Local municipalities joining in PRIDE effort

October 14, 2014

Cities to come together for ‘Environmental Awareness Day’ at Mall of Victor Valley

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Building a better Victor Valley seems to be on the minds of many area residents these days, according to Monica Petersen, marketing coordinator for the city of Victorville. To help facilitate such a worthwhile goal, Petersen said the city will hold an Environmental Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Mall of Victor Valley, 14400 Bear Valley Road.

Apple Valley collegian earns national scholar membership

October 14, 2014

From Staff Reports

SAN BERNARDINO — Apple Valley resident Cassandra Williams was named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an organization that recognizes high achievers.

Williams attends California State University at San Bernardino on a full scholarship as a pitcher for the softball team. She earned team honors, was recognized as a freshman scholar-athlete and was the co-female freshman athlete of the year.

Local author to host book signing

October 14, 2014

From Staff Reports

A local author who recently published a new book plans to host a signing with the new literary work.

Zailyn Prada is the author of, “A Girl’s Guide to Greatness: Mystical Paths for Magical Women.” She’ll be signing copies of it on Oct. 25 at One of Life’s Perks Coffee House, according to a news release.

The book is based on a composite of real life characters in a real-life story — one that came together originally as a requirement for Prada’s master’s degree in transpersonal studies.

Overnight learning event coming to Apple Valley animal shelter

October 14, 2014

‘Night at the Shelter’ to help children learn about pets

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Youngsters who have a passion for pets will have the chance to participate in the Town of Apple Valley’s unique “Night at the Shelter” event, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Oct.24. According to Kathie Martin, Apple Valley’s marketing and public affairs officer, the program is a way for kids to interact with shelter animals and learn more about them during an overnight stay at the facility at the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter, 22131 Powhatan Road.

AV 17-year-old planning second shot at first solo flight after winds hamper initial planned attempt

October 7, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

On a wing and a prayer, Apple Valley teen Mariah Moller entered a drawing in 2012 at the Apple Valley Airshow to win a free, introductory flight. To her surprise, she won the contest and admits she had more fun than expected. In 2013, Moller went back to the airshow, where she won a free flight again.

Aviation spectacle to descend on Apple Valley skies

October 7, 2014

From Staff Reports

Aerobatic pilots, a wardog and a tumbling bear will provide big-time airshow action in the High Desert over Apple Valley Airport skies on Saturday.

This year’s airshow will feature several aerobatic pilots:
• John Collver in “Wardog” the T-6;
• Rob Harrison “The Tumbling Bear” in his Zlin;
• Tim Just flying the Extra;
• Jon Melby flying his Pitts “Muscle” bi-plane.

AV Marine recognized with promotion abroad Camp Leatherneck

October 7, 2014

Story and photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
United States Marines

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan — For those who have earned the title of “The Few and the Proud,” being a Marine is a way of life. For one Marine, Sgt. Dominic Sharpsteensurina, being an infantryman was a calling.

“I joined the Marine Corps when I was 25 years old,” said Sharpsteensurina, a native of Apple Valley. “Life is a journey, and the Marine Corps was one thing I wanted to experience. I feel it is very important to serve others and my country.”

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