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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

Fire danger with squatter camps grows with winter approaching

“The problem is not necessarily the squatter camps, it’s that there are people who are homeless,” said Chief Patrick Reitz, Idyllwild Fire Protection District....

Caretaking and caregiving focus of next panel discussion

It is not just the loved ones who need succor but often those tendering care need love, too. No matter how much love and goodwill...

Stratford Players stage ‘The Lion in Winter’: A Plantagenet Christmas of...

All families have their problems and issues. But rarely are they as witty, salacious, gothic and funny as are found in the Stratford Players’...

Art, Farm and Flea market emphasizes country

Mountain Feed and Hay’s Art, Farm and Flea Market in Mountain Center emphasizes locally produced art, crafts and natural products with an emphasis on...

Summer concert season still short of budget after last concert

Each year, Ken Dahleen and the Idyllwild Summer Concert Season board begin the season with a budget but insufficient funds on hand to pay...

Barbara Rayliss – soul searching artist

Barbara Rayliss, singer, actor and teacher, digs in and finds the soul in everything — the human communion that unites us and the art...

Gail Qi opts for a time out: Leaves Far East Gifts...

“I’ve never stopped working since coming to the U.S. in 1982,” said Gail (Hai Fang) Qi, founder and longtime owner of Far East Gifts....

Dakota Boucher, 13, creates local lending libraries

Dakota Boucher, 13, Idyllwild resident and Girl Scout Cadette, plans to become a doctor — a general practitioner. At this moment in time, the...

Midnight Rumba in Cuba with Eduardo: A literary tour to places...

Cuban émigré and Idyllwild author Eduardo Santiago intimately knows the Havana landmarks in his novel, “Midnight Rumba” (Cuban Heel Press, 2013). And now, because...

Five traffic crashes in one day on the Hill

Wednesday, Aug. 26, was a bad day on Hill roads with five collisions that produced four injuries, two of them serious. In Idyllwild, in Strawberry...
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