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Christopher Todd sales brisk so far in Surprise

The new home leasing center for the Christopher Todd Communities On Mountain View, 14155 W. Mountain View Blvd., has opened and the company is reporting brisk activity so far. 

Costco's opening in Surprise was long-time coming

When you want something bad enough, sometimes driving to another state to get it is worth it.

Costco opens in Surprise to happy shoppers

The long-awaited opening of Costco is here.

Softball players want to step to plate in Sun City

Sun City softball players want to get back on the field.

Benevilla offers tax strategy workshop

Benevilla will present Ken Mueldener, CPA, PLLC, in an interactive workshop on smart tax preparation strategies 1:30-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Charitable IRA rollovers, gifts of appreciated …

Yesterday and Today

One of the first buildings constructed in Sun City was a medical office located directly behind the community’s first shopping center and across the street from what is today home to the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum.

Local authors offers free books about JFK assassination

Sun City West author and psychologist Dr. Diane Holloway Cheney wrote “The Mind of Oswald” in 2000, about Lee Harvey Oswald. She was working at Parkland Hospital as a psychiatric nurse …

Sixth ‘Finger Lakes Wine Trail’ mystery hits bookshelves

“Death, Dismay and Rose,” the sixth cozy mystery novel in local author J.C. Eaton’s “Wine Trail Mysteries,” is set for release Sept. 29. The novel takes place at the …

Getting to know the artists of Sun City: Bruce Cody

Since the early 1980s, Bruce Cody has been regarded as one of the premiere painters of large urban and small-town architectural motifs. His contemporary images range from high-rise towers with busy …

Yesterday and Today

Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave., became Sun City’s third recreation center when it officially opened in June 1967.

Knights collect food for Valley View

The Knights of Columbus in Sun City West were busy Aug. 22 gathering food for donation to a food distribution agency.

Getting to know the artists of Sun City: Aileen Garvey

As long as Aileen Garvey can remember, she has had a brush or pencil in her hand. Her artistic interests range from designing and painting cabinets for her home to painting a mural, beautiful …
Members of the Sun City Agua Fria National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter gathered remotely to ring bells in commemoration of National Constitution Day. [Submitted photo]

Agua Fria DAR chapter rings bells to celebrate Constitution Day

Members of the Sun City Agua Fria National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter celebrated National Constitution Day Sept. 17, meeting virtually to ring their bells for one …

DAR chapter presents POW-MIA flag to Sun City center

The Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter purchased a POW-MIA flag to be flown at the Bell Center, 16820 N. 99th Ave., in Sun City, to fly below the United …
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Artists by the Lake club hosts fine arts sale

The artists of the Artists by the Lake Club in Sun City will present a fine arts sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Wham Art Center, 16560 Dysart Road.

Astronomy lecture slated for Oct. 6

The West Valley Astronomy Club hosts a lecture with speaker Tom Field, contributing editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine for the past seven years, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Unitarian …
Crockett makes a splash during the Sea Lion Show at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park.

More amenities open at Wildlife World zoo

Visitors to Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park will find more of their favorite spots open since the facility’s move to Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

Lecture series begins at local church

“How to Live When Things Fall Apart” will be the topic of Rev. Anthony Robinson’s webinar lecture 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. This is the inaugural lecture in the Rev. Dr. Samuel …

Sonoran Desert Chorale announces ‘virtual season’

Sonoran Desert Chorale announces ‘virtual season’ The Sonoran Desert Chorale offers the first of its four regular concerts in this year's “Virtual …
"Captain's Catch," by Sun City resident Betty Shults is one of many local works on display at West Valley Arts new exhibit "Expressions of the West Valley." The exhibit debuted Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Arts HQ gallery, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza in Surprise and will last through Oct. 9.

Arts HQ in Surprise reopens with exhibit of local artists

To re-engage with the community face-to-face in a safe, creative environment, the West Valley Arts is presenting "Expressions of the West Valley," an exhibit featuring local artists Betty Shults, Frank Williams and Gerald Schwartz from Thursday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Oct. 9 at the Arts HQ Gallery, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza.
ProMusica Arizona's Women in Song [Submitted photo]

ProMusica Arizona receives grant funding

ProMusica Arizona’s vocal ensemble, Women in Song, which regularly performs throughout the Sun City area, has received funding from the city of Peoria’s arts grants program for a second …

Bellevue Heights Church hosts Sept. 20 concert

Trumpet player Dan Reed and pianist Nicole Pesce will share the spotlight in a concert Sunday, Sept. 20, which individuals may attend in person, at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive, or …
Dr. Danielle Goldfarb from Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Benevilla slates 3 presentations

Benevilla hosts its second “Caregiver Connect” event of 2020, which will take place as a live, virtual experience 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 12.

Priscilla Rose Duo returns to live shows with Glendale gig

The Priscilla Rose Duo are returning to the stage with a 6 p.m. gig Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Opa Life Greek Cafe, 9404 W. Westgate Blvd., Glendale, next to AMC movie theaters in the Westgate Entertainment Complex.
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