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House fire in Sun City West

Arizona Fire & Medical Authority crews responded to a house fire in Sun City West.

Dementia seminar in Sun City West

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West is partnering with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Sun Health Research Institute to bring information to the Sun City West community.

New sewer rates coming in Sun City West

Sun Cities residents saw their wastewater rates rise dramatically five years ago and they likely will see they jump up again.

Alzheimer's lecture in Sun City West

Renowned neurologist discusses the latest advancements with Alzheimer's in Sun City West.

Wyyerd uses licensed workers in Sun City West

Concerns over the Wyyerd Fiber installation continue throughout Sun City West.

Seminar in Surprise provides cues for understanding dementia

A presentation is coming to Surprise about “Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey.”

Arizona Fire & Medical assists with Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is fast approaching, and a Sun City West organization is playing a role.
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SITE UPDATE: Sun Citians could face more increases

Sun Cities residents could be facing increased sewer rates five years after EPCOR Water Co. officials were successful in consolidating wastewater districts.

President's Day closures in Sun City West

Several Recreation Centers of Sun City West offices will be closed on President's Day.

Sun Cities new COVID cases continue to drop

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases by ZIP code in the last month through Jan. 27.

Wyyerd Fiber install continues

The installation of new fiber optics is happening all over Sun City West.


The Community Fund of Sun City West has a new board of directors for 2023

Free etching event for Sun City West residents

A free event to improve the safety of a vehicle’s catalytic converter is open to Sun City West residents.
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The Sun City West Waterfitness Club does gentle stretches to cardio exercises set to recorded music and instruction in the shallow end of the pool. The exercise sessions are self-directed; there are …
Following its recent Remember When variety show, DanceSensations announces its February through April session consisting of classes in tap, Jazz, clogging, ballet (Grace in Motion), stretch, Hula, …
Idaho State Club members recently attended their first get-together after a Covid-19 induced hiatus. Pictured are nearly 40 members, including club president Karen Ferguson, who gathered for lunch at …
World Team Tennis is a United States Tennis Association franchise that has been played across the United States at the recreation level for many years. The rules are similar to USTA tennis matches …
The Scrapbooking, Papercraft & More club recently hosted a Valentine’s themed make-and-take workshop at the R.H. Johnson library where participants made two cards and a pocket-sized …
Obits & Memorials
Shirley passed away at age 90 on January 14, 2023, in Sun City West after a brief illness.Shirley was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, and raised in Chicago. She attended Hirsch High School there and …
Ruby was born in Andersonville, Tennessee, January 18, 1928 to Louis Alcain Reynolds and Lelia Mae Jones Reynolds. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Conda Lee Reynolds, William Carl Reynolds, …
Paul was born in Antigo, Wisconsin, June 22, 1937 to John and Ann Csuy. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruby, brother Jack and sister Joanne (Fassbender). He is survived by brothers David Csuy …
Robert (Bob) James Strieff, age 73, went to be with His Lord and Savior on January 23, 2023. Bob is survived by his wife, Lynne; children: Melissa (Cody), Connie (Matt), Frank (Joy), Tori, and Josh; …
When Artino Sims was born, his father was so sure he’d grow up to be an artist that he gave him a name to seal his destiny. As fate would have it, Sims developed a deep passion for painting and …
The Sun City Hiking club has been around for 50 years.
Seven members of the Rip ’N’ Sew club recently showed their cowboy sewing skills in seven rodeo-themed challenges. Competitions included a “Saddlebag Search” with “Oh! …
One of the oldest and least known charitable agencies servicing Sun City is expending its services.
Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Honorary Chapter Regent Shirley Staggs presented Vietnam War era commemorative surviving spouse lapel pins and brochures …
Entertainment & Things to Do

Theatre West brings ‘Othello’ performance to Sun City West

Theatre West is sponsoring the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of “Othello” 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Stardust Theater, 14401 N. R.H. Johnson …

Church event features Italian dinner, Big Band show

The 6:15 p.m. Feb. 25 Saturday Nite Life dinner/show at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd.. offers an Italian themed dinner of baked ziti with beef, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella …
Forever Young Big Band

Church features jazz concert, meal

Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd., is hosting a concert of jazz and swing standards 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the worship center. There will be a free-will …

DanceSensations show features variety of performers

In DanceSensations’ Remember When show at the Stardust Theatre, scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 2 and 5 and 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4, Holiday Elves are transformed into Trixi (Lorna Kenney) and Mitzi …
Maddi Russo as Black Widow Kate and Aiden Davidson as Billy Bones in Stage Left Productions Youth Theatre’s production of “Treasure Island.”

Stage Left Theatre in Surprise sails for 'Treasure Island'

Stage Left Productions Youth Theatre begins its 2023 season with “Treasure Island,” based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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