Archive for January 2014

logo_lettereditorBy Donna Joy Varney, Sedona Resident
(January 31, 2014)

Dear Mayor Rob Adams & [City of Sedona] Councilors,

I have lived in Sedona for over 20 years,  lived in Kachina Subdivision for 18-19 of them.    Our city was just a few years old when  my family moved here. When the Sedona Marathon was created 8 years ago by  Four Winds Adventures, LLC. I supported it. In fact I have supported it all along.  Four Winds Adventures, LLC are still the legal owners according to our Secretary of State today, I understand that Jennifer Wesselholf, the Chamber took over  the running of the event. Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Sedona AZ (January 31, 2014) – is proud to introduce the “Today’s Photo” feature, with photography generously provided by Ted Grussing of Ted Grussing Photography.  We hope our readers enjoy Mr. Grussing’s stunning photographs and commentary.


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City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (January 31, 2014) – On Saturday, February 1, 2014, Dry Creek Road northbound from SR 89A to Thunder Mountain Road will be closed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. as part of the Sedona Marathon event. A signed detour route has been planned via Andante Drive/ Thunder Mountain Road. This temporary closure will also impact street access to both connections of White Bear Road onto Dry Creek Road, Kachina Drive at Dry Creek Road, and Remuda Road at Dry Creek Road. Read More→

logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival hosts Northern Arizona debut at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre 

Sedona AZ (January 31, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night-only premiere event on Thursday, Feb. 6 with the Northern Arizona debut of “Blue is the Warmest Color”. There will be two screenings of the film at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Blue is the Warmest Color” was nominated for a Golden Globe award and short-listed for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition, it has won numerous top awards at prestigious film festivals around the world. It was the Palme d’Or Winner at the Cannes Film Festival as well as audience and critical sensations at the Toronto, Telluride, New York and Chicago Film Festivals, among many others. It has garnered top accolades around the globe and is included among the top 10 films of the year with every major critic, both in the United States and abroad. Read More→

February 10th Toastmasters Event

Friday, January 31st, 2014

logo_toastmastersinternationalSedona AZ (January 31, 2014) – On Monday, February 10th, 2014 Toastmasters of Sedona will facilitate a reunion of guests and members featuring Bill Kreiger, master storyteller and creative wordsmith, who will lead an experiential workshop on The Art of Storytelling.  Following this educational presentation there will be time for everyone to create and briefly share their own stories incorporating creative props! Read More→

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Arizona State ParksCamp Verde AZ (January 31, 2014) – Join the Buffalo Soldiers, as they provide living history presentations at Fort Verde State Historic Park. The event is Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring your special someone or all of your loved ones to Fort Verde State Historic Park and learn about history with the Buffalo Soldiers and the Buffalo Soldiers of America Motorcycle Club. There will also be flag raising and lowering ceremonies, an 1880s period church service and presentations about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers. Read More→

Sedona AZ (January 31, 2014) – Dora is a 3 year old spayed tabby female and currently the Humane Society of Sedona’s longest feline resident. It is time for Dora to go to her fur-ever home!


Dora is currently in foster and loving it! Here’s what she has to say about herself…

” Meow. I’m friendly and lots of fun, and I’ll play if you want to. I love being scratched behind my ears. That will get you a big purr! I’m ready for a home of my own, and a lap of my own. I just love interacting with people so much so I’ve taken over my foster home, but if you call I’m sure my mom and dad will set up a time for us to meet, so I can take over your home.”

Our foster parents are amazing volunteers who help homeless pets like Dora get ready for their new home. Call HSS today to meet and (crossing our paws) adopt Dora.

The Humane Society of Sedona is open seven days a week from 10-4 pm. 928.282.4679

Workshop Creates New Poets For Peace

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Sedona AZ (January 31, 2014) – Tapping into everyone’s wish for peace, the last workshop of Sedona World Peace Dance Celebration Week will turn to poetry for a final expression of personal involvement.

“Poets and Peace — Readings and Workshop” will feature the talents of 15 local poets to share their own work and then assist attendees to write their own commitments to peace through poetry. Working with published poets, attendees will receive personal attention and guidance as they find their own ways of relating to peace. Read More→

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    • Rotating Artist Reception: “Cowboys of Color,” the artwork of Bev Jenai, is currently featured at Sedona Public Library in the Village,located in Tequa Plaza. To commemorate Black History Month, a reception for the artist will be held Wednesday, February 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

    logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Virginia Volkman, Director

    Sedona AZ (January 31, 2014) – The 9th Annual Sedona Marathon will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Like last year, there will be members of the Library Board of Trustees and staff walking or running the 5K race, and there will be many patrons also taking part, perhaps in the 10K, half-marathon, or full marathon races. Read More→


    Thursday, January 30th, 2014

    By James Bishop, Jr.
    (January 30, 2014) 

    photo_bishopMan invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
    Lily Tomlin (1939 – )

    Day dies into night wrote the great Tertullian “and is everywhere buried in darkness…and yet again it revives, with its own beauty, its own dowry, the same as before, whole and unimpaired.”

    Is that a fair description of Sedona? Read More→

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