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  • Ventana Lakes supports Valley View at fundraiser dinner

    Ventana Lakes residents in Peoria did their part to support the Valley View Community Food Bank.The community hosted a fundraising dinner Nov. 19. A pasta dinner and penny auction were conducted at the Yacht Club, 20015 N. 108th Lane, with more than 130 attending.Residents of the age-restricted community already contribute nonperishable food items to the food bank that serves a wide area of the West Valley and beyond. Residents Tony and Evelyn DeMont coordinate the collection of donated food weekly from the Ventana Lakes community and deliver them to the Food Bank.They approached residents Kathy and Fred Freda in September about hosting a fundraising event and they agreed.A penny auction was added, including items donated from community residents.Mr. and Mrs. Freda presented Jesse Ramirez, food bank director and founder, with an initial contribution of $1,200 raised from the dinner proceeds. However, he was not able to stay to the end of the event to see that another $800 was raised in the penny auction.

  • MAG offers 2016 household travel survey

    Maricopa Association of Governments hopes to make future trips better by learning more about how people travel in the Valley.Participants will be compensated for their time, $10 per household member age 6 and older.People can go to http://portal.optimumesp.com/oesp/takeSurvey.htm?token=137g8241kakn8 to see if they are eligible to participate.If qualified, an online registration must be completed, a smartphone app must be downloaded and must answer questions online about travel for those 6 and older.Responses and all-study related data are confidential. For more information, call 602-707-0050 or email MAGTravelSurvey@AskArizona.comMAG serves as the regional planning and policy agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

  • Peoria announces 2017 spring training schedule

    The 2017 spring training schedule for Peoria Sports Complex has been released.A new kids’ playground will be featured in the 24th spring training season.Peoria will be entering its 24th season of spring with the opening game Feb. 25 between the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres in the annual charity game benefiting the Peoria Diamond Club. The final game is an evening game March 31 with the Mariners playing the Colorado Rockies and a postgame fireworks display to celebrate the season.“I am so proud to announce the opening of another great season of baseball,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat, in a press release. “Spring training is a driving force in our economy and, with record-breaking attendance the last two years, we are excited to bring America’s favorite pastime to our residents once again.” The San Diego Padres’ home slate is highlighted by an early season matchup against the division rival San Francisco Giants 1:10 p.m., Feb. 28, and a fireworks show after the 6:40 p.m. game versus the Chicago White Sox March 3. The Seattle Mariners’ schedule features a Saturday matinee against the San Francisco Giants 1:10 p.m., March 18, and a 7:10 p.m. contest against the division rival Oakland Athletics on March 21. Be sure to mark your calendar for The 2016 Major League Baseball World Series opponents, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs, play in Peoria four times in six days, March 8-13.“We are eager to hear the words ‘play ball’ more than ever,” said Chris Calcaterra, Community Services Deputy Director. “We have taken our fan experience to another level with our latest addition, Peoria Cove, which is a coastal-themed playground for children that is unlike anything else in the Cactus League.”MLB pitchers and catchers are due to report for spring training by Feb. 14 and position players are due by Feb. 17. Clubs’ first full squad workouts are scheduled to begin the day after position players report. Each team in the Cactus League may have varying report days. To find the complete 2017 Peoria home schedule, visit springtrainingpeoria. com.

  • MAG offers 2016 household travel survey

    Maricopa Association of Governments hopes to make future trips better by learning more about how people travel in the Valley.Participants will be compensated for their time, $10 per household member age 6 and older.People can go to http://portal.optimumesp.com/oesp/takeSurvey.htm?token=137g8241kakn8 to see if they are eligible to participate.If qualified, an online registration must be completed, a smartphone app must be downloaded and must answer questions online about travel for those 6 and older.Responses and all-study related data are confidential. For more information, call 602-707-0050 or email MAGTravelSurvey@AskArizona.comMAG serves as the regional planning and policy agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

  • Sun City West Community Fund offers help for residents

    Residents in need have an opportunity for help through the Community Fund of Sun City West.Thjose in need can call the fund hotline at 623546-1122 for help with utility, medical, water, trash or even a mortgage.The Community Fund of Sun City West relies on donations from the public.Those interested in contributing can call the hotline or visit the agency website, www.communityfundsuncitywest. org. Donors can also mail a check to CSSCW, 13940 W. Meeker Blvd., No. 115, PMB 613, Sun City West, AZ 853750900.The fund helped with $92,000 worth of bills in 2015 for Sun City West residents.The fund is a qualifying charitable organization in Arizona.

  • Surprise Police continue toy drive at several sites

    Recently, the Surprise Police began their annual toy drive, the Surprise Police Department’s Toy Drive 2016.The police are now asking for the public’s assistance in this worthy cause. The police are currently accepting either new unwrapped toys or new wrapping paper from those who want to help out the less fortunate kids in the community.The police and several community partners are working closely together and have recently set-up toy collection boxes at various locations throughout Surprise. Donated toys can be dropped-off at the following locations throughout the city:• The Surprise Police Department located at 14250 W. Statler Plaza, No. 103• The Sun City Grand Palms Center at 19726 N. Remington Drive• The Sun City Grand Cimarron Center at 17100 W. Clearview Drive

  • Surprise Police continue toy drive at several sites

    Recently, the Surprise Police began their annual toy drive, the Surprise Police Department’s Toy Drive 2016.The police are now asking for the public’s assistance in this worthy cause. The police are currently accepting either new unwrapped toys or new wrapping paper from those who want to help out the less fortunate kids in the community.The police and several community partners are working closely together and have recently set-up toy collection boxes at various locations throughout Surprise. Donated toys can be dropped-off at the following locations throughout the city:• The Surprise Police Department located at 14250 W. Statler Plaza, No. 103• The Sun City Grand Palms Center at 19726 N. Remington Drive• The Sun City Grand Cimarron Center at 17100 W. Clearview Drive

  • Surprise Police investigate suspicious death

    Surprise Police officials are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Wednesday evening.On Nov. 30, shortly after 11 p.m., Surprise Police responded to a report of a person lying on the ground near the shoulder of the road in the area of San Ysidro Road and 163rd Avenue near the Asante community of Surprise.Upon arrival, the responding officers discovered the body of a deceased Hispanic man. The deceased man has not been positively identified at this time.The police are continuing to investigate the cause of death and are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623-222-4000, or 623-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be emailed to the police at crimetips@surpriseaz.gov.

  • SCG Tennis Club wraps up another successful tournament

    The annual Shine in the Sun Tennis Spectacular ended the 5 day event on Sunday, Nov. 20 with Winners announced in 18 events. 150 players from all over the West Valley and others from New York, Oregon, Colorado, and Connecticut participated in the event that benefits Eve’s Place.Eve’s Place Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in the West Valley of Maricopa County. For over 12 years, Eve’s Place has provided innovative and empowerment based programs to victims of domestic abuse.The event was sponsored by: Scott Shull / Edward Jones with Co- Sponsor: Catherine and Ron Barton / Barton Realtors.Tournament ResultsWomen’s 4.0 DoublesWinners: Judy Beran / Jan Price

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