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New veterans group backing Sartor for Surprise mayor

Kevin Sartor's campaign is getting the support of a new veterans group.

Surprise's Growing Minds adds 4th satellite campus

Dysart Unified School District’s Growing Minds Preschool is adding a fourth satellite campus to serve children ages 3 to 5 this school year.
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Surprise to offer youth theater camp with OUAZ

Surprise has partnered with Ottawa University-Arizona to invite youth ages 8 to 13 to step into the spotlight and embrace their theatrical dreams at theater camp.

Sun City West church slates patriotic choir musical, indoor picnic

“America, Keep Singing” will be presented 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30, by the Sanctuary Choir at First Baptist Church, 17419 N. Conquistador Drive. The patriotic musical will include …

Letters: Rising inflation is benefitting Surprise with more tax revenues

With inflation, everyone is feeling the effects.

Letters: Council candidate breaks down new taxes in Surprise

In case you hadn’t heard, recently enacted Arizona state policies have negatively impacted the city of Surprise budget by about $14.3 million and would have caused a large reduction in service had the city not made $2.5 million in budget cuts, raised the sales tax rate by 0.6% and reduced local primary property taxes by 25%.
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Surprise councilmember censured for questionable campaigning

The Surprise City Council voted to censure Councilmember Aly Cline for illegally campaigning at her periodic district meetings and for taking down a questionable campaign sign in March.

2 LEAP certifications bestowed on Dysart Schools in Surprise

The Dysart Unified School District has earned two of only four LEAP certifications for preschool classrooms in Arizona.

Valley Vista girls show signs of revival in Glendale

It is not the same Valley Vista girls basketball program that won three straight 6A state titles 2020-2022 — when that was the most prestigious title in Arizona. But the Monsoon program …


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Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe summer season.
One of the privileges I love most about leading our Surprise community is the pleasure to represent the City at events.
Summer is in full swing in the City of Surprise.

Luke Elementary wins Desert Choice award

Luke Elementary School won the West Valley Best Public School in the Best of the Desert Community’s Choice Awards at a gala on June 6.
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Cline, Sartor start to rope in endorsements in Surprise race

Two Arizona legislators are throwing their support behind Kevin Sartor for Surprise mayor, while his opponent, Councilmember Aly Cline, has the backing of the fire fighters union and a former city manager.
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No charges for Cline, but Surprise Council may still punish her

Surprise mayoral candidate Aly Cline won’t be prosecuted for taking down a campaign sign outside the Surprise Regional Library in March.
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Judd to meet with Surprise District 6 residents

Surprise City Councilmember Chris Judd is hosting one of his regular district meetings this week.
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Upcoming city meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.
Charlie Gray, left, and Tracy Burns are part of the cast of “Radium Girls,” a new play in Surprise at Stage Left Productions.

‘Radium Girls’ to shine on Surprise stage

Up next at Stage Left Productions in Surprise is “Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory.
Incoming fifth-grader Mia Maciel stars as Chef Louisa in “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at Arizona Charter Academy.

Surprise charter school brings mermaids to life

Students in Arizona Charter Academy’s musical theater summer camp will take to the stage to perform “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

Surprise teens plan trip to rock climbing gym

Surprise has scheduled another teen adventures event with a trip to Ape Index Rock Climbing Gym.
“The Majestic Monsoon” by Reid Woodward is one of the pieces on display at the “Chasing Light” exhibit at Ground Floor Artists through July 27.

Surprise area artists display ‘Light’ side

Ground Floor Artists announced its upcoming exhibition, “Chasing Light,” opening on Friday, June 5 and running through July 27.

July 4th fireworks returning to Surprise

Light up your night and join the city of Surprise for an Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, featuring food trucks, kids activities and a fireworks display that begins at 8:45 p.m.
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