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SPIRIT OF GIVING

80 seniors receive free Taste for Joy meals

Eighty seniors from around the West Valley all the way out to Tonopah received free meals during Meals of Joy’s first-ever Taste for Joy event Nov. 14.
SPIRIT OF GIVING

ICYMI: Goodyear Veterans Day event to offer drive-thru breakfast, care packages

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes program and Operation Gratitude are teaming up with Skyway Church in Goodyear to serve a drive-thru breakfast on Veterans Day to those who served in the U.S. military.
SPIRIT OF GIVING

From masks to sugar plum fairies: HOT Foundation gives back

When Helping Others Together (HOT) Community Foundation President Beth McGee started a mask-sewing project in March to help local health care workers, first responders and other essential employees who were in dire need of face coverings in the COVID-19 pandemic’s infancy, she never dreamed how many people would join in the project nor how many masks they’d sew and distribute.

SRP continues to assist customers during pandemic

SRP continues to help low-income households in Queen Creek that are behind on their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The utility put in place a seven-month COVID-19 moratorium on power …
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

More than 150 give back in Goodyear

Goodyear was hopping with good deeds Saturday, Oct. 24, as more than 150 volunteers fanned out around the city to give back to the community as part of 2020 Make a Difference Day.

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Bosa Donuts may be coming to Goodyear

BoSa Donuts, an Arizona chain known for satisfying donut-lovers’ cravings 24/7, may be coming to Goodyear. The city Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a request by Archicon …
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear to consider major General Plan amendment

Goodyear’s Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a staff request to recommend that the City Council amend the city’s General Plan to accommodate a request to rezone 430 acres near the southeast corner of Broadway Road and Bullard Avenue from traditional neighborhood to industrial, and to revise freeway alignments within the property.
WASTE MANAGEMENT

Holiday pushes Goodyear trash service back one day

City of Goodyear waste haulers typically work rain, shine and holidays, but Thanksgiving is one of just four where they take a break, so residents need not put their trash, recycling and bulk items out Thursday, Nov. 26.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Litchfield Park artist brings 1940s to life during HeART of Goodyear project

Esther BeLer Wodrich usually doesn’t get into character when she paints, but she made an exception for Rosie the Riveter, the iconic 1940s figure representing women who worked in the defense industry during World War II.
NUCLEAR ENERGY

Palo Verde nuclear plant sets annual test

Southwest Valley residents who hear sirens from the Palo Verde Generating Station in Wintersburg on Wednesday, Dec. 2, need not worry. That’s the day the nuclear power plant will conduct its annual test.
Goodyear Business News
MiTek is expected to move into its new building at 7506 W. Lincoln St. in Tolleson in February 2021.

Stevens-Leinweber begins work on MiTek building in Tolleson

On behalf of developer Merit Partners, Phoenix-based general contractor Stevens-Leinweber Construction is leading a 153,721-square-foot tenant improvement for MiTek that will bring new jobs to the Southwest Valley and expand MiTek’s footprint in Tolleson to 412,921 square feet.
Solstice model interior.

Robson debuts Solstice model in PebbleCreek

PebbleCreek, a Robson 55-plus community in Goodyear, recently debuted its new Solstice model.

COLUMN: Celebrate and be thankful for what you have

Happy Thanksgiving! As I’ve often said, it wasn’t the year we planned, but there are reasons to be grateful.
Larry H. Miller dealerships are filling vehicles with school supplies for Avondale Elementary School District students.

Dealerships collecting school supplies for Avondale, Goodyear students

Leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, Larry H. Miller dealerships in Avondale are holding “Driven to Assist,” school supply drive to help nearly 6,000 children in the Avondale Elementary School District go back to in-person learning equipped with the individual school supplies required for adherence with COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The FRC Burger, left, and Boo Shake will be on Aioli Gourmet Burgers' menu through November, with 10% of proceeds going to Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Centers.

Aioli Gourmet burger, shake contest winners named

Aioli Gourmet Burgers, which opened its first West Valley restaurant in Fry’s Marketplace in Litchfield Park in April, announced winners of its teen burger and shake contest held in conjunction with Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Calbone claims Week 6 football player of the week vote

Willow Canyon junior running back Vince Calbone received heavy carries in only one game this season, and he made it count. In the Week 6 West Valley Preps football player of the week poll, a total …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium unleashes full arsenal to regain 5A volleyball title

If Jordan Miller could rub her eyes (and it's 2020 so she really shouldn't)Nov. 21 she might have thought she was still playing on the 2018 Millennium team. The 2020 Tigers won the program's second state title Saturday, beating #7 Cave Creek Cactus Shadows (15-5) 25-22, 25-17, 25-20
WEST VALLEY PREPS

West Valley Preps Week 8 football scoreboard

Games played Nov. 20..
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium volleyball continues roll into 3rd straight final

The Millennium High School volleyball team has lost only one game since the start of the 5A  tournament and after an impressive performance at the net in a semi-final win Nov. 19, the team is …
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My daughter is in sixth grade at L. Thomas Heck Middle School in Litchfield Park and will be returning to distant learning full-time along with other Litchfield Elementary School District students …

When you hear the word, “budget,” what does it mean to you? For many, it’s a hard-and-fast plan to reign in your spending, plot everything on a spreadsheet and consign yourself to counting pennies and not having much fun on the road to financial wellness. But there is another way — instead of a budget, create a “spending plan” for yourself.
Education
SPIRIT OF GIVING

Great Hearts to award $500,000-plus in teacher bonuses

Great Hearts Academies teachers across the state, including those at the nonprofit public charter school network’s campuses in Goodyear, will receive more than $500,000 in bonus compensation in December, thanks to year-long donor support and a virtual telethon benefitting its Teacher Excellence Fund.
ESSAY COMPETITION

Goodyear student wins Ethical Torch scholarship

Nicole Achback of Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear is among five Arizona students awarded scholarships in the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest’s annual Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship competition.
Events

Conference to combat bullying, depression, suicide

Students from across the Southwest Valley are invited to join more than 3,000 students from across the state for the first virtual Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life Conference in January to discuss lasting ways to combat bullying, depression and suicide at their schools.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

LESD returns all students to distance learning as cases continue rising

Just two weeks after transitioning preschool through fifth-grade students to full-time in-person learning, Litchfield Elementary School District is moving all students to full-time distance learning Monday, Nov. 9 until further notice due to rising COVID-19 cases in the Southwest Valley.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Agua Fria students return to distance learning Nov. 9

Agua Fria Union High School District students will return to full-time distance learning Monday, Nov. 9 and remain in that model through the end of the semester Dec. 18.
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