'The art of the smile'

September 1, 2015

AV dentist Kelly Hong makes charity trip to Vietnam

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Recently named Woman of the Year by the Century City Chamber of Commerce, Apple Valley dentist Kelly Hong certainly seems more than deserving of the title. Along with operating two successful offices — one in Century City and one in Apple Valley — Hong has dedicated much of her life to providing dental work to people in impoverished countries.

Parade returning after eight years

September 1, 2015

Participation sign-ups officially open for Oct. 17 event

From Staff Reports

An eight-year dry spell for an Apple Valley parade is about to come to an end this fall.

The Happy Trails Parade will return to Highway 18 beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 17, town officials announced last week.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2015 parade. Clubs, schools, churches, businesses, individuals, marching bands, car clubs, equestrian groups/individuals and more are invited to show their community spirit. There is no fee for participation.

AAE in need of play space

September 1, 2015

Fun Run and Health Fair planned to raise funds

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Built on a dream and a lofty vision to raise the quality of education in the High Desert, the Academy for Academic Excellence K-12 charter school in Apple Valley has been offering rigorous college preparatory learning since 1990.

Local teens give back

September 1, 2015

Mayor honors eight volunteers who donated at least 100 hours to various community events

By Matthew Cabe
Apple Valley Review

APPLE VALLEY — Eight local teenagers were honored by Mayor Larry Cusack and council members at the Town Council meeting Tuesday for achieving 100 hours or more of volunteer work at town and community events.

The teenagers volunteered a combined total of 1,095 hours through the Teen Zone, an Apple Valley volunteer organization for kids ages 13 to 17.

AV resident helping in firefight

August 26, 2015

Destiny Terry serves with the California Army National Guard’s Task Force

By Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza
California National Guard

LAKEPORT — Each morning during this fire season, soldiers from the California National Guard’s Task Force Charlie shake hands with Dr. Pulaski and Dr. McLeod before heading into the Northern California hills to fight wildfires.

Artist's work adorns teahouse walls

August 26, 2015

Neo-impressionist artist Roxy Gantes pursuing full-time art career

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

While the creative path is not always an easy one, it typically is accompanied by a sense of joy and fulfillment that is difficult to put into words. This is especially true for Apple Valley neo-impressionist artist Roxy Gantes, who knows first-hand what it’s like to struggle for recognition and remuneration yet at the same time experience a happiness like no other.

Assistance League collecting books for children

August 26, 2015

Nonprofit participating in 'Make A Difference Day' drive

From Staff Reports

To celebrate USA Today’s National Make A Difference Day on Oct. 24, volunteers from Assistance League have started collecting children’s books for K-12.

Books will be given out to school libraries in the Victor Valley area.

The league is reaching out to the High Desert communities for their help. Every book donated to this cause makes a difference.

Health, wellness workshop planned

August 26, 2015

Event is first of its kind to be hosted by town, trainer

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

In today’s fast-paced, fast food world, staying fit and healthy can be especially challenging for young adults, according to Alicia Dannelley, recreation coordinator for the Town of Apple Valley. With that in mind, Dannelley said the Town decided to offer its first ever health and wellness workshop for teens from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

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