AVAS aims to break a world record

July 14, 2015

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley Animal Services and co-host Shear Realty invite the public to be a part of a once in a lifetime event — breaking a world record for the "Largest Dog Obedience Lesson" ever held. This world-recognized experience will be featured at the 10th Annual Paws n' Claws Pet Fair on Oct. 24 at Civic Center Park in Apple Valley.

Oh yeah? Your mother wears army boots

July 14, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

The back-and-forth between Apple Valley Ranchos and the Town is getting a little like a school yard shouting match between fourth graders.

The Town talks about surcharges and ungainly profits. AVR says nanna-na-na we are pulling your water discount.

The Town takes ads in the newspaper. Ranchos takes bigger ads and both sides flood the Daily Press with disingenuous letters-to-the-editor ghost written by their respective hired public relations firms.


Scholarships honor late Ranchos GM

July 9, 2015

Water company, High Desert Underground donate $7.5k

Staff Reports

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. and High Desert Underground last week announced the establishment of the “Scott Weldy SCADA Scholarship” for graduating seniors at Granite Hills High School to begin the 2015-2016 school year.

Scott Weldy, former vice president and general manager of Ranchos, died in 2014. Weldy worked closely with the System Control and Design Academy (SCADA) teachers and was instrumental in developing the program and curriculum.

Fired up: RoyDale's Restaurant introduces wood-fired pizza

July 9, 2015

Charlene Engeron
Town of Apple Valley

You don’t have to travel out of the country to get a hand-tossed pizza fired in a brick oven. RoyDale’s Restaurant at the Apple Valley Golf Course recently installed an authentic wood-burning pizza oven imported from Italy and is offering a full menu of flavorful pizza combinations.

“Word is spreading quickly that we are serving up hand-made pizzas with fresh ingredients made right here on site,” said Pizza Chef Robert Faria. “We make the dough and prepare the toppings by hand every day.”

Spirit of the South

July 9, 2015

Southern Spirit takes Civic Center stage this week

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

A man who walks away from what might be his only chance at fame and fortune in order to be there for his children is a man worthy of great respect and admiration. In this case, that man would be Apple Valley musician/singer/songwriter Joe Eiffert.

Local authors' book on Amazon list

July 9, 2015

Staff Reports

It’s the phone call that every parent of a teenager dreads receiving.

Dr. Sheri Wilkins was presenting at a seminar for parents of students with disabilities when her youngest son, who was 17, called to tell her he had been in a car accident. Although there was no evidence of severe injury, it didn’t take long before the Wilkins family realized that the seemingly mild injury had resulted in rather profound behavioral and social challenges.

Around Town: Random declarations

July 9, 2015

Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Having been given free ink, I feel compelled now and again to give unsolicited advice to whom ever picks up this paper. In that vein I have the following suggestions/observations:

Make a desert golf course

Back when the debate raged over acquiring the golf course there was a plan floated to reduce costs by remaking this golf course in to a “desert style” track.


Phat Cat Swinger kicks off annual series at Civic Center Park Amphitheater

June 30, 2015

From Staff Reports

Paul Riding and Gabrielle Angulo dance to Phat Cat Swinger during the Town of Apple Valley's first Sunset Concert of the season on Thursday night.

The concerts also feature an array of food choices, a beer garden and a sampling of farmers market vendors. The park has inclined lawn seating for more than 1,500 people, so concert goers should bring blankets or portable chairs.


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