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Eye on Sedona Column: State of the City of Sedona

Sedona Mayor, Rob Adams Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Since this is the beginning of a New Year, I want to take this opportunity to recap some of the highlights in the City of Sedona during 2010. BUDGET During the budget retreat on December 7, staff shared some good news with the City Council. The fiscal year for 2009/2010, which ended in June, showed... 

City of Sedona To Allow Sidewalk Dining

Sedona AZ–The City of Sedona council recently approved a resolution in December 2010 to allow sidewalk dining on public sidewalks and City rights-of-way. Various business establishments had approached the City about expanding potential uses of public sidewalks and rights-of-way for outdoor dining experiences whereby residents and tourists would be able to have an outdoor dining experience and... 

Dear Editor: Sedona Changes?

My friends and I arrived for two nights from the Phoenix airport (on our way to Vegas for three days) and found that our favorite health food restaurant is closed. We did eat at the health food grocery store which had a food counter that was adequate in a pinch (we refuse to eat at fast food chains). Crystal Palace Gift Shop was closed (a shocker since it seemed to have been open for years and... 

Sedona Parks and Recreation Offers Food Pyramid Fun

The City of Sedona is pleased to offer Food Pyramid Fun.  This six-week class for parents and their children teaches the fundamentals of the USDA Food pyramid. It explains the 5 food groups, the food contained within each groups, serving sizes, daily amounts and components of healthy meals. The class includes colorful handouts, 3-D pyramid, food models and fun and creative activities to teach the... 

Sedona Parks and Recreation Offers Dog Training Classes

Tell Parks and Rec that Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com Four Paws Up Star Pet Columnist, sent you! Sedona AZ (January 30, 2011) – The City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department wants you to know that its popular dog training classes are back in action for Spring 2011. This time around there are three different types of courses to choose from – as well as three brand new seminars taught... 

Sedona Seeks Personnel Board Members

Sedona AZ (January 30 2011)-The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for two members of the Sedona Personnel Board. Members must be a resident of the City of Sedona. The deadline to return an application is Monday, February 14 2011, by 5:00 PM. The purpose of the Personnel Board is to serve as an advisory board to the City Manager in determining whether just cause existed for dismissal, demotion,... 

Annexation? Taxes, Not-so-Obvious Taxes and Future Taxes

Sedona AZ (January 30, 2011) – In a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor, Karen Chamberlain of Cornville, Arizona, writes: Beth Larsen brings up a very good point/reminder regarding the City’s privilege tax rate or City sales tax which would be applicable to VSF if we were annexed.  This got me thinking. If VSF (community of Verde Sante Fe in Cornville AZ) was annexed into the City (Cottonwood... 

Sedona Wild Boomer Women Organize

Sedona AZ–Wild Boomer Women is an instant community of girlfriends, events and activities for baby boomer women.  The founder, Sue Barenholtz, Queen of the Wild Boomer Women started the group in Phoenix in 2008.  The Sedona chapter opened in 2009.  We currently have four chapters in Arizona with almost 1,000 members.   The group meets frequently to have fun, meet new girlfriends and enjoy... 

Sedona Pediatric Oncology Weekend

Camp Soaring Eagle and kids with cancer weekend in Sedona: Please watch this movie! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3VK2S6dmaA   The Oncology Family Retreat was a Huge Success! Last weekend nine families who have recently been impacted by pediatric cancer joined Camp Soaring Eagle at the Briar Patch Inn in Sedona for an Oncology Family Retreat. The campers and their families... 

Dear Sheriff Waugh and Governor Brewer: America the Beautiful?

In a 2010 Verde Independent news article Sheriff Steve Waugh was expressing his dilemma regarding what to do if Proposition 100 failed and how would fund his prison population. Jan Brewer is also counting on Proposition 100 for funds. Is what’s good for the goose, good for the gander? In Folksville USA, we have a anti-litter movement to “restore the beauty to America the Beautiful”. We don’t... 
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