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Help can be a phone call away

July 28, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Last week I attended a meeting facilitated by the California Small Business Association between local business owners and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia, and staff. It was alternately depressing and instructive.

Most of us around the table, including the Assemblyman were small business owners. I like voting for someone to represent me who has experience signing the front of the paycheck because they get what we go through in California to keep our head above water.

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Take to the streets Saturday

July 12, 2016

Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

The inaugural Village Street Fair will take place this Saturday off Highway 18 at Pawnee and Powhatan roads (near the James Woody Community Center) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event promises food, vendors, music, classic cars and a fun, family friendly atmosphere.

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Supporting true patriots

July 6, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Last week I had the pleasure of accompanying my friend Bill McDaniel to Sacramento where he was honored as our 33rd Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year. Accompanied by our Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia, we attended a luncheon with about 70 or so other Assemblymembers, their honorees, family and friends.

What a remarkable group of patriots gathered in one room.

This annual event is sponsored by a number of veterans organizations and private donors and happens right before the Fourth of July each year.

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Pot topic: Mish mash over hash

June 28, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

The controversy over the upcoming “Hash Festival” at the High Desert Event Center is a perfect microcosm of the changes taking place in our society today.

A few people, who are sticking by their moral principles, are taking action to protest the “marijuanization” of the Victor Valley.

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Be a Phat Cat for free

June 23, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley kicks off the Sunset Concert Series at Civic Center Park at 6 p.m. Thursday for another summer of free outdoor concerts suitable for the whole family.

The price is right — zero — and the opening act is a favorite local group that swings like the old big bands used to boogie.

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Happy birthday, old girl

June 16, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Stars and Stripes motif as our national flag. Coincidentally, today is also the birthday of the United States Army which was named and given a mission on that same date by the same group of colonial legislators.

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Kick off summer with your own 'water war'

May 31, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

This coming Saturday is the “official” start of the Summer pool season at the Town’s Aquatic Center when the “Water Festival” kicks off.

Call the Town and pre-register and it's only a $3 admission. Wait until Saturday and it will cost you $5.

Still, the 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. event is all good, clean, wet fun for all ages. It's also time for you to see and enjoy one of the nicest municipal swimming pools in the Victor Valley.

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