'Halloween Helpers' to assist on Fright Night

October 28, 2015

Volunteer group available for helping seniors in shopping for, handing out treats

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

The make-believe ghosts, goblins and ghouls who come out to play on Halloween are good, scary fun for sure and certainly nothing to be afraid of. But there are dangers to be aware of on Fright Night, especially when it comes to seniors who live alone.

Scares aplenty at the Asylum

October 28, 2015

AV couple opens first-of-its-kind haunted house attraction

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

Inspired by childhood trips to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, Apple Valley residents Richard and Christy Cerreto have brought their own brand of scary, Halloween fun to the High Desert. The couple recently opened All Saints Lunatic Asylum, a haunted house inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased that were once patients at the fictional facility.

Yucca Loma celebrates 65 years

October 21, 2015

Festivities planned at school campus Saturday

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley's first-built modern school will celebrate 65 years of existence this weekend.

Yucca Loma Elementary School will host its 65th Anniversary Celebration on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Valerie Smith, Paul Swick Family Center Director and Event Coordinator, said many students and staff from each of Yucca Loma’s 65 years of history have already pre-registered for the event, including at least four of the school’s principals.

Brewster Park heats up

October 21, 2015

Winners of annual chili cook-off announced

From Staff Reports

Lenny Brewster Sports Center was a hub of spice and fun last week as it hosted the 14th annual Happy Trails Chili Cook-off.

Temperatures soaring into the mid-90s on Oct. 10 didn't stop crowds of hungry High Desert patrons from turning out to the park and shelling out $5 for a tasting kit.

Teens learn leadership through Legion program

October 21, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Many of America’s future political leaders may be right here in the High Desert, as the best and brightest of our students are being equipped through Apple Valley’s American Legion Boys and Girls State program.

According to Michael Yates, commander of Apple Valley American Legion Post 256, the program sends seven local high school juniors to leadership training for one week every June.

MWA launches 'Save Water' campaign

October 21, 2015

From Staff Reports

Drivers traveling both north and south on Interstate 15 near the Oak Hills exit will be reminded to save water thanks to a new message displayed on a San Bernardino County water tank.

The Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation and the Mojave Water Agency are encouraging residents to “Save Water” and “Live Like a Desert Native.”

Cruising for a Cujo moment?

October 21, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

This coming Saturday, Sadie the Superdog and I will hopefully participate in the world record setting dog training class at the Paws ‘n Claws Pet Fair held in Civic Center Park. They are shooting for100 dogs and handlers to be all on the same page at the same time.

Kind of sounds like a canine version of a Republican presidential debate – the danger is palpable.

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