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Cindy Cole

Cindy Cole is a freelancer for the Independent. She is a writer, editor, photographer and artist. Reach her at cindycole@live.com.

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The Rotary Club of the Verde Valley will hold its annual Duck Race fundraiser this year in person at Verde River Day. The Duck Race will be held at Dead Horse State Park on Sept. 24.

By Cindy Cole September 21, 2022
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The 21st annual Thunder Valley Rally rolls into Old Town Cottonwood on Sept. 16-17. The area’s premier two-day biker event is complete with motorcycles, live music, contests, food and all around fun.

By Cindy Cole September 14, 2022
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Verde River Growers in Cottonwood will host A Day in the Garden on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. offering resources and information for gardening in the region.

By Cindy Cole September 11, 2022
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Successful people in the Verde Valley come from all walks of life, but they all have certain traits in common. In our new series LEADERS & ENTREPRENEURS, we talk with those who have risen to prominence about what attributes work for them in their field. Today, we talk with restaurateur Brenda Clouston, who created a series of COLT Grill eateries.

By Cindy Cole September 11, 2022
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The area’s premier two-day biker event is complete with motorcycles, live music, contests, food and all around fun. It is produced by the City of Cottonwood with the help of The Law Tigers and other local and regional business sponsors.

By Cindy Cole September 10, 2022
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Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the National Parents and Teachers Association was founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, mother of William Randolph Hearst, the magnate of Hearst Communications.

By Cindy Cole September 4, 2022
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edona Beer Company celebrated its fourth anniversary the first weekend in August and will continue the festivities all month long with new beer and merchandise releases, locally sourced dishes and fundraisers for local charities.

By Cindy Cole August 17, 2022
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It’s summertime, which means Farmers Markets are in full swing all over the Verde Valley. Here’s where you can find fresh local produce in your area and beyond.

By Cindy Cole July 17, 2022
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Corn Fest has been an annual tradition in Camp Verde for 28 years. The festival, which takes place on July 16 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., customarily pays tribute to the Verde Valley’s famous sweet corn, grown at Hauser & Hauser Farms.

By Cindy Cole July 13, 2022
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Nothing says summer like fresh corn on the cob and, for Verde Valley residents, that means a visit to Hauser & Hauser Farms since 1987.

By Cindy Cole July 13, 2022

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