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The 2015 Mountain Community Patrol Board of Directors posed for this photo. The members (front row, from left) are Jon Engle, 2nd vice president; Judi Milin, secretary; and Annamarie Padula, treasurer. Back row, from left are John Edminston, president; Bob Rahman, vice president; and Mel Goldfarb and Brian Lodge, members at large.
Ed O’Rourke (back to camera), chair of the Living Free Board of Directors, addresses a gathering of volunteers, staff and residents at a “Town Hall” gathering Saturday morning to discuss the new efforts to rebuild and rebrand the sanctuary. The new leadership reports that more pets were adopted out in 2014 than in the entire 30-year history of the organization. At the current rate of adoptions, this may reach 300 pets for 2015.
Reading is usually a solitary activity, just you and the author having an intimate conversation. But in Idyllwild, that’s not always the case. Though we do have an unusual number of readers in our small community, we also have a long history of groups of people meeting on a regular basis to share their love of reading, literature and the written word. I recently put out the word that the Idyllwild Library would like to support the many book groups in our area by requesting several copies of their next book choice from other branches of the Riverside County Library System and its Inland Library Network partners. We offered to make them available for check-out here at the library. The response was exciting and warmed my librarian’s heart.