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By Jerry Cecil PLLC | Agent in Prescott, AZ
  • Volunteering in Yarnell

    Posted Under: General Area in Prescott, In My Neighborhood in Prescott  |  July 13, 2013 12:39 PM  |  498 views  |  2 comments
    The past few days I have been volunteering in Yarnell. I started off watching over the desk for the Prescott Realtor Association at the Yarnell Community Center. There wasn’t much traffic moving though there so I asked what else I could do. I signed up at the local bank for general volunteer work. I was informed that the town was in great need for sandbags. The monsoon season is quickly approaching. Given that much of the western side of the town has burned, heavy rain would cause heavy damage with nothing to slow it down. Anyway, so I have been building sandbags. At the same time I have been able to meet many people who live in the town. I have met many local people, including, the chairman for the local firefighters in Yarnell and the owner of the Ranch House Restaurant. The people in Yarnell are extremely easy going and seem very resilient. I am proud to be helping out such a closely knit community. I hope to be in Yarnell as much as I can to provide assistance in the next several weeks.

  • The Fire Truck Procession in Prescott was Magical

    Posted Under: General Area in Prescott, Quality of Life in Prescott, In My Neighborhood in Prescott  |  July 8, 2013 11:48 AM  |  602 views  |  No comments
    Yesterday, I watched the fire truck procession as it moved through Prescott carrying the fallen 19 firefighters. It was really a magical moment. There were dozens of motorcycle policemen leading the procession. Each firefighter’s remains were driven in a separate Hearse. There were several fire trucks that followed the procession. But that’s not the only magical thing I saw. I watched the citizens of Prescott. They lined the streets by the hundreds. They patiently waited hours for the procession. They spoke with strangers next to them. All of these people outdoors. What a great tribute to these firefighters, many of whom, were avid outdoorsmen. Then, when the procession was over, they patiently drove in heavy traffic back to their homes. I heard no horns honking. No one tailgated the car in front of them. No one seemed to mind waiting. The respect for the firefighters created this moment. Wouldn’t it be nice if people always treated each other this way? Maybe Prescott could stay this way by keeping the memories of these firefighters alive…..Maybe. Will you help me try?

  • The Yarnell Fire and the Loss of our Firefighters

    Posted Under: General Area in Prescott, In My Neighborhood in Prescott  |  July 5, 2013 9:55 PM  |  491 views  |  No comments

    I am shocked and saddened by the loss of 19 of the Granite Mountain hot shot crew. This tragedy brings into focus the enormous risk these guys take to fight wildfires to protect us. The first thing I think we need to do is truly remember those that were lost. This is a day that we all need to remember in Prescott and in Arizona. June 30th is a day that should be reserved as a remembrance day for our town. Also, we need to reach out to their families as much as we can and remember their sacrifice. I will be doing my best to make sure that these guys are not forgotten.

    I just attended a town meeting in downtown Prescott to address how to help families of the lost firefighters and to help the people of Yarnell. What I saw there was amazing. I have never felt a bigger part of Prescott than tonight. This town is coming together in amazing fashion to provide help. I saw several people from local businesses stand up and offer their help and donations. It seems as though profit and all personal gain has been thrown out the window to help people in need. The highest tribute Prescott could offer our fallen firefighters is to conitune to help each other.

    Yarnell fire
  • Cities/Towns Named Prescott

    Posted Under: General Area in Prescott, In My Neighborhood in Prescott  |  July 5, 2013 9:53 PM  |  495 views  |  No comments
    Prescott's P Mountain
  • USA Today Article about Prescott Golf

    Posted Under: General Area in Prescott, Entertainment & Nightlife in Prescott, In My Neighborhood in Prescott  |  July 5, 2013 9:48 PM  |  601 views  |  No comments

    I saw this article in USA today about golfing in Prescott. I found the article at;

    http://traveltips.usatoday.com/golf-courses-prescott-arizona-12114.html. It is written by Susan Sedgwick. Check it out.

    Prescott's mountainous surroundings offer great views for golfers.(Photo: golf club image by cico from Fotolia.com)

    golf picture

    Located 90 minutes north of Phoenix, Prescott is a popular retirement community nestled in the Bradshaw Mountains. It sits at an 5,000-ft. elevation and features a scenic high desert landscape. The town is adjacent to the Granite Dells, a striking geological area with lumpy, rippled granite boulders that have eroded over centuries. Prescott's golf courses offer views of both the Dells and the mountains. Golf weather is generally good year-round, though July and August are prone to afternoon thunderstorms.

    Prescott Lakes Golf Course

    Prescott Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole course situated in Prescott Lakes, a planned community in the town's foothills. The course has a par of 72, and is rated 72.7 with a slope rating of 132 on blue grass. The course was designed by PGA champion Hale Irwin in 2000, and meanders through 12-acres of hills, wild grasses and scenic reservoirs. Golfers can enjoy views of Granite Dells, as well as the snow-capped peaks and Ponderosa pine forests of the Bradshaw Mountains. Prescott Lakes is semi-private and tee times may be limited for non-members.

    Prescott Lakes Golf Course

    315 E Smoke Tree Lane

    Prescott, AZ 86301



    Antelope Hills Golf Courses

    Antelope Hills Golf Course is home to two 18-hole municipal courses with distinct terrains. The North course, established in the late 1956, has a par of 72 and a rating of 69.7 with a slope of 121 on blue grass. The traditional tree-lined course features small greens that require technique, rather than power. The South Course, created in 1992, also has a par of 72, with a 67.8 difficulty rating and 109 slope rating on blue grass. It offers wide open tracks, large greens and obstacles, making it substantially different than the North Course. Both offer backdrops of the Granite Dells and sage-covered hills. Antelope Hills has hosted several PGA and USGA events, including the US Open Qualifying and PGA Pro-Ams.

    Antelope Hills Golf Courses

    1 Perkins Dr.

    Prescott, AZ 86301-8458



    StoneRidge Golf Course

    The 18-hole StoneRidge Golf Course has a par of 72, and a course rating is 71.2 with a slope of 132 on blue grass. Opened in 2002, it is a daily fee public course which was designed by Randy Heckenkemper. It features wide fairways surrounded by landscapes of Ponderosa pines, pinon trees, desert scrub oak and native grasses. The course is set in Prescott Valley, and offers sweeping, panoramic views of the Mingus and Bradshaw mountains ranges. StoneRidge has a large clubhouse and a pro shop, as well as banquet halls for corporate tournaments and large groups.

    StoneRidge Golf Course

    1601 N. Bluff Top Dr.

    Prescott Valley, AZ 86314-1901



  • Prescott's Best Restaurants

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Prescott, Entertainment & Nightlife in Prescott, In My Neighborhood in Prescott  |  July 5, 2013 9:45 PM  |  632 views  |  No comments

    The restaurants listed below are mostly locally owned. Prescott does have restaurants like Olive Garden, Red Robin, Macayo’s, and Texas Roadhouse that are part of national chains.

    Best Italian


    Papa’s Italian

    129 N Cortez

    Best Mexican



    216 N Montezuma St

    Best Family


    Gurley Street Grill

    230 W Gurley St

    Best Sandwiches


    Pangaea Bakery

    220 W Goodwin St

    Best Happy Hour


    Prescott Brew Company

    130 W Gurley St

    Best Sports Bar

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    The Office Restaurant

    128 N Cortez

    Best Steakhouse

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    Prescott Steakhouse

    520 Miller Valley Rd

    Best Oriental



    1781 E Hwy 69

    Best Outdoor Seating


    Raven Café

    142 N Cortez

    Best Breakfast


    Dinner Bell

    321 W Gurley St

    Best Burgers


    Brown Bag

    150 E Sheldon St

    Best Fine Dining


    Murphy’s Restaurant

    201 N Cortez

  • Prescott Golf: Habitat for Humanity Tournament

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Prescott, In My Neighborhood in Prescott  |  July 5, 2013 9:44 PM  |  521 views  |  No comments

    The Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity Charity Golf Tournament took place yesterday at Hassyampa Golf Club. The tournament is an excellent cause as it helps Prescott Habitat for Humanity build another home for a needy family. The link for the Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity is here; http://prescotthabitat.org/

    Hassayampa Golf Club
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