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Scam seminars planned in SCW

People who have ever been scammed, conned or defrauded know just how painful it can be.
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Sun City residents will have to wait for water decision

The state utility commission made progress Jan. 11-12 inching toward a decision that should decide the fate of EPCOR water rates in the Sun Cities, Anthem and other Arizona communities.

RCSCW officials look ahead to master plan

Residents of Sun City West have the opportunity to share input with association officials.

OHOA sets leadership academies

This is the last change for homeowners association board members to sign up for OHOA’s 2022 HOA Board Leadership Academy.

SCW groups look ahead in 2022

Looking ahead in 2022, many organizations in Sun City West are preparing to adapt to changes.

Virtual mid-year report

General Manager Bill Schwind will be presenting a virtual mid-year report to the Sun City West membership at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, on the SCW YouTube channel.

Sun City area clubs seek liquor licenses

Nonprofit clubs that want to serve alcohol at gatherings used to have to be registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission until 2021 legislation changed that.

Sun Cities COVID numbers take giant step upward

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases in the last month through Jan. 7.
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The machine embroidery group from the Rip ‘n Sew Club in Sun City West combined their skills to make a donation of two embroidered quilts for Agave in Scottsdale, a care center for …
A P.E.O. Founders’ Day luncheon, hosted by the Sun City and Peoria Reciprocity, is noon Friday, Jan. 21 at All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church, 9502 W. Hutton. Guest speaker Shannon …
The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae celebrated their annual holiday luncheon, “Bear Hugs,” with donations of more than 80 teddy bears and stuffed animals. The “Bear Hugs” were donated …
The Sun City West Republican Club meets Friday, Jan. 7 at Church on the Green, 19051 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Social time is at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and pastry available, and the meeting starting at 9 …
Members of the Sun City West Sportsman’s Club are participating in a variety of activities, including swimming, ATV/UTV trips and Easy Rider trips. The Easy Riders had 15 members on their …
Pictured are models for the event along with several coordinators: from the top row left are Kathy Ulincy, Cecelia Meier, Jan Wenzinger, Jean Green (ticket sales), Pat Stoddard and Myra Litscher (model coordinators) and Margaret Oliphant; in the front row from the left are Carol Byrne (Guild President), Jo Anne Jones, Christy Green, Caroline Boni and Gerry Zopf.

Ladies plan for fashions, food and fun in February

The Prince of Peace Parish Our Lady’s Guild will host their Mary’s Flower Garden Fashion Show and Luncheon Saturday, Feb. 12 in St. Michael’s Hall, 14818 W. Deer Valley …
Association of Fundraising Professionals award recipients, from left, James Greenwald and Gracie Carter, together with friends Shirley Frizell and Bob Gehrke during the Southern Arizona Chapter’s annual award luncheon.

West Valley duo honored for philanthropy

West Valley residents Gracie Carter and James Greenwald have received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for the impact they’re making in the community by supporting Sun Health Foundation’s …

Bellevue Heights Church celebrates 50th anniversary

Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City, 9440 W. Hutton Drive, has begun celebration of its 50th anniversary with activities known as “A Season of Thankfulness.” During January, sermons by …
Kimber Lanning

AAUW NWV presents founder, CEO of Local First Arizona

The American Association of University Women, Northwest Valley branch, hosts speaker Kimber Lanning 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in person at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson …
Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Registrar Leslie Eaton, Jody Swank and Chapter Regent Twila Lobitz. [Submitted photo]

Resident honored for community service

The Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Registrar presented Jody Swank with the NSDAR Community Service Award. Chapter Regent Twila Lobitz also presented …
A second building at the West Valley Housing Support Center in Surprise will add a shelter in 2022. Work on the $1.5 million building, mostly paid for by a grant from the Arizona Department of Housing, is scheduled to begin in April.

A New Leaf will add shelter in Surprise

Though primarily known as a nonprofit that provides shelter and other services for domestic violence victims, A New Leaf provides a range of programs for Valley homeless, families, foster children …
Obits & Memorials
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 22nd - 10:30 am at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise. Masks will be required plus social spacing in the sanctuary. Weather …
Jacqulyn Stacy Walden September 6, 1947 ~ December 31, 2021 Jacqulyn Stacy (Jensen) Walden on Friday, December 31, ended the hard battle with Polymyositis and all of its inflicting …
Janet Carolyn Ward, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away on November 21, 2021. Janet was born on October 2, 1932 in Cody, Wyoming to John and Opal Creel, just 35 minutes before her twin sister, …
Ted Hulett, the beloved husband of Barbara Hulettfor 66 years, passed away peacefully at his home in Palm Springs on December 14th. He was 89 and lived each year with grace, kindness, strength and …
Entertainment & Things to Do

Sun City Country Club presents singer-songwriter

The Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., hosts singer-songwriter Dan McCorison in concert Saturday, Feb. 5. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is 5:30 p.m.; the music begins 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per …

Piano man A.J. Croce returns to the Webb Center

The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, dazzling piano man and singer-songwriter A.J. Croce back to the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Featuring …
The Black Market Trust [Submitted photo]

American standards meets Gypsy Swing at performing arts center

The Black Market Trust will appear one night only 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg, 2001 W. Wickenburg Way, Suite 3. The five-piece band …
Pictured are tenor Gene Brandwein, lead Dave Moses, bass Hugh Ryan and baritone Barney Barnhart. [Submitted photo]

It’s show time for barbershop chorus

The Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus has several quartets that come from the ranks of the chorus. One of its most humorous quartets is called Time Was, with a name that almost creates expectation of …

Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival to make return

The 10th annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival, presented by Thunderbird Artists and the city of Surprise, returns Friday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 9.
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