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Maricopa County reports increase in building permit submissions

Data from the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county. Building permit submissions are up …

Metal shop liability splits board

Budget approval is on the horizon and for the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board one particular proposal has the board undecided.

Lesko to reopen Surprise office June 1

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) plans to reopen her district office in Surprise on Monday, June 1.

Luke AFB’s new commander arrives from Baghdad, Iraq

Luke Air Force Base airmen welcomed their new wing commander May 27 as Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Todd D. Canterbury. Mr. Kreuder, a command …

O’Connor U launched by Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute has launched a new transformational initiative to bring its educational programs online, O’Connor U. The initiative provides innovative civics …
Members of the Sun City Grand Music Club honored some of the unsung heroes in its local hospitals—both Banner Del Webb and Banner Boswell—by providing lunch to those who clean the …
The Sun City West Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and More Club has taken matters into their own hands when it comes to supporting the community and continuing to socialize. While everyone must …


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Water bottles may be donated at Desert Garden United Church of Christ in Sun City West.

Sun City West church hosting water donation site

      SCW church hosting water donation site Effort part of Salvation Army summer drive Desert Garden United Church …
Members of the United Buckeye Firefighter Charities sold T-shirts and other items at the Buckeye Air Fair in February to raise money for its community programs. The organization is one of 82 area nonprofits awarded grants by the West Valley Mavericks Foundation.

West Valley Mavericks award $375,000 in grants to 82 area nonprofits

The West Valley Mavericks Foundation awarded more than $375,000 in grants to 82 local non-profit organizations, the organization …
Above, from left, are Rose Lewis, from Boswell Hospital, Eileen Tellefson, Jessie Salazar, Peter Salazar, and Johnathan Hughes, Environmental Services Director, Del Webb. [Submitted photo]

Club members serve those who serve others

Members of the Sun City Grand Music Club honored some of the unsung heroes in its local hospitals—both Banner Del Webb and Banner …
“For five years, Red Nose Day has tapped into the power of laughter, engagement and entertainment to bring Americans together to change the stories of millions of children in need,” Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US, the nonprofit organization behind Red Nose Day, said.

Walgreens takes 'Red Nose Day' digital, championing fight against child poverty

Red Nose Day is back for the sixth year at Walgreens, with 240 locations across Arizona. While the mission to raise money to end …
Meals of Joy head Chef Jack Kastel, left, and Founder Larry Cervarich with meals packaged for delivery.

Meals of Joy awarded $10,000 Microsoft grant

Meals of Joy, a Litchfield Park-based nonprofit meal delivery service for West Valley seniors in need, has been awarded a $10,000 …
Archive photo courtesy Sun Cities Area Historical Society.

Yesterday and Today in Sun City

When Sun City first opened Jan. 1, 1960, prospective buyers were treated to five model homes, a shopping center, restaurant, golf …
Saguaros are blooming at the White Tanks Regional Park, 15 miles southwest of Sun City West. Guests can easily stay in a car to see them, as Ruth Welscott of the Sun City Camera Guild did to capture this image May 1.

Walk by moonlight at upcoming White Tanks event

While there are fire bans and social distancing requirements, White Tank Mountain Regional Park is open for fun. The park, located …
The Duendes, Ellen and Ed Zacko’s new band, will be first up in the summer online concert series starting Tuesday, June 9.

Sun City West summer concert series moves online

        HOW TO VIEW What: Online summer concerts series Where: suncitywest.com (click on “buy event …
Residents in the area of Cameo Drive and Boswell Boulevard gathered at safe distances to enjoy a free driveway concert May 13 in Sun City.

Sun City musicians wrap up driveway concert series

A group of Sun City musicians on May 13 performed their third and final driveway concert of the season to entertain neighbors and …
Jesse Ramirez of the Valley View Community Food Bank accepts a donation from Clark Chaffee on behalf of neighbors and friends on Via Montoya Street in Sun City West following an outdoor driveway concert.

Sun City West musicians perform to raise donations

Sun City West musicians dubbed “FlashDrive” for their impromptu appearances raised donations for the Valley View Community Food …
John Leo, Guy Dobbins, Larry Kubyiack and Scott Severtson hope to bring Rockin’ The Blues back to West Valley stages soon.

Combo hoping return to live playing coming soon

As some dine-in venues across the West Valley begin the process of re-opening Monday, May 11, as Gov. Doug Ducey announced this past …
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