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Maricopa County reports increase in building permit submissions

Data from the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county. Building permit submissions are up …

Lesko to reopen Surprise office June 1

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) plans to reopen her district office in Surprise on Monday, June 1.

Luke AFB’s new commander arrives from Baghdad, Iraq

Luke Air Force Base airmen welcomed their new wing commander May 27 as Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Todd D. Canterbury. Mr. Kreuder, a command …

O’Connor U launched by Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute has launched a new transformational initiative to bring its educational programs online, O’Connor U. The initiative provides innovative civics …

Meals keep on rolling

With Arizona restaurants cautiously opening to dine-in status last week, it has been business as usual — mostly — for the Sun City Meals on Wheels program.

West Valley Mavericks award $375,000 in grants to 82 area nonprofits

The West Valley Mavericks Foundation awarded more than $375,000 in grants to 82 local non-profit organizations, the organization announced in a May 21 news release. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) …

Club members serve those who serve others

Members of the Sun City Grand Music Club honored some of the unsung heroes in its local hospitals—both Banner Del Webb and Banner Boswell—by providing lunch to those who clean the …

Walgreens takes 'Red Nose Day' digital, championing fight against child poverty

Red Nose Day is back for the sixth year at Walgreens, with 240 locations across Arizona. While the mission to raise money to end child poverty remains more important now than ever, the "Red Nose" …

Sun City Posse unveils revamped website

There is a new look to the Sun City Posse website that officials believe will provide residents with a more clear picture of the organizations.

Facial masks still in demand in Sun City

When Jim Hunter, Sun City Home Owners Association board president, arrived at the office an hour before a mask giveaway there, he saw a long line of residents waiting to get them from AT&T.

Meals of Joy awarded $10,000 Microsoft grant

Meals of Joy, a Litchfield Park-based nonprofit meal delivery service for West Valley seniors in need, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Microsoft COVID-19 Response Fund. Funds will be …

Sun City walkers out in force

Walking has taken on new life in Sun City since the coronavirus came along.
Above, from left, are Rose Lewis, from Boswell Hospital, Eileen Tellefson, Jessie Salazar, Peter Salazar, and Johnathan Hughes, Environmental Services Director, Del Webb.

Club members serve those who serve others

Members of the Sun City Grand Music Club honored some of the unsung heroes in its local hospitals—both Banner Del Webb and Banner …
Ms. Delaney, pictured with Warren Pinter, is also a member of the Bell Metal Club and designed a sign for the Clay Corner. Once the club has reopened, the sign will be hung to commemorate the fact it is members’ “happy place.”

Club member shares support through scones

It wasn’t long after Arizonans were ordered to isolate in their homes that Marinette Clay Club member Dawn Delaney began thinking …


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Gallery 37 has gone virtual as the program’s participants work on the latest West Valley Arts’ project.

West Valley Arts’ summer program goes virtual

  West Valley Arts’ summer art program for students, Gallery 37, has gone virtual for the first time in 20 years of the …
Saguaros are blooming at the White Tanks Regional Park, 20 miles west of Sun City. Guests can easily stay in a car to see them, as Ruth Welscott of the Sun City Camera Guild did to capture this image May 1.

Walk by moonlight at upcoming White Tanks event

While there are fire bans and social distancing requirements, White Tank Mountain Regional Park is open for fun. The park, located …
Residents in the area of Cameo Drive and Boswell Boulevard gathered at safe distances to enjoy a free driveway concert May 13 in Sun City.

Sun City musicians wrap up driveway concert series

A group of Sun City musicians on May 13 performed their third and final driveway concert of the season to entertain neighbors and …
Jesse Ramirez of the Valley View Community Food Bank accepts a donation from Clark Chaffee on behalf of neighbors and friends on Via Montoya Street in Sun City West following an outdoor driveway concert.

Sun City West musicians perform to raise donations

Sun City West musicians dubbed “FlashDrive” for their impromptu appearances raised donations for the Valley View Community Food …
John Leo, Guy Dobbins, Larry Kubyiack and Scott Severtson hope to bring Rockin’ The Blues back to West Valley stages soon.

Combo hoping return to live playing coming soon

As some dine-in venues across the West Valley begin the process of re-opening Monday, May 11, as Gov. Doug Ducey announced this past …
Jesse Allen recently moved to Sun City from Florida, and is anxious to book some venues when locations start the process of safely re-opening.

Musician new to town looking to finally find some gigs

Having recently moved to Sun City from Florida’s Gulf Coast, musician Jesse Allen had hopes to find venues to bring his live …

The Arizona Highways Collection presents Photography by Barry M. Goldwater

Since 1925, Arizona Highways has been sharing the history, culture and natural beauty of Arizona with readers around the world. And …
Rich La Rose and Priscilla Pinches will perform as The Priscilla Rose Duo in a weekly live stream every Wednesday.

West Valley duo returns to playing through streaming

The Priscilla Rose Duo is bringing its live tunes to live streaming. The duo, who were regular performers across the West Valley in …
Sandra Bassett is the West Valley Arts Council’s new president and chief executive officer.

West Valley Arts Council appoints new president, CEO

West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, announced that Sandra Bassett, an accomplished arts and culture and …
April 22 will mark 50 years of Earth Day.

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary online

Wednesday, April 22, marks Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, and although coronavirus precautions have canceled at least one West Valley …
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