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Surprise News

Roland Winters meeting for Aug. 14 canceled

Surprise District 1 Councilman Roland Winters is still holding off on holding his bi-monthly district meetings because of COVID-19 conditions.

Ottawa Arizona launches Adawe center, mentorship program

The Adawe LifePlan Center originated on the institution’s foundational campus in Kansas, is evolving at Ottawa University Arizona.

Dale Lane remains stuck in a rut

Efforts to acquire the right-of-way dedications necessary to pave Surprise’s portion of Dale Lane have proved almost as difficult to navigate as the water-battered road itself.

Southbound 163rd Ave. restrictions run begin Aug. 17

Improvements along 163rd Avenue will require a southbound curb lane restriction from San Ysidro Road to Pat Tillman Boulevard, beginning Monday, Aug. 17.

Surprise-area COVID-19 testing locations

Here is a list of some COVID-19 testing locations in Surprise, Sun City West and El Mirage.

Independent Newsmedia launches real-time, interactive calendar of events at YourValley.net

Independent Newsmedia is providing communities across the Valley of the Sun a free and interactive resource helping event promoters during the time of the novel coronavirus.

Waddell widening project completed

City of Surprise officials have signaled the completion of the voter-approved Waddell Road Improvement Project.

West Valley farmers market to expand to Surprise

Momma’s Organic Market will be staying in Glendale permanently, will be adding a new — yet old — Peoria location, and will also add a Surprise market.

Surprise completes hundreds of projects in July

Here are permits the city of Surprise completed in July.


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Paradise Schools began lunch service for pick up at two locations, Paradise Honors Elementary School, 15533 W. Paradise Lane, and Paradise Honors Middle School, 12805 N. 175th Ave.

The 2020-2021 school year is here, and what a unique 100th Anniversary school year it will be.
Surprise Entertainment
Ol Porch Dog will be doing his "Back To The Beach" show at I and J Fountain Restaurant in Surprise Aug. 21.

Ol' Porch Dog finds new venue in Surprise

Ol Porch Dog will be doing his "Back To The Beach" show at a new venue in Surprise, I & J Fountain Restaurant.
Patrick Veit, Michael Caruso and Robert Lowman will perform as The Hallelujah Blues Band Aug. 15 in Surprise.

Hallelujah Blues Band back to the Fountain

I and J Fountain Restaurant underwent deep cleaning in late July and has now reopened with live music acts back soon.

Surprise Arts Commission to next meet Aug. 3

Nine items are on the agenda for the next Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission meeting, set for 6 p.m Monday, Aug. 3 at City Hall.
Ground Floor Artists hosts a Stylized Still Life acrylic class led by instructor Kelley Smith from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at 13343 W. Foxfire Drive, Suite 3 in  Surprise.

Ground Floor Artists prep acrylic, pastels classes

Ground Floor Artist will present a Stylized Still Life acrylic class led by instructor Kelley Smith from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at 13343 W. Foxfire Drive, Suite 3.
The Aug. 7 theme for WHAM Family Paint Night will be “Fantasy Cactus”," led by WHAM artist Deb Dahlin and CARee Tolle.

Fantasy cactus headlines WHAM family night

WHAM Art Association is presenting WHAM NIGHTS Family Paint Night, a paint night with a twist, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
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