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Public Safety

Surprise police looking for runaway teen

Surprise Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Patience Phillips, a 13-year-old runaway.
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Friends of Surprise Libraries opens new bookstore

Friends of the Surprise Libraries is reopeing.
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Bob Wingenroth's return to Surprise is official

When Chris Hillman left as Surprise city manager in 2014, Bob Wingenroth had only been working with the city’s finance department and as an assistant city manager for about a year.
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Arizona's pandemic-influenced learning declines could take years to recover

Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective …
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Fall League season returns to Surprise

Fans of the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals will get to see their top prospects in action in Surprise for the next month.

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Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices
John Williams

John Williams: Quality entertainment is in Surprise's backyard

Did you know that here in Surprise we have access to an amazing entertainment venue with high quality productions right in our own backyard? It’s true.

Ask ADOT: Why are Arizona's highway signs green?

Most weeks in our hectic world, there’s just no time to contemplate everything that surrounds us. But there are times when a question will spontaneously pop into our brains, right between the …

Herrington: CDC urges vaccination for pregnant women

Waiting on COVID-19 vaccination because you are pregnant creates unnecessary risks for you and for your pregnancy. That’s the focus of an emergency announcement recently from the Centers for …
Skip Hall

Skip Hall: Mayor Newsletter — October 2021

Fall is here, and we welcome it with open arms.

Rigler: Specialists use contact tracing to curb the spread of COVID-19

Friday, Oct. 1 was the 10th annual National Disease Intervention Specialists Recognition Day, the day honoring health care professionals who are crucial in the effort to disrupt the transmission of deadly infectious diseases by connecting people who have been exposed to care and services using a method called contact tracing, which has been vital during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating & Connecting the Community

Benevilla to host workshop on dementia

Benevilla is hosting a free, online educational workshop at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 focusing on the challenging behaviors that may develop to those with dementia and how caregivers can address …
The Benevilla Educational Event Series continues with “Confident Caregivers Caring for Those with Dementia.” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 focusing on the challenging behaviors that may develop to those with dementia and how caregivers can address these changes with confidence.

Benevilla prepares pair of online workshops

Benevilla presents its next Live Zoom Educational Workshop at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. “Smart Gifting Strategies to Utilize in Unprecedented Times” features guest expert, Stephen …
Residents of The Park at Surprise senior living community display some of the “diaper cakes” they’ve made to donate to Choices Pregnancy Center.

Park at Surprise residents churn out diaper cakes

On Tuesday mornings, you can find residents of The Park at Surprise, a Koelsch community, gathered together making diaper cakes. Yes, you read that right. Diaper cakes. The popular display at baby …
Benevilla Life Enrichment Program member enjoying a day of creative aging activities.

Piper Trust includes Surprise-based Benevilla in grants

Benevilla thanks the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for their generous grant received on Sept. 13 as a part of the “Now is the Moment” grant commemoration. The Piper Trust gave a …
The Surprise Resource Center is at 12425 W. Bell Road, Building A, Suite No. 124. The Area Agency on Aging provides a State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which is available to assist with all Medicare questions, with Medicare open enrollment coming up.

Program gets Medicare procedures in SHIP shape

The Area Agency on Aging provides a State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which is available to assist with all Medicare questions for current and new enrollees at the Surprise Resource Center
Surprise Entertainment

Celebrate Halloween in the West Valley with the whole family

Watch Disney’s Coco at Whyman Park|Saturday, Oct. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Whyman Park, 2350 S. 103rd Ave, Tolleson|This family-friendly event kicks off with a costume contest, a kid's dance …
Arizona Philharmonic performs for the first time at the Vista Center for the Arts Oct. 30. Tickets at [Submitted photo]

Arizona Philharmonic announces 2021-22 season debut at Vista Center for the Arts

The Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil), Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, launches its new five-concert season for 2021-22 Oct. 30, with the baroque orchestral performance of …
The Mavericks recently won the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award. Experience them live Feb. 10 and 11 during Wickenburg’s Gold Rush Days festival, at the Webb Center. [Submitted photo/Erika Goldring for Getty Images]

All tickets to the Webb Center’s 20th anniversary season now on sale

All tickets to the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts’ 20th anniversary season of events are on sale now to the public. The Wickenburg theater schedules a diverse lineup of artists and …

Church announces live concert

Grace Community Church, 16165 W. Mountain View Blvd., is hosting two live concerts in November, featuring Sonoran Skies, a Sun City Grand based band. The first concert is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 and …
WHAM Art Association announces the seventh annual “Bowls of Hope” event. [Submitted photo]

Bowls of Hope, WHAM help fight hunger

WHAM Art Association announces it will host the seventh annual “Bowls of Hope” event for the West Valley. Bowls of Hope will be held in conjunction with WHAM’s Art Bazaar and …
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