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SUN CITY WEST NEWS
News
LIBRARY

R.H. Johnson library update

R.H. Johnson Library reopens Wednesday, Sept. 28.
PICKLEBALL

Peak pickleball season ahead

Despite several triple-digit temperatures throughout the summer, one outdoor sport continues to have players show up to the court ready to play.
FACILITIES

Reciprocal facility use agreement studied in Sun City West

Sharing facilities based on a reciprocal agreement could be an option for Sun City West.
CLOSURE

Phase 2 of R.H. Johnson parking lot begins next week

Work in the R.H. Johnson parking lot will move into Phase 2 on Sept. 28 as contractors finish the area around the library and move to the lot around the pickleball courts, Men’s Club and Auto-Restoration Club.
WATER

Fugitive water concerns committee

Failing drip systems and irrigation pipe leaks are wasting water throughout Sun City West.
EXERCISE

Senior fitness: Plenty of dos and don’ts

Dick Fortier says a lot of seniors have a “used to” way of describing their exercise routine.
Subscriber Exclusive

Sun Cities voters have decisions to make

Sun Cities residents will have some hard decisions to make in the general election in November.
News

Abrazo offers heart, stroke screenings

Low-cost vascular risk assessment screenings will be offered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale.
MCSO

MCSO chats with Sun Cities residents

Community outreach is important for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
News

Sun Cities new COVID case jump up slightly

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases by ZIP code in the last month through Sept. 16.
SCAMS

Scammers more common than ever

Residents who are looking for love need to make sure they are not looking in all the wrong places.
CLOSURE

RHJ Library remains closed

The R.H. Johnson Library, Sands Pickleball Courts, Men’s Club and south Auto-Restoration Club parking area will remain closed for at least another week for soil stabilization as part of the parking lot project.
Subscriber Exclusive

Sun City senior expo just around the corner

Senior residents will have plenty of opportunities to find what they need during the fall senior expo.
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SUN CITY WEST CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
Clubs
On Sept. 16, Jim Mulry spoke to the Sun City West Rotary Club about the need for medical equipment in Africa and other surrounding countries. Mulry is the Head of Diagnostics for The Merck Global …
The Sun City West Yoga Club welcomes two new instructors to its fall 2022 schedule, which begins Oct. 1. Bonita Smulski and Suzanne Stowell will be joining the club’s team of certified …
“Have quilts, will travel” could be the motto of Rip ’N’ Sew’s subgroup, Quilts for a Cause. Even having the Sun City West clubhouse closed for refurbishing …
The Music Club of Sun City West is starting the 2022-23 season with an updated website, music.scwclubs.com. Over the summer, the club also added a Facebook Group, Sun City West Music Club. The online …
In late August, members of the Mac-Cro-Knit Club formed as assembly line and filled 144 crocheted or knitted bags made by the members with donated travel size toiletries and other personal items that …
Obits & Memorials
RACHEL MCLEOD DONOHOE Rachel McLeod Donohoe passed peacefully away, surrounded by family, on September 18, 2022, at the age of 93, in Sun City West, AZ. She was born April 7, 1929, in Bellingham, …
Russell, son of Arnold and Sara (Erickson) Larson, was born on March 27, 1926 in Seymour, Wisconsin. Russ went to be with his Lord Jesus on September 20, 2022. Russ was brought into the Kingdom of …
Jamie passed away August 27, 2022 at  Mountain Vista Hospital at the age of 42. Jamie was born in Des Moines, IA but moved to Mesa, AZ when he was 15.He attended Apache Junction High School; Al …
Roy, 86, of Sun City West, AZ (formerly of Bloomington and Roseville, MN) passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at his residence on Wednesday, 7/13/22. He was born on 8/17/35, in …
Neighbors
Monthly classes for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice independent living skills are scheduled from 10 am. to noon on the third Tuesday of each month.
It’s back! Motors and Meals will make its return after being idle during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sun City West resident Richard Lee Tucker has a new book out. Entitled “Birds and Beasts I Have Known,” the book recounts a number of close encounters and “conversations” …
Sun City resident Ferris Whitfield has recently published her new book as an ebook on kobo.com and bn.com, coming soon to kindle. “Life After Death: A Widow’s Journey of Love” is …
Earlier this summer, the members of Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church welcomed Pastor John Maroni to serve as their new Senior Pastor. Pastor Maroni is a native of Youngstown, Ohio. He …
Entertainment & Things to Do
Art from Ground Floor Artists is at The Vista Center for the Arts lobby in Surprise

Art Exhibit continues at Vista in Surprise

Ground Floor Artists sponsors a juried art exhibition and sale located in The Vista Center for the Arts lobby through late October. The Vista is at 15660 N. Parkview Place, Surprise.

Dinner, entertainment series returns

Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., will open its 2022-23 “Thursdays@Faith” dinner and entertainment series with the Classic Jukebox Band Oct. 13, with dinner at 6 p.m. …

Musical group plays at local church

The musical group Colour Blinde will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Drive. Colour Blinde first began performing at a church in Scottsdale in 2008. …
The AZ Swing Kings perform in concert. Their next show in Surprise will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Grace Community Church in Sun City Grand. Grand residents will add vocals to the performance.

Swing Kings set up show at Sun City Grand church

The next AZ Swing Kings Jazz Orchestra concert event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 concert at Grace Community Church in Sun City Grand, 16165 W. Mountain View Blvd., Surprise.
Richard Tucker

Versatile artist performs at Sun City West church

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd., presents Richard Tucker performing 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Tucker has entertained the church numerous times with his harmonica and now …
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