The Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI) has commissioned artist T.J. Darwin to restore the beauty of the “Center of Idyllwild” mural on The Fort facing Highway 243. On Monday, Oct. 3, Darwin began by washing the grime off. The mural was built in 1992 and, according to AAI representatives, has not had any improvements during that time. Darwin plans to complete his work by Oct. 18.
Popular jazz singer and famous cowboy actor Herb Jeffries celebrated his 98th birthday in Idyllwild on Saturday, Sept. 24. Jeffries spent the weekend visiting with old friends and was seen Monday morning having breakfast with more friends at Jo’An’s Restaurant.
Children’s author Dr. Seuss came to life when portrayed by Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson for a large audience at Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Sept. 24. In the photo above, Dr. Seuss captivates the audience with “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” one of many Seuss classics he performed.
The Whole Being Weekend took place last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Camp Buckhorn in Idyllwild. The annual tradition brings together people from all walks of life, people who look forward each year to a spiritual retreat, punctuated with entertainment, workshops and recreation.
The crowd was estimated at “almost 1,000,” however locals interviewed simply said that all their neighbors and friends attended ...