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During the month of November the Village Gallery of Local Artists will feature the abstract artwork of Brenda Man-Fletcher. A reception will be held on November 3 from 5-8 p.m.

November 1, 2023
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During the High Holy Day season, the Village of Oak Creek was the recipient of some good deeds by members of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.

October 1, 2023
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Treasurer Patty Reski officiated the Big Park Council zoom meeting in the absence of President John Wichert. Sixteen members and six guests were present.

By By Mary Pope, Secretary, BPRCC October 1, 2023
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Randy Hawley, SOCUSD Board president, noted that at the September School Board meeting, a stipend was approved to improve the district’s ability to recruit new teachers in math, science and special education.

By By Maty Pope October 1, 2023
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Once again, I’ve been totally blown away by the residents of the Big Park/Village of Oak Creek Community.

By By John Wichert, BPC President October 1, 2023
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October is National Arts & Humanities Month, which recognizes the importance of culture nationwide. It was established to focus on the arts at the local, state and national levels and encourages individuals, organizations and diverse communities to participate in the arts while raising public awareness.

By By Michelle Conway, President/CEO Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau October 1, 2023
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On Sept. 1, the Big Park Council Art in the Roundabouts (AiR) Committee issued its Call to Artists for proposals for artwork for the Village’s four roundabouts

October 1, 2023
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Three new members of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Volunteers in Protection (VIP) program, part of the Sheriff’s Auxiliary volunteer units, were sworn in on Thursday, Sept. 14, by Sheriff David Rhodes after completing training in the 33rd VIP Patrol Academy.

October 1, 2023
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It is a rare and wonderful thing when professionals get to meet young people aspiring to do what we do for a living. Especially in philanthropy, and especially in a small town like the Village of Oak Creek.

By By Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director October 1, 2023
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Village Ukulele People invite you to enjoy a free outdoor concert on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Kiwanis Park in the Village of Oak Creek.

October 1, 2023
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Sedona United Methodist Church will host its annual Pumpkin Patch starting on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the church’s main parking lot. Families of Sedona and the Verde Valley are invited to pick out their perfect pumpkin through Halloween, noon until 6 p.m. daily and Saturdays starting at 10 a.m.

October 1, 2023
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Hosted by Jennette and David Bill of the Rotary Club of Sedona Village, an exciting and enriching weekend unfolded for 14 international exchange students, sponsored by Rotary Clubs from all corners of Arizona.

By Submitted by Chuck Marr October 1, 2023
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The Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund held its annual meeting on Sept. 6, which involved approval of a five-year strategic plan and election of directors and officers.

By By Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund October 1, 2023
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Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.

By Submitted by Janet Dubiel October 1, 2023
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The Rotary Club of Sedona Village marks over three decades of relentless support in the global battle against polio.

By Submitted by Chuck Marr October 1, 2023
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What do you imagine the world needs more of? Practice that. If you would like more love in your life, then the most direct route is to practice being loving. If you want acceptance, gratitude, kindness, or joy in your life, then the most direct strategy is to practice being accepting, kind, and joyful. -- Dave Mochel

By By Ben Lee, PhD October 1, 2023
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You may spend decades contributing to various retirement accounts. But for some accounts, such as a traditional IRA and 401(k), you must start withdrawing funds at a certain point. What should you know about this requirement?

By Submitted by Mary Millar, Edward Jones Financial Advisor October 1, 2023
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A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends was down, and I thought of some ways to cheer her up. Therefore, I came up with the idea of steering her towards positivity and realization that “she got it”. Even if at that time, she did not feel she did.

By Magdalena Romanska October 1, 2023
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Metal sculptor and ceramicist Tom Williams will be the featured artist at the Village Gallery of Local Artists for the month of October 2023.

October 1, 2023
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Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. the curtain rises on Emmerson Theater Collaborative’s deeply moving production of the Tony Award-winning play “Indecent.”

October 1, 2023
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Verde Valley School celebrated its 75th anniversary in June of this year. Over the school’s three-quarters of a century – so far – the lives of thousands of students and teachers have been transformed. And we are just getting started.

By Ben Lee, Ed.D. Head of School, Verde Valley School September 1, 2023
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The Art in the Roundabouts Committee of the Big Park Council announced a call for artist entries for three-dimensional public art for display in the four roundabouts in the Village.

September 1, 2023
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Guest Speaker: Randy Hawley, president of the Board of the Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District (SOCUSD) reported that new Superintendent of School Tom Swaninger started 7/24 and all staff returned on 7/31.

By By Mary Pope, Secretary, BPRCC September 1, 2023
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We all have our own ways of empowering ourselves. Some of the ways in which I have empowered myself through my lifetime include, for example, being a mom and an Ironman, knowing that my IQ score is 168 and that I can run very far, winning a battle against breast cancer, learning to say “No,” escaping Communism, and getting a PhD (not necessarily in that chronological order).

By Magdalena Romanska September 1, 2023
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Yavapai County Supervisor Donna Michaels addressed the Big Park Council on Aug. 10 noting that the speed limit on Jacks Canyon Road from Horse Mesa Ranch to Pine Valley will be reduced for safety reasons.

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

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