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Peoria-based company pushes helmet program expansion

Head and body protection are important factors in motorcycle safety, and riders are finding new opportunities to save money on quality helmets and riding gear to protect themselves on busy roadways statewide.

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Peoria takes steps in possibility of securing more water

Peoria has taken a step toward the possibility of securing more water sources for future use.City Council approved an agreement with Salt River Project to share costs for a feasibility study to …

Wanted: West Valley hotel developments

When COVID-19 hit Arizona, the state’s robust tourism and hospitality industries were the hardest hit. But Arizona leaders say tourism is on its way back in a big way, and there’s a tremendous need for additional lodging to house all the visitors flocking to the Valley.

ADHS: Peoria area ZIP codes have 39,250 COVID-19 cases, nearly 50% increase since June

Arizona Department of Health Services reported 4,184 new coronavirus cases and 56 new deaths Thursday, for a total of 1,228,076 cases and 21,808 deaths.

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Abrazo salutes hospital workers, first responders with Heroes Day

Abrazo Health hospitals across the Valley, including the Arrowhead campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., invited local first responders as well as hospital staff to enjoy burgers, hot dogs and other treats grilled and served by hospital leaders, Nov. 17.

Struggling to develop Grand Avenue, Old Town Peoria

The portion of Grand Avenue that runs through south Peoria has been a hard nut to crack in the revitalization of the Old Town area.

Peoria council denies apartment proposal at former Smitty’s property

The Peoria City Council did something rare at its Nov. 9 meeting — councilors voted not to follow the recommendation from the planning and zoning commission for a new project in the downtown area.

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Dickerson:: Give new life to a deserving Arizona pet for Adopt a Senior Pet Month

At the Arizona Humane Society, we care for and love each and every one of the more than 15,000 sick, injured and abused pets that walk through our doors each year. But, of course, we can’t help but have some that pull on our heartstrings just a tad bit more than others … this includes our beloved senior pets.

Wealth versus worth: Remembering Tex Earnhardt

If you’ve ever traveled by motorcycle, you know stopping for gas can be time consuming. Dismount, take off your helmet and gloves, unzip your riding pants, dig your wallet out of your jeans, angle the pump perfectly to avoid squirting gas on the tank, etc. It can be cumbersome.

Reminiscing: Arizona chefs, restaurateurs share cherished Thanksgiving memories

Prominent chefs and restaurateurs from around the Valley share some of their favorite Thanksgiving memories with the Independent Newsmedia reader community, including favorite holiday dishes and some of the unique family traditions they’ve cherished over the years.

Remembering Thanksgiving at 400: America’s original holiday beer bash

A holiday question persists year after year, probably stretching all the way back to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621: “What are we going to do with all the uneaten turkey?” The Pilgrims, on the other hand, could have asked a different question after that first celebration exactly 400 years ago: “What are we going to do with all the empty kegs?”

Thanksgiving safety: Why do frozen turkeys explode when deep-fried?

Deep-frying a turkey is a great way to get a delicious, moist meal for Thanksgiving; but this method of cooking can be a very dangerous undertaking. Every fall, millions of dollars of damage, trips to the emergency room and even deaths result from attempts to deep-fry turkeys.

Marley: Congress should pass Build Better Act

I am thrilled that the House has finally passed the Build Back Better Act. This bill is an historic investment in …
Sports and West Valley Preps Reporting

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Volunteer on the Peoria citizens commission board

Are you a city of Peoria resident looking to serve your city? Do you have experience with conducting reviews and compensation?

Peoria city facilities to close for Thanksgiving

City offices, facilities, both Peoria libraries, and the Peoria Community Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Peoria fire shares Thanksgiving safety tips

Thanksgiving is next week and the Peoria Fire-Medical -Department has cooking and safety tips to keep you safe this year.

Peoria Diamond Club announces annual holiday toy drive

The Peoria Diamond Club is hosting the 24th annual Volunteer Holiday Toy Drive Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. After embarking on a successful partnership with …
Olga Tucker, Peoria resident and U.S. Army veteran, secured the most public votes to win a free air conditioning unit from Forrest Anderson.

Forrest Anderson surprises Peoria veteran with free a/c unit for Veterans Day

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning, a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, announced the winner of the 6th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway.

Learn about job opportunities in the city of Peoria

Voted the No. 1 place to live, work and play by Ranking Arizona Magazine and in the top 50 happiest places to live in the country, officials say Peoria is also the place to build a career. With …
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Boost the immune system for a healthy holiday

Dr. Timothy Gerhart, MD, will present researched information about enjoying the holidays free of anxiety and depression and boosting the immune system to enjoy freedom from sickness through the holidays and after.

Donate blood in Peoria on Nov. 16

The Valley blood shortage is critical so a blood drive event is planned in Peoria. On Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the city of Peoria and Vitalant will be hosting a blood drive …

Peoria's redistricting process is in effect

Census 2020 has brought a redistricting process to the city of Peoria.

Veterans Day round-up in Peoria Unified

Students from kindergarten through 12th-grade throughout the Peoria Unified School District will be celebrating members of the armed services on their campuses for Veterans Day.
Peoria Entertainment Reporting
Opening night of Elf the Musical is Nov. 26.

Arizona Broadway Theatre to celebrate tree lighting, opening night of Elf the Musical

Celebrate Arizona Broadway Theatre’s annual tree lighting festivities along with the opening night of Elf The Musical, 4:15-5:45 p.m., Nov. 26., 7701 W. Paradise Lane.

The next Second Saturdays is Nov. 13

Join the city for another Second Saturdays in Old Town Peoria on Nov. 13, themed “Autum Nights.”
Camelback Ranch-Glendale is home to the Glendale Desert Dogs during the fall.

AFL baseball season cruises into final month in Glendale, Peoria

November opens the final month of the Arizona Fall League, with games taking place at both the Peoria Sports Complex and Camelback Ranch-Glendale.

Make history: Take part in a Guinness World Record attempt

The public is invited to a high-energy online bingo game 10 a.m., Oct. 22, that will attempt to set a Guinness World Record title for the most viewers of a bingo livestream on a bespoke platform.
Residents take in the fun at previous Monster Bash parties in Peoria.

Come to Peoria’s Monster Bash this Saturday

Peoria’s Halloween Monster Bash is from 5 to 9 p.m., Oct. 23, at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.
Cheri Adams, Dave Albert, Larry Hill and Dan Krohn make up Cheri and the Pacemakers.

Cheri and the Pacemakers to perform in Peoria

Fresh off a sellout concert at Beardsley Park in Sun City West, Cheri and the Pacemakers are putting together their year-end schedule, which starts with a show 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 30 at Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, Westbrook Village Golf Club, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway.
Ol Porch Dog will be performing the "Back To The Beach Show," 6:3-8:30 p.m., Oct. 22nd at Sunset Bistro in Westbrook Village, 19260 N. Westbrook Pkwy.

Ol Porch Dog to perform 'Back To The Beach' at Sunset Bistro in Peoria

Ol Porch Dog will be performing the "Back To The Beach Show," 6:3-8:30 p.m., Oct. 22 at Sunset Bistro in Westbrook Village, 19260 N. Westbrook Pkwy.
David Nail will be playing this year’s Peoria Country Fest at Lake Pleasant, Oct. 9.

Peoria Country Fest to rock Lake Pleasant

Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant and the city of Peoria will host the Peoria Country Fest 2-10 p.m., Oct. 9, featuring live country music from three popular artists.The event will also feature food …
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