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Statement from Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers about the Sept. 24 Senate audit hearing

Members of the Board of Supervisors watched the Senate/Cyber Ninja hearing and the County’s social media team, working with elections professionals, responded to allegations in real time.  …

Statement from Maricopa County Chairman Sellers about the draft Senate audit report

You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew – the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did, in fact, win. This means the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters.  That should be the end of the story.  Everything else is just noise.

Svendsen: RCSC needs to be upturned to shake change in Sun City

In reading the avalanche of mail to the Independent over the summer, I say way to go supporters of fair and due process for Karen McAdam and way to defend and support the rebirth of Recreation Centers of Sun City.

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Sun City CAN, AARP gearing up for tax season

The April 15 income tax deadline is months away, but for Sun City Community Assistance Network it is never too early to begin getting ready for tax season.
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Book Buddy program on hold in Sun City

A once popular program offered by the Friends of the Sun City Libraries was put on hold indefinitely.
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Independent seeks veteran submissions

Independent Newsmedia is featuring a Veterans Day Salute to honor those who have served our country. Thank you for your service. Residents are encouraged to submit a photograph along with the …
SUN CITY CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
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Sun City PRIDES begin projects for year

The Sun City PRIDES coordinated with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation to improve the median on North 107th Avenue immediately south of Peoria Avenue.

2022 Scenic Arizona Calendars are now available

Copies of Independent Newsmedia’s 2022 Scenic Arizona Calendar are now available for purchase. Photographers with submissions featured in the calendar include: Curtis Roberts, of Peoria; …
NEIGHBORS

Friends of Poor Walk strides in Surprise for those in need

The 2021 Friends of the Poor Walk/Run hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Clare’s of Assisi Conference is set up for later this month. This event takes place on Sept. 25 at …
Neighbors

Arizona women protest for voting rights

Voting rights activists, including Linda Napier from Sun City West, a member of the League of Women Voters-Northwest Maricopa County, plus a contingency of league members from across Arizona, traveled to Washington, D.C. Aug. 24 to make their voices heard.
Neighbors

Signs of the past

It almost looks like a tombstone, but a plaque commemorating the Historic Site of Marinette, Arizona is not in Sunland Cemetery.
Clubs
Players select cast for upcoming show

The Sun City Players Community Theater held auditions Sept. 8 for their fall 2021 presentation of “Suite Surrender,” a comedy/farce by playwright Michael McKeever. A record number of …

Rotary Club of Sun City West presents ‘Ten Top Technologies of the 20th Century’

Republican club slates next meeting, speaker

Daughters deliver donations to VA center

Entertainment
Saturday night The Watering Hole at Wickenburg Ranch will play host to a benefit concert, “Sunset Symphony.” The Humane Society of Wickenburg and the West Valley Symphony String Ensemble are presenting the concert

Benefit concert in Wickenburg is a ‘Sunset Symphony’

The Humane Society of Wickenburg and the West Valley Symphony String Ensemble present a benefit concert, “Sunset Symphony,” featuring works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at The Watering Hole at Wickenburg Ranch.
Nicole Pesce

Concert at Bellevue Heights Church features music of Broadway

The duo of pianist Nicole Pesce and trumpeter Dan Reed headline a free concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. The Music of Broadway will be featured in this …
Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg and the West Valley Symphony will start the 2021-22 season in Surprise Nov. 21. Before then, the symphony is leading auditions for 15 chairs in early October in Chandler.

West Valley Symphony sets early October auditions

The West Valley Symphony has scheduled string auditions on Saturday, Oct. 2 and for principal tuba and second bassoon on Saturday, Oct. 9 for the six-concert 2021-22 season, which begins Nov. 21 and …

The Vista Center for the Arts hosts patriotic Country Music Festival

The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place, is celebrating and remembering the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Country Music Festival Sept. 10 and 11. Day one features Shooter Jennings …

Theatre West offers an afternoon of comedy with the ‘Battling Bickersons’

In one corner there is John Bickerson (played by Byron Brothers), the undisputed snoring champion of the world. In the other, Blanche Bickerson (played by Lorna Kenney), radio’s most relentless …

Big Band is back in 'Rhythm'

The Rhythm Ramblers Big Band is beginning its fall rehearsals from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the Fairway Recreation Center, 10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City. Rehearsals are open to the …
Actor and director Matt McAuley opened the Ghostlight Theatre doors back in 2010.

“Art” opens its run Sept. 9 with Sun City West troupe

Ghostlight Theatre is in rehearsals for its next production. “Art” will open with a 7 p.m. show Thursday, Sept. 9 on stage at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol in Sun City West. The run will …
Pictured is Director Ken Goodenberger as he reviews a question from Patti Grice during rehearsal. [Submitted photos]

West Valley Chorale announces auditions

The West Valley Chorale is holding auditions for fall performances of Beethoven’s Mass in C-Major by appointment Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W. …

Cimarron Sidekicks bring Western music to Bellevue Heights Church

Cimarron Sidekicks, a three-member Western group, will take the stage 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. This is the next in a series of special events known …

Concert band rehearsals begin Sept. 7

Sun City Concert Band rehearsals begin 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 in the Fairway center. They will continue 9-11 a.m. each Tuesday through April. Fall 2021 concerts are 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 in …
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