The Villager


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  • You pay taxes on Yavapai College: Know who to vote for this November

    The Big Park Council will sponsor a candidates forum for a District 3 representative on the Yavapai Community College (YCC) District Governing Board during the Council’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 13th.

    Big Park students excel on 2018 AZ Merit, Aims Science, Azella Assessments

    Once again, Big Park Community School students have demonstrated growth on the 2018 AZ Merit, Aims Science, and Azella Assessments. We are proud of their continued progress.

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    World-class pastry chef opens Layla’s Bakery-Cafe in West Sedona

    It’s strange how we find out about new dining options in Sedona. This time it was through a determined-to-become-baker 12-year-old, that Suzie met at the Hilton Spa.

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    Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund raises $160,000+ for maintenance, development of area trails

    The trail work season that begins this October in the Red Rock Ranger District will be funded in part, through contributions totaling over $160,000 made by the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund.

    Sedona Village Business Association

    Companies using video are becoming more successful in their marketing. Want to learn more? Make sure to join us for our next “Lunch N Learn” on Thursday, August 2nd, at noon, at the Holiday Inn Express when Hank and Sharyn Yuloff from Yuloff Creative Marketing present “How to Use Video to Step Up Your Sales." Bring your lunch and learn. FREE for SVBA members and just $5 for non-members.

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    Include vist to new libraries when making your annual vacation plans

    I was introduced to libraries around the age of three. Almost every Saturday, my dad would take me to the old Victorian house that served as our community library.

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    Taurine in your pet’s diet vital to your animal’s heart health

    Certain pet food diets are being linked to heart disease in dogs. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a severe condition that causes the heart muscle to stretch, resulting in a weak heartbeat.

    Big changes, new beginnings at The Collective Sedona

    The Community Market returns to The Collective Sedona every Saturday in August from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting this Saturday, August 4.

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    Financial tips for single women

    If you’re a single woman, most of your financial challenges and aspirations may resemble those of single men.

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    GPS device critical factor in saving lives in backcountry hiking

    Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s Backcountry Unit rescued a missing father, son and dog last month near the Wet Beaver Wilderness area, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release, thanks to their satellite tracking device.

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    The fountain of youth is full of dumbbells

    One of the major problems that we face as we go through the aging process, is that we tend to move our bodies less and less.

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    Village People -- Pam Miller: Enjoying the quiet life

    “My life is quiet. And that’s a good thing.” While Pam Miller may call her life quiet, it seems it’s always been pretty busy.

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    ‘About 60’ VOC Big Park students now enrolled at Cornville’s Oak Creek School

    About 60 of those students, King said, attended Sedona’s Big Park Community School a year ago – a school that no longer exists.

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    Villager poll on shopping priorities receives avalanche of response

    Never, in the 15-year history of The Villager newspaper, have so many residents responded, and so passionately, about supporting new shopping, theater and service opportunities here.

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    Community's voice heard loud and clear; landmark tree will remain in Sedona Vista Village

    An outpouring of protest over the possible removal of what has been described as a "landmark" pine tree at the Sedona Vista Village has prompted the project developer to assure the community that the tree will remain on the property.

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    Community comes together for school supply/backpack drive and back-to-school give-a-way

    Big Park Community School may have closed, but the kids in our community are still in need of a great education. Communities need to stand together and the people of those communities should assist one another when times are tough.

    Sedona Village Business Association launches Stay and Play Guide

    Sedona Village Business Association is excited to announce its new Stay & Play guide.

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    Introducing Sedona Village Partnership: Connecting the community

    At a recent brainstorming board meeting, one Sedona Village Partnership member said, given all of the recent major changes in our Village, why don’t we look at the original mission of the Village Vision Alliance (now SVP), and see how we can turn that into an action plan? And so we did.

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    County use permit process ensures community & traffic standards

    The Big Park Council received from Yavapai County an application for a “Master Sign Program Use Permit” on the Sedona Vista Village property at the northeast side of the SR 179 and Jacks Canyon Road intersection.

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    Village housing boom continues

    Evidence of a mini housing boom in the Village of Oak Creek is everywhere. New homes are springing up on empty lots and there’s a home remodeling spike due, in part, to a surge in short-term rentals.

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    Will teachers get retirement they deserve?

    Educators coping with hybrid plans, pension fund shortfalls

    Arizona. Kentucky. Massachusetts. Michigan. Pennsylvania. Rhode Island. Tennessee. In these states and others, teachers are concerned about their financial futures.

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    Grand opening party planned July 28 for Rotten Johnny’s Restaurant

    John and Nikki Ramagli, owners of J Wine Bistro in the Village, announce the grand opening of their new pizzeria at the Collective Sedona, 7000 AZ-179.

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    Tons of summer fun this July at The Collective

    • “Falling to Fly” Book Launch Party & ARC Fundraiser on Saturday July 21st & Sunday, July 22nd, upstairs in Vista Hall, with the official book launch starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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    The archaeology of agave roasting

    Recently, the V-Bar-V Heritage Site hosted its annual Archaeology Discovery Days event. As in prior years, among the various demonstrations were fire starting, atlatl throwing, flint-knapping, and ancient tool and jewelry technology.

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    VOCA community breakfast planned July 14

    Saturday, July 14th the Village of Oakcreek Association’s Activity Committee will host our next community breakfast at the community center in VOCA from 7:30-10 a.m.