Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona AZSedona AZ (November 25, 2014) – It’s that time of year when holiday mood-making kicks off with the ever-popular Sedona event: Festival of Trees at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. With over 50 holiday trees designed by artists and craftspeople, and sponsored by galleries, restaurants, boutique and business owners, the creative bar will once again be set very high. Anticipation is building, as the soon-to-be-revealed holiday trees will be available for bidding and voting on. Proceeds will benefit Toys For Tots, ensuring that all kids have a happy holiday season. Read More→

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Cottonwood Robbery Suspect in Custody

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (November 25, 2014) – UPDATE – Based on investigative leads developed over the last few days, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify the Garcia’s Market robbery suspect as 29-year-old Jason Bunescu from Cottonwood. This morning, detectives located Bunescu at Yavapai College in Clarkdale and arrested him without incident. Bunescu is also on active probation and subsequent to his arrest, detectives completed a probation search of his home. During the search, detectives located a quantity of heroin and a large amount of stolen jewelry which has been linked to an area burglary still under investigation. Read More→

Dog Training this Winter

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (November 25, 2014) – Dog owners will want to be a part of the Sedona Parks and Recreation winter dog programming.  The classes scheduled offer a variety of opportunities for dog owners to teach their pets new habits.  Whether it is for getting out extra energy or for teaching an old dog better manners, these classes have it covered.  Join Instructor Starr Ladehoff, CPDT-KA and Alicia Jones on this fun journey with your pet.  Classes begin December 13. Read More→

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Sedona Fire District Responds to
House Fire on Blackhawk Lane

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (November 25, 2014) – At approximately 10:50 am, Sunday, November 23, 2014, Sedona Fire District (SFD) emergency crews responded to a reported structure fire at 30 Blackhawk  Lane.  SFD crews from Fire Station #4, in Uptown Sedona, reported seeing heavy smoke near the end of Brewer Road as they responded from their fire station. Within 6 minutes fire crews were on the scene of a single family residence nestled among heavy vegetation and other homes. Read More→

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Living History Talk at Sedona Heritage Museum

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (November 25, 2014) – The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting the next in its Living History speaker series on Wednesday December 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum when John Larsen Southard will present “A Trail of Silver Becomes The Great Migration Trail of the Depression: Route 66 in Flagstaff, 1926-1938.” Read More→

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

Sedona AZ (November 25, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films “Hector and the Search for Happiness” and “The Song” showing Dec. 5-11 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

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

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… of the flower remains on the hands of the person who gives the gift … an old Japanese proverb. The daughter of a friend is a commercial florist growing orchids and brings some to her dad periodically … I was lucky enough to be walking by and he stopped me to introduce us … she made a gift of several orchid plants and here is  photo of a few blooms on one of them. I debated between using the branch or a shot of just a single bloom … the branch won.

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logo_maitreyalovingkindnesstourSedona AZ (November 24, 2014) – Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha and other masters from India, Tibet & China will be on display in Sedona on: Friday, Dec. 5, (6pm – 8pm); Saturday Dec. 6, (10am – 5pm); and Sunday Dec. 7, (10am – 5pm); at the 7 Centers Yoga Arts 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
A delicacy…

Monday, November 24th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… considered a delicacy in many countries, our friend a blue heron at the ponds was gorging himself on the gourmet food … not cooked in butter with garlic and lemon, but he seems to be enjoying the meal nevertheless. One more gulp and they were down … and he continued the hunt.

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15th Annual Winter Gifting Project

Monday, November 24th, 2014

logo_crossingworldshopiprojectsVerde Valley AZ (November 24, 2014) – Donations are welcomed to supply food, hygiene supplies and gifts for Hopi families in six villages on these remote mesas in the 15th annual Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects annual Winter Gifting Project.  The Hopi Projects group of local volunteers provides support year round for: families, preschooler’s learning enhancement, Hopi cultural activities and Hopi-based initiatives that are growing sustainability.  Last year the group provided 12 pieces of playground equipment for the Hopi pre-schools. Read More→

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

Sedona AZ (November 24, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films “Citizenfour” and “The Skeleton Twins” showing Nov. 28-Dec. 4 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

CITIZENFOUR

“Citizenfour” is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to Academy Award-nominated director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Read More→

Ruby Road Resale Mall supports local entrepreneurs

Monday, November 24th, 2014

logo_rubyroad2aCamp Verde AZ (November 24, 2014) – Ruby Road helps the community support local businesses.   It is the home of the “mini-entrepreneur”, offering a simple and economical option for local, small business owners to sell their treasures.

There are over 60 unique, eye-catching shops under one roof, each one independently owned and operated.   The mall has millions of unique items  in over 8000 square feet of space. Read More→

7th Annual Holiday Blues Revue at
Old Town Center for the Arts

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Old Town Center for the ArtsBlues Revue to Benefit Yavapai Food Council

Cottonwood AZ (November 22, 2014) – The 7th edition of Joe Neri’s popular Holiday Blues Revue will be on Saturday, December 6, at 7:00 pm, at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood.

This annual event is known for its “blues-ified” holiday music and holiday blues music, always performed by some of the best musicians in the area and always intended to bring some foot-stompin’ holiday cheer to all. Read More→

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logo_SIFFSir Tim Rice’s epic new production from London’s Shaftsbury Theatre hits the big screen

Sedona AZ (November 22, 2014) – In observation of Pearl Harbor Day, the Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the big-screen premiere of “From Here To Eternity: The Musical” from London’s Shaftsbury Theatre. Sir Tim Rice’s epic new musical will show on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 7 and 8 at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

HSS Pet of The Week: Meet Marmalade

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Sedona, AZ (November 21, 2014) – As we move into the Holiday Season, be sure and think about adopting a wonderful pet from the Humane Society of Sedona.  Give the gift of a new home to sweet cat or loyal dog this during this special time of year and you will make a friend for life! 

20141121_HSS_Marmalade-2Marmalade is a wonderful 4 year old neutered Domestic Short Hair looking for her new home.  She loves to both snuggle and play.  And, she loves people and just may be the purr-fect cat for you and your family.  Marmalade would love to meet so come visit her at the shelter today.

Many pets are brought to shelters as they get older. Please remember all animals, regardless of age, deserve a loving home. Stop by the shelter seven days a week from 10 to 4 pm and at PetSmart daily to adopt a senior cat or dog today.

www.humansocietyofsedona.org, 827.282.4679

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logo_verdevalleyvoicesHoliday Concert Features New and Beloved Pieces

Cottonwood AZ (November 21, 2014) – With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Verde Valley Voices are busy rehearsing for their annual Christmas concert. “This is our favorite time of the year,” Voices President Trish Wood exclaims. “The Verde Valley Voices have undergone a lot of transition this past season, and we are excited to share our new direction with the community.”

Under new Music Director and Conductor Caleb Nihira, the Voices will be performing a unique blend of traditional holiday favorites mixed with some stunning new pieces. Read More→

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Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Sedona Main Street ProgramSedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit kicks off the holiday season on Friday, December 5th. Free entertainment, activities and refreshments are available from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown along North State Route 89A near the mid-block crosswalk. Read More→

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logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – The Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center is excited to become a community drop off site for used batteries and other items for recycling purposes.

Household batteries, printer ink and toner cartridges and cell phones will be collected at the Visitor Center located one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek on Highway 179 and then sent to a local business for recycling. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Smokey skies …

Friday, November 21st, 2014

By Ted Grussing

Most of today I was working on an order for photographs, all aerial, all clear skies, all beautiful. Did not go outside until 3:30PM when I decided it would be a good afternoon to go get some air time and clean my head out, my friend Don joined me and about 4:30PM we started rolling down R21 … not for long and we were airborne in about 300’ and on our way. A swing over Pine Valley to waggle our wings and say hi to a friend then a more or less straight line to Mingus, climbing all the way. The sky was beautifully saturated with smoke from recent prescribed/slash pile burns which had spread over Northern Arizona as far as the eye could see … in any direction.  Rather made the smoke filled bars of the past seem like health clubs … still there is a certain beauty to it and all the particulates and chemicals and gases that make it up create beautiful sunsets … an end of day … end of life thing … smiles.

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logo_lettereditorBy Warren Woodward, Sedona Resident

Dear Editor,

I have written a report on the Arizona Dept. of Health Service’s recently released “smart” meter study. Below is my report’s Foreword.

Below that is my cover letter that accompanied my report to the Arizona Corporation Commission. Read More→

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