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Sun City clubs safe so far from IRS challenges

Recreation Centers of Sun City West officials are dealing with some noncompliance issues with the Internal Revenue Service regarding its clubs, but chartered clubs in Sun City do not have those issues so far.
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Sun City bookstore sees strong sales

Sun City residents missed their used book store, operated by the Friends of the Sun City Libraries, as sales and comments attest.
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Searching for water savings in Sun City

With the specter of a worsening drought and reduced water allocations, Recreation Centers of Sun City officials are making plans to conserve more water.

COVID cases in Sun Cities continue to flirt with flat line

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,906 on June 11.
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Signs of the past

Sun City crossed Grand Avenue to begin Phase 2 in 1969, and the new development was unlike anything in Arizona.

Benevilla teams up with ‘CARS’

For the first time, Benevilla officials will give residents the chance to support charitable programs and services through vehicle donations.

Northwest Valley Connect seeking volunteers

Northwest Valley Connect, a nonprofit that serves nearby residents who need transportation assistance, is seeking additional volunteers to help the cause.

Signs of the past

The first homes built in Sun City had few frills, but it wasn’t long before Del Webb Development Corp. officials realized prospective buyers wanted and had the means to pay for nicer homes.
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Sun City Posse prepares for anniversary

Sun City celebrated its 50th year of existence more than a decade ago, but there is another 50th anniversary approaching.

SCW Kiwanis contributes to Beads of Courage

Christy Puetz, representing Beads of Courage, spoke at the June 1 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sun City West. Beads of Courage is a Tucson-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the …

Who’s Who in the Camera Guild — Terry Parks

Terry Parks was born and raised on the lower east side of Detroit. She came from a small Italian family and attended elementary and high school in Michigan. When she was 19 years old, she purchased …

Connor Simpson and Natalie Mason. [Submitted photo]

Teen singing duo opens summer concert series at Bellevue Heights

The first of five Summer Sundae Sunday concerts at Bellevue Heights Church is Sunday, June 20 and will feature the vocal talents of Connor Simpson and Natalie Mason. The concert will begin at 6 …
The Priscilla Rose Band features, from left, Ray Carter, Priscilla Pinches, Jack Lake Jr., and Rich La Rose.

West Valley combo planning Surprise gig

The Priscilla Rose Band will perform a West Valley gig this month.
Meals of Joy's Duck Derby will be virtual this year; organizers are hoping to top the $11,000 raised during 2020's virtual event.

Meals of Joy Duck Derby fundraiser returns July 4; someone will win $1,000

Meals of Joy, a nonprofit meal delivery service for seniors, will hold its fourth annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Sunday, July 4.

Dan Reed, Nicole Pesce perform in concert

Dan Reed, trumpeter, and Nicole Pesce, pianist, are teaming up and presenting a concert 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. They blend every style possible …
St. Joseph's Youth Camp provides numerous outdoor activities for particpants.

Camp seeks Valley teens to serve as summer youth camp counselors

After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 for many Arizona overnight summer camps, the 2021 summer camp season is a light of fun at the end of a tunnel.
Young ballet dancers practice under the watchful eye of Tasha Stramecki.

Southwest Ballet Theatre names new artistic director, head instructor

Southwest Ballet Theatre announced the selection of Tasha Stramecki as its new artistic director and head ballet instructor.
“All In CASH,” tribute to Johnny Cash by Steve Christiansen returns to I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise, May 22.

Cash tribute, blues band finish month at I and J Fountain

I and J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise, hosts two more big shows this month: • All In Cash, a “Man In BlacK’ tribute show from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 22.The …
Ground Floor Artists member Judith Visker is pictured with her paintings in the Surprise art studio.

Membership show hits Ground Floor Artists in Surprise

Ground Floor Artists continues its membership show that through June 26 at the gallery, 13343 W. Foxfire Drive, Suite 3, Surprise. There are more than 100 pieces of artwork representing 41 of …
The classic musical Chicago returns to the ABT stage Sept. 19, after 553 days of closure since the run was cut short last year.

Chicago will return to Arizona Broadway Theatre this fall

Arizona Broadway Theatre had been waiting to produce the iconic musical Chicago since the theatre opened in 2005. In March of 2020, ABT finally opened the classic musical to sold-out audiences and …
The West Valley Island Cultural Festival will stream online on May 15.

West Valley Island Cultural Festival to stream live online

The West Valley Island Cultural Festival will present a livestream festival at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15.
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