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HSS Pet of the Week: Meet Maybelle

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

1 year old
Spayed Female
20131018_maybelleI am a very affectionate kitty. I love to play with toys and be petted and a little treat once in a while would be great!

You can meet me at the Humane Society of Sedona, seven days a week from 10am-4pm.

logo_azdotPhoenix AZ (October 12, 2013) – The stretch of State Route 64 in Grand Canyon National Park will reopen to through traffic Saturday. On Friday, Governor Jan Brewer negotiated an agreement with the U.S. Department of Interior to open the park for at least the next week during the federal government shutdown.

The 30-mile-long section of SR 64, which provides access to the popular South Rim, within the Grand Canyon National Park is owned and operated by the federal government. Travelers can reach the North Rim by taking SR 67, which has not yet closed for the winter season. Read More→

logo_verdevalleysanctuaryAlert: A Fun Night Out for a Worthy Cause!

Cottonwood AZ (October 12, 2013) – Ladies  & Gents of the Verde Valley take notice. It’s a night out alert for loads of fun for a great cause. Closet organization mavens Aileen Smart, of Smart Window & Image Creations and Tracey Shadley, of Organize A-Z want your scarves, belts, hats, purses and boas. The one’s you don’t use or would consider letting go of, literally.  Why? So they can be auctioned off at the upcoming Vintage & Vino event.  Proceeds from the evening will help support abused and battered women being cared for at Verde Valley Sanctuary. Read More→

Cottonwood Contra Dance is back!

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

20131012_privy_trippersCottonwood AZ (October 12, 2013) – The Cottonwood Contra Dance is back!  Join them on Saturday, Oct. 19th, at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. in Old Town. Learn a few steps, make new friends, and dance to live music by the Privy Tippers from Tucson. Steeped in the music traditions of the rural southern Appalachian mountains, the band features fiddle, mandolin, and string bass, and provides a powerful and lively experience.  The caller will be Claire Zucker. 

Contra dancing is moving, active, aerobic exercise–wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The pre-dance lesson begins at 6:30; regular dance is 7:00–10:00 P.M. The cost is $7 per dancer, $5 for students, and $4 for those 16 and under. No experience or partner is necessary but please bring a snack to share. Call 928-634-0486 for more information, email, or visit

Lifelong Learning at Sedona Public Library

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

By Virginia Volkman, Library Director

logo_sedonapubliclibrarySedona AZ (October 12, 2013) – I recently participated in a learning group offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, called Aging Gracefully. The class is held each week for eight weeks and features speakers discussing how to make your golden years happy, useful, and more meaningful.

The speaker before me was a medical doctor, who encouraged the students to take charge of their own health, be well-informed consumers, and have a health advocate. He advised them to take preventive measures to be healthy—visit the doctor regularly, exercise, eat a healthy diet, and treat stress by meditating, praying, or taking a walk. Exercising the brain by reading and visiting the library was also encouraged. Read More→

logo_SIFFKenneth Branagh stars in Shakespeare’s celebrated play on screen at Fisher Theatre

The National Theatre of London returns to Sedona on Monday, Oct. 21 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of “Macbeth” — a brand new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play. There will be two shows at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. Read More→

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (October 12, 2013) – The City of Sedona and the Red Rock Arts Council (RRAC) are proud to announce the unveiling of the life-size bronze sculpture, Josie, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Sedona Heritage Museum. The unveiling will be held in conjunction with the Museum’s celebration of its 15th anniversary and everyone is welcome to participate in this commemorative and festive event at the Jordan Historical Park. Read More→

YCSO Seeking Indecent Exposure Suspect

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

logo_ycsoSedona AZ (October 12, 2013) – On September 28, 2013, at approximately 4:45 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the base of Cathedral Rock, Village of Oak Creek, regarding a man exposing himself. Deputies were told that a group of 3 adults and 8 juveniles, all females, were hiking along the Baldwin Trail when the incident occurred. This trail heads east from Verde Valley School Road towards Cathedral Rock and along Oak Creek. Most of the juveniles in the group are foster children. Read More→

Celebrate Conflict Resolution Day

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

logo_olli2Sedona AZ (October 12, 2013) – In national news these days, we see mostly deep conflicts stuck at an impasse. At home and at work, too, we find, first-hand, that conflicts can be difficult to resolve. One might conclude that disagreements are destructive and to be avoided. But conflict also can be constructive, eye-opening, and bonding, if well-handled.

That’s why the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) joins the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the nation’s largest association for conflict resolution professionals, in celebrating Conflict Resolution Day on Thursday, October 17th. Read More→

logo_azdotPublic can take advantage of upgraded water system, facilities

Phoenix AZ (October 12, 2013) – The McGuireville rest area along Interstate 17 at milepost 298 near State Route 179 reopened to travelers yesterday after renovations to the rest area were completed, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Both facilities on either side of I-17 received upgraded restrooms and sewer lines as well as a new well and water pumps. Read More→