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Foundation offers presentation on scam

Sun City West Foundation partnered with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to present a free seminar focusing on trending scams.

COVID case rise in Sun Cities remains low

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,783 on May 14.

Benevilla offers open house

Benevilla’s West Valley Life Enrichment Day program will be host an open house 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 at the Church at Cactus, 8133 W. Cactus Road, Peoria.

Special committee looks at room usage

One of the many steps in creating a master plan for the community includes special committees that are designed to gather data for the Recreation Centers of Sun City West administration.

Sports Pavilion closed for upgrade

Spring capitol projects continue in Sun City West, and that means facilities have to close in order to upgrade.

Phoenix native earns praise from U.S. Navy

A Phoenix native just received some high praise from the U.S. Navy this week.Alexis Zweygardt, a 2014 graduate of Glendale’s Independence High, was named Sailor of the Quarter for the USS …

SCW agencies left disappointed

Homeowners officials hoping for some relief from the state legislature of the short term rental issue will have to wait until next year and deal with it on their own.

Leaders selected for business, economic partnership

A local Phoenix organization announced the names of various new team members who will work together to solve common problems that arise in government and business settings.
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Luke Brown was honored by Estrella Chapter, NSDAR, as Dysart High School Outstanding Senior JROTC cadet this year. Regent Nancy Nixon assisted National Defense Chair Marsha Hanson in presenting …
Members of the Automotive Restoration Club of Sun City West set up their tables to display a collection of donated automobile parts and accessories at Lake Pleasant swap meet March 21. They sold …
Joyce McConville as born to a large family in the rich farm country of south-central Minnesota. She was raised in this area and took up photography early in life, filming family trips and …
The Palo Verde Artists have selected Alison Evans Killam as its artist of the month for May. Ms. Killam is a snowbird from Canada who has embraced the retiree life and winter in Arizona. She joined …

Signs of the past

One hundred years ago, the Palmborg Colony disappeared from local maps as the land was sold to Goodyear’s Southwest Cotton subsidiary.

West Valley women’s organization to host summer luncheon

The American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Northwest Valley Branch will host its first Summer Survivor Luncheon this month in the West Valley.
Benita Wykert, Volunteer of the Year, and president Tammy Early. [

Legion Post honors West Valley volunteers

The American Legion Post 62 hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner and celebration.
Bitsy is a female spayed domestic short hair mix cat up for adoption that is 8 years 5 months old.

Volunteers can help Pets find homes

The Humane Society of Wickenburg will attend Petsmart at 13764 W. Bell Road for adoption events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.
More than 210 people registered to receive the vaccine and a team of four pharmacists, 18 volunteers, one emergency medical services worker and one registered nurse had three injection points set-up to handle the vaccination recipients. [Submitted photos]

Community embraces Benevilla COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Benevilla invited community members struggling with getting their COVID-19 vaccination shots to attend their free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic April 24, at 16752 N. Greasewood …

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …
The West Valley Island Cultural Festival will stream online on May 15.

West Valley Island Cultural Festival to stream live online

The West Valley Island Cultural Festival will present a livestream festival at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15.

Lord of Life presents duo in concert

The Lord of Life Lutheran Church concert series presents Laura and Alex, SoSco flute and guitar duo, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. SoSco is 100 percent instrumental and the two …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
Cheri Adams, Dave Albert, Dan Krohn and Larry Hill perform as Cheri and the Pacemakers May 1 at a new restaurant in Surprise, Chef Peter's Bistro.

Cover band debuts at Chef Peter’s Bistro May 1

Cheri and the Pacemakers is coming to is a new venue for the band in Surprise next month.
“Nunsense” at Arizona Broadway Theatre stars, clockwise from top left, Kathi Osborne, Renee Koher, Alexia Lorch,Blair Beasley and Liz Fallon.

Curtain to rise on ‘Nunsense’ at Arizona Broadway Theatre

“Nunsense,” written by Dan Goggin and having made its Off-Broadway debut in 1985, opens its run Friday, April 23 at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane.
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