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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko staff hosts office hours

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) announced mobile office hours for constituents of the Eighth Congressional District for the month of February. Constituents seeking assistance with Social …

OHOA calls for members in Sun City West

The Organization of HOAs in Sun City West is looking for a few — or a lot — more members and a treasurer.

Maricopa County approves polling locations for upcoming election

To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17 Democratic Presidential …

Panel considers board election changes for Sun City West

There may need to be changes made to the Recreation centers of Sun City West Governing Board election process, according to initial findings of a special committee.

Court rejects wastewater appeal

Sun Cities residents will not be seeing any relief for their wastewater bills any time soon.
Opinion

Balto: Wooden club from Sun City West story was wonderful

What a wonderful article by Roger Ball (“Some golfers returning to hickory clubs,” Sun City West Independent, Jan. 22, 2020).

Smith: Dark money OK; we’re not a democracy

Attempts to outlaw “dark money” are means to suppress speech (“A light in the dark: The quest to outlaw ‘dark money,’” Page 4). It will allow Jacobin thugs …

Kasten: Sun City West reader offers golf card idea to RCSCW

Do you have a money-saving Recreation Centers of Sun City West golf card?

Huebner: Home Instead gives thanks to helpers

Home Instead Senior Care of Surprise would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in and contributed to the Be a Santa to a Senior project this past holiday season.

Commentary: Health care systems committed to healthy lifestyles

Our hospitals and health care professionals have served the people of Arizona in the most critical times — from your most joyful to your most frightening moments, our health systems have been with you, the people of Arizona, on your journey.

Dowling: Something for everyone in Sun City West

It is true, no matter what one’s interest, in Sun City West there is a club or class for it! Hundreds — from art to zymurgy. Growing up in a tiny Wyoming town (Greybull), I never had a chance to take tap dancing, but now at age almost-82 I’m enjoying a beginning tap class taught by a lovely “youngster” (age about 40) named Valerie Moore. The class is 9-10 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Palm Ridge Recreation Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive.
Clubs

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 …

Sun City West Music club slates entertainment for Oct. 9 gathering

Entertainer John Gamber will open the fall season for the Music Club of Sun City West 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Stardust Theatre, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd. 
Business

USMCA could impact West Valley

Growth along the Loop 303 corridor could see a boost with the approval of a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Just hours after a bitterly partisan impeachment vote, the House turned around …

Agency, state partner for assault training

New Life Center, 415 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the country, was awarded a contract through the state to coordinate and administer sexual-assault-investigation training for law enforcement, sex crimes investigators and prosecutors.

Briarwood in Sun City West supports First Tee with fundraiser

Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., conducted a fundraiser for the First Tee of Phoenix, sponsored by the country club since 2017.

Arrowhead schedules vascular screening event

Abrazo Health is offering a fast, low-cost vascular risk assessment program that provides information about an individual’s heart rhythm, neck and leg circulation, blood pressure and fitness following an exam that takes about 10 minutes.
Entertainment
Above are Sun West Art Club members Tanya Lemma, Barb Tuttle, Pat Ryan, art show chairman, Mary Krueger and Don Friske.

Two-day art show slated in Sun City West

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The Theatre West cast for “The Pajama Game,” which runs March 10-22 in Sun City West.

Theatre West prepping for next SCW production

Tickets are available now for the next Theatre West production, “The Pajama Game.” “The Pajama Game” is a musical based on …
Matt McAuley opened the Ghostlight Theatre doors back in 2010. The community theater will open its 11th season in September with “Frost/Nixon” in Sun City West.

Ghostlight announces 2020-21 season lineup of shows

While in the midst of celebrating its 10th season, Ghostlight Theatre, located at 13541 W. Camino del Sol in Sun City West, this month …
Linzey Connor and Light Mosser rehearse a scene from Little Nell at Ghostlight Theatre in Sun City West.

Ghostlight Theatre takes on ‘Little Nell’

Ghostlight Theatre opens its first play of 2020 on its Sun City West stage this weekend. Ghostlight, at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol, …
Sun City West residents Linda Marman, Ellie Chaffee, Bill Walance , Tony Miller, Tim Polizzi and Todd Kruger will perform as BackBeat at the annual charity Pickleball Drop Jan. 25 in Sun City West.

BackBeat band to bring rock sounds to charity event

BackBeat, a rock and roll dance band, will perform 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 as part of the annual Sun City West Pickleball …
Neighbors

Sun City West PRIDES luminaria raise more than $6,000

The Sun City West PRIDES found out just how successful was their 2019 luminaria campaign.
A previous AARP Historic Chapter No. 1 Health, Safety and Pet Festival took place in Greer Park, Youngtown.

Free AARP festival making way to Sun City

AARP Historic Chapter No. 1 of Youngtown will host its 9th Annual Health, Safety & Pet Festival 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 in the …
Joel Piaskowski represented the Broadcast Club and 103.1 KSCW when presenting $800 to Ronald McDonald Hose Charities CEO Kerry Schulman.

SCW Broadcast Club, radio station make charitable donation

Through the sponsorship of the Jazzy Little Christmas concert in December, and other fundraising functions, the Broadcast Club and …
Several panels detail the history of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The exhibit will be on display at the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum, 10801 W. Oakmont Drive, through Monday, Feb. 10.

Sun Cities Museum to host exhibit

The nonprofit group Questers created a traveling exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment to the …

Sun Cities Museum to host free presentation on SCW

Imagine a Sun City West community encompassing more than 13,000 acres with a population of more than 75,000 and featuring a major …

‘Get the lead out’ was Liberty Bell cry in Sun City

An editorial with the title “Get the lead out” appeared in the Daily News-Sun in early-January 1976 urging residents to contribute …
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