Neighbors
NEIGHBORS

St. Mary’s sets September as Hunger Action Month

In a year unlike any other, St. Mary’s Food Bank celebrates its 53rd year feeding Arizona’s hungry in 2020.
COMMUNITY

New loaner library launches at Luke AFB

Luke airmen have created a community-based resource to help educate children while bringing the families together.

Arizona Historical Society license plate gets new look

In time for Arizona’s monsoon season, the Arizona Historical Society has a new specialty license plate that pays homage to the state’s powerful summer storms.
Community

West Valley farmers market to stay in Glendale, expand to Peoria, Surprise

Momma’s Organic Market will stay in Glendale permanently, but it will add a new — yet old — Peoria location, and also add a Surprise market.

West Valley nonprofit partners with country star to give back to military members

Packages from Home is partnering with Crown Royal’s Purple Bag Project and country music star Kane Brown to give back to America’s military and veterans.

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GOVERNMENT

Goodyear planning commission to consider Civic Square preliminary plat

Goodyear’s long-awaited Civic Square at Estrella Falls will come one step closer to fruition Wednesday, Sept. 16 if the city Planning and Zoning Commission votes to recommend that the City Council approve the preliminary plat for project’s proposed City Hall building and two-acre park.
PUBLIC MEETINGS

Upcoming Goodyear city and school district meetings

Here are upcoming public meetings of interest to Goodyear residents:
GOVERNMENT

$3.1 million streetlight project, Innovation Hub on Goodyear council agenda

The Goodyear City Council will consider authorizing expenditure of $3.1 million for a project to convert 9,160 streetlight fixtures from high-pressure sodium to light-emitting diode (LED) when it meets in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Goodyear COVID cases up slightly; county still in moderate phase

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Goodyear’s 85338 and 85395 ZIP codes was 2,738 as of Friday, Sept. 11, a 1.29% increase over last Friday and a …
DEVELOPMENT

Sun Health to build new residences, event center in Litchfield Park

The much-anticipated expansion of Sun Health’s 322-acre La Loma Campus on the northwest corner of Camelback and Litchfield roads in Litchfield Park is happening.
Goodyear Business News
Centella, Estrella’s newest neighborhood, will feature five floor plans designed by the New Home Co. specifically for Estrella.

Estrella’s newest neighborhood to feature five two-story models

Estrella by Newland, a 20,000-acre mixed-use master-planned community in Goodyear, announced the addition of its newest neighborhood, Centella by the New Home Co.
This rendering shows what the new MLILY manufacturing facility slated to open in December will look like when completed.

Mattress manufacturer leases industrial space in Goodyear’s PV|303 business park

MLILY, the retail brand of Healthcare Arizona LLC, a venture of China-based Healthcare Co. Ltd., has leased 643,798 square feet of industrial space in Goodyear for a manufacturing facility for memory foam products.

Valley sees record home sale closings in July

The summer in Arizona is usually a time when Realtors can take a bit of a load off because of lower demand compared to the rest of the year. But the housing industry in 2020, like so many aspects …

Neighborhood services virtual HOA academy is offering fall classes

Residents are invited join Mulcahy Law on their firm's Facebook page for our collabora-tive Virtual HOA Academy fall class series with the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, …
Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear is now utilizing robotic-arm-assisted technology for knee and hip replacements.

Abrazo West adds robotic technology for knee, hip replacements

Abrazo West Campus is now offering robotic-arm-assisted technology for total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement procedures that will be used to help patients suffering from debilitating joint pain.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2020 Preps football preview: Millennium

Lamar Early knew his 2020 Millennium football team was up against it. And that was before the coach was exposed to COVID-19 through family members and the pandemic wiped out much of the young …
West Valley Preps

Football games to start Sept. 30, girls volleyball Sept. 21

Massive reductions in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Arizona in August allowed the Arizona Interscholastic Association to solidify its fall sports calendar.  
WEST VALLEY PREPS

West Valley Preps' Goodyear/Surprise girls golf preview

The high school girls golf season began this week at schools across the state.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

West Valley Preps' Goodyear/Surprise boys golf preview

The high school boys golf season began this week at schools across the state.

AIA revises hopeful start dates for fall sports

During a special meeting Aug. 5 the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Executive Board approved a fall 2020 high school athletics calendar. This list of revised start dates for practice …
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Opinions

We’re moving a little faster back into the world.

In the “A”-rated Litchfield Elementary School District, we rely on strong partnerships to offer academic rigor in a caring environment to more than 12,000 students. We often say that schools cannot do it alone, because we are aware that our educational excellence is tied directly to the support and engagement of our families and community.
Education
EDUCATION

Catholic Charities Head Start expands to Avondale, Tolleson

Catholic Charities’ Westside Head Start Program is expanding into the Littleton Elementary School District, which covers schools in Avondale and Tolleson, to assist parents in better fostering …
EDUCATION IN THE COVID-19 ERA

Southwest Valley school districts prepare for students’ return to campus

Students in at least one Southwest Valley school district could begin transitioning from distance learning to partial in-person instruction as soon as Wednesday, Sept. 16.
CHILD NUTRITION

LESD's free grab-and-go meals program extended through Dec. 31

Litchfield Elementary School District will not have meal service Monday, Sept. 7 due to the Labor Day holiday, but grab-and-go pickups will resume at 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.
2020 GENERAL ELECTION

Three Litchfield Elementary School District seats open in November

Of the three main school districts serving Goodyear and Litchfield Park, only Litchfield Elementary School District has a contested governing board race on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 3.
EDUCATION

Goodyear approves school resource officer agreements

The Goodyear City Council voted Monday, Aug. 24 to approve agreements with Agua Fria Union High School District to provide school resource officers for Desert Edge and Millenium high schools during the 2021 academic year.
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