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Guest Commentary: 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.

County conducting COVID-19 impacts survey

A new survey from Maricopa County Department of Public Health asks county residents ages 12 and older how COVID-19 has impacted them and their families.
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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 …
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.
Pictured are Pamela Kisala, knight, and Mr. Ramirez. [Submitted photo]

Knights donate to food bank

The Knights of Pythias, Phoenix Lodge #2, donated $500 to the Valley View Community Food Bank. Jesse Ramirez, founder and president of the non-profit organization, put the word out for monetary …
Sun City Rock Hound Club member Bill Allison shows a slab of the mineral Azurite to an elementary school student.

Sun City rock hounds share enthusiasm

The Sun City Rock Hound Club participate May 7 in the Country Meadows Elementary School, 8409 N. 111th Ave., Peoria Family Fun Night event.
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.

Dan Reed, Nicole Pesce perform in concert

Dan Reed, trumpeter, and Nicole Pesce, pianist, are teaming up and presenting a concert 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. They blend every style possible …
St. Joseph's Youth Camp provides numerous outdoor activities for particpants.

Camp seeks Valley teens to serve as summer youth camp counselors

After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 for many Arizona overnight summer camps, the 2021 summer camp season is a light of fun at the end of a tunnel.
Young ballet dancers practice under the watchful eye of Tasha Stramecki.

Southwest Ballet Theatre names new artistic director, head instructor

Southwest Ballet Theatre announced the selection of Tasha Stramecki as its new artistic director and head ballet instructor.
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