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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: May 15, 2019

A shot I took of a grebe at Willow Lake a few weeks ago and he seems to have a look of incredulity about him … or curiosity perhaps … ornery?

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Wendy Quintana

RIMROCK – Orderly and fun – at the same time. That’s how Beaver Creek Principal Katrina Sacco describes Wendy Quintana’s third grade classroom.

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Around the Bluhmin’ Town: Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day! The “Big Day” is usually a joyful celebration, reflection and acknowledgement of the moms we love!

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Bud or blossom? A journey from fear to courage

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” My bud-to-blossom story began with the first man in my life.

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ONLINE EXTRA: How Eve Moffatt got her voice back

Eve Moffatt has always had an active life. With a thriving career as a jazz and blues singer, as well as a motivational speaker, her voice is a large part of who she is.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1870-1911: PECK LAKE

The natural habitat of the Upper Verde River, lake, springs and marshes once included an estimated 5,000 beavers, and an abundant assortment of wildlife.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Jeff Luera

CAMP VERDE – While in college, Jeff Luera taught weekly at a juvenile detention center. His takeaway from the experience was the “need for positive role models in the lives of teenagers.”

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VERDE HERITAGE 1915 JEROME: Eduardo Gomez Shot

The revolution in Mexico divided the Mexican community at Jerome.

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Children learn from the pros at Beaver Creek’s Career Day

Career Day at Beaver Creek School.

What's Happening: May 5, 2019

USS Houston and the Death Railroad OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will host Maureen McIlroy McCabe in its May 9 Brown Bag Brain Buzz. McCabe will tell the amazing story of her father, Maurice Hurd, who was part of the surviving crew of the U.S.S. Houston, torpedoed by the Japanese navy on March 1, 1942.

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Desert Star School plans May Faire celebration at Cornville’s Windmill Park

It is fascinating to delve into the histories of holidays that persist after so many centuries of celebration.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Chrystal Plapp

COTTONWOOD – The most diminutive of pupils filled her first classroom what seems to be a lifetime ago.

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Cottonwood Community Band to perform music from stage and screen

The Cottonwood Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Sy Brandon, will perform two May concerts featuring music from stage and screen.

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100 candles for Jerome Elks Lodge

On April 6th, the Jerome Elks Lodge #1361 celebrated its 100th anniversary of serving the communities in the Verde Valley, which includes Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Camp Verde. There were 185 members and guests were on hand to join in the celebration, including Arizona Elks State President Mike Murphy and his wife Debra, as well as guests from other lodges throughout the state. Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Jerry Grimes presented a Grand Exalted Ruler Special Citation to Exalted Ruler Janet Leuer, for 100 years of Meritorious Service to the Community. From left: Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Jerry Grimes, Exalted Ruler Janet Leuer and Trustee Chairman Jim Plas.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: April 16, 2019

I have always enjoyed this image and usually shoot a few new ones every year … it is a reminder of this date (April 15th) during my working years as this is usually how I felt.

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Life in the Slow Lane: 'Too Stinking Cute'

I gotta ask. Are these not the most stinkingly cute critters you're ever seen? Ducklings! I got ducklings and it's not even Easter yet.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Andrew Wang

Drew Wang began his tenure at Camp Verde’s American Heritage Academy as the school’s sixth grade teacher.

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Coldwell Banker-Mabery ranked in top 4% nationally

COTTONWOOD -- Coldwell Banker-Mabery Real Estate has just been honored as being in the top 4% of all 3100 Coldwell Banker offices for 2018.

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Nancy and Leon Pontikes join Cottonwood Cottonwood CrossFit staff

Cottonwood CrossFit Can-Do owners Brandon and Jill Iurato have announced a new partnership with Nancy and Leon Pontikes.

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Puscifer the Store welcomes Carina Round for Record Store Day performance April 13

Puscifer the Store, an eclectic retailer of new and used vinyl, will host British singer and songwriter Carina Round for a special in-store performance on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 13, 3

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Drawn to life: Longtime animator, director to showcase work at Sedona show

He told me of his life with the Yellow Submarine but Ron Campbell has much more to show in his 50-year body of work as an animator, director and producer.

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Handmade, one-of-a-kind art a Native American artist’s responsibility

Colors represent the “things of the Earth, different things in nature, also they represent directions,” Quotskuyva said. There are six colors in Hopi that represent different directions.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: April 3, 2019

Talking … to me? Or to someone or something else? In any case our blue heron friend was proclaiming something of which I was clueless … he was a beautiful subject for this shot though and I like that you can see both of his wings in this image.

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Camp Verde volunteer retires after more than three decades

It was 1983, back when the old Camp Verde Community Library was more new than old. Lindsey’s mother Rosie “always” took her kids to the library.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Amy Badger

You won’t find a more committed, compassionate kind educator than Amy Badger.

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