Education has been added as a priority to the Big Park Vision Statement, Big Park’s contribution to the current 10-year Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan (2032).
Serving as President of the Big Park Council has presented some unexpected rewards. Rather surprisingly, one of the most gratifying was attending the Planning and Zoning Commission hearing regarding the Use and Expansion Plans of Verde Valley School.
Last week, we welcomed two new businesses with a double ribbon-cutting ceremony near Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, Mi Amore and Terrapin Station by El Portal.
Keep Sedona Beautiful will hold its next Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series event on Wednesday, April 12 at 5 p.m.
Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) honors businesses, organizations and individuals in the Verde Valley who have helped to fulfill our mission.
An online survey to gather community input on proposed artworks for the four roundabouts in the Village of Oak Creek will be open through April 30, 2023.
The fourth phase of the Cathedral Rock trail renovation will be finished for the season on April 1. The upper trail portion will once again be open to the public, featuring many enhancements to add to the pleasure and safety of the experience.
A local organization that may be the most active user of the Red Rock trail system, the Sedona Westerners Hiking Club, raised a record $14,470 in the month of February for the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund.
The Internal Revenue Service has released new limits for the coming year. After months of high inflation and financial uncertainty, some of these cost-of-living-based adjustments have reached near-record levels.
If you’ve done any estate planning, or even if you’re just familiar with it, you probably know the basics — that is, a comprehensive estate plan can help you pass on assets to your family while also achieving other goals, such as designating someone to take care of your affairs if you become unable to do so.
Easter Sunday is a day of traditions. Many people make this their annual day to attend a church service. Others like to go to an Easter Sunrise Service. In the Village of Oak Creek you can do both.
On March 2, those of us living in the Village of Oak Creek awoke to somewhere between 8 and 10 inches of heavy, wet snow that caused substantial damage to trees and plantings. Over the next few days, the sound of chainsaws cutting away at broken branches could be heard throughout the village.
Every April, across the nation, libraries are celebrated with School Library Week; Library Workers Day; D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Day; National Library Week; Library Giving Day; and National Volunteer Week.
For the love of wood, two individual artists met, married and now share in their love for art.
Sedona United Methodist Church invites you to their annual Community Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church’s main parking lot. Members and friends of the church will sell their items individually and a portion of their proceeds will go to the programs and ministries of the church.
Last month Gardens for Humanity said “Farewell” to one of its beloved elders and partners, Harvey Grady.
Representatives from Big Park Council and Keep Sedona Beautiful met Feb . 17 with Aaron Mayville, the incoming supervisor of the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest and key decisionmaker on Arizona Public Service’s controversial powerline project.
Guest Speakers: Tom Binnings and James Curry of the Greater Sedona Broadband Initiative. Please see Tom’s article on the Broadband Initiative elsewhere in the Villager
The Big Park Council is pleased to announce that its Art in the Roundabouts Committee is about to embark on the next phase of its work
When my wife and I moved to the Village of Oak Creek just over four years ago I never considered Internet connectivity. Had I done so, my choice of locations may have been different.
While I am not a regular reader of NextDoor, I did read with interest the recent long discussion thread about a proposed above-ground power transmission line that could pass down the Kel Fox trail.
Keep Sedona Beautiful will hold its next Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series event on Wednesday, March 8, at 5 p.m.
My thanks to The Dunnery, Suzie and Jeff, for their friendship and for passing on the fork, knife and most importantly, the wine glass, to me to share my dining experiences with you.
In November 2012, more than 100 determined trail enthusiasts, sardine-packed themselves into a tiny room in the Village of Oak Creek and kick-started a master planning process for the USFS Red Rock Ranger District trail system.