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Meet your Business: Rock Steady owner aims to help Parkinson’s sufferers

Sarah Stockwell is a Litchfield Park mom, makeup artist, and owner of Rock Steady Boxing, a specialty gym for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Her gym has been in operation for 5 …
Transportation

First round of West Valley I-10 closures to begin Friday evening

West Valley drivers planning weekend travel may need to alter their normal routes. 
Real Estate

$52 million Litchfield Square development to break ground Sept. 15

Groundbreaking has been scheduled for Sept. 15 for the highly- anticipated Litchfield Square development, formerly known as "City Center." The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. behind City Hall, …
EDUCATION

Vets’ group opens essay contest to Arizona high school students

Honoring America’s Veterans, the nonprofit organization behind the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, has opened entries to its annual High School Essay Competition.
Education

Agua Fria, Litchfield Elementary school districts see rising COVID cases

There at 76 reported COVID cases at the Agua Fria Union High School District, as of Friday Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. 56 reported cases are of students, and 20 reported cases are of staff …
SPORTS & DAILY NEWS BRIEFS
West Valley Preps
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 West Valley Preps Week 3 football scoreboard

Games Sept. 3 6A Centennial (1-1) 13, Millennium (5A) (1-1) 12 Liberty (2-0) 42, Anthem Boulder Creek (0-2) 6  Shadow Ridge (1-0) 41, Canyon View (5A) (0-2) 20 Mountain Ridge …
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 …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

West Valley Preps' Goodyear/Surprise girls volleyball preview

The high school girls volleyball season began this week at schools across the state. West Valley Preps and the Goodyear and Surprise Independent asked local high school coaches about their teams. Here are their responses
WEST VALLEY PREPS

West Valley Preps' Goodyear/Surprise girls golf preview

The high school boys and girls golf season began Aug. 17 at schools across the state.West Valley Preps and the Goodyear and Surprise Independent asked local high school coaches about their teams. …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 Preps football preview: Millennium

Millennium sent out a young team for the COVID-marred 2020 season, which saw two games wiped off the schedule by quarantine and two other games changed. The 2021 team is even younger, with only a …
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LOCAL OPINION, COMMERCE & EDUCATION
Opinion

If you want to understand the history of the United States, you must study the leaders we have elected as president. We are fortunate that we can visit and learn of their successes and failures by …

Sunday, June 27, is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injury Awareness Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness around the signs, symptoms and stigma associated with PTSD.
Getting married is one of the happiest days of our lives. However, marriage is a legal union as much as it is a romantic one. Therefore, it is important to consider financial and legal implications before tying the knot.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It has been a source of political debate since day one.
Business

Ground has officially been broken at the future site of Litchfield Square, an ambitious development project nearly three decades in the making, that has cycled through several rounds of leadership …

Libertas Real Estate Celebrates New Branch with Grand Opening Celebration SEPTEMBER 1 LITCHFIELD PARK  Libertas Real Estate is continuing its growth and expansion with a new branch in the …
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce officials are gearing up for the chamber’s annual membership meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Curve Luxury Suite at Phoenix Raceway.
Silicon Valley-based agriculture tech startup OnePointOne is expanding its corporate and vertical farming production facilities to Avondale.
Education

Canyon View High School students in Waddell were evacuated Thursday morning after the school received a bomb threat. 

Reported COVID-19 cases have decreased in the past week-and-a-half at Agua Fria Union High School District and Litchfield Park Elementary School District. The decrease in cases comes after both …
Mark Yslas took over as superintendent of the Agua Fria Union High School District on July 1, when COVID cases were waning, and the masks were beginning to slip.  Concerts and parties …
There are approximately 700 students in the Agua Fria Union High School District who have been in quarantine between Aug. 23 and the morning of Aug. 31.
Entertainment
Avondale will be the site of a farmers market celebration on Oct. 9.

One-day Farmers Market coming to Avondale in October

Brookfield Residential’s Alamar, in Avondale, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a public Farmers Market celebration next month.
A couple dressed in German-inspired garb smile at the 2019 Oktoberfest celebration.

Litchfield Park prepares to celebrate fall with annual Oktoberfest

Litchfield Park is getting ready to welcome fall with the annual Oktoberfest celebration, coming to The Wigwam Oct. 2. The celebration will be held on the lawn of The Wigwam, and will feature …
Luca Grasso, center, with the cast of Valley Youth Theatre's "Tuck Everlasting," will be among the performers at VYT's annual fundrasier.

Valley Youth Theatre prepares for virtual fundraiser with West Valley performers

Performers from across the West Valley will join more than 100 current “VYTkids” and alumni cast members for Valley Youth Theatre’s (VYT) VYTal Affair-athon, an eight-hour, Jerry …
“Zen” by Arizona resident Giai Tat is one of the embelished masks on display as part of the “From Darkness to Light” exhibit now on display at Arts HQ in the Surprise Civic Center. Tat wrote that it has been an honor to be asked to embellish this radiation mask for Cancer Support Community Arizona. Art therapy is for everyone, and it does not matter what your age is, whether you are a man or woman, or what your race or situation is, art makes everything better.

Masks continue journey to Arts HQ in Surprise

Cancer Support Community Arizona, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that delivers free support services, programming, and resources to cancer patients and their families, is kicking off National Cancer …
Litchfield Park’s 2021 Fourth of July Splash Bash will feature a day of swimming and family friendly activities at the recreation center pool as in years past.

Litchfield Park to celebrate Independence Day with Splash Bash, Wigwam fireworks show

A year after canceling its annual Fourth of July Splash Bash and fireworks show at the Wigwam resort due to the COVID-19, the city of Litchfield Park is bringing both events back this Independence Day.
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