Local studio owners on point for 15 years

September 23, 2014
Students from A Dancer's Pointe studio in Apple Valley pose during a 2014 recital. Linda Hanley and Pam Cambridge have owned the Apple Valley dance studio for 15 years after purchasing it from its founder, Amy Workman.

‘A Dancer’s Pointe’ studio marks decade and a half in business in AV

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

In celebration of 15 successful years as dancing school owners, Linda Hanley and Pam Cambridge decided to redecorate their Apple Valley studio, A Dancer’s Pointe. The women, who purchased the business in the late 1990s from its founder, Amy Workman, were busy as bees last week painting the interior walls and sprucing up the place.

Spiritual center to host spirit festival

September 23, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Medical treatments have come a long way but so have natural healing modalities, according to Susan King, the organizer for the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living’s 7th annual Healthy Spirit Festival. The event, which will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 18575 Corwin Road, will give the community a chance to learn about the evolution of holistic medicine and its profound, therapeutic effects on the mind, body and spirit.

Reeves takes spiritual director spot at Hi-Desert Center

September 23, 2014
Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living recently welcomed the Rev. Valerie Reeves as its new spiritual director.

Reverend was former staff minister at San Jose Center for Spiritual Living

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Long before the world was introduced to the Law of Attraction in films like “The Secret” and “What the Bleep Do We Know!?,” there were several New Thought pioneers who were teaching this metaphysical principal for success. Among them were Ernest Holmes, who founded the Science of Mind movement in 1927. Over the years, it has grown into a global organization known as Centers for Spiritual Living with more than 450 communities in 30 countries.

Kicking it up a notch

September 16, 2014
Apple Valley native Jasmin Stewart-Harbin speaks with noted chef and TV star, Emeril Lagasse, on the set of a new show set to debut on the TNT network in October, 'On The Menu.' Stewart-Harbin will be featured in the premier episode on Oct. 3.

AV native to be featured on premier episode of 'On The Menu,' starring Emeril Lagasse and Ty Pennington

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Following a creative path has led Apple Valley native Jasmin Stewart-Harbin to many exciting opportunities, including an internship a few years back at Universal Studio’s costume shop in Los Angeles. But the imaginative 32-year-old admits she never expected to be chosen as a competitor in TNT’s upcoming television cooking contest, “On The Menu.”

Town readying to set, go for triathlon

September 16, 2014

5th-annual event coming Sept. 27

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The race is on for athletes from the High Desert, and even those from out of the area, to participate in the town of Apple Valley’s 5th Annual Reverse Triathlon beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. The family-oriented event is set to kick off with a 5k run and will move on to a 12-mile flat road bicycle course. It will finish up with a 150-yard pool swim at Civic Center Park, 14999 Dale Evans Parkway.

Opportunities to donate blood coming this week

September 16, 2014

Town Hall to host first of three drives Tuesday

From Staff Reports

Three mobile blood drives are planned for Apple Valley this week and those who donate are in for some free goodies.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, the LifeStream mobile blood van will be at Town Hall for the first blood drive. Donors will receive, while supplies last, a $10 Target gift card.

Town Hall is at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.

'Thunderbirds' squaring up for fun, weekly dance lessons

September 16, 2014

Dance club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

While ballroom dancing may be reserved for people who are graceful and light on their feet, square dancing is pretty much for anyone who can walk, according to Ken Havenstrite, president of the Thunderbirds Square Dance Club in Apple Valley. Havenstrite, a longtime resident of Apple Valley, said all one needs to participate is an enthusiastic attitude, an ability to follow instructions and a comfortable pair of shoes.

Aloha!

September 16, 2014
Pat Orr

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

As you read this I am about two hours away from awakening on the island of Maui. So now you can be doubly envious that I get three more hours before dawn than you do in Apple Valley and I get to wake up in a cool place with the ocean lapping gently just steps away. Nah, nah, nah, nah!

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Let the fur fly with friends, family at 'Paws N' Claws'

September 9, 2014

Annual pet fair to take place Saturday at Civic Center Park

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Pets of all kinds will be primped, pampered and put up for adoption at the Town of Apple Valley’s Paws N’ Claws Pet Fair on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Park.

According to the Town of Apple Valley’s animal services manager, Gina Schwin-Whiteside, the pet fair was founded in 2005 as a way to offer a safe environment for pet owners to help their furry friends learn how to interact with crowds of people, as well as other animals.

Burning down the house

September 9, 2014

Burning House Art Studio in AV offers instruction in pottery

By L.J. Gambone
For Apple Valley Review

A no-holds-barred attitude pretty much sums up what’s behind Hesperia art instructor Joan Sowinski’s success at bringing out the creativity in her students. Sowinski, owner of Burning House Art Studio in Apple Valley, said when it comes to making great art, the artist must believe there are no limits to what their imagination can dream up.

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