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Surprise News

Mesa resident leaves hospital after battling COVID-19 for nearly 50 days

The doctors and medical staff at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa on June 3 celebrated the release of a COVID-19 patient who spent close to 50 days in the hospital. Edward Cipres …

Surprise City Council passes $415.5 million budget

Keeping an eye on an uncertain financial situation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Surprise City Council approved a “flat” budget June 2 — while adding some flexibility in case things get better faster than expected.

Short agenda for June 4 Surprise P&Z meeting

The Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4 with a short agenda on tap.

Arizona tops 22,000 cases of coronavirus, nears 1,000 deaths

The state of Arizona has surpassed 22,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning. The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 22,223 cases and 981 deaths in the state, up 973 and 40 from …

Robotics team advances Surprise into future

For a small group of Surprise student engineers, losing the regional robotics competitions to COVID-19 was the biggest bummer of them all.
Business

Abrazo Surprise hospital slates June 4 job fair

A job fair for experienced nurses and emergency department techs will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at the new Abrazo Surprise Hospital near Bell Road and Loop 303. The hospital, …

Affordable housing still among big needs in Surprise

Surprise, just like the Valley and state as a whole, has a shortage of affordable housing.

Surprise lists latest construction permits

Here are permits the city of Surprise issued forconstruction in April:   COMMERCIAL UNCLASSIFIEDFIRE STATION 30315440 N. Cotton LaneHARDY WORLD13700 N. Dysart Road (3 …

Peoria 7th, Surprise 15th in country for open spaces

For people looking to social distance during the time of COVID-19, there could be worst cities to do it than Surprise, according to a new survey. Rent.com recently compiled a list of the top 50 …
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Education

Gov. Doug Ducey on June 1 new plans for kids and teachers to safely resume school in the classroom this fall. “It will look different. It will feel different,” Gov. Ducey said in a …

Dysart Unified School District is providing grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meal service for the summer through Thursday, June 25. Breakfast and lunch are provided for community members 18 and …
Surprise Entertainment
A winning team at a past DJ Trivia event in the West Valley.

Bonfire hosts trivia nights for teams

Trivia night takes place 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, including June 10, at Bonfire Craft Kitchen & Tap House, 15332 W. Bell Road, …
Saguaros are blooming at the White Tanks Regional Park, 12 miles southwest of Surprise. Guests can easily stay in a car to see them, as Ruth Welscott of the Sun City Camera Guild did to capture this image May 1.

White Tanks’ walk by moonlight event canceled

White Tank Mountain Regional Park, located 12 miles southwest of Surprise at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, has canceled …
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Karaoke soon to return to Irish Wolfhound in Surprise

Karaoke is about to return to Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. TNT Karaoke will host …
Brian Childress, Mike Giacalone, Jeff Leece, Rob Ywanauskas and Dave Raheb make up Western Fusion Band, who will play The Brookside II June 3, 5 and 6.

Western Fusion back in business at Brookside

Western Fusion is back at The Brookside II, and in a big way. The combo has returned to the Surprise bar and grill stage at 15170 …
Aqua-Tots has reopened its Surprise facility.

Aqua-Tots Swim School reopens with new safety measures

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has reopened its Surprise location, 13833 W. Bell Road, Suite 104, after a temporary closure to prevent the …
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