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Peoria Business & Commerce Reporting
Peora News & Local Opinion
Sports and West Valley Preps Reporting
The statewide wave of COVID-related high school football game cancellations and changes hit the West Valley in earnest this week.
Peoria Neighbors & Good News Reporting
Peoria Neighbors
Melissa Hunt, a Peoria resident, works at QuickPass.

Meet Your Neighbor: Melissa Hunt

Melissa Hunt, a Peoria resident, works at QuickPass.
Peoria resident Charlie Unsworth, 17, was awarded the Gold Award, the highest honor available to high-school-aged Girl Scouts.

Going for the Gold: Peoria resident earns prestigious Girl Scout award

Ever since Peoria resident Charlie Unsworth, 17, was enrolled in a Montessori preschool, it sparked a passion for gardening and growing produce.
Independent Newsmedia’s 2021 wall calendars will be available Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Independent announces 2021 calendar photographers

Independent Newsmedia is happy to announce the photographers chosen to have their work featured in the 2021 Scenic Wall Calendar.

Peoria wants to hear from residents on shopping, dining habits during pandemic

The city of Peoria is conducting consumer research to learn about the shopping and dining habits of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TJ Farms’ booth from opening night of the former Peoria night market.

Peoria night farmers market canceled

The Wednesday night farmers market in Peoria is no more.
Sun City resident Beth Olive crochets plastic mats for homeless veterans.

Peoria Legion unit coming to aid of homeless veterans

Peoria’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62, Sun City’s Caring Angels and the Arizona Daughters of the American Revolution-Agua Fria Chapter created and delivered backpack care packages to homeless veterans who are receiving cancer care at the Phoenix VA Health Care Facility.

Surprise, Lake Pleasant power centers to host scavenger hunt

Four local shopping centers are looking for spooky sleuths this Halloween season during the Spooky Scare-enger Hunt, a socially distant week-long scavenger hunt event with freebies and fun.

Peoria residents may enter utility box art wrap competition

The city of Peoria wants to make the streetscape more beautiful by showcasing artwork designed by members of the community on utility boxes throughout the city. The city is expanding on the pilot …
A flathead catfish as pictured at fishaz.azgfd.com.

Lake Pleasant hosts flathead catfish survey

Biologists conducted their annual flathead catfish electrofishing survey in September, Arizona Game & Fish reported Oct. 14.
The view on Skunk Creek Trail north of Bell Road in Glendale.

Peoria to hop on projected 1,500-mile linked trail system

A massive network of walking, hiking and biking trails eventually will connect Las Vegas, Nevada, with Douglas, Arizona, with portions in Glendale and Peoria along the way.
Peoria Education Reporting
Peoria Entertainment Reporting
Eydie Sharp Harrington, left, and Bill Dyer are among the cast of “A Curiouser Nutcracker.”

TheaterWorks adds holiday touch to immersive production

Following the success of TheaterWorks’ immersive theater experience “Curiouser & Curiouser,” the Peoria theater will stage a new holiday version of the production, “A Curiouser Nutcracker.”
Steve Russell will perform at Sunset Bistro twice this month.

Singer planning two Peoria gigs in October

Multi-instrumentalist Steve Russell will be performing twice this month in Peoria.

Pleasant Harbor to host Trunk N’ Treat

The Haunted Harbor Trunk N’ Treat is coming to Peoria 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant, 8708 W. Harbor Blvd.

The man, the myth, the legend: Danny Zelisko tells all

Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko’s rise from everyday Chicago civilian to one of the most influential concert promoters in the southwest is a feat he owes to grit and tenacity. He grew up in a …
“Charlotte’s Web,” which played at YouthWorks in January of this year, earned a Zoni for Best Overall Production for a Youth Play.

TheaterWorks earns ‘Zoni’ for best youth production

TheaterWorks earned an ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence for its youth program, YouthWorks.
Residents take in the fun at previous Monster Bash parties in Peoria.

Halloween Monster Bash to host drive-through fun

This year the city of Peoria’s annual Halloween Monster Bash has a new twist – it will be a drive-through experience with interactive elements and treats from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.
Chris Hamby, left, and Andre Licardi.

West Valley pair up for this month’s Governor’s Arts Awards

Two members of the Peoria arts scene are among 37 finalists from 16 Arizona communities selected for the upcoming Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards.
Robert Englund starred in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1984.

Classic scary movies coming to Peoria Harkins in October

October Fright Nights return to the Peoria big screen every Friday and Saturday.
Kevin, Dan, Fabian and Joe as AZ Playbacks are performing in Peoria Oct. 7 and Oct. 24.

 2 Peoria gigs coming up for AZ Playbacks

AZ Playbacks have two Peoria gigs coming in October.
Peoria Artisan Brewery will host Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Oktoberfest celebrating the season coming to Peoria

The 5th Annual PAB Oktoberfest returns to Peoria 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Peoria Artisan Brewery, 10144 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 130.