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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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For many, the holiday season marks a time of joy that includes celebrations with friends and family, spreading Christmas cheer and the giving and receiving of gifts.

By Cindy Cole December 11, 2022
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The Camp Verde Christmas Bazaar and Parade of Lights will take place on Dec. 10 at the city’s Community Center and along Main Street.

By Cindy Cole December 6, 2022
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“We really felt the community needed to have a discussion about healthcare in the Verde Valley, especially for seniors.”

By Cindy Cole December 4, 2022
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The Oak Creek Brewery, located on Yavapai Drive in Sedona, hosted its first Local Artisan Craft Fair on November 12 and 13. Additional fairs are planned on weekends in November, weather permitting.

By Cindy Cole November 20, 2022
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Robert W. Hall was a sophomore in high school when his cousin came home on leave from his deployment in Germany as a jet engine mechanic. He knew immediately he wanted to follow in his cousin’s footsteps and join the Air Force.

By Cindy Cole November 9, 2022
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“3 June 67: Arrived at Bien Hoa AFB this morning at 0530. This completed our 22-hour flight. After filling out a few forms, we were transferred to the 90th Replacement Battalion located near Long Bien."

By Cindy Cole November 9, 2022
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Cove Mesa Vineyard has opened its new tasting room in Cornville including a wide array of wines and a gourmet kitchen. The 3,400-square-foot tasting room offers an upscale atmosphere paired with an intimate and comfortable farmhouse vibe.

By Cindy Cole November 6, 2022
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The Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF) celebrated Halloween at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre this year with its Hallo-weekend Film Festival. Classic spooky films “Young Frankenstein,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Psycho” were shown. The concession stand offered special Halloween themed treats and costumed ticket-takers welcomed movie goers.

By Cindy Cole November 6, 2022
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Verde Canyon Railroad hosts Fright Night at the Depot
Station features month-long haunted train event

Bound to evoke shrieks, screams, gasps and occasionally laughter is the Verde Canyon Railroad’s new fall attraction, the Fright Night haunted train. It’s a haunted house packed into stationary train cars, guaranteed to chill your spine just in time for Halloween.

By Cindy Cole October 5, 2022
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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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