Hospital recognized for community value

August 19, 2014

Consulting firm ranks St. Joseph Health, St. Mary as top ‘Community Value Provider’

From staff reports

St. Mary Medical Center was recently recognized as a top ranked Community Value Provider by Cleverley & Associates. Cleverley & Associates, a leading health care financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, released the findings as part of its new publications: State of the Hospital Industry — 2014 Edition.

Acting out the art of drama in AV

August 19, 2014

Acting classes offered through Town’s parks and recreation department

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

With funding for the arts being nearly non-existent in the public school system, youngsters are truly missing out on a well-rounded educational experience, according to Apple Valley resident and acting coach Melanie Myers.

To help remedy the problem, Myers said she recently began offering affordable acting classes through the Town of Apple Valley’s parks and recreation department.

Who's on first?

August 19, 2014

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

As promised last week I have some research on the candidates running for local elective spots in November and here is a snapshot of each race and what, if anything, I could find out (or guess) about the candidates.

Apple Valley Town Council
Incumbents Curt Emick (consulting pharmacist), Scott Nassif (local business owner) and Barb Stanton (retired broadcaster) have all filed and will be on the ballot and have put up the cash to have ballot statements. All three are registered Republicans.


Jumbo 'Jack' donation for March of Dimes

August 14, 2014

Jack in the Box group raises $41k for nonprofit


The March of Dimes took a big step forward in their efforts to help ensure stronger, healthy babies after the non-profit received a large donation by a local fast food franchise group.

“Envision Foods and its Jack in the Box group blew us away when they told us that they raised $41,000,” said Chris Huyett, executive director for the Inland Empire March of Dimes. “We were shocked, thrilled and bouncing off the walls screaming when we found out. Envision completely rocked it.”

Lady & the Tramps tuned up to take Sunset Concert Series stage

August 14, 2014

Band will close out 2014 series at Civic Center Park Thursday evening

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Motivated by a vision to become one of the High Desert’s most sought-after bands, Apple Valley resident Chad Sipes formed his band Lady and the Tramps in 2011. Sipes said things immediately fell into place and it wasn’t long before the four-piece ensemble had a calendar full of gigs.

‘Celebration’ to support kids of military families

August 14, 2014

Rock Spring Retirement Community to host event Saturday

From Staff Reports

Celebration Hometown Heroes is a result of local organizations and businesses in the community wanting to support children who have a parent who will be, is or has been deployed recently. These kids are often forgotten. These kids make sacrifices and deal with many emotions while they deal with holidays, birthdays and back to school night without that parent.

The men and women who serve in the military are our heroes and for this one special day these kids will be treated as our heroes.

Latin stylings on the Civic Center Park stage

August 6, 2014

Latin Express to perform in next series installment Thursday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

From the moment High Desert musician Johnny Camarena stepped foot on the stage, he admits he has relied on divine intervention to pave his way. The Apple Valley native started out performing at the age of 12 in a band with his father and several siblings.

He says he learned early on how a simple expression of faith can not only be the key to overcoming stage fright but also finding success in the challenging world of the music business.

CHP ‘Start Smart’ class returning this month

August 6, 2014

Conference Center hosting workshop for teen drivers

From Staff Reports

The next round of the California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Apple Valley Conference Center at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway.

The CHP’s Victorville office currently offers the two-hour class to High Desert residents on a monthly basis. The class is made available to teens, accompanied by a parent, at no cost.


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