JP Crumrine, long-time respected news editor and reporter for the Town Crier, retired last week and will be heading back East soon. He is adamant that he wants no party and no feature story in the paper, and we have honored his wishes — as best we could, anyway.

But JP’s friends have talked with him, and he has graciously agreed to just a little, very informal, send-off-type thing where folks and friends can stop by and wish him well. 

So, next Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 5 p.m. until whenever, you can stop by the Idyllwild Brewpub and there he — and we — will be. Now, we hope JP will be there ’til closing, but don’t be too late because you never know when he’ll decide he has to go home and feed Monk.