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SUN CITY WEST NEWS
News
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Blue Christmas for those in need in Sun City West

Holidays can be difficult for some and there’s a place in Sun City West ready to help.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Volunteers continue to serve

At the start of the pandemic many organizations were forced to stop all volunteer programs.
News

Sun Cities COVID case by month comparison still shows increases

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases in the last month through Nov. 26.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Keeping eyes on water

Water conservation is key, but a shortage is not something Sun City West residents have to fear.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Will there be transit solutions

Imagine you’re a Sun City or Sun City West resident and your car is in the shop, and you need a way to go get it.
COMMUNITY

Sun Cities 4 Paws brings in funds with Fashion Show

The seventh annual Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue fashion show featured items from the 4 Paws Thrift Boutique for sale, with all proceeds used to help fund the organization.
News

Sun Cities overall COVID cases remain on rise in monthly comparison

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases in the last month through Nov. 19.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Sun City West opens process for board elections

The opportunity is available for owner members in Sun City West to play a role in setting policies.
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SUN CITY WEST CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
Clubs
The Music Club of Sun City West presents a free concert, “Holiday Duo featuring Flute and Violin,” Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Stardust Theatre. The program will feature songs of the season …
The Sun City West Republican Club meets Saturday, Dec. 4 at Church on the Green, 19051 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Social time begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and pastry available and the meeting starts at 9 …
The Sun City West Pickleball Club exceeded its goals for the 2021 food drive benefitting St. Mary's Food Bank of Surprise. Club members donated $4,215 and 2,400 pounds of food. Club sponsor Dr. …
Ken Kunze will succeed Sue Powell as president of the Westernaires Chorus of Sun City West, effective Jan. 1. During its quarterly general meeting, the club also elected Dick Hermann to succeed …
The Rotary Club of Sun City West met Nov. 5 at the Quail Room in Sun City West. Shelly Hollin, Donor Relationship Coordinator from the non-profit organization Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, accepted a …
Neighbors
Gale Leach

Sun City author pens new edition of ‘The Art of Pickleball’

Back in 2004, when Richard and Gale Leach moved to Arizona, they had never heard of pickleball, which was new to the area. Thinking the game sounded like fun, they signed up for a beginner …
When it was built in 1973, the sun dial at the new Sundial Recreation Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave., was the largest one in the Nation.

Signs of the past

“Your invitation to see a $2,800,00 sun dial – Sun City’s new Sundial Recreation Center.”
When it was built in 1973, the sun dial at the new Sundial Recreation Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave., was the largest one in the Nation.

Signs of the past

“Your invitation to see a $2,800,00 sun dial – Sun City’s new Sundial Recreation Center.”
Pictured from left is the committee: Holly Zody, reservations, Joyce Stalians, co-chair of the event, Regina Vernaskas, gift baskets chair, Rosemary Dougherty, regent of the court, Linda Ranzinger, co-chair, and Judy Penman, co-chair.

Catholic Daughters in Sun City West slate ‘Winter Wonderland’ party

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court #2278 Our Lady of Lourdes, is hosting an Advent/Christmas party Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave. The theme will be …
The main entrance to the lot owned by Lucy Krug and Richard Shields gave a western feel to one area of the Rancho Estates

Signs of the past

Lucy Krug’s good idea was a Sun City home with room for a horse.
A Benevilla Caregiver Support Group.

Benevilla groups gain support in Sun City area

Benevilla, the West Valley’s premier family services nonprofit, again joined the online global altruism movement called “GivingTuesday.”
Obits & Memorials
In Loving Memory ofJames F. Cochran, passed away on October 29, 2021 in Sun City West, AZ. Jim was a loving husband to Dianne for 54 years and a wonderful father to their three children: David, …
Ronald, 84 passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 26th at home in Sun City, Arizona. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 16th 1937 to René Maurice Vermeersch (1983) and Emily Rose …
Beverly, age 91, of Youngtown, Arizona, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Beverly was born April 28, 1930 in Unadilla, New York, to Elmer and Edith Bookhout.She was predeceased by her …
Donna Louise Foster Bobit. 90, left this world on November 13, 2021 She passed away peacefully of natural causes. Donna was born in Alma, MI on December 31, 1930. She grew up in St. Louis, MI …
Entertainment & Things to Do

Blues Band plays two shows

The Hallelujah Blues Band announces two upcoming engagements. They will first perform 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Chef Peter's Bistro, 17300 N. Sun Village Parkway, Surprise (call 623-322-1011; …

Rockin’ the Blues slate two shows

Rockin’ the Blues will perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at The Eagles Aerie, 12425 W. Bell Road, No. 100. There is a $3 charge for nonmembers. Call 623-584-1660. The group will …

Sonoran Sounds perform December concert at Sun City West church

Sonoran Sounds will present an Advent Choral Concert 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. This all-women’s group is made up of West Valley sopranos …

Sun City Grand church kicks off the holidays with gospel show

Leon Patillo will kick off the holidays 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Grand Community Baptist Church, 18350 N. Goldwater Ridge Drive. A love offering will be taken in support of his ongoing …

Sonoran Sounds sing for veterans, announce Christmas concerts

The Sonoran Sounds Women’s Chorale, under the direction of Sue Powell and accompanied by Jan Schaafsma, sang for three different groups to honor United States veterans. They visited Sierra …
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