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Volunteers Needed at Connections Equine Therapy Program

Friday, September 19th, 2014

logo_connectionsequinetherapyAn exciting opportunity to help others and hang out with horses!

Cornville AZ (September 19, 2014) – Connections Equine Therapy is a non-profit organization located in Cornville, AZ offering Therapeutic Riding and other services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities.   This is your opportunity to get involved with a great group of people, get to know some wonderful horses and help a worth-while cause!

We need volunteers for Horse Care and to assist clients in our Therapeutic Riding Program. No experience necessary – training provided. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorBy Steve Segner, President
Sedona Lodging Council

(September 19, 2014) 

  • In reading the article in the Sedona Red Rock News posted September 19,2014, I have trouble with several comments: Regarding the Marriott refusal to pay fees: Quote:  “It is against Marriott Company Policy to provide affordable housing, and will not pay the fee.”  Marriot has agreed to give us a flag lot they say is worth $400,000 and $15,000 for the forest service. All the other hotels in Sedona have paid the fee and I am sure it was against their Corporate Policies, but they paid it. The city should not let the Marriott off the $400,000 hook because of their company policy and stick the city with “Open Space” to be used by Marriott customers.

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Nailing it!!!

Friday, September 19th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… when landing it is a good idea to pick a spot you want to plant your wheels and I suspect the same concept holds true for all creatures that fly … and I think those other than humans nail that spot more successfully than most humans. I took this sequence of what I think is a Says Phoebe a few days ago and it kinda keeps the same theme of those which ply the airways and have in common the simple fact that take offs are optional and landings required. Take a look at how focused he is in the image on the left side of the image, eyes intent on the spot he has chosen to put down and then in the middle image where he is braking and has his feet out and intent gaze at the spot he is going to grab the branch land and then when he has his perch a slightly relaxed appearance and perhaps some satisfaction in nailing it.

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HSS Pet of the Week: Meet Tigger!

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Sedona AZ (September 19, 2014) – Hiya, I’m Tigger! I am a big beautiful boy, handsome and very sweet! I like long walks and meeting new people … Are you the one for me?

  • Breed: Terrier, Staffordshire Bull
  • Gender: Neutered
  • Age: 4

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Tigger and many other wonderful dogs and cats are available for adoption seven days a week from 10-4 at the shelter. Don’t forget we have cats availalbe for adoption at PetSmart and cats and dogs in foster homes who need permanent loving homes. See all our the available pets at www.HumaneSocietyofSedona.org.

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Arizona State ParksSedona AZ (September 19, 2014) – The Arizona State Parks department and the Coconino National Forest have agreed to a Supplemental Swim Area Operating Plan which will allow the natural rock slide and swimming pools below Slide Rock State Park to re-open after being closed since the Slide Fire in June.  The creek area is managed by Arizona State Parks and owned by the US Forest Service.  The swim area will re-open on Saturday, September 20 at 8 am and be open until 5 pm every day.   Group and bus tours are welcome at only $2 per person as well. Read More→

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logo_SIFFSedona AZ (September 19, 2014) – New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona on Tuesday, Sept. 30 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts “The Glass Cage” featuring bestselling author Nicholas Carr in a conversation with Tim Wu. The event will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre, live as it is happening in New York. 

What kind of world are we building for ourselves? That’s the question bestselling author Nicholas Carr tackles in his urgent new book and the evening’s conversation: The Glass Cage, about the human consequences of automation. Read More→

Not Your Job

Friday, September 19th, 2014

By Dr. Marta Adelsman
Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness
www.DrMartaCoach.com

(September 19, 2014)

photo_martaadelsmanFor the majority of the 43 years of my marriage to Steve, I looked to him to meet my emotional needs.  Then I learned this important lesson.  For those of you in a relationship, this may surprise you…

It’s not your significant other’s job to meet your needs.

It’s your job to meet your needs.  When you ask this of your partner, you place an unnecessary burden on the relationship that it often can’t sustain. Read More→

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“Deception, Lies & Alibis” at the Sedona Heritage Museum

Friday, September 19th, 2014

logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (September 19, 2014) – The Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in a performance of his new original show “Deceptions, Lies & Alibis” on Saturday, October 4 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. Read More→

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Your Library Card: The Most Valuable Card in Your Wallet

Friday, September 19th, 2014

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Jennifer Perry, Development Director

Sedona AZ (September 19, 2014) – Today’s dollar does not seem to get us as far as it used to, and most of us are continually keeping an eye out for sales, coupons, and other ways to stretch our hard-earned money.  In this week’s column, we would like to remind you of one of the most valuable cards in your wallet:  your Sedona Public Library card! Read More→

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Clarkdale’s “Sustainability in Our Backyard” Event

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

logo_townofclarkdaleClarkdale AZ (September 18, 2014) – The Town of Clarkdale’s Community and Economic Development Department is sponsoring the second Sustainability in our Backyard Event on Saturday, October 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Center at 19 N. Ninth Street. This event is focused on celebrating community and individual wellness and will feature a variety of vendors offering assistance in maintaining a sustainable town and a sustainable lifestyle.

WesTech Recyclers will be collecting e-waste, and Sedona Recycling and Patriot Disposal will have information about the waste stream and reducing and recycling. APS will be demonstrating the effectiveness of solar power. Salt River Materials Group, a leading promoter of sustainable products and practices, will also be in attendance. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (September 18, 2014) – The Yavapai College Verde Valley campus Art Gallery in Clarkdale presents its new “Radical Center” exhibition, featuring the works of artists Rose Moon, Cathy Gazda, and Paul Gazda from September 29 to October 23.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 2 from 5-7 p.m. The Verde Valley campus Art Gallery’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and is closed Friday through Sunday. Read More→

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Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Sedona AZ (September 18, 2014) – On Friday August 26th, from 5 to 6:30 pm, The Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project will feature Flagstaff author Stephen W. Hirst.  The Pumphouse shows are held outdoors on the southern end of the Creekside Plaza parking lot on the steps of the old pumphouse and underneath the shade of the giant sycamore trees.  Mr. Hirst is the author of the award winning non fiction book I Am The Grand Canyon as well as this year’s One Book AZ winner Lauren Greasewater’s War and the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project is thrilled to host him. Read More→

logo_SIFFSedona AZ (September 18, 2014) – Load the family into the VW bus; hop into your jalopy; rev up your Thunderbird: New Mexico film historian Jeff Berg presents a motion picture road trip along Route 66!  

“Made On Route 66” is a new compilation series showcasing movies made along the Mother Road; it will play exclusively in independent theaters situated along (or near) Old Route 66, from New Mexico through Arizona and will make a stop in Sedona at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Sept 29 at 4:00 p.m.   Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Returning home…

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… I was down to about 7500’ msl (mean sea level) when I took this photo, Sedona Airport (KSEZ) has an average elevation of 4828’ msl and the airport was below and a little west of my position when I took this shot. In calm air the glide ratio of the Lambada is 30/1 or 1’ down and 30’ forward which translates into roughly 6 miles per thousand feet or for me at this moment, roughly 17 miles before reaching airport level. For safety I usually compute 4 miles per thousand feet and if a lot of sink 3 miles per thousand feet. I can deploy spoilers on the upper wing to accelerate my descent rate and frequently use them in the pattern when landing.

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Resident receives fines and probation for
cutting 207 year-old juniper

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

logo_USFS_USDARimrock AZ (September 18, 2014) – A Rimrock resident was recently cited for illegally cutting timber and conducting a business without a permit on the Coconino National Forest. He was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, fined $500, and owes $3,000 in restitution to the Forest Service.

On June 6, Joshua Favrow was in the process of illegally cutting an old-growth alligator juniper tree near FR 226 south of Munds Park when a citizen reported it to a nearby Forest Service law enforcement officer. Favrow admitted to cutting the live tree a year ago, thinking that when we returned this year it would appear he was legally harvesting dead and down wood. He was using the large slabs to make furniture to sell. Read More→

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Fee Free Day September 27 – at all Flagstaff Area National Monuments

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

logo_nationalparkserviceFlagstaff AZ (September 18, 2014) – Flagstaff Area National Monuments will be joining national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments on September 27, 2014. Visitors arriving in the monuments on September 27 will enter free of charge.  The visitor centers will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them. Read More→

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Let the games begin….in Sedona!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

logo_celticharvestfestivalSedona AZ (September 18, 2014) – Neighbors in our community are asking, “What are the Highland Games?” An inspiring answer to that question was demonstrated recently at the Flagstaff Highland Games. The “Games” or Scottish Heavy Athletics are an amazing tradition that can best be told in a picture. The man at the line, with the 23 lb. stone on his shoulder, is preparing to throw the Braemar stone. He is Roy Oster, 70 years old and in this very throw, at the Flagstaff Highland Games in July 2014, set the World Record for age class 70+ Masters in Braemar Stone! The Masters Class of Athletes combines ages from 40 or 50 up to 70 years old or more. Read More→

Red Rock Loop History Tours by Sedona Heritage Museum

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (September 18, 2014) – There are a few remaining tickets for the Sedona Heritage Museum’s popular Red Rock Loop history tour, with limited seats available on October 2, 3, and 4.

The tour will visit historic sites, homesteads and buildings while following the Red Rock Loop road.  Tour guide Paul Thompson, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler J.J. Thompson, grew up in this area and will share history and stories about “Red Rock” pioneers. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
S-P Crater …

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… an abbreviation for a name that Geologists have given a very interesting and nearly perfect volcanic cinder cone and the flow from it. S-P Crater is located about 25 to 30 miles North of Flagstaff and is a very black cinder cone and flow. The actual name that was given the crater would probably be censored from the maps and if not would probably have generated numerous complaints from the PC Police as offending someone or something. Not sure why that would be the case as I see people walking their dogs and picking up such things with plastic bags after the dog performs a very natural act of waste elimination (how is that for a euphemism?) Anyhow, it is a very neat crater as are all of them up there. The lava flow is only a hundred feet or so deep, but it spills beautifully across the high desert floor.

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National Theatre of London’s ‘Medea’
debuts in Sedona on Sept. 28

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

logo_SIFFEuripides’ powerful tragedy stars Helen McCrory, from the Olivier Theatre in London

Sedona AZ (September 17, 2014) – The National Theatre of London launches its new season with a production of “Medea”, showing in Sedona on Sunday, Sept. 28. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of Euripides’ powerful new drama from stage of the Olivier Theatre in London. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role of Medea in a new version of Euripides’ play by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Read More→