Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
On the water

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

By Ted Grussing

… again, and we were the only ones on Watson Lake this afternoon. A lot of migratory waterfowl on the lake now and we did our best to shoot them all; perhaps not quite a successfully as we would have liked, but we tried. Near the end of day we came on an egret that was more interested in securing food before sunset than being spooked by us. We got within fifty feet of him and he just continued looking for food … never has a creature been shot so many times … between the two of us I think it was over a thousand, which is ridiculous, but he was there, we were there and we had cameras that shoot lots of frames per second. The real bummer is that now I have to go through them and delete most of them … a project for the morning.

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logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival presents one-day-only special event at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (October 23, 2018) – Just in time for Halloween: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” — the outrageous cultural phenomenon that has been a hit with movie lovers for nearly four decades — returns to the big screen in Sedona on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the return one-night-only engagement at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Feel free to dress in costume — if you wish — and come dance, sing along and do the time warp with other Rocky Horror fans! Relive Richard O’Brien’s sinfully twisted salute to horror, sci-fi, B-movies and rock music — a “sensual daydream to treasure forever” — starring Tim Curry (in his classic gender-bending performance), Barry Bostwick and Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon. Read More→

logo_azdotADOT working on design study for new lanes in Anthem to Sunset Point area

Phoenix AZ (October 23, 2018) – As the Arizona Department of Transportation advances projects that will add capacity to Interstate 17 north of the Phoenix area, drivers can help improve safety and reduce delays today by avoiding speeding, aggressive driving, distraction from things like cellphones and other behaviors that lead to crashes.

The longest backups stemming from crashes occur most often on weekends, when many drivers take I-17 to and from Arizona’s high country. Read More→

Water for Development: Where Does It Come From?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

logo_cwag3Verde Valley AZ (October 23, 2018) – More than 16,000 new homes are slated for Prescott and central Yavapai County in the coming decades despite the problem that groundwater pumping exceeds natural and artificial replenishment and has decimated Del Rio Springs, drained wells in Williamson and Chino Valleys, and threatens the Verde River.

Where will the water come from for Jasper, Deep Well, Arizona Eco, and other developments? Read More→

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Verde Valley Sanctuary Celebrates 25 Years

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

logo_verdevalleysanctuary2018Sedona AZ (October 23, 2018) – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Verde Valley Sanctuary is celebrating 25 years of protecting, assisting and empowering thousands of local residents affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault.

One in three women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.  “If you look around where ever you are and compute how those numbers relate to your friend group, business contacts etc… the rate of domestic abuse is astounding,” states Jennifer Perry, Development Director of the Verde Valley Sanctuary. Domestic Violence is not an income-based problem it is prevalent in all races, neighborhoods and geographical locations. Read More→

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Laughter Focus of Mental Health Monday

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

logo_mentalhealthawarenessweekSedona AZ (October 23, 2018) – “Laugh for the Mental Health of It” is the title of the program for Mental Health Monday on October 29, 10AM-11:30AM, at Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Drive Sedona. The program is presented by the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley and is a partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and is free and open to the public. Read More→

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Experience Timeless Beauty at Rowe Fine Art Gallery

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

logo_rowegallerySedona AZ (October 23, 2018) – You’re forgiven if, upon first glance, you think Sue Krzyston’s oil paintings are three-dimensional. It’s a common misperception, says the Phoenix-based artist. Since 1983, Sue has been creating still-life paintings that feature Native American artifacts from her personal collection. It’s Sue’s mastery of light and shadow that make the paintings appear three-dimensional. And while her artwork traditionally features a dark background, this year, Sue has branched out. Her newest works depict lighter, more neutral backgrounds that give the paintings an atmospheric quality. Come see her new style alongside her traditional works during Timeless Beauty, Sue’s one-woman show happening at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on Saturday, November 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Read More→

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CUL Holiday Craft Fair, Bake Sale and Book Swap

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

logo_centerofuniversallightBy Grace Kirkwood

Cottonwood AZ (October 23, 2018) – The Center of Universal Light (CUL) is holding their annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at The Old Town Center for the Arts, located at 633 N. 5th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. The show is from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

There will be locally made arts and crafts by our community members as well as a Bake Sale and Book Swap. And don’t miss the live music performances.  Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: Dreaming

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

By Ted Grussing

… of the colors, snow, clouds and blue skies that I had on flights to the SF Peaks last week … I took this shot on the 12th of October and the shots I took on the a flight up there on the 18th showed significantly less color and it looked like most of the leaves had been blown off or just separated and fell off … so this image is about as good as it got, or rather as good as I saw it get this year. I talked with a friend today who was up there shooting and he said it was pretty anemic with just some smaller patches of color. Time for me to start checking out the canyons off of Sycamore Canyon which frequently get some beautiful colors including reds; maybe tomorrow or Tuesday morning.

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logo_SIFFLive concert event!

Sedona AZ (October 22, 2018) – Celebrate the women of Shakespeare in song when performer, writer and director Nancy Husby brings her live show and concert “Shakespeare’s Ladies Sing: The Girls from Stratford-Upon-Avon” to Sedona.

There will be one performance on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. Read More→