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Verde Valley Caregivers ready to deliver gifts to seniors

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

logo_verdevalleycaregiversCottonwood AZ (December 17, 2014) – Verde Valley Caregivers has collected more gifts for seniors this year than ever before. VVCC placed giving trees at Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde Public Libraries, Oakcreek Country Club, and Wal-Mart. Visitors selected gift tags, purchased the items, and returned them to a box located near each tree.

“This has the best turn out ever with each neighbor receiving multiple gifts,” said VVCC Operations Manager Kim Meller. “Normally neighbors receive socks and slippers, but this year there has been a much wider range of gifts. Bigger and better items such as toasters and crockpots will also be delivered to older adults in need.” Read More→

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Arizona Food and Farm Finance Forum
Comes to Verde Valley

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

logo_arizonafoodandfarmfinanceAnnual event offers local food industry professionals opportunity to gain skills, network

Clarkdale AZ (December 11, 2014) – The second annual Arizona Food and Farm Finance Forum will be held on January 15 and 16, 2015, in Clarkdale with the aim of influencing the way Arizona feeds itself and does business locally. The event is presented by Local First Arizona; a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening local economies by supporting locally owned businesses, including food entrepreneurs.

“The second annual Arizona Food and Finance Forum will be an opportunity for those involved in and contributing to Arizona’s local food system to gather, network, learn and develop new skill sets,” said Meg Williams Jamison, Northern Arizona Director of Local First Arizona. “This year’s forum will feature nationally acclaimed speakers with experience in farming, food system development, local food marketing, food hubs and building local, living economies.” Read More→

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Verde Valley Museums Offer Holiday Shopping

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Verde Valley AZ (December 3, 2014) – The Verde Valley is home to a treasure trove of cultural heritage sites and museums.  Many of these have Museum Gift Shops offering gifts for the coming holiday season – gifts that you may not find anywhere else.  You don’t need to pay admission just to shop and you can provide much needed support to these non-profit organizations in the process.  Read More→

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logo_redrosethriftiqueBy Tina Allegrezza
Founder of Red Rose Inspiration for Animals

Sedona AZ (December 1, 2014)  - As the holiday season arrives and the spirit of gift giving is upon us we would like to share how your support is making a difference through the Red Rose Thriftique in the Village of Oak Creek. We are proud to be a part of this community and have met so many wonderful animal lovers since our grand opening in July 2014.

Our story is about our commitment to giving throughout the year to those who truly need assistance and who are dedicated to their animal companions despite the challenges they may experience. Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (December 1, 2014) – Progress in reducing youth substance abuse is being made, according to MATFORCE Executive Director Merilee Fowler.

Fowler said, “The results of the 2014 Arizona Youth Survey have been announced.  With over 2,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students being surveyed in Yavapai County, it gives us an excellent snapshot of youth substance abuse.  All the MATFORCE partners, supporters and volunteers can be thanked for the progress we are making in reducing prescription drug and alcohol abuse.  However, the rise in marijuana use among youth is an area of huge concern that we are addressing.” Read More→

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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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MATFORCE Dump the Drugs Event
Dec 6 in Beaver Creek

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (November 19, 2014) – A “Dump the Drugs” event will be held on December 6 in Lake Montezuma at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  MATFORCE, the Beaver Creek Community Action Team and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office are helping sponsor this event. Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (November 13, 2014) – MATFORCE invites area youth to enter the “Say No to Underage Drinking” Youth Art Contest.  Winning entries will receive cash prizes.  Participating pizza stores will be attaching the winning posters to the top of their pizza boxes helping raise awareness about underage drinking risks.  Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (November 4, 2014) – Each year MATFORCE helps schools support Red Ribbon Week with ribbons, bookmarks, speakers, workbooks, and other substance abuse prevention tools.  The materials and presentations are all geared toward helping students make good, healthy choices for themselves.  Read More→

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Loved To Death: The Story of Oak Creek

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

logo_oakcreekwatershedcouncilOak Creek Ambassadors to premiere environmental documentary

Flagstaff AZ (November 3, 2014) – Oak Creek is internationally recognized for its outdoor beauty. Many visitors seem to forget that with this natural beauty comes responsibility. The Oak Creek Ambassadors have taken it upon themselves to address this issue through organized clean ups and public education. Their efforts have been chronicled in an informational documentary, titled Loved to Death: The Story of Oak Creek which will premiere Tuesday, November 4 at Wanderlust Brewing Co. “The documentary will cover what we, the ambassadors, did over the summer and the problems associated with recreation on Oak Creek,” said Dalton Zanetti, an Oak Creek Ambassador and producer of the documentary. Read More→

Camp Soaring Golf Charity Golf Tournament

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

logo_campsoaringeagleVerde Valley AZ (November 3, 2014) – On Saturday, November 8th @ 8:00 a.m., Verde Santa Fe Golf Club will be hosting a charity golf event for Camp Soaring Eagle. The format is a fun 4-person team scramble. The entry fee is $85.00 and includes green fee, cart fee, lunch, prizes and a $20.00 donation to the Camp. Read More→

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logo_associationoffundraisingprofessionalsPrescott AZ (October 28, 2014) – The Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold its annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. in the Granite Mountain Room at the Prescott Resort. Each year on NPD the chapter recognizes the efforts of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and fundraising professionals.   Read More→

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logo_bearizona2Fall is a great time to visit Bearizona Wildlife Park; the animals are active in the cooler weather and are all sporting lustrous fur coats in preparation for winter.  

Williams AZ (October 22, 2014) – Bearizona is hosting Howly Growly Owly Festival weekends in October. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume and those that do will get a “beary” special treat!  Read More→

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logo_catholiccharitiesExperts Help Parents Get Strategy to Talk to Children About Sex in October

Phoenix AZ (October 20, 2014) – According to a study by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (NCPTP), teens say consistently that parents are the biggest influencer on their decisions about sex and relationships.

Diane DeLong, senior program manager of North Star Youth Partnership, says that overall closeness between parents and their children, shared activities and parental presence in the home reduce the risk of early sex and teen pregnancy. “Teens who are close to their parents and feel supported by them are more likely to abstain from sex, wait until they are older to begin having sex, and have fewer sexual partners,” she said. Read More→

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logo_verdevalleycaregiversSedona, AZ (October 10, 2014)  – Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition (VVCC) Operations and Mobility Manager, Natalia Molina, who has successfully led volunteer services for more than a thousand seniors in Sedona and the Verde Valley, announced she will resign her post, effective October 17th to accept a position within California State University Monterey Bay’s diverse, multicultural programs for masters’ students. VVCC provides volunteers, programs and services that support adults in Sedona and the Verde Valley to maintain their independence and quality of life at home.

Molina joined the VVCC team last May (2013), where she provided leadership in volunteer recruitment, training and retention, staff supervision for the One-Call Center and the Guardian Angel medical alert provision, transitional care, respite support and community resources and eligibility. 
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Professional Women’s Group Quarterly Luncheon

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

logo_professionalwomensgroupBusiness Networking for Women in Northern Arizona

Cottonwood AZ (October 2, 2014) – The local Chapter of Professional Women’s Group has their fourth quarterly luncheon of 2014 on October 21, 2014.  Luncheon will be at the Cottonwood Recreation Center from 11:30am – 1:30pm and include a speaker presentation, networking opportunities, catered lunch, and raffle/door prizes. This month’s luncheon will be catered by Café Jerona based out of Cottonwood.  Pre-registration for this event is required and you can sign up at www.pwgaz.org. Read More→

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logo_MATForceSuffolk University/USA Today poll finds support for legalization plummets 17% among Colorado voters

Verde Valley AZ (September 25, 2014) - When Arizona voters narrowly approved a medical-pot bill in 2010, they were promised that it was just about “medicine.” Now, less than four years later, the Marijuana Policy Project has broken that promise. News broke last week that the Marijuana Policy Project, a group located in Washington D.C., filed paperwork with state elections officials to campaign for the legalization of the drug for recreation in Arizona. Read More→

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logo_verdevalleycaregiversProceeds to help older adults stay in their homes   

Verde Valley AZ (September 20, 2014) – Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition invites you to help older adults stay in their homes by attending its Third Annual Masquerade-themed Fundraiser to be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hilton Sedona Canyon Ballroom, at 90 Ridge Trail Drive. The gala will begin with a wine tasting reception on the Canyon Patio featuring violinist Teresa Joy and appetizers by Vintages Grille. Dinner will be in the Canyon Ballroom where guests will enjoy performances by Classical singers from Northern Arizona University’s School of Music. The event also includes live and silent auctions. Read More→

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (September 17, 2014) – A Dump the Drugs event will be held on Saturday, September 27th, at 6 locations county-wide, including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Sedona and Camp Verde.  MATFORCE and area law enforcement are joining with the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Campaign to gather and safely dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication. Read More→

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Fire Safety at Home September 10

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

logo_cornvillecommunityCornville AZ (August 28, 2014) – Come and learn about fire safety at the monthly Cornville Community Association meeting on Wednesday September 10th at 6:00 P.M. Meetings are at Oak Creek School,11490 E. Purple Sage Drive. 

Fire Captain Dustin Chambliss will discuss fire safety in the kitchen and around your home. Children are welcome and are encouraged to join us and learn about staying safe in their homes. County Supervisor Tom Thurman will discuss a possible jail tax proposal. Please come and be part of the community.

Meetings of the Cornville Community Association are free and open to the public. Additional information is available on their website www.CornvilleAZ.org