Student astronomers at Vanguard to study double stars

Instructional focus heightened with new Common Core Curriculum

From Staff Reports

Eighth grade students will experience life as professional astronomers in a weekend double star workshop from Feb. 28 to March 2 at Vanguard Preparatory School, accourding to a school news release.

In accordance with new California Common Core Curriculum, eighth graders are learning more than facts and figures from a textbook.

Ready, set, eat!

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Golf Course restaurant is almost ready for prime time.

On Friday, they plan to hold a special introductory Valentine’s dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. They say “walk-ins are welcome” but I would give them a call because they already have significant reservations for that night.

Following the Valentine’s dinner, the restaurant plans to open every Friday and Saturday beginning Feb. 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. Once again we have another choice for dinner — at least two days a week.

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Doors opening at new sandwich shop

Jersey Mike’s to open Wednesday, launching free sub fundraiser to support AVPAL

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

Jess Ranch Marketplace will have a new option for sandwiches beginning Wednesday as Jersey Mike’s opens at 10 a.m.

Franchise owner Adam Shamel will host a grand opening — which includes a free sub fundraiser through Sunday to support the Apple Valley Police Activities League.

Shamel said in a written statement that he’s looking forward to throwing open the doors to the new shop.

State grant to fund AV anti-gang programs, officer

From Staff Reports

Thanks to a grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections, Apple Valley will retain its Juvenile Gang Prevention Deputy for at least two years and initiate or expand several youth programs all aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime, according to a Town news release.

Film showcases a year in Apple Valley Optimist Club

By Amy Zillner
Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Optimist Club does a lot for the local community each year and now they have a film that shows it.

The club will premiere their movie, “A Year in the Life of the Apple Valley Optimist Club,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers at the Apple Valley Town Hall.

A club member for 35 years, Ben Cuttino, and his wife and honorary member, Sandy, decided to do a full video over the course of a year after their son, Philip, filmed the club’s installation banquet in 2011, according to Ben Cuttino.

Smokey back rooms got ’er done

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

I have a friend who is incensed that Republicans aren’t smart enough to sit together and choose one single candidate in each race to support. She is not happy that there are now four GOP’ers trying to win Tim Donnelly’s 33rd Assembly seat.

“They will just split the vote and allow some liberal to sneak in the top two and make it through to the general election in November,” she says.

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Splish splash

Sarah Alvarado, Apple Valley Review

Granite Hills' Gennesee Garcia, right, is defended by Eisenhower's Ariana Valencia during an opening-round match of the eight-team Granite Hills Girls' Water Polo Tournament on Thursday at the Apple Valley Aquatics Center.

Sheriff's stations to host citizens academy

Apple Valley, Hesperia stations team up

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer

Two local San Bernardino County Sheriff’s stations will join forces to host the Winter 2014 Citizens Academy at the Town of Apple Valley Conference Center.

The Apple Valley and Hesperia stations will offer the academy early next month to provide information that will assist residents in making their communities a safer place to live and work.

Club to roast Donnelly, toast Hill

Annual awards dinner scheduled for March 8

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley Optimist Club is gearing up for a March 8 awards dinner to toast Trish Hill, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station — followed by a roast of Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

The awards dinner is the club’s primary source of funding for all Optimist events, according to Optimist Vicki Murray, while all funds the club raises go to help local youth.

Festival open for creative works submissions

Students can enter artwork until March 6

From Staff Reports

Students ages 13 to 18 are invited to submit their original works of art for participation in this year’s Teen Art Festival, an annual program of the Town of Apple Valley’s Parks and Recreation Department.

The event is free to enter and has seven categories: drawing (black and white); drawing (color); painting; sculpture; photography (landscape and still life); photography (people and animals); and digital art.

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