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Halloween Spooktacular!

Shivers! Be prepared for an evening of scary themes (including music from “Psycho” and “The Exorcist”) during this Halloween concert! The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra will also be in costume as they perform twenty popular and spooky numbers for all ages. Dress up in your Halloween costume for a family night out! Children 12 and under […]

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Exploring Lowell’s Expanding Universe

Just as Lowell Observatory invited the public to experience the new Giovale Open Deck Observatory (GODO) starting this month, with its glowing educational exhibits and first-of-its-kind collection of six advanced telescopes, plans about the next phase of the master plan, a $29 million Astronomy Discovery Center (ADC), are coming into focus. Lowell Deputy Director for […]

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Prioritizing Education in Arizona

Hello, Northern Arizona! I hope everyone is enjoying their fall! This month, I want to talk about how we talk about education. The Red for Ed movement last year made teacher pay a priority in Arizona, though it still remains one of the lowest in the country. In my meetings with those who work in […]

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Leading Ladies Honored by Girl Scouts

For every box of cookies sold, there may well be a life-changing story to be told about the Girl Scouts, and those attending the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards Banquet at Little America got a tasty dose of heartfelt narratives of compassion and dedication. Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine (GSACP) Deputy Director Christina Spicer kicked off […]

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Author Identifies Components of Thriving Communities

Walking into a coffee shop and being greeted by a friend is something that happens in smaller towns, and a joy that people associate with having a sense of community. “It’s the genuine human interaction,” said John Vandlandingham, a long-time Flagstaff businessman. “I think it is healthy for the soul.” Author Quint Studer studies what […]

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Festivals Flowing with Music, Discovery, Dark Skies, Fun

Legendary Flagstaff philanthropist Frances McAllister fell in love with Flagstaff in 1935 while traveling by train from Los Angeles to New York. In the 1990s, when she was making a case to local leaders about the need for Heritage Square, a civic centerpiece that defines the downtown and brings people together, her face lit up […]

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Blues Festival Donates to FALA

The Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival not only doubled the fun this year, it also doubled its generosity. The June weekend event brought in more than 7,000 patrons in two days and raised $20,000 for the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. Last year, festival organizer Peak Events donated $10,000 from the proceeds to FALA. With […]

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