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SUN CITY WEST NEWS
News
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New study shows virtual care is a priority for Sun Citians

Through the pandemic while people remained sheltered inside, health care was top of mind, including in the Sun Cities. A new CVS Health study finds people are now taking greater control of …
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Lou Mancuso target of Sun City West recall election

After several contentious meetings and a vocal community, a member of the Recreation Centers of Sun City West board will face a recall election. RCSCW officials scheduled the election for Monday, …
News

COVID cases in Sun Cities continue to show minimal increase

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 6,108 on July 23.

Posse raising funds for children

The Sun City Posse, in conjunction with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 3, needs residents’ help for its “Stock a School with Supplies” program.

Guest fees change in Sun City West

While Sun City West residents were familiar with one guest fee for homeowners wanting to bring a non-member to use the Recreation Centers of Sun City West facilities, now there are two.
COMMUNITY

Daubers ready: Sun City West prepares to start up bingo games

Bingo! PORA is bringing it back beginning 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2.
Subscriber Exclusive

PORA Village Store in the works

Property Owners and Residents Association and the Recreation Centers of Sun City West were working out a deal to relocate the Village Store to PORA as the PORA Village Store but some things have come up that put that at a stand-still.
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New Recreation Centers of Sun City West president ready to serve

There is new leadership leading the governing board of the Recreation centers of Sun City West.
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SUN CITY WEST CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
Clubs
Vera Markham has been a member of the Camera Guild for about three years, after moving to Sun City. Her first exposure to photography happened many years ago due to her father’s own interest …
At-risk children received 43 quilts last week, a gift from Friendship Quilters, Fabric Artists. The donation was accepted by Katie Vasquez of Family Support Resources in Phoenix, which provides …
Members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Northwest Valley branch, held a food drive July 4 for Valley View Food Bank. Cash donations and hundreds of pounds of food were …
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Northwest Valley branch, recently hosted its June Summer Survivor Breakfast at Tivoli Gardens in SUn City West. Some of the past presidents …
Neighbors
The Intergenerational Program is one of many award winning programs Surprise-based Benevilla offers in the community.  This picture was taken pre-COVID-19.

Surprise-based Benevilla maintains 4-star rating

West Valley nonprofit Benevilla announced earlier this month that it achieved a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the second year in a row — showcasing its commitment to non-profit …
Pictured above, from left, are American Association of University Women Northwest Valley branch Past President Sharon Astle, Treasurer Tina Byrne, President Suzanne James, Barbara Potter, Sue Macdonald and Narcine Lohse.

AAUW food drive collects for Valley View food bank

Members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Northwest Valley branch, held a food drive July 4 for Valley View Community Food Bank in Sun City. Cash donations and hundreds of …
John Schumacher is program director and manager of Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind. [Submitted photo]

Local resident is crucial to RRRB success

John Schumacher, an 87-year-old Sun City resident, is known to scores of subscribers to the West Valley Talking News as program director and manager of Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind. …
The headquarters for the Salvation Army Sun Cities West Valley Corps on Avenue of the Arts in Surprise is taking donations of back to school items.

Salvation Army in Surprise seeks school supplies

The Salvation Army North West Valley Corps is having a Back to School supply drive for the kids in the region that are going back to school this fall. The Surprise-based branch needs the help of …
Benevilla Home Services volunteers deliver groceries to a homebound senior.

GIVE65 begins Tuesday for Benevilla

Benevilla is participating in the sixth-annual GIVE65 Event, presented by Home Instead Charities, to raise funds for their Home Services program. This program helps West Valley older adults and …
Residents enjoy a game of mini golf at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave. The park also includes a large green area, ramadas, an outdoor miniature railroad display and other attractions.

Signs of the past

A road, a canal, a recreation center and a sign along the railroad all bear the Beardsley name raising the question, “Who was this Beardsley?”
Entertainment
Following more than a year marred by COVID-19, The West Valley Symphony announces a six-concert schedule at The Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise, beginning Nov. 21.

West Valley Symphony returns to Surprise in November

The West Valley Symphony launches its 53rd season with a diverse 2021-22 six-concert schedule under the baton of Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg at The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place …
The 12-plus harpists on stage at any HarpSynergy concert are students of harp virtuoso Heidi Hernandez. [Submitted photo]

More than a dozen harpists take the stage at Bellevue Heights Church

The sounds of HarpSynergy will be featured in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. Everyone is invited and there is no charge for admission. A free-will …
Brian Childress, Mike Giacalone, Jeff Leece, Rob Ywanauskas and Dave Raheb make up Western Fusion Band, who will play The Brookside II for regular country dance nights on Thursdays.

Country dance night back at Brookside II in Surprise

Country Dance Night is back at The Brookside II Sports Bar, 15710 W. Bell Road, Suite 115. Come out on Thursday nights for two free country dance lessons from AZ Boots and Dukes Dance Group. …
Sun City Players Community Theater 2021-22 seating chart. [Submitted photo]

Sun City Players ticket sales reveal new seating

Theater patrons who go online to purchase Sun City Players season tickets Aug. 1 will notice a change in seat arrangements. To ensure safe distancing between parties, Sun City Players Community …
Members of the band are Dave Beaty (pedal steel guitar, vocals), Fred Rothert (lead guitar, vocals), Randy Ferguson (drums, vocals), Keith Watts (rhythm guitar, vocals), Denny Sarver (upright bass, vocals) and, not pictured, Bob Glidden (lead guitar, vocals).

Marty Robbins jams continue

Remembering Marty Robbins open mic jams resume Thursday, July 15 at Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., the new venue for the shows 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The M.R. …
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