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HomeBase opening brings Hobbs to Surprise

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs made her first official Surprise visit to help open a new housing shelter for young homeless adults.
NEIGHBORS

Surprise details library transition timeline

In preparation for the transition of the three city of Surprise libraries from Maricopa County Library District staffing and programming to city of Surprise staffing and programming, the libraries …
City Government

Transit rules Haney’s 1st district meetup in Surprise

Surprise Council member Nick Haney’s first meeting with constituents Jan. 26 at Asante Library largely focused on traffic backups at the intersection of Loop 303 and Grand Avenue.
HEALTH

Seminar in Surprise provides cues for understanding dementia

A presentation is coming to Surprise about “Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey.”
Public Safety

Surprise honors Glendale firefighter for life-saving act

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department joined the Surprise Police Department Jan. 30 to honor the life-saving actions of Glendale firefighter Timothy Webb, along with members of Surprise Fire Station 303 C-Shift.

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SURPRISE SCHOOLS & COMMERCE NEWS
Education
The Dysart Education Foundation recently announced that college scholarship applications are being accepted through March 1. Graduating seniors from Dysart, Shadow Ridge, Valley Vista and Willow …
At just 5 years old, a young student in Surprise has helped inspire an entire school to raise record funds.
The following college students from Surprise recently earned academic honors.
The second-annual AZ529 Future Career Art Contest, which launches Monday, Jan. 30, asks students from across Arizona to draw, paint or find a creative way to make an art piece representing their dream job.
An elementary school teacher in Gilbert has been honored for demonstrating the highest commitment to helping her students learn over the past year. 
Business
Openings

Artist creates mural for new Fry’s in Surprise

The West Valley Arts Council and Fry’s Food Stores commissioned a local artist, Garrett Etsitty, to create an indoor mural for the new Fry’s Marketplace at its Asante store in Surprise.
Auctions

More Surprise city items up for auction

The city of Surprise has some surplus equipment up for auction at PublicSurplus.com.
Permits

Surprise issues hundreds of permits in December

Here are permits the city of Surprise issued for construction in December.
Openings

Sprouts announces February opening date for Surprise's Prasada area

Sprouts Farmers Market announced it will open its newest store in Surprise on Friday, Feb. 3 at 13650 N. Prasada Pkwy.
Hirings

Sun Health names Couture new COO in Surprise

Surprise-based Sun Health announced that John Couture has been named its chief optimization officer.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices

Skip Hall: Mayor Newsletter — February 2023

In this episode of Council Conversations, I talk to Sports and Tourism Director Kendra Pettis about some exciting events coming up in Surprise.
Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — February 2023

On January 25, Vice Mayor Chris Judd, Councilmember Aly Cline and I joined the leadership team of Total Wine & More to celebrate their Grand Opening at the Village at Prasada.

Letters: Sun City Grand golf balls benefit sick children

About five years ago, I started donating to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Letters: We need a Medical Aid in Dying law

While I live in Sun City Grand, my father, at age 94, living in Pennsylvania, developed “failure to thrive.”

Letters: Reader excited for upcoming music festival

Re: “Take 4: New music fest set for city” (Jan. 4).
Entertainment & Things to Do
The Priscilla Rose Band features, from left, Peoria resident Fabian Cetrone (bass), Sun City resident Rich La Rose (guitar and vocals), Glendale resident Priscilla Pinches (keyboard and vocals) and Phoenix resident Dan Seabreeze (drums).

Priscilla Rose Band to play this weekend in Surprise

The Priscilla Rose Band will be performing classic rock and pop tunes suitable for dancing this weekend in Surprise.
From left, Dave Seaberg, Suzanne Mayer, Sandy Greenberg and Earl Greenberg of the Sun City Grand Drama and Comedy Club rehearse “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” in January. Performances are scheduled Feb. 16 through 26.

Sun City Grand stages musical comedy in February

The Sun City Grand Drama and Comedy Club will be performing the musical comedy, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” during two weekends in February at the Sonoran Plaza.
"Love You," in the next WHAM Friday Paint Night on Feb. 3.

Love fills WHAM Friday paint night in Surprise

February’s Friday night of acrylic painting at WHAM Art Association is themed “Love You.” 
Maddi Russo as Black Widow Kate and Aiden Davidson as Billy Bones in Stage Left Productions Youth Theatre’s production of “Treasure Island.”

Stage Left Theatre in Surprise sails for 'Treasure Island'

Stage Left Productions Youth Theatre begins its 2023 season with “Treasure Island,” based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Sierra Montana Recreation Center in Surprise is the site of an painting and pizza night for teens on Jan. 27

Surprise promises painting, pizza for teens

The city of Surprise invites local students to a Paint and Pizza Teen Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in the Sierra Montana Recreation Center.
The interior of the Arts HQ gallery in Surprise, operated by the West Valley Arts Council. The next lunchtime theater is performance of Phoenix Opera on Jan. 26.

Phoenix Opera stops by Surprise for lunch

The next Lunchtime Theater performance at Arts HQ Gallery features the Phoenix Opera, from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.
A painting of Dana Grant as Neil Young as part of The Neil Deal tribute act.

Neil Young tribute to return to library in Surprise

A Neil Young tribute act comes to Surprise for one day only.
This year’s Copper Classic Dog Show runs Jan. 27-29 in Mark Coronado Park in Surprise.

3-day Copper Classic dog show trots into Surprise

The city of Surprise is presenting the Kachina Kennel Club Copper Classic Dog Show from Jan. 27 to 29 at Mark Coronado Park.
WHAM Art Center in Surprise will provide a rock painting art class for kids age 5 and up Saturday, Jan. 21.

WHAM kids get to paint rocks in Surprise

The next WHAM Kids - Saturday Arts and Crafts class is about painting rocks, and is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 in WHAM Art Center.
The West Valley Singers perform Dec. 15, 2022 at West Valley Arts HQ in Surprise.

West Valley Singers fill spring slate

The West Valley Singers, an ensemble of the West Valley Chorale, will hold a series of performances in three locations in the next three months.
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