logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival presents one-day-only special event

Sedona AZ (April 19, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the one-night-only debut of the award-winning documentary “Watermark” on Thursday, May 1. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless confronted by scarcity, when do we meditate on its ubiquity in creating, sustaining and enriching life? Read More→

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (April 19, 2014) – The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for one member of the Sedona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Local Board. Member must be a resident of the City of Sedona. The deadline to return applications is Friday, May 30, 2014, by 5:00 p.m. Read More→

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logo_amigosdelverdevalleyNon-Profit will lead revitalization effort

Verde Valley AZ (April 18, 2014) – Organized by a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, the Amigos del Verde Valley Volunteer Coalition will lead a ‘Lend a Hand’ yard revitalization effort to benefit elderly and persons with disabilities in Bridgeport, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, and the Verde Villages on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Amigos volunteers also recently built two wheelchair ramps for Bert Cisneros, a Verde Village paraplegic, and will build safety rails for an elderly woman in Bridgeport.   Read More→

logo_humanesocietySedona AZ (April 18, 2014) – The Humane Society of Sedona believes all the animals will be placed with a loving family soon. However the shelter currently has many wonderful cats that have been in residence for 200+ days and we are actively seeking permanent homes for these lovely animals. Read More→

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Sedona Public Library Staff to Speak at OLLI

Friday, April 18th, 2014

logo_olli2Sedona AZ (April 18, 2014) – Sometimes “what you see is what you get.” Not so at the Sedona Public Library. You can’t begin to see all the treasures available to you there–far beyond what sits on their shelves–because they are not in the physical building. Read More→

By Ted Grussing

… it is into the weekend again … with a few wing beats this Great Blue Heron flew the length of one of the ponds before settling in to do a little fishing. I stopped by the ponds on the way back from Cottonwood late this afternoon; a quick stop at Wildflower to pick up a salad and eat some of the bread samples while I waited for them to make my large vanilla latte … that is about the only bread I eat anymore and I figure since it is out there as a sample it likely has no calories … even the butter :+)

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logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (April 18, 2014) – As fire danger increases, the Sedona Fire District in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies, will be implementing fire restrictions as of Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:00 am. All open burn permits have been canceled.

These restrictions include all open burning.  Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned include those that produce open flames such as tiki lamps. The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark without a permit. Read More→

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logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival presents award-winning film of discovery and celebration

Sedona AZ (April 18, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the one-night-only debut of “Particle Fever” on Wednesday, April 30. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Particle Fever” follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough. Read More→

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (April 18, 2014) – The City of Sedona Recreation Room located within Posse Grounds Park is available for rental through the Parks and Recreation Department.  This 860 square foot room is ideal for birthday parties, Girl Scout troops, HOA/club/organization meetings, performance artists, or specialty classes.  The space is available on a year-round basis for a nominal rental fee depending on the intended use Read More→

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Celebrate National Library Week

Friday, April 18th, 2014

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village

Sedona AZ (April 18, 2014) – “Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.”  ~ former First Lady Laura Bush Read More→

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Verde River Basin Partnership Hosts Water Expert

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

logo_verde_river_basin_partnershipClarkdale AZ (April 17, 2014) – All are invited by the Verde River Basin Partnership to hear renowned water expert Peter W. Culp on Tuesday, April 29 at 4:00pm at the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus (601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale). This presentation is open to the public at no cost. Read More→

Volunteers needed to install medical alert units

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

logo_verdevalleycaregiversVerde Valley AZ (April 17, 2014) – Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition invites members of the community to turn their caring into action on Tuesday, April 22, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Library. This “I Care” volunteer recruitment event will focus on the need for more volunteers to help install Guardian Angel medical alert units. Carol Basini, program coordinator, will be available to train and answer questions on the life saving devices. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (April 15, 2014) – Yavapai College will honor 15 exceptional Verde Valley Campus and Sedona Center students and the campus’ 2014 outstanding alumna at its annual Evening of Recognition event on Tuesday, April 22.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bldg. M, Room 137 on the Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale. The public is invited to this free event. Read More→

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logo_SIFFCritically-acclaimed new independent films premiering at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (April 17, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of “Bethlehem” and “Alan Partridge” showing April 25-29 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

logo_azdotPaving on southbound lanes to begin next week  

Camp Verde AZ (April 17, 2014) - Late-night drivers traveling between Phoenix and Flagstaff tonight need to be aware of lane restrictions on Interstate 17 and allow extra travel time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make progress on building a climbing lane on southbound I-17 south of Camp Verde (mileposts 280-282). Read More→

logo_USFS_USDAFlagstaff AZ (April 17, 2014) – On April 15, the Coconino National Forest issued a revised, free Motor Vehicle Use Map to show all roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use on the Forest. The Motor Vehicle Use Map is re-issued each year, is free to the public, and can be downloaded for use on smartphones, tablets and Garmin GPS devices.  Copies of the Motor Vehicle Use Map are also available at Coconino National Forest Offices, nearby national forest offices, and other local businesses. Read More→

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Sedona AZ (April 17, 2014) – The Sedona/Verde Valley Acupuncture Council is sponsoring a free event for the public at the West Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona AZ 86336. The Asian Medicine Day will be held Saturday, May 3rd from 2-4pm. The public is encouraged to drop in and learn more about Acupuncture and Asian medicine through personal interaction and expert treatments with local professional licensed acupuncturists. Read More→

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It was a day filled with work on computers, visiting with friends, walks and a zip day for photos … a very good day! I took this shot Sunday at Filoli Gardens and although there are a lot of photos of other flowers I took, this rose is kinda special … at least I like it and that makes it special … to me. Hope you enjoy it too. The bloom is likely gone and faded by now … human life on a shorter timeline … hopefully we as humans will also display beauty during our tenure and leave memories that are as beautiful as this rose.

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Sedona AZ (April 17, 2014) – The Wild Women Writers of the West will read at the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project event at 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, under the sycamore trees by the creek at the old Pumphouse.

The WWWW is a group of twelve women who meet every Monday from 1 to 3 at the Sedona Library to write based on the philosophy of Natalie Goldberg, the best-selling author of Writing Down the Bones. The group began in 2005 when Sarah McLean and Victoria Nelson attended a writing retreat led by Goldberg, whose writing philosophy, heavily influenced by zen Buddhism, is that one’s words should not be censored, edited, or criticized as they arise. Read More→

Old Town Center for the ArtsCottonwood AZ (April 17, 2014) – Cowboy singer, humorist, storyteller and Arizona State Historian, Marshall Trimble will be in Old Town Cottonwood on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 PM at the Old Town Center for the Arts. Opening the concert will be singer-songwriter Dan Engler, whose insightful, humorous and thought provoking lyrics have engaged a faithful local following.

Marshall Trimble, who has been called ‘Arizona’s Will Rogers’, and is known throughout Arizona, brings history to life with his music and storytelling, delving into the fascinating tales of Arizona and the west.  He has performed throughout Arizona for decades and has become well known across the United States as an ambassador of good will for the State of Arizona.  Read More→

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