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SUN CITY WEST NEWS & OPINION
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Sun Cities COVID numbers go up sharply

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 1,270 on Oct. 23.
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Fallen cacti in Sun Cities leave residents concerned

Throughout the communities of Sun City West several agave, cacti and other succulants seem to have given up in the battle against triple digits.

Cashing In: RCSCW uses new program to collect thousands of dollars in overdue fees

A new program in Recreation Center of Sun City West’s member services is bringing in unpaid fees from deed transfers at the same time ensuring transparency within the association.
NEIGHBORS

Appointments needed for blood drive in Sun City West

Benevilla is the charity of choice for the third blood and fundraising donation drive of the year hosted by the Sun City West Alliance of Business and Community.

Video education for SCW TORCH

The community continues to be updated through various avenues.
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A teacher and his students interviewed and created a two-hour video interview about U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Don Hunt.
Since the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution designated Oct. 11 as a “Day of Service” in 2015, in celebration of the 125th anniversary founding of the NSDAR on Oct. 11, …
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Neighbors

Resident publishes two books

Sun City author Bonnie L. Boyles had two books published last week, both available on Amazon.com. “Seek and You Can Find Jesus” is a collection of personal essays written in reflection …

Resident up for national award

Matt Deller, of Sun City, founding director of Sounds of the Southwest Singers, a non-profit all-volunteer community choir, is a finalist for the national 2020 Oticon Focus on People Awards, which …

Author publishes latest novel, announces signing

Local author Dr. Jeanne Blanchet has released her latest work of historical fiction, “The Iceman.” The 300-page thriller is based on the life of Ötzi, a 5,000-year-old mummy found …
This photo, taken in 2009, shows the old and new. What was left of the original Town Hall Recreation Centers stands to the left in the shadows of the newly constructed Fairway Recreation Center.

Yesterday and Today

Sun City opened Jan. 1, 1960 and its enormous popularity quickly prompted the Del Webb Corp. to expand its initial development plans.
The Library District is also expanding its wi-fi hotspot and laptop lending program into more communities. [Submitted photo]

Maricopa County Library District announces new ways to get connected

From students to job seekers, the heightened need for access to free Wi-Fi and technology during the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the community. In response, Maricopa County Library …
Pictured are honorary chapter regent Shirley Staggs, John Burton, US Navy, Gary Osier, US Navy Beachmaster, Tom Marone, US Navy Seabee, Woody Skelding, US Navy, Leonard Carabelos, US Air Force, and Agua Fria daughter Patsy Silvey. [Submitted photo]

DAR members honor veterans

Two Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter daughters presented Vietnam War era veterans a 50th anniversary commemoration lapel pin and brochure, which …
Entertainment

ProMusica announces free virtual concert, ‘A Musical Kaleidoscope’

ProMusica Arizona presents a free online concert, “A Musical Kaleidoscope,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.
The West Valley Symphony will not opens its 2020-21 season until at least January in Surprise.

West Valley Symphony season shelved until January

The West Valley Symphony's next season is now scheduled to start with “A Salute to England” on Jan. 10 in The Vista Center for the Arts.

Relay for Life of the Sun Cities is looking for survivors, volunteers

The American Cancer Society is preparing for the 9th annual Relay for Life Walk in Sun City West, 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 at Beardsley Park. While the actual event is subject to change, a …

Local artists slate open house; art show runs all month

The Artists by the Lake Club of Sun City hosts an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the WHAM Art Center.
The cast of Stage Left Productions' "Comedy of Tenors." This SLP production received five nominations from the ariZoni Theater Awards of Excellence. Cody Dull won the Best Director in a Play award for this play on Oct. 5. Stage Left will resume with a series of one-person plays in October.

Stage Left takes home 2 ariZoni Awards

The annual ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence event celebrates the vibrant, diverse and creative Arizona theater scene. More than 35 theaters participate every year. This year the event was …
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