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COVID case increase in Sun Cities barely noticeable

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,922 on June 18.

Duncan: Disabled persons can get a tax break

The Mission of the Sun City Community Assistance Network is to, “Connect people with resources to enhance their standard of living.”

Golf car thefts down

Numerous thefts from homes and vehicles happen every week in the Sun Cities.

SCW residents heal, find hope

After more than a year of living through a pandemic, many Sun City West residents are now transitioning back to what is the “new normal.”

American Legion swears in new officers

The newest officers were sworn in and are back to work supporting local veterans.

Sun City West chartered clubs tax status in flux

The tax status concerns with some of the 103 clubs in Sun City West remain a hot topic.

COVID cases in Sun Cities continue to flirt with flat line

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,906 on June 11.

Place a piece at R.H. Johnson Library

The first puzzle piece is in place at R.H. Johnson Library, 13801 W. Meeker Blvd.
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Christy Puetz, representing Beads of Courage, spoke at the June 1 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sun City West. Beads of Courage is a Tucson-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the …
Terry Parks was born and raised on the lower east side of Detroit. She came from a small Italian family and attended elementary and high school in Michigan. When she was 19 years old, she purchased …
Luke Brown was honored by Estrella Chapter, NSDAR, as Dysart High School Outstanding Senior JROTC cadet this year. Regent Nancy Nixon assisted National Defense Chair Marsha Hanson in presenting …
Members of the Automotive Restoration Club of Sun City West set up their tables to display a collection of donated automobile parts and accessories at Lake Pleasant swap meet March 21. They sold …
Pictured are some of the past presidents attending: two-time president and hostess for the breakfast, Mary Jo Blum, Judy Hodgins, Judy Neigoff, Sharon Astle and Ann Mitchell.

AAUW members are surviving summer

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Northwest Valley branch, recently hosted its June Summer Survivor Breakfast at Tivoli Gardens.  The July Summer Survivor luncheon is at …
Vehicle donations strengthen the programs provided by Benevilla, such as free Home Services, including assisted transportation to medical appointments.

Benevilla teams up with ‘CARS’

For the first time, Benevilla officials will give residents the chance to support charitable programs and services through vehicle donations.
Northwest Valley Connect is seeking volunteer drivers to help residents without access to transportation.

Northwest Valley Connect seeking volunteers

Northwest Valley Connect, a nonprofit that serves nearby residents who need transportation assistance, is seeking additional volunteers to help the cause.

Signs of the past

The first homes built in Sun City had few frills, but it wasn’t long before Del Webb Development Corp. officials realized prospective buyers wanted and had the means to pay for nicer homes.
Pictured are Shirley and John Staggs, United States Air Force, Tim Willens, U.S. Navy, John Gerlach, U.S. Air Force, John McGraw, retired U.S. Army and Navy, Steve Grove, U.S. Air Force, Michael Gibbs, U.S. Army, and Dan Salter, general manager of Sunland Memorial Park. [Submitted photo]

Veterans presented with commemorative pins

On the second Tuesday of every month, veterans are given coffee and donuts from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Sun City Sunland Memorial Park, 15826 N. Del Webb Blvd. This service is provided by Terri Flowers, …
Gary Cohen

West Valley service adds three new volunteers

Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind and The West Valley Talking News have added several new volunteers. Pat Centner is director of development for RRRB.
Sandra Harris [Submitted photo]

Faith Presbyterian Church celebrates Independence Day with patriotic music, worship

Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., hosts a free Fourth of July event 10 a.m. featuring a patriotic worship service with special guest Sandra Harris singing “The Star Spangled …

Sounds of the Southwest Singers perform July 4 concert

The Sounds of the Southwest Singers perform 6 p.m. Sunday, July 4 at Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. The concert features songs of “faith and freedom,” …
“Zen” by Arizona resident Giai Tat is one of the embelished masks on display as part of the “From Darkness to Light” exhibit now on display at Arts HQ in the Surprise Civic Center. Tat wrote that it has been an honor to be asked to embellish this radiation mask for Cancer Support Community Arizona. Art therapy is for everyone, and it does not matter what your age is, whether you are a man or woman, or what your race or situation is, art makes everything better.

Masks continue journey to Arts HQ in Surprise

Cancer Support Community Arizona, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that delivers free support services, programming, and resources to cancer patients and their families, is kicking off National Cancer …
Connor Simpson and Natalie Mason. [Submitted photo]

Teen singing duo opens summer concert series at Bellevue Heights

The first of five Summer Sundae Sunday concerts at Bellevue Heights Church is Sunday, June 20 and will feature the vocal talents of Connor Simpson and Natalie Mason. The concert will begin at 6 …
Meals of Joy's Duck Derby will be virtual this year; organizers are hoping to top the $11,000 raised during 2020's virtual event.

Meals of Joy Duck Derby fundraiser returns July 4; someone will win $1,000

Meals of Joy, a nonprofit meal delivery service for seniors, will hold its fourth annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Sunday, July 4.
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