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GLENDALE NEWS & BUSINESS
First responders

Traffic stop leads to Glendale search warrant, drugs, Apache Junction police say

During a traffic stop of a vehicle Sept. 16 in the 200 block of East Southern Ave., Apache Junction Police Department officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, Sergio Barrios Valle, 38, of …
CONSTRUCTION ALERT

Upcoming construction may cause ‘significant delays’ in north Glendale

Construction work on the east side of 67th Avenue at Quail Avenue in north Glendale is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 20.

Cards set high bar in Week 1, hope to match it vs Vikings

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are feeling good about themselves after a stellar Week 1 performance, and rightfully so. Quarterback Kyler Murray was awesome in the 38-13 win over …
Subscriber Exclusive

Ivermectin cases up at Banner Health, not at Glendale’s Abrazo Arrowhead

With hospitals already spending many resources in the fight against COVID, Banner Health locations are seeing a new trend among patients — ivermectin.
Subscriber Exclusive

After sharp rise, Glendale COVID spread starting to slow

The COVID-19 spread rate throughout Glendale has slowed in the past couple weeks.
Business
Family owned and operated Glendale formal outfitter Nick’s Menswear, inside Arrowhead Towne Center, at 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, is partnering with the Arizona Cardinals to dress its television and radio broadcast staff.
Standing out from the rest is a typical priority for most business ventures. The La Hotkeria food stand certainly has that one covered.
Nancy Germond, a Sun City West resident and Glendale business owner, has written a book to help other businesses.
EOS Fitness has opened its 26th location in Arizona, and newest site in Glendale.

Who is the West Valley Preps 2021 football Week 2 player of the week?

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Neighbors & Good News

Game and Fish to host virtual meetings on plans for the state’s wildlife future

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is updating its 10-year conservation plan — the Arizona Wildlife Conservation Strategy (AWCS) — and is sharing core elements of the new strategy based on public input to date.
Billy’s Place is a free Children’s Grief Support Center on the Glendale/Peoria border.

Billy’s Place is hosting an open house

Billy’s Place is hosting an open house Sept. 9 to showcase its grief support center located at 21448 N. 75th Ave., suite 5, on the Glendale/Peoria border.
Hope for Hunger in Glendale received a donation of $15,000 worth of beef to feed those in need.

Hope for Hunger in Glendale receives $15K in beef donations

Beefitarian, a campaign celebrating beef and uniting beef lovers, successfully completed it’s first-ever Beefitarian City Showdown, crowning Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope for Hunger Food Bank as the champion and winner of $15,000 worth of beef, arriving at Hope for Hunger.
A member of the West Valley Enrichment Program works on his bowling skills.

West Valley Life Enrichment Program to host open house

Benevilla’s West Valley Life Enrichment Day program will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Church at Cactus, 8133 W. Cactus Road, Peoria.
Shelly Balta examines patients far from where she normally practices medicine at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale.

Glendale pediatrician treats those in need around the world

Shelly Batra has been seeing patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, since 2009 where she serves as a Pediatric Hospitalist and the Lead Physician/Director for the Peds Hospitalist Team.
Alex Morales is  better known as “Chief Mo” around Station 159 on the north end of Glendale.

Glendale fire chief reflects 20 years after serving at Ground Zero

A big day for Alex Morales came on Sept. 6, 2001. A firefighter his whole career, which now includes 35 years serving the city of Glendale, Morales elevated to the rank of captain that day.

Mammogram screenings to be offered at Peoria center

Been too busy or missed your mammogram screening due to COVID-19? Please take this opportunity.

Nominations sought for Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2021 Commission Awards.
Hear the stirring, unadulterated blasts of the Shofar and reflect on the community’s collective birthday and practice the mitzvah of Tashlich in Glendale Sept. 7.

Rosh Hashanah celebration, with Shofar blasts, coming to Glendale

The community at the Sierra Verde Park, 21000 N. 71st Ave., Glendale, will usher in the Jewish New Year by hearing the traditional Shofar blasts outdoors at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Glendale school to host Rosh Hashanah celebration

Sierra Verde Elementary School, 7241 W. Rose Garden Lane, Glendale, will host an outdoor celebration for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Prep Sports & Education Reporting
Education

A Glendale student was among 14 statewide winners awarded scholarships by the Luke Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.

Five Glendale students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

West Valley Preps Glendale/Peoria cross country preview

The high school boys and girls cross country season began last week. West Valley Preps and the Glendale and Peoria Independent asked local coaches about their teams. Here are their …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Liberty receivers run free in rout of Mountain Ridge

It may be hard to fathom from the final score, but Liberty had a bit of a gut check moment in its 2021 opening win Sept. 3. After the Lions grabbed a 14-0 lead in the first six minutes at home, …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 West Valley Preps Week 2 football scoreboard

Games Sept. 3 6A Liberty (1-0) 74, Mountain Ridge (0-1) 27 Shadow Ridge (1-0) 54, Westview (0-1) 0 Chandler (1-0) 28, Centennial (0-1) 7 5A Kellis (1-0) 32, Phoenix Sierra Linda …

2021 Preps football preview: Cactus

After missing a 4A state championship by a point last year, the Cactus Cobras return their most experienced team in head coach Joseph Ortiz’s fourth years at Cactus. Cactus returns 10 …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 Preps football preview: Northwest Christian

The Northwest Christian football program has not had a losing season since the 2006-07 campaign in which the team went 3-6, back when the school was in the 2A Conference for football.
Your Glendale Voices
Entertainment
The cast of "Fun Home" runs through a musical number during rehearsal for the upcoming production at Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale.

Spotlight Youth Theatre brings ‘Fun Home’ to life

Spotlight Youth Theatre will present the Tony-award winning musical “Fun Home” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17-Oct. 3, at Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., …
This free event takes place in the East Parking lot at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale on Oct. 2.

Touch-a-Truck returning to Glendale in October

Glendale’s popular Touch-a-Truck event returns from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Westgate Entertainment District east parking lot, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd.
Scott Worstell, left, and Thomas Love, as Notes From Neptune will perform Oct. 8 as part of the LiVE!@Murphy Park Series.

Downtown Glendale live music series to return in October

Glendale’s outdoor live music series was such a hit in the spring, it’s coming back to town for fall.
Cygnill will perform at Westgate on Sept. 12.

Reggae singer Cygnill bringing afternoon gig to Glendale

Reggae pop singer Cygnill will perform an afternoon show at Westgate in Glendale.
Mike Randall provides Come Back Buddy’s lead vocals and guitar.

Glendale to host Buddy Holly tribute at Westgate

Relive some 1950s vintage rock and roll in Glendale.

Walk, Wag & Run returns to Glendale

Walk, Wag and Run is returning to Glendale.
Steven P will perform inside Fountain Park in Glendale on Sept. 10.

Steven P to bring soulful sounds to Glendale

Popular Valley entertainer Steven P will bring his vocal stylings to Glendale this weekend.
Bryan Fasulo, Garth Washburn and Petio Petev perform Sept. 18 as Friendly Jesture at Starlite Lounge.

Cover combo Friendly Jesture coming to Glendale

Cover band Friendly Jesture performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Starlite Lounge, 4346 W. Olive Ave., Glendale.
Arizona Winds, seen in a past performance in Glendale, returns from an 18-month hiatus due to COVID, with a show Oct. 17 in Surprise.

Arizona Winds switches homes from Glendale to Surprise for new season

The Arizona Winds, which for decades had performed in Glendale, will be back with live music after a nearly 18-month pandemic-generated hiatus and in its new live space in Surprise.
Willie Fratto-Farrell will appear at Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale this weekend.

Stir Crazy celebrates 4th anniversary with weekend of comedy in Glendale

Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale celebrates its fourth anniversary this weekend.
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