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Sun City Fire District dealing with pension funding

Like other agencies across the state, Sun City Fire District officials are struggling to find a solution to the ever growing retirement liability.

‘Hike for Hope’ benefit for West Valley nonprofit coming to Peoria

The seventh annual Hike for Hope benefiting Billy’s Place will take place 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will start and finish in WestWing at Copper Hills Church near Sunrise Mountain, 27035 …

Sun City fire, medical units rolling constantly

How busy is Sun City Fire and Medical Department? Busier than nearly all others in the state, according to call volume.

Help available for overdue APS bills in Sun Cities

Overdue APS bill? Maybe Sun City Community Assistance Network can help.

RCSC wants volunteers for Mountain View committee in Sun City

Recreation Centers of Sun City officials are looking for some dedicated volunteers from the community to help them determine the scope of renovations at Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave.
Opinion

Foulke: Be patient with pilots training

It is now 10:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. Several aircraft have departed from Luke Air Force Base, but it is now very quiet. I know that the noise will resume and it will be often throughout the day and …

Hickman: New board chairman shares vision for county

You may have heard I got a promotion of sorts; this year, I’ll be leading the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as Chairman. In many ways, it’s like being the captain of a ship that has already charted a good course.

Hillyer: Enforcement making big impact on roads in Sun Cities

As we left for the summer last spring I noticed speed enforcement being done on R.H. Johnson Boulevard between Bell Road and Camino Del Sol.

Bellows: RCSC seems to have double standard in Sun City

Is it unrealistic to expect payment from the recreation center in a timely manner?

Robinson: Sun City veteran thank you note was well received

Sunday, when I got back to my car after shopping at the Fry’s at Grand and 107th avenues, there was an envelope on my window saying, “Thank you, veteran.”
Clubs

Non-partisan group, Sun City Democrat club spend ‘Morning at the State Capitol’

The non-partisan Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and the Sun City Democratic Club collaborated to offer their members a “Morning at the State Capitol” Oct. 24. Speakers for this …

PA club slates ‘Zingo-Bingo’ event, lunch

The Pennsylvania Club hosts a “Zingo-Bingo” game and lunch Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Quail-Coyote Room, Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Members and their guests are welcome. …

Artist of the month, November demonstrator announced in Sun City

The Artists by the Lake have named Mark Christopher its artist of the month.

Sun City club marks a day of remembrance

Shirley Staggs, regent, and Twila Lobitz, vice regent for the Sun City Agua Fria Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently welcomed Andy Simoneschi, a first …
Business

Sun City West Real estate firm seeks donations for elderly

A Sun City West Realty firm is conducting a drive to provide needed items for the elderly.

Classes provide insights on wellness

A three-part series of no cost community classes about living free of dementia and enjoying wellness for a lifetime will be presented by Dr. Timothy Gerhart, local author of the recently published book ”Living Free of Dememtia” and Founder of Renovare Brain Wellness Clinic.

Sol Flower scheduled wellness classes in Sun City

Sol Flower of Sun City officials invite the community to learn how to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit by attending one of their free health and wellness classes in the new year.

Abrazo Arrowhead surpasses surgical robotics milestone

Surgeons at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale completed more than 5,000 robot-assisted surgical procedures, a milestone for the Northwest Valley hospital known for its surgical programs.
Entertainment
Ken Jaeger is seen as conductor of The Glendale Summer Band during a past Summer Band concert series in Glendale.

Sun City Concert Band set for new year of shows

        Concert Band set for new year of shows New director Ken Jaeger takes over starting Feb. 29 The Sun City …
Mary Harrison directs “Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church” opening Jan. 10 at Mountain View Recreation Center in Sun City.

Sun City Players open new show, ‘Revival,’ at Mountain View

The Sun City Players Community Theater opens its run of “Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church” 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at …
Gaylan and Em Taylor and Steve Godfrey will perform Jan. 18 in Surprise.

Surprise stage to host Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door are playing 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at I & J Fountain, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. The Couple Next Door …
The 2019 Sun City Art Show Judge’s Choice Award went to Victoria Blaker for her work “Under the Sea,” a quill and ink with watercolor abstract entered in the Professional category.

Annual art show making return to Sun City

      Art Show making return to Sun City Artists welcome to submit works for consideration The annual Sun City Art …
Neighbors
This F-16 Fighting Falcon from Luke Air Force Base was photographed in 2015.

Luke searching for hero to experience F-16 flight

To showcase Arizona citizens doing amazing things in local communities, paralleling the efforts put forth by airmen every day, Luke …

Veterans install new officers in Sun City

The North West Valley Veterans Association installed new officers for 2020 at its monthly meeting Jan. 18 at Sunland Memorial Park, …
Del Webb Sun Cities Museum, 10801 W. Oakmont Drive, Sun City before the pink paint job.

Next Del Webb Sun Cities Museum gala set for March

Northwest Valley residents can help keep the history of the Sun Cities alive by attending the annual Del Webb Sun Cities Museum gala.
Pictured with the children by the Friendship Bench are Lions Marge and Tom McGlincy, Zuni Hills assistant principal James Clow, principal Krista Lynch, Terri Smith, assistant to Councilman Edwards, Lion Paul Yopps, and of course “LEO”.

Zuni Hills gets latest Friendship Bench

      Zuni Hills gets latest Friendship Bench Peoria Pioneer Lions Club project will add 16 new benches this year A …
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