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4 vying for SCHOA board slots in Sun City

There will be four candidates campaigning to fill three expiring seats on the Sun City Home Owners Association Board of Directors this year.

New codes to protect Sun City area residents

Surprise was rocked by an explosion April 19 when a battery story unit owned by Arizona Public Service erupted in a fireball that left city and utility industry officials reeling.

Silver Alert issued for Judy Tanzer of Sun City

A Silver Alert has been issued for a Sun City woman who left home to go to the store.

RCSC to consider video surveillance in Sun City

Recreation Centers of Sun City officials are considering adding an eye in the sky at some of its facilities.

Infrastructure changes coming for Sun City Posse grounds

The Sun City Posse grounds are becoming more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
Opinion

Ford: Which came first, woman or train horns?

Regarding the woman who is getting petitions signed to silence the trains and their honking at intersections (“I hear that train a coming,” Sun City Independent, Sept. 18, 2019), who was there first? The trains or the woman?

Simmons: Better projects help Sun City property values

I have lived at 10064 Alabama Ave. for 33 years and have seen a lot of harebrained ideas generated from the many new residents who literally come and go from one house to another over the years.

Kvaran: Purse stolen from car at Sun City dog park

My daughter arrived from Cleveland yesterday morning, I made it to the airport on time, despite Phoenix rush hour’s attempt to make it not happen, picked daughter No. 2 up, stopped for breakfast at George’s, came home, grabbed the dog and headed over to Dufffeeland Dog Park.

Sun City workshop will feature CC&R amendments

The Sun City Home Owners Association will host 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Fairway Recreation Center, 10600 W. Peoria Ave., a covenants, conditions and restrictions workshop.

Anderson: Train whistles in Sun City do not bother reader

Much has been said on next-door.com about the train whistles in Sun City (“I hear that train a coming,” Sun City Independent, Sept. 18, 2019).
Clubs

Sun City club marks a day of remembrance

Shirley Staggs, regent, and Twila Lobitz, vice regent for the Sun City Agua Fria Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently welcomed Andy Simoneschi, a first …

Sun City LGBT club gets season underway with donation

The LGBT Club of Sun City began its fall season with members and allies donating to the Title 1 Heritage Elementary School STEAM Program wish list. The STEAM Program Wish List was developed by …

Democrats club hosts Adrian Fontes

The Northwest Valley Democrats host a general meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Quail Room at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Speaker is Adrian Fontes, …

AAUW Girlfriends group takes in movie, lunch

Members of the AAUW Northwest Valley Girlfriends and More Special Interest Group attended the movie “Downton Abbey” and ate lunch afterwards at Nick’s II diner, 13765 Litchfield …
West Valley Preps

Do-it-all Young sparks Centennial’s 48-13 semifinal win over Higley

SURPRISE — Anyone who has watched Centennial junior Jaydin Young play this season ends up asking the same question. “What can’t this guy …

AIA releases prep football playoff brackets

There were no huge surprises Saturday morning in Mesa during the reveal of the 2018 Arizona Interscholastic Association prep football playoff brackets. 6A …

Centennial D nets 4th straight shutout in 48-0 win over Sunrise Mountain

PEORIA — In nearly three decades of Centennial varsity football, the Coyotes have rolled out some dominating defenses.
Entertainment

Health Events Week of Oct 10-16

The following are health events for the week of October 10-16

Food truck party comes to Goodyear Ballpark Saturday

The (Food Truck) Round Up goes 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The Roundup is a food truck …

Things To Do: Sept. 11-18

9/11 WEDNESDAY Theatre CURTAIN: Live on stage: “Xanadu” plays 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, …

Howicz: Sun City pedestrians should stay on sidewalks

I agree with the recent in the streets letter (“Cyclists should warn walkers of approach,” Sun City Independent, Aug. 14, …
Neighbors
The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum went back to the pink paint job it had when it was first owned as a home in the early-1960s.

Sun City 'resident' elected U.S. president

The headline above paraphrases a story appearing in a local newspaper in November 1980, shortly after Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy …
The Sun City Posse will team with Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to host a scam workshop to help residents avoid becoming victims.

Posse, MCSO to help residents avoid scams

Senior citizens continue to be targets of scammers at a growing rate, but they can avoid them by following tips from law …

SCHOA community guide for Sun City residents in final stages

By Rusty Bradshaw Independent Newsmedia The community resource guide produced by the Sun City Home Owners Association in …

Streakers show their Sun City stuff

By Ben Roloff Special to Independent Newsmedia Fads have swept through the country throughout its history. The year 1974 …