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Sun City residents vent anger over proposal

The future fate of a building that once housed a nursing home on the corner of 111th Avenue and Thunderbird Boulevard has surrounding neighbors curious — and even some angry — as to what sort of business will eventually exist on the property.

SCHOA Foundation needs contributions

With the holiday season well underway, the SCHOA Foundation officials are looking for contributions so the agency can help clean up Sun City properties.

Sun City, Sun City West HOAs conducting joint meetings

Sun City and Sun City West share a common history and therefore have mutual interests in a variety of issues.

Fire agencies in Sun City area in good shape

The Scottsdale Fire Department is facing a period of heavy retirements in the next five years, but Northwest Valley fire services are on a firm footing with staff.

Sun Cities museum annual meeting scheduled

Sun Cities residents can get an idea of what this area was like prior to community development during a presentation at the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum.
Opinion

Pearson: Letter writer is just plain wrong about Sun City CC&Rs

I usually try and be civil and often times read letters to the editor and let the nonsense writers spew roll off my back.

Havard: Yes, Jill, there is an HOA in Sun City

Jill Schafer (“There is no HOA in Sun City,” Sun City Independent, Nov. 20, 2019) is totally mistaken to believe that “there is no HOA in Sun City.”

Local Voices: Where to camp in the winter?

Local camping enthusiasts recommend some areas for camping during the cooler months. Just moved from Indiana in March and now we are settled in we’d like to get to some camping. Where are …

Graettinger: Think of volunteers during holidays in Sun City

This holiday season let’s stop and appreciate the profound glory of living in Sun City and being a part of a community that embraces all of our needs.

Graham: Sun City CC&Rs are quality of life issue

I read the letter (“Resident wants neighbors to vote ‘no’ on CC&Rs,” Sun City Independent, Nov. 13, 2019) concerning proposed changes and additions to the Sun City CC&Rs from Tom Bellows and found it to be the very definition of selfishness.
Clubs

Non-partisan group, Sun City Democrat club spend ‘Morning at the State Capitol’

The non-partisan Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and the Sun City Democratic Club collaborated to offer their members a “Morning at the State Capitol” Oct. 24. Speakers for this …

PA club slates ‘Zingo-Bingo’ event, lunch

The Pennsylvania Club hosts a “Zingo-Bingo” game and lunch Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Quail-Coyote Room, Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Members and their guests are welcome. …

Artist of the month, November demonstrator announced in Sun City

The Artists by the Lake have named Mark Christopher its artist of the month.

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 …
Business

Arrowhead campus earns top grade

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care.

Wallick to host annual pet event in Sun City

With the Holidays are fast approaching, John Wallick Jewelers will host its annual fundraiser for the Arizona Humane Society.

Youngtown apartment complex sells for $4.1M

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, announced the sale of Youngtown House Apartments, a 64-unit apartment complex located in Youngtown. According to Ryan Sarbinoff, regional manager of the firm’s Phoenix office, the asset commanded a sales price of $4,100,000 or $64,063 per unit.

Rightway Pharmacy in Sun City takes innovative approach to combat opioid crisis

In order to win the war on opioids, Rightway Pharmacy, 14806 N. Del Webb Blvd., is aligning with opioid prescribers on a collaborative care approach using cannabinoids, such as CBD, that is proving to significantly reduce opioid use in their pain patients.
Entertainment
The Desert Brass Band, which has been performing around the West Valley for more than 20 years, will play a concert in Sun City Dec. 19.

Desert Brass Band to play Christmas concert

The Desert Brass Band will be featured in a special Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. …
The Women’s Chorale will present a program of Christmas music Dec. 15 in Sun City.

Sonoran Sounds Women’s Chorale to present Christmas concert

A holiday concert from the Sonoran Sounds Women’s Chorale takes place 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal …

'Jazzy Christmas' show coming to Sun City

Swing Time will perform “A Jazzy Little Christmas” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107th …

Never too early to plan New Year's Eve blues music

Rockin’ the Blues (formerly The John Leo Group), featuring Surprise resident Mr. Leo on harmonica and vocals, Sun City residents Guy …
Neighbors
Paige Rickard

Sun City Elks honor Dysart student for December

Sun City Elks’ Student of the Month for December is Paige Rickard of Dysart High School, 11425 N. Dysart Road, El Mirage. Paige …
Abe Rudnick’s art work is on display outside Palo Verde’s art room at the Sundial Recreation Center.

Palo Verde honors Sun City artist

The Palo Verde Artist of the Month for January is Abe Rudnick. Mr. Rudnick’s interest in art in general and watercolor in …
Volunteers finishing work on PRIDES Park at 105th and Peoria avenues.

Sun City PRIDES clean up own park

Continunig their ongoing efforts to keep Sun City beautiful, volunteers descended on PRIDES Park at Peoria and 105th avenues for a …

Sun City volunteer-run used book store raking it in

Sun City’s small used book store is can’t really be called small anymore, at least from a revenue standpoint.