ACS wants to help cancer-stricken ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

October 7, 2014

Workshop available for women at the St. Mary High Desert Medical Group Senior Select Resource Center

From Staff Reports

Women undergoing cancer treatment are invited to learn how to combat treatment’s appearance-related side effects at a free session of “Look Good...Feel Better” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at the St. Mary High Desert Medical Group Senior Select Resource Center.

‘16 Stones’ to feature AV’s Bascom; screening at Cinemark Jess Ranch

October 7, 2014

Film tells fictional story of friends in 1830s

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

A local man known for his involvement with the Mohahve Historical Society and his connection to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will have a small role in an upcoming drama set in the 1830s.

John Bascom, of Apple Valley, said he’ll appear in “16 Stones,” which hit several theaters in Utah last week and will be screened at Cinemark Jess Ranch beginning on Oct. 24.

Local middle-school girls awarded 'Tech Trek' scholarships

October 7, 2014

Students honored by American Association of University Women

From Staff Reports

Nearing the end of their eighth-grade school year, eight local girls were selected, through an interview process, to be recipients of $800 scholarships, providing the opportunity to attend week-long science- and math-focused programs on either the Irvine or San Diego campuses of the University of California.

Roasting quality

September 30, 2014
John Tonyan, center, along with his wife, DeDe, left, and daughter, Rachel, owns and operates Tonyan Coffee Roasters on Nomwaket Road in the Village area of Apple Valley. The roastery's brews and others drinks and baked goods are made using fair-trade, organic ingredients. (Photo by David Pardo, Apple Valley Review)

Tonyan Coffee Roasters putting heart, soul into fair-trade, organic coffee

By Martial Haprov
EDITOR

Things are perking up in the Village area for one locally grown business.

Tonyan Coffee Roasters are about to throw their doors open quite a bit earlier in the morning and keep them opening a bit later into the evening in an effort to reach those residents who want an organic cup of joe but have an early clock-in or late clock-out time.

Chili Cook-Off returning for 13th year

September 30, 2014

Organizers expect thousands to attend annual October event

By Martial Haprov
EDITOR

A distinct change in the weather has been, for the last dozen years, one way to know that the Happy Trails Chili Cook-Off is just around the corner.

And last weekend’s daytime high temperatures that narrowly topped the mid-70s seemed to be perfectly timed with the official announcement of the 13th annual cook-off, which is set to take place Oct. 18.

AVUSD police chief retires; interim chief sworn in

September 30, 2014
Cesar Molina

By Brooke Self
Staff Writer

Apple Valley Unified School District Police Chief Walter VanOosbree retired earlier this month after nine years of service and Cesar Molina was appointed as interim police chief.

Molina was sworn in during a short ceremony at the AVUSD Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 4. He was the first officer hired by Dave Landry, the first chief for the district, according to Superintendent Tom Hoegerman.

Dreams come true with The Tipping Point

September 30, 2014
Leah Maldonado, left, and Kim Carter are looking forward to the opening of The Tipping Point, a bar and nightclub located at 21860 Outer Highway 18 in Apple Valley that will feature the work of local artists and musicians. (Photo by Sarah Alvarado, Apple Valley Review)

Real estate professionals seek to showcase art, artists

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book, “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference,” High Desert residents Leah Maldonado and Kim Carter set out on a course to make one of their big dreams come true.

On Saturday, the real estate professionals will unveil their new Apple Valley bar and nightclub, The Tipping Point, which is located at 21860 Outer Highway 18.

AV woman teaches emotional freedom

September 30, 2014
Pat Farrell

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Stress. It seems almost everyone is looking for ways to cope with it in our hectic and pressure-filled society. Outside of shutting ourselves away from the world, there are a number of more productive ways to combat it, including meditation, deep breathing, counseling and biofeedback.

Another anxiety-busting method that is growing in public awareness is Emotional Freedom Technique, which involves tapping certain acupressure points on the body to relieve anxiety, phobias and a host of other physical and emotional issues.

Deadline for calendar photo contest is Wednesday

September 30, 2014

Photos can be submitted through social media, in person, email

From Staff Reports

There is still time for local amateur and professional photographers to take their best shot and enter them in the 2015 community calendar photo contest. The theme this year is “Healthy Apple Valley.” Healthy people, healthy animals, a healthy environment and plenty of recreational activities all contribute to Apple Valley’s “better way of life.”

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