Faith & Fellowship

Clergy Corner: You are still loved

<strong> Clergy Corner:  You are still loved</strong>
Courtesy of Pastor Kirk BeardPastor Kirk Beard, Parkway Baptist Church ■ Pastor Kirk Beard, Parkway Baptist Church / Contributed “And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for (more…)
Faith & Fellowship

FAITH IN BRIEF – January 10, 2019

Hemet Valley Christian Church hosts life study Hemet Valley Christian Church hosts an ongoing Life Study every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Please check for new session updates. Blended worship on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Communion served every Sunday. Come join us, bring a friend. Call 951-925-7212 for more information. Hemet United Methodist Church Hemet United Methodist Church warmly invites you and your family to come and experience our powerful praise and worship on any of our three Sunday services. Warm and caring members welcome all with open hearts and open minds. Sunday Services: 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., Children Sunday School 9:30. Please see our website for more info. (more…)
School Life

Bob’s Shoes gifts Hemet Elementary

<strong>Bob’s Shoes gifts Hemet Elementary</strong>
HUSD celebrates the holiday season across the district Photos by HUSDHemet Elementary students were able to pick up a new pair of Bob’s Shoes and decorate them outside with their family. ■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed Hemet Unified School District staff got into the holiday spirit this year. Students throughout the district were able to participate in various activities and events for the holiday season. Cawston Elementary turned their library into Whoville; Whittier and Tahquitz students created a parody to famous holiday songs; and Hemet Elementary School students were given new shoes donated by Skechers, DSW, Santa Claus Inc., and Delivering Goods. HUSD Student Support Services team coordinated with (more…)

World-famous harpist performs in Hemet

<strong>World-famous harpist performs in Hemet</strong>
Cristina Montes Mateo set to perform at Crossroads Baptist Church cristinamontesmateo.comThis well-known harpist has won innumerable harp competitions, performed in world festivals and performed for the King and Queen of Spain. ■ By Ann Smith / Contributed Internationally known harpist extraordinaire Cristina Montes Mateo will be performing at Crossroads Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 13. This concert is sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. If you have had the opportunity to attend any of HCCA’s concerts, you have come to expect a diversified and entertaining musical event. Photos by cristinamontesmateo.comThe concert on Jan. 13 is a unique opportunity to experience classical harp music in a local setting. Cristina Montes Mateo (more…)

HHT tribute to Bruno Mars

<strong>HHT tribute  to Bruno Mars</strong>
Tribute Mania series launches with Bruno and the Hooligans www.brunomarstributeus.comThis amazing tribute band includes a high stepping male vocalist with the look, sound and moves of Bruno Mars and a very talented group of musicians. ■ Susan Carrier / Contributed On Saturday, Jan. 12, Bruno and the Hooligans will make their Hemet debut, performing their spectacular Tribute to Bruno Mars at the Historic Hemet Theatre. This show will be the first in Season One of the HHT 2019 Tribute Mania Concert Series. This amazing tribute band includes a high stepping male vocalist with the look, sound and moves of Bruno Mars and a very talented group of musicians. Together, they replicate (more…)

Youths enjoy giving of their time

<strong>Youths enjoy giving of their time</strong>
Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansMembers of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department stepped up to help Santa deliver gifts for Soboba Tribal TANF families. From left, Deputy Antonio Soto, Marian Tortez, Virginia Duenaz, Deputy Trent Tully and Deputy Kelly Looney. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed When young members of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians’ Tribal TANF were asked to lend a hand with holiday crafts and games for youngsters whose parents were taking care of last-minute holiday preparations, about 20 of them stepped up to the task. In lieu of their regular Tribal Teen Night where they participate in structured, positive activities for Native youth from ages 12 (more…)

PET OF THE WEEK – January 10, 2019

<strong>PET OF THE WEEK – January 10, 2019</strong>
Photo courtesy of Ramona Humane SocietyHe also loves to play out in our exercise yard with his doggie buddies. “Chico” – Pitbull male Mix What a beauty. Chico was brought to us by his previous owner because they felt he would be best in a home w/o kids or with kids over the age of 7+. He’s 4 years old & weighs 64.4 pounds. He is a happy and friendly boy. He loves it when he gets visitors at his kennel. He also loves to play out in our exercise yard with his doggie buddies. He doesn’t jump fences, but he has been known to get into the garbage from time (more…)
Arts & Culture

Telling the story of the homeless

<strong>Telling the story of the homeless</strong>
Idyllwild Arts Symposium to raise awareness Photos by Idyllwild ArtsLA Poverty Department (LAPD) brings Skid Row to life with a biannual parade that pays tribute to the men and women whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration! ■ Idyllwild Arts / Contributed With the fraying of community bonds and the gaping holes in the U.S. safety net leaving millions of Americans only a health crisis or a job loss away from becoming homeless, the crisis of homelessness touches more of us than we’d like to admit. On Feb. 1, Idyllwild Arts Academy’s annual Art in Society Symposium will present “Uneasy Street – Untold Stories of the Homeless.” (more…)
Arts & Culture

Craig Yancey Quartet returns to DVAC

<strong>Craig Yancey Quartet returns to DVAC</strong>
Professional musician brings 30 years of experience to Hemet DVACMr. Craig Yancey has been working as a professional musician and educator for more than 30 years. ■ The Diamond Valley Arts Center / Contributed The Craig Yancey Quartet will be returning to perform on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Diamond Valley Arts Center (DVAC) located at 123 North Harvard Street in historic downtown Hemet. Mr. Craig Yancey has been working as a professional musician and educator for more than 30 years. Yancey received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His jazz and symphonic bands have consistently received superior rating and awards throughout his career. Using (more…)
Arts & Culture

Art for Youth Competition

<strong>Art for Youth Competition</strong>
Artwork from students of Hemet and San Jacinto enters display phase DVACArtwork entered into the competition by students from six different high schools within the Hemet and San Jacinto school districts can be viewed at various businesses throughout the San Jacinto Valley. ■ The Diamond Valley Arts Center / Contributed The Art for Youth Competition, a collaborative program of the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, the Hemet Valley Art Association and the Diamond Valley Arts Council, moved into the public display phase on Monday, Jan. 7 and will continue to run through Jan. 24. It is during this period that artwork entered into the competition by students from six different (more…)