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Freedom Traditional Academy is now taking enrollment in Surprise

Freedom Traditional Academy is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2024-2025 school year at Dysart.org/Enroll.

Modern Expressions Salon celebrates 1 year in Surprise

Modern Expressions Salon celebrated its one-year anniversary in Surprise on Nov. 15 with an official ribbon cutting celebration.

Be a Santa to a Senior brings joy to older adults in Surprise, Wickenburg

Home Instead encourages Surprise and Wickenburg residents to participate in the Be a Santa to a Senior program and share joy by giving a gift to older adults in the community who may not have anyone to celebrate with.

Piper Charitable Trust grant to support Valley Hope Women’s Center

Hope Women’s Center has been awarded a grant to support its ongoing efforts to empower women and children in crisis.

Rotary Club of Surprise hosts veterans appreciation ceremony

In honor of Veterans Day, the Rotary Club of Surprise hosted a Military Appreciation Ceremony honoring veterans from all branches of the military.


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Did you know that Dysart Schools is the largest employer in Surprise and El Mirage? It’s true.
On Saturday, October 21, Mayor Skip Hall and I attended The Western Hoedown.
My next monthly Community Meetings will be at 10 a.m. on November 17 at Arizona Traditions in the Ballroom, 17221 N. Citrus Rd., and at 10 a.m. on November 28 at The Grand in the Agua Fria Room, 17100 W. Clearview Blvd.

Home field advantage: Calibre Academy softball team wins on new diamond

In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate Calibre Academy’s new softball field, in Surprise, the Mustangs memorialized the event by winning their first home game.

West Valley Chorale honors singers from Surprise, Scottsdale, Phoenix

The West Valley Chorale, under the direction of Ken Goodenberger, announces the winners of its fifth annual Young Singers Competition.

Sun City temple to present ‘The Golden Age of Television’

“The Golden Age of Television” will be presented by retired entertainment attorney Steve Katz at Temple Beth Shalom of the West Valley.

Surprise's Imagine Prep finishes second in CAA football season

The Imagine Prep Surprise football team is the Canyon Athletic Association state runner-up for the 2023 season.

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West Side Tremble Clefs perform in Peoria

The West Side Tremble Clefs will perform at the Life Church Peoria
WHAM Art Center’s first fiber art exhibit runs Dec. 2-30 in Surprise.

WHAM hosts fiber art exhibition in Surprise

WHAM Art Center, along with Four Common Corners, is hosting its first ever all fiber art exhibit.
The sensational Christmas Season musical, Christmas In Killarney, an Irish Christmas Celebration, will perform at The Vista Center for the Arts on Nov. 25.

The Vista to host Irish Christmas celebration in Surprise

The sensational Christmas Season musical, Christmas In Killarney, an Irish Christmas Celebration, will perform at The Vista Center for the Arts on Nov. 25.
The West Valley Youth Orchestra, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, will perform at the Avondale Winterfest Concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Avondale Civic Center Complex, at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive.

Report: Arts generates $31M in economic activity in West Valley

The arts mean business. That is the message being delivered by West Valley Arts Council, which led efforts in data collection for the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 study in partnership with Americans for the Arts.
The Rhythm Ramblers give Christmas the big band treatment at the Sundial Auditorium.

Rhythm Ramblers swing into the holidays with dance in Sun City

The Rhythm Ramblers, Sun City’s original big band, will celebrate its 60th Christmas with a dance and concert.
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