Archive for August 2013

By Jessica Nelson, Sedona Resident
(August 31, 2013) 

logo_lettereditorImagination is the cornerstone of all learning. With it, a child’s comprehension and appreciation of intellectual concepts is deepened and embedded. Without it, the concepts have little meaning and are soon forgotten. There is no better way to engage children’s imaginations than in their arts classes. Children NEED art in their lives. Not only does it help develop their creativity and self- confidence, it enables them to explore the full range of their emotions in a profound and healing way. Their fears can be confronted, their joys celebrated.  Read More→

logo_cwag3Verde Valley AZ (August 31, 2013) – On July 31, the Arizona Department of Water Resources unveiled a draft of its long-overdue Fourth Management Plan (4MP) for the Prescott Active Management Area. The draft 4MP includes important historical data and information, conservation programs for water providers and ideas for reducing our overdraft. Is this our answer to achieving a sustainable water future? Read More→

Fifth Annual Sedona Winefest, September 28-29

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Sedona Winefest 2013 on September 28 and 29 to Feature Arizona Wines, Juried Art, Wine Education, Food and Music.

logo_sedonawinefest2013Sedona AZ (August 31, 2013) – The Fifth Annual Sedona Winefest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sedona Airport Vista. The winefest is designed to awake the senses with a variety of fine wines from many of the wineries in Arizona, but with special emphasis on wines from Prescott and Verde Valley area. The event also includes tasty Sedona cuisine from local restaurants, delightful music by talented musicians, and a variety of wine-oriented and art vendors, a juried art exhibition, and an exclusive premium wines area. Read More→

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (August 31, 2013) – MATFORCE is offering a free Motivational Interviewing training designed for professionals working to improve treatment outcomes for clients with substance abuse and other disorders.

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guidance used to strengthen motivation for change. It is an empathic, supportive counseling style that supports the conditions for change. This training teaches how to elicit behavior changes by helping people explore and resolve ambivalence. It is more focused and goal-directed than other interviewing styles. Read More→

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Sedona Trails and Egos Galore

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

By Chris Halstead, Sedona Resident
(August 31, 2013)

logo_lettereditorOn Thursday August 29th 6-8pm @ the VOC Hilton the Red Rock Ranger District continued its series of meetings on the ‘future of trails in Sedona’.  The Coconino National Forest supplied a hydrologist, biologist, archeologist and several planners. Approximately 60 other local residents were in attendance, representing themselves as local trail users or on a dual role as members of Friends of the Forest, The Westerners and Sedona Mountain Bike club (SMBC).

In spite of a couple attendees who were obviously there to push their angry agenda and their agenda only… the meeting settled into a productive example of democracy in action (and in all reality as annoying as it is dealing with grown-ups acting like teenagers who just want to be heard and push their agenda, on topic or not, IS part of the democratic process.) Read More→

Sedona Airport’s 2013 Family Fun Day

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

By Al Comello

Sedona Airport’s 2013 Family Fun Day to Display World War II Aircraft, Charles Lindbergh-era Artifacts and a USO-Style Musical Review.

Sedona AZ (August 31, 2013) – Arizona’s “Airport in the Sky” will host a their “Family Fun Day”on September 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the admission is FREE! A host of interesting and historic aircraft – from old military, antiques and restored aircraft to new, modern, state of the art airplanes with full glass cockpits will be on display along with a hundred classic automobiles in the Sedona Car Club’s annual car show. Read More→

Will new “Brand” and leaders emerge?

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

By Gary Chamberlain
(August 31, 2013)

logo_lettereditorStarting in 2009 and due to the efforts of many, our Arizona, Yavapai County Adopt-A-Highway program has been energized.

The future success of this coordinated effort will be determined by existing and new Yavapai County Adopt-A-Highway groups, residents, businesses, Yavapai County leaders, youth groups and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) working together. Read More→

logo_azdotCoalition of agencies also works to advise drivers to ‘Stay alert – stay alive’

Camp Verde AZ (August 30, 2013) – Interstate 17 north of the Phoenix area, one of the busiest highways at the start and end of the Labor Day weekend, will be the focus of a safe-driving campaign starting Friday (Aug. 30), as part of a taskforce lead by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

DPS will assign six highway patrol officers, two commercial vehicle enforcement officers and several freeway service patrol members to work along I-17 between Black Canyon City and the State Route 69 interchange at Cordes Junction on Friday and Monday (Sept. 2) as part of the state’s Labor Day Traffic Safety Taskforce. Read More→

Tips for Enhancing Your Online Searching

Friday, August 30th, 2013

By Andrea Lhotka, Public Services Librarian

logo_sedonapubliclibrarySedona AZ (August 30, 2013) – Most of us nowadays are familiar with the verb “to google.” When we use the Google search engine to look up something on the Internet, we are “googling.” Google has allowed us to find the answers to life’s questions with minimal effort, and these answers seem good enough to us in most cases. We live in a time of abundant information, but should we be doing more to verify online content? And what if we can’t locate what we’re searching for on the web? To answer these and other questions, read on. Read More→

logo_redroseinspirationSedona AZ (August 29, 2013) – Red Rose Inspiration For Animals is thrilled to present the 1st Annual “Ride For Rescue” Motorcycle Event on Sunday, September 8th, 2013.  This will not be your ordinary motorcycle event in several ways.  September 8th is National Pet Memorial Day and Red Rose Inspiration For Animals would like to honor this day as part of this event.  If you bring a photo of your pets that have passed, we will display it on our framed Pet Memorial Poster.  This is a unique way to let everyone know just how special their companion animals will always be.

Red Rose has also created a unique twist to this anticipated fun event.  At a certain time, there will be a motorcycle “Ride to Pine (Arizona) For Pie”.  All registered Riders and Passengers will receive a Free Slice of Pie and Ice Cream in beautiful Pine, Arizona at Sidewinders Saloon.  It will be a wonderful ride with a “sweet” ending! Read More→