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  • Surprise Police seek help to find theft suspect

    On Nov.14 the Surprise Police responded to a theft report at a local retail store in the area of 14000 North Prasada Gateway in Surprise.According to the victim, an unknown suspect removed a wallet from their purse while they were shopping. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with short brown hair. The suspect was last seen wearing black ear gauges, a blue “Adidas” jacket with white stripes, black sweat pants, and red tennis shoes with red laces.The suspect was last seen driving away from the store in a silver pickup (possibly a Lincoln Mark LT)Anyone with any information leading to the location or identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective M. Leszcynski at 623-222-4000 or 623-222.\-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be emailed to crimetips@surpriseaz.gov.When contacting the police, reference Inc# 161102923.

  • Christmas songs highlight Ghostlight production through Dec. 11

    Ghostlight Theatre will present “The Jimmy Jenkins Christmas Special” now through Dec. 11.Ghostlight Theatre is located in the Sun Dome Plaza near Safeway at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West.The show features 7 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.The show takes place in New York in 1949.The Jimmy Jenkins Variety Hour is a classic show from the early days of television, a la Ed Sullivan or the Cavalcade of Stars. The show is about to go on hiatus for the holidays when Jimmy, the host, receives startling news — the show is being canceled Thinking quickly, Jimmy promises the network a Christmas Special to boost ratings and save the show!What follows is a hilarious “show within a show” as Jimmy and the cast scramble to put together something that will save their jobs.

  • Bubble soccer back at 8 Acre Park in Surprise

    Surprise is hosting a Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10, where teens can wear a giant inflatable bubble and bounce into other players while trying to gain possession of the ball.The tournament will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at at 8 Acres Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Games will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.Participants must be between the ages of 13-17 and can register as a team of five or as a single participant to be placed on a team. Registration is available in advance at the Community and Recreation Services office, located at 15960 N. Bullard Ave., or on the day of the event from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the event location.The cost is $10 per person for Surprise residents and $15 for non-residents. This event will be limited to the first 100 registered participants.For information, contact the Community & Recreation Services Department at 623-222-2000 or visit www.surpriseaz.gov/theteenspot and click on Events & Activities.

  • Christmas songs highlight Ghostlight production through Dec. 11

    Ghostlight Theatre will present “The Jimmy Jenkins Christmas Special” now through Dec. 11.Ghostlight Theatre is located in the Sun Dome Plaza near Safeway at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West.The show features 7 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.The show takes place in New York in 1949.The Jimmy Jenkins Variety Hour is a classic show from the early days of television, a la Ed Sullivan or the Cavalcade of Stars. The show is about to go on hiatus for the holidays when Jimmy, the host, receives startling news — the show is being canceled Thinking quickly, Jimmy promises the network a Christmas Special to boost ratings and save the show!What follows is a hilarious “show within a show” as Jimmy and the cast scramble to put together something that will save their jobs.

  • SCHOA to host workshop on community CC& Rs

    Residents will have a chance to learn more about the community’s Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions durting a December workshop.The next CC& R workshop is scheduled 10 a. m.- noon Monday, Dec. 19 in the SCHOA meeting room, 10401 W. Coggins Drive. This is an opportunity for realtors, rental companies, title companies as well as Sun City residents to come together to learn about the value and importance of the CC& Rs.SCHOA officials are committed to providing ongoing education and support pertaining to the community CC& Rs. Whether there is a violation or someone is wanting to upgrade a home, this workshop is an opportunity to learn the value the CC& Rs in Sun City before upgrades and/or renovations are made that may cost unnecessary time and expense. The CC& Rs are designed to protect the property values for all.A panel consisting of representation from Maxwell and Morgan, SCHOA’s attorney, Maricopa County Department of Planning and Development, Registrar of Contractors, the SCHOA Board of Directors and compliance staff, as well as a Sun City realtor will be on hand to answer questions.Call 623- 974- 4718 or visit www. suncityhoa. org.

  • 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.

  • Christmas songs highlight Ghostlight production through Dec. 11

    Ghostlight Theatre will present “The Jimmy Jenkins Christmas Special” now through Dec. 11.Ghostlight Theatre is located in the Sun Dome Plaza near Safeway at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West.The show features 7 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.The show takes place in New York in 1949.The Jimmy Jenkins Variety Hour is a classic show from the early days of television, a la Ed Sullivan or the Cavalcade of Stars. The show is about to go on hiatus for the holidays when Jimmy, the host, receives startling news — the show is being canceled Thinking quickly, Jimmy promises the network a Christmas Special to boost ratings and save the show!What follows is a hilarious “show within a show” as Jimmy and the cast scramble to put together something that will save their jobs.

  • 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.

  • Jordan Sparks serves as Glendale Christmas parade Grand Marshal

    Glendale’s Fourth Annual Hometown Christmas Parade Committee is thrilled to announce that international recording artist Jordin Sparks will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal and will participate in the parade on Dec. 10 in downtown Glendale.Sparks, a Glendale native, is a singer, songwriter and actress who became famous after winning the sixth season of “American Idol” at age 17. Her self-titled album went Platinum and she has appeared on multiple television shows. Sparks made her debut on Broadway in the 2010 musical “In the Heights” as Nina Rosario.The Hometown Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned community event for the whole family and features 130 entries from churches, businesses and community groups from all over the Valley.The parade route begins at 52nd Avenue and continues west along Glendale Avenue, ending at 58th Drive. The parade has grown in popularity each year and more than 10,000 people are expected to line the streets to be part of the festivities.Staging for the parade entries begins at 9 a.m. The parade itself begins at 11 a.m. and it lasts until approximately 1. Entry competition categories include Best Christmas Theme, Most Entertaining, Best Overall Appearance and Best Marching Band.Some of the floats and entries include a live nativity to lead the parade, Wells Fargo Stage Coach, Grand Canyon University Marching Band, Miss Teen Glendale, Arizona Cardinals Big Red, Sanderson Ford’s Santa Claus float, and the entire El Zaribah Shrine parade unit including miniature cars, camels and clowns.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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