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Glendale puts up $1M for Super Bowl sponsorship

Glendale -- for the first time -- will be an official sponsor of Super Bowl 57, when the city hosts the mega event in about 20 months.
In The Know

1on1: Dan Shufelt on leading with compassion, the Arizona foster care system and what comes next

At last count, there are more than 14,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system meanwhile experts say there remains a critical need for foster families to care for them across the …
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Glendale median house price up 40% in 2 years

Whether Valley residents will first see relief from soaring home prices or relief from extreme weather is a hot summer topic right now.
First Responders

Surprise man arrested in West Valley shooting spree

Police have identified the suspect they say is solely responsible for killing one person and injuring 12 others Thursday during a shooting spree scattered across eight separate locations in the northwest Valley.

Glendale police arrest med student suspected of threatening classmates

Glendale police arrested a medical student suspected of threatening classmates.
A couple months after 22-month-old Justin Alvarez nearly died after falling into a backyard pool, the basketball-loving boy had the chance to meet the first responders who helped save his life during a ceremony honoring them.
Cushman & Wakefield brokered the sale of Arrowhead Executive Center, a 99,062-square-foot multi-tenant office complex situated on 11.9 acres at 17235 N. 75th Ave. in Glendale.
Vitalant has partnered with Valley Volkswagen dealers for its Summer Drive to Save Lives, in which donors will be entered to win a 2021 VW Tiguan 2.0T S.
Neighbors & Good News
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.
Know the signs of heat stress, exhaustion, and stroke that could save your pet’s life, the Arizona Humane Society advises. NEVER leave pets in hot cars, and be sure they have access to plenty of water outside.

Dogs’ paws at risk without protection during heat

Dogs need protective boots when walking outside during the summer in Glendale.

New Glendale Moose officers installed

Women of the Moose Glendale Chapter 1642 welcomes its new Board of Officers for Chapter year 2021-2022.
The Foothills Branch Library is located 19055 N. 57th Ave.

Glendale library to host Midwestern health lecture series

Midwestern University will host a special Community Health Lecture Series presentation entitled “Vaccine Myths” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 14 at the Glendale Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Donate blood between now and Sept. 10 and get entered to win a new Volkswagen.

Blood drive donors can register to win new car

Anyone donating blood now through Sept. 10 with Vitalant will be automatically entered to win a 2021 VW Tiguan 2.0T S.

Peoria couple adds to urban farming’s ‘growing sector’

Nestled along 75th Avenue, between Greenway and Thunderbird roads in Peoria, is a farming plot hidden in plain sight.

Enjoy free fishing in Arizona, June 5

Arizona Game and Fish Department invites everyone to fish Arizona's waters for free June 5. It’s an excellent opportunity to get outside with the family for some fun and relaxing outdoor recreation.
Kids enjoy the scene at a previous Westgate Wednesday event in Glendale.

Weekly family series returns to Westgate in Glendale

Westgate Wednesdays are back in business in Glendale.

Desert Financial to have community blood drive at State Farm Stadium

Every day in hospitals across the country, millions of patients depend on lifesaving blood donations to survive.

Glendale veterans memorial turns 20

Twenty years ago, local artist Joe Tyler completed his sculpture work as a memorial to veterans everywhere.
Prep Sports & Education Reporting

Glendale Community College appointed Dr. Susan Campbell as Dean of Career and Technical Education (CTE).

At a recent Peoria Unified School District governing board meeting, tempers flared among members of the public after the meeting was nearly moved online due to increasing concern from school board members and local police that it could have been difficult to maintain the peace as the crowd became disruptive.

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."

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:

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 …

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.

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
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.
Glendale native and CMT artist Ashley Wineland will perform Saturday, July 19 at The Chicken Ranch in Surprise.

CMT staple from Glendale plays Chicken Ranch

Chicken Ranch in Surprise welcomes Country Music Television recording artist Ashley Wineland to June 19.
The Priscilla Rose Band features, from left, Ray Carter, Priscilla Pinches, Jack Lake Jr., and Rich La Rose.

West Valley combo planning Surprise gig

The Priscilla Rose Band will perform a West Valley gig this month.
Gymnastics champion Simone Biles will be among those appearing at the Gold Over America Tour in Glendale.

Biles among U.S. gymnasts to make Glendale tour appearance

Simone Biles, who dominated the competition this past weekend in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, will be among those appearing in Glendale later this summer.
Meals of Joy's Duck Derby will be virtual this year; organizers are hoping to top the $11,000 raised during 2020's virtual event.

Meals of Joy Duck Derby fundraiser returns July 4; someone will win $1,000

Meals of Joy, a nonprofit meal delivery service for seniors, will hold its fourth annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Sunday, July 4.
Comic Richard Barba will perform in Downtown Glendale on June 18.

Downtown Glendale to host night of comedy

A night of comedy is on its way to Downtown Glendale.
Ana Gabriel will visit Gila River Arena in March 2022.

Ana Gabriel world tour to include Glendale stop

Multi-platinum recording artist Ana Gabriel announced the first dates of her upcoming world tour “Por Amor A Ustedes,” which includes a show Friday, March 4, 2022, at Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave.
Mike Epps will bring his comedy tour to Glendale on Sept. 24.

Comedy tour bringing ‘Real Life’ to Glendale

Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring the laughs to Glendale once again with the “In Real Life Comedy Tour.”
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