Local author to host book signing

October 14, 2014

From Staff Reports

A local author who recently published a new book plans to host a signing with the new literary work.

Zailyn Prada is the author of, “A Girl’s Guide to Greatness: Mystical Paths for Magical Women.” She’ll be signing copies of it on Oct. 25 at One of Life’s Perks Coffee House, according to a news release.

The book is based on a composite of real life characters in a real-life story — one that came together originally as a requirement for Prada’s master’s degree in transpersonal studies.

Overnight learning event coming to Apple Valley animal shelter

October 14, 2014

‘Night at the Shelter’ to help children learn about pets

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Youngsters who have a passion for pets will have the chance to participate in the Town of Apple Valley’s unique “Night at the Shelter” event, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Oct.24. According to Kathie Martin, Apple Valley’s marketing and public affairs officer, the program is a way for kids to interact with shelter animals and learn more about them during an overnight stay at the facility at the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter, 22131 Powhatan Road.

AV 17-year-old planning second shot at first solo flight after winds hamper initial planned attempt

October 7, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

On a wing and a prayer, Apple Valley teen Mariah Moller entered a drawing in 2012 at the Apple Valley Airshow to win a free, introductory flight. To her surprise, she won the contest and admits she had more fun than expected. In 2013, Moller went back to the airshow, where she won a free flight again.

Aviation spectacle to descend on Apple Valley skies

October 7, 2014

From Staff Reports

Aerobatic pilots, a wardog and a tumbling bear will provide big-time airshow action in the High Desert over Apple Valley Airport skies on Saturday.

This year’s airshow will feature several aerobatic pilots:
• John Collver in “Wardog” the T-6;
• Rob Harrison “The Tumbling Bear” in his Zlin;
• Tim Just flying the Extra;
• Jon Melby flying his Pitts “Muscle” bi-plane.

AV Marine recognized with promotion abroad Camp Leatherneck

October 7, 2014

Story and photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
United States Marines

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan — For those who have earned the title of “The Few and the Proud,” being a Marine is a way of life. For one Marine, Sgt. Dominic Sharpsteensurina, being an infantryman was a calling.

“I joined the Marine Corps when I was 25 years old,” said Sharpsteensurina, a native of Apple Valley. “Life is a journey, and the Marine Corps was one thing I wanted to experience. I feel it is very important to serve others and my country.”

ACS wants to help cancer-stricken ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

October 7, 2014

Workshop available for women at the St. Mary High Desert Medical Group Senior Select Resource Center

From Staff Reports

Women undergoing cancer treatment are invited to learn how to combat treatment’s appearance-related side effects at a free session of “Look Good...Feel Better” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at the St. Mary High Desert Medical Group Senior Select Resource Center.

‘16 Stones’ to feature AV’s Bascom; screening at Cinemark Jess Ranch

October 7, 2014

Film tells fictional story of friends in 1830s

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

A local man known for his involvement with the Mohahve Historical Society and his connection to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will have a small role in an upcoming drama set in the 1830s.

John Bascom, of Apple Valley, said he’ll appear in “16 Stones,” which hit several theaters in Utah last week and will be screened at Cinemark Jess Ranch beginning on Oct. 24.

Local middle-school girls awarded 'Tech Trek' scholarships

October 7, 2014

Students honored by American Association of University Women

From Staff Reports

Nearing the end of their eighth-grade school year, eight local girls were selected, through an interview process, to be recipients of $800 scholarships, providing the opportunity to attend week-long science- and math-focused programs on either the Irvine or San Diego campuses of the University of California.


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