All about the entertainment

July 8, 2014

The Silverados to grace the Civic Center Park Amphitheater stage Thursday


While many country bands dream of signing a Nashville recording contract, the Inland Empire-based group The Silverados has much simpler and less-complicated goals, according to founder Mike Heil. Heil, who sings and plays guitar, says his group is all about having fun and providing a memorable entertainment experience to the scores of fans who attend its shows.

It was news to me

July 8, 2014


We hadn’t been back to the Apple Valley Golf Course Restaurant since Valentine’s Day until last Friday night.

I’ve continued to be bugged that there has been no name given to the eating facility but to my surprise the new operator — Sierra Golf — has now christened the facility “RoyDale Restaurant.” The Town staff claims it was all Sierra Golf’s doing and it was announced via an ad in this newspaper, which I apparently missed.


Fundraisers at Cadillac Ranch to support the causes

July 2, 2014

Events to benefit Caleb Lucas, 7, Terry Brosch, 27

By Martial Haprov

A local bar known for its frequent fundraisers to help out local families in need is planning two events over the next two weekends to help one family move into a new home and provide transportation for a man stricken with lifelong illnesses.

On Sunday and July 13, the Cadillac Ranch Saloon will host fundraising events for 7-year-old Caleb Lucas, who is need of a heart transplant, and Terry Brosch, 27, who was born with muscular dystrophy, scoliosis and cerebral palsy.

’80s tunes to explode on stage with Neon Nation

July 2, 2014

Band to entertain Freedom Festival crowds Friday at Lenny Brewster Sports Center

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Along with lots of fun, food and fireworks, the Town of Apple Valley’s Freedom Festival is sure to be a real blast from the past with entertainment by the 1980s tribute band, Neon Nation. The popular Southern California-based group will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lenny Brewster Sports Center, 20124 Otoe Road.

Town, fire officials: Zero tolerance for fireworks in town

July 2, 2014

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley Fire Protection District is reminding citizens that fireworks of any type are illegal in the town of Apple Valley and the unincorporated areas of Apple Valley.

Anyone possessing, transporting or using fireworks in Apple Valley is at risk of court appearances and fines.

Fireworks of any kind are illegal, including sparklers any other kind of safe-and-sane fireworks. In years past, the fire protection district has responded to multiple burn injuries and finger amputations from fireworks.

AAUW seeking artist submissions for fall ‘Aspen’ show

July 2, 2014

Show open Oct. 25, 26

From Staff Reports

Local High Desert artists are invited to submit an application to participate in the popular annual AAUW Art at the Aspen art show and sale, hosted and staged by American Association of University Women, Victor Valley branch.

An application may be found in fill-in and printable form at Click on “Events & Activities” and then “Art Show.”

Specific details of show requirements, available space and fees are given on this site as well.

Drumming up a new role

June 24, 2014

Local musician Gary Whitesides plays part in movie about boxer Mike Tyson

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Following up a successful career as a musician and drum instructor, Apple Valley resident Gary Whitesides says he is proud to add “actor” to his resume. He recently landed a role in the upcoming motion picture “Death of a Boxer,” which chronicles the life of the legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.


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