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Black Bottom Lighters singer Ryan Stilwell just wants to provide for his family. He knows he’s not different from anyone else, but he tells the story differently than others. 

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For many people who are deaf or hard of hearing, lip reading, facial expressions and body language are vital to communication, but protective face masks and remote work and school meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 have made it more difficult.

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Those planning to cool off with a trip to Lake Pleasant should be ready for a few changes.

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A Glendale resident who is the assistant director of the Maricopa County Department of Human Services is one of six women slated to be honored for their leadership by the Arizona chapter of an international women’s organization.

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Lorraine Zomok sees baking and cooking as therapy. When she was being treated for head and neck cancer, she wrapped herself in the warmth of cooking shows. Throughout the pandemic, meticulously making meals got her through the day.  

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Employees and first responders at Abrazo Health locations across the Valley will be treated to free meals from local food trucks this week courtesy of Ball Corporation.

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Keith Haring’s bright, graffiti-like art is well known around the world. But a local woman tossed a Haring painting aside, saying it wasn’t her taste, when it was given to her. 

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Springtime is nearing its end and the weather soon will be heating up. Everyone should be outside in the sunshine.

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Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers has been committed to the community since its first store opened. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expanding its outreach with Cold Beers Cares.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, donations have been keeping nonprofit organizations like TheaterWorks alive during an arts “intermission.”

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We are in uncharted territory right now with uncertainty all around us. The stay-at-home order recently implemented in Arizona and social distancing have made it extremely difficult to maintain relationships with friends and family, stay active and ultimately find things to keep ourselves busy.

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Homie, a real estate tech disruptor that operates in the greater Phoenix area, has partnered with the Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) to help provide relief to those most impacted by coronavirus through the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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The nonprofit arts group WHAM is breaking out the cardstock and craft scissors as a part of their new Cards for Seniors campaign. 

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Now that most of us are working and learning from home, you may notice that some websites may be a bit slow to load and you may experience intermittent buffering when streaming video.  

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To show social distancing does not have to be devoid of culture, West Valley Arts is going virtual, creating virtual tours and full access to the gallery online.

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Springtime is here and the weather is finally cooperating for all your outdoor activities. Everyone should be outside in the sunshine. 

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While some Valley grocery store shelves are stripped bare daily as COVID-19 panics shoppers, many smaller specialty and gourmet shops in the West Valley remain open and fully stocked.

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Two weeks ago, students in the West Valley went on spring break, but the rising concerns of COVID-19 prevented the normal resumption of classes as Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all schools closed until April 10.

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Thousands of wild horses and burros roam across millions of acres of public land in 10 Western states, including Arizona. The Bureau of Land Management, which manages these herds, estimated last year there are 88,000 animals – more than three times as many as there should be.

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A surge in coronavirus patients could overwhelm Arizona hospitals in the coming months if action is not taken now to expand hospital capacity and curb infections, according to a new study by the Harvard Global Health Institute.

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American playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten’s Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes” was scheduled to open at TheaterWorks Friday, March 20.

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While Spring Training and many other events around the West Valley canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns, the show went on at Mecum Auctions, where participants experienced over 100 years of car history during the Mecum Auctions.

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The world’s largest car-collector auction is returning to Glendale this month with the second annual Mecum Auctions. The convention, which runs Wednesday, March 11, through Saturday, March 14, is bringing nearly 1,500 muscle cars, trucks, Hot Rods and more to be auctioned off over the course…

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Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful to know what is and isn’t covered.

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Dressed to impress, more than 300 socialites, entertainment enthusiasts and community stakeholders will flock to the heart of West Valley’s culture district to show support for an art form standing the test of time – theatre.

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Hearts are front and center during February. It’s national Heart Month as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. With all the talk of hearts, it’s a good time to remember while heart disease is still the number one killer of men and women, it can be managed, and in some cases, prevented altogether.

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Glendale’s under-the-radar theater celebrated Valentine’s Day by opening the musical adaptation Stephen King’s bestselling novel “Carrie.” While the musical itself was a Broadway flop, it quickly became a true cult favorite and is now on stage at Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale.

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The 31st annual Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival blends music, storytelling and history this weekend. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1.