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SUN CITY WEST NEWS
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Capitol projects continue on RCSCW facilities

A major upgrade is complete at a Recreation Centers of Sun City West facility.

Independent seeks veteran submissions

Independent Newsmedia is featuring a Veterans Day Salute to honor those who have served our country. Thank you for your service. Residents are encouraged to submit a photograph along with the …
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Legislative changes impact liquor licenses

About two years ago, the inability to obtain a special event liquor license became an issue for chartered clubs in Sun City West.
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Fraud education for seniors

People fall victim to different types of fraud and people in the Sun Cities are learning the systems scammers use to take advantage of seniors.
News

Sun Cities COVID case increase takes small percentage jump

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 6,881 on Sept. 17.

Arizona women protest for voting rights

Voting rights activists, including Linda Napier from Sun City West, a member of the League of Women Voters-Northwest Maricopa County, plus a contingency of league members from across Arizona, traveled to Washington, D.C. Aug. 24 to make their voices heard.

Signs of the past

It almost looks like a tombstone, but a plaque commemorating the Historic Site of Marinette, Arizona is not in Sunland Cemetery.
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Thousands of new digital magazines in SCW

The R.H. Johnson Library is a resource many residents in Sun City West use.
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SUN CITY WEST CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
Clubs
The Sun West Art Club offers a series of “Try Me” art workshops beginning Oct. 26. Each workshop will concentrate on learning about and trying a single art medium. There will be one …
The Rotary Club of Sun City West met Aug. 20 in the Quail Room in Sun City West. One if its members, Hal Lind, presented the topic “Ten Top Technologies of the 20th Century,” which …
The Sun City West Republican Club meets Saturday, Sept. 4 at Church on the Green, 19051 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Social time is at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and pastry available, and the meeting starts at 9 …
The Agua Fria chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a service organization that supports and honors veterans, annually donates items to the Prescott Veterans Affairs …
Neighbors
Superstition Mountain near Goldfield Ghost Town, by Curtis Roberts, of Peoria. [Submitted photo]

2022 Scenic Arizona Calendars are now available

Copies of Independent Newsmedia’s 2022 Scenic Arizona Calendar are now available for purchase. Photographers with submissions featured in the calendar include: Curtis Roberts, of Peoria; …

Friends of Poor Walk strides in Surprise for those in need

The 2021 Friends of the Poor Walk/Run hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Clare’s of Assisi Conference is set up for later this month. This event takes place on Sept. 25 at …

Arizona women protest for voting rights

Voting rights activists, including Linda Napier from Sun City West, a member of the League of Women Voters-Northwest Maricopa County, plus a contingency of league members from across Arizona, traveled to Washington, D.C. Aug. 24 to make their voices heard.
The plaque commemorating the community of Marinette remains at the spot where it was placed.

Signs of the past

It almost looks like a tombstone, but a plaque commemorating the Historic Site of Marinette, Arizona is not in Sunland Cemetery.
Rita McBride

Benevilla workshop helps find new home for loved ones

The Benevilla Education Event Series continues at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 with a free, online workshop titled “Home is Where the Heart Is and Where to Turn When Home is No Longer an …

Daughters commemorate 9/11, U.S. Constitution

Members of the White Tank Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met Sept. 11 to remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, and to celebrate the …
Entertainment
Saturday night The Watering Hole at Wickenburg Ranch will play host to a benefit concert, “Sunset Symphony.” The Humane Society of Wickenburg and the West Valley Symphony String Ensemble are presenting the concert

Benefit concert in Wickenburg is a ‘Sunset Symphony’

The Humane Society of Wickenburg and the West Valley Symphony String Ensemble present a benefit concert, “Sunset Symphony,” featuring works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at The Watering Hole at Wickenburg Ranch.
Nicole Pesce

Concert at Bellevue Heights Church features music of Broadway

The duo of pianist Nicole Pesce and trumpeter Dan Reed headline a free concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. The Music of Broadway will be featured in this …
Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg and the West Valley Symphony will start the 2021-22 season in Surprise Nov. 21. Before then, the symphony is leading auditions for 15 chairs in early October in Chandler.

West Valley Symphony sets early October auditions

The West Valley Symphony has scheduled string auditions on Saturday, Oct. 2 and for principal tuba and second bassoon on Saturday, Oct. 9 for the six-concert 2021-22 season, which begins Nov. 21 and …

The Vista Center for the Arts hosts patriotic Country Music Festival

The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place, is celebrating and remembering the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Country Music Festival Sept. 10 and 11. Day one features Shooter Jennings …

Theatre West offers an afternoon of comedy with the ‘Battling Bickersons’

In one corner there is John Bickerson (played by Byron Brothers), the undisputed snoring champion of the world. In the other, Blanche Bickerson (played by Lorna Kenney), radio’s most relentless …
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