Monthly breakfast offers business help

June 23, 2015

Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living hosts event to give tools for success

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The formula for running a successful business includes more than just delivering excellent customer service and building a solid marketing plan, according to the Rev. Valerie Reeves, spiritual director for the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living in Apple Valley.

Reeves said it also requires mental tools that align one with their goals, both big and small.

Why are we the best?

June 23, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley consistently scores as the best place to live and work in the High Desert. We don’t have a big shopping mall or a Trader Joe’s or an easy path to the freeway which leads to all those places. So why then do people want to live and work here?

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AVUSD restructures administration

June 16, 2015

From Staff Reports

In light of recent administration changes, the Apple Valley Unified School District has continued the reorganization process. On June 4, the AVUSD Board of Trustees approved the following adjustments, effective July 1.

Deborah Sarkesian, Assistant Principal at Sandia Academy, will replace Pat Shelby, new Director of Child Welfare and Attendance, as the school’s principal. Jeremiah Harrison, teacher at Vanguard Preparatory School, has been named Assistant Principal of Sandia.

Art of Living center to celebrate yoga day

June 16, 2015

Apple Valley branch sponsoring event at Hilton Garden Inn

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Although the practice of yoga dates back to around the fifth century, it was only a few decades ago when it was embraced as a beneficial form of exercise in the Western World. It took off in the U.S. in the early 1980s and has since been hailed for its physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Live, mean and green

June 9, 2015

Outdoor performance of Shrek to take Civic Center stage June 18-20

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Shrek, the big green ogre, is coming to town and will no doubt bring lots of fun, laughter and adventure to the stage at Apple Valley’s Civic Center Park Amphitheater, . The lovable creature will star in “Shrek, the Musical” at 8 p.m. June 18, 19 and 20.

The show is based on the 2001 Dreamworks film, “Shrek,” and is produced through a collaborative effort between the town and Creative Arts Theater.

Drumming circles 'passageways for healing'

June 9, 2015

Spiritual center hosts monthly drumming sessions

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Boom, boom, boom, boom. Boom, boom, boom, boom. That’s the sound of a steady drum beat and according to High Desert-based Shamanic healer Janet Ambe, it has far more power than most people realize.

Ambe should know. For the past couple of decades she has been leading drumming circles with the aim of teaching people how to use the instrument to facilitate wellness of mind, body and spirit.

Exploratory Arts class creates learning tools for kindergarten

June 9, 2015

From Staff Reports

This year, Vanguard Preparatory School’s Exploratory Industrial Arts class made abacuses and phonetic phones for each of the site’s kindergarten students. The class is taught by Eric Koester and is composed of 33 seventh and eighth grade students.

The students crafted a total of 110 abacuses, 110 phonetic phones and a large abacus for each teacher to use as a demonstration tool. The handmade gifts were presented to the kindergarten students and their teachers on May 20.

Are there other motives behind the Ranchos takeover?

June 9, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

There must be more reasons the Town is set on acquiring Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company than lowering rates.

In fact, we know rates will not go down under Town ownership, they will just go up less. Is that a reason to go through all this?

There are underlying issues not being discussed. It's much easier to “keep it simple stupid” for most of us who just want to see straightforward black and white issues. The problem is you need to look past the obvious.

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