Optimists honor AV students

June 18, 2014

Club honoring kids through ‘Youth Appreciation’ since 1968

From Staff Reports

The Optimist Club of Apple Valley recently recognized local children who show dedication and a high quality of moral character within their community at the club’s Youth Appreciation program.

“This is my favorite event of the year because it is not a contest of athletic strength or who gets the best grades but rather an award ceremony for the kids in our community who demonstrate the qualities of high moral character,” said Julie Whittingham, chairperson for the Youth Appreciation program.

Courage, perseverance mark road to graduation

June 11, 2014

26 seniors celebrate graduation

Julie Wanis
For the Apple Valley Review

It’s common to hear high school graduation speeches discuss future chances to experience and overcome great challenges in life, encouraging students that with hard work and perseverance they will succeed. It isn’t often, however, that an entire graduating class has already had the opportunity of living this out, firsthand. Each of the students in Apple Valley Christian School’s Class of 2014 has overcome a great variety of challenges, not only surviving, but going above and beyond expectations.

Just a bunch of hocus pocus?

June 11, 2014

Local hypnotherapist to host seminar June 16

L. J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

You are getting sleepy. Very, very sleepy.

For many a moon, hypnotists have used this calming phrase to lull their subjects into a hypnotic state for the purpose of breaking habits, conquering fears and eliminating stress. Many swear by its power while others thinks it’s nothing more than a bunch of hocus pocus.

Playing for exercise

June 3, 2014

VANtastic vehicle coming to town parks this summer

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Setting out to teach kids that exercise is fundamental to health and well-being, the Town of Apple Valley Recreation and Park District will launch its VANtastic event at area parks throughout the summer. The free program will feature a traveling recreation van full of exercise equipment and games for kids of all ages. Its journey will begin June 9 through 13 at Thunderbird Park, 20700 Wichita Road.

'Music in the Moonlight' coming Saturday

June 3, 2014

Event to benefit Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Inspired by a vision to accomplish something extraordinary, the Apple Valley-based Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation makes it possible for young adults who have suffered a tragedy (like the loss of a parent) to pursue their educational dreams. Since its inception in 2007, the non-profit organization has presented eight local high school students with college scholarships worth $20,000.

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