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SUN CITY LOCAL NEWS & OPINIONS
Local news
News

Sun Cities COVID numbers go up sharply

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 1,270 on Oct. 23.
News

Tax help could still happen in Sun City

When the new year comes, the Sun City Community Assistance Network cadre of volunteers needed to help prepare income tax filings are ready to go.
News

Sun City library Friends establish NewsFlash for information

A reopening date for Books Around the Corner remains uncertain, but Friends of the Sun City Libraries board members created a new communication tool.
NEIGHBORS

Appointments needed for blood drive in Sun City West

Benevilla is the charity of choice for the third blood and fundraising donation drive of the year hosted by the Sun City West Alliance of Business and Community.
SUN CITY CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
Neighbors
Arts

Getting to know the artists of Sun City: Magda Gryparis

Magda Gryparis was born in Athens, Greece, and has loved art since coming to the U.S. in 1969.

Resident publishes two books

Sun City author Bonnie L. Boyles had two books published last week, both available on Amazon.com. “Seek and You Can Find Jesus” is a collection of personal essays written in reflection …
Awards

Resident up for national award

Matt Deller, of Sun City, founding director of Sounds of the Southwest Singers, a non-profit all-volunteer community choir, is a finalist for the national 2020 Oticon Focus on People Awards, which …
Arts

Author publishes latest novel, announces signing

Local author Dr. Jeanne Blanchet has released her latest work of historical fiction, “The Iceman.” The 300-page thriller is based on the life of Ötzi, a 5,000-year-old mummy found …
Neighbors

Yesterday and Today

Sun City opened Jan. 1, 1960 and its enormous popularity quickly prompted the Del Webb Corp. to expand its initial development plans.

Maricopa County Library District announces new ways to get connected

From students to job seekers, the heightened need for access to free Wi-Fi and technology during the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the community. In response, Maricopa County Library …

DAR members honor veterans

Two Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter daughters presented Vietnam War era veterans a 50th anniversary commemoration lapel pin and brochure, which …

Local authors announce release of latest mystery novel

“Broadcast 4 Murder,” the seventh cozy mystery novel in J.C. Eaton’s Sophie Kimball Mysteries, is set for release Oct. 27. The novel takes place at KSCW in Sun City West, and the …
Clubs

Army veteran interviewed for commemorative project

A teacher and his students interviewed and created a two-hour video interview about U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Don Hunt.
Pictured are honorary chapter regent Shirley Staggs, Patsy Silvey, chaplain Patricia Alicki, Rita Clark, chapter regent Twila Lobitz, Allison Erbes, chapter registrar Leslie Eaton and honorary Arizona state regent Marilou Fellman. [Submitted photo]

Sun City Agua Fria DAR participate in service project

Since the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution designated Oct. 11 as a “Day of Service” in 2015, in celebration of the 125th anniversary founding of the NSDAR on Oct. 11, …
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Entertainment

ProMusica announces free virtual concert, ‘A Musical Kaleidoscope’

ProMusica Arizona presents a free online concert, “A Musical Kaleidoscope,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.
The West Valley Symphony will not opens its 2020-21 season until at least January in Surprise.

West Valley Symphony season shelved until January

The West Valley Symphony's next season is now scheduled to start with “A Salute to England” on Jan. 10 in The Vista Center for the Arts.

Relay for Life of the Sun Cities is looking for survivors, volunteers

The American Cancer Society is preparing for the 9th annual Relay for Life Walk in Sun City West, 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 at Beardsley Park. While the actual event is subject to change, a …

Local artists slate open house; art show runs all month

The Artists by the Lake Club of Sun City hosts an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the WHAM Art Center.
The cast of Stage Left Productions' "Comedy of Tenors." This SLP production received five nominations from the ariZoni Theater Awards of Excellence. Cody Dull won the Best Director in a Play award for this play on Oct. 5. Stage Left will resume with a series of one-person plays in October.

Stage Left takes home 2 ariZoni Awards

The annual ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence event celebrates the vibrant, diverse and creative Arizona theater scene. More than 35 theaters participate every year. This year the event was …

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 …
Patrick Veit, Michael Caruso and Robert Lowman will perform as The Hallelujah Blues Band Sept. 19 in Peoria.

Hallelujah! Blues back at the Fountain

I and J Fountain Restaurant in Surprise welcomes back the Hallelujah Blues Band, who will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. I and J Fountain is at 12221 W. Bell Road.

Duo plays Oct. 8 in Sun City

The BuckGuyz are returning to the Copper Penny Saloon, 10765 W. Peoria Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Long-time Buckeye residents Steve Russell and Tom Fante have combined musical forces …

Phoenix Chorale announces fall 2020 programs

The Phoenix Chorale, under the direction of artistic director Christopher Gabbitas, has announced the first half of the 2020/21 season, “A Season of Hope,” which offers free virtual …
Terri Lewis will show her work at the Artists by the Lake Fine Art Sale at WHAM Art Center ,16560 Dysart Road, Surprise. The show is Oct. 1-31. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There will be an open house for the show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Admission is free with masks worn and social distancing enforced. [Submitted photos]

Artists by the Lake chooses October artist of the month, slates show

Terri Lewis has been named October artist of the month for the Artists by the Lake club. Ms. Lewis Is originally from Washington State and moved to Arizona about nine years ago. She attended …
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