Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
A dappled sky…

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

By Ted Grussing

A few weeks ago I was aloft and flying/soaring amongst some of the most beautiful clouds I have been up there with in sometime and they provided a beautiful screen for the sun and a patchwork or light and shadow on the ground. This is a shot looking southwest from the east side of Long Canyon and catching the lower west side of the canyon. Just below middle on the left you can see some white roofs on buildings and this is Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon which opens into Long Canyon. Anyhow, you can get a sense of the beauty I find myself in whilst plying the airways and why I seldom want to return, but nature usually provides a motivation to so :+)

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World War I Symposium at Yavapai College, Nov. 6-8

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (October 1, 2014) – In recognition of Veterans Day, the public is invited to attend Yavapai College’s “The First World War Symposium: A Series of Interdisciplinary Lectures Presented by the Faculty of Yavapai College.” The lecture series runs November 6-8 at both the Prescott and Clarkdale campuses, and attendance is free.

The symposium commemorates 100 years since the start of World War I, in 1914. Four years later, a cease-fire was enacted on November 11. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first anniversary of November 11 a celebration of this armistice as a day to reflect upon the service of those who sacrificed for their country during the First World War. Read More→

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“Dreaming with the Departed” at
Sedona Creative Life Center

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Sedona AZ (October 1, 2014) – On Saturday October 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 at the Sedona Creative Life Center, Dream Teachers in the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming will host a dream class, for the third year, this time a workshop entitled “Dreaming with the Departed.”

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Master Glass Artist Charles Lowrie at ALT Gallery

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

logo_altgallerySedona AZ (October 1, 2014) – Glass artist Charles Lowrie’s latest works utilize the transcendent nature of molten glass to reflect upon the soul’s intentions and desires.  His creations are portals for inner voyaging through time and space.  

His new show “Relics from the Future” will be on display at ALT Gallery during the month of October.  It features a spectacular selection of his current work, as well as pieces from his earlier, marine inspired collections. Read More→

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logo_ksbSedona AZ (October 1, 2014) – Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc., at its Preserving the WonderSpeaker Series on Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 pm, will feature Jamee Reddell, who will speak about Water Rights in the Verde Valley.

Do you know your water rights?  As water resources in the Verde Valley become increasingly stressed by population growth and large corporations are doing all they can to establish their water rights, it is keenly important that homeowners understand and claim their water rights now, before it is too late.  Join KSB for an informative evening to learn about the adjudication of water rights within the Verde River Watershed.  Read More→

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Visitor use surveys begin tomorrow
on Coconino National Forest

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

logo_USFS_USDAFlagstaff AZ (October 1, 2014) – Over the next year, many forest visitors will again have the opportunity to let the Forest Service know if their recreational desires are being fulfilled on Forest Service lands.

This opportunity for input is the result of the 2015 National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) survey, which will begin on the Coconino National Forest Thursday (Oct. 2) and run for one year. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Some fun…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

I had intended to get an early start this morning, but life just continued to happen and things demanded attention so it was a while before I got out the door. Winds aloft at the peaks were projected to be around 31 kts from the west which translates into some very good orographic lift on the windward side of the mountain, but not so pretty on the other side … something called rotors were going to be in abundance on the lee side and that is where I had to be to get good shots of Lockett Meadow and the major color areas. Rotor is nothing new, but the challenge was going to be to keep the Lambada  relatively stable to get the shots I wanted. I had a nice flight up to the peaks and as expected I started flying through air saturated with rotors … it is nice to not be disappointed :+) Anyhow I got some very nice shots including the one attached hereto (good legal word).

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Seasonal/Storm repairs on SR 89A through Oak Creek underway

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

logo_azdotDelays may be anticipated during cleanup work

Motorists travelling on SR 89A through Oak Creek Canyon may experience delays as maintenance crews clear debris and repair drainage facilities as part of ADOT storm response operations. Cleanup work will occur from the Midgley Bridge just north of Sedona and continue through the area switchbacks. Read More→

logo_campsoaringeagleGala Event to Feature Entertainment from Comedian Rita Rudner

Sedona AZ (September 30, 2014) - Camp Soaring Eagle will host its Annual Affair on November 1 at Signature Flight Support in the Scottsdale Air Park. More than 400 guests will gather in support of Camp Soaring Eagle during its signature gala event featuring a VIP reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and a show by renowned comedian, Rita Rudner. The nonprofit organization provides seriously ill children with the opportunity to attend medically supervised camps at no cost to the campers and families. Read More→

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logo_SIFFSedona AZ (September 30, 2014) – Master Chef Mario Batali and New York Times food writer and author Mark Bittman are featured guests in a special Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y simulcast on Sunday, Oct. 12. The Sedona International Film Festival will broadcast the event at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre at 4:00 p.m., live as it is happening in New York. 

Mark Bittman — the beloved New York Times food writer and author of the megaselling How to Cook Everything — joins his friend, master chef Mario Batali, for a gastronaut’s tête-à-tête. Read More→

2014 Sedona Book Festival Is Here!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

logo_sedonabookfestivalSedona AZ (September 30, 2014) – The 2014 Sedona Book Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4, at the Sedona Elks Lodge, located at 110 Airport Road in Sedona, Arizona.

As in previous years, the festival is sponsored by The Well Red Coyote bookstore  and will feature local and regional authors, publishers, organizations and others affiliated with books and reading. Read More→

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Women & Money: Heart & Soul & Just Plain Cents

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

logo_NAWBOOctober 9 – Sedona-Verde Valley Chapter of NAWBO Monthly Luncheon

Sedona AZ (September 30, 2014) – Hear experts in investment and finance talk about the ins and outs of how women think about money, and how it translates to their businesses. Take away some real knowledge about how to be a wise entrepreneur when it comes to earning and spending in your business. Read More→

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Karen Russell of Recipe4Wellness
hosts Fermented Foods Class

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

logo_recipe4wellnessSedona AZ (September 30, 2014) – Fermented foods are good for our gut! If our gut isn’t working, our bodies and brains aren’t either. Come and join Dan Sapienza and I once more for a fun and informative class on how to ferment foods and dishes like potato salad. Many cultures eat fermented foods for good health. Learn how easy it is to prepare fermented foods for you and your family. Wednesday, October 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at 140 Schuerman Drive. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited. $30 or bring a friend for $5 off. Contact Karen at (928)282-8918 to register.

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logo_rubyroad2aCamp Verde AZ (September 30, 2014) – Ruby Road Resale Mall offers an exciting and unique shopping experience for shoppers, whether they are looking for antiques,  bargains or one of a kind treasures.  The store has millions of unique items  in over 6000 square feet of space, and there are over 60 unique eye-catching shops under one roof!  Read More→

Most of Oak Creek Canyon to reopen Wednesday

Monday, September 29th, 2014

logo_USFS_USDAVisitors urged to continue to use caution

Sedona AZ (September 29, 2014) - This summer, Coconino National Forest managers, along with the City of Sedona, Sedona Fire District, Coconino and Yavapai Counties and State partners, have worked diligently to assess and mitigate hazards caused by the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon. On Wednesday, October 1, most of the National Forest in Oak Creek Canyon will reopen. Read More→

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Pumpkin Splash on October 18th

Monday, September 29th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (September 29, 2014) – Bring your bathing suit and join your friends at the best pumpkin patch in Sedona.  On Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Sedona Community Pool will be home to 300 pumpkins ready for the picking, right out of the water!  Read More→

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Living History Talk at Sedona Heritage Museum

Monday, September 29th, 2014

logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (September 29, 2014) – The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting the next talk in its Living History speaker series on Wednesday October 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum.

Frieda Ann Eswonia will speak. She is a proud member of the Yavapai Tribe, and comes from the “Russell Family” of the Clarkdale Indian Reservation. She will speak about the uniqueness of the Yavapai people, separate from the Apache with whom they share a reservation. She will also cover her tribe’s history and challenges for the future. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
They’re here …

Monday, September 29th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

I have a pretty good supply of the 2015 calendars in stock now and they are ready to ship. The price is the same as last year at $25.00 total including shipping if any and sales tax if any. Want them drop shipped as gifts, we can do that too. This year we are taking checks, PayPal and credit cards. The calendars are undergoing a name change from “Sedona Pathways” to “Pathways of One”; it was made know to me by our resident feline that she was in charge and would take over the cover position on all future printings, but she also informed me that I get the privilege of doing all the work. Profits from the venture will go to cover her food and lodging.

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Artists of Sedona, 1930-1999

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

By James Bishop, Jr.
(September 28, 2014) 

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.
— Ron Hubbard (1911 – 1986)

photo_bishopOnce upon a time not so long ago  Sedona was a dusty little community of folk encircled by awe-inspiring  expanses of national and state lands and blessed with sunsets that often dissolve the hardest of hearts. No wonder that artists beginning in the 1930′s arrived from far and wide to create their dreams whether in paint, bronze, wood, music or dance. By 1980 it was widely regarded as a cultural mecca.

Today, the land still thrills and while it is no longer a little town, and tourist buses crowd the streets many of those artists are here:  Joella Jean Mahoney, Susan Kliewer and many others remain to dream dreams that enrich the culture—now featuring its very own book festival set for Saturday October 4th  at the Sedona Elks Lodge. There, books of all sorts will be on display including Gene K. Garrison’s Artists of Sedona 1930-1999, a long-awaited comprehensive compendium of interesting artists, many still alive, others such as Bob and Mary Kittredge and Nassan Gobran, departed for good. Read More→

logo_SIFFGillian Anderson and Ben Foster star in new production from the Young Vic Theatre in London

Sedona AZ (September 27, 2014) – The National Theatre of London continues its season with a new production of “A Streetcar Named Desire”, showing in Sedona on Thursday, Oct. 9. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of Tennessee Williams’ powerful drama from stage of the Young Vic Theatre in London. There will be two shows at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire” stars Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations) as Stella. Read More→