’80s tunes to explode on stage with Neon Nation

July 2, 2014

Band to entertain Freedom Festival crowds Friday at Lenny Brewster Sports Center

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Along with lots of fun, food and fireworks, the Town of Apple Valley’s Freedom Festival is sure to be a real blast from the past with entertainment by the 1980s tribute band, Neon Nation. The popular Southern California-based group will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lenny Brewster Sports Center, 20124 Otoe Road.

Town, fire officials: Zero tolerance for fireworks in town

July 2, 2014

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley Fire Protection District is reminding citizens that fireworks of any type are illegal in the town of Apple Valley and the unincorporated areas of Apple Valley.

Anyone possessing, transporting or using fireworks in Apple Valley is at risk of court appearances and fines.

Fireworks of any kind are illegal, including sparklers any other kind of safe-and-sane fireworks. In years past, the fire protection district has responded to multiple burn injuries and finger amputations from fireworks.

AAUW seeking artist submissions for fall ‘Aspen’ show

July 2, 2014

Show open Oct. 25, 26

From Staff Reports

Local High Desert artists are invited to submit an application to participate in the popular annual AAUW Art at the Aspen art show and sale, hosted and staged by American Association of University Women, Victor Valley branch.

An application may be found in fill-in and printable form at http://victorvalley-ca.aauw.net. Click on “Events & Activities” and then “Art Show.”

Specific details of show requirements, available space and fees are given on this site as well.

Drumming up a new role

June 24, 2014

Local musician Gary Whitesides plays part in movie about boxer Mike Tyson

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Following up a successful career as a musician and drum instructor, Apple Valley resident Gary Whitesides says he is proud to add “actor” to his resume. He recently landed a role in the upcoming motion picture “Death of a Boxer,” which chronicles the life of the legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

'Super Tutors' volunteer vacation time

June 24, 2014

Granite Hills students lend helping hand at Yucca Loma Elementary’s summer intersession

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

Dominique Fenton was in kindergarten for her first experience with the summer intersession program at Yucca Loma Elementary School. Now heading into her sophomore year at Granite Hills High School, Fenton is giving back by being a volunteer tutor for the elementary school’s “Around the World in 15 Days” intersession.

Code enforcement reports on May cases, results

June 24, 2014

Trash, debris, dumping among top violations

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

A neighborhood clean-up day helped the Town’s Code Enforcement department remove more than 28 tons of trash from the community while department officers were busy enforcing the Town’s codes last month, according to a Town report.

On May 17, Code Enforcement conducted a six-hour neighborhood clean-up event at Central and Sitting Bull roads. Town officials report that 80 citizens participated, bringing in a total of 28.9 tons of trash and debris and 1.3 tons of recyclables.

'Phat Cat' to open Sunset Concerts Series Thursday

June 24, 2014

Concerts continue through Aug. 17

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Good times and great memories are on the bill at the Town of Apple Valley’s free Sunset Concert Series. The energetic High Desert-based Phat Cat Swinger band will kick off the event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Apple Valley Civic Center Park Amphitheater, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. The series will continue on Thursday evenings through Aug. 17.

Swing it, baby!

June 24, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The summer Sunset Concerts Series resumes Thursday with Phat Cat Swinger on the stage. This series of concerts has become a nice community event as it has built in popularity over the years.

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