Walking into 95-year-old Holocaust survivor Nika Fleissig’s home in the Village of Oak Creek, one is immediately struck by the artwork on the walls: More often than not filled with color, exuberant, but now and then somber, cast in muted tones, they are in the majority Fleissig’s own work, a testament to decades of self-expression.
Even though flooding is not as common in Sedona as some nearby communities, when it does occur, residents on several streets see nature’s fury first hand.
As a way to reduce the impact of major storms, the city of Sedona continues to make improvements to its drainage system. Another step toward that goal was taken at the Tuesday, Nov. 24, Sedona City Council meeting in which there was a unanimous vote to fund a pair of projects.
It’s rare when the city of Sedona is forced to condemn property, especially a piece of land this small.
On Nov. 19, a lawsuit was filed in Yavapai County Superior Court as a complaint in condemnation and application for immediate possession. In the filing, City Attorney Robert Pickels wrote that, “Time is now of the essence to obtain the easement for the completion of the project.”
The Sedona City Council took a stand against a Sedona business that has been warned several times to come into code compliance but has yet to do so.
During the Tuesday, Nov. 24, meeting, the council voted unanimously to deny recommending a liquor license to the ChocolaTree restaurant, located in West Sedona. The denial did not come as a result of liquor violations but instead an array of building code infractions.
Rimrock, old purses and the holiday spirit of giving: What do these three things have in common?
According to Colleen Baldwin of Winnipeg, Canada, — who purchased a holiday home in Rimrock several years ago — there is a lot used purses can do to relieve the suffering of others.
Sedona resident Tony Taylor recently won the Arizona Book of the Year Grand Prize, put on through the Arizona Literary Contest, for his novel “The Darkest Side of Saturn.”
The book was chosen as the grand prize winner after taking first in the same contest in the Published Fiction category, then taking top honors up against the Short Story and Unpublished Fiction categories.
Former mayor Thron Riggs, who played a leading role in thwarting the “Disneylanding” of Sedona, has died at the age of 94.
During his term as mayor from 1992 to 1996, and throughout a life dedicated to civic service, Riggs worked to protect the city’s character, according to his son Thron P. Riggs.