Local musical acts to fill up Courtyard

Concert series to run through May

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Fun, food and the finest live music the High Desert has to offer are on the bill at the Town of Apple Valley’s Concerts in the Courtyard Series set for May 1 to 29. The free event, which is co-sponsored by Lewis Retail Centers and Apple Valley Commons, will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Apple Valley Commons shopping center. It is located at the intersection of Highway 18 and Dale Evans Parkway.

AV resident carves out his niche in folk, bluegrass

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Just because Apple Valley resident Eric Uglum grew up in Huntington Beach, it doesn’t mean the young lad was wild about surfing and boogie boarding. Instead, Uglum chose to ride the wave of acoustic music, which he says he took to like a fish to water.

Local nonprofit group to host shooting fair

Happy Trails Children’s Foundation, Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation to benefit

From Staff Reports

LUCERNE VALLEY • A local nonprofit group is planning a day of family fun early next month.

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation will put on the High Desert Shooting Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at Lions Pride Park and Shooting Range in Lucerne Valley.

The event is designed to benefit the Apple Valley-based Happy Trails and the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation.

Signs of the times

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Spring is in the air and you know every year that June is approaching as you see political sign sprouting up throughout our communities. This year there’s been some grumbling among local candidates because a few just aren’t paying any attention to the regulations about when you can put the signs up.

High Desert friends open antique shop at Historic AV Inn

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Carving out a dream business has taken High Desert couple Tim and LeAnn Sluder and their friend Leigh Anne Callaway down many dusty, desert roads. Twenty years ago, the trio began traipsing through junk piles and yard sales in the area, collecting antiques made from worn out wood and battered tin.

According to LeAnn, the budding entrepreneurs envisioned setting up a store at some point in the future but it was only recently they set plans in motion to make it happen.

AV woman creates heart pillows to unite separated loved ones

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

To help ease the sadness of being separated from her young granddaughter, Apple Valley resident Kathy Farace handcrafted a huggable pillow the two could share at long distances.

Little did she know at the time that it would turn into a business that would touch the lives of many.

Concerts in the Courtyard returning to AV in May

‘Time Bombs’ classic rock group to kick off series

From Staff Reports

Town officials announced in a news release last week the return of the locally popular Concerts in the Courtyard program will return in May.

The free music performances, hosted by the town and sponsored by Lewis Retail Centers, are perfect opportunities to connect with friends, family members and neighbors. Acoustic rock, jazz, folk and classic rock concerts will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

New elephant habitat opens Friday

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The Victor Valley Republican Club and San Bernardino Republican Party are hosting an open house Friday at their new High Desert Headquarters at 18838 Outer Highway 18, unit No. 6. There will be some snacks, candidates trying to reach in your pockets and a round of good old donkey bashing.

Come on down and help them pin the tail on the Democrat. You can also sign up to volunteer at the County Fair or help staff the headquarters during election season.

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8th annual track games coming to Apple Valley

Children ages 9 to 14 invited to compete for chance to go to Hershey, Pa.

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Winning promises the possibility of the sweetest rewards for youngsters ages 9 to 14 who compete in the Town of Apple Valley’s free, eighth annual Hershey Track and Field Games on April 26.

Cycling with devotion

Chuck Hanson, 83: ‘You are never too old’

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The life of 83-year-old Apple Valley resident Chuck Hanson is truly a testament to the resilience and tenacity of the human spirit. But Hanson, an accomplished cyclist and recovering alcoholic, prefers to give the credit to a higher power for transforming him into someone worthy of being admired and looked up to.

“I’m who I am today only because of God,” Hanson said.

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