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SCW church offers event for healing

For people in Sun City West and the world, the COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in several areas of life. Many things were lost, including life, time and hope.

SCW Posse volunteers keep tabs on vactioners’ homes

The soon-to-be exodus of homeowners from Sun City West will kick the Posse volunteer Vacation Watch program into full swing.

Sun City West golf operations keep courses going

The seven golf courses operated by Recreation Centers of Sun City West adapted to the changes throughout the past year and are beginning the transition back to the way things used to be, with caution.

PORA relaunches education program

The pandemic temporarily halted the education program at the Property Owners and Residents Association, but classes are back and starting this summer.
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Banner Olive Branch Senior Center offers free rides to COVID-19 vaccinations

A Sun City senior center is ensuring easier access to COVID-19 vaccines with free transportation.

COVID case increase in Sun Cities small

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,722 on April 30.

Sun City West group discusses water management plan

Looking ahead to January 2025, Sun City West is preparing to make the appropriate water adjustments.

Sun City West Posse responds to community concern over patrols

Extra patrol vehicles will be on the streets of Sun City West.
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Luke Brown was honored by Estrella Chapter, NSDAR, as Dysart High School Outstanding Senior JROTC cadet this year. Regent Nancy Nixon assisted National Defense Chair Marsha Hanson in presenting …
Members of the Automotive Restoration Club of Sun City West set up their tables to display a collection of donated automobile parts and accessories at Lake Pleasant swap meet March 21. They sold …
Joyce McConville as born to a large family in the rich farm country of south-central Minnesota. She was raised in this area and took up photography early in life, filming family trips and …
The Palo Verde Artists have selected Alison Evans Killam as its artist of the month for May. Ms. Killam is a snowbird from Canada who has embraced the retiree life and winter in Arizona. She joined …
Benita Wykert, Volunteer of the Year, and president Tammy Early. [

Legion Post honors West Valley volunteers

The American Legion Post 62 hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner and celebration.
Bitsy is a female spayed domestic short hair mix cat up for adoption that is 8 years 5 months old.

Volunteers can help Pets find homes

The Humane Society of Wickenburg will attend Petsmart at 13764 W. Bell Road for adoption events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.
More than 210 people registered to receive the vaccine and a team of four pharmacists, 18 volunteers, one emergency medical services worker and one registered nurse had three injection points set-up to handle the vaccination recipients. [Submitted photos]

Community embraces Benevilla COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Benevilla invited community members struggling with getting their COVID-19 vaccination shots to attend their free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic April 24, at 16752 N. Greasewood …

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …
From left, Pam Harris, Maricopa East Community coordinator; Kathy Sjostrom; Judi Johnson, event chairwoman; Marge Clark; Sue Andrews; Geri McMenamy; Ruth Ann Keenan; and  Kathie Bridges.

Briarwood in Sun City West golfers gather luggage for children

The 9-Hole Ladies Golf Association at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, collected more than 30 suitcases for the Arizona Department of Child Safety during a charity event led by Judy Johnson.

Find hope and healing in local grief support group

A grief support group led by Dr. Ron Hornecker will meet weekly at First Baptist Church, 17419 N. Conquistador Drive, room 112, beginning Thursday, May 6 and ending June 10. Sessions will last from 1 …

Lord of Life presents duo in concert

The Lord of Life Lutheran Church concert series presents Laura and Alex, SoSco flute and guitar duo, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. SoSco is 100 percent instrumental and the two …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
Cheri Adams, Dave Albert, Dan Krohn and Larry Hill perform as Cheri and the Pacemakers May 1 at a new restaurant in Surprise, Chef Peter's Bistro.

Cover band debuts at Chef Peter’s Bistro May 1

Cheri and the Pacemakers is coming to is a new venue for the band in Surprise next month.
“Nunsense” at Arizona Broadway Theatre stars, clockwise from top left, Kathi Osborne, Renee Koher, Alexia Lorch,Blair Beasley and Liz Fallon.

Curtain to rise on ‘Nunsense’ at Arizona Broadway Theatre

“Nunsense,” written by Dan Goggin and having made its Off-Broadway debut in 1985, opens its run Friday, April 23 at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane.

Combo planning Cinco de Mayo gig in Peoria

Cheri and the Pacemakers will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an upcoming gig in Peoria.
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