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Eland: Having empathy for potential adversaries is not weakness, it’s smart

Although bipartisanship seems to be rare in a polarized Washington, after Donald Trump was defeated for a second term as president, the coast was clear for Republicans to join Democrats in bashing both Russia and China.

Duncan: New changes could help Sun City residents

The Mission of the Sun City Community Assistance Network is to, “Connect people with resources to enhance their standard of living.”

Experts:  How vulnerable is your personal information? Here are 4 essential reads

When you enter your personal information or credit card number into a website, do you have a moment of hesitation? A nagging sense of vulnerability prompted by the parade of headlines about data breaches and hacks?

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PIF projects being considered in Sun City

If Recreation Centers of Sun City officials’ plans come together as envisioned, the corporation will spend more than $103 million on a number of projects through 2035.
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Volunteers continue to serve in Sun Cities

At the start of the pandemic many organizations were forced to stop all volunteer programs.

RCSC sets annual member meeting in Sun City

Recreation Centers of Sun City cardholders will have a chance to be part of the process during the annual membership meeting.

Sun Cities COVID case by month comparison still shows increases

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases in the last month through Nov. 26.

Surprise-based Benevilla gives senior community tips

Benevilla will host its next free Educational Workshop Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8. This online interactive workshop titled “How to Choose the Best Senior Living Community” will …

Sun City author pens new edition of ‘The Art of Pickleball’

Back in 2004, when Richard and Gale Leach moved to Arizona, they had never heard of pickleball, which was new to the area. Thinking the game sounded like fun, they signed up for a beginner …

Signs of the past

“Your invitation to see a $2,800,00 sun dial – Sun City’s new Sundial Recreation Center.”

Sun City Elks back in service mode

At long last, Sun City Elks Lodge No. 2559 restarted its donations programs

Serve rather than waiting to be served in Sun City

The story goes that a news reporter watched Mother Teresa of Calcutta as she cleaned the infested wound of a man on the street, only to say to her, “I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars.”
Carvers continues to gather in Sun City

It was the spring of 2006 that a group of around 40 individuals gathered at the Bell center social hall to form the Sun City Carvers. The club is still small, ranging from 50-60 members but three …

Sun City West Republican club hosts Secretary of State candidate

Pickleball Club exceeds food drive goals

Rotary Club of Sun City West donates to Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels


Blues Band plays two shows

The Hallelujah Blues Band announces two upcoming engagements. They will first perform 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Chef Peter's Bistro, 17300 N. Sun Village Parkway, Surprise (call 623-322-1011; …

Payers plan January performance

The Sun City Community Theater’s next show, “Don’t Talk to the Actors,” will be on stage Jan. 21-30, 2022. Fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancé are a …

Rockin’ the Blues slate two shows

Rockin’ the Blues will perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at The Eagles Aerie, 12425 W. Bell Road, No. 100. There is a $3 charge for nonmembers. Call 623-584-1660. The group will …

Sonoran Sounds perform December concert at Sun City West church

Sonoran Sounds will present an Advent Choral Concert 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. This all-women’s group is made up of West Valley sopranos …

Sun City Grand church kicks off the holidays with gospel show

Leon Patillo will kick off the holidays 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Grand Community Baptist Church, 18350 N. Goldwater Ridge Drive. A love offering will be taken in support of his ongoing …

Sonoran Sounds sing for veterans, announce Christmas concerts

The Sonoran Sounds Women’s Chorale, under the direction of Sue Powell and accompanied by Jan Schaafsma, sang for three different groups to honor United States veterans. They visited Sierra …
ProMusica Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. [Submitted photo]

ProMusica Arizona Chorale, Orchestra announces auditions

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra is holding auditions for its spring semester, by appointment only, during December and January. All instruments and voice parts are welcome to audition, …

Christian trio performs at local church

Award-winning Christian recording artists The Martins will be featured 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Grace Bible Church, 19280 N. 99th Ave. Siblings Judy, Joyce and Jonathan Martin have …
Pictured are June Fisher, Elaine Guest, Anita Snook, Ron Fisher and Michele Southerland. [Submitted photo]

Handbell players ready to ring in the holiday

The Handbell Ringers of Sun City are rehearsing their seasonal concert, “Holiday for Handbells.” This year’s program will include a variety of holiday hummers: “Joy to the …

Jake Shimabukuro shares his aloha spirit

Ukulele master and ambassador of aloha, Jake Shimabukuro, brings joy to the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, with his holiday show “Christmas in …
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