Author: Sedona.biz Staff

Verde Valley News – Domestic Violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems – each whose “#1 Thing” adds a valuable and powerful component to transforming our communities.  That is why in October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) is asking “What is the #1Thing you can do to end domestic violence?”  “Many people care and understand that domestic violence is a serious public health problem. They want to do something but believe their actions can’t make a difference,”…

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… I had lunch with a friend in Phoenix this afternoon and didn’t get back to Sedona until late afternoon. I called a friend at the airport to check on Sedona Airport Days and he told me that if I hurried I could still get light on the Corsair and P-38 that had flown in this afternoon. I hustled, but was delayed by a shiny new red Ferrari doing 25 to 30 mph directly ahead of me … he had no choice either as he was behind a person going very slow all the way. Anyhow, I got there and…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Unconformity” showing Oct. 7-Oct. 13 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Jonathan DiMaio — writer, director and producer of “Unconformity” — will be in Sedona to host the first screening on Friday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. and conduct a live Q&A following the film. A rock climbing geology student travels to the Nevada high desert to do research, where a career-defining fossil discovery and an unexpected friendship with a young cattle rancher force her to reevaluate her path. After a devastating betrayal,…

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Sedona News – ILLUMINATE Film Festival is pleased to announce that its annual festival will return on November 5-13, 2022. This year they have amped up the WOW factor with a gathering in Sedona for three days of conscious films, workshops, and a chance to connect in person through plenty of social and community events. All this will be followed by a week-long global, virtual festival. The festival has made a permanent move to a hybrid format because the audience now spans the globe across 84 countries! ILLUMINATE now offers both virtual and in-theater options to accommodate all festival-goers. The centerpiece of the in-person…

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Sedona News – The Sedona Referrals Club (SRC), which has been serving the professional business community of Sedona and the Verde Valley since 1993, recently announced its new Board of Directors for  2022-23, and that the Club’s membership has doubled since the fall of 2021. According to Club President Sandy Barrett, owner of Red Rocks Taxes in the Village of Oak Creek, the membership bump can be attributed in large part to the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic. SRC, which meets weekly on Wednesday morning at 7 am at Red Rock Café in VOC (100 Verde Valley School Rd. #107,…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join cinemas around the globe for a worldwide theatrical event “Kendal Mountain Tour” showing Oct. 7-13 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre. Kendal Mountain Tour – Britain’s biggest adventure festival – is coming to theater screens around the world and across the United States. Be guided through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful, thought-provoking stories – told by a unique collection of travelers, athletes, activists and creatives from the most spectacular places on earth! Films included in the Kendal Mountain Tour include: The Process (UK, 15 minutes) Tom Randall is a world class…

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Sedona News – Join the Sedona Camera Club for a presentation by professional photographer Robert Gallucci.  The meeting starts at 6:30 pm on Monday,  October 31, 2022, at the Sedona Film Festival, 2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite B-2, Sedona.  Doors open at 6:00. Photographing lightning and storm cells is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences a photographer can have.  There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you experience when you chase a mammoth storm cell and then capture its power.  But Robert doesn’t just chase storms – he portrays them as one component of a landscape composition. …

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Sedona News – Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village and their exclusive pet boutique BowWow Sedona in Tlaquepaque North are teaming up once again to help save local homeless animals at the Humane Society of Sedona by hosting the second annual Howl-o-Ween Costume Parade on Sunday, October 16th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm starting at Tlaquepaque’s Calle Independencia and finishing at The Pump House’s back lawn at Tlaquepaque North. Wendy Lippman, General Manager & Resident Partner of Tlaquepaque stated “We are excited to again host the second annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade which was a huge hit last year! The event is open…

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Sedona News – The Sedona Heritage Museum is proud to announce the hiring of the organization’s first Executive Director, Nate Meyers. Nate has nearly 20 years of experience working in Arizona museums.  Prior to arriving at the Sedona Heritage Museum he worked as the Collections Coordinator at the Chandler Museum in Chandler, AZ.  During his time in Chandler he helped construct a new museum building, expanded the collection, curated innovative and award winning exhibits, collaborated with community groups, and worked to create a strong bond between the museum and the local community.  He has a passion for small museums, serving…

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Verde Valley News – On Saturday, November 26, the Verde Valley GameCon Strikes Back! Join us for our third annual event from 9am-3pm. GameCon will transform the Camp Verde Community Library into a free, family-friendly convention hall hosting games of all sorts. An all-ages event presented by CVCL and Game On of Cottonwood, GameCon aims to have something for everyone. Want to try a new board game like Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Splendor? How about classic games like chess, checkers, backgammon, pinochle, and euchre? Head upstairs to the Game Library to check out one of many board games to play with friends.  Want to…

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Sedona News – The Arts Academy of Sedona (AAS) has announced an eclectic mix of entertainment for the October events at its luxurious black box theater in The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek (7000 SR-179, STE C-100). On October 10, 6-7:30 pm, AAS offers its monthly Adult Game Night-Trivia Challenges (2nd Monday of each month), when attendees can get together with neighbors and meet new friends. This month’s theme is the iconic sitcom Seinfeld. Future “Game Nights” will feature MASH (Nov. 14) and The Carol Burnett Show (December 12). Advance registration is $10, with $12 at-the-door (no refunds), and includes snacks. Tickets available at: bit.ly/aas-trivia-night-22 From October 13-15, Producer Camilla…

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Sedona News – Keep Sedona Beautiful will host the remainder of its 2022 Speaker Series events live at its Pushmataha Center, 360 Brewer Road in Sedona.  All events begin at 5:00 pm. For more information, visit www.keepsedonabeautiful.org. Upcoming events include: November 9:  Dr. Tom Ginn will discuss the role of nuclear power in our energy future, a topic that will become even more timely in coming years. Dr. Ginn is an environmental toxicologist who has worked on major pollution issues throughout the U.S. He has published extensively and served as an expert witness for some of the largest federal and state…

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By Amaya Gayle Gregory Cause is an interesting word, as words go. Cause seems to be at the root of all our scampering around, trying to figure it out, whatever the ‘it’ is. It seems that if we can get to that root cause we can fix or repair not just our lives, but life itself. Cause — the source of all blame, the source of all our problems. Cause — when found — the golden goose that will finally make being alive not such a walking on the edge of a thousand foot drop blindfolded, precarious to say the…

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By Rabbi Alicia Magal Shalom and greetings from the Rabbi, Board of Directors, and congregation of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley for the New Year 5783 which began on the Hebrew calendar last week  All the services, classes, and programs are listed on the synagogue website. Visitors are welcome to attend services.   On Friday, October 7 a Friday evening Erev Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, begins at 5:30 pm both in person and on Zoom, and live-streamed for members and their invitees. Congregants participate by lighting candles, doing a reading, or having an Aliyah for…

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… most of the day was spent doing the grading and deletions of photo shoots from early this year and in the process I found a lot of neat shots I had forgotten about … so above we have a Double Crested Cormorant in breeding plumage heading out and leaving the area. I like the wing positions because it is showing the massive power as the wings are being shaped to produce maximum thrust when they come forward and then down and back and the webbed feet are poised to begin a massive thrust once they are forced back into…

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