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Sun City condo group plans to keep working

Following one of the busiest years in recent memory, the Sun City Condo Owners Association leaders are ready to contiue serving associations in the new year.

Sun Cities residents have COVID questions

As vaccinations against COVID-19 begin to filter toward the general public, Sun Cities residents continue to have questions about the virus and the vaccine.

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …
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RCSC committee function could change in Sun City

A new purpose for a Recreation Centers of Sun City standing committee drew opposition from a resident and two board members.
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Benevilla thanks board after trying year

Benevilla leadership recently thanked its board of directors who have successfully met head-on the challenges of 2020 and the COVID19 pandemic.

Free Zoom event for Arizonans with Parkinson’s

Those among the nearly 18,000 Arizonans living with Parkinson’s Disease can register for “New Frontiers in Research and Care,” a free educational event live on Zoom 1-2:30 p.m. …

Briarwood Country Club golf associations donate to Soldier’s Best Friend

The 18-Hole and 9-Hole Ladies Golf Associations at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, chose Soldier’s Best Friend as their holiday charity this year, for the third …
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Sun City resident Joe Delgardo recognized for diversity efforts

Sun City resident Joe Delgardo will be honored with a diversity award by the city of Tempe.

Residents can glean with Desert Garden

Desert Garden United Church of Christ is inviting the community to join its team in gleaning for St. Mary’s Food Bank. For 10 weeks, from Jan. 21 through March 25, volunteers will gather at …

Daughters observe hat day and women's suffrage

The Estrella Chapter of the American Daughters of the Revolution observed a hat day for their Jan. 14 virtual meeting. Each member was encouraged to wear any kind of hat to the meeting. Nancy …

Pilates offered by DanceSensations

Above is DanceSensations’ new Pilates instructor Valerie Moore-Colvert with some of the props used during class. Ms. Moore-Colvert has been teaching Pilates for 11 years. Class meets 2:30 …

Gaylan and Em Taylor and Steve Godfrey, known as the Couple Next Door, will perform regularly as the Friday night happy hour band at The Chicken Ranch, 14051 W. Grand Ave.

Couple Next Door lands regular happy hour gig

The Couple Next Door now has a regular Friday Happy Hour gig from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday night at The Chicken Ranch. 14051 W. Grand Ave.
Ballet Theater of Phoenix is a space where students come to develop their artistry, skill, understanding, and passion for dance. [Submitted photo]

Ballet classes for seniors available via Zoom

The Ballet Theatre of Phoenix, in partnership with Jewish Family & Children's Service, is offering free Zoom "Sit or Stand" ballet classes for seniors. Hosted online every Friday, from noon to …

Cheri and the Pacemakers announce upcoming gig

Cheri and the Pacemakers will perform 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at The Copper Penny Saloon, 10765 W. Peoria Ave. The band consists of Cheri Adams (keyboard, guitar and vocal) and Dave Albert …
Guy Dobbins, Larry Kubiayk and Scott Severtson -- as the Rockin The Blues trio -- have upcoming gigs in Peoria, Wickenburg and Sun City.

Blues trio planning Peoria gig

The trio Rockin’ The Blues has a trio of West Valley gigs coming up in February.
Dr. Jeff Hall

AAUW to host talk with director of Lowell Observatory

Join the American Association of University Women — Northwest Valley for a Zoom conversation Jan. 21 with Dr. Jeff Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

West Valley Symphony cancels 2020-21 season

The West Valley Symphony board of directors has canceled the group’s remaining concerts for the season, due to the continued increase in COVID cases.
Teacher Bonita Smulski-Bizeau has more than two decades of yoga experience and more than six years of certified Iyengar teaching experience. [Submitted photo]

Iyengar yoga now available in West Valley

Those wanting to increase their flexibility, strength and skill level can participate in Iyengar yoga, currently taught through the Zoom platform but returning to the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center, …

Older adults can participate in creative aging classes

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) has been offering creative aging classes to older adults throughout the Valley since 2017. New sessions are beginning in January and are available …

Trio takes the stage for two shows

The Rockin' the Blues Trio will perform 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at Copper Penny Saloon, 10765 W. Peoria Ave. (call 623-875-6672), and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at the Sun City Country Club, …
Larry Kubiayk will perform in Peoria on Jan. 15.

‘Ol Porch Dog’ bringing beach-themed show to Peoria

Sun City resident Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog,” is planning an upcoming gig in Peoria.
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