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What will Village look like in 2020 and beyond?
In 2013, the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council and others completed a Visioning exercise for the Village of Oak Creek.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Library holds secrets of gratitude at new location
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I am eagerly anticipating sharing a meal with good friends, watching football on TV, and enjoying a day of leisure.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Night of holiday music to benefit Village Projects
A unique holiday piano concert benefiting numerous community projects developed by the Sedona Village Vision Alliance and the Sedona Village Main Street Partners, is scheduled for Friday evening, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock. This special holiday performance will feature three accomplished piano soloists with entirely different styles, performing in the Hilton's festively decorated Grand Ballroom.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Big Park Council to remain neutral on National Monument
At the October Council meeting, there was an extensive discussion from both those who were in favor of and opposed to the creation of the Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument.

Friday, October 30, 2015

No truth to rumor on social media
One of the things I have enjoyed about the current school year is that I made the decision to teach an Exploratory class to Middle School students four days a week.

Friday, October 30, 2015

National Monument -- VOCA Board's position
In recent months, the issue of the National Monument has been a passionately debated topic, one that even led to a brawl in our own VOCA ballroom during the meeting in September that was held by the Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Coalition.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Flu shot clinic offers in VOC Fire Dept. Nov. 12
Take advantage of the free flu shots being offered by your Yavapai County Health Department at the Village of Oak Creek Fire Department, 125 Slide Rock Rd., Village of Oak Creek. The free shot clinic will be Thursday, Nov. 12 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Hilton team hosts spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Big Park School
In celebration of Hilton Worldwide's annual Global Month of Service, more than 15 volunteers from Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock joined forces to host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Oct. 6 for Big Park Community School.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Sun Dance Community garage sale set Nov. 13
Residents of Sun Dance Townhomes are happy to announce their community garage and yard sale Friday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Lighting up Village for holidays
Sedona Village Business Association is working on lighting up the Village for the holidays. Beautiful white lights in more than a half dozen natural trees strategically chosen on both sides of Hwy 179 will definitely call attention to our Village from Nov. 1, 2015 until Jan. 15, 2016.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Use your head, not your heart on investment decisions
What's the biggest obstacle to your ability to invest successfully? Is it the ups and downs of the financial markets? Political events? The fact that you weren't born rich?

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Dunnery: Good Karma at Karma Cafe
Village resident, Cathy Spina, owner of Karma Café, acted on the inspiration she received from meditation and working with her sister who owns a restaurant in Reading, New Jersey.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Local food traditions for Thanksgiving
People all over America are building new holiday food traditions, as they support their local food systems and eat foods produced closer to home.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Avoid unnecessary toxicities for your pet
During the holidays there are plenty of opportunities for our furry and feathered friends to find things to sample, play with, and in general, get into mischief.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Yavapai College funding in the Verde Valley  
Questions regarding how much of the tax revenues generated in the Verde Valley for Yavapai College (YC) are being spent in our region have been a concern to local citizens for years.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Shopping or volunteering for a cause
A determined, independent, full-of-life rescue pup named Rosey initially inspired Red Rose Inspiration for Animals.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Recycling program featured at November KSB Speaker Series
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. will feature Jean Turocy, Director of Education and Community Outreach for Sedona Recycles, at its Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., who will speak about everything one would want to know about how to recycle for the highest good of our home environment and beyond.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Villagers support Paw Prints Thrift Shop since 1994
The Humane Society of Sedona volunteers perform many duties and as ambassadors for the shelter, they promote our facility and the services we provide. Without the volunteers, it would be difficult to perform our daily tasks; they are the staff we cannot afford. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

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

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