Bringing the Mojo to the Courtyard

May 13, 2014

Mojave Mojo to play their brand of acoustic rock Thursday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The evolution of the Apple Valley-based acoustic rock band Mojave Mojo has been an interesting one indeed, according toco-founder Jim Nickerson. Nickerson, a High Desert native, says throughout his group’s three-year history, it has gone through several personnel changes in order to find the right mix of musicians.

AV Senior Citizens Club's twice-weekly bingo games draw big crowds

May 13, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

With a little luck, High Desert residents can win big jackpots playing bingo at many of the area’s popular gaming spots, such as the Apple Valley Senior Citizens Club. The non-profit organization has held weekly sessions for the past 20 years, offering payouts on par with Las Vegas bingo halls.

Carol Marx, Bingo chairperson for the club, says approximately 175 people come out for its ongoing Wednesday and Thursday sessions, all of whom hope to take home the maximum cash prize of $1,199.

Ranchos’ conservation fair exceeds expectations, officials say

May 13, 2014

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company’s third annual Spring Conservation Fair brought together more than 300 community members and leaders to learn about water conservation and the value of water as a precious resource while having fun. Attendance at this year’s event included attendants from as far away as Barstow and Newberry Springs, who expressed that the education acquired here was well worth the ride.

Smooth sailing into the courtyard

May 7, 2014

Mojave Yacht Club coming to concerts series Thursday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

By day, the members of the Mojave Yacht Club variety band keep busy in their professional careers that run the gamut from doctor to computer specialist. But the group’s leader, Mike Buckhave, says while he and his fellow musicians love their jobs, things can get a little stressful from time to time.

Public works employee earns top nod for quarter

May 7, 2014

Paul Ruggles a Town staffer for eight years

From Staff Reports

Town officials say Paul Ruggles is one of those workers whom employers are lucky to find. Well trained, good natured and extensively certified, the Town of Apple Valley was fortunate to hire him in 2006. His expertise, positive work ethic and willingness to accept a challenge are just a few of the reasons Ruggles was recently named Employee of the Quarter.

Mayor Art Bishop presented the honor to Ruggles at a recent Town Council meeting.

Country artist to croon at Happy Trails banquet

May 7, 2014

Rex Allen Jr. set to play May 17

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Country Western singer Rex Allen Jr. admits he had some pretty big boots to fill as he set out on a path in his youth to follow in his famous dad’s footsteps. The Southern California native is the son of the late Rex Allen, a singing cowboy who topped the Billboard charts in the 1950s and ’60s and later went on to narrate numerous Disney and Western films.

Swim season splashing in soon

May 7, 2014

Swim Fair to kick off season on May 17

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Keeping people of all ages safe in the water is the chief aim of the Town of Apple Valley Park and Recreation Department’s annual swimming program, according to recreation coordinator Andy Shoup. It kicks off with a Swim Fair on May 17 where Apple Valley residents can sign up for a series of summer classes at Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. for residents. Non-residents can begin signing up at 10 a.m.

Church to host car/bike show, vendor fair

May 7, 2014

From Staff Reports

The Church for Whosoever will present a car and bike show and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17.

The event will feature vintage classic cars and motorcycles on display, vendor products, drawings, food and trophies, sponsored by Forever His Productions. Proceeds from the event will go to support local free drama productions.

There is no charge to attend the event at the Church for Whosoever, 18628 Seneca Road in Apple Valley. For more information, contact Yolanda at 760-242-3191.

Pages

Subscribe to Apple Valley Review RSS