Dog park to open in time for annual pet fair

September 4, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Dog owners will soon be able being their canine companions to a new dog park in Apple Valley.

The grand opening of the new dog park will be held during the town’s seventh annual Paws ’N Claws Pet Fair on Saturday.

Wolves from the “Twilight” movie series will be at the fair to welcome visitors to the two-acre park, along with celebrity animals from Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary and the Hesperia Zoo.

Q&A with Allison Moye: Dedicated to hard work

September 4, 2012

Allison Moye, owner of the Cadillac Ranch Saloon, grew up in Whittier with horses. She went to college in Fullerton, later moving to Big Bear and opening a pet store at 20 years old. She sold it three years later. Moye said she’s always been an entrepreneur and has started and sold many businesses.

“I have never been married or had children because I’ve always been to focused on work,” Moye said. With her mother, they bought their first bar, the Cadillac Ranch Saloon in 2006. She said it’s been a long tough road, but a lot of fun too.

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Mills honored for helping kids with cancer

September 4, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Few things in life are more heartbreaking than gazing into the eyes of a child with cancer.

Beth Mills, a member of the Apple Valley Optimist Club, has quietly labored for years on behalf of kids with cancer. And for her work with the Childhood Cancer Campaign, Mills was honored recently with the Annual Lifetime Achievement Award for the entire Pacific Southeast District.

Stanton suggests A.V. allow fireworks

September 4, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Fireworks erupted at the Aug. 28 Town Council meeting — sort of.

Mayor Barb Stanton suggested that the town schedule the discussion of allowing fireworks within the Apple Valley town limits.

Citing the absence of fires during July 4, and the amount of illegal fireworks being used on that day, Stanton suggested that the ordinance banning fireworks be changed.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to have booths,” Stanton said.

Kiwanis Casino Night planned Friday

September 4, 2012

Apple Valley Kiwanis will hold its fifth annual “Stars & Stripes” Casino Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Apple Valley Country Club.

In honor of those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, this fund-raising event helps support Apple Valley Kiwanis' many community-focused activities, including the club's high school scholarship fund, 4-H and FFA, and the Apple Valley Head Start “Santa Visit.”

‘Concerts in the Courtyard’ series starts Thursday

September 4, 2012

The end of summer doesn't mean the end of the entertainment season in Apple Valley.

The Town and Lewis Retail Centers are pleased to welcome back Concerts in The Courtyard at Apple Valley Commons. The series features acoustic rock, Top 40, oldies and classic rock from 6 to 8 p.m. at the northwest corner of Highway 18 and Dale Evans Parkway. Please bring chairs.

• Sept. 6: Jaye Sooter (acoustic rock)

• Sept. 13: 5th Dementia (rock)

• Sept. 20: Under Construction (Top 40)

• Sept. 27: Mojave Yacht Club (classic rock & oldies)

Donate blood, win movie tickets

September 4, 2012

The town of Apple Valley will host a LifeStream blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Conference Center at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley adjacent to Town Hall.

If saving a life isn’t enough of an incentive, LifeStream gives away enticing goodies for each donation including donor loyalty points from LifeStream that you can redeem for complimentary items. This month, donors will receive a free movie ticket and a coupon good for discounted tickets to Knot's Soak City Palm Springs.

Fall Festival canceled

September 4, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Fall Festival, that has been an annual event for the past five years, has been canceled in preparation for the town to partner with the Apple Valley Rotary to present the Happy Trails Chili Cook-off on Oct. 20 at Lenny Brewster Sports Center in Apple Valley.

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