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Sun Citians see SpaceX launch

ELECTION

Carroll runs for second term

Incumbent Sen. Frank Carroll is the only candidate on the 2024 Primary Election Ballot for Arizona State Senate District 28. The primary election takes place July 30. The general election is Nov. 5. …
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At CenterWell Senior Primary Care in Phoenix, It's About Time

"Julia is the best provider I've ever had. She's really taking great care of me, and I hope to have her until the end of my time." - CenterWell Sun City patient "This was an incredible …
CLUBS

Sun City Ukulele Club continues outreach efforts

The Sun City Ukulele Club has made the first step in its new outreach program with the El Mirage Public Library by donating two ukuleles, tuners and self-instruction booklets written by club members. …
TRANSPORTATION

Northwest Valley Connect partners with Foundation for Senior Living

After ten years providing rides to seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities in the Northwest Valley, Northwest Valley Connect announces a new collaboration with FSL to strengthen and …
CLUBS

Best Friends Dog Club slates training class in Sun City

The Best Friends Dog Club announces its Manners 1 class, a seven-week session taught by a certified dog trainer where residents can learn how to train their dogs with basic obedience skills such as …
Independent Newsmedia

Independent announces enhanced publication changes

Dear Reader:   We’re happy to inform you of exciting changes to our publications that will take effect beginning July 1, 2024. We’re standardizing our publications …
COMMUNITY

Mountain View design bid accepted in Sun City

The Recreation Centers of Sun City board of directors updated residents on several projects during its exchange meeting June 10. Residents continued to express their division in the …
BUSINESS

Hanging Gardens offers authentic cuisine to Sun City residents

Esho Kais, the owner of Hanging Gardens Restaurant, hopes his family’s authentic Mediterranean recipes will become popular with Sun City residents. “I’m trying to get the …
THINGS TO DO

Sun City Players announce return of Reader’s Theater Ensemble

Through the efforts and leadership of new member Ray Schiel, the Sun City Players Community Theater is presenting semimonthly classes for the Reader’s Theater Ensemble throughout the summer. …

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OPINIONS WITH CIVILITY
I was pleasantly surprised and intrigued reading the article with regards to the plans of the Union Hills property. As a resident living on the course, we are beyond disappointed in the condition of …
Regarding the situation at Union Hills, while I would never condone vandalism the expression “agree with the message, not the method” definitely describes my take on the graffiti job done …
One of the best things a letters to the editor section of a local newspaper can do is provide readers the opportunity to speak the good news of a community’s wonderful businesses. I’d …
FIRE

Fire temporarily closes Sun City businesses

An electrical fire in the Plaza de Grande office building, 10147 W. Grand Ave., has closed some businesses temporarily. “They’re hoping to have us back open in about three …
NEIGHBORS

Sun City Daughters attend state conferences

Daughters Melissa Bagley, Chapter Parliamentarian Kathie Mittelsteadt, Chapter Regent Twila Lobitz and Honorary Chapter Regent Shirley Staggs, of Sun City’s National Society Daughters of the …
TAXES

County lawsuit may prompt higher Sun City fire district taxes

The Qasimyar versus Maricopa County tax court case recently settled and will result in tax refunds for specific residential property taxpayers throughout the county, while others may see tax …
COMMUNITY

Sun City Early Bird Lions Club donates $900 to SCHOA

The Sun City Early Birds Lions Club presented a $900 check to the Sun City Home Owners Association June 10, in a show of support for the HOA’s compliance efforts and advocacy that are …
business

National accreditation granted to Advanced Home Watch Services

Advanced Home Watch Services has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the third year. Home Watch is a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious …
Entertainment

Sun City West church slates patriotic choir musical, indoor picnic

“America, Keep Singing” will be presented 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30, by the Sanctuary Choir at First Baptist Church, 17419 N. Conquistador Drive. The patriotic musical will include …
Supporters of the West Valley Art Museum pose outside Peoria City Hall with a recognition award presented to them June 19 by the Peoria City Council.

City of Peoria pays tribute to West Valley Art Museum

After nearly 50 years of serving art patrons throughout the Northwest Valley, the West Valley Art Museum has officially closed the doors of its art gallery at Peoria City Hall. The City of …
The Lone Mountain Band

Lone Mountain Band plays at Sun City Country Club

The Lone Mountain Band will perform 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave. Call 623-933-1353, ext. 2, for reservations. Admission is free but a $10 minimum …
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Arizona Band

Coast Guard band to perform in Sun City West

Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church hosts a performance by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Arizona Band 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at 13658 W. Meeker Blvd. The melodies of the Coast Guard …
Larry Kubiayk stands on stage at the Sun Bowl in Sun City, one of many West Valley venues he has played around town.

Sun City resident brings vibe of the tropics to West Valley

Editor's note: This article first appeared in  Sun Life Magazine ,  a Daily Independent publication . There’s a beach buzz anywhere Larry Kubiayk brings his guitar, even in the …
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