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Pandemic, other issues on seminar agenda

The status of the community under the pandemic and other timely issues will be discussed in a virtual seminar hosted by the Organization of HOAs.

Learn tips for emergency preparedness

Emergency preparedness can make all the difference when it comes to survival.

SCW homeowners make a change for safety

LED lighting for house numbers should be an easy fix, but a Sun City West HOA and business owner realized this was not the case.

Burglars look for opportunity

Having a home, vehicle or business burglarized can be a feeling of being violated, and it is something Sun Cities residents and business owners continue to experience.

COVID pushed changes in fire, police

When it came to the past year, Sun City West’s safety and traffic were among those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sun Cities COVID numbers increase nearly at flatline

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,497 on Feb. 26.

Up to 440 home lots planned near Peoria, Surprise, Sun City West

Up to 440 new home lots are planned for about 163 acres near the alignments of 115th Avenue and Williams Drive in Maricopa County near the boarders of Peoria, Surprise and Sun City West.

Committee looks deeper into new capital

It is the time of year when the Recreation Centers of Sun City West committees review the proposed budget, prior to it being presented to the directors on the governing board.
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The Artists by the Lake Club has chosen Georgia Feiste as its March artist of the month. Ms. Feiste has been painting since 2012, taking classes as a snowbird at the Artists by the Lake and Palo …
Several members of the Idaho State Club met to play golf in Sun City West. The ladies, Peggy Weigand, Jolene Johnstun, Joyce Bowlby and Karen Ferguson, played together at Echo Mesa while the male …
Rhonda Dean is a new member of the Tip Top Dancers and is taking jazz classes twice a week at the Marinette center. She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, but has lived in Phoenix most of her …
The Sun City National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Agua Fria Chapter, was honored at the chapter’s February virtual meeting with a program presentation by Evan Kobley, …
Benevilla will host a free estate planning workshop on Zoom with Attorney Mary A. Nykamp Tuesday, March 16.

Benevilla estate planning workshop on Zoom March 16

Benevilla will host a free estate planning workshop with Attorney Mary A. Nykamp at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 via the Zoom online platform.

Swimmer dives right in … with the sharks

Kathleen O’Brien-Lawrence was a member of the Sun City Starr’s swim team for many years and captured more than 100 medals for coach John Jorgensen. She was also a gold medalist at the …

Resident hopes to share home murals

Rebecca Martin, and emergency room physician of 40 years, has for the past three-and-a-half months been commissioning the artist Joseph Delligatti for her home's murals. Ms. Martin, originally …
Donations from the Central Arizona Friendship Force is loaded to be transported to the Thoreau Chapter house of the Navajo Indian reservation.

Friendship Force gathers clothing for Navajo

The Central Arizona Friendship Force, with members in the Sun Cities and Phoenix area, delivered 300 coats, hats and mittens to the Thoreau Chapter house of the Navajo reservation.
To increase the reach of its frequency, a new, 380-foot tower was erected in November 1985, and the old one, in background, was taken down. The new tower was more than twice the size of the old one.

Signs of the Past

One Sun City landmark that can be seen for miles is the red and white tower on Oakmont Drive behind the Grand Shopping Center.

Area authors announce latest mystery

Sun City West cozy mystery authors Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp, writing as J.C. Eaton, introduce “Murder at Classy Kitchens,” the third novel in their Marcie Rayner detective …
The National Geographic Live Speaker Series brings premium storytelling and visually stunning imagery to audiences with first-hand accounts of science, adventure and discovery told by world-class explorers who inspire change in the world. Above are filmmakers Bryan Smith and Keith Ladzinski. [Submitted photos]

Discover what happens behind the scenes during the next Nat Geo Live event

Discover what happens behind the scenes as filmmakers Bryan Smith and Keith Ladzinski reveal how they capture extreme feats of adventure in some of the world’s most remote and inhospitable …
From left, Larry Hill, Dan Krohn, Cheri Adams and Dave Albert perform as Cheri and the Pacemakers Feb. 27 in Peoria.

Classic rock combo coming to Peoria

Cheri and the Pacemakers will bring their live sounds to Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, at 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria, for a 6:30 p.m. show Saturday, Feb. 27.

Octogenarians golf tournament slated for April

A golf tournament for active Sun City women octogenarians is Monday, April 12 and Friday, April 16 at the Quail Run Golf Course (Saturday, April 17 is a rain date). Nine holes will be played each …
Pianist Nicole Pesce, a regular performer in the Sun Cities, presents another edition of the Great American Songbook 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, this month featuring classic songs with a ‘tip o’ the hat’ to the Irish. [Submitted photo]

Center slates virtual programs for older adults

The Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE), under the auspices of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides daily ZOOM programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, exploring …

New dinosaur discoveries explained at Nat Geo Live event

Groundbreaking new science is changing how people thought dinosaurs looked, moved and lived. Join the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts for the next virtual National Geographic Live event, …
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