Two P&Z commissioners sought

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 15, 2018) – The city of Sedona is seeking applicants for two seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission as two current member terms approach expiration.

This voluntary body, established by city council, consists of seven citizens appointed to play a critical role in the city’s planning process. The commission serves as council advisor on land use, growth and development issues. Commission duties include making recommendations to the city council on Community Plan annual and 10-year updates, Land Development Code amendments, property zone changes and subdivision applications. In addition, the commission makes the final decision on conditional use permits and development review applications. Read More→

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A little tool, a big impact

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

By Dr. Marta Adelsman
Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness
www.DrMartaCoach.com
(August 15, 2018)

photo_martaadelsmanI could tell by my friend’s body language and facial expression that she felt irritated.  She had asked me if I could go to lunch with her on the following Monday, and I had launched into a detailed explanation about what I had to do that day that made it impossible for me to join her.

During lunch later in the week, my friend had the courage to tell me she had been frustrated during that conversation.  All she wanted was a simple “Yes, Monday works for me,” or “No, Monday doesn’t work.” Just the bottom line would have sufficed. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

…  I started working on a beautiful Blue Heron shot from January 2017 tonight that I shot with a backdrop of trees with  most of their leaves in fall color still attached. No matter what I did to the background the color combinations were such as made me ill to my stomach … certain color combinations do that to me, so I grabbed a rainbow shot I took in December of 2010 late afternoon when Corky and I were returning home from West Sedona. There were a lot of cars that had pulled over and were shooting the incredible rainbow in perfect light. This was shot off Chapel Road and SR 179. It would have made a good landscape shot all by itself, but I had so much time invested in the Heron shot I was not about to toss it … and it is possible that this could have occurred in real life, and did, just not at the same time or place.

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logo_SIFFMatt Dillon, Jim Caviezel and Ryan Potter star in film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (August 14, 2018) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new film “Running for Grace” Aug. 17-22 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Matt Dillon, Jim Caviezel and Ryan Potter star in “Running for Grace”, a beautiful, touching new family drama offering adventure, romance, friendship and hope.

Love is worth going the distance. Read More→

Sedona Fall Open Studios Tour

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

logo_svacWorking artists in the Verde Valley will be opening their private studios to the public for the Sedona Fall Open Studios Tour, which will be held the weekend of October 26-28, 2018. This wonderful, bi-annual self-guided event is presented by the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) and is always free to the public. The Tour runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, and from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. Read More→

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logo_verdevalleysanctuary2018Cottonwood AZ (August 14, 2018) – All four Rotary Clubs in the Verde Valley are providing support to victims of domestic abuse.  A check presentation was held at the Verde Valley Sanctuary’s Outreach Center located at 601 West Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood on Thursday, August 9, 2018.  

Holli Ploog, President of the Rotary Club of Sedona presented a check for $4,000 to support the construction of a Healing Garden at the Verde Valley Sanctuary’s Shelter.  $2,000 was raised by her club and they received a matching grant from Rotary District 5495. Tania Simms, Membership Chair of the Rotary Club of the Verde Valley presented a check for $1,000 also in support of the Healing Garden Project and Rob Schaefer, President of the Rotary Club of Sedona Village presented a check for $2,100 which was raised at the recent Waters Concert at Tequa Plaza. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… the view is spectacular and you can see forever … or nearly so. I took this shot the 30th of September in 2016 and was treated to vistas of low level clouds covering much of the Colorado Plateau with volcanic cones peeking up through the clouds and this amazing collection of peaks in this photo. Near cones from left are Sunset Crater and to the right of it O’Leary Peak. On the horizon from the left you have the San Francisco Peaks and at the base of thee right side of the peaks you can see Kendrick Peak also wreathed in clouds. It was a fun day to be up there and perhaps this fall will present more opportunities like this.

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logo_SIFFFingerstyle Guitarist, Rick Cyge’s Beatles Music Concert & CD Release Performance Will Be Featured at Mary Fisher Theatre as part of the SIFF “Deconstructing The Beatles Series.”

Sedona AZ (August 13, 2018) – Fingerstyle guitar master, Rick Cyge shares your favorites from The Beatles at Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, August 20, 2018. Recently voted “Sedona’s Best Musician For 2018” in KUDOS Reader’s Choice Awards, Cyge will perform all the subtle harmonies and intricate counterpoint of the brilliant music of The Beatles instrumentally on solo acoustic guitar.  The evening promises an uplifting and nostalgic journey into shared musical memories of the past! The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are on sale now.

Patrick Schweiss, the Sedona International Film Festival’s Executive Director commented, “Cyge’s concert, ‘Rick Picks The Beatles’ fits in nicely with Sedona’s summer fare as Sedona International Film Festival is the official host of the “Deconstructing the Beatles” documentary film series, joining hundreds of theaters around the country for a special four-part event that continues with the final in the series in September at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.” Read More→

Become an Artist of Made In Clarkdale!

Monday, August 13th, 2018

logo_madeinclarkdale2Clarkdale AZ (August 13, 2018) – Calling all artists that live, work, or attend school in Clarkdale.

Exhibit and sell your art in this year’s Made In Clarkdale Artists Showcase being held from December 6 -9, 2018 at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse in historic downtown Clarkdale. Read More→

Blues, Funk and Jazz at Sound Bites Grill

Monday, August 13th, 2018

logo_soundbitesgrillSedona AZ (August 13, 2018) – If you are a fan of Blues, Funk Groove or Jazz Standards you will find the entertainment lineup at Sound Bites Grill very enticing this weekend. Starting Friday Night at 7 pm August 17th the weekend kicks off with Scandalous Hands, a Prescott based four piece fusion and easy rock n roll band.

Scandalous Hands is comprised of 4 very talented musicians who you can tell have put a lot of energy into bringing you some world class music. When you listen to them you can tell they are this garage band that no one has discovered yet.  Every age group enjoys their music. They play a lot of covers that most are familiar with. The band is influenced by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead and Herbie Hancock. Read More→

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