Author: Staff@Sedona.biz

By Amaya Gayle Gregory Thoughts create reality. They are a filter through which manifestation takes form, or so the story goes. I don’t know if I buy into that anymore. In fact, I think I don’t. I used to pay tribute to this new age belief, heralded by What the Bleep, Law of Attraction, and lots of high paid gurus. I even had some personal evidence, thoughts that I had practically watched manifest, some nearly instantaneously.  What I do know, or at least what seems to be accurate, is that they probably don’t create reality, but they do create our…

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By Kristina Sabetta, LMSW Verde Valley News – Please join us for our next Mental Health Monday program via Zoom which will take place on November 28th, 2022, 10:00 to 11:30 AM, and will focus on Opioid and the Brain. BCBSAZ Health Choice’s Opioid and the Brain Training was created to help educate members, family members and the community on the effects of opioid use on the brain and the treatments available. It helps explain the desire for continued use and the complications of withdrawal. The training provides up to date Arizona and nationwide statistics along with information on addiction risk factors. This important and valuable discussion led…

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… sometimes when you are cloud flying there will be massive build ups of clouds as you can see in the photo above and frequently, off by itself there will be a cloud of diminutive size hanging all by itself and the little one in this photo is no exception, it just was out there by itself … a perfect little cloud to fly through if one were so inclined. I am ESE of Cottonwood in this image and it looks like about 10,000′ in altitude, The dark mountain behind the little cloud is Black Mountain and Sycamore Canyon behind…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” showing Dec. 2-8 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre. Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award-winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy Pinocchio who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. In a whimsical tour de force, we find Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love. At its core, this re-imagined version…

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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, December 3 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 selections like this: “When…

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Sedona News – On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Posse Grounds Pavilion, the city invites all residents to bring new, unwrapped toys to “stuff the bus” with all toys being donated to Sedona Toys for Tots. The goal is to fill a Sedona Shuttle bus with toys, which will then be distributed to Sedona families in need. “We’re so pleased to partner with the Sedona Toys for Tots organization to help provide children some extra cheer this season. Our own staff will participate too by collecting toys at City Hall leading up to…

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… Monday was a very good day to be on Lake Pleasant and we got as many varied species as we got bumps in shallow water … eagles, hawks, various ducks, grebes, sand pipers and so many more. The mergansers are back and we were fortunate enough to get some shots of them exploding past us on their way out of a shallow finger bay as shown above. The Great Egret below is displaying classic beauty as he wheels away from us and the shadow of his right wing adds an accent to his neck. Nearly six hours on the…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join cinemas around the globe for a worldwide theatrical event “Neil Young: Harvest Time” showing Thursday and Sunday, Dec. 1 & 4 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre. Created between January and September 1971, the docu-film “Neil Young: Harvest Time” takes us on an intimate journey to Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where the then 20-something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album. The feature is a fan…

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Verde Valley News – Multi-award-winning songwriter / humorist Greg Tamblyn brings his comedy relief, irreverent songs and sideways view of life to Old Town Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM, for a special ‘Holidays and Humor’ concert.  “We’re so pleased to present Greg Tamblyn to start off our series of holiday concerts,” co-Director William Eaton remarked.  “His last visit was a full house, and everyone loved him.” With a list of national plaudits to his credit, including multiple “Best Comedy Song” awards from the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, the Music City Song Festival, and…

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Verde Valley News – Friends of the Verde River was recognized as this year’s winner of the statewide Resilience Prize for its collaborative, data-driven work to ensure the long term health of one of Arizona’s last free-flowing rivers. The annual prize, awarded by ASU’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER), is meant to honor a group or organization in Arizona that has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to building community resilience and prosperity through data, partnerships, and systems change. The winner is selected by their Council of Resilience Leaders from nominations made by the community. KER honored Friends of the Verde at the…

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Sedona News – The city of Sedona invites the community to sign up and attend two upcoming virtual Listening and Learning Sessions on Sedona in Motion (SIM) and Economic Vitality. Both held on Zoom, the first on SIM will take place on Dec. 7, 2022 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the second on Economic Vitality will take place on Dec. 14, 2022 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. These sessions, as part of the ongoing Community Plan update, will focus on two-way listening and learning from the city of Sedona and from the community participants. City staff and regional partners will…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join cinemas around the globe for a worldwide theatrical event “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story” showing Thursday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 4 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Mark Gatiss stars as Jacob Marley in his own irresistibly theatrical retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story, “A Christmas Carol”, alongside Nicholas Farrell as Scrooge. This powerful tale of life, love, loss and redemption is as relevant today as when it was first published 179 years ago. A Nottingham Playhouse production, it was filmed live for cinemas during…

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… the Mandarin Duck is generally considered to be the most beautiful duck in the world and it is easy to see why … there are permanent colonies of them in California and like many introduced species they seem to be doing well and spreading. I heard of them being sighted at Lynx Lake in Prescott and it took a little convincing, but I went down there with friends last Friday morning and it was very much worth the trip. They are small … about the same size as Wood Ducks which are also extraordinarily beautiful. They came ashore to…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the country for the premiere of “Portrait of the Queen” showing Nov. 30-Dec. 8 at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres. Queen Elizabeth II was the most photographed, the most loved and talked about, spied upon, praised, criticized, popular woman on the planet. All over the globe and in every moment of her long life, that came to an end at the age of 96, people have always wanted to watch her through a peephole, discover new things about her, get to know her…

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Verde Valley News – The 35th Annual Made In Clarkdale Artist Showcase returns to the Clark Memorial Clubhouse December 1-4, 2022. Come and celebrate community and creativity with talented Clarkdale artists. The show is open 10am-5pm each day, with art performances daily from 3pm-5pm. The Made In Clarkdale Artists showcase a wide variety of talents and mediums. Featuring the fine traditional arts such as oil painting, pastels, and ceramics, jewelry, weaving and woodworking. Also showing the whimsical and fun of mixed media and up-cycling. From instruments to cutting boards, there is something for everyone. A true Art Show. So come…

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