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Benevilla promotes work benefits for employees

Benevilla is a local nonprofit in the Northwest Valley providing extensive support services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and the families who care for them.

Sun Health to share donation tips in Surprise

The public is invited to learn little-known strategies to Make 2022 Your Best Tax Year Ever.

Arizona Fire & Medical names new chief

A new chief is in place at Arizona Fire & Medical Authority.

Sun Cities new COVID cases rising again

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases by ZIP code in the last month through May 20.

Fire merger study proceeding

An effort to research the possibility of a Sun City Fire and Medical Department merger with Arizona Fire & Medical Authority is proceeding on schedule.
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No shared chief for Sun City Fire

The Sun City Fire and Medical Department will not be under the leadership of a shared chief for the time being.

Navigating uncharted territory in female brain aging

Researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science received a MERIT award to continue studying the effects of estrogen on the brain during aging.
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Members of the Creative Stitchers Club (CSC) are stitching 8-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Kuentz Recreation Center, Room Kiva 5. CSC has classes for Hardanger, Blackwork and Counted Cross Stitch. …
The Rotary Club of Sun City West met May 13 at the Quail Room in Sun City West. Tammie Webb, Director of Operations, Opportunity, Community and Justice for Kids (OCJ Kids), presented about their …
The White Tank Mountains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution installed new member Cheryl Gruver May 7, before installing new officers. Pictured are Chaplain Joan Syens, Cheryl Gruver, …
The Rip ‘N Sew Club of Sun City West has 15 Janome sewing machines, eight sergers (including five Bernette air-threading ones purchased this year), a Brother embroidery machine and a Sailrite …
The Copper Enameling and Glass Arts Club is designed for anyone interested in learning what it takes to create art with copper, enamel and/or glass. Make night lights, jewelry, wind chimes, …
Obits & Memorials
Barbara of Sun City West, AZ. passed away on May 13, 2022 at the age of 88. She was born February 27, 1934 in Gove, Kansas to parents Chris and Naomi Wyckoff. Barbara is survived by her loving …
Catherine, 92, of Sun City, AZ, passed away April 22, 2022. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022 at Sunland Mortuary of Sun City. To read the entire obituary and leave fond …
Mary Jane Hinz, 98, formerly of Sun City West passed away May 7, 2022, in Rock Creek Alzheimer’s Care Center, Surprise, AZ. Funeral Services are pending at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, IL. Burial …
Devoted wife, mother, and friend Sharon Lois Long, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, with her family by her side. Sharon was born on July 9, 1942 to Lester and Mildred …
Sun City resident and Banner Del Webb hospital chaplain Rev. Shea Darian has won the Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal for her new book, “Doing Grief in Real Life: A Soulful Guide …
Willowbrook United Methodist Church in Sun City hosted Reverend Tweedy Navarette from Four Corners Native American Ministry in Shiprock. Willowbrook members have been helping Four Corners when the …
Handmade and tied quilts, plus knitted lap blankets, were delivered May 16 to the Boswell Rehabilitation Center in Sun City by the Disciples Women’s Ministry of Sun City Christian Church. On …
AARP Historic Chapter #1 in Youngtown returned to “in-person” meetings May 6, after a 27-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 50 members attended an evening of fun, food, …
Sun City resident Ralph Ward competed in the USA Triathlon Multisport National Championship Festival April 28-May 1 in Irving, TX. Ward competed in five of the eight events over the four-day …
Entertainment & Things to Do
Thaddeus Rose performs with his band. He is once again a regular at Irish Wolfhound in Surprise, and the band will play as a trio May 27.

Live music sets in Surprise send out May

Three local venues are finishing their music entertainment calendars for the month. The remaining shows are: At I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise:• Thursday, May 26 …
Harpist Heidi Hernandez [Submitted photo]

Harpist to open summer series at Bellevue Heights Church

Harpist Heidi Hernandez will open the 2022 summer concert series at Bellevue Heights Church 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Known as Summer Sundae Sunday, the programs feature the music of noted …
WHAM West Gallery in Surprise.

WHAM lines up next Poetry Slam in Surprise

WHAM Art Gallery is hosting a Poetry Slam June 17, 2022 at its location, 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise. The public is welcome to this free event. WHAM's poetry reading is in its sixth year and is …
Pictured are Kevin Burke, keyboards and vocals, of Phoenix; Denny Gutenkauf, guitar and vocals, of Sun City; Dan Krohn, drums and vocals, of Sun City; Joe Estok, vocals, of Sun City; and Larry Hill, bass and vocals, of Peoria. [Submitted photo]

AZ Playbacks slate June 3 show

The AZ Playbacks will perform 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Chef Peters Bistro, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway. Reservations are a must; call 623-248-5699. 
Riverton Piano Company and Arizona Broadway Theatre have formed a new, multi-year partnership. Pictured are James L. Harding, director of sales and marketing for Riverton and Jamie Hohendorf-Parnell, production supervisor for ABT. [Submitted photo]

Local businesses team up for performing arts

Riverton Piano Company and Arizona Broadway Theatre have formed a new, multi-year partnership designed to enhance live performance experiences for residents all over the West Valley.
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