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By Carson Ralston Library Specialist-Adult Programs Camp Verde News – Join us on Thursday, January 26th from 5:00-6:30 pm in Camp Verde Community Library’s Fireside Room for our next free Music in the Stacks Special Concert Series, featuring Mike Greenleaf. Mike Greenleaf is a Seattle-born singer-songwriter now living in the Arizona desert and has been writing and performing for over 40 years. His songwriting is influenced by a wide variety of musical styles – at times heartfelt, at times humorous, but always deeply personal and intelligent. Mike’s songs capture the genuine experience of everyday reality. His performance style is warm, open, engaging, and unpretentious. Camp Verde…

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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 January 30st, 2023, 10:00 to 11:30 AM, and will focus on Alcohol and the Effects on the Brain.  This important and valuable discussion led by our speaker Patty May, LISAC. Patty moved to Cottonwood, Arizona in 1995 and began to work at the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, which is now SPECTRUM. She has a BA in Art Education and an MA in Counseling Psychology. She has 27 years of recovery from alcohol use. She developed and opened the Women’s World program…

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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, February 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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Sedona News – LOVE and CONNECTION: an Evening of Poetry, brings together four Sedona Poets performing their original works at Sedona’s Rumi Tree Art Gallery. These word paintings will inspire and uplift you, and entice you with tales of heart-to-heart connections, divine inspiration, and mystical dives into Love. These members of the Sedona Coyote Poets take great delight in sharing their poetry. Martha Entin and Constance Patrick celebrate the creation of their poetry books: Ocean of Love II, Meditations, and Patterns. They are joined by the brilliant poets Sylvia Somerville and Nancy Ruby, with haikus and eloquent poems that will…

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… what a treat this morning to wake up to a winter wonderland and about four inches of snow blanketing my driveway and the path up to the front door. The top photo was shot through my main kitchen window looking out onto the golf course and cart path … after my friend and I had coffee this morning I went out and shoveled the driveway and walkways. It was actually fun! Below is an aerial shot I took looking north from a location north of Bell Rock and Courthouse Rock. Mid photo you are looking into Oak Creek Canyon…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Man in the Basement” showing Jan. 28-Feb. 2 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre. In this taut psychological thriller, a benign real estate deal becomes a sinister standoff between a bourgeois French couple and a dangerous negationist. A Parisian architect (Jérémie Renier) sells his flat’s unused cellar to a former history teacher (François Cluzet), well-mannered and seemingly normal. But when he takes up residence, the stranger’s secret life as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist emerges. As the couple struggles to rescind the sale, the…

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CH’ÍHOOTSOOÍ, DINÉTAH, WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION – Yee Ha’ólníi Doo congratulates former Executive Director Ethel Branch on her appointment to the position of Navajo Nation Attorney General. Branch was appointed as Navajo Nation Attorney General by Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren effective Tuesday, January 10 at 12 p.m. As Executive Director of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo, Branch organized a team of indigenous matriarchs to provide relief to Navajo and Hopi communities during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in March 2020. The organization was successful in launching a GoFundMe account that became a top 5 grossing campaign on the platform for 2020. Under Branch’s…

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By Amaya Gayle Gregory To be present means more than I used to understand. I used to say, ‘I’m here, I live in the now’, but I had scarcely scratched the surface of what that meant. I had taken the first step, a step that graciously left time and space, me and others wholly intact. And boy, did I think I was something.  I was running a con and didn’t even know it. I’d seen the futility of letting my past control me and the wasted breath of worrying about a future that hardly, if ever, came to pass, so…

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Verde Valley News – The Teen Library in Camp Verde invites teens ages 11 and up to Study Hall. Starting February 7 and continuing each Tuesday after, teens can use the Teen Library in peace and quiet to get some homework done from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 N Black Bridge Road just off Montezuma Castle Highway in Camp Verde. The library is open Monday-Thursday 8:00a-7:00p and Friday-Saturday 9:00a-5:00p. For more information about this or any other library program visit the library’s webpage at https://www.campverde.az.gov/cvcl or call 928-554-8380 during library open hours.

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… last Thursday was a day down at the lake where not everything went as planned … the rains had washed a great deal of mud and stuff into the water and the water was anything but clear. On our first trip up Castle Hot Springs Bay, the water was especially turbid and near the very upper end, it fouled the water intake on the engine … time for paddles to come out. We paddled over a mile back towards the boat launch ramp when some very nice people threw us a line and towed us back to the ramp…

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Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Life Upside Down” showing Jan. 27-Feb. 2 at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres. “Life Upside Down” is a romantic comedy about time, distance, and the human condition. Three couples, connected by friendship, love and work, are each stuck in their respective homes in Los Angeles during the beginning of lockdown. Finally forced to face their spouses, friends, lovers, and eventually themselves head on, their lives turn slowly but surely upside-down. “Life Upside Down” was created and filmed at the very…

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Verde Valley News – The Clarkdale Historical Society is seeking volunteers to assist at the annual plant sale scheduled for March 18th, 2023 from 7:00 am until 12:30 pm. If you are interested in volunteering the day of the sale, please contact Patricia Carroll by email – patriciacarroll9@icloud.com or call/text – 801-824-1985 with your contact information.  Loans of wagons, wheel barrels and boxes / plant flats are also sought. Be a part of this fun community event! If you can’t volunteer, please come to the sale! The inaugural plant sale was an overwhelming success, with almost every plant finding a home in…

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CH’ÍHOOTSOOÍ, DINÉTAH, WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION – The Sheep Springs community was joined by state, chapter, and tribal leadership in celebrating the grand opening of the Tooh Haltsooi Community Center on Saturday, January 7. The center is a project of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo DBA the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund and is a step forward from the organization’s direct relief services toward long-term, sustainable change in making Navajo and Hopi communities pandemic-proof. Outgoing Yee Ha’ólníi Doo Executive Director Ethel Branch (recently appointed as Navajo Nation Attorney General) said the resources provided at the community center will help create a…

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Verde Valley News – Rubik’s Cubes are amazing. They combine each aspect of STEAM in one classic toy. The Teen Library in Camp Verde invites teens ages 11 and up to join our Teen Cubing Club starting Friday, February 3 at 3:00pm. The program will be in collaboration with Spectrum Healthcare. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own cubes or use one of ours. 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43 quintillion, 252 quadrillion, 3 trillion, 274 billion, 489 million, 856 thousand) is the number of combinations, including the solved state, of the original 3×3 Rubik’s cube, invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik as a…

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By Amaya Gayle Gregory In the world, but not of it. What an interest phrase. Do you know what it means, how it actually plays out in this world? Not one of us is of this world. It only seems that way. To realize that truth is awakening from the dream, the illusion of materiality. It’s not something reserved for the special, the blessed or the lucky. It is what we all are. The only difference, and I do mean only, is that some of us have been convinced beyond doubt, that what everyone believes to be true, the consensus…

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