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Friday, December 15th, 2017

logo_sedonapubliclibrary3By Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director

Sedona AZ (December 15, 2017) – You may have recently read our magazine Check It Out or received our annual appeal letter. These important publications share information about the tremendous work Sedona Public Library does in the community. We provided lists, statistics and other data because libraries across the globe are measured by things like their number of library card holders, computer sessions, visitors, programs, etc. We are proud of the work represented in these numbers, but the most compelling stories we have to tell are from you, our library patrons. It is you, your stories, and your need for our services that make this library the heart of Sedona. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorAn email to the Sedona City Council
By Jean Jenks, Sedona Resident
(December 14, 2017)

Hello Mayor Moriarty and City Councilors:

Decided during the 11/29/2017 Council Meeting was that sewer rate increases were for six years. The Assistant City Manager and the Financial Services Director wrote on Page 13 of the Proposed Budget FY 2016-17 about nine years of sewer rate increases via their City Manager’s Office Memo dated April 21, 2016.  The statement I refer to says: “The  2013-2014 rate study, adopted by Council, included an annual 4% increase to all the City’s sewer rates through FY20 with a 3% increase in FY21 through FY23.”

As I have written the Council before on a few occasions or more, the annual sewer rate increases were for FOUR YEARS (FY 2015-FY 2018).  I was living in Sedona in 2014, I know about the rate increases, and I was opposed to them. Read More→

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logo_SIFFAll-star ensemble cast featured in thrilling new adventure film at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (December 14, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new film “Walking Out” showing Dec. 22-28 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Walking Out” stars Bill Pullman, Josh Wiggins and Matt Bomer.

An estranged father and son are forced to rely on one another to survive an unforgiving wilderness in this riveting, richly emotional thriller. Read More→

Coconino National Forest lists fee-free days for 2018

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (December 14, 2017) – The Red Rock Ranger District (RRRD) of the Coconino National Forest will waive fees associated with many recreation sites and amenities on New Year’s Day and for 11 other special occasions throughout 2018.

As part of this nationwide event, fees will be waived for all Red Rock Pass Fee Program sites including Palatki, Honanki, V Bar V Cultural sites, and multiple trailheads. Read More→

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Winter Solstice Concert at OTCA
Features Four Shillings Short

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Old Town Center for the ArtsCottonwood AZ (December 13, 2017) – The Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to announce, our Annual Winter Solstice Concert Friday, December 22nd, at 7:00 pm.   This special Winter Solstice/Yule Concert will feature Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short sharing music, poetry and stories from the Celtic & World music traditions. They will be joined by local musician and sister Susannah Martin.

Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn. Read More→

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logo_SIFFWillem Dafoe receives Golden Globe nomination for his role in film at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (December 13, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new film “The Florida Project” showing Dec. 22-28 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Critics and audiences are raving about “The Florida Project” which earned Willem Dafoe a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film. “The Florida Project” is also on every major critics list of the top 10 films of the year.

Warm, winning and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Read More→

Monday at the Museum:
Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

logo_sedonamuseum2Please note: This Monday at the Museum event will be held on Tuesday December 26th because of the Christmas holiday on Monday.

Sedona AZ (December 13, 2017) – Do you have an interest in weaving, spinning, basket making, dyeing yarns or knitting? If so, come to Monday at the Museum at the Sedona Heritage Museum on Tuesday December 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and join the members of the Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild while they practice their art and share their love of fiber arts. Come to watch or bring your spinning wheel and yarns and join in the fun. They would be happy to answer any questions. There is no charge for this demonstration Read More→

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More Than This

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

By Dr. Marta Adelsman
Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness
(December 13, 2017)

photo_martaadelsmanGratitude is more than folded hands and bowed head at a table laden with abundance. It is a heartfelt overwhelm that grabs us and hugs us tight until we want to cry from the joy of it.

Gratitude is more than dropping a dollar to two into the Salvation Army bucket. It’s saying yes to someone’s need when it costs us time and energy, when it draws us away from the comfort of the familiar and the routine. Read More→

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Wdya’Got: Norma and Murray mix it up with ZenProv

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

logo_sedonahubBy Kate Hawkes – Managing Director, Sedona Hub

Sedona AZ (December 13, 2017) – Join us at the Hub on Thursday December 14th at 7pm for the next “Wdya’Got?”  Once a month musicians and storytellers gather at the Hub to share new (or rarely heard) material in an informal setting where the focus is on the performer in an intimate personal space, followed by the Zenprov Comedy team creating a long-form improv based on what just happened. Read More→

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Monday at the Museum:
Gingerbread Ornaments with Sharmon Sharp

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

logo_sedonamuseum2Sedona AZ (December 12, 2017) – A great way to feel the spirit of the holidays! Come to the Sedona Heritage Museum on Monday, December 18th at 11:00 a.m., to make Gingerbread Ornaments with Sharmon Sharp. These ornaments will brighten your home, fill it with the delightful scent of ginger and add to the Christmas spirit. There is a $5.00 charge for materials. Not appropriate for children under 6 years old. Please RSVP 282-7038. Read More→

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