Operations Department helps keep Canyon Lake beautiful

Operations Department helps keep Canyon Lake beautiful

That blue, blue lake isn't the only thing that makes Canyon Lake special. The Operations folks in blue make it pretty special, too! In his January report to the CLPOA Board of Directors, POA Operations Manager Mike Morrow listed the department's activities for the month of December. Among other responsibilities, crews brightened the holiday by installing the median Christmas trees and lights on …

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POA News: New playground going in at Holiday Harbor

One of Canyon Lake's busiest parks, Holiday Harbor, is receiving a new playground this month. Crews started dismantling the old playground on January 11, keepin…

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City Manager Ariel Hall is leaving City Hall

As the Interim City Manager/City Clerk contract comes to an end, Ariel Hall recently informed the City Council that her family is moving out of state and she wo…

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Do minds need 'first aid' after a disaster?

A free class that answers that question is open to all residents of Canyon Lake and will be held Saturday, January 30, from 9 a.m. to noon in the City Multi-pur…

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Photo of the Week

Becky Cole took this striking photograph of a sunrise over both pool and lake.

Globe-trotting with The Friday Flyer in 2015

Globe-trotting with The Friday Flyer in 2015

Each year, as they travel to locations around the globe, Canyon Lakers are invited to display a copy of The Friday Flyer with themselves in photographs and submit them to the newspaper to be featured in "Near and Far with The Friday Flyer." Each January, the editorial staff chooses the photographs that represent the "most." This year, the categories are Most Humorous Pose, Most Interesting Backd …

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Church, family, friends celebrate VanDyke retirement

Church, family, friends celebrate VanDyke retirement

Many years ago, a preacher's wife informed Pat Van Dyke that once her husband, Pete Van Dyke, became a pastor, he would "belong to the church." At a humor-filled retirement ceremony on January 10, Pat acknowledged that statement had been true. But she added, "Tonight I get him back!" It was just one moment of many that drew laughs and applause from an affectionate crowd packed into the main sanc …

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Tickets now on sale for two upcoming concerts

Tickets for the Valentine Concert featuring country music legend Hal Ketchum are now on sale. The concert will be on Saturday, February 13, at 7 p.m. VIP Tickets are $55 per person …


Nominations sought for annual Chamber Awards

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Board Installation and Community Awards dinner on Friday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Lodge. Now is the ti …


Movie Reviews by Reel People: 'The Revenant'

Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in “The Revenant” might be the last to defend the Second Amendment’s right to arm bears. In the most physically challenging role of his celebr …


News and Notes from the City of Canyon Lake

• PEG Channel Canyon Lake has access to public, educational and government (PEG) stations on Time Warner Channel 29 and Verizon Channel 39. A recording of the latest City Counci …


Library will be closed Monday for holiday

The Canyon Lake Library and Riverside County Library System have a new tool for those whose New Year's resolution is to learn a new language or to learn English better. The progr …


Wunderlich Realtor Report for December

This December “Realtor Report” is provided by Gene Wunderlich, director of government affairs for the Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors. For space reasons, som …


Ken Cable releases third novel, "White Shadow"

Ken Cable, long-time contributor to The Friday Flyer, has just published his third novel titled "White Shadow." The easy-to-read adventure is about 16-year-old Jeff Martin, a young …


News Briefs

This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications.com no later than …


Attention clubs: We want your news!

In this era of social media and informative websites, communication among club members is easier than ever. But club representatives should consider the importance of highlighting …


Tennis Club prepares for active, involved year

The Canyon Lake Tennis Club held its first tournament of the year, the New Year's New Member Mixer, on January 9. The club's next tournament is the Valentine’s Doubles Mixer on S …


'At the Movies' will be theme of Fashion Show

The annual Woman's Club Fashion Show will be on Friday, April 29 at the Lodge. This year's theme will be "At the Movies." Every year, pre-parties leading up to the Fashion Show a …


Bassmasters' January tourney flops like a fish

Bassmasters spokesperson Sal Gervasi reports that the Bassmasters held their January tournament on January 9 "under very tough conditions, very muddy rising water." The 16 members …


Club News

This section provides information submitted by Canyon Lake clubs regarding activities and upcoming events. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications no later than …


Golf News

Golf Clinic The 9ers Golf Club is sponsoring a Beginner Group Golf Lesson Clinic that will kick off on January 20. The four-week clinic will run every Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m. The …


Adopt-a-Pet: Ginger and Molly

Ginger is a 6-year-old, red, female Chihuahua mix. She is good with kids, other dogs and cats. Ginger's caretakers say she is a "terrific little dog!" who is housebroken and uses " …


Help homeless dogs and cats

Animal Friends of the Valleys is asking for donations of food and kitty litter. According to AFV representatives, "Our supplies have dipped to a very low level, and we are looking …


Take a close look at Social Security in 2016

The following Practical Money Skills column is provided by Nathaniel Sillin, director of Visa's financial education programs. Follow Practical Money Skills at www.twitter.com/Pract …