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Representatives from Big Park Council and Keep Sedona Beautiful met Feb . 17 with Aaron Mayville, the incoming supervisor of the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest and key decisionmaker on Arizona Public Service’s controversial powerline project.

By By Duane Thompson, Special to the Villager March 8, 2023
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Guest Speakers: Tom Binnings and James Curry of the Greater Sedona Broadband Initiative. Please see Tom’s article on the Broadband Initiative elsewhere in the Villager

By By Mary Pope, Secretary, Big Park Council March 8, 2023
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The Big Park Council is pleased to announce that its Art in the Roundabouts Committee is about to embark on the next phase of its work

By By David Gill, Aesthetics & Selection Subcommittee Chair March 8, 2023
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When my wife and I moved to the Village of Oak Creek just over four years ago I never considered Internet connectivity. Had I done so, my choice of locations may have been different.

By By Tom Binnings March 8, 2023
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While I am not a regular reader of NextDoor, I did read with interest the recent long discussion thread about a proposed above-ground power transmission line that could pass down the Kel Fox trail.

By By John Wichert, President, BPC March 8, 2023
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Keep Sedona Beautiful will hold its next Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series event on Wednesday, March 8, at 5 p.m.

March 8, 2023
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My thanks to The Dunnery, Suzie and Jeff, for their friendship and for passing on the fork, knife and most importantly, the wine glass, to me to share my dining experiences with you.

By Edd Zielinski March 8, 2023
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In November 2012, more than 100 determined trail enthusiasts, sardine-packed themselves into a tiny room in the Village of Oak Creek and kick-started a master planning process for the USFS Red Rock Ranger District trail system.

By By Kevin Adams, President of Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund March 8, 2023
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I used to strive to be perfect. Fifty years later, I clearly see that this desire originated in my fear of being judged and rejected. Getting the best grades made me feel somewhat closer to perfection.

By Magdalena Romanska March 8, 2023
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Gardening for me, is a process of asking and answering questions, and the answers often come from non-human beings. Taking a walk in the garden is always an inspiration. Broad patches of wild violets that I didn’t plant are growing in plac

By Richard Sidy March 8, 2023
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This month, we’re taking action to serve our Chamber partners and our community while bolstering the local economy.

By Michelle Conway, President/CEO of Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau March 8, 2023
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The Arts Academy of Sedona (AAS) has announced that its March events will highlight two returning favorites at its luxurious black box theater in The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek (7000 SR-179, STE C-100).

March 8, 2023
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The Village Gallery of Local Artists will feature glass and crystal artist Judith Beals during the month of March.

March 5, 2023
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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a special events use permit for The Collective Sedona at their Jan. 18 meeting.

By Paige Daniels February 1, 2023
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It is with humility that I’m introducing myself as the new president of the Big Park Council (BPC), also known as the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council (BPRCC).

By By John Wichert, President, BPC February 1, 2023
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President’s Report: John Wichert began the annual meeting by thanking past and present officers, committee chairs, liaisons and volunteers. He then moved onto the appointment of Committee Chairs, noting that the chair of Planning & Zoning (P&Z) has yet to be filled with conversations currently taking place.

By By Mary Pope Secretary, BPC February 1, 2023
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Currently, our local economy is one of our most significant challenges. Small businesses, from restaurants to tour companies, tell us that sales and foot traffic are down, for some, the worst in years.

By By Michelle Conway, President/CEO Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau February 1, 2023
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Northern Arizona Healthcare announced that family nurse practitioner Jessica Holst has joined the NAH Medical Group (NAHMG) as a new provider at the Village of Oak Creek primary care office. She is accepting patients now. NAHMG services are designed to improve health by providing individuals and their families with integrated care close to home.

February 1, 2023
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y press time, the final stretch of the ambitious restoration project for Cathedral Rock Trail will be underway. And with cooperation from Mother Nature, it should be complete and open for the enjoyment of our fittest local hikers and Spring break visitors by early April.

By By Marty Glinsky, Director, Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund February 1, 2023
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Life translates into taking one step at a time. Those steps are the decisions we make, small and big. Deciding for “A” leads to the next step of deciding between the options we have once we reach the “A Situation.” And so it goes, like a tree trunk, growing into the big branches, which, in turn, give birth to the smaller ones.

By By Magdalena Romanska, Ph.D. Certified Wellness Coach and Fitness Specialist February 1, 2023
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Poco Diablo - 1752 SR 179 - was built in the 1960s as a portion of the original Doodlebug Ranch. After an extensive remodel in 2022, Edd and Nancy Zielinski joined us for dinner there at Willows Kitchen and Wine Bar.

By Jeff & Suzie Dunn February 1, 2023
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported Sedona Public Library in the Village during our End of Year Campaign!

By By Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director February 1, 2023
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Gardens for Humanity is part of the coalition of non-profits and educational institutions that have organized the 2023 Verde Valley Sci-Tech Festival.

By Richard Sidy February 1, 2023
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Eyes are said to be the window to our souls. This is true for animals, as well.

February 1, 2023
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Treasurer Patty Reski presented outgoing President Camille Cox with a gift certificate from the Council, expressing everyone’s gratitude for her long service to the Council. Camille continues to serve in 2023 as immediate past president.

By By Mary Pope, Secretary, BPRCC January 1, 2023

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