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GLENDALE NEWS & BUSINESS
TOKYO 2020

With Biles out, Glendale’s Carey advances to team all-around

There will be a new women’s all-around gymnastics champion now that Simone Biles has pulled out of competition. The gymnast considered the greatest of all time has cited her mental health and the pressure she’s been under as her reason for not competing in the all-around competition.

Jones in, Fitzgerald out at first day of Cardinals camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Linebacker Chandler Jones was present at the first day of the Arizona Cardinals' training camp on Tuesday. Eleven-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald was not. Both …
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Cardinals open Training Camp in Glendale with no Fitz yet

The Arizona Cardinals opened Training Camp in Glendale Tuesday morning, and the Larry Fitzgerald Watch is on high alert.
Summer Trends

Summer campers expected to reach record numbers in 2021

Wanting to get out again after last year’s pandemic shutdowns, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) is anticipating a record number of campers across the U.S. and Canada this summer.

Mexico beats Honduras 3-2, reaches Gold Cup semifinal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rogelio Funes Mori scored his third goal of the tournament in the 26th minute, and defending champion Mexico defeated Honduras 3-0 on Saturday night to advance to the …
Business
Granity Manor, a 42-unit apartment property located in Glendale, recently sold for $6.4 million.
A free business workshop is coming to Glendale.
Credit Union West employees made a $5,451 donation to the Firefighter Angel Foundation, based in Prescott Valley, which positively impacts children in need.
Neighbors & Good News
Pictured, from left, outgoing Glendale Rotary Club President Ben Butler, Rotary District 5495; incoming Governor Brett McKeand; incoming Glendale Rotary Club President Nancy Germond; and District Assistant Governor Lou Rotundo, stand behind Rotary International’s theme flag for 2021-2022, “Serve to Change Lives.”

Glendale Rotary Club installs new president

The Glendale Rotary Club installed Nancy Germond, a second-generation Rotarian, as club president during its members’ first face-to-face meeting in more than a year.
Merv and Joy Schantz of Surprise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary  at Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant in Glendale on June 25.

Schantzes celebrate 50th anniversary in style

Merv and Joy Schantz of Surprise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family at Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant in Glendale on June 25. They met on a blind double date in November …

Glendale native serving with Naval Air Facility in Japan

Master-at-Arms 3rd class Bryanna Rodriguez, from Glendale, cleans the lower receiver of an M-4 rifle while performing maintenance as part of her duties as duty armorer on board Naval Air Facility Atsugi on July 7.
Nate, from Treasure House, works at Barrio Queen in Glendale.

Grant to support life skills program at Glendale’s Treasure House

Treasure House received a $20,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities in support of its Employment and Life Skills Training Program.
Duet volunteer Emilie regularly helps her neighbor Edna with grocery shopping.

Summer volunteers needed to help homebound adults, seniors fight isolation

As temperatures in the Valley continue to rise, isolated homebound adults, many of whom are seniors, face increased difficulty in everyday tasks such as grocery shopping or getting to and from medical appointments.
Hospice of the Valley veteran volunteer Denny Bash of Surprise, left, and Community Engagement Director Lin Sue Cooney, right, with event co-chair Pat Upah. Bash and Cooney accepted the Copper Eagle Award on behalf of the nonprofit agency.

Hospice of Valley honored by Arizona veterans

The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society has presented Hospice of the Valley with the prestigious Copper Eagle Award for compassionately supporting veterans in the community. Over the past 10 …
Produce is among the weekly wares at Momma’s Organic Market in the Arrowhead Mall parking lot in Glendale.

New Sunday farmers market coming to Glendale

Glendale farmers market buffs take note — a new option is coming to town.
The 2020 winning shot was this photo of a cactus wren by Charles Ralston.

Entries welcome for Arizona Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest

Submissions are welcome for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 15th annual wildlife photo contest.

Glendale blood drive aims to reduce critical shortage

In response to the critical shortage of blood announced last week by Vitalant, seven Banner hospitals, including a Glendale site, have partnered with Vitalant to host community blood drives.
Northwest Valley Connect, now in its sixth year, is in need of volunteers now that pandemic restrictions are lessening.

With pandemic restrictions lifting, Northwest Valley Connect needs volunteers

Northwest Valley Connect, a non-profit serving local residents who need help with transportation, is putting a call out for volunteers.
Prep Sports & Education Reporting
Education

To inspire students to consider skilled craftsperson careers, Western Maricopa Education Center — a public career technical education district — is partnering with Build Your Future …

Suhani Patel of Mountain Ridge High School, 22800 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, earned a $500 scholarship from the Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona (ACTEAZ).
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Glendale basketball teams seek growth spurt at Section 7

GLENDALE -The tagline for the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association's Section 7 mega basketball tournament filling State Farm Stadium with more than 190 teams this weekend is "The Future Awaits."
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2021 All-West Valley Preps softball team

This is the eighth year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best softball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. Here is the 2021 All West Valley Preps softball team:
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Rich races to first Glendale Prep track title

The erasure of the 2020 track and field season by the initial wave of COVID-19 left Zoe Rich so inexperienced for her sophomore year that she did not realize her form was off until the Chandler …
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2021 All-West Valley Preps boys volleyball team

For the third time, West Valley Preps has seen enough boys volleyball in the 2021 season to put together a team of the top players in the West Valley.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Arizona Hall of Fame softball coach Bartt Underwood retires

Cactus softball coach Bartt Underwood was ready to call it a career in January. Underwood, inducted  into the Arizona HS Athletic Coaches Hall of fame in 2017, took a week to think about it. He decided to coach his 10th season at Cactus. Underwood resigned from the job this week and said he plans to retire from being a high school head coach.
Your Glendale Voices
Entertainment
Michael and Tabitha Reed will perform at Westside in Glendale on July 15.

Reed singing family member brings ‘deep voice’ to Glendale

One of Arizona’s most musical families will be represented in Glendale this weekend.
Curiouser & Curiouser Too will close its run July 25, but the multi-sensory experience won’t stay away for long with the return of A Curiouser Nutcracker planned for the upcoming holiday season at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Curiouser Nutcracker to return for the holidays at Theater Works in Peoria

The wildly popular immersive Theater Works production Curiouser & Curiouser Too will close its run with performances on July 25, but the multi-sensory experience won’t stay away for long with the return of A Curiouser Nutcracker planned for the upcoming holiday season at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive in Peoria.
Brelby’s “Return to Rosie’s Pub” was a 2020 ariZoni Award winner for Original Script.

Brelby Theatre to open new season with ‘Luna & Soils’

Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale has announced its 2021-22 season.
Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform in Glendale on July 9.

Rose Duo planning Glendale gig

The Priscilla Rose Duo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9 at Charley’s Sports Grill, 8110 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale.
The Arizona Winds perform at a previous concert in 2019 at Cactus High School in Glendale.

Arizona Winds concert band prepping for new season

After nearly 18 months of artistic silence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Winds is ready to begin making music again.
Arizona Blues Hall of Fame member Big Pete Pearson will perform June 26 in Glendale.

Blues legend Big Pete making his way to Glendale

Big Pete Pearson — and a West Valley blues and jazz venue — are both back and ready to swing.

Westgate planning July Fourth fireworks event in Glendale

Westgate is planning a July Fourth event complete with fireworks and live music.
An assortment of horror, sci-fi and fantasy movie actors scheduled to appear in Glendale July 2-4.

Mad Monster horror convention descending on Glendale

Halloween comes a little early to Glendale with a horror, sci-fi and fantasy convention next month.
From left, Chris Wineland, Brian Kohatsu, Josh Novey and Mike James.

Dad comics coming together for Father’s Day show in Glendale

If the ultimate ‘dad joke’ is a night full of jokes on Father’s Day, there’s a live stage in Glendale for that.
Terrence Delane is among the headliners at a Juneteenth comedy show celebration Saturday in Glendale.

Celebrate Juneteenth with Glendale comedy show

On the heels of Juneteenth officially becoming a national holiday, a day to celebrate through comedy is coming to Glendale.
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