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Speed remains hot concern in Sun City

Traffic issues continue to be a major concern for some Sun City residents.
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Mountain View gets phased approach in Sun City

A new approach to the reconstruction of Mountain View Center will allow Recreation Centers of Sun City officials address other pressing issues.

COVID case increase in Sun Cities barely noticeable

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,922 on June 18.
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Sun City clubs safe so far from IRS challenges

Recreation Centers of Sun City West officials are dealing with some noncompliance issues with the Internal Revenue Service regarding its clubs, but chartered clubs in Sun City do not have those issues so far.
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AAUW members are surviving summer

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Northwest Valley branch, recently hosted its June Summer Survivor Breakfast at Tivoli Gardens.  The July Summer Survivor luncheon is at …

Signs of the past

Sun City crossed Grand Avenue to begin Phase 2 in 1969, and the new development was unlike anything in Arizona.

Benevilla teams up with ‘CARS’

For the first time, Benevilla officials will give residents the chance to support charitable programs and services through vehicle donations.

Northwest Valley Connect seeking volunteers

Northwest Valley Connect, a nonprofit that serves nearby residents who need transportation assistance, is seeking additional volunteers to help the cause.

Signs of the past

The first homes built in Sun City had few frills, but it wasn’t long before Del Webb Development Corp. officials realized prospective buyers wanted and had the means to pay for nicer homes.

Who’s Who in the Camera Guild: Leonard Longo

Leonard Longo grew up in a small town near Hartford, Connecticut, and attended culinary school in Providence, Rhode Island. He eventually moved to the west coast to pursue his career in the culinary …

SCW Kiwanis contributes to Beads of Courage

Christy Puetz, representing Beads of Courage, spoke at the June 1 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sun City West. Beads of Courage is a Tucson-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the …

Sandra Harris [Submitted photo]

Faith Presbyterian Church celebrates Independence Day with patriotic music, worship

Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., hosts a free Fourth of July event 10 a.m. featuring a patriotic worship service with special guest Sandra Harris singing “The Star Spangled …

Sounds of the Southwest Singers perform July 4 concert

The Sounds of the Southwest Singers perform 6 p.m. Sunday, July 4 at Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. The concert features songs of “faith and freedom,” …
“Zen” by Arizona resident Giai Tat is one of the embelished masks on display as part of the “From Darkness to Light” exhibit now on display at Arts HQ in the Surprise Civic Center. Tat wrote that it has been an honor to be asked to embellish this radiation mask for Cancer Support Community Arizona. Art therapy is for everyone, and it does not matter what your age is, whether you are a man or woman, or what your race or situation is, art makes everything better.

Masks continue journey to Arts HQ in Surprise

Cancer Support Community Arizona, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that delivers free support services, programming, and resources to cancer patients and their families, is kicking off National Cancer …
Connor Simpson and Natalie Mason. [Submitted photo]

Teen singing duo opens summer concert series at Bellevue Heights

The first of five Summer Sundae Sunday concerts at Bellevue Heights Church is Sunday, June 20 and will feature the vocal talents of Connor Simpson and Natalie Mason. The concert will begin at 6 …
The Priscilla Rose Band features, from left, Ray Carter, Priscilla Pinches, Jack Lake Jr., and Rich La Rose.

West Valley combo planning Surprise gig

The Priscilla Rose Band will perform a West Valley gig this month.
Meals of Joy's Duck Derby will be virtual this year; organizers are hoping to top the $11,000 raised during 2020's virtual event.

Meals of Joy Duck Derby fundraiser returns July 4; someone will win $1,000

Meals of Joy, a nonprofit meal delivery service for seniors, will hold its fourth annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Sunday, July 4.

Dan Reed, Nicole Pesce perform in concert

Dan Reed, trumpeter, and Nicole Pesce, pianist, are teaming up and presenting a concert 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. They blend every style possible …
St. Joseph's Youth Camp provides numerous outdoor activities for particpants.

Camp seeks Valley teens to serve as summer youth camp counselors

After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 for many Arizona overnight summer camps, the 2021 summer camp season is a light of fun at the end of a tunnel.
Young ballet dancers practice under the watchful eye of Tasha Stramecki.

Southwest Ballet Theatre names new artistic director, head instructor

Southwest Ballet Theatre announced the selection of Tasha Stramecki as its new artistic director and head ballet instructor.
“All In CASH,” tribute to Johnny Cash by Steve Christiansen returns to I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise, May 22.

Cash tribute, blues band finish month at I and J Fountain

I and J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise, hosts two more big shows this month: • All In Cash, a “Man In BlacK’ tribute show from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 22.The …
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