Swapping for love

November 16, 2015

Local moms join to clothe the needy

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

What started out to be a small clothing swap between a group of local moms turned into a giant labor of love benefitting the entire community. In 2010, Adelanto residents Lisa and Joshua Anderson, along with Apple Valley resident Denise Fetzer, decided to form the 501(c)(3) charity Swapping Mamas in an effort to clothe the needy.

'Movement to Music' aimed at healing bodies

November 16, 2015

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Aches and pains are a fact of life for most people, especially as they grow older. Spiritual practitioner Alpha Richards admits she is no stranger to bodily discomfort, as the 65-year-old Yucca Valley resident has suffered from Fibromyalgia for many years.

Thankfully, Richards has found a great deal of relief for her condition through yoga and meditation. It has been so effective that she decided to begin teaching her healing methods to folks in the High Desert.

Sandia harvests community support to resurrect festival

November 12, 2015

From Staff Reports

Sandia Academy joined forces with several community partners to bring the Harvest Festival back to the school after several years of absence, district officials announced last week.

By the time the gates opened at 6 p.m. Oct. 30, organizers say the parking lot was already filled with cars and families lined up to purchase tickets. Students, parents and teachers alike donned their favorite costumes.

Sister honored for 60 years of service

November 12, 2015

St. Mary's Christine Schleich receives award from SB Diocese

From Staff Reports

A beloved champion of the values of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, and integral part of the ministry’s work for the less fortunate and vulnerable in the local communities, Sister Christine Schleich recently celebrated her 60th Jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange.

In addition she has been honored with the prestigious Theresa of Calcutta Award from the Diocese of San Bernardino.

Local church driving for shoeboxes

November 12, 2015

Zion Lutheran hosting 'Operation Christmas Child'

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Thanks to the benevolence of the international organization Samaritan’s Purse, Christmas has been a lot more merry and bright for needy children around the world. Through its philanthropic project Operation Christmas Child, the charity collects gift items during the holiday season at Relay Centers around the country and volunteers wraps them up in shoe boxes.

The gifts include everything from toys and school supplies to hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

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