Machining program receives $15,000 grant

May 24, 2016

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley High School’s Precision Machining program was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.

Michael Jensen, Haas Factory Outlet District Manager-Inland Empire, presented the check on May 11. Dustin Conrad, AVHS Principal, Roger Watt, AVHS machining teacher and Brad Williams, AVUSD teacher on assignment of Career Technical Education were each present to accept the award.

Quiet gift shop offers unique items

May 17, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The High Desert may not have a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods just yet, but it does have a gift shop and bookstore that offers some of the most unique, affordable and one-of-a-kind items one might find anywhere.

The quaint and welcoming space is housed in the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road in Apple Valley. It is managed by longtime church member Judy St. Clair, who said the church’s store truly has been one of the area’s best kept secrets.

She’s noticing that’s beginning to change.

Concert series continues with 'big' band

May 17, 2016

'Big Fat Steve Band' returns to courtyard

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley guitarist Steve Orsinelli seems to have more than just a knack for coming up with great riffs and rhythms. The former Orange County native said he also has a gift for turning negative situations into ones that work in his favor.

One of his most brilliant moves was naming his rockabilly/swing/oldies band Big Fat Steve, a derogatory moniker he earned due to being overweight from his fast food habit.

ALA unit sponsors girls state delegates

May 17, 2016

From Staff Reports

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 256, Apple Valley raises funds to send three young women completing their junior year in high school to a week of learning about government at Claremont McKenna College.

This year, Rachel Manker from Apple Valley High, Monique Bodle from Granite Hills High and Jessica Vasage from Academy for Academic Excellence will be representing Apple Valley in late June and July at the 2016 Girls State session.

Orbison tribute descends on AV

May 3, 2016

Tribute artist Mark Barnett comes to golf course Thursday, Friday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

He’s got it!

World-renowned Roy Orbison tribute artist Mark Barnett has the look, sound and persona of the legendary entertainer down to a T, according to fans and critics across the nation.

Saving lives, limbs

May 3, 2016

Wound care director says diabetes among biggest problems in High Desert

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — Carrie Dixon says her medical facility is saving lives and “healing one wound at a time.”

Case to take a stroll down memory lane

May 3, 2016

Entertainer excited to open 'Evenings on the Town' Thursday, Friday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Much like the masterful singers of days gone by, High Desert-based crooner Rick Case said he strives to provide his audiences with an entertainment experience they will never forget.

Case, whose musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Elvis Presley, keeps his skills sharp through live performances at fairs, private parties and nightclubs.

Mary Love crowned 'queen'

May 3, 2016

TOPS member takes crown after losing 40 pounds

Staff Reports

One local woman took "TOPS" honors last month after shedding more than three dozen pounds in her weight loss efforts.

Mary Love was crowned the 2016 queen of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly — or TOPS — Apple Valley chapter after she recorded a loss of 40 pounds.

Love, who belongs to the #2165 chapter, said she believes it's important everyone takes care of their physical health. Her diet includes nutritious food and portion control.

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