Fair trade market to showcase handmade works

November 11, 2014

From Staff Reports

Hundreds of handcrafted gifts, jewelry, statues, boxes, baskets, clothing and more will be on sale this weekend at the 11th annual International Fair Trade Market and Dinner at Our Lady of the Desert Church on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to the handmade works there will be fair trade chocolates, coffees, teas and more as well as a variety of freshly roasted fair trade coffees from Tonyan Coffee to drink for free while attendees shop. There will also be Ben & Jerry’s ice cream coupon giveaways.

Club planning gem, mineral show for Saturday

November 11, 2014

From Staff Reports

The Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club’s gem and mineral show, themed, “Treasures of the Victor Valley,” is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission and parking are free.

There will be cases of gems and minerals on display, as well as raffle tickets, a silent auction, spin-the-wheel, grab bags, gold mining, jewelry, slabs, rocks, crystals, opals, beads and more.

Down the town's equestrian trails

November 11, 2014

Committee created ‘Rider Challenge’ to encourage enhanced equestrian usage in open land areas


As the High Desert continues to expand with people and new businesses, it’s becoming much more difficult for horse owners to find placesto ride, according to Ray Sims, chairman of the Town of Apple Valley’s Equestrian Advisory Committee (EAC).

Thank you, vets!

November 11, 2014
Pat Orr.


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the fighting stopped marking the “unofficial” end of World War I. A year later President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 a day of national remembrance, aptly named “Armistice Day.”


AV incumbents retain their seats

November 5, 2014


APPLE VALLEY — Voters signaled their approval with the status quo in final Election Night returns early Wednesday morning, re-electing incumbents Barb Stanton, Scott Nassif and Curt Emick.

Rick Roelle, a former councilman and mayor, finished in fourth place, about two percentage points behind Emick. Roelle garnered 16.55 percent to Emick’s 18.62 percent. Out of 29,736 votes cast, they finished about 600 votes apart.

Annual craft fair coming to Town Hall Conference Center

November 5, 2014

Event planned for Saturday, Sunday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Holiday time is almost here again and folks will soon be on the hunt for the perfect gifts to present to their loved ones. As an alternative to the crowded malls and shopping centers, the town will offer its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. on 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s set for the conference center at Town Hall, 14975 Dale Evans Parkway.

Granite Hills grad lands dream Google job

November 5, 2014

Scott Loenhorst joins Googleplex ranks in Mountain View

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — After years of honing his political activism skills in Orange County, one Granite Hills High School graduate is now working for Internet giant Google Inc.
About two months ago, Scott Loenhorst, 25, joined the ranks of about 48,000 Google employees at the Googleplex in Mountain View where he serves as a recruiting coordinator for the Internet-based company.

Heather Wylie named AV Employee of the Quarter

November 4, 2014

Housing specialist previously interned, was nominated by current intern

From Staff Reports

Heather Wylie has come a long way since she started as a part-time, student intern at Town Hall in October 2008. Six years later, not only is she a full-time, valued member of staff, but she is now training her own intern, who nominated her as Employee of the Quarter. Wylie was honored at Tuesday’s Town Council Meeting for her exemplary work on the Town’s housing programs.


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