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NEIGHBORS

Sun City West church members install officers, note donations

The Advent Church Women at Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Drive, welcomed their newly installed officers at a recent luncheon. The officers are Kerry Jo Hanstein, assistant …
HEALTH

Del E. Webb hospital announces expansion

The Sun Health Foundation partnered with Banner Del E. Webb to host a May 16 groundbreaking for the expansion of the Women and Infant Services. The expansion includes two new OB recovery spaces, a …
Sponsored Content

At CenterWell Senior Primary Care in Phoenix, It's About Time

"Julia is the best provider I've ever had. She's really taking great care of me, and I hope to have her until the end of my time." - CenterWell Sun City patient "This was an incredible …
SPORTS

Sun City mini golfers conclude season

The Mini Golf Club of Sun City held its final seasonal game May 22 at Sundial Mini Golf Course. The game was a Scotch Doubles where teams were made up of two players and they rotated putting the …
STATE

Aging agency celebrates 50 years

The Arizona Area Agency on Aging, Region One, held its 50th anniversary celebration May 22 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Mary Lynn Kusanic, chief executive officer of the agency, has 44 years …
MISSING

MCSO searches for Sun City resident after truck found in Peoria

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help with locating 48-year-old Robert Joseph Downs. He was last seen at his residence located in the area of Del Webb and Grand …
Update

Evacuation order downgraded in wildfire south of Florence

Florence fire crews on Wednesday night are no longer on scene at a large structure and brush fire in the area of Pinebrook and Dogwood roads  south of Florence  in the Cactus Forest community.
Budget

County officials to vote on $3.87 billion budget next month

Maricopa County’s $3.87 billion 2025 projected budget comes with a reduction to its general fund operating dollars to the tune of a 19.3% cut from last year, said Mike McGee, internal audit …
POSSE

Sun City Posse officers recognized by peers

The Sun City Posse recognized the volunteer hours of its officers May 19 at an appreciation dinner at the Sun City Country Club. “It’s an honor to be here,” said Sheriff Russ …
AWARDS

Roloff honored for Sun City service

Sun City Home Owners Association’s latest Hometown Hero Honor was presented to long-time Sun City resident Ben Roloff, a local historian. The surprise tribute was presented to Roloff at an …

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OPINIONS WITH CIVILITY
Regarding the front page article in the Sun City Independent about the Recreation Centers of Sun City purchasing the the former hospital on North  111th Avenue and North Thunderbird Boulevard, …
As the divide between Americans widens into what appears to be an almost unbridgeable chasm, isn’t it about time to begin looking at what the Balkanization of America needs to look like? I …
Just imagine that you would like to go see a movie in a theater, but they will not sell you an individual ticket. You have to buy a card with multiple admissions. You only want to see one movie, but …
ENTERTAINMENT

Sun City residents launch radio station

Mike Ege and Karla West are hoping residents of the Sun Cities will tune in to the easy listening music of scazradio.com programming as the background for the many activities they enjoy. They …
CHARITY

Sun City Posse hosts blood drive

The Sun City Posse blood drive is 8 a.m. to noon June 6 at Posse Headquarters, 10861 W. Sunland Drive. People can sign up by going to www.vitalant.org (Enter Blood Drive Code: 10056257) or …
EVENT

Museum celebrates Sun City founder’s 125th birthday

Sun City celebrated the 125th birthday of its founder May 17 at the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum with the debut of an oral history video series. The event also commemorated the 50th anniversary of his …
NEIGHBORS

Youngtown Medical Equipment Lending Center needs financial support

The Youngtown Community Fund, Inc., doing business as the Medical Equipment Lending Center, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that loans durable medical equipment at no cost for up to four months to residents …
NEIGHBORS

Sun City residents can attend Caregiver Boot Camp

Benevilla’s new Caregiver Boot Camp, an 11-session educational series designed to empower caregivers and enhance their support, will start June 3. The series is free and open to the public. …
Entertainment
Vocalist Sam Stefanski and pianist Josh Stefanski.

Sun City church kicks off ice cream, concert series

The Summer Sundae Sunday concert series at Bellevue Heights Church kicks off 6 p.m. June 2 in the church worship center, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. The first of the four concerts in the series …
Art teacher and fiber artisan Ellen Merchant, of Doing Grief Community Healing Project.

Fiber sculpting workshop offered in Sun City

Ellen Merchant has been working with fibers since she was seven years old. Now, an art teacher at Catalina Ventura Elementary School, the Sun City resident finds time between her teaching and …
Local artists Donna Berger and Marion Wishnefski

Sun City artists exhibit at local church

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 4102 W. Union Hills Drive, is featuring the artwork of local artists Donna Berger and Marion Wishnefski. A reception was recently held at the church …
Guitarist Tom Bell and poet Jack Evans will perform May 11 at Doing Grief Community Healing Project in Sun City.

Evans, Bell duo to perform at Grief Project in Sun City

Jack Evans, a poet who has performed in the downtown Phoenix arts scene, all over Arizona and coast to coast for more than 45 years, believes in the healing power of poetry. And at 9:30 a.m. …
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5.

Different ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in your city

A wide array of events for Cinco de Mayo that bring out the best of the Valley are happening this weekend May 3-5 in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Sun City and Surprise. There will be live …
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