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.

Tags:

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.

Let’s try for information sharing

April 29, 2015

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

At 6:30 p.m. today in the Town Conference Center, a “special” meeting/workshop will be held to discuss the possible financing options available to the town should they be successful in their efforts to take over Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company.

Even the phraseology can get political — is it a purchase or a seizure?

Tags:

Five-member Norteno-inspired 'Villa 5' band making a name

April 22, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

From rags to almost riches is the story so far for the Apple Valley-based family band Villa 5. The group’s five members began performing together as children despite being so poor their Mexican immigrant parents could only afford to buy them beat up old instruments.

Still running on determination and a dream, the quintet seems to finally be on their way to making it big after being signed to its first recording contract in January by the Los Angeles-based label, Copeland International Arts (C.I.A.).

Mic open to expressive locals

April 22, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Creative expression takes center stage every Wednesday at Maggie Vee’s Open Mic Night. Singer/songwriters and spoken word artists from across the Victor Valley get the opportunity to showcase their talents before a live audience.

Vee, a vocalist who performs and tours with the band Soul Pattern Project, said it’s a compelling entertainment experience area residents don’t want to miss.

Pages

Subscribe to Apple Valley Review RSS