Playing for exercise

June 3, 2014

VANtastic vehicle coming to town parks this summer

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Setting out to teach kids that exercise is fundamental to health and well-being, the Town of Apple Valley Recreation and Park District will launch its VANtastic event at area parks throughout the summer. The free program will feature a traveling recreation van full of exercise equipment and games for kids of all ages. Its journey will begin June 9 through 13 at Thunderbird Park, 20700 Wichita Road.

'Music in the Moonlight' coming Saturday

June 3, 2014

Event to benefit Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Inspired by a vision to accomplish something extraordinary, the Apple Valley-based Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation makes it possible for young adults who have suffered a tragedy (like the loss of a parent) to pursue their educational dreams. Since its inception in 2007, the non-profit organization has presented eight local high school students with college scholarships worth $20,000.

The primary is finally here

June 3, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

If you’re tired of being bombarded with fancy brochures and radio commercials from dozens of candidates, the end is near. After Tuesday, each race will be pared down to two competitors. Some non-partisan races will be won outright if a candidate garners 51 percent of the vote. While I doubt there will be few surprises locally, county-wide some important seats are changing hands as several political careers will be coming to an end. Some random election thoughts today:

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Educating the masses on rock 'n' roll

May 27, 2014

The Educators to rock the Courtyard Thursday for series close

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Hands down, variety is at the core of The Educators success, according to the High Desert band’s co-founder and lead guitarist, Dave Spinka. For the past decade, the quartet has been in high demand at local venues for its vast repertoire of songs that span the 1950s to the present.

Spinka says while most groups can play between 30 and 40 songs, The Educators know over 150 and are learning more every day.

A day at the spa

May 27, 2014

Shops in Apple Valley aim to present relaxation, pampering

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Breathe. Breathe deeply. There’s no time like the present to slow down and treat yourself to a little pampering. A massage or facial might be nice, or perhaps a skin treatment like pixel skin resurfacing.

Late AV 'Fire Mom' honored

May 27, 2014

PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT REIBOLDT

Kathryn Wilder Reiboldt, who began a career in assisting firefighters in 1981 in Apple Valley, was recently honored with a ceremony at Hesperia Lake. Reiboldt died April 14 after a months-long illness. She had a career for nearly 25 years as a volunteer, paid dispatcher and specialized in communications with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the San Bernardino County Forestry and Fire Warden Department and later, Valley Ambulance in Victorville. Reiboldt was a longtime Apple Valley resident.

Losing the county

May 27, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

A down-the-hill race for the 4th District Supervisorial seat could well change the direction of San Bernardino County for the next decade. The retirement of long time Supervisor Gary Ovitt raises the possibility that the Board of Supervisors could be dominated — for the first time ever — by liberal Democrats.

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Well-Suited for Courtyard Concert

May 20, 2014

Jaye Sooter to play at series Thursday evening

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Burning the candle at both ends is something Apple Valley resident Jaye Sooter has gotten quite used to over his dual career as an entertainer and sign shop owner. But Sooter admits he thrives on accommodating the demand for his talents and is happiest following a multi-layered path.

Rattlin' Apple Valley for four decades

May 20, 2014

Rattlers Youth Football and Cheer program set to celebrate 40 years in July

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Three cheers for the orange, grey, white and black! Those are the colors of the Apple Valley Rattlers Youth Football and Cheer program, which will kick off its 40th season on July 28 at Apple Valley Unified School District’s Newton T. Bass Stadium next to Apple Valley High School.

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