The Toasted Owl Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ

The Toasted Owl Café was one woman’s dream that was only waiting for opportunity and time to become a reality. Being a former English teacher in the Phoenix area, Cecily Maniaci arrived in Flagstaff, AZ three years ago in pursuit of her ‘Toasted Owl’ dream. Combining her one ‘toaster’, one hotplate, and 5 table operation […]

Holiday Craft Shows in Flagstaff

Holiday craft shows in Flagstaff have always proven to inspire the Christmas spirit in my “I can’t believe it is Christmas time again” attitude.  Upon entering a craft bazaar, my attitude converts to excitement as I see the amazing things people have creatively hand-crafted.  Flagstaff is known for being an ‘artsy’ town, and the holidays […]

The Literacy Center of Flagstaff, AZ

The Literacy Center of Flagstaff, AZ displays volunteerism at its finest.  Volunteerism has been a part of our national heritage since before the Civil War.  The Huffington Post and the U.K.-based Charities Aid Foundation in December of 2014 states, “About a billion people around the world give their time to help others.”  In their March 2015 […]

Flagstaff Spring Events

One thing I enjoy about Flagstaff, AZ is our spring season. Our bulb flowers usually arrive pushing themselves up through  snow.  Despite our frequent spring snow storms and unpredictable weather, Flagstaff blooms beautifully and maintains a variety of events in spite of the unique weather.  A wide range of events are being offered in Flagstaff. […]

Bluegrass in Flagstaff – The Burnett Family

When I first heard the Burnett Family Bluegrass Band, I was wide-eyed AND tongue-tied!  We had been invited by friends to the Coconino Center of the Arts for a family friendly concert gathering.  I unknowingly thought it was a talent show where families present their talents.  I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered  

Bill Grafton, World War II Veteran

“My name is William Lamar Grafton but everyone calls me Bill.”  This is the first sentence in Bill’s autobiography titled:  “Before and After General Patton”, copyright February 28, 2008.  He is an amazing man who loves America, baseball and apple pie! Bill was born at home in Meridian, Mississippi on November 11, 1924.  He was the […]

Kelly Janecek, Art Walk Featured Artist

The June 3rd Art Walk in Flagstaff, AZ featured artist, Kelly Janecek, at Criollo restaurant. Ever since Kelly was a young child, she noticed color. She enjoyed seeing artists creating and displaying their art. Today, she continues being drawn to the creative side of the people around her.  Kelly’s growing passion for art and being […]