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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News
Public Meetings

Upcoming city, school meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.
Community Service

Surprise wants residents to 'Keep It Beautiful'

The city of Surprise is taking steps to make the city look a little better.
Subscriber Exclusive

Surprise city offices closed for MLK day

The city of Surprise offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
City Government

Surprise trash schedule pushed back a day

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has pushed back trash service for city of Surprise sanitation customers Jan. 18 through 21.
Subscriber Exclusive

A look back at Surprise's history on this week

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week, compiled from archives of Independent Newsmedia, Newspapers.com and the city of Surprise historical records.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

More homes planned on Surprise’s west edge

While most of Surprise’s development since 2014-15 has filled in the gaps for unfinished projects and areas of town, expansion into the city’s desert edges was always on the horizon.
Subscriber Exclusive

Animal urgent care facility in works

Plans are in the works for a new animal urgent care hospital near Bell and Litchfield roads.
Webinars

AZ Techcelerator webinar to focus on post-COVID communications

The AZ Techcelerator is hosting its next business webinar, titled "How to Communicate with Consumers in a Post COVID-19 World," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
EDUCATION & HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices

Letters: Too much trash is taking over across Surprise

Surprise is a beautiful city and rapidly growing.
Jim Dean

Dean: Middle schools expand school choice in DUSD

In the Dysart Unified School District, we have been and continue to be dedicated to providing extraordinary experiences to our students.
Skip Hall

Hall: Mayor Newsletter — January 2021

As we enter the new year, I would like to extend warm wishes and gratitude to our community.
Roland Winters

Winters: District 1 Newsletter — January 2021

Well a big shout out to my constituents in District 1, and indeed every resident in this great city in which we are lucky to live in, and a happy and safe New Year to all.
Patrick Duffy

Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — January 2021

Happy New Year. We have made it to 2021, and there are still many great things happening in the city of Surprise.
Celebrating & Connecting the Community
Neighbors
Surprise Civic Center

Surprise invites teens to justice project

The Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department is accepting applications for the Surprise Youth Justice Project.
Jo Grant takes the oath Jan 11 to serve on the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission.

Grant joins Surprise arts commission

Jo Grant took the oath as the newest member of the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission on Jan. 11.
Grand Pickleball Club member Michael Wiebeto, left, Pastor Anthony Johnson of New Beginning Worship Center, middle and Grand Pickleball Club member Susan Konz stand in front of 100 backbacks filled with essentials collected by the Sun City Grand club for homeless in the community.

Sun City Grand pickleball club courts donations for homeless

The president of the Grand Pickleball Club, Troy Konz, was asked by his wife, Susan, what he wanted for Christmas.

A look back at Surprise's history on this week

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week, compiled from archives of Independent Newsmedia, Newspapers.com and the city of Surprise historical records.
People help pack emergency food boxes at Valley View Food Bank.

Surprise, Sun City realty offices give to food bank

A trio of local Coldwell Banker Realty offices made the holidays brighter for the Valley View Food Bank.
Surprise Entertainment
WHAM Art Center in Surprise hosts regular self care classes.

WHAM ends month with pair of painting classes

WHAM Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, ends January with several classes. They include: An adult art class, Loose Acrylic Painting Class (suitable for ages 16 and up) is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. …
Dr. Jeff Hall

AAUW to host talk with director of Lowell Observatory

Join the American Association of University Women — Northwest Valley for a Zoom conversation Jan. 21 with Dr. Jeff Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
West Valley Arts President and CEO Sandra Bassett

National group honors Sandra Bassett

West Valley Arts President and CEO Sandra Bassett received the 2020 Economic Empowerment Legend Award at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc’s virtual celebration in December.

West Valley Symphony cancels 2020-21 season

The West Valley Symphony board of directors has canceled the group’s remaining concerts for the season, due to the continued increase in COVID cases.

7 items on Surprise Arts Commission agenda

Seven items are on the agenda for the next Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission meeting, set for 6 p.m Monday, Jan. 11 at City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.
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