Feeding the needy one pet dish at a time

May 21, 2013

Pantry at AV animal shelter offers pet food to low-income families

BY AMY ZILLNER
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

What began as a Girl Scout project for one local 12-year-old turned into a effort to give back to local families — and their pets — who are in need.

Apple Valley Animal Services’ Pet Pantry provides pet food for needy families so they don’t have to give up their pet because of lack of food.

Q&A with Patricia Johnson: Shooting straight

May 21, 2013

Local gun enthusiast Patricia Johnson was born in Torrance and grew up around the beach cities. She worked various jobs such as a production assistant at what was then UPN 13, an assistant at an interior design firm and then retail management for about nine years.

She met who would become her husband around that time through a mutual friend and it was by pure chance since she was invited last minute to a group outing to Disneyland.

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From a cage to Colorado Boulevard

May 21, 2013

Editor’s note: Granite Hills High School senior Jungwha “Sophia” Park recently won a San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools contest for an essay she wrote. Park was one of many eligible English Language Learners in San Bernardino County to compete in the essay contest.

She read her essay at the 26th Annual Multilingual Recognition Award Dinner in early May. The following is her essay, reprinted in full.

By Jungwha ‘Sophia’ Park
For the Apple Valley Review

Around Town: Another one bites the dust

May 21, 2013

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

I have now either “retired” or chased out-of-state five or six pastors in my adult life. The latest, Frank “Butch” Fahnestock, announced recently he is retiring this July from his position as the founding senior pastor of the Community Church at Jess Ranch.

I have observed that there are a few distinguishable styles among those who take up the calling to minister:

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Standing against the march of time

May 14, 2013

Hook’s Books offers old-fashioned neighborhood bookstore

By HOLLY LA PAT
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Remember those neighborhood book stores where you could trade in used books for store credit?

You can still do that at Hook’s Books, an independent bookstore tucked behind a gas station on Highway 18 near Apple Valley Road.

West Point next stop for senior wrestler, tutor

May 14, 2013

BY AMY ZILLNER
Apple Valley Review

Granite Hills High School senior Kevin Yi, 17, reaches a goal he started high school with: He’s been accepted to the United States Military Academy, also known as, West Point in New York.

He said, while watching history and war on television along with the “go Army” commercials, “I would get this weird feeling I wanted to be one of them and just serve.”

And after graduation at West Point, Yi said he plans to serve in the United States Army.

Hitt, partners take over kitchen, dining room

May 14, 2013

Service, civic groups can still use location for meetings

From Staff Reports

Enter the Apple Valley Golf Course today and you may be greeted by the aroma of barbecue pulled pork, tri-tip and homemade onion rings, as a new restaurant operator takes over the kitchen.

A group of partners led by Chet Hitt and Kan Loi have entered an interim agreement to operate the restaurant for up to 12 months, while a long-term lease is negotiated.

Q & A with Chelsea Franko: The life of an entertainer

May 14, 2013

Apple Valley resident Chelsea Franko has been preparing to entertain since she was very young.

An only child, Franko moved with her family up to the High Desert when she was 2. As a child, Franko attended The Academy of Foreign Languages and Arts in Victorville for elementary school. For middle school she went to The Academy of Academic Excellence (The Lewis Center) and then went to Apple Valley High School to be a part of the Sunsations show choir.

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‘Folktones’ to perform Thursday at concert series

May 14, 2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The free Concerts in the Courtyard series continues Thursday with the Folktones Music group.

During May, the concert series features folk, variety and classic rock from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

Lined up for the concerts are:

• May 23: Shadow Mountain Shakedown (variety)
• May 30: Time Bombs Rock (classic rock)

Healthy baking workshop open to teens

May 14, 2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Local teens have the opportunity to learn healthier baking recipes at a special workshop on Thursday.

The James Woody Community Center will host the “Healthy Baking for Teens” workshop, instructing attendees on how to make old baking recipes healthier. Nuts and dairy products will be used, so parents should specify during registration if their child has an allergy.

Aprons and pre-registration is required.

The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at James Woody Community Center, 13467 Navajo Road. The cost to register is $5.

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