Mother’s Day: A brief history

April 30, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Strangely enough, the woman who founded Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, never married or had any children of her own. The West Virginia native created the holiday in 1908 as a way to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children.

With the help of Philadelphia department store owner John Wanamaker, Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.

If momma ain’t happy...

April 30, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Surprise: Mother’s Day is 12 days away. What is the best thing to make for the mother in your life? Reservations.

I was pleasantly surprised by the Easter Brunch laid out by the Apple Valley Golf Course Restaurant — still just cleverly named restaurant. It felt like old times to stroll in after church and be greeted by name and see many old timers back in the room. It isn’t swank, but comfortably worn.

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Driven to help

April 23, 2014

Over the Hill Gang car club raises thousands for American Cancer Society

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Restoration pretty much sums up what the Apple Valley-based classic car club the Over the Hill Gang is all about.

Along with bringing back beat-up old Chevys and Model T’s to their former glory, the organization also aims to restore people’s faith that cancer can one day become a thing of the past.

Blogging for fashion

April 23, 2014

Apple Valley sisters blog about stylish wardrobes on a budget

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

As a rule, personal stylists are a luxury only celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Stewart can afford. But thanks to www.polyvore.com, a free website designed to help people piece together trend-setting outfits online, anyone can dress like a million bucks.

Opinion: Medicare advantage for all

April 23, 2014

By Daniel B. Jeffs
Apple Valley Review

Democrats fighting Obama over Medicare are up for re-election as compared to Democrats who continue to support Obamacare talking points designed to eliminate Medicare Advantage to help pay for the Unaffordable Careless Act. Indeed, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, Karen Ignagni correctly points out that repeating the 1997 Medicare Advantage cuts would cause more millions of seniors to lose their health care coverage.

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Local musical acts to fill up Courtyard

April 15, 2014

Concert series to run through May

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Fun, food and the finest live music the High Desert has to offer are on the bill at the Town of Apple Valley’s Concerts in the Courtyard Series set for May 1 to 29. The free event, which is co-sponsored by Lewis Retail Centers and Apple Valley Commons, will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Apple Valley Commons shopping center. It is located at the intersection of Highway 18 and Dale Evans Parkway.

Local nonprofit group to host shooting fair

April 15, 2014

Happy Trails Children’s Foundation, Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation to benefit

From Staff Reports

LUCERNE VALLEY • A local nonprofit group is planning a day of family fun early next month.

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation will put on the High Desert Shooting Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at Lions Pride Park and Shooting Range in Lucerne Valley.

The event is designed to benefit the Apple Valley-based Happy Trails and the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation.

Signs of the times

April 15, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Spring is in the air and you know every year that June is approaching as you see political sign sprouting up throughout our communities. This year there’s been some grumbling among local candidates because a few just aren’t paying any attention to the regulations about when you can put the signs up.

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