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Flagstaff Orphan Thanksgiving: A Love Story

Written by: Rachel Stevens This is not your average love story. I love fall. I love everything about it: the way leaves dance to their deaths, the comfort of closing windows and dusting off jackets…I’m even that jerk for whom pumpkin spice can do no wrong. And maybe it’s my late-twenties ennui speaking, but there’s something about November that makes me particularly sentimental. Actually, two things: Thanksgiving and Flagstaff. A family affair To really grasp this love story, you need...

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10 Reasons You Should Spend Your Happy Hour at Pita Jungle

Written by: Emily Hoover So I know what you’re thinking: Pita Jungle? Why should I spend my precious mid-afternoon drinking time at a chain when I could be visiting a multitude of places in downtown Flagstaff, each complete with daily drink specials and creative snacks? Because drinking is friggin’ expensive, that’s why. I don’t know about you, but I don’t always have the money for a $12 glass of Malbec that’s on sale for $8 or an aged cheese board (and I love cheese). That’s...

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5 Lessons Learned at the Flagstaff Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk is pretty much THE THING in Flagstaff, an event of cultural significance with such magnitude that pretty much anyone who lives here, from out-of-state freshman to 80-year-old geriatrics like myself, knows what it is and has attended frequently. I’ve lived in Flagstaff for something like six years now. That means, to college students, I’m basically Old Man River over here, leaning on my cane in the front yard while I wheeze into a handkerchief and rebuke...

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Blood Lust: How to Fall in Love at Flagstaff’s Annual Zombie Prom

Written by: Rachel Stevens Ah, Halloween. A time for ghouls, goblins, scantily clad girls and boys, and, for some lucky devils, love. I’m talking about Flagstaff’s Zombie Prom, the annual occasion to dust off ugly outfits, don some fake blood and dollar store makeup, and fall head over high heels. This year’s event will take place October 25th at The Green Room, and I’m already obnoxiously excited. For those of you asking if finding undead love is possible, fear not. Thanks to last...

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Drinking for Free at Flagstaff PD: An Experiential

Prologue “How would you like to assist Flagstaff PD in composing their Field Sobriety Tests?” This single question was the beginning of a strange, awesome experience a couple weeks ago. For four hours, myself and about 20 other individuals spent the evening drinking for free at the Flagstaff Police Department, while surrounded by police officers itching to administer field sobriety tests. This is the tale of that experience. Chapter 1: This section is brought to you by paranoia When...

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Drinking With Children: Eff You, Connect Four

Written by: Kama Shockey If this is not a movie title yet, it should be. Imagine the review. Drinking With Children, a drama that follows one mom on her quest to enjoy a glass of wine while her daughter searches for the bar that will give her the most cherries in her sprite. Starring someone way more awesome than the real mom on this real quest right now. Rated R for language and scenes of a child. In a bar. Belly-up. In fact, this real mom is me, that child is my daughter, Isabel, and while I...

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5 Reasons Why Flagstaff Cornucopia Ruled

Held on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Thorpe Park, Flagstaff Cornucopia is one of the newest local festivals trying to make its mark. Keep Flag Happy was lucky enough to have a booth at this year’s event, and had a first row seat as to why this festival has a good chance of becoming another Flagstaff festival staple. Here are the top 5 reasons why Flagstaff Cornucopia ruled: 1. It’s a true fall festival Everything about Cornucopia screamed the end of summer. Between the pumpkin patch,...

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