June 28, 2017

Strange & Cool Sedona Stuff

Painting My World: Gambel Quails and Swirling Skies Fri, 21 Jun 2013 We were pleasantly surprised by the Gambel Quail family that showed up while we had our morning coffee. First daddy quail came into view to check it out. We had out down some seed. Then he called for mommy and over she scooted with about 15 babies in tow … Gazing from the Vortex – Braco Live Stream Parties in Sedona Wed, 19 Jun 2013 Our first live stream party was when they were live streaming from Zagreb for Braco’s birthday from 8pm to 8am Sedona time. At…

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Mammary Madness

Sigh! People . . . I am so disappointed in you. After thoroughly discussing the topic of appropriate attire in a previous article, I optimistically hoped that the denizens of Sedona would end up sporting a more tasteful approach to summer fashion. However, after a recent stint gad-abouting around town, I now find that I must summon my inner lecturing nun and rehash this topic with more verbal force and, unfortunately, to make my point, more graphic descriptions than may besuitable for a family column. What, you might ask, has me clutching at my chest barely able to contain my…

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Sedona Queries

If Coffeepot Rock sees its shadow, do we have to switch from mocha lattes to iced cappuccinos? Can I use my Red Rock Pass to park anywhere and what if someone is in my space? If there is a Snoopy Rock, why isn’t there a Charlie Brown Rock and Lucy Rock? Who made Snoopy Rock, anyway? Where do all the people who work at A Day In The West go at night? Does everyone who lives in Cornville have to grow corn? Where is the mountain with the Indian Presidents’ faces on it? How come every time I visit a…

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Press Releases

Valentine’s Day: Healing your Heart Art Workshop: Wednesday, February 13th, from 6pm 7:30pm at Verde Valley Community Hospice, 859 Cove parkway#103, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. For more information: 928-592-2992. Free admission. This event is open for those who lost a loved one. You may bring a picture of your loved one when attending this art workshop. You are not alone on this journey because we are here for you! Come meet with others who also share the same experience and create your own peer support! Vittles, Vines & Valentines Special: Feb 13 thru 16. Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something…

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Socks Kitty

The Humane Society of Sedona, has all kinds of cats and kittens. Socks Kitty is nearly 6 years old, so he’s past his high energy and hi-jinx days. He has mellowed out into a young adult with a very sweet disposition. Socks Kitty is a silver tabby cat with lots of white. He may have come to the Humane Society as a stray, but he is obviously from a good home and is used to people, being brushed and getting petted. If you’re looking for a calm cat to be your new best friend, come to the Humane Society of Sedona and ask to meet Socks Kitty. Just realize, if…

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Entertainment In and Around Sedona

Oak Creek  Brewery 928-204-1300 2050 Yavapai Dr., Sedona, AZ www.oakcreekbrew.com Feb  1 – Cactus Daddy starts at 8pm Feb  2 – Tyrell Sweeten 4-7pm Feb   2 – Open Mic starts at 8pm Feb   3 – Ray Gomez 4-7pm Feb  8 – Decker starts at 8pm Feb   9 – Paul T. Morris 4-7pm Feb   9 – Open Mic starts at 8pm Feb 10 – Bat 4-7pm Feb 15 – Sweeten Element starts at 8pm Feb 16 – Ray Reeves 4-7pm Feb 16 – Open Mic starts at 8pm Feb 17 – Kenzo 4-7pm Feb 22 – LIVE MUSIC starts at 8pm…

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You’re in Cornville If…

Your golf cart is street legal and can outpace most cars. You can pay by check or credit card for window washing. Meals-On-Wheels is the name of a pizza delivery business. Your yard is fenced and separated according to species. You have an abundance of unused Tupperware lids because the bottoms are scattered through the house collecting drips. You have to borrow money from a distant relative to shop at the dollar store. Your personal experience qualifies you as a licensed midwife. You have a vast collection of Barbie Dolls without heads. You decorate everything in your yard during all…

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Vincent Van Gogh’s Relatives?

His dizzy aunt … Verti Gogh The brother who ate prunes … Gotta Gogh The brother who worked at a convenience store … Stop N Gogh The grandfather from Yugoslavia … U Gogh His magician uncle … Where-diddy Gogh His Mexican cousin …  Amee Gogh The Mexican cousin’s American half-brother … Gring Gogh The nephew who drove a stage coach … Wells-far Gogh The constipated uncle … Can’t Gogh The ballroom dancing aunt … Tang Gogh The bird lover uncle … Flamin Gogh An aunt who taught positive thinking … Way-to-Gogh The little bouncy nephew … Poe Gogh A sister who loved disco … Go Gogh And…

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Letter To The Editor. . . From Kentucky Gal

Good afternoon, Thom. Lazy, hot summer afternoon here. Been as hot as the Hinges of Hell the last couple of weeks with little to no rain.Glenn hasn’t mowed in nearly 6 weeks and the trees are dropping their leaves due to dryness rather than the possibility of oncoming fall weather. Mother Nature has had a real “attitude” this season. Our container gardening efforts paid off handsomely, along with several rows of Italian green beans and corn in the big garden in the back of the house. We ate fresh Italian green beans, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, bell peppers,…

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Time To Show A Little Respect , , ,

Too often, it’s too easy to poke fun at our elder community. We need to spend more time getting their stories and learning from them, not about technological toys, but life. We need to learn more about love, traditions, compassion and priorities. If only we would take the time to listen to their stories of times gone by. While advancements are made technologically with every generation at a pace that is at times unfathomable, as humans, we would benefit more from understanding our past than reinventing our future. Even Albert Einstein saw this dilemma when he said, “I fear the…

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You Know You’re Finally a Sedonan When: by J.C. Brookwood

Anatomically correct dolls don’t resemble any of your body parts. Your neighbors get frightened when they see you naked. You realize, too late, that your entire life has been based on a true story. You join a movement to get drugs off the street and back into the medicine cabinets where they belong. Your sunscreen nearly doubles your body weight. Some people think you are a large Shar-Pei. You go to an antique auction and someone bids on you. Your leg of lamb has a hip replacement. You have to wear pants with air bags to protect yourself. Your belt…

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Strange Vortex Experiences

Below is a list of actual experiences from people who live outside Sedona after visiting a vortex for the first time. Be advised that any of these and other bizarre happenings await the inexperienced vortex visitor: Visit a vortex and start seeing red wherever you go. Visit a vortex and sparks fly from your expulsion of gas. Visit a vortex and you are compelled to start the “wave” from your church pew. Visit a vortex and mow your lawn in crop circles. Visit a vortex and start communicating with red rocks. Visit a vortex and put your “inner child” up…

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Garnering the Sedona Vote

Candidates will promise almost anything to get elected. Below are some of the political favors offered to gain the confidence of Sedona’s voters: Sponsor weekly Oak Creek Brewery Nut Brown Ale keg parties at Airport Vortex with free parking Turn Fort Hyatt over to Indians and convert it to a casino Outlaw the construction of future timeshares unless they pay a bed tax plus impact fee Declare Cornville a Canadian province and allow the importation of pharmaceuticals for seniors Make Harmonic Convergence a national annual holiday Change Tlaquepaque’s name to A Sort Of Mexican Village Specialty Shops Hold a dedication…

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An Arizona Summer

The birds need oven mitts just to sit on a wire. The trees are whistling for the dogs for a little relief. The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance from store. Hot water now comes out of both taps. Ranchers are feeding chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs. You can make sun tea instantly, in the shade. You learn that a seat belt buckle makes for a pretty good branding iron. Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and…

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