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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

Caltrans project on Highway 371 creates significant delays

Caltrans is widening shoulders to 4-foot widths on Highway 371 in a 5-mile stretch from Cary Road to Kirby Road. During the project, only...

Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers bring cowboy swing

The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers, Arizona imports, are award-winning practitioners of Western music — the music of the American West, composed by and about...

One summer becomes a lifetime: Bill Lowman concludes Throwback Summer Lecture...

In 1965, 16-year-old Bill Lowman came to Idyllwild to sing in Robert Holmes’ celebrated choir as part of the Idyllwild School of Music and...

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program launches Writers Week

For many years, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has been known as a gathering place for some of the country’s finest poets and writers....

A trip to the ‘40s with Bill Tole and the Jimmy...

What could be better than an outdoor summer concert with the big band hits of the Dorsey Brothers and vocals made famous by the...

Jan Jaspers-Fayer paints, draws, sculpts, designs, builds and invents

“My problem is I’m too diversified,” smiled Dutch native Jan Jaspers-Fayer. Eighty-six years young, Jaspers-Fayer still creates, still exhibits and is still interested —...

Annette Haywood-Carter is new IA film chair

Hollywood film professional Annette Haywood-Carter is the new chair of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Department of Film and Digital Media. Best known for her...

Finnells’ goal with 2nd Saturday is to add to Idyllwild’s art...

Scott and Kimberlee Finnell started “2nd Saturday” in 2013 with the goal of attracting new visitors to the Hill and adding to Idyllwild’s reputation...

AAI joins Middle Ridge for an “Uncorked” event

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild will join Chris and Melody Johnston’s Middle Ridge Winery in an art and wine event at the winery’s “under...

Fairly calm on mountain highways

California Highway Patrol reported two minor incidents on mountain roads over the last week. Public Information Officer Darren Meyer noted neither collision involved other...
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