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Deer out looking for food

A couple of deer feeding along Darryl Road this week ...

PHOTOS: IIFC 2015 kicks off

Tuesday night kicked off the 2015 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. Betty Baily, center, hands her drink ticket to Mark Croudy behind the bar during the opening night party at the Creekstone Inn ...

PHOTOS: Idyllwild Master Chorale’s 2014 holiday concert

Dwight “Buzz” Holmes conducts the Idyllwild Master Chorale in its annual concert at the Idyllwild School gym over the past weekend. The Winter Solstice Celebration combined music and fine art, collaborating for the second year with the Art Alliance of Idyllwild ...

Why are all these Ducati motorcycles in Idyllwild?

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. of Bologna, Italy, chose the Palms to Pines Highway between Palm Springs and Idyllwild for its current promotion of its new 2015 Ducati Scrambler. Monday some 35 bright-yellow Scramblers, ridden by journalists from various countries, parked along Village Center Drive to enjoy breakfast and coffee before heading out to Camp Ronald McDonald for a luncheon and their return to Palm Springs. According to Mario Alvisi, the Ducati Scrambler brand director who was leading the group, this is the second of three Palms to Pines promotional trips planned for December, each with journalists from different countries world wide. He stated the Palm Springs - Idyllwild connection was selected because of its gorgeous scenery and interesting roadways for motorcycle travel. They will be shooting photos and videos during each of these trips.

PHOTOS: Idyllwild’s Tree Lighting ceremony

The Children’s Choir enthusiastically belts out a carol at the Idyllwild Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday night.

Idyology opens with a bang

Good ol’ Sheriff came to the rescue, shooting down the cowboys Saturday afternoon. The gunfighters and cowboys took over town on and near The Fort Saturday afternoon before heading to Idyology for the celebration of its grand opening Saturday night.

PHOTOS: American Legion veteran remembrance

The 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour is the special moment in history noting the end of World War One, which is remembered for the first Armistice Day. Members of the American Legion Post 800 honor guard fold the American flag, as part of the ceremony tradition.

PHOTOS: Halloween in Idyllwild, 2014

Max and the Wild Things (a.k.a. Jacob, Evelyn and Theresa Teel) were popular parade-goers this year.

Basket fest a success

  Soroptimist International of Idyllwild served more than 200 free spaghetti dinners at its 36th annual Basket Festival. Soroptimist members sold tickets for chances to win...

Hot dog!

HOT DOG! Dakota (center) and owner Danny Richardson approach the judges to get their first-place prize Saturday during the Harvest Festival Halloween dog costume contest in Village Lane.
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