Opinion: Heat, holidays and pets

The July 4th Parade yesterday was great fun, as always — for most of us who watched — but part of the crowd was...

Opinion: Who needs a community center? Build a park

I’ve worked on some major developments, both nonprofit and profit. I have a keen sense of this neighborhood — who we are and what...

Opinion: Questioning editorials

Is news so scarce that you need to cover a half of a page with a rambling piece of Glenn Beck boilerplate larded with...

Initial Thoughts: Disappointment, now and then …

Happy Birthday wishes to Ernie Maxwell. We’re only in the middle of celebrating Ernie Maxwell week. The county Board of Supervisors has designated the entire...

Opinion: Idyllwild a community

“Only in Idyllwild,” we hear the expression often. The fine shops and galleries, and the outstanding restaurants make Idyllwild a special place. The cordial...

Before Our Time: 1946: The beginning …

The time has come to speak of Ernest Maxwell. In my reading of Idyllwild’s history, he stands among three visionaries from successive generations, each...

Fire and Forest: Our vision and mission

A grantor recently asked us for our strategic plan. Since we have never done a formal strategic plan, we decided this was a good...

Creature Corner: July 7, 2011

By Mimi and Hootch Every morning, she would be there to greet you in the kitchen at the ARF house. Not a vocal cat, but...

Past Tense: July 7, 2011

60 years ago - 1951 A county road crew installed sidewalks and curbs downtown. 55 years ago - 1956 Actress Marjorie Main, best known for her role...

Initial Thoughts: Ernie Maxwell and community spirit

Editor’s note: Ernie and Betty Maxwell wrote the column below. It first was published in the Oct. 28, 1952 issue. Each week this month...
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