Thanks for Giving

Friday, November 21st, 2014

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Jennifer Perry, Development Director

Sedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – During this Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of giving.  While we are all being bombarded with messages about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all of the shiny objects we cannot live without, the Board and staff of Sedona Public Library would like to communicate our gratitude for the continued spirit of giving the Library experiences year-round from our generous volunteers.  Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
The source …

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… a good word for the beginning of a river … for an informant of information in crimes … one who provides guidance and life; but tonight it is the river, specifically the Verde River. Generally speaking Sullivan Lake which is an intermittent lake near Paulden is credited with being the source of the Verde River. On Monday when Roger and I flew in search of the source we did not let ourselves be bothered by convention and the lake being dry we followed the wash up into the Bradshaw’s where I previously heard the source actually was. About four years ago Corky and I made a similar flight and it was easy to follow because there was water all the way up. Monday, no such luck, Sullivan was dry as was the wash that feeds it.

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Community Continues Support for
Healthcare Education at YC

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Prescott AZ (November 20, 2014) – The community’s interest in and support for the future healthcare needs of Yavapai County residents continues to be reflected in the number of healthcare scholarships that groups, families and individuals fund for Yavapai College Allied Health students. Read More→

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logo_SIFFHuichol spiritual leaders will host film and Q&A discussions at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (November 20, 2014) – The film “Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians” will be on a North American tour with 30+ screenings in more than 20 cities in the United States and Canada, including a stop in Sedona at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The film chronicles the movement to save a sacred land and a visionary culture.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the premiere which will feature guests from the film — the director and Huichol spiritual leaders — who will introduce the film and host Q&A discussions after the two screenings at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

“Loving Bowls” Community Fundraiser

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

logo_sacSedona AZ (November 20, 2014) – Save the date! The Loving Bowls community fundraiser takes place Saturday, December 13, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Special Exhibitions Gallery and Theatre Classroom at Sedona Arts Center in Uptown Sedona! This fantastic event offers a beautiful selection of Loving Bowls for your purchasing pleasure, plus food and loads of fun! Over 1,000 bowls have been made by local volunteer potters—including 160 special bowls for your pets—then lovingly glazed in a variety of beautiful finishes. Bowls are $10 each and come with chili, bread and dessert.   Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
The mystical …

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… the beauty which can be found anywhere you are … look up … look around … leave those  “dumb phones” alone and enjoy the true wonders that surround you.  On a walk through the neighborhood a few days ago I looked up and the sun was illuminating a branch on a Mimosa tree by the street; other trees provided a background of greens with room for a little blue sky to show through. The blooms on the branch ranged from the young and the new to those at the end of their life cycle, each providing a bit of beauty and a lesson to be understood and failing in that you can return to the smart phones which may provide the answers you seek … or not.

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SVAC Artists’ Gala Opening Reception
on Friday, November 21

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

logo_svacSedona AZ (November 19, 2014) – The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition invites everyone to join them at the 14th SVAC Annual Fall Art Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday, November 21, from 5 pm – 8 pm. The themed exhibition of artwork that includes all media types has changed locations this year and will be held in the Special Exhibition Gallery at the Sedona Arts Center, located at 15 Art Barn Road in Uptown Sedona. Read More→

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logo_SIFFJames Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in an award-winning Broadway revival on screen

Sedona AZ (November 19, 2014) – The National Theatre of London continues its season with the Broadway revival of the Tony Award-nominated play “Of Mice and Men” showing in Sedona on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production “Of Mice and Men”, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Read More→

MATFORCE Dump the Drugs Event
Dec 6 in Beaver Creek

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (November 19, 2014) – A “Dump the Drugs” event will be held on December 6 in Lake Montezuma at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  MATFORCE, the Beaver Creek Community Action Team and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office are helping sponsor this event. Read More→

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logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (November 18, 2014) – Many narrow and winding roads with steep terrain exist throughout the Sedona Fire District (SFD). Motor vehicle accidents are likely to occur when these conditions are combined with heavy traffic, inattentive or distracted drivers, and hazardous seasonal conditions, such as ice, snow and rain. For responding Sedona Fire District crews, reaching those injured in these accidents often requires specialized training and equipment. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

Late in the afternoon, long after the sun has left the ponds in deep shadow,  the golden hills and blue of the sky reflect in the water and create a work of art that needs only a winged artist to put the finishing touches to the watery canvas … and so it was that a Widgeon landed and created the proper splash to capture the blue of the sky in the wild water flying outward from the rude intrusion on the surface painted by the hills. It’s that time of year again and if you want to try getting images like this give it a go.

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Suspect sought for Robbery at Bridgeport Market

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (November 18, 2014) – On November 17, 2014, just before 4 PM, a suspect entered Garcia’s Market, located at the corner of State Highway 89A (3500 block) and Zalesky Road, Bridgeport, and committed a robbery. The suspect walked behind the checkout counter and held a knife to an employee’s waist and demanded money. It appeared to the victim the suspect had intentionally waited until there were no customers inside the store before approaching. Read More→

The 28logo_madeinclarkdale2TH Annual Made In Clarkdale Art Show opens Friday December 5th, 2014 from 6 pm – 9 pm with its FREE Gala Event at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse.   It continues daily from 9 am – 9 pm through December 14th. The show proudly presents the original artwork of 60+ Clarkdale artists. The Gala Opening Event is a time to dress up for a party, meet neighbors for pre-holiday cheer and enjoy Clarkdale art and music. Read More→

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logo_SIFFOpera spectacle from renowned St. Petersburg venue debuts on the big screen

Sedona AZ (November 18, 2014) – One of the world’s most spectacular opera events is coming to cinema screens with a stunning and breathtaking production of “War and Peace”.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “War and Peace” — on screen — captured live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 30. The theatrical event was captured live in high-definition and will be broadcast to fans all over the globe as part of a worldwide cinema event. There will be one show at 2:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.  Read More→

City Seeks Applicants for
Planning and Zoning Commission

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (November 18, 2014) – The City of Sedona is currently seeking to fill one position on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission is one of three City Commissions and Boards required by the State of Arizona. This voluntary body is made up of seven citizens appointed by City Council. Read More→

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University Women Plan Holiday Meeting

Monday, November 17th, 2014

logo_UniversityWomenOfSedonaSedona AZ (November 17, 2014) – A fund raising holiday celebration will be the feature of the next meeting of the University Women of Sedona.  Each December the group holds a silent auction to raise money for their scholarships awarded to local women who are continuing their education. Holiday refreshments will also be enjoyed. Members and guests will gather December 1 at Church of the Red Rocks at 54 Bowstring Dr. Sedona from 9:30 to 11 am.  Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Sliding in …

Monday, November 17th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

I got this shot of a drake and hen Widgeon down at the ponds this afternoon; they’re still pretty skittish, but coming in to land relatively close … shooting with the a 400mm on the 7D which has a C sensor which gives you a 1.6 crop factor and it gives me the equivalent of a 640mm lens. Much I like about the new 7D MKII, but a few issues that need addressing. Not sure if it is the camera or me, but we’ll see. The sensor is much better than the 7D and it looks like noise issues from the original 7D have been taken care of. I enjoy the drake in this shot as his feet are giving him passage over the water whilst his tail feathers are being driven down into the water to provide braking and then the feet are retracted and a flop over onto the breast to slow down fast; that is the transition the hen is making.

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Roland March Art Show
Featuring Paintings and Sculptures

Monday, November 17th, 2014

logo_northbendstudioCottonwood AZ (November 17, 2014) – North Bend Studio Art Gallery, 1124 N. Main Street, Old Town Cottonwood is hosting a one-man show of Roland March’s paintings and sculptures through the month of December.  The exhibit, curated by Kelsey Uptain and Chanelle Courtney, will have the opening reception for the artist on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. til 10 p.m. This reception is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Read More→

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Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds Begins December 4

Monday, November 17th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (November 17, 2014) – Come enjoy Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds, a walk through holiday light display brought to you by Sedona Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Holiday Central Sedona.  This is the second year for the free event and exciting new activities are scheduled. Read More→

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Search for Missing Hiker in
Beaver Creek Wilderness Continues

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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Sedona AZ (November 17, 20814) – UPDATE - This morning a crew in YCSO’s Rescue 1 Helicopter located the body of David Polcyn in a narrow canyon area. At this time it appears he suffered injuries from a fall, but the exact cause of death will be determined at a later time. Crews are in the process of coordinating removal of the body. Mr. Polcyn’s wife and family have been notified.

We at Sedona.biz along with the Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our condolences to the Polcyn family on this tragic loss. 

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Sedona AZ (November 16, 2014) – At 7:30 PM yesterday, November 15, 2014, YCSO was contacted by the wife of 57-year-old David Polcyn, to report him missing. David was hiking a portion of Forest Road 618 south of the Beaver Creek Campground (beginning at FS 9201J) and was expected to arrive at the Bell Trailhead around 5PM. David had supplies with him including food, water and warm clothing. Attempts to reach/track his cell phone since the initial call to YCSO have been unsuccessful. The Polcyn’s are from Sedona. David does have prior hiking experience and no major health concerns. Read More→