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Overlay decision in limbo in Sun City

Unlike an earlier challenge to Sun City’s age overlay, the Maricopa County Board of Adjustment left the latest variance request in limbo.

Sun City West Witches Ride gives back

Benevilla is thankful to the members of the Sun City West Witches Ride for choosing the organization as the recipient of donations raised at the annual Halloween themed event.

Grand opening celebration in Sun City West

There is a place in Sun City West to purchase plants and simultaneously give back to local nonprofit organizations.

Benevilla talks tax credits at Surprise workshop

Benevilla is offering a Arizona Tax Credits and Charitable Giving to Reduce Your Tax Burden” workshop from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 on Zoom and in person at the Benevilla campus, 16752 N. …
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Overlay decision in limbo in Sun City

Unlike an earlier challenge to Sun City’s age overlay, the Maricopa County Board of Adjustment left the latest variance request in limbo.
Subscriber Exclusive

Overlay decision in limbo in Sun City

Unlike an earlier challenge to Sun City’s age overlay, the Maricopa County Board of Adjustment left the latest variance request in limbo.

Keep a Christmas Eve tradition going in Sun City West

The Sun City West Sunrise Lions Club is selling luminarias exclusively at Bob’s Variety, 13567 W. Camino del Sol, now through Christmas Eve.

Crime insight in Sun City West

Brian Stutsman, Maricopa County Sheriff’s  Office District 3 patrol commander, said residents in Sun City West play a vital role in the partnership with MCSO and if individuals see something, then it needs to be shared now.

Safety meeting at PORA in Sun City West

For residents concerned about traffic, roads and safety in Sun City West, an upcoming meeting will provide useful information at no cost.

Church donates food

Willowbrook United Methodist Church, 19390 N. 99th Ave., Sun City members helped Valley View Community Food Bank, 10771 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City get food out as soon as possible by volunteering at the facility

Turquoise extravaganza at Sun City West gallery

No need to pinch yourself, it’s not a dream.

Sun Cities new COVID case numbers continue to climb

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases by ZIP code in the last month through Nov. 25.

Serving it up

Sun City West club serves up a Thanksgiving meal.
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The Palo Verde Patchers recognize the importance of providing members who are new to quilting the tools they need to be successful. The Beginning Quilting class is a six month opportunity to learn …
Several members of the Scrapbooking, Papercraft & More club recently convened in the Beardsley club room to work on hand-crafted Thanksgiving baskets for Sun City West residents enrolled in the …
The Sun City West Rotary Club hosted Tiffany Lam Mendoza, Community Affairs Coordinator with the  Maricopa County District Attorney’s office, as she spoke about the problem of human sex …
The Automotive Restoration Club of Sun City West hosted a tour of the ARC facility to members of “The Goodguys,” an international hot rod association based in Dallas. Members were in …
The Holiday Duo featuring flute and violin will perform for the Music Club of Sun City West Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Stardust Theatre. The Duo is Lauren Dowd-Erickson on flute and Judy Pugel on …
Obits & Memorials
We are sad to announce the passing of Glenn L. Jensen of Sun City, Arizona. Glenn was 97 years old when he died on November 18, 2022 from complications of surgery for a broken femur in the …
Robert, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022. Born October 7, 1937 as a first generation American to Michael (from Serbia) and Irene  (from Italy) Tomich,  Bob Tomich  lived a Norman …
Bernadette (Bernie) O’Loughlin, Brodeur, Lockeby of Sun City West, AZ went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 13, 2022. Bernie was born on November …
Nancy Sue Hawley passed away on November 16, 2022 at the age of 75 due to the effects of dementia. She was born July 10, 1947 to parents, William and Bertha (Garner) Hawley. She married Martin J. …
The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum, 10801 W. Oakmont Drive, Sun City conducted its second annual Christmas party Nov. 29.
Sun City National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Honorary Chapter Regent Shirley Staggs and Chapter Regent Twila Lobitz presented the surviving spouse 50th Vietnam War era commemorative …
The Congregational Church of Sun City, 18401 N. 99th Ave., recently presented a $1,288.00 check to Jean Marie Stockton of Hospice of the Valley, which has offices in Peoria, Surprise and …
With about 260 golf cars and bicycles in the 2022 Witches Ride for Charity, $11,320 was raised for Benevilla. Head Witch Anna Gorman extended a huge thank you to all the witches who donated. It …
The American Lutheran Church of Sun City Worship and Music Ministry invites singers from around the region to lift their voices with the ALC choir presentation of “Requiem” by Gabriel …
Entertainment & Things to Do
Trumpet player and bandleader Dan Reed brings the Dixieland Hotshots to Grace Community Church in Sun City Grand Friday, Dec. 2.

Hotshots start holiday merriment in Surprise

Grace Community Church in Surprise will play host to Dan Reed’s Dixieland Hotshots at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 16165 W. Mountain View Blvd., Suite 4900.

Musical performed Dec. 11

The Desert Garden United Church of Christ Chancel Choir, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble and conducted by Dennis Marsollier, will perform the musical “Were You There on That Christmas …

Desert Brass Band plays at local church

Next in the concert series at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 Meeker Blvd., is the Desert Brass Band, which will perform 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Organized in 1997 as the Renaissance Brass, …

Phoenician Tenors perform at area church

The Phoenician Tenors, featuring Johnny Huerta, Guillermo Ontiveros and Francisco Renteria, will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Drive. Huerta, an …
The duo of Cheri and Dave plays in concert Friday, Nov. 25 at I & J Fountain Restaurant in Surprise.

Duo delights crowd at Surprise restaurant

The duo of Cheri and Dave plays a variety of music including oldies rock from the 1950’s through 1970’s by artists like Creedence Clearwater, Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis, The Beatles …
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