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What's Happening 9-14-14
Get trained in kayaking

Oct. 4

Verde River Valley Nature Organization (VRVNO) is partnering with the American Canoe Association (ACA) to bring you five of their qualified instructors for an instructional day on the Verde River. This discounted ($50) workshop is the start of formal education on the river.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

5 reasons to attend Verde River Day
Verde River Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, is an annual refresher on why it is so good to live on a river in Arizona and why it is so important to treasure and relish that opportunity; it could vanish if not protected. Verde River Day teaches the strengths of a riparian habitat. Besides the human kind, there are numerous other fauna and flora that make the area home. Here are five good reasons to go to Verde River Day this year:
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's Happening: 9-12-14
Slide Rock Fall Festival

Oct. 4

Slide Rock State Park in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon is holding its annual Fall Festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Homecoming at the Homestead."

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dress a scarecrow for the Fall Festival
The return of the Fall Festival at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds this year brings, for the first time, a Scarecrow Contest.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

OLLI celebrates 10th anniversary at "A Taste of OLLI' Open House
Yavapai College's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Sedona and the Verde Valley will kick off their fall semester with a 10th Anniversary Celebration at the fall "A Taste of Olli" Open House. Thursday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sedona Center (4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona), Room 34.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's Happening: 9-10-14
Rotary hosts Red Rock Octoberfest

Oct. 25

The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks is hosting the Red Rocks Oktoberfest at the Los Abrigados Resort and Spa. This traditional German celebration of the harvest season features 9+ local brewers showcasing their finest beers. Tickets to attend will cost $25 per person and all proceeds will support the club's mission of supporting programs for local children's charities.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tropical Dreams means ice cream
COTTONWOOD - Romance and toasted coconut ice cream spurred Marshall and Stephanie Turley to abandon their corporate desks in favor of a Tropical Dreams counter.


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What's Happening: 9-7-2014
VV Computer Club Meeting

Sept. 8

The Verde Valley Computer Club Linux Special Interest Group (SIG) meets Monday at 5 p.m. Topic: 'LXLE'. SIG presenter is Rob Schottland.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mingus grad Colton Elmer serves as state FFA president
Colton Elmer has been traveling and serving as president of Arizona's Future Farmers of America since June, but he got his start in agriculture much earlier.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Verde Valley Rotary continues to grow
The Rotary Club of the Verde Valley is excited to announce the induction of two new members Tania Simms (executive director at Habitat for Humanity) and David Yarger (Worship Pastor, Verde Baptist Church) and is also pleased to announce that Connie Bullock has rejoined the club after taking some time off.
Thursday, September 4, 2014

What's Happening: 9-5-14
Verde Valley Ballet auditions

Sept. 5-6

Verde Valley Ballet is announcing auditions for its Performing Arts Company. Dancers need to be prepared to dance in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary. However, you do not need to have experience in all styles.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

At $1.50 a pound, this is the best deal in town
CAMP VERDE -- It may be strange to think that tomatoes fill a void in David Stutzman's life.

But it only takes one visit to Stutzman Gardens on Salt Mine Road in Camp Verde to know that his tomatoes have magical power to bring people together.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What's Happening: 9-3-14
Cottonwood Historic Home Tour Nov. 8

The City of Cottonwood and Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission are hosting the inaugural Cottonwood Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Verde Valley Voices begin concert rehearsals under new conductor
This September, the Verde Valley Voices hope to welcome all new and returning singers to their choir!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

What's Happening: 8-31-14
Aces N Eights to close out Clarkdale's Concerts in the Park

Sept. 6

The final 2014 Clarkdale Concert in the Park will be Aces N Eights on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. They perform at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Walls of Jerome: They are works of art and the town's most overlooked historic treasures
Fifteen-hundred retaining walls and 1,500-feet of elevation separate the house known as the Eagle's Nest at the entrance into Jerome from Prescott to its lowest residences -- a couple of twisty miles as you follow the highway through town. They are Jerome's most impressive, and sadly, most overlooked, architectural treasures.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

What's Happening: 8-29-14
Free Legal Clinic at Cottonwood Public Library

Aug. 29

Community Legal Services, Inc. from Prescott is partnering with the Cottonwood Public Library to offer a Free Legal Clinic at the library on Friday from 2 to 3 pm. Areas of interest is health and economic security and employment, including Social Security, AHCCCS, wage claims and employment discrimination. All applicants must qualify for services before speaking with an attorney. Please bring all relevant legal documents.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

What's Happening: 8-27-14
Jerome Art Walk

Sept. 6

Jerome Art Walk continues its momentum with its first Saturday celebration of art in September. Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and The Adorn Collection across from The Legendary Haunted Hamburger. The post-holiday weekend is the perfect time to enjoy late night dinner hours at Jerome's great restaurants or even spend the night at a lovely lodging. For more information contact Donna at (928) 301-3004.



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Music lineup set for 2014 Rhythm & Ribs Festival
This year the AZ Rhythm & Ribs has changed its name to AZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

What's Happening: 8-24-14
Horse Care Volunteers Needed

Connections Equine Therapy located in Cornville is looking for volunteers to help with horse care. We offer Therapeutic Riding and other services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals facing a wide range of challenges.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Nature Guide Academy 2014 starts Sept. 7
The Nature Guide Academy came out of the need to find new guides for the growing Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Local physicians, Northern Arizona Healthcare establish PathfinderHealth
Aug. 6, Flagstaff and Verde Valley physicians joined representatives from Northern Arizona Healthcare to announce the formation of PathfinderHealth, L.L.C.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

What's Happening: 8-22-14
Swim N BBQ - The Cottonwood outdoor pool was transformed into a day of free swimming for A Swim N BBQ Luau for children last Saturday. The event was co-sponsored by the Cottonwood Mayor and Council, Fit Kids Arizona and the Verde Valley Medical Center and promoted healthy eating. Addison Kahler, left, Larissa Solarie, middle, and Emma Kahler enjoy the healthy food served at the Luau. VVN/Vyto Starinskas
Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Allstate Insurance office opens in Cottonwood
COTTONWOOD -- Allstate Insurance Company has opened a new office in Cottonwood, which is independently owned and operated by Agent Tom Zvonek.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What's Happening: 8-20-14
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VFW Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast

Aug. 20

VFW Post 6739 Ladies Auxiliary will serve breakfast on Wednesday from 8 to 10 a.m. They will have eggs to order, Belgian waffles, hash browns, sausage and raisin toast or English muffin for a $6 donation. Members and Guests Welcome. Proceeds go Operation Uplink.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's A Kick! Cottonwood guide to Verde thrifting
National Thrift Shop Day is America's unofficial-yet-widespread holiday for being thrifty. Set for Sunday this year, many shops around the country have been celebrating all weekend.


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Jerome is home of Leaverite Society of America
In 1982, I showed an interesting rock that I found near Jerome to the President of the Mingus Gem and Mineral Club. "Could you please tell me what kind of rock this is?"

"Young lady, what you have there is a genuine leaverite."


Saturday, August 16, 2014

What's Happening: 8-17-2014
Hospice open house tours

Aug. 23

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Verde Valley Medical Center and Northern Arizona Hospice invite the community to the opening of a new 10,000-square-foot facility at 421 N. Willard St. where Northern Arizona Hospice will provide hospice care.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mingus football spaghetti fundraiser (with photo gallery)
The Mingus football players served their annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday night at Mingus Union High School to a large turnout of football and spaghetti fans in the school's cafeteria.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

What's Happening: 8-15-14
Join Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey to the Land of Sweets, where the mice are dancing, and the snowflakes are twirling, and magic is everywhere. Verde Valley Ballet is excited to be holding auditions for "The Nutcracker" on Friday at 5 p.m.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Clarkdale Concert in the Park (with photo gallery)
Clarkdale Community Services/Parks & Recreation presented violin virtuoso Jonathan Levingston Saturday night at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo to a large crowd listening on lawn chairs and blankets on the moon-lit evening.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What's Happening: 8-13-14
The Youth Group will be having a free car wash to anyone who needs one. Call 634-4102 or see www.http://sojaz for further information. The church is located at 330 Scenic Drive, Clarkdale.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What's Happening: 8-8-14
Let the Mingus football players serve you at the annual Spaghetti Dinner Fund-Raiser on Wednesday, 5-7:30 p.m., in the mingus Union High School Cafeteria. Tickets are for sale at the door - $5 for adults and students; Children age 5 and under free.


Friday, August 8, 2014

The Cowboy Way (with photo gallery)
The Verde Valley Fair Arena is kicking up dust every Wednesday night with roping practice open to the public.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mayor Diane Joens selected as 'Hometown Hero of the Month'
COTTONWOOD - This month's Hometown Hero award goes to Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens for her dedication to our community, but more so for her support for our senior citizens
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

What's Happening: 8-2-14
Native American artist Wolfs Robe will be playing music by moonlight at Montezuma Castle National Monument on Saturday. Wolfs Robe is committed to the preservation of the Native American flute as well as his own ancestral connections. His work has been credited with helping sustain the art of traditional flute music.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back to School: Try these useful backpack stuffers
This prep-school must is useful for kids who just can't seem to keep those lunchtime jelly glops from landing on their pristine lapels. Tuck it into a lunchbox or backpack, and kids can help make wash day a little easier on mom and dad.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Getting in on the Action: Verde River outfitter opens Clarkdale storefront
CLARKDALE - Town officials and sandaled spectators crowded around the new Verde River Adventure Center storefront last week to see the ribbon cut on its doors.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Verde Valley winery is first to go solar
Page Springs Cellars is getting 85 percent of its energy from solar power come September, said owner Eric Glomski.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thriftique to benefit animal rescue
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK - Red Rose Inspiration for Animals is excited to announce the opening of Red Rose Thriftique on Thursday, July 10.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014


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