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HSS Pet of the Week: Meet Bandito

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Sedona AZ (May 29, 2015) – Hi There! My name is Bandito and I am 2+ years old Retriever/Labrador Mixed Breed dog that has the most beautiful brown eyes you have ever seen.  I love to go for walks and 20150529_HSS_BANDITO1have lots of energy. Just think, we can play together and have fun.  I have been told that I am a long time resident at the shelter and although I am very loved by the staff, I would love a real home. I want to give my whole heart to whoever may be my new pet parent. Is it you?

Also, please come by and visit the shelter and see all the other wonderful dogs and cats that are available for adoption. It is a nice facility and I am sure you will enjoy your visit. The shelter is open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Also, PetSmart in Sedona is another available location to find your special cat that needs a forever home. Please call the Humane Society of Sedona at (928)282-4679 or log on to our website @ www.humanesocietyofsedona.org

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logo_SIFFProduction from Canada’s renowned festival makes big-screen debut at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (May 29, 2015) – The Stratford Festival’s renowned new production of “Antony and Cleopatra” makes its Sedona big-screen debut on Sunday, June 7. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the high-definition premiere from its home in Canada’s prestigious festival. There will be one show at 3 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

If you have been longing to encounter greatness in the theatre, it’s waiting for you at the Stratford Festival (Toronto Star). Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh star in the title roles of “Antony and Cleopatra’. Read More→

Uptown Paving Project Expected to Begin June 15

Friday, May 29th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (May 29, 2015) – The City of Sedona will soon begin major pavement repair work on SR 89A in Uptown Sedona.  The road is in failing condition due to in part to the 25,000 vehicles that travel the road each day, based on a yearly average.  The repair work will not just address the surface of the road but will also rebuild portions of the subgrade, thereby improving smooth, safe travel and reducing the need for future disturbances to perform repairs. Read More→

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Books Brought Comfort to World War II Servicemen

Friday, May 29th, 2015

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Paul Schwartz, Member of the Library Board of Trustees

Sedona AZ (May 29, 2015) – Memorial Day, which today is merely a day off that marks the beginning of summer, was originally a solemn holiday intended to honor those who died in the military service of our country. This year, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, so it is especially appropriate that we remember those who served and died in that conflict. Read More→

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logo_sedonamuseum2Sedona AZ (May 29, 2015) – The Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in a performance of his original show “MORE Deceptions, Lies & Alibis” on Saturday, June 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Peach’s show features his unique blend of original cowboy poetry with a tongue-in-cheek look at Arizona and local history, also incorporating jokes, stories, and first person narrative. Read More→

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The Alchemy of an Argument

Friday, May 29th, 2015

By Dr. Marta Adelsman
Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness
www.DrMartaCoach.com
(May 29, 2015)

photo_martaadelsmanImagine picking up a dirty, rusty piece of metal and watching as it turns to gold in your hand.  That image is an allegorical representation for something that happened to me last week.  My husband, Steve, and I had triggered each other into an argument.  With significant others, certain subjects seem to ignite our emotions and we dig in our heels, raise our voices, or shut down.  In this dialogue with Steve, our different ways of approaching the topic collided, and sparks flew. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
For Terri …

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

By Ted Grussing

… a super fun day beginning with Alice and I getting the VIP tour of the GIA gem grading laboratory and research labs this morning  and then some meetings followed by lunch, visit to the NAMM museum in Carlsbad, back to the GIA for a lecture on Columbian Emeralds and then dinner at the Twenty 20 Restaurant in the Carlsbad Sheraton, sunset at Moonlight State Beach … at dinner my friend Terri put her request in for a duck photo and so this pair of Ringnecks is for you Terri … Alice transformed GIA’s publication Gems and Gemology into a vibrant large format full color publication which is the premier publication on topic in the world (even publishing an article on carving gem opal by me) and Terri oversees GIA’s vast collection of gems and minerals and curates the museums and public displays. GIA is infused with people who love what they do and it is always fun to come back here for visits. Check the organization out at: www.gia.edu

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VVFD Responds to Cottonwood House Fire

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCottonwood AZ (May 28, 2015) – Early  morning on the 28th, 0230 hours VVFD responded to a residential fire on the 3400 block of Colorado Drive in Cottonwood.  Upon arrival the first engine company reported smoke showing and upgraded to a working fire.  All occupants were awakened by the smoke detectors and all evacuated safely, however two were transported for smoke inhalation as they attempted to extinguish the fire themselves.  Read More→

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logo_SIFFNew award-winning films make Sedona premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (May 28, 2015) - The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed films “Little Boy” and “Slow West” showing June 5-9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

LITTLE BOY

“Little Boy” features an all-star cast with two Oscar-nominated actors, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and the 7-year old newcomer Jakob Salvati. Read More→

KSB Presents Environmentalist and Author Dan Dagget

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

logo_ksbSedona AZ (May 28, 2015) – Environmentalist, author and long-time Sedona resident Dan Dagget has observed many changes since arriving here in 1980.  Previewing his upcoming talk, Dagget says, “I continue to be concerned about the mountains, canyons, rivers and wide open spaces around Sedona … so I have continued to keep track of [certain] areas …  As a result, I have something to report that may surprise you.  It certainly surprised me.” Read More→

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Sedona City Talk: To Protect and Serve

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaBy Councilor Scott Jablow

Sedona AZ (May 28, 2015) – Many, many years ago, I took an oath to protect and serve my community.  Fast forward thirty years, I am now retired from a very successful and rewarding law enforcement career, and like many of you, I moved to one of the most beautiful places on earth – Sedona.   However, although retired from law enforcement, my passion to protect and serve continues.  Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
No clue …

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

By Ted Grussing

Usually when I am traveling I’ll do a few photos in advance, but this time not … doing color corrections or just In general seeing what an image is like whilst working on an older laptop screen is a bit of a guestimate … anyhoo here is a photo of the Hoo Doo section of the upper east portion of Sycamore Canyon. The monuments appear to be of an ancient civilization frozen in time.

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Register Now for State-wide Fundraising Conference

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

logo_associationoffundraisingprofessionalsVerde Valley AZ (May 27, 2015) – Interested in Fundraising and Nonprofit Work? Don’t miss the 2015 Arizona State Conference this July in Prescott, Ariz. The Association for Fundraising Professionals – Northern Arizona Chapter is hosting the 2015 Arizona Statewide Conference on Fundraising July 23-24 at the Prescott Resort. The conference is intended for professionals in the nonprofit industry, but anyone can attend with interest in the nonprofit sector. Board members, community volunteers and philanthropist will gain additional skills to work effectively in the nonprofit industry with confidence. The conference allows for full conference registration, or one-day attendance.  Topics include: “Truth, Transparency, and Overhead,” “The Seven Faces of Philanthropy,” and “Successful Grant Writing – Elements of the Winning Proposal.” For more information and to register go to: http://bit.ly/AFPAZ2015Read More→

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Warm, easy nights in Jerome on June 6th for Art Walk

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

logo_jeromeartwalkJerome AZ (May 27, 2015) – Warm, easy nights of June in Jerome will set the perfect mood to welcome art lovers as they stroll the lovely galleries and studios that circle the town from the Flux Gallery at The Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery, The Lincoln Gallery in The New State Motor Company and The Adorn Collection in the UVX Building. This first Saturday Art Walk on June 6th will continue to delight the growing group of regulars as well as lucky newcomers to this wonderful evening. The festivities start at 5:00PM throughout the town with a free shuttle running until 8:00PM. With 20 open galleries and studios, there is plenty to spark any art aficionado’s imagination. Great food and charming accommodations make Jerome a perfect weekend getaway. Four wine tasting rooms, live music at café’s and bars and the offbeat ambiance of this mile high town are the perfect backdrop for a weekend of art. For more information visit jeromeartwalk.com. Read More→

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VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Jack!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (May 27, 2015) – Meet Jack – he is a medium sized sweet boy. He likes to play and loves to receive affection.

20150527_vvhs_jackYou’ll find Jack at the Verde Valley Humane Societyopen from Monday-Saturday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and located at 1520 W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (approx. 1 mile past the Cottonwood Muncipal Airport).

 

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Auction of Surplus Sedona Parks and Recreation Equipment

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (May 27, 2015) – The City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of random recreation related items to be auctioned online at Public Surplus.  You may find something unique to add to your collection of recreation goods. The auction begins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and ends on Tuesday, June 2.   Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Recon …

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

… and a good term to use to describe this eagle on the hunt for food … no Safeway for him, he gathers fresh every day … of course they do not have a Safeway’s and each is left to their own devices in the daily quest for food.

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logo_sedonahummingbirdfestivalThere will be three days of thought provoking presentations and discussions by world recognized hummingbird and conservation experts on a variety of topics: how to attract them, how to garden for them, and efforts to protect endangered hummingbirds.

Sedona AZ (May 26. 2015) – The 4th Annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival invites residents and visitors alike to the Sedona Performing Arts Center and the greater Sedona area on July 31st and August 1-2 for three enchanting days of hummingbird presentations, banding demonstrations, sunrise breakfasts with the hummingbirds, shopping at the Hummingbird Marketplace, a hummingbird art exhibit, as well as hummingbird garden tours, birding trips, and more. The Sedona Performing Arts Center is located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, AZ. Read More→

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Gallery 527 Presents New Work by Rhonda Zwillinger

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Rhonda Zwillinger Show opens at Gallery 527 on June 6th

Jerome AZ (May 26, 2015) – Gallery 527 in Jerome presents “Beaded Weavings on Paper” by Rhonda Zwillinger. Rhonda Zwillinger began her stellar career in the early 80s in The East Village. She was part of a group of exceptional women artists who were on a trajectory to stardom. Rhonda’s body of work has been described as amazing creations of ornate beaded pieces, somewhere between furniture, sculpture, apparel, decorative and fine art. While referred to as ‘kitsch’ by some critics, the beauty and relevance of her art has endured, not only as a comment on the times but also as the over the top expression of Rhonda Zwillinger’s unique vision. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Welcome …

Monday, May 25th, 2015

By Ted Grussing

… to the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona as you come up from I-17 on SR 179 … of course, this is a wee bit different view than you get from ground level, and that is extraordinary too. The Village is where I live (mailing address is Sedona) and I live on the second golf course from the bottom on the left side of the image … Sedona Golf Resort is the near golf course on the left and across SR 179 on the right in the lower quadrant is Canyon Mesa Country Club … the latter is a nice executive course and though not long used to demand straight or well-placed shots. Corky usually cleaned my clock on that course because accuracy is far more important than distance. Fun!

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