Motivational coach gives tips for achieving resolutions

January 13, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

“This is the year I’m going to ...”
However you complete the sentence, there are bound to be challenges on the road to fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions or goals.

But High Desert-based self-help expert/motivational coach Charles Gehrke, who has hosted workshops in Hesperia and Apple Valley, offers the following steps to help you fulfill your personal commitments.

Apple Valley Year in Review Part Two

January 6, 2015
Peg Leg Slim performs at the Apple Valley Commons near Super Target during the town's Concerts in the Courtyard series in September. Live musical performances seemed to be a common theme of the second half of 2014 in Apple Valley. (James Quigg, Apple Valley Review)

While the town finished out 2014 with a new mayor, an inaugural leadership summit for local youth and growing concern over the potential attempt to takeover a key utility district, the year brought lots of music and blood drives, community events and the launch of a pride-based neighborhood clean-up program.

This two-part series — the second installment covering the last half of 2014 — is just a sampling of the stories the Apple Valley Review brought to readers.

July

Apple Valley Year in Review Part One

January 6, 2015

While the town finished out 2014 with a new mayor, an inaugural leadership summit for local youth and growing concern over the potential attempt to takeover a key utility district, the year brought lots of music and blood drives, community events and the ground-breaking of the long-awaited Yucca Loma Bridge.

This two-part series — the first installment covering the first half of 2014 — is just a sampling of the stories the Apple Valley Review brought to readers.

January

Out of the shadows

December 24, 2014

Rainshadow Native American group spreads message through music

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Led by a divine calling, Apple Valley resident Larry “Grizz” Brown and his wife Dawn have devoted their lives to spreading the message of Jesus Christ through their Native American music ministry, Rainshadow Native American Fellowship (NAF). For the past 10 years, the couple has been sharing their original and traditional songs at Native American gatherings around the world.

Ford, Mustang club donates $2,500

December 24, 2014

Photo courtesy of Ryan Orr
The High Desert Ford and Mustang Club recently donated $2,500 to the pediatrics department at St. Joseph Health, St. Mary. Since 2010, the club has earmarked the funds they raise to go towards the pediatrics department. Most recently, funds have been used to purchase syringe pumps for the department, which has eight pediatric beds and has been providing pediatric services to the children in the community for over 50 years.

AVCO offering Christmas tree pickup

December 24, 2014

Service available on regular trash days through Jan. 9

From Staff Reports

Once the presents are unwrapped and the needles start to drop, it’s time to give your Christmas tree a proper retirement. Apple Valley residents don’t have to haul it off to a local drop-off point or dump it in the desert — they can simply put their tree by the curb and AVCO Disposal will pick up Christmas trees between Friday and Jan. 9 on regular trash service days.

Town departments closed for holidays

December 24, 2014

Sheriff’s station to operate as usual; Town Hall reopens Jan. 5

From Staff Reports

With the Christmas week here, the town has announced the closure of most of its departments through the beginning of next year.

Apple Valley Town Hall will close Wednesday and is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 5. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station will operate as usual. Essential services will still be performed and building inspections will be offered during the closure except on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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