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.

Breaking the world record?

October 14, 2015

Town aiming to host largest dog obedience class at Paws N' Claws

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Whether in sports, temperatures or otherwise, records seem to be broken just about every day.

Not to be outdone, the Town of Apple Valley is seeking to break a record of another kind in less than two weeks.

When the Town hosts its 10th annual Paws N’ Claws Pet Fair, officials are hoping pet owners from across the High Desert will come out to help break a world record for the largest dog obedience lesson ever held.

Parade comes marching in

October 14, 2015

Happy Trails Parade arrives in town after eight-year hiatus

By Jeff Cooper
Apple Valley Review

A once longstanding Apple Valley tradition is making a comeback this weekend.

The Town is bringing back the Happy Trails parade in the historic Village area.

The annual parade took a hiatus eight years ago. Before then, origins of mid-October community events had a long legacy in Apple Valley.

Old pictures on social media show records of the once titled “Pow Wow Days” dating back to 1947 with a steak fry.

Local author churning out novella

October 14, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

While Apple Valley author Anthony Avina has been hooked on writing horror stories for most of his career, he recently veered off his path to write a romance/drama novella titled “Void.”

The book, which Avina self-published and released on Amazon, tells the fictional tale of six friends living in Los Angeles who struggle to find hope and healing after going through hard times.

Lillies spring to life from AV roots

October 14, 2015

Group to open for Foghat Friday night

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

For a musical group, finding its true voice is always the first key to achieving success. A testament to that is the High Desert-based band The Lillies, who have garnered a large following of loyal fans with their unique, cutting-edge sound since forming in 2008.

The quartet also has played to packed houses around the Southland. And the band’s music is spun on numerous college and Internet stations around the country.

Hypnosis to highlight stage show entertainment

October 14, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The power of hypnosis and the unconscious mind is about to be unleashed on local audiences through a provocative and entertaining Stage Hypnosis show at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Hi-Desert Center Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road in Apple Valley.

The program will be presented by HDCSL’s spiritual director Rev. Valerie Reeves, a certified hypnotherapist with a long track record of putting people under, all in the name of good, clean fun.

MyHopscotch on the buyer's side

October 14, 2015

Company aims to help in clean vehicle purchases

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Car buyers beware: You may think you scored a great deal on your new car, but in all likelihood, you were taken to the cleaners. At least that’s what former car dealership owner Ali Omoomy says.

Omoomy was in the auto sales business for over 30 years and says he witnessed more ripoffs for new rides than he cares to admit.

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