Author: Staff@Sedona.biz

… so, I sorted through yesterdays shoot and the initial delete was 1665 of 1901 images … 20 frames per second adds up fast and when you are trying to get birds in flight you tend to hold the shutter button down for a few seconds as you track them and that adds up quick! The image that is the subject of mine and Eric’s bet is above and is a flock of Cinnamon Teal that we jumped in a quiet bay at the north central part of Lake Pleasant yesterday. Teal are among the smallest of the ducks, they…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Quiet Girl” showing April 7-13 at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres. “The Quiet Girl” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Rural Ireland. 1981. Caìit is a nine-year-old girl from an over-crowded, dysfunctional and impoverished family. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. As summer arrives and her pregnant mother’s due date approaches, Caìit (Catherine Clinch) is sent to live with distant relatives.…

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By Tracey McConnell Community Development Director Verde Valley Sanctuary Verde Valley News – In the month of April, Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) recognizes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). We take this moment to reflect on the strength and resilience of survivors and victims, the perseverance of advocates, and the dedication of the professionals in many fields who support those who experience sexual violence. The term “sexual violence” is an umbrella term that includes all the following: Rape; Molestation; Unwanted sexual contact of any other form; Sexual harassment; Incest; Child sexual abuse; Sexual assault, even with an intimate partner; Sexual…

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend, try your hand at glassblowing. Don’t miss an opportunity to stop by The Melting Point and the Red Rose Art Show this Friday, Saturday and or Sunday March 31 to April 2nd. Have you ever had the desire to create a piece of art on your own? The Melting Point offers one, three, and six-hour beginner glassblowing classes (No experience necessary that is where the crew comes in and makes you a rock star) The Melting Point is a hot shop, torchworking studio and glass art gallery where you can learn how…

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Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) honors businesses, organizations and individuals in the Verde Valley who have helped to fulfill our mission. Over the years, KSB has given out nearly 600 Awards of Excellence in various categories including landscaping, architecture, signage, dark sky lighting, education, environmental stewardship, cultural heritage, sustainability and community service. KSB invites the public to attend this year’s awards presentation which will be held on Wednesday April 19 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at KSB’s EcoHub located at 360 Brewer Road in Sedona.  Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there will be no admission…

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… a beautiful day on the lake and with the additional eight feet of water in the lake there were many more opportunities to explore the shallow depths (less than 15″ of water) that are located more than a mile further inland from last weeks shorelines … and to enjoy comfortable depths where last week it was iffy. Some treats today with large numbers of the American White Pelican on the water. This bird is one of the largest birds in North America with wingspans up to nine and half feet and weighing up to about thirty pounds and they…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “RRR” showing April 7-10 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre. “RRR” won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for the showstopping number “Naatu Naatu”. The film was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language. The biggest film of the decade is back on the big screen where it belongs!  “RRR” is an exhilarating, action-packed spectacular mythologizing two real-life freedom fighters who helped lead India’s fight for independence from the British…

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Sedona News – If you have a piece of wood and a wood carving knife, come to Monday at the Museum at Sedona Heritage Museum on Monday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and join the Verde Valley Woodcarvers. Hundreds of people have tried their hand at carving with this group since its founding in 1997 by Norm Knight. The group consists of carvers ranging from beginners to master carvers. Come by with your own equipment or just come to watch these artisans do relief carving, chip carving, and bark carving. There is no fee for this demonstration. “Monday at the…

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… once in a while it is fun to just kick back and spend time looking at favorite photographs from years past and such was the case this evening … I like all of the photos I send out, but there are those which grab your eyes and bring you back to when you took the shot. These two are among my very favorites … the portrait of the bobcat above drew me into his eyes when I took the shot, one of those sessions when I spent some time sitting on the ground not more than ten feet from…

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… today was a beautiful day to be down in the Lake Pleasant area shooting flowers … wildflowers that is. Some of the best flower displays were on the roadside or near the road. Poppies, Brittle Bush, Lupine, Owl’s Clover and many more. It was a fun change of pace and for me it was a challenge to get the right perspective … one which is ordinarily not used. I got the opportunity when we pulled onto Quintero Road off of Carefree Hwy, west of Lake Pleasant. It was late afternoon and no golfers coming in to the facility and…

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Sedona News – The Sedona Heritage Museum is excited to announce the return of their popular tours of Oak Creek Canyon’s historic places on May 3, 4, 5 and 6.  People who purchase a ticket for the tour will be whisked away on a bus tour up and down Oak Creek Canyon, and will be introduced to several historical sites along the way.  You’ll visit approximately 20 historical sites including homesteads, squatters’ sites, campgrounds, and more! Along the way you’ll see outlaw ‘Bear’ Howard’s cabin and the Purtymun’s Cave Springs kitchen, among others will be visited. A favorite stopover is…

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By Robert Albrecht Sedona News – Congratulations go to Antonio Lopez! He has been promoted to the position of Shelter Manager. Antonio has been with us for the better part of 7 years. He originally started as part time back in 2014, but quickly went full-time. He took a couple of years off from animal welfare, but soon found he missed it.   He returned to the Humane Society of Sedona in 2019 as an Animal Care Lead and has worked his way up the ranks. He is an experienced animal handler and does an amazing job with behavior management.…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present the world premiere of “The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli” showing April 2-6 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Combining world-class musical performances with intimate conversations across the awe-inspiring Italian countryside, “The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli” is an exploration of the moments that define us, the songs that inspire us, and the relationships that connect us to what matters most. Bocelli and his wife Veronica travel on horseback along Italy’s Via Francigena, an ancient road traveled by…

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Sedona News – The Sedona Heritage Museum is again offering a performance of “Throwback Thursday”, on Thursday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum. Visitors will enjoy a glimpse of parts of the Museum through encounters with costumed reenactors. These impersonators will breathe life into several Sedona area pioneers and share a bit of that person’s life story and adventures in the Sedona of 70-120 years ago. Guests will rotate through the Museum buildings, delighting in parts of a “day-in-the life” of our early settlers and community-builders, and getting a peek at some of the hopes, dreams, and hardships in…

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Sedona News – The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is honored to continue to be the home for the Met Live Opera programs for the 2022-2023 season, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. The season continues with Giuseppe Verdi’s “Falstaff” live via simulcast on Saturday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m. and the encore presentation on Wednesday, April 5 at 3 p.m. Plan to come early as John Steinbrunner will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before the LIVE production on Saturday. Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver…

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