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Idyllwild Scholarship Fund recipients announced

This year’s process to select the recipients of the Idyllwild Scholarship Fund (ISF) was a little different than years past, where graduates were interviewed by an entire committee.  “It was a bit intense for the kids, but they always presented themselves well,” said Shannon Ng of the ISF.   This year, due...

Businesses and organizations, as you reopen remember …

As local business or organization reopen, you’ll need to let your patrons, clients and customers know not just that you’re reopening, but your reopening date, how and where you’ll reopen, your business hours, what products or services you’ll provide and all the reopening sales, specials, and other incentives you’ll offer to bring your clientele flooding back. 

Spotlight: Meet Marianne Kent-Stoll of Idyllwild Arts

By Associates of Idyllwild Arts AcademyContributed Marianne Kent-StollPhoto courtesy ofIdyllwild Arts Academy The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program are pleased to resume our Spotlight on Leadership Series. Our Spotlight Series, like all the Associates’ events, will be online via Zoom. Meet Marianne Kent-Stoll...

Beloved staff members retire from Idyllwild School

Idyllwild School has some big changes happening as the end of the school year approaches. Three of the school’s staff members have made it to retirement, moving onto the next chapter of their lives. After making huge impacts with the students, staff, faculty and families, Tim Bashor, custodian, Diana Kirkham, elementary teacher, and Health...

Creature Corner: May 21, 2020

Pepper Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats mused about the current challenges facing everyone.  Bear: You know it has been quiet here, but it seems even more quiet than usual.   Lulu: Most likely this is because the kittens have all gone to...

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program reimagined

Even though this year’s Summer Program is ‘Reimagined,’ students will not miss out on the magic of Idyllwild Arts Academy. Photo taken during the 2019 Summer Program. File photo By Idyllwild Arts AcademyContributed In response to the health pandemic, Idyllwild Arts announces that the 2020 Summer Program is moving online. While...

Past Tense: May 21, 2020

760760The Idyllwild Town Crier at Fern Valley Corners, its second location (the first was in the attic of founders Ernie and Betty Maxwell’s home). The current office is moving from the North Circle Drive location to Strawberry Creek Plaza. Town Crier archives 70 years ago - 1950 The Town...

COVID-19 local update: 5 confirmed cases; county pushes to reopen

Another case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area by the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) website, bringing the total to five cases in the area since the initial case was reported on April 3. Riverside County gave the following response when asked how many of the five people infected with...

Let’s all buy local!

If there ever was a time to “Buy Local,” this is it!  It’s about saving our community now and for the future.  Many of our local businesses have been hit hard by the government’s decision to shut down what it considers nonessential businesses in an effort to contain the spread of...

Interview with Gold Star Mother Cyndy Jones

By Nicole ReisbergContributed “Gold Star” denotes the immediate family members of a service member who died in armed conflict. The term was coined by President Wilson in 1918 following World War I. It’s a title that no one would ever wish for. We’ve been lucky enough to get to know a...
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