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'Swing into History: Popular Music of the Big Band Era'
Today the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten with the exception of older generations and ardent collectors.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Photographers' Corner: how to capture picture-perfect hummingbirds
My wife Holly started toward the fading blloms of the Hesperaloe plant brandishing a pair of clippers. A hummingbird jumped between her and the plant daring her to cut down the blossoms that were still in use. She backed away and decided to hang a feeder. We now have three working feeders at our house in the Village. There's a history with Holly and the tiny birds in a place far away in the middle of the ocean.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Friends of the Forest annual welcome event planned February 25
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., new members, current members and prospective members are invited to Friends of the Forest's annual welcome event.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Village Tweetup
The Village Rock Shop hosted the first ever Village Tweetup Dec. 10.
Friday, December 26, 2014

VOCA Board Elections - an opportunity to serve
Every year, positions on the VOCA Board of Directors open as members with expiring terms rotate off the Board. These volunteer positions are filled through an election process where candidates declare their intention to run for a seat on the Board.
Friday, December 26, 2014

VOCA/Village Community Calendar
Friday, December 26, 2014

Big Park Council needs you!
Although there was a member quorum present, the Dec. 11 meeting of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council was sparsely attended and fairly short.
Friday, December 26, 2014

VOCA: A look back at past year
With 2014 behind us, it is now an appropriate time to reflect back on what VOCA and Oakcreek Country Club accomplished over this past year.
Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 a great year for Sedona Village Business Association
Happy 2015 to you all! I hope that your holidays were filled with family, food and relaxation.

The Holidays have historically been a nice boost in customer traffic prior to the slower month of January.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Many successes for Big Park School in 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014

Village Food Neighbors top county in helping hungry
This town is really something when it puts its mind to it!

Just more than a year ago the Yavapai Food Neighbors (Green Bag) Project arrived on the scene just as things looked grim in our county.

Friday, December 26, 2014

KSB's Speaker Series features Emily Renn
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc., at its Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m., will feature Emily Renn, Executive Director of the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Village Hardware changes hands
Cottonwood Ace owners Jill and Joel Zaske are taking over the Village Hardware in the Village of Oak Creek at the start of the New Year.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Be sure to put dental care on your pet's health care list
Can you believe another year is beginning? The years seem to fly by so quickly, and of course for our pets one year is more like five to ten. My cute kittens of last Christmas are now filling out and looking more adult. One of the older cats, Rafferty who is four, is a perfect example of this months topic.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Maybe not the Chinese New Year but still a time to celebrate
Dr. Lily Chou delights the Sedona United Methodist Church choir with her Chinese specialties. She bribes the choir by saying, "you come to my house, I will make a simple supper and then we'll rehearse!" And of course we do and are delighted by her "simple menu."
Friday, December 26, 2014

Reflecting back on Red Rose from the beginning
As we look forward to 2015, we are excited about the possibilities of a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year for Red Rose Inspiration For Animals, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 based here in Sedona.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Survey reveals expanding services of today's library
The way in which we stay informed and get information is changing daily. News, books and research historically were accessible only via printed materials.
Friday, December 26, 2014

The New Year's diet strikes again
For many of us, Jan. 1 marks the defining moment when our resolutions will become our reality. With commitment and sheer willpower, we will now have a better, healthier, and happier life. Like last year...right? But this year we really mean it!
Friday, December 26, 2014

An Immigrant's Struggles: The Diary of Mary 'Mim' Walsh
For 50 years, Mary "Mim" Walsh kept a journal revealing her heartfelt experiences as an Irish immigrant to Arizona.

She recorded her negotiations of several challenges, from invitations to "perform" as Irish characters at social events to the desire to become a successful fiction writer in the face of rejection.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The winter garden a wreath of color and texture
When most people think of color in the garden they think of sunny bursts of flowers, fresh buds and ripening fruit. The winter garden has of course a more somber and textured mood like the low angle of light of shorter days, glowing silhouettes of plants with longer shadows.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Village Rotating Artist Series features Ellen Perantoni
As part of the ongoing Sedona Public Library in the Village Rotating Artist Series, Ellen Perantoni will display her oil paintings at the Village location beginning Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Council news: Readying for holidays and beyond
Sure enough, here it comes again. The holiday season is upon us, as was clearly reflected at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council. A spirit of friendly good cheer permeated the atmosphere, as the award-winning governing body of our unincorporated Community got down to business. Festive announcements took the place of controversial issues this month.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

December an active time in Village
This month we welcomed a number of guests to the monthly meeting of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council.

With all of the activities planned in the Village, December will be an active time.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday season a busy time at VOCA
It is almost the end of the year, and I don't know where the time has gone. I find it hard to believe that the holidays will be coming soon.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bright future in 2015 for SVBA
It is amazing to me that this is the last article I will be writing for 2014. As I began to reflect on the year and what SVBA has done I find myself honored by the new business relationships we have made and the items that we have accomplished so far.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Carolyn Fisher to serve on college advisory board
In recognition of the "desire for the Verde Valley citizens to have a forum to express their educational needs", the Yavapai College District Governing Board has created a committee to provide advice to the Board from Verde Valley communities.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tax credit program a huge bonus to Big Park School
My name is Amaya Romanski and I'm a seventh grader at Big Park Community School.

Everybody loves to go to basketball games and volleyball tournaments, right? What about all the plays we put on? The big question is where does all that money come from?

Although I don't do taxes yet, I know it's a BIG pain. Over the years I have been at Big Park, I have observed how Tax Credit affects our school.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Joan McClelland Memorial project still needs donations
The Big Park Regional Coordinating Council is continuing to raise funds to create a memorial for our long-time resident, Joan McClelland.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fond farewell with some fun Arizona history
It has been 10 years since I started writing "Days of Yore." It is time to say good-bye, farewell, and have a good life. Since this article is my swan song, let's have a little fun with Arizona's history.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dine In, Dine Out: Get us to Greek
We really enjoy Greek food. We have fond memories from our days in Milwaukee -- Oakland Gyros and Kosta's White Manor on Prospect.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

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