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When a plate of freshly-rolled dolmades makes a surprise appearance during an interview, it illustrates exactly what Shirley and Demetrios Fournos have been doing in Sedona for the past quarter of a century — serving others.

At the end of October, the pair are retiring,…

Genna Adams, a 10-year Sedona resident, is running for one of two open seats on the Sedona Fire District Governing Board because she believes in service for safety, she said.

Since Sedona firefighters are the first crews to respond to a local emergency, Adams believes it to be the most important service organization, which prompted her to want to get involved.

Adams moved to the Verde Valley 26 years ago from California.…

Big Park Community School was one of 10 Arizona schools to receive a $1,000 grant from McDonald’s last month.

The McDonald’s/AZ PTA Go Active! Academic Award, which is given for innovative programs promoting physical fitness, selected Big Park, thanks to physical education teacher Kortney Zesiger.

Zesiger is responsible for starting the “Doing Our Part to Defeat Diabetes” program at the school, which teaches Physical Education students the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes. She also emphasizes how Type II, known as adult-onset diabetes, can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices.…

Layoffs are coming for Yavapai County employees due to the deepening economic crisis.

County Administrator Julie Ayers gave the Board of Supervisors an update on the budget during the Monday, Oct. 6, meeting.

Ayers painted a grim picture of the county’s income and said if the economic crisis continues to deepen there will be a $5.9 million shortfall in the budget.…

 

When word of Sedona City Manager Eric Levitt’s resignation spread around City Hall, the reaction was similar around every corner.

“I’m really happy for Eric [Levitt] and his family,” Economic Planner Jodie Filardo said. “We’re going to miss him here.”

Thursday, Oct. 2, Levitt gave his verbal resignation to the city after he signed a contract to become city manager of Janesville, Wis. Levitt’s last day in Sedona will be Tuesday, Dec. 2.…

When word of Sedona City Manager Eric Levitt’s resignation spread around City Hall, the reaction was similar around every corner.

“I’m really happy for Eric [Levitt] and his family,” Economic Planner Jodie Filardo said. “We’re going to miss him here.”

Thursday, Oct. 2, Levitt gave his verbal resignation to the city after he signed a contract to become city manager of Janesville, Wis. Levitt’s last day in Sedona will be Tuesday, Dec. 2.…

The Sedona Railroaders will have its monthly breakfast meeting at Cafe Jose, Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 a.m. The cafe is located next the McDonalds in the Safeway Plaza in West Sedona.

Everyone with an interest in trains is invited to attend, a press release stated. The Sedona Railroaders currently has about 25 members both male and female, young and old. New members are always welcome. Dues are only $25 per family per year.

Railroaders meet on the second Saturday of every month. Occasionally, the meeting is followed by a visit to a local person’s model railroad.

Club member interests include prototype and creative railroad modeling, model and prototype railroad photography, scenic railroad tours, railroad historic family connections, model railroad construction and model railroad operation. For more information call Guy Forsythe at 282-2412.…

 

Around 1:20 a.m. on April 21, 2005, fire ravaged Lumbermen’s, on Highway 89A in West Sedona.

The Sedona Fire District estimated the damage at $3 million and considered it the biggest loss from fire in Sedona in years.

SFD Fire Marshal William Loesche determined the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion. A gallon of linseed oil that spilled on cloth tarps was only partially cleaned up. The rest started evaporating and giving off its own heat, sparked to flames, destroying Lumbermen’s.…

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