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WeRIDE gains traction in West Valley

Surprise has no regular bus service, no link to light rail and very few options for residents without cars to get around the growing city.
Things To Do

Surprise looking for Fiesta Grande vendors

The city of Surprise is expecting as many as 10,000 people to come out to this year’s Fiesta Grande on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Mark Coronado Park.
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Live Music

Jazzy evening headed to Surprise art gallery

A jazzy evening summer concert surrounded by artwork is coming to the Arts HQ Gallery on Thursday, July 25.

Surprise site of 8th As You Wish Pottery store

As You Wish Pottery recently announced the opening of its eighth location in the Valley.

Tot Time dates released in Surprise

The Surprise Parks and Recreation Department announced registration dates for its 2024-2025 Tot Time program.
City Government

Meeting set to discuss Surprise petroleum storage project

Surprise has scheduled a development project neighborhood meeting regarding a conditional use permit to allow for petroleum storage on 9.36 acres north of Desert Cove Road and east of Litchfield Road.

Surprise school's SkillsUSA chapter bestowed honor

Willow Canyon High School SkillsUSA Chapter has been named a SkillsUSA Model of Excellence for 2024 in the technical skills category.
Public Safety

Surprise 2-year-old boy pulled from pool

A 2-year-old Surprise boy is recovering after he was pulled out of a swimming pool in the area of Litchfield and Greenway roads.

Versagi: We should take all shootings seriously, not just Trump’s

Yes, it is extraordinarily sad and disturbing that past-President Trump was shot.


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Kevin Sartor wants the residents of Surprise to believe that he can be their mayor.
I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing summer so far.
I write in response to the Community News article regarding mayoral candidate endorsements in the July 3 Surprise Independent.
Public Meetings

Upcoming city meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.
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Surprise teacher to take 5th shot at Paralympics

Eric Bennett is now in the five-timers club — an even more exclusive one than hosting “Saturday Night Live” five times.
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Report: Surprise tops affordability list

It’s a time of high inflation and a sales tax increase in Surprise, but at least one business group finds the city one of the cheapest places to live in the West.

2024 All-West Valley Preps softball team

This is the 11th year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best softball players it covers in the northwest Valley.
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Surprise extends Valley Metro agreement for transit services

Surprise is extending its agreement with the Valley Metro Regional Public Transit Authority for fiscal year 2025 transit services.
Artistic pickleball paddles from Surprise-based Ground Floor Artists, are on display at Chicken N Pickle in Glendale.

Colors liven up Surprise group's pickleball paddles in Glendale

Surprise-based Ground Floor Artists announced a collaborative art exhibition with Chicken N Pickle in Glendale.

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.
Lauren Isherwood, left, and Brenna Keck rehearse for “Silent Sky,” the next play coming to Stage Left Productions in Surprise.

Sky going ‘Silent’ at Stage Left in Surprise

Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky” will be on the Stage Left Productions stage, starting Friday, July 19 and running through Saturday, July 27.
Surprise kids 8 to 13 have a summer theater option in the city thanks to a partnership with OUAZ.

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.
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