Florists in Apple Valley, CA
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Apple Valley Flower Shops
17854 Hwy 18
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Apple Valley CA News
May 25, 2017
OBITUARY: David M. Paparella
David M. Paparella, age 59, of Apple Valley, CA, formerly of Shelton, CT died peacefully on April 11, 2017 at home with his family by his side. David was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 4, 1958, one of four children to the late Michael J. Paparella, Jr. and the late Georgia P. Paparella. David M. PaparellaHe is survived by his partner of more than 30 years Maurice Gruner, whom he married in December 2014, and their son Ethan. He is also survived by his brothers Michael Paparella, III of Great Falls, MT and Paul Paparella of Paradise Valley, AZ and by his sister Roseanne Simanavage of Crown Point, NY as well as his nieces and nephews Suzanne, Steve, Katie, Matthew, Wendy, John, Josh and Joe. He is also survived by his beloved Aunt Gigi (Virginia) Smith of Schenectady, NY, and cousins Mandy, H.J., Gemma, Amanda, Robert, Michael, Mark and Joseph. David was a member of Huntington Fire Company #3. Through high school he worked as a volunteer at Griffin Hospital in Derby. David became a truck driver soon after graduatin... (Shelton Herald)Mar 23, 2017
'Super bloom' hits the High Desert
Typically the low desert (i.e. Borrego Springs) warms up first, creating good germination conditions,” Marsden said. “Victor and Apple valleys are in the High Desert and will likely notice a ‘super bloom’ as well when conditions warm up a bit.”Marsden and local experts agreed that while we can’t know for sure, this bloom will likely hit the High Desert in the next two to three weeks.“... the High Desert tends to have large wildflower displays a month or two later because we’re at a higher elevation and the weather is a lot cooler,” said Pam MacKay, a retired Victor Valley College biology professor.MacKay is the author of the book, “Mojave Desert Wildflowers,” and was instrumental in founding the Mojave Desert Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.“We usually have peak blooming in April, but this has been more variable in recent years,” she said.No matter the exact date, “We will most certainly see a more vigorous bloom this spring than we have for the last five years or so,” according to San Bernardino National Forest Botanist Debra Nelson.“By the time the cactus is blooming in the lower desert, the spring (annual plants) are popping up at higher elevations,” Nelson said, defining this as 3,000 feet above sea level.Victorville’s elevation is 2,726 feet, while Lancaster’s is about 2,350 and Anza-Borrego’s ranges from near sea level to over 6,200 in the mountains.“Once the spring blooms begin to fade, the cactus, Joshua tree and yuccas start their show,” Nelson said.MacKay, a resident of the High Desert for more than 30 years, expects 2017 to be one of the best wildflower years she’s ever seen, and Hesperia Garden Club Master Gardener Joseph Chavez concurs.“In all my years of growing, I have to say this is going to be the best growing season,” said the 25-year-old Apple Valley resident.Chavez noted that some of his crops, which range from typical garden vegetables to exotic plants like vanilla bean and pineapples, have already shown signs of an early bloom thanks to recent warm weather.Chavez advises local growers to not be fooled by the higher temperatures, however, and to still protect their plants in case of late frost.What to look for“The High Desert has its share of rare annual plant species,” MacKay said. “These don’t show up every year, but with this promising season we may get to see them.”Native blooms, meaning those indigenous to the region, include:— Mojave monkeyflower, found from Daggett and Barstow to Victorville— Wooly sunflower, mostly around Barstow— Alkali mariposa lily, growing mostly around springs in Lucerne Valley and Antelope Valley— Pygmy poppy, seen in Lucerne Valley, Hesperia and Phelan— Fiddleneck, seen throughout Apple ValleyNelson said the annuals, meaning plants with a lifecycle lasting only one year, “have evolved to emerge quickly to take advantage of precious limited water that disappears quickly in the desert.” These are currently blooming in the lower elevations, and include:— California poppy— Brown-eyed primrose— Canterbury bell— Phacelia— Desert dandelionPerennial plants, which regrow from their roots each spring “should also be very robust this year,” Nelson said. These include:— Pink sand verbena— BrittlebushOther places to goBeyond the Victor Valley and Barstow area, those seeking impressive wildflower displays can also check out a lesser known spots, according to Nelson, like the Whitewater Preserve off Interstate 10 between Banning and Palm Springs.MacKay listed other areas to visit, including:— Placerita Canyon State Park— Cottonwood Spring on the south end of Joshua Tree National Park— Carrizo Plain— Death Valley National Park— Saddleback Butte State Park— Zzyzx wi... (VVdailypress.com)Jan 5, 2017
Victorville girl to ride in Rose Parade is a little lion with a big roar
Joe Garcia and Carolina Gabaldon, said their daughter was selected to participate in the Rose Parade because of her volunteer work with the Apple Valley Lions Club
“Not only is Miranda our first youth member to join our club, she’s also been the driving force of recruiting several other youth,” said Garcia, whose family joined the club last summer. “As a Lions Cub, Miranda attends all of our meetings, she helps with our eye glass collection program and she participates in all our events and outreaches.”
Dressed in bright yellow vests, Miranda and eight fellow Cubs have helped the club by gathering and sorting some 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses. They’ve also helped at vision screenings, Relay for Life walks, the city of Victorville’s Fall Festival and the ribbon cutting of the remodeled Wal-Mart in Apple Valley.
As a Youth Humanitarian Server, Miranda has recruited her best friend, Samantha, and siblings John, Aaron and Rosalina, all under the age of seven.
“We’re excited that our youth are heavily involved in the work of the Lions Club,” Garcia said. “Sparking a passion for volunteer service at a young age is key to keeping any club active and growing.”
The Cubs also attend regular meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Round Table Pizza in Apple Valley.
Garcia said they didn’t mind making multiple trips to Pasadena to decorate the float or to prepare for the parade. They also shared that they will watch the parade from the sidewalk and skip the “costly bleachers.”
Garcia said the Kids Sight First program has served over 10,000 children in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, referring over 1,800 for further check-ups with optometrists.
“In the High Desert, we have done 1,032 tests and referred 166 children to optometrists,” Garcia said. “Kids Sight First are made up of volunteers from the Lions Club who work with Loma Linda Medical Center to screen children for visual impairments from age 6 months to 6 years old in the Head Start and state preschool programs.”
Miranda said it’s important to serve in the Lions Club because she has the opportunity to “help get glasses for people” in need and assist “people who lost all their stuff in the fires.”
“It feels good to help people and it's the right thing to do,” Miranda said. “Kids can help people too. It's better to have a team. We are gonna be leaders one day and we need to set good examples now.”
For more information on the Apple Valely Lions Club, visit avlions.org or search for them by name on Facebook. For more information on the ... (VVdailypress.com)Sep 28, 2016
Growing as a community: Kellogg's Organic Nursery, High Desert Mavericks help Sandia Elementary plant new garden
APPLE VALLEY — Students at Sandia Elementary School gathered together Thursday afternoon to begin planting flowers and other plants for their “Garden Party Celebration” after winning the Kellogg School Garden Contest.
Kellogg’s Organic Nursery and the High Desert Mavericks’ beloved mascot Wooly Bully came out to the small school in Apple Valley, donating garden materials and assisting students with the installation of the new garden after one lucky student had won the contest.
“Students in Kelly Shuey's and Anthony Morales’ classes joined forces to enter the contest, with hopes to win a makeover for the school’s garden,” said Kristin Hernandez, spokeswoman for the Apple Valley Unified School District. “All students drew a picture of what they wanted the garden to look like and one student was selected as one of five winners from 700 entries.”
After being chosen, the school was given the privilege of seeing its dream garden come to life as students planted red, pink, purple and yellow f... (VVdailypress.com)May 18, 2016
Local businesses offering Mother's Day deals
Main St., Hesperia, 760-662-5777.
— Wine Seller - Free strawberries and champagne for mothers, 19341 Bear Valley Road, suite 201, Apple Valley, 760-961-2500.
— Desert Barn Brewery - One free mimosa with purchase of brunch, 11352 Hesperia Road, Hesperia, 760-220-5194.
— High Desert Skin & Laser Medical Center - $50 off Botox, 15366 11th Street, Victorville, 760-245-6465.
— Health First Medical Weight Loss and Skincare - Purchase a $100 giftcard for only $90, 16061 Bear Valley Road, suite 7, Hesperia, 760-948-0980.
— Ever Young Skincare - 20 percent off packages, $20 off anti-aging IV infusion, 12401 Hesperia Road, suite 4, Victorville, 760-953-7699.
— Massage Envy - Spend $125 and receive a free 30-minute upgrade and enhancement, 19179 Bear Valley Road, suite 7, Apple Valley, 760-240-3689.
— Cache Hair Salon - $10 off color procedure. Free cut and style with procedure. Must call for appointment. Ask for Michelle, 13605 Bear Valley Road, suite 104, Victorville, 760-881-8785.
— JCPenney - Spend $25 get $10 off select items, 14370 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, 760-241-3111.
— Macy’s - Get 10 percent, 15 percent or 20 percent off online purchases. Promo code MOM, 14580 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, 760-493-3300.
— Kohl’s - $10 off $50 or more on select items. Promo code MOMSDAY10, 14305 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, 760-949-8717.
— Sears - Save 15 percent on jewelry, clothing and accessories. Promo code MOTHER, 14420 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, 760-955-4299.
— Victor Bowl - Three games for $5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 12277 Mariposa Road, Victorville, 760-241-7396.
— Planet Fitness - $10 per month with only $5 down through May 13, 12353 Mariposa Road, Victorville, 760-241-4300.
— Diana's Flowers - Special mums love bouquet, $35, 14156 Amargosa Road, 760-843-1111
— Fairy Tales Flowers and Gifts - $15 kids arrangements for mom, 17837 Bear Valley Road, Hesperia, 760-244-0522.
— Apple Valley Florist - Vase with 10 tulips for $35, 18245 Outer Highway 18 south, 760-242-4641.
— Precision Auto Insurance - $50 off down payment when you mention this story, 14949 Bear Valley Road, Hesperia, 760-243-5000.
— Ticketmaster - Use code TMN241 for buy one, get one free tickets until May 31.
(Victorville Daily Press)Feb 3, 2016
Need a Valentine's gift? Name a cockroach
Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone you love, as part of the 'Roaches are Red" campaign.(Photo: Ryan A. Clausen)
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - Looking for something for that special someone but not sure what to get? The Minnesota Zoo is offering a solution -- name a cockroach after someone you love.
Yes, the zoo says chocolate and flowers are a thing of the past. For just $10, you can name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone you love, as part of the 'Roaches are Red" campaign.
Donors receive an electronic certificate that can be emailed to your special someone announcing the, ahem, romantic gesture of sharing your name with an insect, along with a "sweet poem."
Cockroaches not your thing? The Zoo says similar programs are available for red panda and penguin stuffed animals, as well.
For more information about the program, click here.
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