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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

Master Chorale presents holiday fusion concert

Idyllwild Master Chorale Director Dwight “Buzz” Holmes has programmed a festive holiday concert, featuring beautifully arranged holiday carols performed by the chorale, a jazz...

County ends MEMSCOMM meetings

Late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, Riverside County announced that the Mountain Emergency Services Committee, commonly known as MEMSCOMM, has been “disbanded.” This decision would...

Fojtik fesses up to monument crash

Idyllwild’s Charles “Chic” Fojtik, actor, retired Pepperdine University marketing professor and recent producer of the Tahquitz laser show, is a familiar avuncular and upbeat...

Car strikes three pedestrians in crosswalk at Idyllwild School

At 2:35 on Friday, Dec. 1, three pedestrians, two adults and a minor, were struck in the crosswalk in front of Idyllwild School. Two...

Idyllwild Pickleball courts open for public play

Pickleball has a new permanent home in Idyllwild. According to a press release from Chris Trout, Idyllwild Community Center’s spokesperson, “Barry Wallace, ICC...

Willow Creek trail reopens

Mt. San Jacinto State Park Superintendent Mark Hudgens announced that the Willow Creek Trial, closed by the 2013 Mountain Fire, is now open. “With...

Retired sheriff commander Metroka pens first novel

Retired Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Commander John Metroka Jr. has always been a writer. As a child, he and his older sister Martha created...

Staff honors Friends of the Idyllwild Library

Idyllwild Library Branch Manager and Librarian Shannon Houlihan Ng and staff drafted a proclamation declaring Sunday, Nov. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 2, Friends of...

Idyllwild Actors Theatre presents ‘A Merry Little Christmas’

The Idyllwild Actors Theatre will present its annual holiday banquet of Christmas reminiscences and music, “A Merry Little Christmas,” featuring the work of notable...

Idyllwild’s Christmas sequoia showing new growth

Phyllis Mueller has long served as caretaker for the Idyllwild Christmas sequoia — coordinating and often providing water, mulch, arborist spray and prayers —...
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