Monthly Blues Jam Moves to Main Stage

Monday, September 15th, 2014

logo_mainstageCottonwood AZ (September 15, 2014) – Joe Neri and Main Stage Theater are excited to announce that Neri’s ongoing and popular monthly blues jam is moving to Main Stage as of Thursday, September 18. These ongoing jams go from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and will continue on the third Thursday of every month.  (The first Thursday jams will continue at Relics in West Sedona.) Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Into the light…

Monday, September 15th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… and on my walk before church this morning I was looking for some backlit leaves to expand my portfolio of such things … I saw a promising leaf on a tree and was able to position myself so that I had the sun directly behind the leaf. The leaf is preparing to shut down, turn color ( I hope) and fall to earth to recycle the nutrients it possesses and complete another life cycle. The leaf showed signs of a full and tough life with holes and gaps appearing in it and a major starburst of sunlight coming through a little larger hole than most. It is amazing to view the intricate detail of the distribution system in a life where water and nutrients flow through to maintain the health and life of the individual leaf … hundreds and hundreds of leafs on the tree and all share the same complexity.

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logo_MATForceSedona AZ (September 15, 2014) – MATFORCE and the Greater Sedona Substance Abuse Committee invites you to help the fight against drug abuse by attending the October 1st Community Solutions Forum in Sedona.  The forum will be an open and interactive discussion generating ideas to improve drug prevention, intervention, treatment and support for recovery in our community. Read More→

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Celebrate the River Concert Opens OTCA’s Seventh Season

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Old Town Center for the ArtsSponsored by VRVNO, VRBP, VVLP, Verde River Committee and Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

Cottonwood AZ (September 15, 2014) – Old Town Center for the Arts opens its 7th Season with a concert dedicated to bringing attention to our most important natural resource – water.  Musicians, artists and river advocates will gather for an evening of music, stories and poems for the 26th Annual ‘Celebrate the River’ concert.

The concert will feature some of the region’s best musicians, including Allen Ames, Marianne Kremer-Ames, John Ziegler, Claudia Tulip, Eric Zang, William Eaton, Mary Redhouse, Wendy Harford, and JoAnne Agostinelli.  There’ll be solo and duo presentations as well as original songs from the ‘River Band,’ all inspired by the river and the life sustaining aspect of rain and water cycles. Read More→

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Award-winning Author/Filmmaker
Teaching in Northern Arizona

Monday, September 15th, 2014

logo_wordweaversCottonwood AZ (September 15, 2014) – Although Bill Myers will be in the middle of filming his latest project in California, he will fly to Arizona and teach fiction and nonfiction sessions at the Northern Arizona WordWeavers annual teaching day Saturday, Oct. 11, 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale. Read More→

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Unusual Book Titles Available at the Sedona Library

Monday, September 15th, 2014

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Virginia Volkman, Library Director

Sedona AZ (September 15, 2014) – Every so often as I wander through Sedona Public Library’s shelves I stumble upon books that jump out because of their unusual titles.  Here are a few that caught my attention recently and may pique your interest as well. Read More→

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Why Water Rates are Soaring
in Cottonwood and Surrounding Areas

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

By Stephen DeVol, Publisher

Cottonwood AZ (September 14, 2014) – Water rates in Cottonwood and the surrounding areas are soaring. Rate payers are angry that their water bills are rising at astronomical increases: 365% in 10 years inside Cottonwood city limits; 377% in the Verde Villages and Verde Santa Fe. The reason is not that it costs more to deliver their water, but because the  City of Cottonwood acquired their water companies with 25 year revenue bonds and the rate hikes are due to the cost of the bonds used to make these acquisitions. It’s the same water, coming from the same sources, delivered by the same methods. What the rate payers are paying for is the debt Cottonwood has obligated the rate payers to pay. They are making the payments  for Cottonwood to purchase your water company. Read More→

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logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival presents three screenings of powerful film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (September 14, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the debut of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning and thought-provoking film “Documented”. There will be three shows: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 4 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. “Documented” chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his public struggle as an immigration reform advocate; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. A broken immigration system leads to broken families and broken lives.  Read More→

logo_internationalcityofpeaceSedona AZ (September 13, 2014) – Sedona is stepping up its participation in the annual International Day of Peace, celebrated every September 21st in small towns and cities around the globe. This year Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, inspired by Andrea Smith and joined by the Sedona International City of Peace group, is hosting an entire day of fun for the whole family. The Sunday event runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, admission is free, and everyone is warmly invited! Save the date! Read More→

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logo_SIFFProduction from Stratford-Upon-Avon makes big-screen debut at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (September 13, 2014) – The Royal Shakespeare Company’s extraordinary production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” makes its Sedona big-screen debut on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the high-definition premiere of William Shakespeare’s renowned play from its home in Stratford-Upon-Avon. There will be one show at 1 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group
Meeting September 17

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

logo_oakcreekapplescomputerclubBy Arthur Poole

Sedona AZ (September 13, 2014) – The Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group will meet on Wednesday, September 17, at the Elks Lodge off Airport Road in West Sedona. Read More→

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A Celebration of Life for Tony Carito

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Celebration of Life for Tony Carito.
September 13th, 2014 12:00PM
The Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School
A love donation is requested to help pay for the cost of renting the space.
$5 to $10 suggested donation

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Wilderness 50th anniversary fair
coming to Red Rock Ranger Station

Friday, September 12th, 2014

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (September 12, 2014) – The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act on Sep. 20-21, beginning at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The public is invited to come participate in the activities both days, which include: Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
On the way …

Friday, September 12th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… not that long before Fall is here and winter not far behind that … thinking snow and cool temperatures around here today … can’t wait!!!

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logo_SIFFAcclaimed new independent films make Sedona premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (September 12, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films (featuring all-star casts) “Life of Crime” and “The One I Love” showing Sept. 19-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

PetSmart Charities Fee Waived Adoption Weekend

Friday, September 12th, 2014

logo_humanesocietySedona AZ (September 12, 2014) – September 12 – 14th is PetSmart Charities Fee Waived Adoption Weekend where all adoption fees are waived and donations requested. The Humane Society of Sedona is hoping to place 40 cats, dogs, kittens and puppies into loving homes. Almost all of the pets will be at PetSmart and the shelter however don’t forget the ones also in foster homes. The adoption event applies to them as well just call the shelter and let them know which pet you are interested in adopting.

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Whisper
Whisper is a 6 year old spayed female labrador retriever currently in foster. She is very playful, loves to play fetch and does very well on a leash. Read more here

Avery
Avery is a 2 year old spayed female Australian Kelpie also in foster. She can be a little shy at first but once she gets to know you she is very friendly. Avery has lived with dogs and cats and does very well on a harness. Read more here.

Please contact the shelter to make arrangements to meet Avery and Whisper. See all adoptable pets on www.HumaneSocietyofSedona.org. For more information call 928.282.4679.

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City of Sedona Seeking Volunteers to
Serve on City-Wide Green Team

Friday, September 12th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (September 12, 2014) – The City of Sedona is currently looking for volunteers to participate on its City-wide Green Team Work Group. The Green Team is an organization that until now has been comprised of city staff working on environmental and sustainability initiatives related to the city’s internal operations at City Hall and other city facilities and events. Read More→

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logo_rowegallerySedona AZ (September 12, 2014) – Navajo stone sculptor Alvin Marshall returns to Rowe Fine Art Gallery for his third annual show on Oct. 3, and while we would love to tell you what he’ll debut that evening, it’s top secret – even for us. “I’m calling the piece Beyond Tradition,” says Alvin. “It was inspired by my trip to Santa Fe Indian Market this year. I’m a traditional guy, but I was surrounded by these young mainstream artists. Us old guys need to come up with ways to keep up with the kids, so that’s what this piece is about.” Read More→

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Open Members Exhibition at SAC

Friday, September 12th, 2014

logo_sacSedona AZ (September 12, 2014) – Now showing in the Special Exhibition Gallery at Sedona Arts Center is the Open Members’ Exhibition and Sale, September 5–21. The exhibition was created to afford all SAC member artists the opportunity to exhibit their finest works in a gallery setting alongside their peers, work with art patrons and get quality feedback on their art. It is always a great show with a diversity of styles and mediums represented. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
In progress…

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… I bit off a little more than I could finish tonight with an astro composite that I am doing with a shot I took on a walk up in Half Moon Bay this summer. I was walking down to the beach past the magical Ritz Carlton which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and I always get a sense that it is a castle when viewing it from down the shore and looking back north across the links style golf course. This is a different view than I normally put out of it and near the top of the path visible in this photo you get the wonderful views of the Pacific.

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