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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.

Sun Cities COVID cases increasing but only slightly

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 6,159 on July 30.
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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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Lou Mancuso target of Sun City West recall election

After several contentious meetings and a vocal community, a member of the Recreation Centers of Sun City West board will face a recall election. RCSCW officials scheduled the election for Monday, …

COVID cases in Sun Cities continue to show minimal increase

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 6,108 on July 23.

Posse raising funds for children

The Sun City Posse, in conjunction with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 3, needs residents’ help for its “Stock a School with Supplies” program.
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Aileen Garvey has been selected as the August artist of the month for the Artists by the Lake Club of Sun City. As long as Garvey can remember, she has had a brush or pencil in her hand. Her …
Sun City West Kiwanis welcomes Memo and Trisha Rivas, owners of Memo’s Bistro, pictured above with Carole Bakken, as their newest corporate member. Memo’s Bistro, a Sun City West …
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 …
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 …
From left are President Carol Byrne, Vice-President Kathy Ulincy, Secretary Margaret Oliphant and Treasurer Linda Osgood.

Our Lady’s Guild officers plan for 2021-22

New officers of Our Lady’s Guild of Prince of Peace Parish were installed in May and over the summer have been planning activities for the coming year. All ladies of the parish are …
Members of the American Association of University Women, Northwest Valley branch, gathered for the group’s July Summer Survivor luncheon at Chef Peter’s in Sun Village. Pictured from left are Rosemary Dougherty, past president and hospitality chair of the event, Sharon Astle, past president, and Suzanne James, current president of AAUW.

AAUW ‘Summer Survivors’ meet for lunch in Surprise

Members of the American Association of University Women, Northwest Valley Branch, recently gathered for the group’s July Summer Survivor luncheon at Chef Peter’s in Sun Village in …
On Sept. 26 Surprise Stadium will host a 5K for Women’s Health presented by the Sun Health Foundation.

Sun Health Foundation leads 5K for women’s health in September

Join Sun Health Foundation for the 5K for Women’s Health walk/run at Surprise Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 26. Check-in for this fun-raising event begins at 7 a.m. and the race start time is at 8
Joan Sisco, left, of VeteransFirst, accepts five quilts for women veterans from Shari Heath, representing Friendship Quilters, Fabric Artists of Sun City. [Submitted photo]

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 Home Services volunteers deliver groceries to a homebound senior.

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 …
The Intergenerational Program is one of many award winning programs Surprise-based Benevilla offers in the community.  This picture was taken pre-COVID-19.

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 …
Joni Harms

Western entertainer Joni Harms comes to Sun City

The new concert series, “Sundays With Dan,” will continue at the Copper Penny, 10765 W. Peoria Ave., 2-4 p.m. Aug. 15. This month’s featured artist is Western Music Hall of Fame …
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. …
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