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    Village People: Meet Sedona Police Chief, David McGill

    “I’m like a fish out of water,” said David McGill, referring to living in Arizona. The ocean is his church; the wildlife, the wave action, the peace and tranquility while on the water is his worship experience.

    April brings 'Read Around Sedona' to library

    Sedona Public Library has scheduled several events for Read Around Sedona, our Community Reading Project.

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    Learn to be vigilant about consumer scams, identity theft

    Caring Hearts to host awareness event

    The financial abuse of seniors is so rampant that it is being called the crime of the 21st century.

    Red Rose dedication helps animals in need

    Charity provides medical support, seeking veterinary assistance

    Living of ourselves: our time, love and compassion to the animals-in-need - that is what is most important to us at Red Rose Inspiration For Animals.

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    Protecting your pet from the dangerous Parvovirus

    Be vigilant in guarding against this deadly disease.

    Meet Maggie, a one-year-old spayed female rat terrier. She came to us at the Bell Rock Veterinary Clinic after testing positive for the Canine Parvovirus (Parvo).

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    Red Rock Scenic Byway needs your support

    Website sponsorships available for first time

    When State Route 179 was designated the Red Rock Scenic Byway and an All-American Road by the US Dept. of Transportation in 2005, the All American Road Committee was assigned two things.

    KSB’s April 11 Speaker Series: Why we should care about Verde River

    Join Keep Sedona Beautiful (“KSB”) to learn some of the measures that can be taken to provide solutions to our water resource issues as part of Keep Sedona Beautiful’s Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 11.

    VOCA board election scheduled April 21

    The annual meeting of the Village of Oakcreek Association will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at VOCA’s community center.

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    Spirit Wind Farm Opens in Village

    Spirit Wind Farm Store will open in the Collective Shopping Center in the Village of Oak Creek in April.

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    Embrace more personal action to eradicate hunger

    For the first time we were participants in Verde Valley School’s 9th Oxfam Hunger Banquet. The banquet is featured as “a provocative, informative and entertaining evening that brings to life the inequalities in our world.

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    17 minutes of silence

    Verde Valley School students reflect on gun violence during National Protest

    In a quiet mid-week morning, Verde Valley School students walked out of their morning classes as part of the national protest against gun violence and unsafe schools, and to rally in solidarity with those affected by all incidents of school violence.

    Students, staff seek donations for Big Park Fun Run

    The Big Park Fun Run returns to Big Park Community School on Wednesday, May 9th.

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    Community to host Easter Sunrise Services in Sedona, VOC April 1

    Easter Sunday is a day of traditions. Many people make this their annual day to attend a church service.

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    Celebration at Big Park Community School

    Everyone is invited to our 5th annual S.T.E.A.M. celebration!

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    KSB honors Villagers in annual Awards of Excellence

    The Village shone brightly this year at Keep Sedona Beautiful’s (KSB) annual Awards of Excellence, recognizing two Village of Oak Creek couples whose activities have contributed significantly to our community.

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    Oakcreek Country Club: 50 years old and going strong

    The Village of Oak Creek is fortunate to have one of the best golf courses in northern Arizona.

    Village/Big Park Food Neighbors Project needs you

    The sun shone brightly in every way at the February 10th Yavapai Food Neighbors Village Collection, and our small town again made a BIG difference in feeding our local hungry. Every food bank, Meals on Wheels and youth pantry in VOC and Sedona was once again fully supplied!

    Early start for Sedona Village Business Assn. 'Light Up the Village'

    The holidays may be over but the Sedona Village Business Association (SVBA) wants you to know it’s not too early to fire up your imaginative ideas for this November’s “Light Up The Village.”

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    Village People: Gosser’s World: music, bikes & respect

    You can bump into Chris Gosser at Absolute Bikes, where he’s been employed for the past two years. He’ll likely be interacting with customers while he works.

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    Meet Your Big Park Council Rep: Donald Beard

    I represent Cathedral View II, a residential area with 15 lots, 13 of which have been built on. A small group like we have makes it easy to have a very tight knit community. We work well together and are able to live in a very stable and pleasant environment.

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    Sedona Schnebly featured at KSB’s March 14 'Preserving the Wonder' speaker series

    Wednesday, March 14th, join Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) for an intimate glimpse into the life of our city’s founding mother as part of KSB’s popular Speaker Series.

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    A visit to the Clarkdale wineries

    The number of wineries in the Verde Valley continues to grow. The Dunnery decided to check out a few that we had not previously written about.

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    Technicolor Sedona: Clark Sheppard's paintings a color collage of Southwest

    “I've been living my dream in Sedona since 2004, “ exclaims Clark Sheppard, whose whimsical interpretations of Sedona and the Southwest light up homes, hotels, galleries and even a collection of former President George W. Bush who purchased the award-winning “Patriotic Longhorns.”

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    Commentary: It's time for enhanced accountability for Arizona charter schools

    The following commentary is the opinion of the author and not the opinion of The Villager/Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc.

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    Good news and not such good news

    With very poor state funding, sustaining public schools is more and more difficult

    Come on out and join us for a STEM night event for students and parents on March 8th from 5-6:30. Students will display some of the concepts students have learned in different grade levels and their applications.