Only in Idyllwild: No power, but caring neighbors

When the lights went out on Tuesday afternoon, I scrambled to find backup power for my husband’s medical equipment. Because of the efforts of...

Only in Idyllwild: Tight squeeze

It’s a small garage, but still, it’s a place where the family car could be tucked away, out of the snow and rain. But,...

Only in Idyllwild: Home pretzel delivery

I love homemade pretzels. I put in my order for 10 at Honey Bunns and Joe, figuring I could make it back up the...

Only in Idyllwild: Legends among us

Only in Idyllwild can you go from photographing legendary jazz vocalist Herb Jeffries for his 98th birthday in the morning, to photographing jazz legend-to-be...

Only in Idyllwild: Unfazed by thunder storm

City folk run inside at the first raindrop. In Idyllwild, no one bats an eye at a powerful thunderstorm. I recently enjoyed lunch with...

Only in Idyllwild: Brake for quails

While traveling down Tollgate, a vehicle was stopped ahead for no apparent reason. Ahh … but the reason soon appeared when mom, pop, aunt,...

Only in Idyllwild: No runarounds

I am a half-timer in Idyllwild. Half the week I am in San Diego and half in Idyllwild. In anticipation of the installation of...

Only in Idyllwild II: Sept. 1, 2011

“I’ll have a cheeseburger with fruit,” I said, without so much as a glance at the menu. “Did you want everything on it?” our...

Only in Idyllwild: Sept. 1, 2011

I was the lucky winner of the bid at the Mountain Disaster Preparedness Fundraiser for a dinner prepared by the Idyllwild Fire Protection District,...

Only in Idyllwild: Aug. 25, 2011

My husband and I stopped to see the quilts displayed for sale on Highway 243 (next to the HELP Center). We stopped to look...
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