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SCW closes Computer Club temporarily because of coronavirus compliance

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West is temporarily closing its Computers West clubroom due to a lack of compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

RCSCW golf courses close for four weeks due to over-seeding

The first day of fall has passed and cooler overnight temperatures are on the way.
Real Estate

Meritage Homes pays $5.5M for land near Sun City West

Meritage Homes of Arizona is planning a new subdivision on land it bought for nearly $5.5 million north of Sun City West and east of Corte Bella. The property, a 24.22-acre parcel named Camino …

PORA moves to phase three of reopening

The Property Owners Residents Association has been advocating for Sun City West residents throughout the pandemic and will soon welcome more people through the doors.

Sun Cities COVID numbers remain steady with 1% increase

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 1,130 on Sept. 25.
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Cheri Kennedy was born in Sacramento, CA, grew up in Aransas Pass, TX, and Detroit, and has lived in Colorado Springs, CO. Since then, she has lived 43 years in the Phoenix area, 20 of which have …
The Stained-Glass Crafters Club (SGCC) welcomes back members and Sun City West winter visitors. The club is now open with precautions in place that enable members to enjoy a safe workspace. In …


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Ed Cirillo, vice president of the Rotary Club of Sun City West, and Ralph Johnson, president of the Sun City Prides. [Submitted photo]

Sun City Prides provide invaluable services

Ed Cirillo, vice president of the Rotary Club of Sun City West, introduced Ralph Johnson, president of the Sun City Prides, at their last meeting. Mr. Johnson shared that the PRIDES (Proud …
Dual serpentine pathways lead to a flower-edged plaza in-the-round, featuring a half-circle seating area and a striking water feature at the center. While these bricks are currently in place, many have already been inscribed and reflect words of remembrance, love, faith and gratitude. [Submitted photo]

Meditation Garden offers remembrance of loved ones, sponsorship appreciation

A partnership between the Sun City West Governing Board and the Rotary Club of Sun City West resulted in development of the Sun City West Meditation Garden. This oasis is located in the southwest …
An expert speaker presents important information to attendees at a previous Benevilla Educational Event workshop. [Submitted photo]

Benevilla offers tax strategy workshop

Benevilla will present Ken Mueldener, CPA, PLLC, in an interactive workshop on smart tax preparation strategies 1:30-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Charitable IRA rollovers, gifts of appreciated …
The Sun City medical office in the early 1960s with two doctors — Edgar Deissler and Robert Stump — standing outside the building.

Yesterday and Today

One of the first buildings constructed in Sun City was a medical office located directly behind the community’s first shopping center and across the street from what is today home to the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum.

Local authors offers free books about JFK assassination

Sun City West author and psychologist Dr. Diane Holloway Cheney wrote “The Mind of Oswald” in 2000, about Lee Harvey Oswald. She was working at Parkland Hospital as a psychiatric nurse …

Sixth ‘Finger Lakes Wine Trail’ mystery hits bookshelves

“Death, Dismay and Rose,” the sixth cozy mystery novel in local author J.C. Eaton’s “Wine Trail Mysteries,” is set for release Sept. 29. The novel takes place at the …

Duo plays Oct. 8 in Sun City

The BuckGuyz are returning to the Copper Penny Saloon, 10765 W. Peoria Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Long-time Buckeye residents Steve Russell and Tom Fante have combined musical forces …

Phoenix Chorale announces fall 2020 programs

The Phoenix Chorale, under the direction of artistic director Christopher Gabbitas, has announced the first half of the 2020/21 season, “A Season of Hope,” which offers free virtual …
Terri Lewis will show her work at the Artists by the Lake Fine Art Sale at WHAM Art Center ,16560 Dysart Road, Surprise. The show is Oct. 1-31. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There will be an open house for the show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Admission is free with masks worn and social distancing enforced. [Submitted photos]

Artists by the Lake chooses October artist of the month, slates show

Terri Lewis has been named October artist of the month for the Artists by the Lake club. Ms. Lewis Is originally from Washington State and moved to Arizona about nine years ago. She attended …

ProMusica Arizona presents free virtual concert

ProMusica Arizona hosts a free virtual concert, “A Musical Kaleidoscope,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

Artists by the Lake club hosts fine arts sale

The artists of the Artists by the Lake Club in Sun City will present a fine arts sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Wham Art Center, 16560 Dysart Road.
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