Apple Valley Local Digest: 02-17-15

February 17, 2015

AVHS to host 5K Color Run

Apple Valley High School is planning its third annual 5K Color Run on Saturday.

Those who participate will be splashed and sprayed with paint while running the course. The event is open to the entire community and proceeds raised will go to support the school's various clubs and programs.

The cost is $30 to preregister or $45 the day of the event. Day-of registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m.

Apple Valley High School is at 11837 Navajo Road in Apple Valley.

Teacher wins Jeep Cherokee in 'It's a Gas'

February 17, 2015

From Staff Reports

One Apple Valley teacher is riding around in new surroundings after her name was selected out of scores of local educators in the Victor Valley.

Apple Valley High School teacher, Tamara Alt won a new 2015 Jeep Cherokee through “It’s a Gas to Teach Class,” a program sponsored by Victorville Motors, among other local organizations. The program honors certificated teachers in the High Desert for maintaining perfect attendance throughout school year.

Around Town: Is spending the money really necessary?

February 17, 2015

by Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

I received my electronic Election Guide and Sample Ballot for the March 17 special election for the 21st Senate election and I just don’t understand why we are having an election.

Everyone dropped out of the race except Sharon Runner. There are no “qualified” write-in candidates pursuing votes and yet polls will open, expensive ballots will be mailed and no one will go out and vote — which is normal for an off year special election.

Machined to win: Foundation grants $1,000 to Vanguard Prep's robotics program

February 17, 2015

From Staff Reports

Robotics students at Vanguard Preparatory School got a $1,000 boost in power recently.

The High Desert Community Foundation granted the money to the program, led by teacher Jeremiah Harrison.

Lisa Lawrence, executive director for HDCF, presented the grant at the school on Feb. 6. She was accompanied by Vanguard principal Brian Goodrow and brought with her a large check made out to Vanguard robotics.

"We're really proud of you," Lawrence told the class, who were beaming with pride as they listened with full attention.

'Harmoni by Three' brings classic sounds

February 17, 2015

Music group aims to deliver fun, entertaining shows

BY L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Driven by a passion to perform the music of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Apple Valley residents/entertainers Brad Hogarty, Amee Lecoq and Lori Smith teamed up to form the group Harmoni by Three. The trio members are longtime friends, whose musical idols include everyone from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to John Denver and Dan Fogelberg.

New group supports heart disease patients

February 10, 2015

‘Mended Hearts’ first of its kind in High Desert

From Staff Reports

A local branch of a national non-profit group that recently formed aims to give hope to those stricken with heart disease.

Chapter 395 of the Mended Hearts organization meets at St. Joseph Health, St. Mary’s Apple Valley campus and is the first of its kind in the High Desert, according to Ryan Orr, director of communication and marketing for the hospital.

Red Hat Society donates to Granite Hills Parent Center

February 10, 2015

By James Quigg
Apple Valley Review

The High Desert Diva Chapter (Helendale) of the Red Hat Society recently visited Granite Hills High School and left a large donation of clothing at the school's Parent Center. The school uses donated clothing to help students with severe and unexpected crises during the school year. From left: Florence Cowgill, Marcy Spade, Chapter Queen, Marion Burtz, Delores Marten, Elda Lotz-McGrane and Beatrice Cureton.

AV man bringing quality shine to vehicles

February 10, 2015

Ryan Rehart’s mobile ‘Executive Auto Detail’ part of detailing network

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Helping car owners put a little pride in their ride has recently become serious business for Apple Valley resident and auto detailer Ryan Rehart.

Last December, Rehart received his advanced detailing certification in Big Bear Lake from renowned detailer Renny Doyle, who is part of Air Force One’s detailing team.

Taking another shot at it

February 10, 2015

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Saturday is Valentine’s Day – the favorite holiday of lovers, florists and Hallmark stores.

RoyDales, which is the name bestowed on the restaurant at the Apple Valley Golf Course, is hosting a four-course all-inclusive meal with two seatings at 5 and 7:30 p.m. When we last ventured to RoyDales the experience was uneven, but it is impossible to resist the lure of a good meal two minutes from my house so I and a hearty bunch of friends will take another shot at it.

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