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By Ted Grussing

… it’s here, another segment in the continuum of time we allocate as a year and a good one it shall be.


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logo_SIFFFilm makes encore return to Fisher Theatre as part of Winter Music Festival

Sedona AZ (January 1, 2018) – Chamber Music Sedona and the Sedona International Film Festival will join hands Wednesday, Jan. 10 for a 4pm encore screening of “The Music of Strangers” featuring The Silk Road Ensemble. This wonderful film played to sold-out audiences at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre last year and is making a return by popular demand in celebration of the Winter Music Festival presented by Chamber Music Sedona.

The only way to change the world is to make a little noise. Read More→

Meeting The Muse #2

Monday, January 1st, 2018

By Melanie Lee
Author, “A Year In Sedona~Meeting The Muse At Wisdom’s Edge”

(January 1, 2018)

photo_melanieleex216Soon after moving to Sedona, we had a surprising and instructive encounter that proved just how different life could become after meeting the muse. No longer spring chickens at 65+, my husband and I prepared to settle into the second half of life with what we assumed was a pretty good sense of what living in a small mountain town would be like. Little did we know that an annual neighborhood garage sale would be the deus ex machina for removing some major obstacles to our first meeting with the muse.

The garage sale was an eagerly anticipated yearly celebratory festival, massively attended by townsfolk and tourists alike, a not-to-be missed social swap meet with hundreds of hot to trot bargain hunters showing up in waves throughout the weekend. Arriving Friday morning at 7 a.m. sharp, hordes of merry shoppers ebbed and flowed over three days’ time as we slowly but surely divested of mounds of old trinkets and erstwhile treasures now destined for their own second life. I’ll bet we met probably over a hundred people in three days and by twilight Sunday evening, we’d netted a tidy sum and struck up several new friendships, including a sweet neighbor who volunteered to be our cat sitter when we traveled.   Read More→

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Sedona City Talk: Scott Jablow, City Councilor

Monday, January 1st, 2018

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (January 1, 2018) – As many of you may know, I spent my professional career helping others as a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. After I retired and moved to Sedona, the desire to continue to serve my community did not go away. I was elected to the Sedona Fire District Governing Board, and was appointed to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and eventually I ran for and was elected to a seat on the city council. While I am honored to serve Sedona residents and businesses as your councilor, this is also just one of many ways to give back to the community. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorBy Sherry Twamley
(January 1, 2018)

From 2004 to 2010, the City of Cottonwood forced out all of the private water companies — six private water companies in the Verde Valley area — the geographical center of Arizona, clearly in violation of State and Federal AntiTrust laws without prosecution, by condemning and acquiring, without legal authorization, an AntiTrust Tap Water Monopoly in violation of both State and Federal AntiTrust laws, and put more than $72,000,000 of bond debt (principal and interest) and bond covenant reserve requirements on the city water customers’ base charge of their monthly water bills, for 30 years. Then the city began to exploit its 9,000 water users by jacking up the price of drinking water as high as 507 percent in the outside areas. Read More→

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