March 27 , 2009

Fullshow - The Red River is lapping up against hundreds of thousands of sandbags up in the Mitzy country of North Dakota. While a young Johnny Cash sings "...how high's the water Mama?" we all hope for the best ~ feel confident that what settles in all this will be attended to by the thousands of American volunteers, National Gaurd and a FEMA group that learned a thing or two with Katrina.

News - We collected 9 segues from today's show: One Tyrus wishes Joni a Happy Happy Birthday, she turns 28 today, and off camera told her she didn't look a day over 21. They mention that First Friday is right around the corner, April 3rd, and that next Saturday is the 2nd Gathering for Mother Earth out at Cameron. Cameron recently gained national attention because it is being courted by two wind power energy companies that are vying for exclusive rights to develop a very significant wind farming installation in the Cameron area.  The Sempra Energy and Citizens Power Companies have been invited to attend the Gathering to put forth information on their development proposals.Two Joni tells us about an email we recieved from from Bob Reyes, Adjutant over at the American Legion Post #3 on Birch St., looking to raise awareness, and financial support, for "The Wall That Heals" : Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Fund. This traveling memorial is a half scale replica of the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC and is scheduled for appearance in Flagstaff July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2009. Your Donation To Support The Flagstaff Observance Can Be Made To:ALR Viet Nam Memorial Fund - Chase Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. Three Tyrus and Joni praise our City Hall reporter, Kimberly Ott's great talent as a news and information presenter. Four Tyrus and Joni talk about the Coconino Hogh School Robotics team...the "CocoNuts" They are doing quite well in FIRST competitions and recently qualified for the FIRST World Championships in Atlanta, GA. The event takes place April 16-18 at the Georgia Dome. The team is graciously accepting donations to help pay for their travel and entry fees. It costs $5000 to enter the competition, and will cost another $5000 to fly the team out to Atlanta and for our hotel. If you would like to make a donation to the CocoNuts, please contact coaches David Thompson (david.thompson@nau.edu) or Christine Sapio (csapio@fusd1.org.) Five Here, Joni tells us that for Easter she will be with her parents to help them celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary (they dated for 5 years prior to tying the knot) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Six A reminder that the NAZ Bookfest is coming up next month...and an intro to Tony Norris. Seven We remember that Earth Day celebrations and festivities will be coming up soon. April 18th, to be exact. For more info on this you may want to visit the CITY EARTH DAY PAGE Eight Tyrus and Joni talk about people already starting to get their garden thing on...Joni thinks about a garden on her balcony.. Nine Joni gives us the scoop on the North Dakota flooding.

Kimberly Ott - The times are a changing...before the City budget axe falls here and there ~ we citizens have opportunities to make ourselves heard. No, it's not like they will be giving us a vote on line items, but the City does want your input. Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 PM, you may want to stop up to the Flagstaff High School mini-auditorium to listen to what general spending and cuts are planned for our next fiscal year AND beginning at 6:30...they want to hear from YOU the TAXPAYER, their CONSTITUENTS...you! Visit the City Website to keep up on other such events in our community.

AZDailySun - Editor Randy Wilson hosts our AZ Daily Sun segment this week: Reporter Betsy Bruner gives us an update on the slew of Antique happenings that have been rolling through town lately. She also reminds us of the Home and Garden Show and the Antique Appraisal and Fair are here this weekend. Randy talks about a great new book Resurrection, Glen Canyon and a New Vision for the American West, written by Annette McGivney, with photography by James Kay. Joe Ferguson tells us about the return of celestial object to the Meteor Crater: the stolen meteorite was returned after 41 years.

Hottie and the Fatso - Are back! This year, however, they are looking for Easter ideas that deviate from the traditional family luncheon out, but are instead turning to a local business which makes and perveys affordable and sweet Easter treats you, and your Easter egg hunters, are sure to love. They take us to our very own chocolatier, Nanette at Brookside Chocolates Company in the Old Town Shops at the corner of Leroux and Birch, to hop us through some affordable Easter surprises.

David Grandon - Our ears and eyes in the Flagstaff art scene, gives us the low down on the art news this month. His shop has expanded, or rather de-subdivided. This week he shows us a pic of the shop he now occupies as it looked in 1915 ~ and gives us some hints of the Sidewalk Chalk Art Walk already in the planning stages. Don't forget First Friday Artwalk is April 2nd!

Tony Norris - This week Tony tells a tale many of you will need to get out your credulity walker to navigate through...it is just that cinematic and poetically striking. Really, all kidding aside, if it's Americana you love, with some sublime storytelling, you won't want to miss this week's entertainment. For more of Tony, his performance schedule, visit his website.

Mitzy Bellini - Just got back from sand bagging in Fargo. If you'd like to volunteer we suggest you may want to visit the Volunteer Match website. She manages to give us the complete roster of Spring events happening in and around Flagstaff for this week... even with all that sand under her fingernails we still love her. You can always e-mail her with activities you would like mentioned at mitzybellini@gmail.com

Sinaqua High School - Sinaqua High School does their thing again this week ~ Tennis before April... That's right. Before Easter has come and gone the Flagstaff Eagles and Sinaqua Mustangs are seen here battling things out on the tennis courts at Thorpe Park this past week. The Eagles prevailed 8-1, swept doubles and won 5 of the 6 single matches. But then this is the first year for Sinaqua to have a tennis team... they'll develop into a great team, we're sure. In softball Sinaqua lost to Alache Junction 5-4 in spirited play.

Rob Dowers - from Eagle 103.7 is back with the FLAGNEWS week ahead in weather. Looks like we are in for a cool trough followed by a warming trend. Just in time for Easter.


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