Q & A with Thomas Kier: Satisfaction in writing

August 14, 2012

Thomas Kier has lived in Southern California his entire life, but he says don’t hold that against him.

Since he was very young, his family traveled and camped out a lot, as they had all summer free and relatives who lived in Florida. Kier’s parents taught him that a stranger was just a friend he hadn’t met yet, and while he believes people are more fearful of each other now than they used to be, he says he still thinks they are basically honest.

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‘Concerts in the Courtyard’ start Sept. 6

August 14, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

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)

Hometown photos wanted for town calendar

August 14, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Local amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit photos for the 2013 Apple Valley Community Calendar marking the town's 25th anniversary.

Entries showcasing the following themes are encouraged:

• What makes Apple Valley the best place to live
• Why do you love Apple Valley
• Your favorite Apple Valley Event
• Your favorite season in Apple Valley
• Apple Valley's healthy way of life
• Apple Valley's awesome animals
• Water conservation practices
• Apple Valley's green way of life

Lewis Center: Calling all High Desert artists

August 14, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Lewis Center’s Foundation is requesting all High Desert artists to enter its annual “Festival of the Arts” Show and Sale Sept. 15 at the Mojave River Campus.

There is no entry fee for artists or visitors on Sept. 15. Artists may enter in the professional, amateur or student categories. Residents from all communities and ages are welcome to attend the show.

Sponsorships open for Dale Evans Centennial Celebration

August 14, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

To commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of Dale Evans, organizers are looking for sponsors to support a weekend filled with events in her honor.

The event will kick off Sept. 29 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley, where Evans and her husband, Roy Rogers, are laid to rest. There the public will be able visit the new Roy and Dale Museum and the original Rogers’ residence, with a dinner and concert that evening.

The celebration will continue Sept. 30 at the Roy Rogers Double R Bar Ranch in Oro Grande.

Nixon's legacy remains in Apple Valley on Tigertail Road

August 7, 2012

Note: This story was originally published July 21, 2007.

BY RYAN ORR
Staff Writer

Many people are unaware of the presidential history in the Victor Valley, and none is more prevalent than President Richard Nixon’s stay in Apple Valley in 1961.

After suffering a defeat to John F. Kennedy in one of the closest presidential elections in American history, Nixon retreated to California.

Q&A with Carolee Stater: Serving and surviving

August 7, 2012

Carollee Stater was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but was raised in Erie, Penn. Her parents had a mom-and-pop grocery store with the family home attached.

Stater graduated with honors from Strong Vincent High School and was the commencement speaker when she graduated from Erie Business Center. She then attended Midway College in Midway, Ky. and Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.

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