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Back-to-back heavy monsoon seasons in 2021 and 2022 took a toll on the floodplain east of State Route 179 through the Las Piedras and Wild Horse Mesa neighborhoods, often referred to as the Jacks Canyon wash.

October 2, 2022
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The executive board was asked to assist Las Piedras HOA in finding a solution to the infrastructure damage in the wash on their property which poses risk to the Village power grid and sewer system. See separate article for details.

By BY DUANE THOMPSON, Secretary Pro-Tem October 2, 2022
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According to the Community Planning Surveys, many of the residents of Big Park (Village of Oak Creek) want to have an off-leash dog park in the area.

By By Big Park For Dogs October 2, 2022
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In September, the Big Park Council’s community plan committee collaborated with County Supervisor Donna Michaels to survey our community to learn more about residents’ experience with Northern Arizona Healthcare. The results revealed that many residents are struggling to get timely access to the care they need – notably primary care.

By By Camille Cox October 2, 2022
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On the November ballot, residents of the Big Park Region will elect two Board members for the Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District (EMD).

October 2, 2022
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I love how our staff’s various backgrounds and experiences lend a high level of professionalism to their work, representing a cross-section of Sedona and the qualities making us unique.

By By Michelle Conway President | CEO Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau October 2, 2022
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Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund is kicking off our 2022 Year-End Fund Drive with various appeals to the community. It is important that anyone who loves the Red Rock Trails and wants to donate is made aware of our efforts.

By Linda Pallas, Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund October 2, 2022
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The Sedona Village Partnership honored John and Nicolette Ramagli with the 2022 Shining Star award at a gala dinner on Sept. 10 at the home of David Gill and Betty Loos.

By By Sedona Village Partnership October 2, 2022
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The Verde Valley Humane Society presented Rachelle Jarvis with their Kindness Award, in recognition and appreciation of her support and dedication to the animals in their care.

October 2, 2022
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Clink your glasses! Peddlers Biergarten & Haus opened quietly on June 1 as its first employee, Megan, expertly began running the golfers’ hospitality cart.

By By JEFF and SUZIE DUNN, Special to the Villager October 2, 2022
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Since 1956 the Sedona Gem & Mineral Club has been a favorite gathering place for those who are drawn to the fascinating world of rocks, gems, and minerals.

October 2, 2022
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The Verde Valley Neighborhood Food Project Green Bag Collection is a lifesaver to any emergency food provider for numerous reasons.

By By Cathleen Healy-Baiza, Executive director October 2, 2022
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Sedona United Methodist Church will host their Annual Pumpkin Patch starting on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 in the church’s main parking lot.

October 2, 2022
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Keep Sedona Beautiful will host the remainder of its 2022 Speaker Series events live at its Pushmataha Center, 360 Brewer Road in Sedona. All events begin at 5 pm. For more information, visit KeepSedonaBeautiful.org.

October 2, 2022
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As I have been having a somewhat unconventional and scattered month, I decided to ground myself. Focusing on the shifting seasons, monsoons and storms seemed like a good idea.

By Magdalena Romanska October 2, 2022
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Hello, Villager readers! A library is the heart of any community where ideas are exchanged and learning and growing don’t stop when the last chapter is read.

By By Jan Marc Quisumbing, Program and Marketing Coordinator October 2, 2022
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If you observe her paintings, there is a deepness and a message that presents itself to those who can see beyond the initial visual.

October 2, 2022
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The Arts Academy of Sedona (AAS) has announced an eclectic mix of entertainment for the October events at its luxurious black box theater in The Collective Sedona.

October 2, 2022
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The Verde Valley Neighborhood Food Project was established in 2013 with one goal in mind – to support those who feed the hungry in the Verde Valley, one bag at a time. It meets that goal by community donors filling up green bags every other month with non-perishable food items.

By By Sharon Sweet, Board Member of Project Fill the Need September 1, 2022
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The Collective Use Permit: The Planning & Zoning Committee member David Gill provided a summary report on the Special Use Permit application from the Collective.

By By MARY POPE, Secretary, BPRCC September 1, 2022
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Amid the ruckus of state and regional contests for public office, there is a quieter search happening here in our immediate midst for leadership on the Big Park Council. These are the volunteer leaders who ensure that our local voice is understood and delivered on matters impacting quality-of-life in our community.

By Camille Cox President Big Park Regional Coordinating Council September 1, 2022
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Are you a volunteer? Do you want to help students who need a boost to catch up with classmates? Do you love reading and writing? Do you miss your young grandkids/nieces/nephews? Then we have an opportunity for you.

September 1, 2022
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If you haven’t already discovered it, there are new recycling bins in Cornville, courtesy of Yavapai County. This facility accepts cardboard and mixed paper, steel and aluminum cans, and 1-7 plastics – which must be separated. No glass or other materials.

By By Camille Cox, President, Big Park Regional Coordinating Council September 1, 2022
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Keep Sedona Beautiful will resume its Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.sm.

September 1, 2022
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During World War II there were nearly 20,000,000 Victory Gardens across the U.S. producing about 40 percent of all the vegetables consumed during the war years. Of all the home front contributions to the war effort, these gardens were a staple of what average Americans could do at home to provide a dependable and fresh food supply. Many farm workers had enlisted, and farms had to get by without their normal workforce.

By Richard Sidy September 1, 2022

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