By Ted Grussing

Yesterday late afternoon I decided to head up to the airport and get a flight in and see if I could get some sunset shots for a change. The air was still pretty hazy, but from a lower altitude it wasn’t too bad. I was roughly a thousand feet above the runway when I took this shot, and that is quite a bit higher than if you are coming in for a landing, but it gives you a neat perspective of the airport and area. On the closest ramp to the left of the runway there is a pair of Gulfstream 5’s parked and further up a number of other jets and piston aircraft.

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Sticks and Stones
An Exhibit of Newer Works by Sharron Vincent Porter at Gallery 527 in Jerome

“In this earthly place of ponderous and powerful Matter,
what lies beyond?

Are little shortcuts to the Divine contained in the spaces in-between,
or in the heavens above?

Are there portals in the landscape through which we are beckoned
to discover our true Selves?”

Jerome AZ (April 24, 2017) – Sharron Porter’s acrylic textured landscapes, which she likes to call “LANDSTRACTS”, are inspired by her move to the Southwest. Slightly abstracted with rock-like textured surfaces, the resulting paintings appear to focus on the sheer visual and tactile qualities of experience. Read More→

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Ruminations from the Arizona Room: The Cup of Life

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Ruminations from the Arizona Room is a series by Dr. Elizabeth Oakes, a former Shakespeare professor, a spiritual writer, and an award winning poet. A Sedonian of four years, she will share the thoughts that arise as she sits in the literal Arizona room in her home as well as the metaphorical “Arizona room” that is Sedona.

photo_elizabethoakes_216_20170109By Elizabeth Oakes
(April 24, 2017)

The Cup of Life

The cup holds everything –
things you think you want
and things you know you don’t. Read More→

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First Saturday Jerome Art Walk on May 6th

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

logo_jeromeartwalkJerome AZ (April 23, 2017) – Another great spring evening is in store for locals and visitors in this mile high mountain town. First Saturday Jerome Art Walk on May 6th will be a party filled with art, music, refreshments and great conversation at the 20 galleries and studios. A free shuttle will whisk you from The Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery and everywhere in between. Walking the inviting streets is another easy option for art lovers. Jerome First Saturday Art Walk has become the best Saturday activity in the Verde Valley… at least according to many art lovers who are slowly savoring each section of this thriving art community. There is so much to see that it is impossible to visit everything in one walk.  Read More→

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YCSO Seeking Village of Oak Creek Robbery Suspect

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

logo_ycsoSedona AZ (April 23, 2017) – On April 22, 2107, at approximately 5 AM, the Circle K in the Village of Oak Creek was robbed. The store is located in the 6000 block of Highway 179.

The clerk told deputies a male came into the store and walked directly to the counter. He was described as a white male approximately 6’00 in height, weighing approximately 170 pounds and wearing a blue long sleeve hoodie, faded (stonewashed) blue jeans, sunglasses, and white tennis shoes that looked almost new. The suspect had the hood of his hoodie pulled up, so there was no hair color or facial description available. The clerk said the suspect appeared right handed. Read More→

Mental Health Awareness Month Events

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

logo_mentalhealthawarenessweekSedona AZ (April 22, 2017) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley has planned a series of events coordinated under the theme “Stories of Hope and Healing.” According to Lori Morrison, VP Education Director for the Coalition, “Sharing your personal journey takes courage but can inspire others to connect with you and share their own stories of hope and healing. Together we can reduce societal stigma and encourage people to get help sooner. Right now the time between the onset of symptoms and reaching out for help is about 10 years according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. That’s why our programs during May all put the emphasis on sharing stories.” Read More→

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Northern Arizona Student Art Show (NAZSAS)

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

logo_northernarizonastudentartshowClarkdale AZ (April 22, 2017) – The Northern Arizona Student Art Show (NAZSAS) is a juried art show for aspiring high school artists that has become a major art event in Northern Arizona. The public is invited to attend and view works of over 350 student artists from nine regional high schools.  Over $4,000 is expected to be awarded to the top artists through scholarships and cash prizes. Read More→

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Immigrant Rights Forum and Legal Clinic Training

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

logo_keepingsedonatogetherSedona AZ (April 22, 2017) – Keeping Sedona Together, a new citizen group dedicated to understanding and supporting immigrant rights, has invited Margo Cowan, human rights activist and immigration lawyer from Tucson, to come back to Sedona as a follow up to her presentation on immigrant rights in March

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logo_collectivesedonaSedona AZ (April 22, 2017) – The Collective Sedona is proud to announce they are currently planting beds throughout the property filled with organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. These organic edible gardens will be dispersed throughout the property and free to visitors to pick and enjoy as they explore the property. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorBy Henry Twombly, Sedona Resident
(April 21, 2017)

City politics grows more murky and mucky on various fronts.  The City Council voted to enter “a seven-year contract with automatic two-year renewals after the initial term” with the Chamber of Commerce.  The SRRN article (4/14/17) further explains “beginning in 2018 a joint meeting would be held every January with the Council and the Chamber prior to development of the upcoming year’s program of work, budget and marketing plans…It’s also a way for the Council to decide on what projects would fall under the category of the Chamber’s product development, which will have its budget increased greatly in the upcoming years [italics mine]…And because product development has not been defined, funding can be used for a variety of sources that enhance the visitor experience (traffic and parking mitigation and trail maintenance) while benefiting the city.”  This contract officially establishes the Chamber as an arm of city government or does it establish the Council as an arm of the city’s tourist industry?   Read More→

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