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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News
Surprise History

A look at 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:
District 5

Sanders hosting virtual meet and greet Sept. 26

District 5 Councilman David Sanders is hosting his monthly meetup for his constituents at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 on his council web page.
Business

Costco's opening in Surprise was long-time coming

When you want something bad enough, sometimes driving to another state to get it is worth it.
Business

Costco opens in Surprise to happy shoppers

The long-awaited opening of Costco is here.

Last chance to be counted for Census 2020

Census 2020 is on the homestretch with critical door-knocking, online, phone and mail efforts coming to an end Sept. 30. For the first, time residents may choose to be counted online, and may do …
Business
EVENTS

Surprise's Fiesta Grande street event going virtual

Like most events in 2020, the annual Surprise Fiesta Grande street party in the Original Town Site is going virtual.
Real Estate

Landsea Homes buys Sunrise Ranch area

Landsea Homes purchased the 476-unit Sunrise Ranch development on the northeast corner of 171st Avenue and Jomax Road.
BUSINESS

Costco just hours away from opening in Surprise

Surprise residents are ticking off the time before the doors open at the new Costco at Waddell Road and Sarival Avenue.
Contest

Surprise family wins A/C unit

A Surprise family is one of three lucky Valley homes to receive a new A/C system for free as part of Chas Roberts’ 11th Annual Cool Play Giveaway.
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SURPRISE SCHOOLS
Education

In the November election there are  six candidates vying for three seats on the Peoria Unified School District governing board. Current board members Christine A.K. Pritchard and Jay Leonard …

The Dysart Unified School District will have its annual Career Expo virtually this year on Facebook Live. The Career Expo gives parents and students the opportunity to explore all the Career and …
Surprise Entertainment

ProMusica Arizona presents free virtual concert

ProMusica Arizona hosts a free virtual concert, “A Musical Kaleidoscope,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.  The program will feature a string ensemble playing Vivaldi’s Violin …
'Standing in the Rain' is the theme of WHAM Community Art center family paint night for October in Surprise

Rain provides theme for WHAM Friday paint night

WHAM Art Gallery planned its next Family Paint Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct.  2 at the WHAM Community Art Center, 16560 W. Dysart Road. Described as a family fun paint party, the evening …

Artists by the Lake club hosts fine arts sale

The artists of the Artists by the Lake Club in Sun City will present a fine arts sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Wham Art Center, 16560 Dysart Road.
Artist Steven Weitzman has created a series of art pieces across the country, including a statue of Frederick Douglass, which stands in the U.S. Capitol. He will be creating wall art to surround the new Surprise Public Safety Evidence and Readiness Center and Police Training facilities.

Artist picked for Surprise public safety wall

Noted artist Steven Weitzman will be bringing his work to Surprise — but he’ll be leaving it here permanently.
Crockett makes a splash during the Sea Lion Show at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park.

More amenities open at Wildlife World zoo

Visitors to Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park will find more of their favorite spots open since the facility’s move to Phase 2 of its reopening plan.
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