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Marshall Smith

Marshall Smith has been writing for the Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: '"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." Robert Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw

Town Crier launches new website

On July 1, the Idyllwild Town Crier launched a new website designed to be “what you’d expect of a news source in the 21st...

The Lemon Lily quilt story

Annamarie Padula is a local resident and a brilliant quilter. For the second year, she and friend Nancy Borchers have collaborated in designing a...

County terminates ICRC recreation contract

In a letter dated June 30, the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA) gave notice to Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) outgoing Chairman John...

Samba sounds at Idyllwild Summer Concert series

The summer sounds of Brazilian samba and bossa nova will waft over the community center meadow on Thursday, July 14

Noel Alumit visits Idyllwild authors series

Noel Alumit, author of “Talking to the Moon” and “Letters to Montgomery Clift,” talks with Idyllwild Authors Series host Eduardo Santiago at 2 p.m....

Why “Our Town” endures

Isis Theatre is presenting Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” starting Friday July 8 through Sunday July 10 at the Caine Learning Center. It is a full production that director Emily Heebner has crafted to enhance the spare staging and terse text that are hallmarks of “Our Town.”

Altschul’s “Deus Ex Machina” savages media

Andrew Altschul, according to reviews, has applied a devilish wit to what he observes as a growing societal fascination with reality TV, in his...

Idyllwild talks tolerance at community dialogue

On Thursday, June 23, about 40 people gathered at the Idyllwild School multi-purpose room to discuss tolerance and diversity in Idyllwild in the wake...

Santana tribute band, Bohemio, opens Summer Concert Series

Bohemio, a sizzling Latin jazz and Santana tribute band from the Coachella Valley jump-starts Ken Dahleen’s popular community event, the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series....

Lowman leaves Idyllwild Arts

Bill Lowman explained that building excellence in each of the academy’s arts discipline required spending more money. “If I bring in an oboe player to better the orchestra, I need to spend more to ensure that player’s growth and development for that instrument,” he explained. “We would not have become who we are if we had not lived beyond our means [in the early years].”