Kicking it up a notch

September 16, 2014
Apple Valley native Jasmin Stewart-Harbin speaks with noted chef and TV star, Emeril Lagasse, on the set of a new show set to debut on the TNT network in October, 'On The Menu.' Stewart-Harbin will be featured in the premier episode on Oct. 3.

AV native to be featured on premier episode of 'On The Menu,' starring Emeril Lagasse and Ty Pennington

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Following a creative path has led Apple Valley native Jasmin Stewart-Harbin to many exciting opportunities, including an internship a few years back at Universal Studio’s costume shop in Los Angeles. But the imaginative 32-year-old admits she never expected to be chosen as a competitor in TNT’s upcoming television cooking contest, “On The Menu.”

Town readying to set, go for triathlon

September 16, 2014

5th-annual event coming Sept. 27

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The race is on for athletes from the High Desert, and even those from out of the area, to participate in the town of Apple Valley’s 5th Annual Reverse Triathlon beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. The family-oriented event is set to kick off with a 5k run and will move on to a 12-mile flat road bicycle course. It will finish up with a 150-yard pool swim at Civic Center Park, 14999 Dale Evans Parkway.

Opportunities to donate blood coming this week

September 16, 2014

Town Hall to host first of three drives Tuesday

From Staff Reports

Three mobile blood drives are planned for Apple Valley this week and those who donate are in for some free goodies.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, the LifeStream mobile blood van will be at Town Hall for the first blood drive. Donors will receive, while supplies last, a $10 Target gift card.

Town Hall is at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.

'Thunderbirds' squaring up for fun, weekly dance lessons

September 16, 2014

Dance club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

While ballroom dancing may be reserved for people who are graceful and light on their feet, square dancing is pretty much for anyone who can walk, according to Ken Havenstrite, president of the Thunderbirds Square Dance Club in Apple Valley. Havenstrite, a longtime resident of Apple Valley, said all one needs to participate is an enthusiastic attitude, an ability to follow instructions and a comfortable pair of shoes.

Aloha!

September 16, 2014
Pat Orr

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

As you read this I am about two hours away from awakening on the island of Maui. So now you can be doubly envious that I get three more hours before dawn than you do in Apple Valley and I get to wake up in a cool place with the ocean lapping gently just steps away. Nah, nah, nah, nah!

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Let the fur fly with friends, family at 'Paws N' Claws'

September 9, 2014

Annual pet fair to take place Saturday at Civic Center Park

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Pets of all kinds will be primped, pampered and put up for adoption at the Town of Apple Valley’s Paws N’ Claws Pet Fair on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Park.

According to the Town of Apple Valley’s animal services manager, Gina Schwin-Whiteside, the pet fair was founded in 2005 as a way to offer a safe environment for pet owners to help their furry friends learn how to interact with crowds of people, as well as other animals.

Burning down the house

September 9, 2014

Burning House Art Studio in AV offers instruction in pottery

By L.J. Gambone
For Apple Valley Review

A no-holds-barred attitude pretty much sums up what’s behind Hesperia art instructor Joan Sowinski’s success at bringing out the creativity in her students. Sowinski, owner of Burning House Art Studio in Apple Valley, said when it comes to making great art, the artist must believe there are no limits to what their imagination can dream up.

Popular tunes with a unique twist

September 3, 2014

High-D Boys folk band to kick off concert series Thursday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

According to Apple Valley native and musician Philip Clevinger, the sweetest music can be made on the simplest and most inexpensive instruments. Take, for instance, the washtub bass that he plays in the High-D Boys folk band. It’s known for producing a variety of rich tones that can take a bluegrass or folk tune to a whole new level, Clevinger said.

Concerts in the Courtyard returning to AV this week

September 3, 2014

From Staff Reports

Town officials announced last week the locally popular Concerts in the Courtyard program will return for a September run.

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. On Thursday, folk comedy quartet the High D Boys will kick off the series, which will feature pop/dance, blues/acoustic and Americana music throughout September.

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