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Hague: Will homeownership in American be for only the privileged?

“I will never sell another piece of real estate,” said my son, Corey. “I regret selling my condo before buying my current house,” he added.

Democratic leaders: Legislature must protect itself, public participants from COVID-19

Dear Speaker Bowers and Senate President Fann, we understand from recent media reports that the decisions announced last week regarding COVID-19 protocols in the House and Senate have not yet been finalized. As you discuss the final arrangements, we urge you to reimplement safety measures that will protect both members and the public and allow for all voices to be heard at the capitol.

Donovan: Today’s Arizona students are tomorrow’s environmental stewards

Arizona’s current drought is coming up on 15 years in length and has surpassed the worst drought in more than 110 years of official record keeping. Arizona’s water reservoirs are severely depleted, and according to the United States Drought Monitor, nearly 99% of Arizona is in some sort of drought.

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Scam seminars planned in SCW

People who have ever been scammed, conned or defrauded know just how painful it can be.
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Sun City residents will have to wait for water decision

The state utility commission made progress Jan. 11-12 inching toward a decision that should decide the fate of EPCOR water rates in the Sun Cities, Anthem and other Arizona communities.
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RCSC postpones annual meeting motions in Sun City

Some motions made at the Dec. 13 Recreation Centers of Sun City annual membership meeting got a partial heating but were postponed until later this month.

RCSCW officials look ahead to master plan

Residents of Sun City West have the opportunity to share input with association officials.

Ladies plan for fashions, food and fun in February

The Prince of Peace Parish Our Lady’s Guild will host their Mary’s Flower Garden Fashion Show and Luncheon Saturday, Feb. 12 in St. Michael’s Hall, 14818 W. Deer Valley …

West Valley duo honored for philanthropy

West Valley residents Gracie Carter and James Greenwald have received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for the impact they’re making in the community by supporting Sun Health Foundation’s …

Bellevue Heights Church celebrates 50th anniversary

Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City, 9440 W. Hutton Drive, has begun celebration of its 50th anniversary with activities known as “A Season of Thankfulness.” During January, sermons by …

AAUW NWV presents founder, CEO of Local First Arizona

The American Association of University Women, Northwest Valley branch, hosts speaker Kimber Lanning 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in person at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson …

Sun City resident honored in Kenya

Sun City resident Hugh Duncan was honored by having the science laboratories at a high school in Kenya named for him.
P.E.O. Reciprocity hosts Founders’ Day luncheon

A P.E.O. Founders’ Day luncheon, hosted by the Sun City and Peoria Reciprocity, is noon Friday, Jan. 21 at All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church, 9502 W. Hutton. Guest speaker Shannon …

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae ‘care with bears’

Republican club hosts Pinal County sheriff

Sun City West/Surprise Reciprocity to host P.E.O. Founders Day luncheon


Sun City Country Club presents singer-songwriter

The Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., hosts singer-songwriter Dan McCorison in concert Saturday, Feb. 5. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is 5:30 p.m.; the music begins 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per …
From left to right: Katryce Bridges, Ixy Utpadel, Hector Coris, Cliff Williams and Shelly Boucher, rehearse “Gods of Comedy,” which debuts Jan. 20 at Stage Left Productions in Surprise.

‘Gods of Comedy’ descend on Stage Left Productions in Surprise

Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a …

Piano man A.J. Croce returns to the Webb Center

The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, dazzling piano man and singer-songwriter A.J. Croce back to the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Featuring …
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American standards meets Gypsy Swing at performing arts center

The Black Market Trust will appear one night only 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg, 2001 W. Wickenburg Way, Suite 3. The five-piece band …
A Don Williams Tribute Show, performed by Steve Christiansen, is 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at I & J Fountain Restaurant in Surprise.

Tribute show for country singer is Jan. 13

A Don Williams Tribute Show, performed by Steve Christiansen, is 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road. Christiansen also is commonly known locally as Steve …
In the foreground, the work of Betty Hahn, of Sun City, entitled “Miracle of Infinitude,” hangs in the West Valley Art Museum Gallery in Peoria.

Peoria exhibit celebrates Southwest through fiber art

Varying perspectives of the Southwest are celebrated in the unique medium of quilting in an exhibit on display in Peoria.
Pictured are tenor Gene Brandwein, lead Dave Moses, bass Hugh Ryan and baritone Barney Barnhart. [Submitted photo]

It’s show time for barbershop chorus

The Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus has several quartets that come from the ranks of the chorus. One of its most humorous quartets is called Time Was, with a name that almost creates expectation of …
The band features, from left, Surprise resident Charles “Spanky” Lake (drums, vocals); Sun City resident Rich La Rose (guitar, vocals); Glendale resident Priscilla Pinches (keyboard, vocals); and Goodyear resident Ray Carter (bass, vocals).

Rose Band planning Glendale, Surprise gigs

A West Valley combo has two gigs coming up this month.

Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival to make return

The 10th annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival, presented by Thunderbird Artists and the city of Surprise, returns Friday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 9.
Vocal Moxie and the A Cappella Syndicate will perform Jan. 22 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. [Submitted photos]

Area church presents two a cappella groups

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd., is hosting two a cappella groups 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Vocal Moxie is what began as a dream of Director Brent Graham, which has blossomed …
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