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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
a few seconds

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… after I took this shot, I ran aground on the beach … keeping your focus through a 560 mm lens on a Pintail whilst piloting a boat is not generally known to end well, but the shore was mud and it was most definitely worth the slight aggravation when you get a shot like this. Previous trips out to Watson had ended up with the Pintails being smaller in my field of view as they spooked very easily and got up well away from me. This guy just didn’t want to jump, and a glance with my other eye showed me getting very close to shore,  but I was determined not to glance up again until he jumped. I have missed many shots due to concerns about proximity to rocks and stuff and just as I get ready to get back on them, they depart and I get zip. So, I got one of my best shots ever of a Pintail drake taking to the sky and you can see the massive explosive force of the take off. On the right side the twin waves curling up and over are from his first wing beat, slamming into the water along with a huge kick from his feet sending him airborne … he is just preparing to take his second wing beat. Geez, I love this shot and unlike the old days I will get to shoot him again some time :+)


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logo_SIFFBolshoi Ballet production from Moscow debuts on the big screen at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (December 5, 2017) – Come and experience a holiday treasure! The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Sunday, Dec. 17 when it hosts the big screen encore of “The Nutcracker” from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season. Read More→

Apparent Suicide incident in Camp Verde

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

logo_ycsoCamp Verde AZ (December 5, 2017) – On December 3, 2017, just before 10AM, YCSO deputies were dispatched to gunshot injury call on Beaver Creek Road, past the Montezuma Well, Camp Verde. A 51-year-old Sedona man had called to report his girlfriend, a 36-year-old woman from the Village of Oak Creek, was suffering from a gunshot wound to her head. EMS personnel arrived and treated the woman pending transportation to Flagstaff Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased around 11:45 AM. Read More→

Holiday Sing Along at the Camp Verde Community Library

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

logo_campverdecommunitylibraryCamp Verde AZ (December 4, 2017) – The Camp Verde Community Library presents a Holiday Sing-Along Tuesday, December 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Library, located at 130 Black Bridge Road. The Sing-Along, held in the Fireside Room, will be led by Zack Garcia, Teen Librarian, and will feature classics such as Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, and many more. 

For more information, contact the Library at


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logo_arizonacommunityfoundationSedona AZ (December 5, 2017) – The Arizona Community Foundation received official notification from Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, that ACF has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating for the seventh consecutive year. This is the highest possible rating given by Charity Navigator and validates that ACF adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Read More→

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Sedona Heritage Museum Announces
New Volunteer Coordinator

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

logo_sedonamuseum2Sedona AZ (December 5, 2017) – The Sedona Heritage Museum announces the hiring of a new Volunteer Coordinator, Brandy Roberts. 

Brandy has a long history in Sedona having graduated from Sedona Red Rock High School and has raised her son here. She also has her own business as a care-giver. Read More→

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