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Verde Valley

Posted on: December 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

This week’s show is a special Arizona Weekend Explorer, where we visit the Verde Valley in central Arizona. A great way to start your weekend is with a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad located in Clarkdale. 

Make sure to visit the Douglas Mansion (Arizona State Parks) in Jerome. The museum features photographs, artifacts and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3D model of the town with its underground mines.

The Mile High Grill and Inn offer live entertainment every weekend, and the Grill is a great place to enjoy the local atmosphere. If your goal is a romantic getaway, the seven room Bed and Breakfast is the place for you. Built in 1899, the Clinkscale Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Old Town Cottonwood is becoming the new Napa Valley where our fine foods complement fine wines. Abbie’s Kitchen serves high-end comfort foods in a small, 1920’s home that has been renovated with intimate dining rooms and a commercial kitchen, which is also the hub of their full-service catering business. 

The Copper Art Museum is Arizona’s newest art museum which is in perfect unity with the former company-town of Clarkdale, a City Beautiful Movement town founded in 1912. Clarkdale was built by Senator W. A. Clark “America’s Copper King” for the mass-production of industrial copper from 1915 to 1953, which was exported throughout the world. The museum’s collection is the “largest return of copper”, “back” to both Clarkdale and the “Copper State” and showcases what man created with the red-metal while it was away.

Finally, experience Arizona fine wine at the Four Eight Wineworks, the Arizona Winemakers Cooperative in Clarkdale.

Mile High Grill & Inn

Posted on: December 5th, 2014 by xmlrpc

The restaurant seats seventy, is intimate enough for a party of two yet roomy enough for your bachelorette party of twelve. The Mile High Inn, located upstairs from the Mile High Grill is quaint and infused with Victorian high ceilings, original oil paintings and most importantly, cozy and comfortable beds. The Mile High Grill and the Mile High Inn truly complement each other. With live entertainment every weekend, the Grill is a great place to enjoy the local atmosphere. If your goal is a romantic getaway, the seven room Bed and Breakfast is the place for you.

Built in 1899, the Clinkscale Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Jerome Historic District, 66000196.) These walls have seen it all. Undertakers, madams, a candy store and even a ghost kitty have all resided here at one point or another. Some still do. Our invisible residents have been known to play a few pranks on guests and staff alike, often moving towels and pillows. If your bedding appears ruffled or ‘dented’ in one specific spot or you feel something rubbing against your legs, don’t be alarmed, it’s only Sipps, the resident ghost kitty. You can try to pet him, but then you would just look silly. If you want to hear more about the ghosts of Jerome, jump on a haunted Tour of Jerome.

Owner Liz Gale has been in Jerome in one form or another since 1968. Her passion isn’t just the Mile High Grill, her passion is Jerome. Seriously. It really is Jerome. In all of its copper mining, ghost haunting, motorcycle riding, crazy, hippie, openly liberal, closeted republican, artist, intelligent, informed, dog loving, beer chugging, gay friendly, wine sipping, story-telling, book reading, the local drinking on the steps watching the tourists, you never know if you’re talking to a best-selling author, rock star or guy living in a tent on the hill glory, she can’t imagine being anywhere else.

For more information, please visit www.milehighgrillandinn.com

AZ Animal Welfare League

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by xmlrpc

This week on Su Vida, we visit the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), Arizona’s oldest no-kill animal shelter. We’ll see how AAWL rescues dogs and cats, their education program, and how you can help.

Also on the show, we’ll take a look at the 2014 Hispanic Women’s Conference, interview HBO Latino star Carmen Peláez, meet two local UFC fighters, and check out the movie “Spare Parts”.

Local UFC Fighter

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by xmlrpc

John Moraga is a Phoenix native from the Maryvale neighborhood and ASU graduate. He is now a fighter on the first UFC event in Phoenix on December 13th, squaring off against Jussier Formiga. Buy tickets! John talks about what Hispanic Heritage month means to him and how he plans to help his community in the future.

Hispanic Women’s Conference

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by xmlrpc

JR attends the 29th Annual Hispanic Women’s Conference 2014 and speaks with  attendees who express the importance of the event and how it inspires, innovates, and empowers women throughout the city.

Over 3,000 women gather at this two day event that touches on Professional Development and Leadership Institutes, including health awareness, fashion show, exhibit center, and much more. 

 

For more information, please visit Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC).

Carmen Pelaez

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Vanessa visits the 29th Annual Hispanic Women’s Conference and has a chance to interview writer, actress and director, Carmen Pelaez. Ms. Peláez was honored with the Award of Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the 2014 Hispanic Women’s Conference.

For more information, please visit Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC).

AAWL Overview

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Overview of the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA. We’ll learn about the great services Arizona’s first no-kill shelter is doing for our local dogs and cats. From the rescuing to adoption. Including a visit to the adoption store inside the Chandler Mall. 

For more information, please visit www.aawl.org

Arizona Stronghold Wines

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Some say, Arizona Stronghold Wines put Arizona on the wine map. We head to Arizona Stronghold’s winery in Camp Verde to see how they make their award-winning wine.

For more information, please visit www.azstronghold.com

Four Eight Wineworks

Posted on: November 9th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Four Eight Wineworks, the Arizona Winemakers Cooperative. Located at 907 Main Street Clarkdale, AZ.

For more information, please visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/four8wineworks

Verde Canyon Railroad

Posted on: November 9th, 2014 by xmlrpc

A great way to start your weekend is with a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad located in Clarkdale. The Verde Canyon Railroad is a heritage railroad making a 20 mile trip between Clarkdale and Perkinsville.  Riding these old rails is a great adventure for anyone who loves history and the romance of the railroad, and you can’t beat the scenery of Sycamore Canyon. In the glory days of the iron horse, the train station was typically the bustling hub of every small town across America. Those times may have passed but Verde Canyon Railroad is doing its part to ensure that they are not forgotten. An essential part of the Verde Canyon Railroad journey is time at the depot prior to departure. Open daily, the depot is home to Boxcar Gift Store, Copper Spike Cafe, Whistle Stop @ Milepost 38 and John Bell Museum.

For more information, please visit www.verdecanyonrr.com

Abbie’s Kitchen

Posted on: November 9th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Old Town Cottonwood is becoming the new Napa Valley where our fine foods complement fine wines. Abbie’s Kitchen serves high-end comfort foods in a small, 1920’s home that has been renovated with intimate dining rooms and a commercial kitchen, which is also the hub of their full-service catering business. Preparing comfort foods people usually don’t think of or take time to prepare themselves. Pastas, dressings, sauces and desserts are house-made, including the crackers for their  delicious soups. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Walk-ins are always welcome, however, reservations are suggested to be sure a table is available. Please call (928) 634-3300.

For more information, please visit www.abbieskitchen.com

Copper Art Museum

Posted on: November 9th, 2014 by xmlrpc

The Copper Art Museum is Arizona’s newest art museum which is in perfect unity with the former company-town of Clarkdale, a City Beautiful Movement town founded in 1912. Clarkdale was built by Senator W. A. Clark “America’s Copper King” for the mass-production of industrial copper from 1915 to 1953, which was exported throughout the world. The museum’s collection is the “largest return of copper,” “back” to both Clarkdale and the “Copper State” and showcases what man created with the red-metal while it was away.

 
The Copper Art Museum features exhibits of copper art and collections for study, which were made by coppersmiths, soldier artists and braziers; many of whom were masters in their trade. Artifacts displayed have an emphasis on American and European works-of-art from the 16th to 21st century. The affinities and history of copper is also featured and is very fascinating, bringing forth forgotten stories, legends and mysteries.
 
The Copper Art Museum features what man created with the metal copper. The museum is divided into 6 major categories:
 
Information Room
Military Art Room
Art & Architecture Room
(also including a Religious Art Room)
Kitchenware Collection
Drinkware Collection 

For more information, please visit www.copperartmuseum.com