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Peoria Business & Commerce Reporting
Peora News & Local Opinion
Sports and West Valley Preps Reporting
Glendale Prep's gym sported a laid-back vibe for its 2A girls volleyball play-in game against Tombstone Nov. 10, cruising to victory while friends and former teammates watched on Zoom. A few miles down the road that night, a tense Liberty gym brimmed over with emotion
Peoria Neighbors & Good News Reporting
Peoria Neighbors
The Peoria Diamond Club staffs volunteers for spring training in Peoria.

Diamond Club collecting unwrapped toys for children

After embarking on a successful partnership with Peoria Unified School District since 2014, both groups again aim to bring holiday cheer to local families in need. Out of nearly 40 schools in the Peoria Unified School District, 20 are classified as Title 1 schools, of whom the majority of students are on public assistance, in transition, or in some cases, homeless.
Unit 62 vice president Stephanie McMullen presented Jordan Lusby of Surprise with a National ALA Good Deed award.

Peoria auxiliary unit honors Surprise teen for good deeds

On Veteran’s Day, Peoria’s American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 62 awarded 11-year-old Surprise resident Jordan Lusby a National ALA Good Deed award for her efforts to bring joy to youngsters all over the Valley.

Registration open for Peoria nonprofits participating in 2021 Arizona Gives Day

Coming off a record-breaking outcome in 2020 when Arizona Gives Day raised $6.1 million for nonprofits across the state in the midst of a national pandemic, registration and re-enrollment is now open for Peoria nonprofits interested in participating in the 24-hour online fundraising event, on April 6, 2021.
St. Mary’s Food Bank is teaming with Albertson’s and Safeway to host Super Saturday on Nov. 21.

Super Saturday Turkey Drive coming to Peoria locations

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s annual Super Saturday is just around the corner.
Parker Fairchild makes her home in Peoria.

Peoria author’s new novel available this month

A Peoria author’s first novel will be published this month.
Liberty Neighborhood Park opens Nov. 7.

Liberty Park in Peoria opens tomorrow

Liberty Neighborhood Park opens Nov. 7.
Peoria’s Veterans Memorial is located at Rio Vista Community Park, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road.

Peoria to present online Veterans Summit

Join the city of Peoria and Reveille Foundation for a Veterans Summit 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9.
Peoria resident Jewel Ray Chaudhuri will be the principal speaker at the AAUW’s general meeting Nov. 19 in Sun City West.

Peoria resident featured speaker at upcoming women’s meeting

A Peoria resident will be the principal speaker at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) upcoming general meeting.
A 330,000-square-foot smart luxury community dubbed Paradise @ P83 has opened in Peoria.

Luxury smart apartments open in P83

A 330,000-square-foot smart luxury apartment community dubbed Paradise @ P83 has opened in Peoria.
Meals of Joy head Chef Jack Kastel, left, and founder Larry Cervarich with meals packaged for delivery.

Taste for Joy to introduce Peoria seniors to meal program

Meals of Joy, a Litchfield Park-nonprofit that delivers fresh weekday lunches to seniors across the West Valley, including Peoria, will hold its first-ever drive-thru event Saturday, Nov. 14, at First Baptist Church of Garden Lakes, 2517 N. 107th Ave., Avondale.
Peoria Education Reporting
Peoria Entertainment Reporting
Santa meets kids during last year’s holiday gatherings at Park West in Peoria.

Holiday events coming to Park West

Park West shopping center, located at 9744 W. Northern Ave., in Peoria, has three new community events coming up for the holiday season.
Ron Jessurun as “Ronnie Wood” and Mick Adams as “Mick Jagger” portray The Rolling Stones in the tribute band, Mick Adams and The Stones.

Rolling Stones tribute band planning 3 Peoria gigs

The Rolling Stones tribute band -- Mick Adams and The Stones -- are planning three shows in Peoria this month.
Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith and Brad Sullivan star in 1987’s “The Untouchables.”

Peoria theater to celebrate Sean Connery with movies

Arrowhead Fountains 18, at 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, will celebrate the career of Sean Connery this month.
Actors prep for a rehearsal of "Pandemic Play."

Peoria High drama students to stage ‘Pandemic Play’

Drama students at Peoria High School are kicking off their 2020-21 season with a production titled, fittingly, “Pandemic Play.”
Theater Works and Peoria-based Iron Key Studios partnered to bring the appearance of stain glass art to the entryway that opens the action of "Curiouser & Curiouser," which closes this weekend.

Curiouser crew leaves stamp on performing arts center

Theater Works’ pandemic bending production of "Curiouser & Curiouser" has left its stamp on the local theater scene with a complete sell out of the extension, which runs through Nov. …

Drive-Thru Boo Bash this Saturday in Peoria

A safely distanced trick-or-treating event is coming to Peoria on Saturday.
Eydie Sharp Harrington, left, and Bill Dyer are among the cast of “A Curiouser Nutcracker.”

TheaterWorks adds holiday touch to immersive production

Following the success of TheaterWorks’ immersive theater experience “Curiouser & Curiouser,” the Peoria theater will stage a new holiday version of the production, “A Curiouser Nutcracker.”
Steve Russell will perform at Sunset Bistro twice this month.

Singer planning two Peoria gigs in October

Multi-instrumentalist Steve Russell will be performing twice this month in Peoria.

Surprise, Lake Pleasant power centers to host scavenger hunt

Four local shopping centers are looking for spooky sleuths this Halloween season during the Spooky Scare-enger Hunt, a socially distant week-long scavenger hunt event with freebies and fun.

Pleasant Harbor to host Trunk N’ Treat

The Haunted Harbor Trunk N’ Treat is coming to Peoria 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant, 8708 W. Harbor Blvd.