School choir heading to New York City

August 26, 2014

Granite Hills chamber singers choir earns privilege after solid showing in Las Vegas

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

For many singers, the opportunity to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall would surely be the chance of a lifetime. Next March, 38 students in Granite High School’s chamber singers choir in Apple Valley are hoping to seize that dream. They will join choral groups from all over the United States for a classical music concert at the prestigious venue.

Save the dance studio

August 26, 2014

Krystle Beck Dance Studio to be featured on episode of 'Abby's Studio Rescue'

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley-based dancer/instructor Krystle Beck admits she took a big chance when she opened her studio, Krystle Beck Dance Company, in 2011. The High Desert offers a number of studios to choose from and Beck says she knew it might be difficult to attract enough students to stay in business.

Donate blood, get tacos and a movie ticket

August 26, 2014

Digiplex to host LifeStream blood drive on Sunday

From Staff Reports

A mobile blood drive planned for Apple Valley this week will bring some free goodies to donors.

From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, the LifeStream mobile blood van will be at the Digiplex movie theater. While supplies last, donors will receive coupons a small combo meal courtesy of Jack in the Box and a movie ticket courtesy of Digiplex Apple Valley.

Donors will also receive a free cholesterol screening and Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that donors can redeem for complimentary items.

Submissions still sought for community calendar photo contest

August 26, 2014

Photos can be submitted through social media, in person, email

From Staff Reports

There is still time for local amateur and professional photographers to take their best shot and enter them in the 2015 community calendar photo contest. The theme this year is “Healthy Apple Valley.” Healthy people, healthy animals, a healthy environment and plenty of recreational activities all contribute to Apple Valley’s “better way of life.”

Quilt of Valor

August 26, 2014

Photo courtesy of Carlos Guerra, United States Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow

United States Marine Corps Sgt. Julio Tovar and wife Ada Tovar show a quilt made by the Quilts of Valor organization of Apple Valley. QOV made the quilt by hand specifically for Sgt. Tovar and presented it to him this summer in appreciation of his service and dedication to the United States.

Around Town: Where did they go?

August 26, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

I have been asked by several readers, “What happened to the other editorial columns that used to appear in the Apple Valley Review on a weekly basis?”

Without coming right out and saying so, the implied comment was, “How can your junk survive when they cut out Dennis Prager?”

My short answer: “My junk is free.”

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Hospital recognized for community value

August 19, 2014

Consulting firm ranks St. Joseph Health, St. Mary as top ‘Community Value Provider’

From staff reports

St. Mary Medical Center was recently recognized as a top ranked Community Value Provider by Cleverley & Associates. Cleverley & Associates, a leading health care financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, released the findings as part of its new publications: State of the Hospital Industry — 2014 Edition.

Acting out the art of drama in AV

August 19, 2014

Acting classes offered through Town’s parks and recreation department

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

With funding for the arts being nearly non-existent in the public school system, youngsters are truly missing out on a well-rounded educational experience, according to Apple Valley resident and acting coach Melanie Myers.

To help remedy the problem, Myers said she recently began offering affordable acting classes through the Town of Apple Valley’s parks and recreation department.

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