Artistic Couple Inspired by Nature
Dec13

Artistic Couple Inspired by Nature

S ara and Larry Cornwell get inspired when they look at a gourd, and they have seen their share of the woody plants. The Prescott couple are officially self-described Decorative Gourd Artists, and their work speaks for itself. Bold and beautiful leaf patterns stenciled, carved and scored into the body of gourds, and many more ornate styles, often with natural and wildlife accents. “The thing I like about gourds is they are all...

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Yavapai Youth Choir Candlelight Christmas Program
Dec13

Yavapai Youth Choir Candlelight Christmas Program

The Yavapai Youth Choir is hosting its annual Christmas program this year on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., in Prescott. The concert will set the tone for the season with candlelight ambiance. A selection of music from the most traditional and sacred Christmas songs, to secular, to non-standard, are to be performed, said YYC Director Arlene Hardy. Yavapai Youth...

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In the tradition of pioneer Mary Ramos, Highlands Center encourages interest in traditional uses of native plants
Dec13

In the tradition of pioneer Mary Ramos, Highlands Center encourages interest in traditional uses of native plants

By Joanna Dodder Nellans Faith Roelofs lifted her basket and removed several Central Highlands plants as she described their uses: piñon pine needles for making cough syrup, honey for dressing wounds, Mormon tea for congestion, and willow bark for pain relief and inflammation. Her salve was made of piñon pine tree resin, beeswax and lard. The moldy bread served as an antibiotic on wounds and infections. Faith was sitting in the...

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