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Economic impact payments to start going out, here's what to know

To help millions of people, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t …

Abrazo Central nurses travel to assist Detroit colleagues

Five nurses, who work in the Abrazo Central Campus operating room and recovery room, have volunteered to support fellow caregivers in Detroit as that city experiences an increase in COVID-19 cases.

PORA continues advocacy for Sun City West

PORA and the Sun City West Visitors Center are closed until May 4, but advocacy continues for the community.

Officials: Maricopa County data showing slower rate in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health is showing the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is growing at a slower rate since the end of …

AFMA COVID-19 task force helps keep Sun City West community safe

Factual information on the coronavirus pandemic is a top priority for the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority officials and the continued emergency service to the Sun City West community.
Opinion

Edward: No help on Sun City West bill with new stuff

I have a few comments that I would like to make regarding EPCOR billing procedure.

Schnitzer: Tips to help seniors boost their physical, mental health during coronavirus quarantine

There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to be prepared. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, anyone can get …

KURTENBACH: Corte Bella vets tourney was success

The Corte Bella Vets nonprofit organization had a very successful sixth annual golf tournament March 8 to assist needy veterans and homeless veterans.

Cheney: Write personal history while at home

We’re stuck at home for who knows how long due to the coronavirus. The heart virus? I love the name of this virus but not how it has stopped everything. But I know something can we do with this time.

SCHUTTE DOWLING: Parks & Sons amazes winter SCW residents

We’ve been living in Sun City West for the winter months for 23 years.

Simmer: Rotarians provide ideas on how you can help others during pandemic

Rotarians are “People of Action,” and Rotary clubs and their members throughout Arizona are pitching in to help where needed in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic …
Clubs
Show Stopper

Performing groups grapple with closures, financial setbacks, lost preparation

When West Valley recreation centers closed their doors and social gatherings were restricted, actions taken as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many residents …

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. …

Tappers slate variety show in Sun City West

Take a sleigh ride with Rhythm Tappers Jazzy Poms in the Nov. 21-24 “Holidaze” variety show at Stardust Theatre, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Tickets are on sale through the Rec Center Box …

Patchers group in Sun City West shares techniques

The Palo Verde Patchers Longarm Group meet in members’ homes to share techniques and help each other work through quilting challenges. Announcement meetings are 10 a.m. first, third and …
Business

FirstBank announces effort to assist customers, employees and communities

FirstBank announced a comprehensive effort to help those impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, including the launch of its customer assistance program, increased compensation for on-site …

Desert Financial in Sun City offers senior hours

Desert Financial Credit Union will offer “senior hour” during coronavirus pandemic, including at its Sun City branch, 10725 W. Grand Ave.

Royal Cafe will offer Easter dinner in Sun City

Residents who want to skip cooking for Easter dinner will have an option in Sun City.

Mental health apps available for first responders

The 100 Club of Arizona is offering two mobile apps, sponsored by the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, to help first responders find mental health resources from a distance, as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Entertainment
Sun City resident Tom Mein is a working professional West Valley musician who hasn’t been able to play gigs or give in-person lessons since the coronavirus pandemic led to shelter-in-place conditions.

West Valley guitarist pivots from live career to online

Try to understand how busy local musician Tom Mein was before the coronavirus pandemic. He plays guitar with 56 (rockabilly/rock …

Parks and rec department shares COVID-19 updates, precautions, suggestions

When Governor Doug Ducey imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a point stressed throughout his March 30 …
During social isolation, residents can take a virtual tour of current exhibits at the Arts HQ Gallery in Surprise.

West Valley Arts Council launches online virtual tour

      West Valley Arts Council launches online virtual tour Current exhibits available for viewing – from a safe …
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 …
Neighbors

Yesterday and Today

Yesterday: This small building, left, was erected by the Del Webb Development Company in 1959 to house a salesman to answer inquiries …
Sunland Development’s corporation-roofing division on March 25 donated five full shopping carts of food to Valley View Food Bank in Sun City.

Sun City West church hosting weekly drives for food bank donations

Desert Garden United Church of Christ, 18818 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West, has established a weekly drive-thru food …

Sun City West author publishes children’s book

Sun City West author Dr. Floyd Boschee has written a new children’s book, “Sugar: The Lucky Puppy,” available through Dorrance …
One of the street light poles installed in Sun City during the 1960s.

Lighting up Sun City

The story of the missing fire hydrants between Grand and Peoria avenues was told in previous issues. Yet another of the long-forgotten …
Jay Lickus, left, presents Glenn Stark, Sergeant-at-Arms, with a ceremonial duck signifying his responsibility to keep the Chapter “Ducks in a Row.”

Youngtown AARP chapter appoints new sergeant-at-arms

AARP Historic Chapter No. 1 swore in Glenn Stark as a member of the board of directors and the chapter’s first Sergeant-at-Arms at …
Upcoming events for seniors online are presented by Koelsch Communities.

Online events allow West Valley seniors to stay connected

Koelsch Communities, such as The Park at Surprise Independent Living Community, 14630 W. Parkwood Dr., Surprise, is offering online …
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