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    Tee Up Fore Team Big Park

    The Rotary Club of Sedona/Village Satellite is pleased to present an all new two-day event created to raise funds for Big Park Community School: Tee Up Fore Team happening in the Village October 6th & 7th.

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    Meet your Big Park Council Representative: Marc Fuller

    Who do you represent on Big Park Council and what kind of member is it: RAM (Residential), BOA (Business Owner) or EIM Educational Institution)? Briefly describe its character or if anything makes it unique?

    Big Park Council to get overview of Sedona Vista Village project

    The expected featured speaker for the October Big Park meeting is Marty Aronson, the developer of the new Sedona Vista Village project, formerly known as the Oak Creek Outlets.

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    Changes and growth at VOCA

    Change is inevitable and so we work and try to grow with it. Jim Kautz, VOCA treasurer for the past five and a half years, has resigned but fortunately he will stay on the Finance Committee and help formulate the 2018 budget that will be presented in November to the VOCA membership.

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    Continued progress for Big Park International Baccalaureate accreditation

    We are excited about our ongoing journey! Having become a Candidate School with the International Baccalaureate, we can now access additional resources, research and support for teachers through the Program Resource Center.

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    'The State of the Red Rocks' Red Rock District Ranger Nicole Branton to address KSB

    The Collective Sedona will play host to numerous events in the month of October that highlight the arts, important fundraising events, health and healing workshops, business conferences and Halloween fun. The Collective Sedona is located at 7000 AZ 179 in the Village of Oak Creek.

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    VOC's Emerson Theater Collaborative presents quirky drama 'Nothing Crazy'

    The Emerson Theater Collaborative will host a one-night staged reading of “Nothing Crazy”, a play by playwright Scott Stephen Kegler, produced by Camilla Ross and directed by Nichole Garrison.

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    Emerson Theater Collaborative presents amazing Bill Gladwell

    The Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) brings Bill Gladwell LIVE! to The Collective Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek on October 26th and 28th!

    Majestic Theatre & Speakeasy Supper Club opens at site of old Encore Theater

    SEDONA – The location formerly known as the Encore Theater located at 6615 State Route 179 – Sedona, Arizona 86351, within the Village of Oak Creek, is being reopened as ‘The Majestic Theatre & The Speakeasy Supper Club.'

    SVBA ready to grow business in Village of Oak Creek

    Sedona Village Business Association (SVBA) is working to make this a year of more member opportunities, more community involvement, more networking, and more member-directed improvements and services.

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    Sedona Gourmet Club: collaborative dinners with foodie friends

    Our “foodie” friends Christine and Bob Graff have been extoling the virtues of this group for some time. Through the courtesy of the Graff’s neighbor, Viola Icken, Suzie arranged a luncheon meeting with Viola and the group’s founder, Mary Ann Isom.

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    'Just the Facts' on Sedona Fire District bond

    As we live in a world surrounded by fake news, alternative facts, and websites solely dedicated to proving or debunking things that are said in today’s world … I have to wonder where people get their facts.

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    Discovering life in the school garden

    A school garden is a living example of the predictable and unexpected lessons that make life possible as well as enjoyable.

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    Every day a new creation for Carol, Roger Redenbaugh

    “It's another thing that brings us together,” smiles Carol Redenbaugh as she walks to her studio where she is a potter with husband, Roger. “He is the artistic one and I produce for a loyal following. “

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    Keep Sedona Beautiful seeks nominees for awards program

    The Verde Valley’s principal environmental organization, seeks to recognize individuals, groups, and firms that have made significant contributions to the esthetics and/or sustainability of our environment in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

    Free ghost hunt at Pine Cemetery Oct. 30

    Anita Owens, owner of Sedona UFO and Vortex Tours, will be leading a free ghost hunt event at Pine Cemetery on October 30th.

    Next Yavapai Food Neighbors Project Collection event set Oct. 14

    Ready, get set, come on down to the next big Yavapai Food Neighbors Project Collection! All are invited to stop by to see this amazing organization in action at the Clark’s Market (formerly Weber’s IGA) parking lot, adjacent to the Eye Boutique from 10 to 12 on Saturday morning, October 14th.

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    Monsoon brings needed rain, damage to Village

    The 2017 monsoon has already had all the elements of a dramatic weather movie -- cascading waterfalls, lightning, flooding, wind shifts, a heroic rescue, and uprooted trees – and there are still weeks to go before the monsoon officially ends on September 30. A series of storms hovering over the Village of Oak Creek caused some of the most memorable scenes that occurred from mid-July through the first few days of August. Residents captured many of those scenes with dramatic photographs of flooding throughout the Oakcreek Country Club course, including a huge weeping willow tree that was uprooted across from the clubhouse.

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    Just the facts: Proposal to fund alternative weed control methods fits within budget

    The August edition of The Villager contained an article by Tom Graham, president of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council that prodded the public to monitor the manner in which special taxing districts spend their constituents’ money. The Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District was included in his article but corrections are necessary due to inaccurate information presented.

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    Kick off Labor Day weekend with $5 community breakfast at VOCA

    The Village of Oakcreek Association will start the Labor Day weekend celebration with its first annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 2nd from 9-11 am. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee or ice tea. Breakfast will be served in the Banquet Room of the VOCA Community Center located at 690 Bell Rock Blvd.

    Alternative natural herbicides to be used in road maintenance district landscaping

    We finally cracked the door open on Roundup alternatives in the Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District landscaping. At August’s meeting, the RRREMD Board, by a vote of 4 to 1, approved funding up to $5,000 through the end of October for alternative sprays and additional labor, if needed, with the goal of eliminating the use of Roundup in the RRREMD. Roundup will still be allowed as a last resort if the alternatives fail.

    Big Park clears first hurdle toward becoming International Baccalaureate World School

    It is official. The International Baccalaureate Organization has declared Big Park Community School a Candidate School for the Primary Years Program. This is one of the preliminary steps toward becoming an International Baccalaureate World School.

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    Big Park Community School proud to be public

    We are off to a great start at Big Park Community School. The year started with Back-to-School Night and Kindergarten Orientation, when students (and parents) met their new teachers and heard about the adventures, policies and learning opportunities that await them this year.

    Information forthcoming on Village development, expansion projects

    Tom Graham, Big Park Regional Coordinating Council president, is traveling this month on a much-needed family vacation and asked me to submit this month’s update.

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    Never a dull moment, never a wasted minute for Villager Cindy Gibson Cunningham

    She is shy, intelligent, witty, accomplished, highly-educated, well-travelled, beautiful, charismatic with a wicked sense of humor: Cindy Gibson Cunningham is my wife. But to know her is to know she is so unassuming you’d never know she was a college cheerleader, homecoming queen, in the Miss AZ pageant, 2 college degrees, homeschooled 4 kids, an amazing musician, sings and plays several instruments, loves to read, a VERY competitive athlete, overcame TWO miscarriages and a breast cancer survivor. But there’s more.