Art of Living center to celebrate yoga day

June 16, 2015

Apple Valley branch sponsoring event at Hilton Garden Inn

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Although the practice of yoga dates back to around the fifth century, it was only a few decades ago when it was embraced as a beneficial form of exercise in the Western World. It took off in the U.S. in the early 1980s and has since been hailed for its physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Live, mean and green

June 9, 2015

Outdoor performance of Shrek to take Civic Center stage June 18-20

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Shrek, the big green ogre, is coming to town and will no doubt bring lots of fun, laughter and adventure to the stage at Apple Valley’s Civic Center Park Amphitheater, . The lovable creature will star in “Shrek, the Musical” at 8 p.m. June 18, 19 and 20.

The show is based on the 2001 Dreamworks film, “Shrek,” and is produced through a collaborative effort between the town and Creative Arts Theater.

Drumming circles 'passageways for healing'

June 9, 2015

Spiritual center hosts monthly drumming sessions

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Boom, boom, boom, boom. Boom, boom, boom, boom. That’s the sound of a steady drum beat and according to High Desert-based Shamanic healer Janet Ambe, it has far more power than most people realize.

Ambe should know. For the past couple of decades she has been leading drumming circles with the aim of teaching people how to use the instrument to facilitate wellness of mind, body and spirit.

Exploratory Arts class creates learning tools for kindergarten

June 9, 2015

From Staff Reports

This year, Vanguard Preparatory School’s Exploratory Industrial Arts class made abacuses and phonetic phones for each of the site’s kindergarten students. The class is taught by Eric Koester and is composed of 33 seventh and eighth grade students.

The students crafted a total of 110 abacuses, 110 phonetic phones and a large abacus for each teacher to use as a demonstration tool. The handmade gifts were presented to the kindergarten students and their teachers on May 20.

Are there other motives behind the Ranchos takeover?

June 9, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

There must be more reasons the Town is set on acquiring Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company than lowering rates.

In fact, we know rates will not go down under Town ownership, they will just go up less. Is that a reason to go through all this?

There are underlying issues not being discussed. It's much easier to “keep it simple stupid” for most of us who just want to see straightforward black and white issues. The problem is you need to look past the obvious.

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Apple, Granite grads walk

June 3, 2015

2015 seniors accept diplomas at ceremonies last week

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley and Granite Hills high schools' classes of 2015 celebrated in style last week with ceremonies on Wednesday and Thursday nights, respectively, at Newton T. Bass Stadium on Navajo Road. The Sun Devils had 545 graduates this year while the Cougars saw a class of 405 graduate.

Town pool to heat up Saturday

June 3, 2015

Annual Water Festival brings aquatics-loving residents

By L.J.Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

Let the water games begin! This Saturday, the town of Apple Valley will hold its fifth annual Water Festival, featuring a day of fun in the sun at the town’s Aquatic Center, 14999 Dale Evans Parkway.

According to recreation coordinator Andy Shoup, the three-hour event will begin at 12:30 p.m. for those who have pre-registered and at 1 p.m. for those who purchase their tickets at the door.

Shoup suggests registering ahead of time to be guaranteed a spot.

Commission grants full accreditation to hospital

June 3, 2015

From Staff Reports

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary announced last week that is has been granted full accreditation by the Joint Commission.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

In March, the commission conducted an unannounced three-day survey of St. Mary staff, practices and policies.

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