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Rocky Mountain Emmys names local Silver Circle Society inductees

Local communications professionals are among five invited to join the Silver Circle Society of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

UPDATED: RCSC will not reopen fitness centers in Sun City

Fitness centers at Recreation Centers of Sun City will not reopen at this time, according to corporate officials.

Just won't quit: Arizona farming families persist as development gobbles up land

The Rayner and Gladden families’ multigenerational Southwest Valley farming operations have weathered just about everything the world has thrown at them for the better part of 100 years, from drought and pests to extreme price swings and two pandemics, but there are two modern threats that are unrelenting — development and water availability.

Sun City Posse opens new branch office at Grand

The Sun City Posse expanded its exposure in the community and continues to be on solid financial ground.

Salvation Army continues meal, donation services

The Salvation Army Sun Cities “Meals on Wheels” has since March 19 provided 38,000 meals for those in need. A drive through hot breakfast along with a sack lunch is available 8-9:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Benevilla Home Services aids isolated seniors

Benevilla realizes the senior population is the most vulnerable right now to Coronavirus and is increasingly important they practice self-isolation and stay at home during the pandemic.

Peoria students provide survival kits for Sun City residents

Two Peoria High School students have launched a fundraiser to provide COVID-19 survival kits for Sun City senior citizens.

Sun City West business group to conduct school drive

After hosting a success blood and food drive, the Alliance of Business and Community in Sun City West will host another event.

Young volunteer is all heart

Sun Health Foundation is proud to tell stories of people who are giving back, those foundation officials consider true “heroes with heart.”

Mircosoft gives Benevilla COVID-19 Response Fund award

Benevilla received a $10,000 C-19 Response Fund award from the Greater Phoenix Microsoft Datacenter Community Development Team, bolstering the local organization’s community support.

West Valley Temple to host 6-week online course

Temple Beth Shalom of the West Valley, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City, is offering a new six-week adult education course – “Introduction to High Holy Days Prayers.”

Rotary meeting discusses Benevilla offerings

The Rotary Club of Sun City West, with members from Sun City West as well as Sun City, welcomed Sara Villanueva, vice president of donor relations for Benevilla and Rotary member, as speaker at the …

P.E.O. Chapter CL assists student with educational goals

Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter CL of Sun City West awarded Gabriella Valles $800 from their Chapter Foundation Fund, as well as a P.E.O. Educational Loan in the amount of $10,000. The …

Who’s Who in the Sun City Camera Guild

Richard Gehlbach was born in Phoenix. He joined the United States Navy at age 18, in the 1970s, and spent a good portion of the next five years overseas. After his service was completed, he worked …


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The Arizona Swing Kings is a 19-piece big band consisting of professional musicians who play the au-thentic sounds of the famous bands representing the swing and jazz eras. The band is directed by Lenny King, founder and former leader of the Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. [Submitted photo]

Arizona Swing Kings look ahead to area performances

Arizona Swing Kings band members are looking forward to getting back into music entertainment ac-tivities as soon as it’s safe for performers and the audience. The group is hoping to set up …
Ol Porch Dog will be doing his "Back To The Beach" show at I and J Fountain Restaurant in Surprise Aug. 21.

Ol' Porch Dog finds new venue in Surprise

Ol Porch Dog will be doing his "Back To The Beach" show at a new venue in Surprise, I & J Fountain Restaurant.

Women’s chorus seeks new members

Westwind Chorus, a women’s chorus and a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, singing acapella music, is looking for new members. Members are hosting weekly sessions on Zoom, providing an …
Patrick Veit, Michael Caruso and Robert Lowman will perform as The Hallelujah Blues Band Aug. 15 in Surprise.

Hallelujah Blues Band back to the Fountain

I and J Fountain Restaurant underwent deep cleaning in late July and has now reopened with live music acts back soon.
Larry Kubiayk returns to live performing with an upcoming Beatles tribute show Aug. 15 in Peoria.

Tribute series continues at Peoria’s Sunset Bistro

Social distancing is in effect at the latest installment of the ongoing tribute series from Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog”: “Nothing But The Beatles” in Peoria.
West Valley Arts Council has named Glendale’s Michael Denson its new Arts HQ Gallery Director.

West Valley Arts Council names gallery director

Michael Denson is the new Arts HQ Gallery Director at West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza.
Meghan Ruel

ProMusica Arizona to offer choral, instrumental classes online

ProMusica Arizona is offering weekly classes on choral singing and instrumental playing techniques in September.
Sun Joo Lee, Sunshine Music Therapy owner/clinical director, is a musical director of Shine on Your Light choir for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as the Tremble Clefs, a chorus for those with Parkinson’s disease. [Submitted photo]

Memory Cafe goes virtual with music program

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) continues its virtual Memory Café program, via ZOOM from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.
Above is Joseph Fiennes. [Submitted photo]

Church hosts free movie screening

New Hope Fellowship in Sun City West, 19424 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., hosts a free screening of the film “Risen” 3 p.m. Thursday, July 30. “Risen” is an American biblical …
Patrick Veit, Michael Caruso and Robert Lowman will perform as The Hallelujah Blues Band Aug. 1 in Peoria.

Hallelujah Blues Band to rock Peoria

The Hallelujah Blues Band plays 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sunset Bistro At The Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria.
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