Past Tense: Jan. 12, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Pop Groom leased land above Pine Cove where Haigh and Weller were logging for a winter sports area. 60 years...

Before Our Time: Village center …

In a place that changes as slowly as Idyllwild, what’s new about a New Year? Seven years ago it was the imminent opening...

Fire and Forest: New directions …

2011 was a very good year for the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council. The money came late for our grant to help homeowners with...

Creature Corner: Jan. 5, 2012

Happy New Year from all of our ARF canines and felines to all of the four leggeds in our community. Paws up to Bonnie, the beagle/Dalmatian mix, who made a brief appearance at ARF only to be scooped up and carried away to her forever home. Sadly, we say goodbye to Purdy, a female golden retriever, who will always be in our hearts.

Creature Corner: Dec. 29, 2011

Happy New Year from the many four-leggeds, and two, at the ARF house. If our pets could talk, what New Year’s resolution do you think they would have?

Sustainability: Cooking up a Healthier Planet …

At Idyllwild Arts Academy, we have begun to implement sustainable practices in many aspects of our campus life. Some of the greatest successes have occurred in our dining hall. We’ve become deliberate in sourcing our food locally, seasonally and in pursuit of organic produce. We have moved forward in establishing relationships with local farmers who can provide fresh, humanely raised and chemical free meat, poultry and eggs.

That Was Yummy! Turkey leftovers

In my home, turkey is the traditional Christmas dinner. I always enjoy a hot turkey sandwich with the leftovers. When we partake in the...

Creature Corner: Dec. 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to all the four-legged creatures from the ARF orphans. A special paws up to Lola, our Chihuahua, who gave a wink and a squeak, and won the hearts of two angels. Bazell, Grog, and Charlie were all reunited this week after going on adventures. And Buddha/Bubba the cat, finally came home to a much worried human.

Past Tense: Dec. 22, 2011

65 years ago - 1946 Harold Sanborn, chair of the Chamber building committee, announced that every Friday was to be Labor Day. Lenny Poates...

Chief’s Corner: Public service

After the Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in Idyllwild, I was thinking how lucky we are to live on this island in the middle of...
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