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    Acclaimed photographer, naturalist Ted Grussing featured at KSB's Speaker Series September 12

    Free to members, residents and visitors, join Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) for a lively and picturesque presentation celebrating Sedona’s unique majesty as part of KSB’s Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. in KSB’s historic Pushmataha Center, 360 Brewer Road.

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    Village People: Cindy Chapman knows positive attitude can change everything

    Born in New Orleans, Cindy Chapman lived in many places. Her mechanical engineer father (who oversaw construction of power plants in Korea and Ireland, and competed in the 1948 Olympics in lacrosse) finally settled in Morristown, NJ, where she grew up with three older brothers in idyllic small-town life.

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    Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund awarded trail construction grant

    The Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund (SRRTF) has received a $25,000 Matching Awards Program (MAP) Grant from the National Forest Foundation (NFF) that will pay for new trail construction for a project called the Western Gateway Watershed and Trail Enhancement Project (Project).

    September happenings for Sedona Village Business Association

    • Learn about “Color Theory” & why it’s important. Join us at our next “Lunch N Learn” when Margo Braman of MargoBDesign discusses “Color in Culture,” which includes the science of color theory and how different cultures perceive color. Is your designer qualified to utilize these techniques in your business?

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    Popular 'AZ Speaks' returns to Village Public Library

    Sedona Public Library is pleased to announce the return of Arizona Humanities speaker program “AZ Speaks,” the longest-running, most popular program of Arizona Humanities. Speakers are selected based on their expertise and ability to offer content that inspires and entertains audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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    You can cut back on salt, still love your food & be healthier; here’s how

    Most Americans consume too much sodium despite knowing how bad it is for their long-term health. But it’s a hard addiction to break. Most of our consumed sodium comes from salt, which is composed of two minerals: sodium and chloride.

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    What’s next for Big Park Community School property?

    Like many of our friends and neighbors, you are very likely wondering what happens next, after the closing of our neighborhood Big Park Community School. 

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    Effort underway to find new route from VOC to West Sedona

    Keep Sedona Moving seeks solutions to traffic woes on State Route 179

    Speaking before the July 12 Big Park Regional Coordinating Council, Village resident Rick Williams and Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison announced a renewed effort to explore the feasibility of an alternative route from the Village of Oak Creek to West Sedona.

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    Another push for an alternative crossing to ease VOC traffic

    KSM has been looking at projected population growth in Arizona, particularly in the Phoenix area, and KSM believes that will turn into “nightmarish” traffic in the greater Sedona area throughout the year rather than just the high tourist seasons.

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    VOCA seeks your involvement to come together as a more fully engaged community

    This is my first message as the incoming president for VOCA. First, a huge thank-you to the people in the community who have offered support and congratulations. Your endorsement is always greatly appreciated.

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    Meet your Big Park Council Representative: Neil Pope

    Hello, I represent La Barranca II, a residential community off of Jacks Canyon Road. We have fifty seven single family homes and lots in a gated community. Our CC&R’s ensure that each house is built in a pre-construction area within a defined building envelope on the lot. Outside of this area everything is kept in the natural environment. The development has a 360º view of the beautiful surrounding area.

    You pay taxes on Yavapai College: Know who to vote for this November

    The Big Park Council will sponsor a candidates forum for a District 3 representative on the Yavapai Community College (YCC) District Governing Board during the Council’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 13th.

    Big Park students excel on 2018 AZ Merit, Aims Science, Azella Assessments

    Once again, Big Park Community School students have demonstrated growth on the 2018 AZ Merit, Aims Science, and Azella Assessments. We are proud of their continued progress.

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    World-class pastry chef opens Layla’s Bakery-Cafe in West Sedona

    It’s strange how we find out about new dining options in Sedona. This time it was through a determined-to-become-baker 12-year-old, that Suzie met at the Hilton Spa.

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    Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund raises $160,000+ for maintenance, development of area trails

    The trail work season that begins this October in the Red Rock Ranger District will be funded in part, through contributions totaling over $160,000 made by the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund.

    Sedona Village Business Association

    Companies using video are becoming more successful in their marketing. Want to learn more? Make sure to join us for our next “Lunch N Learn” on Thursday, August 2nd, at noon, at the Holiday Inn Express when Hank and Sharyn Yuloff from Yuloff Creative Marketing present “How to Use Video to Step Up Your Sales." Bring your lunch and learn. FREE for SVBA members and just $5 for non-members.

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    Include vist to new libraries when making your annual vacation plans

    I was introduced to libraries around the age of three. Almost every Saturday, my dad would take me to the old Victorian house that served as our community library.

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    Taurine in your pet’s diet vital to your animal’s heart health

    Certain pet food diets are being linked to heart disease in dogs. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a severe condition that causes the heart muscle to stretch, resulting in a weak heartbeat.

    Big changes, new beginnings at The Collective Sedona

    The Community Market returns to The Collective Sedona every Saturday in August from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting this Saturday, August 4.

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    Financial tips for single women

    If you’re a single woman, most of your financial challenges and aspirations may resemble those of single men.

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    GPS device critical factor in saving lives in backcountry hiking

    Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s Backcountry Unit rescued a missing father, son and dog last month near the Wet Beaver Wilderness area, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release, thanks to their satellite tracking device.

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    The fountain of youth is full of dumbbells

    One of the major problems that we face as we go through the aging process, is that we tend to move our bodies less and less.

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    Village People -- Pam Miller: Enjoying the quiet life

    “My life is quiet. And that’s a good thing.” While Pam Miller may call her life quiet, it seems it’s always been pretty busy.

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    ‘About 60’ VOC Big Park students now enrolled at Cornville’s Oak Creek School

    About 60 of those students, King said, attended Sedona’s Big Park Community School a year ago – a school that no longer exists.

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    Villager poll on shopping priorities receives avalanche of response

    Never, in the 15-year history of The Villager newspaper, have so many residents responded, and so passionately, about supporting new shopping, theater and service opportunities here.