Author: Sedona.biz Staff

By Amaya Gayle Gregory The external appearance of life cannot demonstrate awakening. Life appears in all its shapes and sizes, forms and fascinations. It does its dance, sings its song, appears as all appearances: disasters and blessings, joy and sorrow, illness and health, poverty and wealth, regardless of one’s understanding. The thinking mind, the compare and contrast mechanism, says if I awaken my world will be repaired. I will have enough. I will be okay. The holy grail of finally-getting-it will heal all things in my life and at long last I will be able to relax and enjoy, have…

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… and these photos are a sample of what I experienced on the lake today … think the sounds of nature, birds singing songs, donkeys braying, water lapping the sides of the boat, light winds moving the foliage and bringing fresh scents from everywhere … life in all its wonder. Enjoy the photos and imagine yourself alone in nature seeing and experiencing these sights yourself … find a way to do it in real time and you will be changed forever. Have a beautiful day … keep breathing … be kind. Cheers, Ted Go afield and dream and forget; and…

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Verde Valley News – Due to warmer weather conditions, increased fire danger, and for public safety, Coconino National Forest will implement Stage 2 fire restrictions beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, May 26. The forest has been under Stage 1 fire restrictions since May 5, which prohibit campfires across the forest and limits them to developed recreations sites only. However, with warmer and windy weather, as well as key criteria being met, stricter fire restrictions will be implemented across the entire national forest–including developed recreation sites. Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit the following: Building, maintaining, or using a fire, campfire, or stove…

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Sedona News – The Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in a performance of his original show “Fool Me Twice!” on Saturday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m. Poet and historical researcher, Peach’s program is inspired by his investigations into Sedona and Arizona history. Sedona audiences have grown to love his style of blending original ‘cowboy’ poetry, tall tales, and historical humor as he exposes local mythology and takes a tongue-in-cheek look at quirky incidents from the past using jokes, storytelling, and first person narrative. As is customary with Mike’s shows, this one incorporates the spirit of the Old West with…

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Camp Verde News – Camp Verde Community Library invites organizations, clubs, businesses, families, individuals, etc. looking for a community service project to participate in a new volunteer program at the library.   Join volunteers from the library and volunteers from the University of AZ Yavapai County Extension Master Gardeners on Saturday, June 11 at 8:00a for a planting day to kick off the library’s new Adopt-a-Plot program. The idea of the Adopt-a-Plot program is to offer distinct plots around the library building to organizations, clubs, individuals, families, etc. to plant, maintain, and beautify. Inspired by the Adopt-a-Highway program, Adopt-a-Plot encourages…

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Verde Valley News – Celebrating their 50th anniversary all year, this month’s Verde Village Property Owner Association (VVPOA) fundraising dinner event on Friday, June 24 features a one-hour hula show performed by the Cottonwood-based Hālau Hula Nāpuaokaleiʻilima under the direction of Kumu Hula Kēhau Chrisman. Enjoy a Hawaiian dinner menu (or a vegan menu choice is available) at 5PM and entertainment beginning at 6PM. All monthly dinners are open to the public. The Verde Village Property Owner Association (VVPOA) organized back in the 1970’s as a “Property Owners Association”, which is different from a HOA (Home Owners Association), as membership is completely voluntary and no…

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… there are hits and misses and tales from centuries and eons ago that revolve around the one that got away and the one that didn’t. Being human we have those days when we have opportunities that get away and days when they don’t and this common thread runs through all of life and life forms. In the shot above it looks like the Great Blue Heron has his dinner firmly under control as he lifts him out of the water, but the trout had other days … he preferred having dinner himself rather than being dinner … in the…

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Sedona News – Recently, students of Deb Sanders’ 5th Grade class at West Sedona School suggested an important criterion for the selection of Sedona’s Sister City….a dark skies commitment. The two fifth grade classes recently completed a STEM Community project on Sedona’s light pollution. Their final project, after studying about the importance of maintaining Sedona’s Dark Skies designation, was to create prototypes of code acceptable outdoor light fixtures. On hearing about Sedona’s search for a sister city, the students invited Don Groves, Sister Cities Board member, to hear their recommendation of a dark skies criterion. “ I really enjoyed the…

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Sedona News – Sedona’s SAVCO organization (Sedona Area Veteran & Community Outreach) will conduct the first full Memorial Day service in three years Monday May 30th, 0900-1000 at the Sedona Military Park which is located within the Jack Jameson Memorial Sculpture Park, 25 Northview Rd Sedona AZ. Members of the Civil Air Patrol Verde Valley Composite Squadron 205 and the Sedona Police Explores Post #7100 program will participate as well. John Currivan, a Navy pilot and JAG Officer is this year’s guest speaker. Bugler Captain Dean Cathcart from the Civil Air Patrol will be on hand as well as local…

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Sedona News – Straight from the Broadway stage, Arts Alliance and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the encore of the Tony Award-winning musical “Newsies” to Sedona on Saturday, May 28 at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen encore at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. It is the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with a joyous celebration of song and dance! This encore performance marks the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. All tickets are only $10 each in honor of this special 10-year anniversary milestone.  Filmed live on…

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Sedona News – The V-Bar-V Heritage Site, located on the Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock Ranger District, has re-opened following several months of construction work and site improvements. The heritage site now includes an American Disabilities Act-accessible viewing platform, a new security fence and a seating area. “We are excited to improve the accessibility and security of the petroglyph panel in a way that honors this sacred place and is respectful of the American Indian Tribes who still use and protect these areas today,” said District Ranger Amy Tinderholt. “We hope that the public will visit the site to learn about…

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Sedona News – You can have a direct impact on how visitors treat the land. Visitors to Sedona often need help on how to best enjoy their stay while also preserving the beauty and tranquility of Red Rock Country. One of their most valuable resources is the Red Rock District Visitor Center (VC), located on Hwy 179 just south of the Village of Oak Creek. Friends of the Forest volunteers help staff the VC, providing information like how to avoid the most crowded trails, the importance of “Leave No Trace” and where to camp legally on National Forest land. Weekend…

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Sedona News – The city of Sedona invites the public to attend its next artist reception to view the “Fur & Fiber” exhibit on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers and Vultee Conference Room at City Hall. This exhibit celebrates the work of  and fiber artist Shirley Eichten Albrecht. Special music guest will be critically acclaimed artist, William Eaton, New Age guitarist and luthier. Albrecht spent many years as a professional photographer in the commercial and fashion industry. He always had a passion for creating the beautiful, the creative and the memorable…

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Sedona News – Enjoy great shopping and dining at the Red Rose Art Show and Stagecoach Country Roadhouse. This event is sponsored by the Wild Thyme Restaurant Group, the newest restaurant to West Sedona known as the Stagecoach Country Roadhouse located at 1405 West Highway 89A.   Beautiful patio dining on the lower and upper-level patios with red rock views.  Totally remodeled with a western theme, private dining for special events, live music, and mechanical bull riding.  The newest entertainment hub with a separate bar area featuring large screen televisions, live entertainment, karaoke and much more along with a relaxed separate…

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By Rabbi Alicia Magal Sedona News – Shalom and greetings from the Rabbi, Board of Directors, and congregation of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. All the services, classes, and programs are listed on the synagogue website. Come join us either in person or online. See jcsvv.org for instructions to register for in-person services or for online zoom links. On Friday, May 27, a Friday evening service, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, begins at 5:30 pm both in person and on Zoom, and livestreamed for members and their invitees. Congregants participate by lighting candles, offering a reading, or having…

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