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Association celebrates women from the northwest Valley

The American Association of University Women Northwest Valley celebrate together in Surprise.

Surprise wins statewide CTE award for relationship with West-MEC

Western Maricopa Education Center recently won nine awards from the Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona for West-MEC’s central programs, satellite programs and partners.
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Study: Surprise worst place to bike naked

Surprise isn’t known as a great place for biking, but it’s definitely a place where riders don’t want to do it naked.
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Surprise, Youngtown growing in different ways

Skip Hall and Mike LeVault have known each other for quite a few years.

Barro’s, Pepsi raising money for children's cancer group

Family-owned and operated Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are teaming up for the eighth year in June to raise funds for the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.


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Back in the ’90s, I took a course called “You & Money.”
Dysart Unified School District Superintendent Jim Dean leaving after such a short stay at the helm should not be celebrated but instead be penalized.
On Tuesday, May 16, City Council approved sending two General Obligation Bond questions to the November 7 Special Election ballot.

More Surprise city items up for auction

The city of Surprise has some surplus equipment up for auction at

Dysart district closing its academic gaps

The Dysart Unified School District continues to work on closing learning gaps and is making progress.

Scottsdale woman, 85, to compete in Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant

Rose McBride, 85, of Scottsdale, is a contestant in the 2023 Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant slated for Saturday, June 10, at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center, 1300 W. Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West.

The Grand honors veterans with monument in Surprise

An official dedication, marked with grandeur for a newly installed Veterans Monument at The Grand, recognized those whose lives have been dedicated to service and sacrifice for others.

Surprise library system starts summer reading

The Surprise Public Library System is launching its Summer Reading Program with a kickoff party.
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Dementia session set for late June in Surprise

The city of Surprise is partnering with Dementia Friends Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute to provide a free information session.

The Sandwich Generation

Ashley and Jebediah Ramsey moved their two children and Ashley’s grandmother from Delaware to Surprise in August of last year.
I & J Fountain Restaurant in Surprise will have its next wine tasting Thursday, June 8.

Surprise restaurant to host another wine tasting

I & J Fountain Restaurant will have its next night of wine tasting in Surprise.
Former member of The Commodores and The Legendary Temptations Don Williams Sr. brings Don Williams & Company to Surprise June 24.

Former Commodore Williams playing Chicken Ranch in Surprise

Don Williams Sr. will be in Surprise with his group Don Williams & Company.
People watch a previous dive in movie while relaxing in the pool at the Surprise Aquatic Center.

Dive in for 'Luca' at Surprise pool

The Surprise Parks and Recreation Department offers a chance to  stay cool at the pool as Disney Pixar’s “Luca” hits the screen poolside.
Ground Floor Artists in Surprise opened its exhibit “The Great Outdoors,” May 31 and will play host to a reception.

Ground Floor exhibit in Surprise captures outdoor wonders

Ground Floor Artists unveiled its juried exhibit, “The Great Outdoors.” on May 31.
The Surprise Senior Center will play host to a puppet theater performance Monday, June 5.

Library to stage puppet show at Surprise Senior Center

Join Hollyhock Library at the Surprise Senior Center for a special summer program.
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