bump & Cynthia Grady; Morgan Cannon; Kitty Kieley Hayes; Pamela Jordan & Christopher Scott; Ron Luebbert; The Mills Family; Red Wolf Lodge $600; Dave & Shanna Robb; (2) Anonymous $500.

Sponsors (75) — $250+ annually:  Donald Abrams; Sharon & Thomas Apostle; Austin Tile (Chris & Julee Austin); Paul Bailey; Baldy Mountain Ranch (Alma Peters); Robert Ballard; Roy Bell; Anne Bleaden; Christopher Brightman; Pete & Suzy Capparelli; Blair Ceniceros; Diann Coate; Laurel & Redmond Corbett; Arthur & Deborah Cravets; David Cutter Certified Financial Planner (Barbara & David Cutter) $350; Sandii Castleberry Daigh; Isabelle Dubois; Gordon Duerr, Jr.; Byron & Marcia Edwards $300; Guy & Nancy Excell; The Family Business (tax preparation - Craig & Janice Coopersmith); Dave & Laurie Fraser; Marsha & Susan Freed; Friends of the Idyllwild Library; 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; Robert & Susan Krieger; Dianne Lake; Barbara Larsh; John Larue $350; Jason Laurence & Alexandra Napier; Life is Wonderful Society; Sharon Lilly; Martha Ludlum & Steven Morris; Chuck & Martha Lumia; Nancy Wallace Lungren for Don & Elizabeth Wallace Family Trust; Linda McCaughin & Phil Strong; Margaret McTague; Charles & Margaret Mooney; Mountain High Escrow; Sue Nash & Tom Paulek; Thomas Noce; Oakwood Village (Dorie Kanning); Betty & Walter Parks; Ben & Rue Pine; Raphael Plunkett; Carmen & Greg Rich; Dr. Andy Ridgwell; Fran & Steve Robb; Martha & Scott Schroeder; Gary Schwandner; Dr. Sheryn Scott; Judith & Ronald Shenkman; Paul Shnable; Adele & Bob Smith; Karen Smith; Anne Stone; Greg Trigeiro; Terry Tweedt; Alex & Valerie Virtue; Barry & Jolene Wallace; Kay Wanner & Charlie Wix; Brian Weiss; Barbara Woolfolk; (3) Anonymous $250.

Sustaining Readers (539) — $100+ annually:  Karl Abert; Sharon Alexander & Paul Gittleson; Patricia Altman; Becky Andelson; Diane Anderson; Ellen Anderson-Alkire; D.M. Ankenbrandt; Dorinda & William Antkiewicz; Carolyn & James Ausman $200; Doug Austin; Jim & Mary Austin, a gift from Patricia Austin; Patricia Austin; Kathy Baele; Baily Winery (Carol & Phil Baily) $150; Bruce Bainbridge; Christopher Balian & Muriel Balian; Lynnette Banks; Randy Barnes; Susan & William Barnett; Cheryl & Lon Barr; Kristen Barry; Lulu Baskins-Leva & Gary Leva; Albert Bates; Jeanne Bauer; Kathleen & Ron Beaufort; Darlene & Jerry Beebe; Nancy Beddingfield & Paul Leverenz; Nancy & Richard Beggs; Denise Belcher; Charles Bennett; Donald Bentley; Emil Bereczky; Harvey Berger & Janice Mulligan; Chris Berggren & John Weidner; Kerry Berman; Rick Bernardin; Cathy & Doug Bernhagen; Antoinette Berthelotte $125; Alan Bick; Daniel Bitner; Donald & Robert Blackman; Richmond Blake; Jan Boller; William Bongiovanni; Will Bonnar & Karen Georg; John & Susanne Bonnet; Douglas & Maureen Boren; Ron Boustead & Ruth Riven Boustead; Suzanne Bowman; Deeann Bradley & Tim Chavez; Irene & Robert Brahm; Bernard & Jorgine Brause $200; Linda Briggs; Audrey Brown, a gift from Hill Champion; Denise Brown & David Golman; Paul Browne; Paula Browne & Joseph Stumpf; Ann & Neal Brukardt; Ann & Will Brundage; Edgar & Joyce Bryan; Kathy Bryson; Charles Buchanan; Jeanne & Jerry Buchanan; David & Marilyn Buck; Peter Buerkle; Brian Callahan; Kenneth Camoirano; Bruce Campbell; Nick Capaci & Jonde Northcutt; Dore Capitani & Patricia Tuley; Dr. Garrett & Harmeet Capune; John & Patricia Carratello; James Cate; Steve Chadwick; Annamae Chambers; Duane & Ermylee Chamlee; Ben & Jean Chase; Sanders Chase; Liz Chiment; Jeffrey Chojnacki; Clear Water Pool and Spa Service (Allison & John Jordan); Reg & Tria Cohen & Rena Dear; Nancy Collins; George & Heather Companiott; Gail & John Cooley; Roberta Corbin & Lawrence Kueneman; Elena Courtemanche; Connie Cowan; Grethe Cox; Melanie & Tom Cox; Molly Cozens; Wayne Craycroft; Virginia Criste; Joe & Shawna Curtis; Barbara Czescik; Margaret & Michael D’Ambra; Namir Danluji; Jerry Daquila; Catherine Davis; Jayne Davis; Mark Davis & Eduardo Santiago; Iris & Peter Davison; Dave Day; James Deal; Susan De Antonio; Doug & Marta Deffenbaugh; Robert Dennon; John & Linda Denver; Ann & William DeWolfe; Mizzi Diamond & Tim Doyle; Tom Dickinson & Bev McCullough; Sherryn Digby; Linda Dinko, a gift from Spanky; Jon Dittmer; Ruthe Donlon; Steve Donnelly; Bonnie Doshier, a gift from Jean Stein; Don & Karen Doshier; Carolyn & James Drake; Leah Dugdale; Carol & Dennis Dunbar; Greg & Nancy Dunlap; Drs. Dunn & Dunn (Dr. Heber Dunn); John Dunne; Alicia & Stuart Eberhardt; Bonnie Emert; Sverre & Gerd Eng; Anne Erikson; Jennie & Steven Espinosa; Pat Evans; Everitt’s Minerals & Gallery (Janet & Larry Everitt); Ellen Feeley & David Jason; Cleve & Peggy Ferguson; Fern Creek Medical Center; Fern Valley Inn (Gary & Marcie Erb); Fern Valley Water District; Karen Fina; Steve Firestone & Kali Moya; Juanita First; Niel Fishback; Farah Fisher; Maurice Flora & Aletrice Martin; Amy Fogerson & Kent Weishaus; Chris Fox; Michael Franich; Michael & Sherri Frank; Françoise Frigola; Keith & Sandy Froehlich; Tedd Froehlich; Mike & Julie Furby; Roland Gaebert; Bruce & Carolyn Ganoe; Gary Garcia; Gary Gardener; Merle & Rosemarie Gardner; Julie Gibson-Vasquez; Don & Louise Giger; John Gill; John & Kathleen Gilliland; Cathy & Gil Gillogly; Janice Godke; Elaine Godzak; Dick & Jan Goldberg; Dottie & Mel Goldfarb; Christine & Jan Goldsmith; Jeffrey Gonzales; Eleanor Gorth $200; Mary Gosney & Rebecca Gunn; Galal Gough; Patti Gould; Gary & Joan Gray; Bob & Corinne Greenamyer; Karin & Richard Greenwood; Harry Griswold & Stephanie Webber; Mark & Angela Gross; Virginia Grumbles; Mark Gumprecht & Christine Rheaume; Kathleen and Robert Haine; Carolyn Hall; Donna Hannefield & Russell Smith; Linda Hanson; Marcia Harlan & Charles Phelan; Matt & Regina Harrigan, a gift from James Harrigan; Alan Harvey; Judy Haw; Maury Heden; Karin Hedstrom; Emily Heebner & Eric Young; Hemet Public Library; Hemet Unified School District; Janice Herdey; Carole Herman & Sandi Mathers; Paul & Theresa Hert; Wayne Hester; Robert Hewitt & Janice Murasko; David Hiemenz & Bronwyn Jones; Elaine Hill; Helen & Jeff Hixon; Jim & Mary Hobbes; Heidi & Todd Hoggan; Jerry & Kathryn Holldber; Walt Holloway; Peggy Holsclaw; Richard Honn & Marguerite Snow; Ken Hooton; Douglas Hopper; Jan Houghton; Christy & Robert Howard; Wayne Howard; Eugene Hubbard; Paul Hudson; Bobbi Huinker; Frank Hungerford; Larry Hyder; Barbara Hynes; Joan Marie & Thomas Iaccino; Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends; Idyllwild Help Center; Idyllwild Master Chorale; Idyllwild Ventures (Neal Goldman); Idyllwild Water District; Tom Inocencio & Gail Wesson; David Israelsky & Janice Zahn; Don “Jac” & Mimi Jacaruso; Ron Jackson, a gift from Scott Corbett; Jan Jaspers-Fayer (#1); Jan Jaspers-Fayer (#2); Martha Jay; Laurie Jewell & David Wieder; Walter & Jeri John; David & Marla Johnson; Ed & Linda Johnson; Gary & Suzanne Johnson; Josh & Lea Johnson; Julie Johnson; Barbara Jones; Wendy Kahle; Lorraine Kassarjian; Alta Kavanaugh; Ron Keating; Dave Keena; Doug Kelbert; David Kelley; Bill Kellogg; Donna & Sam Kelly; Marilyn Kemple; Donna Kennedy & William Linehan; Teresa Kilfoyle; Sharon & Tom Killeen $150; Ted & Beverly Kilman; Lawrence King; Barbara & Ted Kinoshita; Dan Kirby; Stan Kling; Helen Knauer; Lydia & Wolfgang Knauss; Julie Koppel; Marcia & Ron Krull; Paul Kucharczyk; Nadiene Kuhn for Diane Smith; Diana & Terry Kurr; Carl & Pamela Lagoni, a gift from Maxine Wells; Lake Hemet Municipal Water District; Don & Mimi Lamp; Karen & Mel Lansky; James Larkin; Gordon Larson; Elaine Latimer; Erin Latimer; Lynn & Randall Leake; Dale & Linda Lee; Ileana Lee; David Leonard; Daniel & Jane Levy; Trudy Levy; John Lewis; Bob Lippert; Marja Liski; Living Free; Elizabeth Locke; Elaine Lockhart; Barbara & Michael Longbrook; Rafael Lopes; Cathy & Dave Lopez; Kathy & Ken Luber; Virginia Lumb; Marsha Lytle; Kerry & William Manos; Virginia Mardesich; Pandra & Tapio Markkula; Michèle Marsh & Peter Szabadi; Brian Marshall; Brian C. Marshall; Barbara Mathahs; Erin Matthews; Lynette Maxey; Barbara & Robert McCalla; Lucy McCampbell; Bret McCaughin-Strong; Carol McClintic; Ralph McClurg; Joan McCullough; Maureen McElligott; Bob & Marilyn McEwen; Cal & Nancy McIntosh; Dick McKee, a gift from Jerry & Kathryn Holldber in memory of Virginia; Michael McKenzie & Robert Thorson; Colonel & Bonnie McLyman; Kelly McMakin; Jane Meier; Joan Melling; Carol Mendoza; Chris & Harry Metz; George & Sheila Meyer; Leslea Meyerhoff; Maurice Meysenburg; Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery (Chris & Melody Johnston); Susan Millard; Dawn & Tom Miller; Mary Ann Miller; John & Judi Missett; Helen & Stan Molles; Marcia & Richard Montaño; Melissa Montgomery-Lynch; Elanie Moore; Tim Moore; Maria & Mark Morgan; Eugene Mossey; Walt & Liz Mueller; Carol Murrel; John Myers; Lauren & Mark Myers; Susan Myers; Wayne Myers & Aaron Twombly; Brenda Nelson; June Nelson; Marion Nelson; Kristin Neubauer; Christen Ng; Shannon Ng; Jeanene Noren; Debbie Nystrom; Gwen Oesch; Dawn & Jim O’Keeffe; Ron & Stacy Olivier; Diane & Edward Olson; Steve Olson & Stephanie Yost; David Oltman; Erin O’Neill; Perry Osborne; Margaret Paklos $125; Marcel Pariseau; Robert Parker; Neil Passage; Gerald Pauley; Hank Pawlak; Anthony Pearson; David Pearson; Barbara & Dave Pelham; Tony Peña; Michael Pent; Performance Pumping, Inc. (Brad Hamby); Kim & Mark Perine, a gift from Robin Boyd; Heather Perry; Cecil & Shirley Peters; Robert Peterson; John Petty; Fred Phillippi; Nichole Picchcottino; Marlene & Thomas Pierce; Daniel & Susan Pietsch; Pine Springs Ranch; Karen Polik; Jim Pomeroy $150; Jenny Price; Sharon Price; Linda Pullen-Buehl; Jack & Nancy Pyster; Queen of Angels Catholic Church; Karen Radis; Bob & Elaine Rahman; Elizabeth Ramstead; The Red Kettle (Bruce Ross); Ed & Sandy Reed; Mike Reed; Jim Rees; Kathryn Reeves; Don & Nancy Reiterman; A. & Linda Rewiski; Robin & William Rhoads; Patsy Richards; Linda & Manny Rider; Mary Rider; Margaret & Ned Roberts; Debbi Roeder; Maureen & Steve Rose; Kim Rosko; Francis Rothleubber; Don & Julie Roy; Robert Sandifer; Sandlin & Son Refrigeration (David Sandlin); Cheryl Sautter-Konyn; Henry Sawicki; Lenore Sazer; Dan Scanny; Alice & Vic Scavarda; Charles Schelly; Maxine Schenk; Erna & John Schmid; Joye Schmiedt; Dick & Kathy Schmitt; Richard Schnetzer; Jeanette Schultejann; Donna Scott; Linda & Stan Scott; Marilyn Sears; Shaklee (Merrie VonSeggern); Manon Shapiro; Steve Shaw; Dale Sheneman; Doug & Lois Sheppard; Teruo Shida; Diane Shilton; Mary Jo Shinkle; Terry Shirley; Mark Silverman; Silver Pines Lodge; Dana & Fred Simmons; Carol Simonek; Bee Smith; Bill & Linda Smith; Greg Smith; Kristie Smith; Lisa & Tim Smith; Penelope Smrz; Lindsay Speed; John Spielmann; Jeannie Sprenger; Patricia & Will Sproule; Edward Stavert; Bob & Carol Steele; Jana & Kent Steele; Heather Steer; Jean Stein & Pamela Williams; Steven Steinberg; Kirk & Yvonne Stephenson; Diana Stewart; St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church; Richard & Stephanie Stinson; Charles & Kathy Storrie; Patsy & Steven Stratton; Thomas Strobbe; Christine Strutzel; Alexis & Michael Stumpf; Richard Succa; Daniel & Gigi Suiffet; Stephen Sutton; Gregory Swajian; Barbara Swanson; Virginia Swendson; Mary Talley; Jim Tanner; Jacob & Theresa Teel; Colleen & William Tell; Temple Har Shalom of Idyllwild; James & Joanne Tenney; Linda & Mike Terry; TetraDym Inc. (Bill Protzmann); John Thomford; Cindy & Phil Thompson; Harriet Thompson; Norman Toback; Ian & Jeanie Tober; Arthur Tobias; Brian & Kathleen Tracy; Alicia & Howard Tuttle; Alicia & Howard Tuttle for Bill Tuttle; D.F. & Giana Tweedie; Scott Tyler; Jimmie Tyson; Janice Ulmer; Brenda Underwood; Scott Underwood; Deidre & Joe Vail; Sebastian Vale; David Verplank; Jacqueline Wagner; Bob Wailes; Marcia Waldorf; Anne & Douglas Walker; Barb & Thom Wallace; Jimmy & Sue Wallen; John Walsh; Nancy Walters for Jane Lucero; Pamela Walton; Cheryle Waner; Bill Waring; Glenn Warren; Sallie Warwick; Annette Wasell c/o Aria Board & Care; Gary & Susan Weber; Judy & Mike Weeks; Leslie Weidner; Charles & Susan Weisbart; Helge Weissig; Sheila Weldon; Sharon & Stephen White; Whitman Physical Therapy (Bill Whitman); John Whitworth; Bob & Sunny Wilcox; Richard Wilkerson; Barbara & Steve Wilkes; Carl & Ruth Williams; Joanne Williams; Halie & Johnny Wilson; Henry & Judy Wilson; Elizabeth & Thomas Wirt; Jim Wise; Bob Wissman; John Wokurka; Catherine Wood; Dennis & Jane Woodard; Patricia Woolley; James Wymer; Fredricka & Paul Young; Linda Young, a gift for Grace Moore; Lynn Young; Sandy Ziegler for Michael Van Zee; Jim & Mary Zimmerman; Alexander & Lorna Zukas; (1) Anonymous $200; (10) Anonymous $100.

Thank you, all!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.