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  • Ride program keeps seniors at Royal Oaks mobile

    Envoy America, a ride program offering door-to-door accompanied transportation services for seniors, entered into a partnership with Royal Oaks Retirement Community, 10015 W. Royal Oaks Road, Sun City, to augment the transportation program provided by Royal Oaks.“For many seniors, preserving their independence is vital to living a full, active and healthy life,” said Vicki Ullery, Royal Oaks marketing director. “Most of our residents still drive. But when the time arrives to let someone else take the wheel, Envoy has been an excellent source for residents.”Doris Yock, a resident of Royal Oaks who used Envoy’s services to go with a group of friends to Scottsdale for lunch, was very impressed with the Envoy driver and how considerate she was.“Envoy’s service is terrific,” said Ms. Yock. “I no longer drive and have only one friend who still drives. So we were happy to hear about Envoy’s service.”Visit www.royaloaks.com or www.envoyamerica.com.

  • West Valley honored as Great American Defense Community

    The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) has named the West Valley a Great American Defense Community.The designation recognized eight communities throughout the nation that have provided outstanding support to service members, military families and veterans.The West Valley is home to Luke Air Force Base and about 100,000 active-duty military and civilian personnel deployed or working at the base, their families, and veterans dependent on important base resources and services.“This award is a testimony to just how vital it is that we continue to support our military installations and military personnel,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “On behalf of the council and the citizens of Glendale we are so proud to be the home to Luke Air Force Base.”ADC launched the Great American Defense Communities Program in 2016 to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. Communities are selected by a panel of defense community advocates and experts from dozens of nominees based on the broad range of efforts they carry out on behalf of military personnel and their families, covering areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation.The West Valley Partners coalition, comprised of Glendale, Maricopa County and 12 other West Valley communities, submitted the nomination on behalf of the West Valley region. The nomination highlighted a diverse collection of efforts throughout the region, touching on key areas of community building and integration, support and collaboration, educational and employment opportunities, and family support including efforts from government, nonprofit, and education organizations.

  • RCSC officials will address all dog park concerns

    Despite improvements made to Duffeeland Dog Park last year, residents living adjacent to the facility continue to have complaints.Noise, smell and debris were concerns expressed by residents during the Recreation Centers of Sun City member/director exchange meeting Jan. 9. While the dog park was established by a couple who lived adjacent to the facility and was privately owned, the land was purchased by RCSC four years ago and became part of the corporation’s list of amenities.Among the improvements made by RCSC include a new north wall with two entrances featuring a double gate system, shade structures, lowering mounds and new trash recepticles. The gates are creating a problem for one resident. Helen Hatcher said the metal gates frequently slam shut and are exessively noisy.“I live right behind the park and the one gate is right there near my house,” Ms. Hatcher said. “Can something be done to quiet the gates?”Resident Jerry Sylvester said the solution to the gate noise is to have just one entrance gate and have it be on the east end of the wall, away from the residences.Structural noise is not the only problem. Mr. Sylvester said barking gets out of hand at times. He said dogs already there bark loudly when greeting newcomers to the park.

  • West Valley honored as Great American Defense Community

    The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) has named the West Valley a Great American Defense Community.The designation recognized eight communities throughout the nation that have provided outstanding support to service members, military families and veterans.The West Valley is home to Luke Air Force Base and about 100,000 active-duty military and civilian personnel deployed or working at the base, their families, and veterans dependent on important base resources and services.“This award is a testimony to just how vital it is that we continue to support our military installations and military personnel,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “On behalf of the council and the citizens of Glendale we are so proud to be the home to Luke Air Force Base.”ADC launched the Great American Defense Communities Program in 2016 to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. Communities are selected by a panel of defense community advocates and experts from dozens of nominees based on the broad range of efforts they carry out on behalf of military personnel and their families, covering areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation.The West Valley Partners coalition, comprised of Glendale, Maricopa County and 12 other West Valley communities, submitted the nomination on behalf of the West Valley region. The nomination highlighted a diverse collection of efforts throughout the region, touching on key areas of community building and integration, support and collaboration, educational and employment opportunities, and family support including efforts from government, nonprofit, and education organizations.

  • Broadway Tunes begin year for Surprise Pops Band

    The Surprise Pops Band is kicking off the new year with a free concert featuring Broadway show tunes.The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday inthe Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, located at 15550 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.Doors open at 2:15. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item donation to benefit the Valley View Community Food Bank.For more information, visit www.surprisepopsband.com/.

  • Bell, Grand reconnection in Surprise slated for Feb. 16

    ADOT has set Feb. 16 as its target date for completion of the ramps connecting Bell Road and Grand Avenue in Surprise, as well as the activation of the traffic signal atop the bridge.The completion date will ultimately be determined by the weather. But this timeline gives construction crews some wiggle room to complete the project before the stated goal of Feb. 25 — the first day of Cactus League play in Surprise.As discussed at Tuesday’s Surprise City Council work session, this final configuration provides for a better flow of traffic on both roads and eliminates delays once caused by trains passing by the railroad crossing.“I think a lot of people are seeing the advantages of that already, now that the bridge is completed,” said Armando Lopez, the city’s engineering and construction lead for the project. “When the gates did go down along Bell Road (while a train crossed) it would take about three cycles in order for Bell Road and Grand Avenue to catch up to its normal routine. And we don’t really have any say in when those trains go through, in rush hour, spring training or early mornings.”The main access points for the ramps will be Towne Center Drive in the north and Bell Grande Drive to the south.Northbound drivers on Grand can access Bell Road from a ramp at Bell Grande, right next to the current left turn lane for Surprise Marketplace. Overhead signs will show drivers how to get to Bell. If they want to access

  • Broadway Tunes begin year for Surprise Pops Band

    The Surprise Pops Band is kicking off the new year with a free concert featuring Broadway show tunes.The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday inthe Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, located at 15550 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.Doors open at 2:15. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item donation to benefit the Valley View Community Food Bank.For more information, visit www.surprisepopsband.com/.

  • Surprise looks to fill 2 commission vacancies

    The City of Surprise is accepting applications for the following commissions. All board/commission positions are voluntary.Both the city’s Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission and Disability Advisory Commission have one vacancy.Applications for these commission are available for pick up immediately and can be picked up from the City Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.The City Clerk’s Office is located at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.Applications are also available online at http://surpriseaz.gov/boards. Submit applications to the City Clerk’s Office in person or by e-mail to clerk@surpriseaz.gov.Applications are always available for all boards and commissions and will be kept on file for future vacancies.

  • Bell, Grand reconnection in Surprise slated for Feb. 16

    ADOT has set Feb. 16 as its target date for completion of the ramps connecting Bell Road and Grand Avenue in Surprise, as well as the activation of the traffic signal atop the bridge.The completion date will ultimately be determined by the weather. But this timeline gives construction crews some wiggle room to complete the project before the stated goal of Feb. 25 — the first day of Cactus League play in Surprise.As discussed at Tuesday’s Surprise City Council work session, this final configuration provides for a better flow of traffic on both roads and eliminates delays once caused by trains passing by the railroad crossing.“I think a lot of people are seeing the advantages of that already, now that the bridge is completed,” said Armando Lopez, the city’s engineering and construction lead for the project. “When the gates did go down along Bell Road (while a train crossed) it would take about three cycles in order for Bell Road and Grand Avenue to catch up to its normal routine. And we don’t really have any say in when those trains go through, in rush hour, spring training or early mornings.”The main access points for the ramps will be Towne Center Drive in the north and Bell Grande Drive to the south.Northbound drivers on Grand can access Bell Road from a ramp at Bell Grande, right next to the current left turn lane for Surprise Marketplace. Overhead signs will show drivers how to get to Bell. If they want to access

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