It’s been more than 20 years since Glenn Scarpelli donned his acting hat. But after dusting it off, he said it was like riding a bike — albeit one that has sat out in the rain for a while.
“There was a little bit of rust, especially when it came to learning my lines. That’s a muscle I haven’t used in a while,” he said, laughing. “But once I got up and going, I never felt more like my true self. I love acting more than anything else in life.”
While kids his age were learning to color within the lines, Tom Fish was quickly displaying an artistic talent far beyond his years.
“I think it started in kindergarten but even before that I was drawing pictures of my favorite stuffed animals,” he said. “I then started drawing animals like raccoons and then copying my favorite Saturday morning cartoons.
With more than 1,200 films to choose from, Sedona International Film Festival Executive Director Patrick Schweiss said it’s both a blessing and a bit of a curse — especially when it comes time to narrow down the field.
“This has become a very competitive festival,” Schweiss said. “Even after narrowing it down, we still had to turn away 60 to 80 really great films. We could have done a whole other festival. As it was, I did have to add a few additional time slots.”
It’s no secret that the biggest generator of funds for the city of Sedona is tourism. But for years, city councils have been looking at a way to diversify that funding.
The current council is no exception.
This year’s Sedona Marathon Event features two new ideas: Free race registration for all local school children thanks to a corporate grant, and a Plan B if, like last year, the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Assistant Race Director David Keeber said that Novo Nordisk, a global health care company that focuses on diabetes care, provided the grant to fund free registration for students under the age of 18.