#70 – Uptown Sedona: Trick or Treat?
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Sedona

In a day and age where door to door Trick-or-Treating is frowned upon, we feel fortunate to live in Sedona. The Main Street Project has the shops of Uptown Sedona come together and provide a safe and fun environment for families to collect their candy. Store owners and employees dress up and play into the carousing of All Hallows Eve!

Looking back, some of our most cherished Halloween memories have been in Uptown Sedona between 5pm – 8pm. We would like to encourage all of you with families to stroll the Uptown area of SR 89A and enjoy seeing the pure joy and excitement on your children’s faces as they collect their candy or provide a scare to store owners if they are asked for a “trick”.

With our family very close, we are saddened that our grandson cannot experience this great tradition this year.  While we know he is going through the streets in Texas with his parents we can’t help but want to share our Uptown Sedona Trick or Treating with him. Alexander is two years old this Halloween and is dressed as a pirate. If you are proud of your costume please post a photo to our Facebook.

If your family is grown like ours or you have help to put the kids to bed so you can enjoy your night, the adult’s only party starts well into the night. In the Village of Oak Creek, at PJ’s Pub, the Pub turns up the thrill around midnight. PJ’s is known for their highly competitive costume contest and like always, great live entertainment. If you are wanting to have a memorable night out in Sedona there is no better place than PJ’s Pub on Halloween!

We would love to have you join our community. Does Sedona’s sense of togetherness stand out to you? If so, click the links below to view constantly-updating lists of Sedona Property for Sale:

Like always, we are available by phone at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253. We hope that you enjoy your time in Sedona as much as we do.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#68 – Verde Valley Kingdom of Spiders
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Hollywood watch out for the Verde Valley! (not literally) For those of you who don’t know, the town of Camp Verde was used to film the 1977 horror film, Kingdom of the Spiders. William Shatner and the cast of the movie invaded Camp Verde soil to produce one of the best worst movies.

Although the movie is not an award winner, the town of Camp Verde has begun re-living their five minutes of fame. October 29th will be the second annual Kingdom of the Spiders Reunion. Last year there were over 700 people that celebrated with dozens of residents that acted in the movie as extras.

Event Details

The reunion includes a museum of Kingdom memorabilia, a collection of live spiders, and a showing of the movie on a large screen behind the Camp Verde Town Hall. This event is free, please bring your own snacks and lawn chairs or blankets. If you grew up in Camp Verde in the late 70s come prepared to see fellow residents on the big screen!

  • October 29th
  • Festivites begin at 3:00pm
  • Movie plays on the big screen at 6:30

The town of Camp Verde is rich with American History, from the military Fort Verde to cinema fame. If you would like to purchase a Camp Verde Property for Sale you can search for properties for sale on our website, http://SedonaProperty.net or you can click here to view a list of Camp Verde Homes for Sale or Camp Verde Vacant Land for Sale. Please contact us with all questions at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#67 – Dia del los Muertos Celebration
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

With a large amount Latin American influence on Sedona culture we are happy to announce this year Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village will host the 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos celebration!

In the remembrance and celebration of loved ones who have passed away, many Mexican-Americans and other Latin American natives make beautiful “ofrendas” or altars filled with beautiful colorful decorations, photos flowers and more. Sedona will celebrate this tradition on October 29th from 4 – 8pm. Ofrendas made by Sedona Artists will be on display at Patio del Norte and Patio de las Campanas. The free celebration will include live flamenco music and all are invited for a theme appropriate prix-fixe dinner at El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano.

How You Can Participate

The altars will be set up for the Sedona pubic to admire from the 29th through November 1st. If you would like to participate you can add photos or material items that remind you of a loved one who has passed away.

Are you enthralled by Sedona’s Culture? You are in luck, you can purchase your own part of Sedona’s culture. Click here to view a list of Sedona Homes for Sale with Spanish Influence. If you want to perform your own search of Sedona Properties for sale you can do so on our website by conducting a Free Sedona MLS Search. If you have any questions please contact us by email at Rob@SedonaProperty.net or by phone at 928-821-3508 or at our REMAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#66 – Sedona’s Finest Southwestern Boutiques
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Infamously known for the towering Red Rock Formations, along with great cultural influence from the Native Americans that call the Verde Valley home, and was the backdrop for many old western movies, Sedona has a large quantity of visitors each year. If you are planning a trip to Sedona let us be the first to welcome you to the extraordinary place we call home.

When touring through Sedona’s numerous sightseeing opportunities be sure to browse the shops of Uptown Sedona. We recommend the Joe Wilcox Shops as truly unique must-see shops for all visitors to the Sedona area. Selling keepsakes and collective items representing the Sedona Culture, Joe Wilcox Canyon Collection, Western Wear, Indian Den and Red Rock Outpost provide tourists with a variety of Southwestern and Indian inventory.

The shops carry Native American collector items such as authentic jewelry, arts & crafts, as well as Native American Dolls made of porcelain. In addition to the Native American or “Indian” collection, the Joe Wilcox shops carry seasonal inventory, children’s toys, kitchen accessories, collector knives, home décor – interior and ex, and more; all with a southwestern flair of course!

You can find the Joe Wilcox shops at…

In the Sinagua Plaza, on the ground level of 320 N State Route 89A, you can find:

  • Joe Wilcox Canyon Collection
  • Joe Wilcox Indian Den
  • Joe Wilcox Western Wear
The Red Rock Outpost is located at 276 N State Route 89A Suite E

 

Whether it be a simple “Sedona” keychain or an exclusive piece of Native American art, there is no better place to get your Sedona souvenir than the Joe Wilcox shops in Uptown Sedona.

As you are shopping, notice the Sedona Real Estate Window Cling in the store windows. Scan our QR Code with your smart phone to view Sedona property for sale or read our 101 Reasons to Live in Sedona Blog for more ideas of what to do while you are in town.

If you are interested in viewing any property or have any real estate questions you can reach us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext. 253. Or you can Contact Us now via email.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#63 – Keep Sedona Beautiful
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Sedona is infamous for its surreal natural beauty. The panoramic views and sprawling Red Rock Trails are reasons enough to live in this great place. One reason we are especially grateful to live in Sedona is the not-for-profit group known as Keep Sedona Beautiful. This group of local residents focuses on preserving the area’s scenic natural beauty for today’s visitors/locals and for future generations to come. If you are already a resident, you may want to volunteer your time to helping Sedona’s preservation.

Keep Sedona BeautifulKeep Sedona Beautiful has an agenda that ranges from education and advocacy to hands on projects. Some of the main focuses of the group include preserving the quality of Oak Creek and remaining a steadfast supporter of the city’s desire to limit nighttime light pollution. It is great knowing that there are committed individuals working diligently to preserve                                                                 some of Sedona’s best qualities.

If you are tired of the Urban Glow, or want to live in an area committed to preserving the scenery for future generations, Sedona may be the spot for you. Please view our list of Sedona Property For Sale. In the case that you do not find a property that interested you on our list you are welcome to use our Free Sedona MLS Search to find the perfect Sedona Property for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 928-821-3508 or at our REMAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#62 – Sedona…Hollywood…The Motion Picture
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Once a small afterthought along the route from Flagstaff to Phoenix; Sedona became the backdrop for many of Hollywood’s original western movies. Legendary actors and producers such as John Wayne, Elvis Presley and Walt Disney spent filming time in Sedona.

Here is a small list out of the many motion pictures filmed in Sedona:

  • Angel and the Badman (1946)
    John Wayne & Gail Russel
  • The Fabulous Texan (1948)
    William Elliot & John Carroll
  • Tall in the Saddle (1949)
    John Wayne & Ella Raines
  • Comanche Territory (1950)
    MacDonald Carey, Maureen O’Hara and Will Geer
  • Half Breed (1952)
    Robert Young & Jack Butel
  • Stay Away Joe (1967)
    Elvis Presley & Katy Jurado
  • The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle (1967)
    Walt Disney

One place in Uptown Sedona that portrays the history of Sedona films is The Motion Picture Museum owned by Sedona Pines Vacation Resort. One reason we love living in Sedona is the unsurpassed scenery. Watch one of the many Hollywood Motion Pictures filmed in our infamous town to see what we reside in every day.

Impressed by Sedona’s natural beauty? You can make Sedona your home by purchasing a Sedona Property today.  Below are links to homes for sale in the main Sedona areas:

If you would like to tour Sedona homes for sale please Contact Us at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#61 – Black Cow Café
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Sedona

Most visitors express great desire to live in Sedona, and once they do live in Sedona they take advantage of every opportunity. We are sorry to say, that as long-time residents’ we often get caught up in daily activities that keep us from appreciating the great things Sedona offers. One thing we try to do every once and a while is to browse the shops of Uptown Sedona and enjoy Sedona’s best homemade ice-cream at the Black Cow Café.

How to Get There

The Black Cow Café is located at 229N State Route 89A. You can find it on the left-hand side as you enter Uptown Sedona just before Jordan Road.

We encourage visitors and residents alike to take the time to enjoy the incredible ice-cream and to-die-for pies and desserts made by the Black Cow team. With incredible staff, awesome food, and great location the Black Cow has always been one of our family’s favorites.

If you are like our family, after desert is done the women decide it’s time to shop, leaving the men to fend for themselves. When you men get tired of people watching you can scan our QR Code with your smart phones on the Sedona Real Estate Window Cling in the window of the Black Cow Café and other select Uptown Shops to view prices of Sedona property for sale.

If you are interested in viewing any property you can reach us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext. 253 or email us at Rob@SedonaProperty.net .

In the meantime you are always welcome to use our Sedona real estate website as a free resource and Search for Sedona Property online. You can also click here for a list of Uptown Sedona Homes for Sale.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate!

#60 – Sedona Oak Creek Joint Unified School District
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Sedona

If you are family moving to Sedona rest assured, our public, and private, school system is highly regarded. We feel strongly about preparing our children to be successful adults, beginning with education. All of our three children began their education in the Sedona-Oak Creek School District and were able to secure scholarships at Arizona State University to pay for a considerable portion of their college expenses.

Over the years, we have been involved in many school activities and have gotten to personally know many of the teachers and school faculty. Undoubtedly we feel that the group of educators in our local school district care for each one of their students and goes the extra mile to make sure each one is well prepared for their future.

Regardless if you decide to live in the Village of Oak Creek or in West Sedona the school facilities and extracurricular activities, along with the curriculum give many of our youth opportunities that we as children wish we had.

If you are a new family moving to the area please click one of the following links to find houses close to one of our local schools:

If you find a home that interests you please give us a call at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253, we would love to show you Sedona Homes for Sale or answer any of your questions.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate!

#59 – Jerome AZ
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Living in Sedona, we feel very fortunate for our location in proximity to the many interesting towns in the Verde Valley, particularly Jerome, AZ. Legendary for being the “One of America’s Most Vertical City” and “Arizona’s Best Ghost Town” Jerome is a must-see for any Arizona tourist.

We love Jerome for the year-round artistic atmosphere and unique boutique shops. Taking a drive up Cleopatra Hill to spend the day browsing and people watching is never a dull experience. During the month of October Jerome has several spooky events, including a Guided Ghost Walk and the Fireman’s Halloween Ball.

Jerome’s Halloween Ball

On Friday, October 29th the Jerome Firemen will host the 35th annual Halloween Ball located at Spook Hall on Hull Ave. This adult only ball has been voted the ‘best costume party in the United States’. Starting at 8pm this $10 event includes live entertainment and a cash bar, with all proceeds benefiting the local fire department. If you have too much fun in Jerome, don’t worry. There is a “haunted” hotel that may have space to accommodate “patients”.

The Haunted Hotel

We dare all of you audacious people to spend the night in the Jerome Grand Hotel in the days near Halloween. The hotel is located in the historically renovated building of twentieth century hospital that has been haunted since its days of treating patients with psychological illnesses. HauntedHouses.com claims,

“The people in the hospital and today in the hotel hear talking, coughing, hard breathing, moaning and cries of distress from pain on every floor, which came not from the living patients / people themselves but from past ones no longer there in bodily form.”

Spend a night in the Grand Hotel and you might just get more entertainment than you paid for.

If you are interested in reveling in Jerome’s unique atmosphere but would like to come home at the end of the day to a quieter ambiance, you may want to consider Sedona. Please click here to view a list of Sedona Property for Sale. To conduct your own search of Sedona/Verde Valley Real Estate please use our website’s Free MLS Search.

Contact us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253 with any and all questions.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#58 – The Oak Creek Band
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Music is a large part of the Sedona community with constant live music in Sedona at the Sedona Chamber Music venues as well as in 5-star restaurants, courtyards in Uptown, the Marketplace Café. If you are looking for a small-town that has local talent beyond their years, look no further than Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Sedona’s diverse music scene is supplemented by national artists that began their careers in Sedona AZ, who show continual love for where they came from. One group that continues to show Sedona pride is the Oak Creek Band.

The Oak Creek Band consists of six Sedona natives, four of which graduated from Sedona Red Rock High School (SRRHS). They toured this summer beginning in Lake Tahoe onto San Francisco where they opened for Michelle Branch (another Sedona native), continued to San Luis Obispo, L.A., and San Diego. The group ended the tour in their hometown at the SRRHS Performing Arts Center.

We would like to encourage our readers to enjoy dinner at the Marketplace Café tomorrow night and raise a glass to the Oak Creek Band. If you are interested in future gigs you can click here to check out the Oak Creek Band’s Website.

Event Details

The Marketplace Café is located in the Village of Oak Creek at 6645 S State Route 179 in the Oak Creek Factory Outlet Mall. The band begins their performance at 6pm.

Are you looking for a community that has small-town charm combined with big talent? Please visit our website for more information about the Sedona Area and Sedona Property for Sale. If you have any questions we are available at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office located at 2290 W State Route 89A in the Safeway Shopping Center (928-282-4166 ext 253).

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate!