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Sun Cities COVID case numbers continue to slow increase

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 4,478 on Jan. 22.
COMMUNITY

AFMA delivers home safety training

The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority is offering the Sun City West community a free public education training on home safety awareness.

RCSCW GM in favor of vaccination pod

Vaccinations for individuals aged 75 and older began Jan. 11 and Recreation Centers of Sun City West officials offered facilities for a pod in Sun City West.
CLOSURES

Fitness centers, indoor pools closed until Feb. 1

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West officials continue to follow the attestation signed with the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …

Taking a look at progress

With fiscal year 2020-21 halfway complete for the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, now comes the time to update the community.

Sun Cities COVID cases starting to reduce rise

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 4,114 on Jan. 15.

Feds: Capitol mob aimed to 'assassinate' elected officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came …
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SUN CITY WEST CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
Clubs
The Sun West Art Club announces another online painting experience for March. Ed Sprafkin will teach Landscape Painting Fundamentals 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, March 1-30. In this five-session acrylic …
The Estrella Chapter of the American Daughters of the Revolution observed a hat day for their Jan. 14 virtual meeting. Each member was encouraged to wear any kind of hat to the meeting. Nancy …
Above is DanceSensations’ new Pilates instructor Valerie Moore-Colvert with some of the props used during class. Ms. Moore-Colvert has been teaching Pilates for 11 years. Class meets 2:30 …
The Palo Verde Artists have named Loretta Hostettler its February artist of the month. Ms. Hostettler is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She began her adult life as a soldier in the United …
Neighbors
Clark Chaffee presents a donation to Jesse Ramirez of the Valley View Community Food Bank on behalf of neighbors and friends following December’s FlashDrive concert. [Submitted photo]

Local band puts on a show, makes donation

FlashDrive, the resident band of the Via Montoya neighborhood in Sun City West, performed two driveway concerts of Christmas and holiday fare in December. Thanks to donations from music-loving …
Several members of the Benevilla board of directors meet with leadership. They are, from left to right, board secretary Dawn Tompkins, Benevilla employee Dan, Benevilla CFO Anthony Valencia, board chair Shannon Arriola. Benevilla CEO and President Joanne Thomson, back shown, and Ex-Officio Conrad Graff.

Benevilla thanks board after trying year

Benevilla leadership recently thanked its board of directors who have successfully met head-on the challenges of 2020 and the COVID19 pandemic.

Free Zoom event for Arizonans with Parkinson’s

Those among the nearly 18,000 Arizonans living with Parkinson’s Disease can register for “New Frontiers in Research and Care,” a free educational event live on Zoom 1-2:30 p.m. …
From left are Sue Dziegielewski, chairperson for the event, Katie Ares, director of operations of Soldier’s Best Friend, and Sue Andrews, president of the 9-Hole Ladies Golf Association. [Submitted photo]

Briarwood Country Club golf associations donate to Soldier’s Best Friend

The 18-Hole and 9-Hole Ladies Golf Associations at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, chose Soldier’s Best Friend as their holiday charity this year, for the third …

Residents can glean with Desert Garden

Desert Garden United Church of Christ is inviting the community to join its team in gleaning for St. Mary’s Food Bank. For 10 weeks, from Jan. 21 through March 25, volunteers will gather at …
“Dark Star”, ceramic, Sky Harbor Airport Art Collection

Renowned local artist leaves creative legacy

Artist Jan Trisler, a Sun City resident for more than 25 years, died Nov. 14 in her home, surrounded by her family of husband George Palovich, four daughters and four granddaughters. Devoted to …
Entertainment
Pianist Nicole Pesce and trumpeter Dan Reed. [Submitted photo]

Bellevue Heights Church hosts pianist and trumpeter in concert

Following their appearance in September, pianist Nicole Pesce and trumpeter Dan Reed return to Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive, for a concert 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. All are invited …
Ballet Theater of Phoenix is a space where students come to develop their artistry, skill, understanding, and passion for dance. [Submitted photo]

Ballet classes for seniors available via Zoom

The Ballet Theatre of Phoenix, in partnership with Jewish Family & Children's Service, is offering free Zoom "Sit or Stand" ballet classes for seniors. Hosted online every Friday, from noon to …

Cheri and the Pacemakers announce upcoming gig

Cheri and the Pacemakers will perform 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at The Copper Penny Saloon, 10765 W. Peoria Ave. The band consists of Cheri Adams (keyboard, guitar and vocal) and Dave Albert …
Dr. Jeff Hall

AAUW to host talk with director of Lowell Observatory

Join the American Association of University Women — Northwest Valley for a Zoom conversation Jan. 21 with Dr. Jeff Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

West Valley Symphony cancels 2020-21 season

The West Valley Symphony board of directors has canceled the group’s remaining concerts for the season, due to the continued increase in COVID cases.
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