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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.

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    Village Doves to fly again soon

    The Dove Fund project was a total success.  Enough money came in from this wonderful community to purchase 60 very high quality, pure white young birds.

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    Verde Valley School has presidential occasion

    VVS global citizenship at work in the world

    Verde Valley School Anthropology teacher Leigh Carter recently traveled to Washington D.C. to accompany her husband the filmmaker, author, and professor, Bill Carter to a black-tie gala.

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    Your library really rocks this summer

    There’s still time to participate in the adult summer reading program sponsored by Sedona Public Library (SPL) and win some great prizes.

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    Be Fit Fit! How to age happily ever after

    Did you know that by 2030 there will be more than 71 million people who are age 65 and older?

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    Meet Rodney Boden – happy living at the speed of life

    Looking for an adrenalin rush or a people centric marketing strategy design Rodney Boden is your man.

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    Smoldering cigarette suspected as cause of fire in Sedona’s Chapel area

    SEDONA – Friday evening, Sedona Fire District crews were dispatched to the 200 block of Fawn Drive in the Chapel area. Residents of the home were awoken by a smoke detector and discovered that a fire apparently started outside on the deck and spread to the interior, setting off the smoke detector.

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    Farewell Big Park Community School

    Twenty-three years of educating the children in the Village of Oak Creek and well over 7,000 children who have walked through the breezeway … a total of five principals and many teachers sharing the experience of education at Big Park over those years.

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    Memories of Big Park Community School

    My daughter attended Big Park as an eighth grader when the School opened. After college her first job as a teacher was at Big Park.

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    Council seeks positive working relationships with all VOC neighbors

    Transition is always accompanied by uncertainty, but information widely available gives us a sense of confidence when change occurs.

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    Big Park Council profile: Carolyn Fisher

    I have the pleasure of representing Oak Creek Country Club Estates Unit I, a residential neighborhood and one of the original members of the Big Park Council. OCCCE considers itself a “neighborhood” rather than a Homeowners Association and has never had an active HOA.

    Voice your opinion What stores/theaters/services would you want and support in the new Village malls and shopping areas?

    As new owners of the Sedona Vista Mall and The Collective actively seek new businesses for their retail spaces, now may be our community’s only opportunity to make them aware of what Village Community residents (as well as tourists) need, want and would support.

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    Village People: Vaso Lazic: Taking life as it comes

    Vaso Lazic doesn’t get overly excited about much. He takes life as it comes, the good and the bad. He has strong opinions about things. Life is black and white.

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    Lessons about money can be priceless gifts to children

    Father’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re a dad, you certainly may enjoy getting cards and gifts, of course. But, over time, you will gain even greater satisfaction by what you can give your children – such as some valuable financial lessons.

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    VOCA swings into busy golf tourney season in June

    Did you know that of the 2,345 properties in VOCA, 16 owners are from outside the United States, 1,753 have Arizona residency and 45 states are represented?

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    VOC's version of ' Luncheon of the Boating Party'

    Not along the Seine just outside Paris, and not on the balcony of Maison Fournaise in Chatou, France, but right here, outdoors in the VOC, is where it happened. A lovely gathering of friends was found celebrating the good life and discussing Susan Vreeland’s fictional story about Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Impressionist painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party.

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    Caring Hearts of Sedona 15th anniversary celebration June 15

    The public is invited to the June 15, Caring Hearts of Sedona 15th anniversary celebration.

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    Whether it’s your backyard or forest, wildlife is all around us

    It’s springtime and perhaps local residents have noticed that certain scent that indicates skunks are out and about in greater numbers. So are other animals that hikers should be wary of.

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    Vanishing bees a threat to myriad food sources

    We are at the height of the bloom for Mesquite trees and many native plants in Sedona and the Verde Valley. In spite of unprecedented drought this past winter, many native plants and cacti are flowering.

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    Looking for a good book to read, ask a library patron

    If you have spent any time in the Library, you will hear patrons asking these questions throughout the year, and even more so during the adult summer reading program.

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    ADOT to sweep bike lanes on State Route 179

    Upsetting many an the community at the time, the Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition received a letter dated January 17, 2017, from the Arizona Department of Transportation threatening immediate removal of the bike lane markings and signage on SR 179, unless the VVCC agreed to sweep the bike lanes from the Ranger Station to Back-O-Beyond Road within a month and continue quarterly sweepings moving forward.

    Sedona Village Business Association elects new board

    The Sedona Village Business Association (SVBA) has elected new Officers for the next year.