Archive for November 2017

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Peace be with you

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… or as I learned the phrase, pax vobiscum, and that is the feeling I come away with after viewing a series of photos I took of this Great Egret at Watson Lake on Monday. Fortunately we were able to come in quite close to shore before he flew; the electric motor, a camo boat and camo jackets help a lot … and a deep water channel helps too.

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logo_SIFFSpecial holiday encore will feature popular Met Opera returning to the big screen

Sedona AZ (November 30, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the holiday encore of the Met Opera’s “Hansel and Gretel” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at1 and 4 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera “Hansel and Gretel” is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and the delightful cast includes: Alice Coote, Christine Schäfer, Rosalind Plowright, Alan Held, Philip Langridge, Sasha Cooke and Lisette Oropesa. Read More→

logo_azdotHighway reopens in the spring, usually around mid-May

Flagstaff AZ (November 30, 2017) – State Route 67 between Jacob Lake (US 89A) and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is scheduled to close for the winter season on Tuesday, Dec. 5. 

ADOT doesn’t clear snow from SR 67 during the winter since North Rim visitor accommodations are closed. The highway reopens each spring, usually around mid-May. US 89A remains open during the winter. Read More→

Sedona Fire District in the Holiday Spirit for Tots

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (November 30, 2017) – This Holiday Season the Sedona Fire District with support from IAFF Local 3690 and Sedona-Verde Valley Firefighter Charities will be looking forward to spreading the Holiday Spirit to the children of the Verde Valley.  In partnership with the Marine Corps Reserves, Sedona Fire District will be collecting Toys for Tots.  On Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:00am – 4:00pm firefighters and staff will be located at Safeway in West Sedona and Weber’s/Clark’s in the Village of Oak Creek.  Please consider bringing a new and unwrapped toy to donate.  The Toys for Tots organization will distribute all the toys and donations to kids and families who can use a little extra help this season.  There is no gift too big or too small. Read More→

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Free Legal Talk Webinar: Family Court 101

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

logo_campverdecommunitylibraryBy Carson Ralston, Library Specialist-Adult Programs

Camp Verde AZ (November 30, 2017) – Join us in the Terracotta Room at Camp Verde Community Library from 2:45 – 3:45 pm on Monday, December 18th for a free Legal Talk Webinar from AzCourtHelp.org.  This legal talk takes place at the Coconino County Law Library and will be streamed live at Camp Verde Community Library. The presenters will talk about the steps in a divorce, legal separation, or custody case.  Live Chat will be available for audience questions. Read More→

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Healing Interconnections: Nature, Spirit, Art opens at the Hub

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

logo_sedonahubSedona AZ (November 30, 2017) – Bridging the passage between the old year and the new, Healing Interconnections: Nature, Spirit, Art an art exhibition and series of events opens at the Sedona Hub on December 10th and runs through January 27th. Exploring and celebrating the interrelationship between nature, art, spirit and health with images, words and music, this has something for everyone.

The opening reception on Sunday December 10th, from 3-6 pm features readings by five authors: Seronde will read poetry from her new book, War on Two Worlds, Peace on One, Fleischner, along with contributors Melanie Bishop and Edie Dillon will read from Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness, and Eveline Horelle Dailey will read an excerpt from Let’s Go for a Short Walk. Read More→

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Kohava Benatar will present the film,” Jerusalem”

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

logo_jewishcommunitySedona AZ (November 30, 2017) – Kohava Benatar will present the film,” Jerusalem” Thursday, December 7, 2:30-4:30, at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive in Sedona. This is a look at modern day Jerusalem and the everyday experience of living there.Israel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.  Come and see this beautiful documentary made by Yehoram Gaon, the famous Israeli actor and singer. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: Going vertical

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… as promised, a shot from the outing at Watson Lake this afternoon. Four Pintails going vertical as we moved into the shallow water near the shore and you can get an idea as to how much energy these beautiful creatures expend as they go into flight. The drake on the left is just clearing water and feet are extended after a huge push and his wings are coming up after a forceful stroke down into the water which coupled with the kick off with the feet is propelling him vertical into the sky. The next drake to his immediate right has got the wings full up and ready to take another powerful wing beat to continue the upward movement. The next drake to the right of this one is just leaving the water and his feet are generating a powerful push while his wings are pushing forcefully down into the water to propel him skyward, he is probably a tenth of a second behind the one on the far left. Finally on the far right a hen is just beginning her second wing beat, is clearing her airspace to the left of her and gaining altitude rapidly. The Pintails at Watson are still pretty spooked and tough to get close to before they jump.

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Sedona AZ (November 29, 2017) – As the Sedona International Film Festival approaches the quarter-century mark in 2019, Festival organizers have gone back to its roots for the 24th annual event, Feb. 24-March 4, 2018.

“We started as a film festival and we’re moving forward as one and that’s where our focus will be: on the movies,” said Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF) Creative and Development Director Pat Schweiss. 

The 24th Sedona International Film Festival will feature 150 films from narrative features to documentaries to shorts at three venues: The Mary D. Fisher Theatre, the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC) and Sedona Harkins 6.  Passes for the 24th festival are on sale now. Individual tickets will go on sale in mid-February. Read More→

Sedona Heritage Museum’s Christmas in the Park

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

logo_sedonamuseum2Sedona AZ (November 29, 2017) – The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting their annual “Christmas in the Park” FREE open house on Saturday, December 9 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The event extends free admission to the museum and a day filled with special free activities as a holiday gift to residents and visitors. 

Visitors will be treated to hot apple cider, holiday cookies and free entertainment and activities. A fire will burn in the red rock fireplace of the old Jordan house and the museum will be decorated in vintage holiday decor. A tumbleweed ‘snowman’ will greet all guests. Read More→

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