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Get a taste of home in Sedona

Gerardo’s Italian grill expands, but says he’s not leaving Payson

Gerardo Moceri says he can’t escape the rumor that he’s leaving Payson.

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Historic house now a wellness center

Penny Navis-Schmidt, a longtime counselor for Rim residents, has expanded her practice in the historic Hilligas House (see history of the building below), 700 W. Main St., and now shares the space with Dale Bellisfield and Lori Martinez.

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Owner growing Granny’s in Payson into a destination

Antique store strives to create an experience

Step inside Granny’s in Payson and you are on the overflowing edge of a cornucopia of wonderful collectibles.

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Craft beers, gourmet pizza — what’s not to like?

Residents lined up waiting for Pine’s Old County Inn to open

It hadn’t even opened yet, but last week car after car stopped at the Old County Inn in Pine, hoping the restaurant had opened.

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Family-owned Payson Concrete celebrates a solid, half century

After 51 years in business, Payson Concrete and Materials, Inc. remains pretty much the same.

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McDonald’s coffee grounds go to schools

Arizona McDonald’s “McCafé School Gardens Grow!,” a coffee grounds recycling initiative is helping teach Arizona students about the importance of recycling and reuse. McDonald’s restaurants are partnering with schools statewide to recycle their used coffee grounds and help school gardens grow.

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Vintage Roost would smell sweet by any other name

The Swiss Village shopping center is filled with unique-smelling shops — from the wax for the hand-dipped candles at the Payson Candle Factory to the chocolate at the Fudge Shop. But the sweetest smell of all now wafts from the the Vintage Roost.

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Sawmill Theatres changing with the times

You can’t find everything in a small town like Payson.

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Jeri J’s Indian Fry Bread now at Western Village

It’s got a new home and a new color scheme, but more importantly, inside the fry bread at Jeri J’s has not changed.

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Making way for custard

Culver’s demolishes former Pirate’s Cove for new restaurant

Break out the wrecking ball. Crews quickly went to work Monday demolishing the former Pirate’s Cove and miniature golf course near Miss Fitz 260 Cafe.

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Thai Cafe: Same savor, new address

Ayothaya serves up distinctive dishes in Bashas’ shopping center

After five years at the corner of Manzanita Street and Highway 260, Ayothaya Thai Cafe has relocated to a smaller location.

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Kevin Dick earns financial adviser award

Kevin Dick, an independent financial adviser affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network, has achieved Commonwealth Leaders status for 2016.

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Nonprofits have major economic impact

Arizona’s array of nonprofit groups not only help people — they help the economy, according to a report based on state data.

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Furry Friends in operation for 30+ years

It’s rare that a small business lasts more than a few years these days. But among the business success stories in Payson is Furry Friends. After 31 years, owner Terry Ford still loves coming to work every day at the same quaint location off South McLane Road, near the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

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Jakes Corner celebrates centennial of service in April

It has survived many owners, a fire and a slew of rowdy nights as semi trucks replaced stagecoaches on the one of the main routes to Rim Country.