August 4 – Maryland-based Elevation Corporate Health has reopened the gym at the Mojave Airport Event Center, under new leadership and name, Mojave Fitness Center. Mojave Fitness opened its doors in April, bringing new staff and new classes and fresh amenities to the facility. Mojave Fitness has regular classes, including Bootcamp, Zumba, and Yoga. There is now a full-sized basketball court available to members in the event center, and locker rooms include lockers, showers and benches. The main work-out area is 15,000 square feet, with modern equipment, weights, treadmills, and machines. The gyms is also open 24 hours/7 days a week, with staff and trainers available 6am – 7pm.
For more information call Shaun Woerner or Marisa Lopez at email@example.com, or (661) 749-0956. The facility is at the east end of the Stuart Witt Event Center at 1247 Poole Street on the Airport.
The Mojave Foundation is pleased to welcome Mojave Fitness Center to the Community, and looks forward to welcoming other entrepreneurs and amenities to Mojave, in our quest to improve quality of life.
May 1, 2017. The Mojave Foundation is proud to announce that Panera Bread will be selling box lunches on the Airport every Wednesday starting May 10th from 11:00-1:00. Panera Bread will provide a choice of 5 box lunches out of building-1, at 16922 Airport Blvd, as well as drinks. This is a test case to prove out the concept, and if this works there is a possibility of a more frequent schedule and permanent establishment here in Mojave. The Mojave Foundation is committed to bringing more amenities to our community, and Panera Bread represents a growing number of national brands to express an interest in investing here. We welcome Panera Bread, and encourage all residents and employees to sample the lunches starting Wednesday the 10th.
The Mojave Foundation is working with Kern County Roads to apply for a massive sidewalks grant in May of 2015 that would put sidewalks on every street in downtown Mojave, and connect the bike path on Oak Creek Road with K street via the overpass. The sidewalk project would be funded by CalTrans, through the “Safe Routes to School” program. This is a highly competitive grant process with hundreds of communities across the state of California applying. There are two ways you can help us increase our eligibility to win this grant:
(1) Write a letter to Kern County Roads indicating your support for this project. Click here for a link to an example letter. Email your letter to Kern County Roads Department Director, Bob Neath at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to 2700 “M” Street, Suite 400, Bakersfield, CA 93301
(2) fill out the survey below and help us put real data to our claims of usage. Ultimately, we recognize that this is a numbers game, and the more letters, and the more people we can point to who would utilize this infrastructure investment, the more likely we are to win the grant. Please hit “VOTE” after each question to see immediate results:
Where: Legacy Park (Sabovich St. and Airport Blvd. at the Rotary Rocket)
Goals: Incorporate manure/sawdust into garden plots and plant cover crop seeds
Please Bring: Gloves, water, closed toe shoes. Additionally, if you have a shovel, hoe, or wheelbarrow you could bring, that would be great!
It is completely fine if you will be joining us for only an hour or so, I know many of you work during the day. I am so impressed with the amount of work we accomplished on our previous workday, and it was a great reminder that when we work together we can get a lot done! (17 garden beds in 4 hours with 10 volunteers!) I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, and I hope I’ll see you there!
Chaise Lounge Sextet and
The Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet
DATE: October 17, 2014
LOCATION: MOJAVE AIR & SPACE CENTER
STU WITT EVENT CENTER
POOLE STREET, MOJAVE, CA 93501
Scaled Composites, Inc
Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company
Farmers Insurance – Brett Hitchcock
the concert is FREE
benefitting Mojave Foundation
RSVP highly suggested for a head count/chair
if you come without reservations, please bring you own chair.
Meals available for purchase. All proceeds go to The Mojave Foundation.
For questions, call Steve at: 661.547.5708 or email Steve at: email@example.com
Event Website: http://mojavemusic.blogspot.com/
20 August 2014
The Mojave Foundation hosted it’s first community garden meeting at the site of the first ever community garden on an active Space Port. Organizer Joyce Nash, of the Mojave Foundation, welcomed the future gardeners at the 1300 square foot space that will be divided into 10-12 gardening plots for gardeners to grow items of their choosing.
“Where else on the planet can gardeners grow their fruits and vegetables in the shadow of a Rotary Rocket? Or with SpaceShipTwo flying overhead?” commented Marlena Rowley.
“Mojave is a community that strives to be a safe, beautiful and desirable place to LIVE and WORK,” says Nash, “with the realization that The Mojave Foundation will provide direction and attract support for the garden project from long term Mojave residents and airport employees.”
To become involved with the planning of Mojave’s community garden project feel free to leave a comment or call The Mojave Foundation office at 661-749-0940.
Community gardens are pieces of land where plants are grown and maintained by a group of individuals in the community. They are generally divided into plots for individual, family, or group use, and can host a variety of community events.
The Revitalize Mojave Vision Plan outlined how community gardens would add value to Mojave, and address several of its critical needs. The Mojave Foundation, whose mission is to encourage grassroots development of Mojave, is well placed to organize and execute the development and construction of a community garden.
We need your input to develop Mojave’s community garden into a useful and valuable space!
Please follow the link to the following survey.
May 7: The Mojave Coin wash is now open again, and the burglar has been identified by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. The Coin Wash has been closed since April 7th when a burglar destroyed several coin dispensers and washers and stole several hundred dollars of quarters. The Coin Wash is now under a new management, and open longer hours. The new manager, Michael Smoot, a long-time Mojave resident, is leading a new generation of young Entrepreneurs in Mojave. Mr. Smoot, 32, spent the last two weeks repairing the damaged equipment in the building and restoring previously broken dryers to accommodate more customers than ever before. Mr. Smoot will also be on site at all times to ensure that all customers have a safe and pleasant experience, and to guard against future vandals.
The community has universally rejoiced at the return of the coin wash. “I am so happy to have the Coin Wash back” said local resident, Ethel Brooks, “One man came in on Monday when they first reopened and did what looked like three weeks of laundry! We’re going to keep Mike on FULL TIME!” Other residents rejoiced in the restored sense of pride. “I had to have somebody else to wash my clothes, it was embarrassing” said long-time resident Mama-Bear, “I want to wash my own clothes, thank you very much!”
The Mojave Foundation applauds Mr. Smoot for being the first of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Mojave, and restoring a critical service to the community. We also commend the local shopkeepers and residents who identified the suspected burglar to the Kern County Sheriff’s.
Mojave Air & Space Port is in negotiations with Monster Fitness in Lancaster to expand into the new community center on the Airport. Monster may provide amenities, such as state-of-the-art equipment, martial arts classes, Zumba classes, and personal trainers to provide the most modern, comprehensive fitness center in the Antelope Valley – right here in Mojave!
However, Monster needs to know how many people in the community are interested before negotiations continue. If we can get 200 people in Mojave and the surrounding areas to say they would be interested in joining, Monster could locate to Mojave as early as spring 2014! Memberships are expected to be around $35 per month, with a one-time $95 initiation fee. Just fill out this form below if you want Monster in Mojave. (This is for market research purposes only, and will not result in any sales calls.)
January 20: Mojave’s bi-weekly Entrepreneurship Workshop kicked off again with Raimone Roberts of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Los Angeles. With approximately two dozen in attendance from all over the Antelope Valley, Raimone challenged residents and small business owners to rethink their vision for 2014. “Where will you be on January 16, 2015?” he asked the audience, and gave them “homework” to rethink what they did last year and challenge themselves in 2014. Highlights of last Wednesday’s meeting were to Set Goals, Dream Big, and Imagine.
1) What is your business, product or service?
2) Get mission critical – what is your mission? Has to be simple, clear and practical.
3) Focus on a better business. Build and strengthen your skill set.
4) Daily Habits – Are they progressing you or hindering you.
5) Relationships – People do not get where they are alone
6) Network – Build relationships, build community
Roberts went into detail on each step of his challenge, and looks forward to seeing what entrepreneurs come back with next week – giving entrepreneurs a direction and goal to focus their energies. There were real estate owners in this week’s meeting, potential investors, Career Services representatives, and small business mentors – all willing and eager to provide financial and inspirational support to aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the Antelope Valley.
The Mojave Foundation is dedicated to proving aspiring entrepreneurs with the support and resources necessary to start their own business – right here in Mojave, and the Antelope Valley. Our classes are free and open to the public, and a great way to network and meet other people with possible resources to compliment your business idea. Our next workshop is Wednesday January 29th at 6pm at Anthony’s Grill in Mojave. If you have any questions, call Mike or Susan Fortuna at 661-824-2275, or firstname.lastname@example.org.