’As Bees In Honey Drown’ opens next month

’As Bees In Honey Drown’ opens next month

By Brian Cosner News Review Staff Writer CLOTA is in its final weeks of rehearsing its next show "As Bees In Honey Drown," a satirical comedy by american playwright Douglas Carter Beane. The show opens Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The production stars Heather . . . Read Full Story >>

A busy semester for BHS theater

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Burroughs High School Drama program is hard at work prepping for two shows this semester before its winter break. The stage adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” opens Nov. 7 and the Company Class will present the . . . Read Full Story >>

Spotlight on Open Studio Tour - Marcy Holbrook: Sculptures with humor

Spotlight on Open Studio Tour - Marcy Holbrook: Sculptures with humor

Linda Saholt

Since Marcy Holbrook’s husband calls their pet cats “my little friends,” she decided to make a sculpture of a huge cat cradling a little man. The sculpture, shown in the photo, is of course entitled “My Little Friend.” As an artist in this year’s Open . . . Read Full Story >>

Spotlight on Open Studio Tours - Jodi Ostrom: the beauty of beads

Spotlight on Open Studio Tours - Jodi Ostrom: the beauty of beads

“Every year I try to have something as a theme for the Open Studio Tour,” said Jodi Ostrom, bead artist. “This year I have an ocean theme, and I’m working with pearls, ocean jasper, Swarovski crystals and chain. The museum crowd seems to enjoy the . . . Read Full Story >>

O’Reilly car show

O’Reilly car show

This Chervrolet Eagle Roadster was one of many classic cars on display at O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Customer Appreciation Day and Car Show last Thursday afternoon. - Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

’Ridgecrest Rock the Vote’ a success

’Ridgecrest Rock the Vote’ a success

Brian Cosner and Alas Tarin provide entertainment for the Cerro Coso Community College “Ridgecrest Rock the Vote” voter registration drive. Students and community were invited to enjoy free food and music while they filled out their voter registration forms. The event registered about 30 new . . . Read Full Story >>

A busy semester for BHS theater

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Burroughs High School Drama program is hard at work prepping for two shows this semester before its winter break. The stage adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” opens Nov. 7 and the Company Class will present the . . . Read Full Story >>

Memory Lane...

Memory Lane...

Robert “Corny”?Cornelius writes a repair order in his first shoe store in Ridgecrest, 1948. Many a longterm resident remembers the special care Corny took to sell each customer the perfect pair of shoes. And some of us got our very first pair of shoes from . . . Read Full Story >>

It takes a ‘Village’

It takes a ‘Village’

Residents of and and visitors to Village Retreat enjoy old friends, young talent, seasoned performers and community volunteers during a fund-raiser this weekend for local nonprofit organizations. Jim Gregory, developer of Village Retreat, said that about 500 residents came to the event, and helped raise . . . Read Full Story >>

Neave Piano Trio to perform

Neave Piano Trio to perform

The Neave Piano Trio will perform Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. Watch for details in next week’s edition! - Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Marines to hold birthday ball

CHINA LAKE — The Marine Aviation Detachment announces its annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Kerr McGee Center. This marks the 239th year of Marine Corps service to the nation. Members of the community with military affiliation (active, reserve, retired, prior-service . . . Read Full Story >>

Local trio  to perform Friday

Local trio to perform Friday

Local classical group Ridge-cresTrio will perform an evening of chamber music Friday, Oct. 10, at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The trio consists of Lee Alan Nolan on piano, Ian Rawson on cello and Christine Snipes on violin. The group will perform music by composers Antonin . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Live Music  on Easy Street’ this weekend

‘Live Music on Easy Street’ this weekend

The residents of Village Retreat will offer “Live Music on Easy Street” as an official kickoff for a “Community Dream Launch” this weekend. The event will feature two nights with two stages filled with talented musicians, food, wine and beer tasting, and booths set up . . . Read Full Story >>

Dirt flies, engines roar at Desert Empire Fairgrounds

Dirt flies, engines roar at Desert Empire Fairgrounds

Motorcyclists brave off-road terrain, asphalt and obstacle courses during the 41st annual Viewfinders Grand Prix motocross event, which hosted hundreds of racers — and thousands of spectators — last weekend at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. This event is part of the American Motorcyclists Association’s Big . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA "Flower Power" concert

DCOA "Flower Power" concert

Robbie Rodriguez leads the Desert Community Orchestra in full hippie garb on Saturday for the orchestra’s annual Pops concert at Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Hundreds attended this year’s outdoor “Flower Power”-themed concert, featuring favorites from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and more. - Photo by . . . Read Full Story >>

HSUMD seeks wilderness photos

Organizers of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert’s Wilderness Photo Contest say that entries have started arriving — both digital and hard copy. The contest, which HSUMD is organizing in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is being held to celebrate the . . . Read Full Story >>

Spotlight on Open Studio Tours: Joan Welsh

Spotlight on Open Studio Tours: Joan Welsh

Linda Saholt

Joan Welsh loves to watch clouds. When she and husband Charles bought their property in Ridgecrest in 1978, they chose a place outside of town and far enough up on a hillside to get a great view. Today she often takes photographs of the clouds . . . Read Full Story >>

Poet Magnolia Sage – an overnight sensation at age 82

Magnolia Sage will present readings from her book of poetry at Ridge Writers’ October meeting, Thursday, Oct. 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. She first delighted Ridgecrest with an original tale in the storytelling competition during the recent Weird Weekend at the . . . Read Full Story >>

A day in the life of a petroglyph tour guide

As local organizations gear up for the Petroglyph Festival, the News Review examines the wherewithal, knowledgability and dedication of residents who volunteer their time to showcase these cultural treasures to the outside world By THERESA GOLDSTRAND News Review Correspondent In 2001 the National Park Service . . . Read Full Story >>

"See You at the Pole"

"See You at the Pole"

Burroughs High School students join hands around the flagpole early Wednesday morning for their annual prayer gathering. Some 40 students, clergy and community members turned out for the Sept. 24 “See You at the Pole” event, an annual observance for Christian students to commune, pray . . . Read Full Story >>