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Weber's IGA celebrates 30 years 'Hometown Proud' in Village
"A great place to shop and a great place to work" has been Weber's IGA mission for the last 30 years.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

County amends ordinance to pave way for VOC Dark-Sky designation
An amendment to the Yavapai County Light Pollution Control Ordinance was unanimously approved by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors at the Sept. 8 meeting. District 3 Supervisor Chip Davis made the motion to approve the amendment. We appreciate the support he and his staff have given us as we pursue the International Dark-Sky Community designation for Big Park/Village of Oak Creek.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Big Park Council focuses on National Monument proposal
At the October Big Park Regional Coordinating Council meeting, representatives will take up the subject of the Council's support for the formation of the Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument to determine if it should be amended, rescinded or recertified. The action to support the formation was approved by a unanimous vote at the June meeting.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Man rescued from Bell Rock ledge
When 34-year-old Craig Slaunwhite from Canada decided to climb Bell Rock on Sept. 9, chances are he didn't expect his hike to end with a helicopter ride.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

People, our greatest resource
For as long as I've worked in Corporate America, I've seen and heard value statements purporting "people to be the greatest asset."

Thursday, October 1, 2015

VOC, Sedona get new Yavapai College liaison
Yavapai College announced Thursday that Dennis Garvey, Yavapai College's current dean of Lifelong Learning, accepted the additional role of Sedona Community Liaison.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Citizen's group targets noise from helicopters
Have you ever been out for a peaceful hike among the pristine red rocks then seen and heard a helicopter looming closely over the trail or felt the chopper's vibration?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

KUOS 92.1 FM hits airwaves
Listeners in VOC and Sedona proper can now tune in to KUOS-LP, located at 92.1 on the FM dial. The local radio station is a service of The University of Sedona, a 501(c) nonprofit.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Deadline for Village business map extended
Because the Sedona Village Business Association annual membership renewal date was Sept. 1, the deadline for inclusion in the new map/brochure was extended to Oct. 15. The target date for printing and distribution is Nov. 1.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Yavapai Food Neighbors welcome new volunteers
A friendly table of Village Food Neighbors signed up 11 new Green Bag Donors at a recruiting event in front of Weber's IGA on Sept. 12. And that's not all ... three additional Neighborhood Coordinator volunteers (Hurray!) have stepped up and are set to go with their new "neighborhoods," too.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Do pets really need to see vet yearly?
How often should your pet visit the vet? How often should you visit the doctor? How often should you visit the dentist? Only when there's an emergency? Only when you have a toothache? Only when you feel sick?
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sedona Restaurant Week in review
Two of our memorable stops during Sedona Restaurant week were places we've been meaning to try. Both were listed in the "Classic" dining level, $33 per person: ChocolaTree Organic Oasis at 1595 W. 89 and SaltRock Southwest Kitchen and Craft Margaritas at the Amara Resort and Spa, Uptown Sedona at 100 Amara Lane.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Library helps you plan high-country adventures
When is the last time you played tourist? You don't need guests for an excuse to enjoy the wonderful attractions of Northern Arizona. Use resources from Sedona Public Library to plan your next adventures in the high country.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why you should periodically review beneficiary designations
Your choices may need to change with the times. When did you open your first IRA? When did you buy your life insurance policy?
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Education should be ongoing, interactive for student, teacher
Now that school is in full swing for the year, I'd like to take this opportunity to offer a few brief words on the topic of education.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

10 tips to help seniors prevent fall injuries
As we age, fall injuries become more frequent for a high number of people. Each year, one in three retirees suffers an accidental fall, and accidental falls send 9 percent of people over age 65 to the emergency department each year.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Fit Life: Get out of your comfort zone
I love observing the kids who just "go for it." Empowered by their natural curiosity, fearlessness and open minds, yet unconcerned about socially or family imposed limits and fears, they always seem eager to try something new.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Keeping up with Red Rock Ranger District
With the September closing of the Red Rock Ranger District's fiscal year, there are a few items the Ranger Station would like to share with VOC residents.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Birder, Naturalist Kevin Harding resumes Forest Service programs
A full program of public walks and talks sponsored by the Red Rock Ranger District and Friends of the Forest resumes in October and continues through the winter.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Red Rose Inspiration expands community outreach; volunteers needed
Every day in the Verde Valley, an animal or those who love them need our help. Do you love animals?
Thursday, October 1, 2015

National Monument: Pro or con?
Although a public meeting at the Elk Lodge in Sedona Sept. 21 may have covered familiar ground, it did so in a new way.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Masquerade for good cause
Enjoy a wine reception, piano entertainment and elegant dinner with music from Opera and Stage performed by NAU classical singers during the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition 4th Annual Masquerade-themed Fundraiser.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Garden 'to-do' list before first frost
When the weather pattern changes from monsoon to North Pacific cold fronts, we experience the first chill, winds bringing the end to summer gardens. This normally occurs by Halloween or shortly thereafter, but the end of October is a pretty reliable benchmark for expecting our first frost in Sedona.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Guided Painting Class at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center
Join the Arizona Natural History Association for a fun and educational guided painting class, no experience necessary, Oct. 24

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Northern AZ Watercolor Society resumes season
The new 2015-16 season of NAWS (Northern Arizona Watercolor Society) has begun, and will continue to meet at 9 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road off SR-179 in the Chapel area.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

'Super Heroes' make pit stop at Sedona Winds
Sedona Winds Assisted Living Activity Director Jammi McKinley joined staff Super Heroes as they celebrated 2015 Assisted Living Week in September.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Building up, home sales down in Village
Talk at the Aug. 8 Big Park Regional Coordinating Council meeting was that the number of building permits in 2015 significantly increased.

So, The Villager decided to take a look at the figures for new building and remodel permits issued in ZIP Code 86351 for the first seven months of 2015 and compare those totals for the same time period of 2014. For good measure, we also threw in home sales of existing homes.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Red Rock National Monument meeting Sept. 15
Plan to attend the next Public Meeting of the Red Rock National Monument from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Community Room at the Village of Oak Creek Association (VOCA) Community Center, 690 Bell Rock Blvd., in VOC.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Yavapai College update stirs council meeting
As reported in the June 2015 Villager, the Verde Valley Advisory Committee (VVAC) for Yavapai College's District Governing Board (DGB) has been gathering information since November 2014. We received presentations from many of the College's faculty and administration personnel.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Leadership: Action of leading group of people or organization
Throughout my tenure as District 3 Supervisor, I've had the distinct honor to work with many great community minded leaders. I have always believed grassroots citizen involvement makes for good efficient government.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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