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logo_SIFFTill Then (Bis Gleich) Takes Top Short Film Honors From Director, Audience; Copenhagen, Frank Vs. God Win Best Feature Awards

Sedona AZ (March 1, 2015) – Till Then (Bis Gleich), a 21-minute narrative short film capturing the unspoken connection between two elderly neighbors who share a daily ritual – but never actually met – that deepens when they face the inevitable together, won both the Director’s Choice and Audience Choice Awards at the 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival.

The 10-day Festival, dedicated to Orson Welles during the year of his 100th birthday, concluded Sunday night with John Waters’ one-man show and retrospective, This Filthy World.  Festival winners were announced by Executive Director Patrick Schweiss during Sunday morning’s annual Awards Brunch. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
The only one …

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

By Ted Grussing

… I have today … driving down from the airport I saw this gorgeous sunset and had to pull over and grab it. I love sharp detail in clouds and especially at sunset … got it!

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Immigration Forum at Sedona Public Library

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

logo_sedonapubliclibrarySedona AZ (February 28, 2015) – Sedona Public Library will hold an immigration forum on Thursday March 12, at 6:30 pm in our community room. Guest speaker Daniel A. Rodriguez will talk about the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals & for Parents (DACA & DAPA).

Daniel A. Rodriguez is a senior partner at the legal firm of Diaz, Rodriguez & Associates, a firm with a focus in representing families in Immigration & Family Law matters.  He is a graduate of Arizona State University and Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.  Mr. Rodriguez has worked with and founded various advocacy and education-based organizations, including the Arizona Dream Act Coalition (ADAC) and the Somos America/We Are America Coalition, the largest immigrant rights coalition in the State of Arizona.   Read More→

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logo_arizonaequestrianconnectionArizona Equestrian Connection presents Monty Roberts, the famous New York Times Best Selling Author and renowned “Horse Whisperer.” Preferring the title, ‘The Man Who Listens to Horses,’ Monty claims, “Everybody and anybody can be a horse whisperer… as long as they are open to listening and learning.”  Hear Monty share his wonderful message of non-violence and trust-based communication during a three hour demonstration. 

Camp Verde AZ (February 28, 2015) - Arizona Equestrian Connection proudly presents Monty Roberts, the famous New York Times Best Selling Author and renowned “Horse Whisperer” March 14, 2015 in Camp Verde, Arizona at the Arizona Equestrian Connection, 2025 Reservation Loop Rd. After fifteen years Monty Roberts is back in the west on his only scheduled stop in the U.S. This is a “Bucket List” must for horse lovers everywhere.  Read More→

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Movin’ On Gallery Features

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Sedona AZ (February 28, 2015) – Movin’ On Gallery, in Hillside Sedona center, is pleased to announce that Lorraine Fexas and Pat Priolo will be the featured artists for March.  In addition, the venue will exhibit a selection of works by special guest artist Janise Witt during the month.

The public is cordially invited to meet the artists and view their latest creations at the venue’s First Friday reception on March 6, 5-8 PM. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorBy Warren Woodward, Sedona Resident
(February 27, 2015) - 

Dear Sedona.biz,

The corruption at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) continues to unfold.

More revealing emails have been uncovered.

In the press release from Stop Smart Meters!, you’ll read how the CPUC colluded and conspired with the utilities that the CPUC was supposed to be regulating. Read More→

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logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (February 27, 2015) - With more winter weather in the forecast, Coconino National Forest managers wish to remind visitors to be prepared for winter conditions across the Forest. Visitors coming to the Forest are urged to make smart decisions, put safety first, and be respectful of the land and other visitors. Read More→

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Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning:
When Surrealism Met The Red Rocks

Friday, February 27th, 2015

logo_sedonaartmuseum2Monday, March 9th – Sunday, March 15th

Sedona AZ (February 27, 2015) – The Sedona Art Museum is proud to present: “Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning: When Surrealism Met The Red Rocks”, a multi-art collaboration running March 9-15, 2015.  The Museum has organized a week of fun and educational events, in partnership with the Sedona Heritage Museum and the Sedona Arts Center, featuring two of Sedona’s internationally famous Dada/Surrealist artists: Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. Art displays, workshops, poetry readings, dance performances and a new play will celebrate these remarkable artists. Read More→

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45th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, March 14

Friday, February 27th, 2015

logo_stpatricksBy Holly Epright, Executive Director
Sedona Main Street Program

Sedona AZ (February 27, 2015) – Come celebrate the 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival along Jordan Road on Saturday, March 14th. Both are free to attend and offer a wide variety of free activities from 10:30 am to 3 pm.

The Parade will begin at 10:30 am and make its way down Jordan Road starting at Jordan Historical Park to Mesquite Avenue. Bring your own chairs and set up along Jordan Road. Master of Ceremonies, John Conway is lending his talent for announcing the Parade entries from the judging stand on Jordan Road near the end of the parade route. A Parade & Festival Event Program will be distributed that morning along the parade route and will also be available at the Festival. Read More→

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Special Memorial Service to Honor Kayla Mueller

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Prescott AZ (February 27, 2015) - The family of Kayla Mueller would like to announce a very special memorial service to honor their daughter Kayla which will be held at the Yavapai College Performance Hall in 20150227_KaylaPrescott on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 10AM.

The Mueller family appreciates the outpouring of support from the community they have received over the last several weeks. The candlelight service at the Courthouse Square began part of the healing process for the  family and they are very grateful for the effort from the local churches, schools and community groups who organized that event.  The family would now like to offer their own personal reflections of Kayla’s life in this final service and invite the public, Kayla’s friends, co-workers, and anyone who was touched by her life to attend. The Mueller’s would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and encouraging words throughout this time of healing.

Doors will open at 9AM for seating.

Directions to the College may be found here: http://www.ycpac.com/directions/

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
About 12M …

Friday, February 27th, 2015

By Ted Grussing

… last night I put my feet up on the desk to take a ten minute rest … at 1:30AM I awoke, decided everyone would understand and went to bed. The intentions were good, but the compulsion to sleep were stronger. So, I’ll send another out tomorrow evening and then take the weekend break.

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HSS Pet of the Week: Meet Zoot!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Sedona AZ (February 27, 2015) – Hi! I am Zoot! And I am a GREAT 10 month old male kitty that is real smart and loves to play. Why don’t you come visit me at the shelter? I am sure you will want to take me 20150227_HSS_zoothome and make me your new best friend in 2015. You can see more pictures of me here!

Also, time to mark your calendar for the upcoming HSS Auction at the Elks Club in Sedona! Lots of amazing items including vacation and restaurant certificates, wonderful jewelry, antiques, art and more! April 25th, from Noon till 4 pm. Come join your friends and bid on some great items while helping the needy animals of Sedona.

Remember to come by and take a tour of the shelter and see all the wonderful cats and dogs that are eager and ready to go home with you and be your next best friend. Stop by the shelter anytime seven days a week from 10 to 4 pm, or go by PetSmart daily to adopt a cat today.

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Seven Candidates to Interview for
Sedona City Manager Position

Friday, February 27th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (Febrary 27, 2015) – On January 30, 2015, the Sedona City Council narrowed the field of applicants for City Manager to seven candidates. These seven finalists will participate in a series of on-site interviews and events beginning Wednesday, March 4 and ending Friday, March 6, 2015. The process includes a City staff morning reception, a City Hall tour, City Council panel interviews, Department Head panel interviews, and a public evening reception to meet with community members. Read More→

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“Smart” Meter Opt-Out Fees Eliminated for Many

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Sedona AZ (February 26, 2015) – Sedona Smart Meter Awareness (SSMA) today announced a program to eliminate Arizona Public Service (APS) fees as a reason for any Sedona resident to unwillingly accept a “smart” meter. The program, called “RF Free,” is designed to match those who can’t justify the monthly opt-out fee with neighbors willing and able to pay the fee for them. Read More→

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Phoenix conference on UFOs reveals new insights

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

By Steve Hammons
Joint Recon Study Group

Phoenix AZ (February 26, 2015) – The audience at the 24th annual International UFO Congress Convention & Film Festival last week near Scottsdale, Arizona, heard some fascinating presentations that were at times both hopeful and frightening.

From ancient accounts in Native American lore to ongoing scientific developments, speakers explored many aspects of research about UFOs. Read More→

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Find Unique Items, Save Money and
Help the Environment!

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

logo_rubyroad2aCamp Verde AZ (February 26, 2015) – While bargain hunters are hurrying to Ruby Road Resale Mall to find unique items and save money,  they are also doing their part to save the environment!  It has been estimated that over 90% of the clothing and other items purchased in the U.S. come from low wage regions of the world such as China.  Imagine the energy and other resources that are used to ship a product around the globe  and finally to a retailer!  Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Dreams do come true …

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

By Ted Grussing

Today was … well … it was a very good day. Studied manuals on the new iEFIS unit this morning, got some emails done, calisthenics. Weights, treadmill and a walk. Breakfast at noon and then off for an adventure at the good Dr. Bill’s. 

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logo_azdpsFlagstaff AZ (February 25, 2015) – Using one of the Department’s Bell 407 helicopters named Ranger 42, a DPS Air Rescue crew stationed in Flagstaff, worked for more than nine hours February 24th to extract 20 stranded Northern Arizona University (NAU) students and staff to safety from the snow-packed Kanab Creek in the North Rim area. Read More→

Sedona City Talk: Councilor Jon Thompson

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaBy Jon Thompson, Sedona City Councilor

Sedona AZ (February 25, 2015) – We often say that nearly all of us share a common bond because regardless of where we came from, we chose Sedona. It’s a nice thought—that we are mostly a self-selected community—and it’s a great icebreaker when meeting someone new. But after nine years, I’ve noticed that the magic of red rock fever also seems to keep working long after the moving boxes are unpacked. This environment continues to change us for the better, bringing us even closer together. Read More→

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Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Chris Proctor
Performs at OTCA

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Old Town Center for the ArtsCottonwood AZ (February 25, 2015) – Windham Hill Artist and Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Chris Proctor comes to Cottonwood on Saturday, March 7th, at 7:00 PM in a special live concert at Old Town Center for the Arts.

Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill recording artist will be performing in concert. An internationally recognized 6 and 12-string guitarist, composer, recording artist, performer, and clinician for Taylor Guitars, Proctor has produced several books and videos that teach his techniques and compositions for solo guitar, and writes extensively for the guitar press. He is touring to promote his new release and tenth solo recording, Close and Personal Friends, on Sugarhouse Records, and his recent concert/interview DVD on Stefan Grossman’s Vestapol Video Guitar Artistry series, Morning Thunder. Read More→

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