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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News
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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.
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Dec. 3 Surprise P&Z meeting canceled

The next Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission has been canceled.
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Shop with a Cop event to benefit DUSD students

Surprise police are participating in the West Valley Mavericks' first annual Shop with a Cop event in the city.
District 3

Patrick Duffy to meet residents Dec. 5

District 3 Councilmember Patrick Duffy is hosting one of his regular monthly district meetings at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Spencer's Place, 15341 W. Waddell Road. Mr. Duffy hosts the …
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COVID coming home to Surprise again

The coronavirus is hitting home again.
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Grants

Grant helps Water Smart program

The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has been awarded a grant by the Richard H. Whitney Fund for the Common Good, a component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, for the Growing Water Smart (GWS) program. 
Hirings

Sun Health hires McCaskill

West Valley nonprofit Sun Health has named Randy A. McCaskill, as vice president of legal affairs, responsible for working with the organization’s executive leadership team, providing advice on a variety of legal matters and overseeing the assignment of outside legal counsel.
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Some residents fear getting boxed in

While residents of newer developments just north of 163rd and Grand avenues lined up on Facebook last month to list their frustrations with the area’s lack of service-oriented businesses, another group living farther north was on the opposite side of the fence.
EDUCATION & HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices
Roland Winters

Winters: District 1 Newsletter — December 2020

A big shout out to the residents of this great city we live in.
Patrick Duffy

Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — December 2020

Due to rising COVID-19 case numbers, city of Surprise City Council and all city boards and commissions meetings have been reclosed to in-person attendance until further notice.
Chris Judd

Judd: District 6 Newsletter — December 2020

To protect public health amidst rising COVID-19 cases, beginning Dec. 1, and until further notice, city of Surprise public meetings will close to in-person attendance.
new van will help Northwest Valley Connect assist residents with transportation.

Northwest Valley Connect serves needs of community

Across the country and our communities, people are isolated because of social distancing, a COVID-19 health and safety practice to prevent contracting the virus.

Chamber wants politicians to focus on relief

With the election behind us, now is the time for governing, and there is no shortage of issues that demand Washington’s and our state’s attention.
Celebrating & Connecting the Community
Neighbors
Surprise Entertainment
Patrick Veit, Michael Caruso and Robert Lowman will perform as The Hallelujah Blues Band Dec. 4 in Surprise

Hallelujah to stop at Fountain again

The Hallelujah Blues Band plays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Originally starting in 1997 as Wilby Dunn, the band changed …
Kelly Hajek plays a profane, 40-something version of Cindy Lou Who in Stage Left Productions’ “Who’s Holiday!” which starts tonight and runs through Dec. 20 in Surprise.

‘Who’s Holiday!’ next at Stage Left Productions

For their second presentation since emerging from “lockdown” in October Stage Left Productions, 11340 W. Bell Road Suite No. 105, is presenting another one-character play under secure …

Dynamic piano duo next in Webb Center’s free virtual concert series

Juilliard trained masters Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe will present a unique piano concert, created just for Webb Center audiences, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. The free program will be broadcast …
Residents can have their pick of donated bowls Dec. 5 at WHAM Community Art Center in Surprise to support the effort to fight hunger in Arizona.

WHAM adds harmony to Bowls of Hope

WHAM Community Art Center in Surprise will soon sponsor a Celebrations of Hope event to help combat food insecurity in the Valley. Since the pandemic has hit, the Phoenix-area food insecurity …

West Valley Arts Council starts peacebuilding series

The West Valley Arts Council and Artio Services will present a Peacebuilding Through The Arts workshop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at the AZ TechCelerator, 12425 W. Bell Road in …
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