Free 'Having a Ball' series aims to introduce toddlers to balls, play equipment

May 6, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Toddlers get ready! A whole lot of interactive fun and education await at the town’s Park and Recreation Department’s “Having a Ball” four-week series of classes. The free program, which begins on May 7, is designed to introduce children ages 18 months to 3 years to various types of balls and play equipment.

According to recreation supervisor Lena Quinonez, it was made possible through a grant from First Five of San Bernardino, which funds programs to support and enhance the health and early development of young children.

Courtyard concerts return Thursday

May 6, 2015

Lorena Mackey and the John Burcher Band to kick off month-long series

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The ability to deliver spot-on performances of time-honored classics seems to be the key to Lorena Mackey and the John Burcher Band’s continuing success. According to Burcher, his group has been entertaining audiences for the past 25 years and always leaves them coming back for more.

Alvarez dubbed Employee of the Quarter

May 6, 2015

From staff reports

Tara Alvarez is the perfect example of someone who won’t take no for an answer. The town wasn’t hiring in 2008 when she decided she wanted to work for code enforcement, so she volunteered every Saturday for almost two years. She continued to keep in contact with the town while she put herself through code enforcement training and her tenacity paid off. Not only did she get hired in 2013, but was recently named the town’s employee of the quarter.

Aquatics programs diving into summer season

May 6, 2015

Lessons registration open at Swim Fair Saturday

From staff reports

From swim fairs to swim lessons and water festivals, Apple Valley is inviting residents to dive into its aquatics programs set to kick off before summer even begins.

Register for swim lessons at the town’s annual Swim Fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Apple Valley residents may sign up beginning at 7:30 a.m. The line will form by the clock tower between Town Hall and the Police Department. Signups for non-residents will begin at 10 a.m. or whenever the Apple Valley line is empty.

Browse local goods, gifts at Lion's Park

May 6, 2015

Vendor space open for May 16 event

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Before you throw out that old coffee table or power tool that has seen its better days, you might want to think about selling those and other used items at the Town of Apple Valley’s Rockin’ Flea Market on May 16 at Lion’s Park on Outer Highway 18.

For $20, residents and business owners can rent a 12-foot-by-12-foot space to sell their wares from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Taxed enough already?

May 6, 2015

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Rather than attempt to reduce waste in programs we already have and refuse to extend benefits to millions more, our legislative brain trust is contemplating new ways to tax Californians. The ploy, which is often used successfully, is to dangle the prospect of reducing taxes in one area so we will vote in new taxes in another area. The truth is a tax, once levied, never goes away no matter what they tell us.

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Reunited for the music

April 29, 2015

Eric Uglum, Bud Bierbaus rejoin forces after 25 years for new CD, live show

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

A chance meeting at the Dana Point Café back in 1990 opened up a whole world of surprising opportunities for bluegrass singers/musicians Eric Uglum and Bud Bierhaus.

At the time, both guys were at the venue playing in different bands but they said they hit it off immediately. Not long afterward, the pair decided to join forces and form a new folk/bluegrass group called Copperline.

AVHS grad gets People's Choice nod

April 29, 2015

Luis Rivera and business partner win at Rhode Island school competition

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Taking a big bite out of his competition proved to be a piece of cake for Apple Valley resident Luis Rivera, who won the People’s Choice Award on April 2 at Johnson and Wales University’s 4th annual SharkFest competition (a takeoff on the TV show “Shark Tank”).

Rivera, along with his business partner Becky Giambaressi, scored the honor at the Rhode Island school after giving a 90-second presentation on a new company they hope to launch this November.

Town receives awards for financial reporting

April 29, 2015

From Staff Reports

When it comes to responsible accounting and providing clear, informative financial reports, the town is again among the best in the nation. Two awards given to the town recently back those claims.

This marks the 13th year in a row Apple Valley has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the second consecutive year it has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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