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Sun City West indoor facilities reopen

After a two-month closure, Sun City West residents are once again able to access the indoor facilities at the Recreation Centers of Sun City West.

Sun Cities COVID case climb slows significantly

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,438 on Feb. 19.

What you need to know about spring training at Peoria Sports Complex

Since the pandemic led to a rash of significant closures about two weeks into last year’s spring training season, nothing has been normal in professional athletics.

Thieves target vehicle pollution devices

Vehicle owners in the Northwest Valley should keep a careful watch on their cars and trucks as thieves are again targeting parts for theft.

EPCOR to continue COVID-19 bill credit program in 2021

EPCOR USA Inc. is extending its program to help Arizona customers with monthly bill credits into 2021 as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit the economy.

New leadership for SCW Posse

A new commander leads the Sun City West Posse in 2021.

Possible vaccination stop at R.H. Johnson

Sun City West residents may soon be able to get the COVID-19 vaccination at a second location in the community.

Racism in America: Join the discussion

Racism is not new in American society but has risen to the forefront in recent years, and a number of local groups are working to make it an important topic of conversation for all who want to participate.
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The Sun City National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Agua Fria Chapter, was honored at the chapter’s February virtual meeting with a program presentation by Evan Kobley, …
The Sun City West Republican Club meets Saturday, March 6 at Church on the Green, 19051 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the meeting starts 9 a.m. A $2 donation will be accepted at …
The BASCW (Bowling Club) hosted a Valentine Red Pin Event Feb. 13. In addition to regular prize money, more than $200 was distributed to members who had a red head pin strike. Four members had No …
Judy Penman and Peggy Johnson are members of the Boomer Field Trip group that recently paid a visit to the Phoenix Musical Instruments Museum. Despite the pandemic, small interest groups of the …

Area authors announce latest mystery

Sun City West cozy mystery authors Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp, writing as J.C. Eaton, introduce “Murder at Classy Kitchens,” the third novel in their Marcie Rayner detective …

Bellevue Heights Church announces virtual program

The Voice of the Martyrs, an organization that chronicles persecution of Christians around the world, will present a special virtual program Friday, March 5, and Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City, …

Maricopa County Library District expands technology, Internet access

The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) is expanding its Wi-Fi hotspot and Chromebook lending program to all 18 of its libraries—a service that had previously been available at just four of …

Breast cancer basics, new treatments to be discussed

Residents can stay informed on new developments in breast cancer care by joining Sun Health Foundation on Zoom for the next Coffee with Gina and Friends.

Lord of Life slates food drive

Lord of Life Lutheran Church is hosting a community food drive 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. All donations benefit Valley View Food Bank. Those donating do not have to …
St. Mary’s Food Bank development associate Rebecca Utech is flanked by CORE Institute orthopedic surgeons Dr. Damon Adamany, Dr. Amalia de Comas and Dr. Mark Campbell.

CORE Institute donates $10K to St. Mary’s Food Bank

The CORE Institute, Arizona’s orthopedic practice, made a $10,000 donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank to help meet increased demand from the COVID-19 pandemic.
From left, Larry Hill, Dan Krohn, Cheri Adams and Dave Albert perform as Cheri and the Pacemakers Feb. 27 in Peoria.

Classic rock combo coming to Peoria

Cheri and the Pacemakers will bring their live sounds to Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, at 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria, for a 6:30 p.m. show Saturday, Feb. 27.

Octogenarians golf tournament slated for April

A golf tournament for active Sun City women octogenarians is Monday, April 12 and Friday, April 16 at the Quail Run Golf Course (Saturday, April 17 is a rain date). Nine holes will be played each …
Pianist Nicole Pesce, a regular performer in the Sun Cities, presents another edition of the Great American Songbook 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, this month featuring classic songs with a ‘tip o’ the hat’ to the Irish. [Submitted photo]

Center slates virtual programs for older adults

The Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE), under the auspices of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides daily ZOOM programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, exploring …

New dinosaur discoveries explained at Nat Geo Live event

Groundbreaking new science is changing how people thought dinosaurs looked, moved and lived. Join the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts for the next virtual National Geographic Live event, …

Valentine’s Day concert entertains along Cameo Drive

About 70 people attended a more than two-hour long Valentine’s Day concert Feb. 14, as part of the Concert on Cameo series. Performing for the crowd were Ken Frerichs, John Barnes, Sharon …
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