'Music Man' debuts at Civic Center Thursday

June 18, 2014

Musical is first to be produced outdoors in Apple Valley

By Davida Siwisa James
For the Apple Valley Review

The Town of Apple Valley, in a collaborative venture with Hannett-Thorn Productions, will be presenting Robert Willson’s “The Music Man” this Thursday through Saturday at The Civic Center Park Amphitheater behind Town Hall.

Councilman Curt Emick, who was instrumental in spearheading this production, has a love of live performance dating back to his childhood.

Around the world in 15 days

June 18, 2014

James Quigg, Apple Valley Review

Visha Patel, second from right, dances with Simarjut Sing, Varun Patel, Manav Patel and Keshav Kapur of the Revolution Institute of Performing Arts as they performed a Bollywood style dance last week at Yucca Loma Elementary school's summer intersession program, 'Around the World in 15 days.'

Optimists honor AV students

June 18, 2014

Club honoring kids through ‘Youth Appreciation’ since 1968

From Staff Reports

The Optimist Club of Apple Valley recently recognized local children who show dedication and a high quality of moral character within their community at the club’s Youth Appreciation program.

“This is my favorite event of the year because it is not a contest of athletic strength or who gets the best grades but rather an award ceremony for the kids in our community who demonstrate the qualities of high moral character,” said Julie Whittingham, chairperson for the Youth Appreciation program.

Courage, perseverance mark road to graduation

June 11, 2014

26 seniors celebrate graduation

Julie Wanis
For the Apple Valley Review

It’s common to hear high school graduation speeches discuss future chances to experience and overcome great challenges in life, encouraging students that with hard work and perseverance they will succeed. It isn’t often, however, that an entire graduating class has already had the opportunity of living this out, firsthand. Each of the students in Apple Valley Christian School’s Class of 2014 has overcome a great variety of challenges, not only surviving, but going above and beyond expectations.

Just a bunch of hocus pocus?

June 11, 2014

Local hypnotherapist to host seminar June 16

L. J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

You are getting sleepy. Very, very sleepy.

For many a moon, hypnotists have used this calming phrase to lull their subjects into a hypnotic state for the purpose of breaking habits, conquering fears and eliminating stress. Many swear by its power while others thinks it’s nothing more than a bunch of hocus pocus.

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