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New Sun Cities COVID cases going downward

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases in the last month through Oct. 22.

IRS letter nothing to worry about

Sun City Community Assistance Network offices received numerous calls from residents concerned about a recent correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Surprise OKs digital billboards on Loop 303 stretch

The City Council approved the three billboards on a half-mile stretch of Loop 303 in north Surprise despite outspoken objection from a couple of dozen nearby residents of Corte Bella, on the other side of the highway from Surprise.

RISE gala celebrates 25 years

An organization that prides itself on education for adult learners celebrated 25 years of service.

Seniors search for prescription savings in Sun Cities

Prescribed medication is not an option for everyone in the Sun Cities, simply because it is too expensive. But there are ways to save.

Coffee with SCW Posse commander

Sun City West residents shared confidence and concerns during coffee with the commander.
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Billboards highlight next Surprise City Council meeting

Billboards will highlight the agenda at the next Surprise City Council regular meeting.

Free breakfast workshop in SCW

Savings and retirement are two important topics in Sun City West.
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The Tip Top Dancers are holding a used costume sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 in the Marinette center auditorium. The club has a variety of costumes for sale including patriotic themes, …
Judy Brooks, Angela Quinn and several other members of the Encore Needle and Craft Club have hand-crafted donations for Hospice of the Valley. They made rice bags (can be chilled or warmed for …
The Sun West Art Club offers a series of “Try Me” art workshops beginning Oct. 26. Each workshop will concentrate on learning about and trying a single art medium. There will be one …
The Rotary Club of Sun City West met Aug. 20 in the Quail Room in Sun City West. One if its members, Hal Lind, presented the topic “Ten Top Technologies of the 20th Century,” which …
One team at the Sun Health Foundation 5K Sept. 26, the Royal Doo-Wops comprised of Sun Health Foundation’s Directors of Philanthropy, their friends and family. The Royal Doo-Wops, from left, are Pat Walsh, Stephanie Walsh, Pamela Gralton Kohnen, Bonnie Robinett, Claudia Cucitro and Dominique Dancause.

Sun Health Foundation 5K raises $31,000

On Sunday, Sept. 26 at Surprise Stadium, more than 180 people of all ages crossed the finish line during Sun Health Foundation’s 5K Walk/Run for Women’s Health in support of healthier …
The City of Volunteers statue at Lakeview Center, 10626 W. Thunderbird Blvd., was placed there to symbolize how the community was taken care of by its residents through volunteer activities.

Signs of the past

Signs along major arteries passing through Sun City used to proudly bear welcome signs, proclaiming Sun City the “City of Volunteers.”
The Benevilla Educational Event Series continues with “Confident Caregivers Caring for Those with Dementia.” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 focusing on the challenging behaviors that may develop to those with dementia and how caregivers can address these changes with confidence.

Benevilla prepares pair of online workshops

Benevilla presents its next Live Zoom Educational Workshop at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. “Smart Gifting Strategies to Utilize in Unprecedented Times” features guest expert, Stephen …
Karen Hodes served carrot cake she baked using an updated version of one of the earliest American carrot cake recipes, the recipe used by President George Washington’s steward Fraunces at the first presidential residence in New York

Daughters gather for education, dessert

Members of the White Tank Mountains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met Oct. 3 to learn more about its namesake, the White Tank Mountains, from Karen Krause of the White …
Cary Burns

Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus touts music leader

Over the past 45 years, the Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus has had many leaders as officers on the chapter’s board of directors. It has also had some excellent chorus directors, including its …

Signs of the past

John Meeker wanted to give prospective purchasers a taste of the social life in Sun City that was more impressive than entertaining them at the local coffee shop.
Obits & Memorials
Rev. Fr. William was born on June 21, 1938, in El Paso, Texas, to King William Young and Pat Fellers Young. He graduated from Ysleta HS in 1956 and received his BA from the University of Texas, El …
Connie born in Wauseon, Ohio, January 4, 1938 artist (oil painter) and long-time resident of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. She was known for her paintings of a …
A life well lived is precious. It is filled with hope, strength, grace and devotion. A life well lived is a legacy of joy, love and laughter that our hearts will always treasure. It is with …
William, died peacefully on July 16th 2021 at his home in Sun City West, AZ with his wife Linda at his bedside. He was 92 and his passing was the result of a 15 month struggle with congestive heart …
Entertainment & Things to Do
Arizona Philharmonic performs for the first time at the Vista Center for the Arts Oct. 30. Tickets at thevistaaz.com/azphil. [Submitted photo]

Arizona Philharmonic announces 2021-22 season debut at Vista Center for the Arts

The Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil), Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, launches its new five-concert season for 2021-22 Oct. 30, with the baroque orchestral performance of …
The Mavericks recently won the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award. Experience them live Feb. 10 and 11 during Wickenburg’s Gold Rush Days festival, at the Webb Center. [Submitted photo/Erika Goldring for Getty Images]

All tickets to the Webb Center’s 20th anniversary season now on sale

All tickets to the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts’ 20th anniversary season of events are on sale now to the public. The Wickenburg theater schedules a diverse lineup of artists and …

Church announces live concert

Grace Community Church, 16165 W. Mountain View Blvd., is hosting two live concerts in November, featuring Sonoran Skies, a Sun City Grand based band. The first concert is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 and …
WHAM Art Association announces the seventh annual “Bowls of Hope” event. [Submitted photo]

Bowls of Hope, WHAM help fight hunger

WHAM Art Association announces it will host the seventh annual “Bowls of Hope” event for the West Valley. Bowls of Hope will be held in conjunction with WHAM’s Art Bazaar and …

Garage band Still Above Ground performs Oct. 17

The Sun City West garage band, Still Above Ground, performs 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at 13307 W. Crown Ridge Drive. Still Above Ground started out last April with two guitarists, Cheryl Uhles and …
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