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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
A delicacy…

Monday, November 24th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… considered a delicacy in many countries, our friend a blue heron at the ponds was gorging himself on the gourmet food … not cooked in butter with garlic and lemon, but he seems to be enjoying the meal nevertheless. One more gulp and they were down … and he continued the hunt.

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15th Annual Winter Gifting Project

Monday, November 24th, 2014

logo_crossingworldshopiprojectsVerde Valley AZ (November 24, 2014) – Donations are welcomed to supply food, hygiene supplies and gifts for Hopi families in six villages on these remote mesas in the 15th annual Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects annual Winter Gifting Project.  The Hopi Projects group of local volunteers provides support year round for: families, preschooler’s learning enhancement, Hopi cultural activities and Hopi-based initiatives that are growing sustainability.  Last year the group provided 12 pieces of playground equipment for the Hopi pre-schools. Read More→

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logo_SIFFAcclaimed new independent films make Sedona premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (November 24, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films “Citizenfour” and “The Skeleton Twins” showing Nov. 28-Dec. 4 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

CITIZENFOUR

“Citizenfour” is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to Academy Award-nominated director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Read More→

Ruby Road Resale Mall supports local entrepreneurs

Monday, November 24th, 2014

logo_rubyroad2aCamp Verde AZ (November 24, 2014) – Ruby Road helps the community support local businesses.   It is the home of the “mini-entrepreneur”, offering a simple and economical option for local, small business owners to sell their treasures.

There are over 60 unique, eye-catching shops under one roof, each one independently owned and operated.   The mall has millions of unique items  in over 8000 square feet of space. Read More→

7th Annual Holiday Blues Revue at
Old Town Center for the Arts

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Old Town Center for the ArtsBlues Revue to Benefit Yavapai Food Council

Cottonwood AZ (November 22, 2014) – The 7th edition of Joe Neri’s popular Holiday Blues Revue will be on Saturday, December 6, at 7:00 pm, at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood.

This annual event is known for its “blues-ified” holiday music and holiday blues music, always performed by some of the best musicians in the area and always intended to bring some foot-stompin’ holiday cheer to all. Read More→

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logo_SIFFSir Tim Rice’s epic new production from London’s Shaftsbury Theatre hits the big screen

Sedona AZ (November 22, 2014) – In observation of Pearl Harbor Day, the Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the big-screen premiere of “From Here To Eternity: The Musical” from London’s Shaftsbury Theatre. Sir Tim Rice’s epic new musical will show on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 7 and 8 at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

HSS Pet of The Week: Meet Marmalade

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Sedona, AZ (November 21, 2014) – As we move into the Holiday Season, be sure and think about adopting a wonderful pet from the Humane Society of Sedona.  Give the gift of a new home to sweet cat or loyal dog this during this special time of year and you will make a friend for life! 

20141121_HSS_Marmalade-2Marmalade is a wonderful 4 year old neutered Domestic Short Hair looking for her new home.  She loves to both snuggle and play.  And, she loves people and just may be the purr-fect cat for you and your family.  Marmalade would love to meet so come visit her at the shelter today.

Many pets are brought to shelters as they get older. Please remember all animals, regardless of age, deserve a loving home. Stop by the shelter seven days a week from 10 to 4 pm and at PetSmart daily to adopt a senior cat or dog today.

www.humansocietyofsedona.org, 827.282.4679

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logo_verdevalleyvoicesHoliday Concert Features New and Beloved Pieces

Cottonwood AZ (November 21, 2014) – With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Verde Valley Voices are busy rehearsing for their annual Christmas concert. “This is our favorite time of the year,” Voices President Trish Wood exclaims. “The Verde Valley Voices have undergone a lot of transition this past season, and we are excited to share our new direction with the community.”

Under new Music Director and Conductor Caleb Nihira, the Voices will be performing a unique blend of traditional holiday favorites mixed with some stunning new pieces. Read More→

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Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Sedona Main Street ProgramSedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit kicks off the holiday season on Friday, December 5th. Free entertainment, activities and refreshments are available from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown along North State Route 89A near the mid-block crosswalk. Read More→

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logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – The Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center is excited to become a community drop off site for used batteries and other items for recycling purposes.

Household batteries, printer ink and toner cartridges and cell phones will be collected at the Visitor Center located one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek on Highway 179 and then sent to a local business for recycling. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Smokey skies …

Friday, November 21st, 2014

By Ted Grussing

Most of today I was working on an order for photographs, all aerial, all clear skies, all beautiful. Did not go outside until 3:30PM when I decided it would be a good afternoon to go get some air time and clean my head out, my friend Don joined me and about 4:30PM we started rolling down R21 … not for long and we were airborne in about 300’ and on our way. A swing over Pine Valley to waggle our wings and say hi to a friend then a more or less straight line to Mingus, climbing all the way. The sky was beautifully saturated with smoke from recent prescribed/slash pile burns which had spread over Northern Arizona as far as the eye could see … in any direction.  Rather made the smoke filled bars of the past seem like health clubs … still there is a certain beauty to it and all the particulates and chemicals and gases that make it up create beautiful sunsets … an end of day … end of life thing … smiles.

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logo_lettereditorBy Warren Woodward, Sedona Resident

Dear Editor,

I have written a report on the Arizona Dept. of Health Service’s recently released “smart” meter study. Below is my report’s Foreword.

Below that is my cover letter that accompanied my report to the Arizona Corporation Commission. Read More→

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logo_SIFFGlobal Muckraking featured on Dec. 2; America and Israel: The Way Forward on Dec. 4

Sedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona for two special live simulcast events on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday Dec. 4, hosted by the Sedona International Film Festival. Both events will take place at 6:15 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre, live as they are happening in New York. 

Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:15 p.m.
Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

Crusading journalists have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of American democracy. But how many people know about the role that muckraking has played around the world? Read More→

Breakfast with Santa & Jingle Bell Run on December 6

Friday, November 21st, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – ‘Tis the season to be jolly, so join with family and friends on Saturday, December 6, 2014 for the 6th annual Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Sedona Parks and Recreation.  Held at the Sedona Teen Center from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., this festive event includes a free pancake and egg breakfast, various seasonal crafts for kids and the chance to have your picture taken with Santa Claus.  Read More→

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Thanks for Giving

Friday, November 21st, 2014

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Jennifer Perry, Development Director

Sedona AZ (November 21, 2014) – During this Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of giving.  While we are all being bombarded with messages about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all of the shiny objects we cannot live without, the Board and staff of Sedona Public Library would like to communicate our gratitude for the continued spirit of giving the Library experiences year-round from our generous volunteers.  Read More→

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logo_marijuanaharmlessVerde Valley AZ (November 21, 2014) – The November 18, 2014 conference on marijuana brought 370 state leaders, educators, law enforcement and prevention specialists together to learn the scientific facts about how marijuana affects the brain and what is happening with the Colorado legalization ‘experiment.’  Marijuana Harmless? Think Again! hosted the event. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
The source …

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… a good word for the beginning of a river … for an informant of information in crimes … one who provides guidance and life; but tonight it is the river, specifically the Verde River. Generally speaking Sullivan Lake which is an intermittent lake near Paulden is credited with being the source of the Verde River. On Monday when Roger and I flew in search of the source we did not let ourselves be bothered by convention and the lake being dry we followed the wash up into the Bradshaw’s where I previously heard the source actually was. About four years ago Corky and I made a similar flight and it was easy to follow because there was water all the way up. Monday, no such luck, Sullivan was dry as was the wash that feeds it.

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Community Continues Support for
Healthcare Education at YC

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

logo_yavapaicollegeLatest endowment will help two students now, many more in future

Prescott AZ (November 20, 2014) – The community’s interest in and support for the future healthcare needs of Yavapai County residents continues to be reflected in the number of healthcare scholarships that groups, families and individuals fund for Yavapai College Allied Health students. Read More→

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logo_SIFFHuichol spiritual leaders will host film and Q&A discussions at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (November 20, 2014) – The film “Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians” will be on a North American tour with 30+ screenings in more than 20 cities in the United States and Canada, including a stop in Sedona at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The film chronicles the movement to save a sacred land and a visionary culture.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the premiere which will feature guests from the film — the director and Huichol spiritual leaders — who will introduce the film and host Q&A discussions after the two screenings at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

“Loving Bowls” Community Fundraiser

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

logo_sacSedona AZ (November 20, 2014) – Save the date! The Loving Bowls community fundraiser takes place Saturday, December 13, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Special Exhibitions Gallery and Theatre Classroom at Sedona Arts Center in Uptown Sedona! This fantastic event offers a beautiful selection of Loving Bowls for your purchasing pleasure, plus food and loads of fun! Over 1,000 bowls have been made by local volunteer potters—including 160 special bowls for your pets—then lovingly glazed in a variety of beautiful finishes. Bowls are $10 each and come with chili, bread and dessert.   Read More→

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