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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News
2020 Election

Here's where to vote, drop off ballot in Surprise

Here are the sites and times for voting and ballot dropoffs in Surprise through Election Day.

Independent announces 2021 calendar photographers

Independent Newsmedia is happy to announce the photographers chosen to have their work featured in the 2021 Scenic Wall Calendar.
Technology

Free Wi-Fi available in Surprise library parking lots

Surprise residents have a new option to capture a Wi-Fi signal for school, work or pleasure.
Government

Surprise to discuss how to deal with legalized pot

The Surprise City Council will be discussing how it wants the city to handle marijuana sales if voters decided to make it legal recreationally at its next meeting.
OUAZ

OUAZ football to play 6 spring games

Pandemic permitting, OUAZ’s football team hopes to get back on the field in late winter to complete a six-game schedule.
Business
Business

Surprise nabs 5 economic development awards

The International Economic Development Council is bestowing five big honors on the Surprise Economic Development Department.
PERMITS

Surprise issues hundreds of permits in Sept.

Here are commercial permits the city of Surprise completed in September.
Roadwork

City Hall pavement work next 2 weekends

The pavement around Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, is getting freshened up.
Subscriber Exclusive

Surprise business grant program extended

The city of Surprise still has more money to give eligible businesses through its Surprise Small Business Relief Grant program.
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SURPRISE SCHOOLS

Who is the West Valley Preps 2020 Week 1 football player of the week?

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Education

On Oct. 16 U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko announced the winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. “It is an honor to recognize the …

On Tuesday, fifth- through eighth-grade students will be allowed to return to class on the Arizona Charter Academy campus, 16025 N. Dysart Road.
Surprise Entertainment
The West Valley Symphony will not opens its 2020-21 season until at least January in Surprise.

West Valley Symphony season shelved until January

The West Valley Symphony's next season is now scheduled to start with “A Salute to England” on Jan. 10 in The Vista Center for the Arts.
WHAM Art Association founder Connie Whitlock will teach a clay vase class for adults in November.

Clay vases take 2 half days at WHAM

WHAM Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, regularly hosts half-day workshops for adults.

Surprise, Lake Pleasant power centers to host scavenger hunt

Four local shopping centers are looking for spooky sleuths this Halloween season during the Spooky Scare-enger Hunt, a socially distant week-long scavenger hunt event with freebies and fun.
The next Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service in Surprise will be held virtually.

Volunteers needed for Surprise MLK event

The next Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service in Surprise will be held virtually.

Local artists slate open house; art show runs all month

The Artists by the Lake Club of Sun City hosts an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the WHAM Art Center.
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