logo_SIFFTrekkies unite! Film debuts on 50th anniversary of ‘Star Trek’ at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2016) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join hundreds of theatres around the world to present a special one-night-only premiere of “For the Love of Spock” — on the official 50th anniversary of “Star Trek”, Thursday, Sept. 8 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite trekkies worldwide, “For the Love of Spock” tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years. Read More→

Movin’ On Gallery Features Talbot and Shatreau-Janisky

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2016) – Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is always on the lookout for noteworthy artists to showcase, and the venue is thus proud to be able to feature two award-winning local artists in September.  Julie Talbot, long known as one the area’s premier watercolorists, will be showing a collection of her recent works, and Susan Shatreau-Janisky will be exhibiting a variety of her elegant native art, including silver and wire-wrapped jewelry, beadwork, and leather pieces. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… 6 AM, wake up, discover you are breathing … open your eyes and look at the beauty around you … head to the kitchen and brew the first five shots of espresso … check email, does anyone like what you sent out a few hours ago? Yes!!! Smiles form, espresso begins to take effect, exercises, text Sus and Jogi that I am still breathing, brush and feed One, clean up and out the door for an early morning flight. Free Mariah from her shade, preflight the ship, grab the cameras from the car, in the cockpit, canopy closed, start the engine and down the taxiway to R21 … mag check, clear traffic and out onto the runway while slowly giving it full power … 400’down the runway I’m airborne, accelerate down the runway in ground effect, 90 kts indicated and initiate a 50 degree climbing bank at 1500 fpm or better … one minute into flight, crossing over the north end of the field at 6,000’+ and all smiles!

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Sedona City Talk: Councilor Jon Thompson

Friday, August 26th, 2016

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 26, 2016) – When people use the term return on investment, they’re usually talking about money. They look for a good ROI when they invest in the stock market, for example. And because both the investment and the return are purely financial, ROI is very easy to calculate. ROI comes up in City Council discussions, too, but with a difference. For example, we might start to calculate the return on our destination marketing investment by adding up the taxes received from new tourist spending. But there are negative returns as well, like the cost of increasing police and other city services to deal with those extra tourists. Those are real financial costs that should be part of our ROI, but they aren’t as easy to calculate. Read More→

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Books for Your Fall Reading List

Friday, August 26th, 2016

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Elizabeth Cate, Collection Development Librarian

Sedona AZ (August 26, 2016) – Perhaps you enjoyed a few of this summer’s bestselling titles such as The Girls, Barkskins, or The Gene. Other must-read books that were published recently include Belgravia by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes; The Underground Railroad, Oprah’s latest book club pick; and the memoir Hillbilly Elegy. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Summer days

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… the easy ones and listening to Sinatra … what was to be a busy day turned into a relaxing one and not much got done. My feathered friends did the flying and One and I enjoyed the rain. Maybe later today things will be rolling again, but then again maybe not … and I will enjoy the day regardless. Switched to Jim Brickman now. Easier music.

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logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival and Mary D. Fisher Theatre present big screen debut in Sedona

Sedona AZ (August 25, 2016) – The Almeida will broadcast Rupert Goold’s production of “Richard III” — starring Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret — to cinemas around the world, including the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m.

Almeida Theatre Live will give worldwide audiences the opportunity to see plays from the stage at the Almeida’s London home for the first time. Read More→

Sponsor the Reindeer Route and
Become Part of the Holiday Fun

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 25. 2016) – This year during Holiday Central, the city of Sedona’s Parks and Recreation Department will feature the Reindeer Route, a fun, interactive map that will lead people to nine, 9-foot reindeer throughout the city located at select businesses that opt to sponsor this opportunity. Read More→

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Arizona State ParksSedona AZ (August 25, 2016) – Since the kids are back at school, it’s the perfect time to come to Red Rock State Park and learn about nature. Even if your kids are all grown up, stop by for our featured events in September 2016, one of our daily bird walks or nature walk, or explore on your own. The cost is Red Rock State Park’s Entrance Fee of $7 per person for those aged 14 and up, $4 for children aged 7 to 13 and free for children 6 and younger. An additional fee is charged where noted. Make reservations at (928) 282-6907. Find out more at AZStateParks.com/parks/RERO. Read More→

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logo_ycsoVerde Valley AZ (August 25, 2016) – Due to a recent influx of reported IRS tax scam calls over the last few days, the Sheriff’s Office is reissuing updated informational warnings shared late last year. Almost daily, many Sheriff’s Office employees are also receiving the scam calls.

The most common complaint involves scam artists acting as IRS agents and calling to demand money or indicate a tax refund is due as a means to obtain personal information. When the scammer claims an overdue tax payment, they will demand the taxpayer send cash via prepaid debit cards or ITunes gift cards. The calls are intimidating because many times the scammers are able to share specific knowledge they have regarding tax payer identification in order to appear more convincing. Read More→