Archive for July 2014

logo_SIFFSedona AZ (July 31, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to team up with Theatrikos Theatre Company to present a live production: “Radio Theatre”, coming to the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for one performance only on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.

Inspired by the Radio Theatre of the 1930’s and ‘40’s, Flagstaff’s Theatrikos Theatre Company brings you the experience of actors performing in vintage radio style! An ensemble of actors and sound performers will perform your favorite classic radio shows live as if you were in a radio sound stage. You can experience these classic shows in a new format, where you “hear” the shows as never before. Read More→

By Ted Grussing

… it is late … not done packing … leaving for the airport in eight hours … where am I going … must be on the ticket … I forget … the sweet looking Ostrich in  tonight’s photo has that problem a lot. She was blessed with a heart larger than a lions … she can run at more than fifty miles per hour for forty five minutes which is nearly twice the speed as the predators which go after her … she has a foot with nasty claw that can disembowel a lion with one kick … she only has the one main flaw … no short  term memory. So as she is fleeing and out distancing the predator after her … she forgets why she is running and stops …not even those beautiful eye lashes can save her. Such is life? I forget :+)

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logo_arizonaruraldevelopmentcouncilCamp Verde AZ (July 31, 2014) – Arizona Rural Development Council will host a Rural Policy Forum on August 7th-8th in Globe-Miami. Under their mission to help equip communities with resources to help advance rural Arizona, the Rural Policy Forum will connect rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners and others who are interested in sustaining rural communities. The Forum will be an all-day event for the two days at the Bullion Plaza Community Center, 1000 Sullivan St Miami, AZ 85539.

The goals of the forum will be to hear strategies from national experts as well as learn about success stories around Arizona, in hopes to give rural leaders the tools, resources and relationships they need for future growth. Local Camp Verde business owner Alex Goetting, owner of the Verde Brewing Company, was invited to speak on the panel for the session, “Crowd funding: Raising Money for Small Town Projects.” Read More→

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (July 31, 2014) – Open since December of 2012, the Sedona Wetlands Preserve located at 19655 SR 89A, is seeking sponsorship support to increase the amenities currently available to the public.  Open from dawn to dusk, the preserve offers a mile of walking paths good for nature watching, birding, and relaxing.  There are restrooms and shaded picnic tables available for guests of the preserve to utilize.   Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

We spent around five hours at Out of Africa today enjoying monsoonal thunderstorms, the Tiger Splash, deluxe Serengeti tour and just walking among the various wildlife habitats. We fed the Giraffes by letting them pluck the cookies from our mouths ; kinda weird fun and photo of that to follow too.

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logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (July 30, 2014) – The Red Rock Ranger District invites the public to attend the following events in August at the Red Rock Visitor Center south of the Village of Oak Creek:

  • Friday (August 1): Join Forest Service firefighter Anthony Montiel as he presents August’s first Friday talk, “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.”  This new campaign is aimed at preventing wildfires when working outdoors.  Learn how to protect your home, yard, and the National Forest from devastating wildfire.

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City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (July 30, 2014) – The Coconino County Elections Office is seeking Election Board Workers in Sedona to work the polls on August 26 and November 4.  Please contact Kimberly Graves immediately if you would like to work and invite a friend to sign up to work the polls! Read More→

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logo_SIFFAcclaimed new independent films make Sedona premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (July 30, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films “Obvious Child” and “Words and Pictures” showing Aug. 8-12 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

logo_verdebrewingcompany2Camp Verde AZ (July 30, 2014) – The Verde Brewing Company is opening their doors to the public. Starting August 1st, VBC invites their fans to stop by their brewing location at 348 S. Main St, to try new beers and talk with brew master and owner Alex Goetting from 11am to 7pm, in their new tasting room.

The Verde Brewing Company is Camp Verde’s first brewery, and the first farm to table brewery in Arizona. It was established last year after two successful Kickstarter Campaigns, funded heavily by the local community. Since settling into their location next to The Horn in downtown Camp Verde, the brewery has created 11 styles of beer using local grown ingredients. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… my friend Rich Oliver at Lowell Observatory sent me some of the most interesting comments relative to activities on and around the San Francisco Peaks that I am including them here. Also the photo tonight is a nice view of the Sedona area and up onto the plateau. This view encompasses most of the Oak Creek Watershed area. Off the end of the runway a few miles you can see where Oak Creek and Munds Canyon split with Oak Creek Canyon making a left turn behind Wilson Mountain and Munds Canyon veering a little to the right and heading a relatively short distance to Munds Park, Anyhow, it was a glorious day to be up there.

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