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Arizona COVID-19 case load increases by more than 100 Saturday

Saturday's reported jump in Arizona COVID-19 cases was not as large as the 157-person increase reported Friday, but it did mark the second straight day with more than 100 new cases in the …

UPDATE: RCSC officials keep facilities closed in Sun City

Recreation Centers of Sun City facilities will remained closed to cardholders for an undetermined time.

Arizona approaching 700 cases of COVID-19, deaths at 13

Pima County has joined Maricopa County as the only two in Arizona reporting over 100 cases of COVID-19, as the state total nears 700. The Arizona Department of Health Services released new numbers …

Report: Maricopa County ranks No. 2 for potential census undercount

PHOENIX – A new report from the data firm Civis Analytics says Maricopa County is at risk of the second greatest undercount in the 2020 census – which could end in losses up to $13.2 …

Uncertain if AARP Tax Aide will return

With the closing of the Sun City Community Assistance Network and other locations, help to residents needing the tax returns filed came to a screeching halt.
Opinion

Newlon: Remote online notarization a critical need in Arizona

To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. senators --- Kevin Cramer and Mark Warner --- introduced a bill known …

Copeland: Seems to be no rational thinking

What has happened to rational thinking in Sun City?
OPINION

Verma: Medicare and coronavirus, what you need to know

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the …

Knaack: Sun City golf courses are in good shape

The condition of the Sun City golf courses are doing very well because of the combined efforts of the organized committees and Sun City volunteers.

Eickman: RCSC praised for closing centers in Sun City

Thank you RCSC for finally closing our facilities.
Clubs

Non-partisan group, Sun City Democrat club spend ‘Morning at the State Capitol’

The non-partisan Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and the Sun City Democratic Club collaborated to offer their members a “Morning at the State Capitol” Oct. 24. Speakers for this …

PA club slates ‘Zingo-Bingo’ event, lunch

The Pennsylvania Club hosts a “Zingo-Bingo” game and lunch Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Quail-Coyote Room, Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Members and their guests are welcome. …

Artist of the month, November demonstrator announced in Sun City

The Artists by the Lake have named Mark Christopher its artist of the month.

Sun City club marks a day of remembrance

Shirley Staggs, regent, and Twila Lobitz, vice regent for the Sun City Agua Fria Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently welcomed Andy Simoneschi, a first …
Business

Greater Phoenix area Domino’s stores looking to hire 150 team members

Domino’s locations are looking to hire about 150 new team members across nearly 80 stores throughout the Greater Phoenix area. The positions include delivery drivers, customer service …

Small Business Administration approves loans for Arizona businesses affected by COVID-19

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Arizona that will help small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Individual businesses can be …

Sol Flower offers wellness classes in Sun City

Residents can learn to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit through classes offered by Sol Flower of Sun City in April.

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a …
Entertainment
Calexico

HEARTS for Arizona 24-Hour Virtual Telethon to be April 3-4

Arizona Citizens for the Arts has organized a 24-hour virtual telethon with live-streamed performances and appearances by Arizona …
Ryan Arguillo and Jerred Williamson, who make up DirtyKeyz Duo, have lost 10 gigs to this point.

Local musicians go quiet in COVID-19’s new normal

The COVID-19 shutdown has touched every element of everyday life, from social interaction to public gatherings to fun outings to …
The Arizona Restaurant Association debuts Arizona Takeout Week to run throughout the Coronavirus closures.

ARA announces Arizona Takeout Week amidst mandated closures

Responding to the recent state of emergency, the Arizona Restaurant Association is creating a new marketing strategy to help support …
Desert Diamond Casino, 9431 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, opened Feb. 20.

Desert Diamond Casino operations suspended for two weeks

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, which operates casinos in Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo) on behalf of the Tohono …
Neighbors
Earlier this month on March 11, the Salvation Army Sun Cities West Valley Corps in Surprise treated their many volunteers to a lunch with special music, awards and lessons about The Salvation Army history.

‘Neighbors Helping’ Neighbors’ supports community needs

The city of Surprise has launched a “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” campaign while asking residents to donate critical items during …

Staying yellow all these years in Sun City

There was always an assumption that the mistake in not installing fire hydrants between Grand Avenue and Peoria Avenue would be …
Leo Jensen, a resident at Sun City West Assisted Living, displays a message to his loved one.

Local kids brightening days for quarantined SCW assisted living residents

Older adults are among those at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19, and one Sun City West retirement community …
The AARP Historic Chapter No. 1’s new leadership board features, from left, Sandra Marshall (secretary), Eileen Kendig (2nd vice president), Charlene McGarvey (1st vice president), Jay Lickus (president) and Maurice Kelsall (treasurer).

AARP offices tentatively plan to re-open March 30

AARP AZ state director Dana Marie Kennedy reported March 17 at due to COVID-19 precautions AARP Arizona staffers will work remotely …
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