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Sun Cities continue meal delivery

For some residents in the Sun Cities, home food delivery service is the only option for a hot meal.
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Signs of the past: Youngtown came first

“Live Here and Be Forever Young.” It wasn’t an advertising slogan for Sun City, but related to the marketing of Youngtown, Sun City’s next-door neighbor.The story of …
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Sun Cities residents concerned about big cats

In May Sun City residents Jow Delgardo and Bob Hayden were concerned when a litter of coyotes were using yards in their neighborhood as a nursery. This month Sun City resident Victor Vitez had his …
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New study shows virtual care is a priority for Sun Citians

Through the pandemic while people remained sheltered inside, health care was top of mind, including in the Sun Cities. A new CVS Health study finds people are now taking greater control of …
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Sun City quilters support women vets

Hoping to help women shifting from military service to civilian life, quilters in Sun City recently donated five quilts to VeteransFirst in Phoenix. Some women veterans struggle to establish a …

Benevilla supports seniors with grant

Benevilla was awarded a grant from Bank of America to support its mission of keeping seniors independent in their own homes for as long as possible. The grant is part of Bank of America’s …

Surprise-based Benevilla maintains 4-star rating

West Valley nonprofit Benevilla announced earlier this month that it achieved a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the second year in a row — showcasing its commitment to non-profit …

Connect offers rides to vaccinations

Community life is buzzing going forward from the COVID-19 pandemic phase.

AAUW food drive collects for Valley View food bank

Members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Northwest Valley branch, held a food drive July 4 for Valley View Community Food Bank in Sun City. Cash donations and hundreds of …

Sun City West Kiwanis donates books to hospital

The Sun City West Kiwanis Club is a Young Children Priority One sponsor. Young Children Priority One is a community-based service program of Kiwanis International that addresses the needs of children …

Who’s Who in the Camera Guild: Vera Markham

Vera Markham has been a member of the Camera Guild for about three years, after moving to Sun City. Her first exposure to photography happened many years ago due to her father’s own interest …

Band members include Bakken, of Sun City, Fred Rothert, head guitar and vocals, of Sun City, Randy Ferguson, drums and vocals, from Tonopah, Keith Watts, rhythm guitar and vocals, San Manuel, and Denny Sarver, upright bass and vocals, Maricopa. Not pictured is Bob Glidden, lead guitar and vocals, Edmonton. [Submitted photo]

Remembering Marty Robbins jam is Aug. 19

Remembering Marty Robbins open mic jams will be featured 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave. Reservations are required. Contact Madison at the Sun City Country …
Following more than a year marred by COVID-19, The West Valley Symphony announces a six-concert schedule at The Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise, beginning Nov. 21.

West Valley Symphony returns to Surprise in November

The West Valley Symphony launches its 53rd season with a diverse 2021-22 six-concert schedule under the baton of Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg at The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place …
The 12-plus harpists on stage at any HarpSynergy concert are students of harp virtuoso Heidi Hernandez. [Submitted photo]

More than a dozen harpists take the stage at Bellevue Heights Church

The sounds of HarpSynergy will be featured in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. Everyone is invited and there is no charge for admission. A free-will …
Brian Childress, Mike Giacalone, Jeff Leece, Rob Ywanauskas and Dave Raheb make up Western Fusion Band, who will play The Brookside II for regular country dance nights on Thursdays.

Country dance night back at Brookside II in Surprise

Country Dance Night is back at The Brookside II Sports Bar, 15710 W. Bell Road, Suite 115. Come out on Thursday nights for two free country dance lessons from AZ Boots and Dukes Dance Group. …
Sun City Players Community Theater 2021-22 seating chart. [Submitted photo]

Sun City Players ticket sales reveal new seating

Theater patrons who go online to purchase Sun City Players season tickets Aug. 1 will notice a change in seat arrangements. To ensure safe distancing between parties, Sun City Players Community …
Having downsized from a quartet to a trio, Guy Dobbins, Larry Kubyiack and Scott Severtson are still bringing Rockin’ The Blues back to West Valley stages, with two shows in Surprise this month and two more in Sun City.

Now a trio, Rockin’ The Blues returns to Surprise, Sun City

Local favorites Rockin’ The Blues are now a trio, and they have four gigs remaining this month in the area, with one coming soon in Surprise and two more following in Sun City. The current …
Members of the band are Dave Beaty (pedal steel guitar, vocals), Fred Rothert (lead guitar, vocals), Randy Ferguson (drums, vocals), Keith Watts (rhythm guitar, vocals), Denny Sarver (upright bass, vocals) and, not pictured, Bob Glidden (lead guitar, vocals).

Marty Robbins jams continue

Remembering Marty Robbins open mic jams resume Thursday, July 15 at Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., the new venue for the shows 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The M.R. …
Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform in Glendale on July 9.

Rose Duo planning Glendale gig

The Priscilla Rose Duo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9 at Charley’s Sports Grill, 8110 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale.

8-Tracks perform summer concert in Sun City

The 8-Tracks, an oldies/rock ‘n roll band, will perform 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at the Sundial Auditorium. The band has been together more than 25 years and has performed at various …

Local duo plays at Surprise restaurant

Fred Rothert and his wife Bonnie, Sun City residents making up the duo Fred & Red, will perform 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road. Their …
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