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Northwest Surprise rezoning focus of neighborhood development meeting

A development project neighborhood meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 to discuss a rezone of approximately 320 gross acres generally located west of 225th Avenue and north of Deer Valley Road.
City Government

Surprise trash schedule pushed back for holiday

The Memorial Day holiday will push back trash service for city of Surprise sanitation customers May 30 through June 3.
City Government

Aly Cline to host pair of District 2 meetings

Surprise Vice Mayor Aly Cline is hosting two of her regular meetings for District 2 this week.
TAXES

Sun Health to share donation tips in Surprise

The public is invited to learn little-known strategies to Make 2022 Your Best Tax Year Ever.
From the Bench

Surprise judge discusses COVID and the courthouse

Many people ask about Surprise City Court’s rules for wearing masks, social distancing and other offshoots of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SURPRISE SCHOOLS & COMMERCE NEWS
Education
The Dysart Unified School District former superintendent resigned with board approval May 11.
Members of the Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughter of the American Revolution Chapter were invited to a special event at Canyon Ridge Elementary School.
Shadow Ridge High School engineering students won top honors in the Racing the Sun solar-powered go-kart competition hosted on April 23 at Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson.
The McDonald’s restaurant at Litchfield and Waddell roads in Surprise raised $2,470 for local schools during its annual McTeacher’s Night Challenge in April.
The Dysart Unified School District former superintendent resigned with board approval earlier this week.
Business
Meet Your Business

Lameh’s Denture Center brings smiles to patients

Meet Your Business: Lameh’s Denture Center
Growth

Neighborhood meeting to focus on Vista Montanas amendment

A development project neighborhood meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Monday, May 23 to discuss a major amendment to the Vista Montanas planned area development.
Auctions

More Surprise city items up for auction

The city of Surprise has some surplus equipment up for acution at PublicSurplus.com.
Subscriber Exclusive

Surprise completes dozens of permits in April

Here are commercial permits the city of Surprise completed in April.
Deals

North Surprise land sells big

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, announced the sale of a 7.589-acre parcel of land in Surprise.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices

Letters: Mayor should butt out of Kellis situation

It has come to my attention that members of the Surprise City Council are trying to sway people to oust school board members, namely Mayor Skip Hall.

Letters: Readers says Kellis’ departure is best for district

I have worked in the Dysart Unified School District while Quinn Kellis was the superintendent.

Letters: Traffic is only going to get worse in north Surprise

Almost every week I read about new housing developments being planned for north Surprise in the areas along 163rd Avenue.

Letters: Reader takes exception to letter on voting

Mr. Ron Moe gave his opinion on vote by mail and his distrust of that system [“It’s time to change how we conduct voting,” May 18].

Letters: Removing Kellis would be the right move

I believe the DUSD board members are correct and that Kellis should be removed.
Entertainment & Things to Do
Thaddeus Rose performs with his band. He is once again a regular at Irish Wolfhound in Surprise, and the band will play as a trio May 27.

Live music sets in Surprise send out May

Three local venues are finishing their music entertainment calendars for the month. The remaining shows are: At I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise:• Thursday, May 26 …

Surprise library to celebrate 20 years with party

The Surprise community is invited to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Northwest Regional Library from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 with crafts, games and prizes.
Ground Floor Artists studio in Surprise.

Ground Floor members display work in Surprise

Ground Floor Artists is a nonprofit art center in Surprise features a gallery, Artisan Boutique, art classes and 29 resident art studios open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through …
Riverton Piano Company and Arizona Broadway Theatre have formed a new, multi-year partnership. Pictured are James L. Harding, director of sales and marketing for Riverton and Jamie Hohendorf-Parnell, production supervisor for ABT. [Submitted photo]

Local businesses team up for performing arts

Riverton Piano Company and Arizona Broadway Theatre have formed a new, multi-year partnership designed to enhance live performance experiences for residents all over the West Valley.
Artist Joe Tyler, right, stands next to His a\steel sculptures at Arts HQ in Surprise.

West Valley Arts Council offers development classes

West Valley Arts Council invites the public to sign up for its creative aging professional development training program. The deadline to apply is May 16.
From left, actresses Cindy Covington, Suze St. John, Katryce Bridges and Jillian Walker take a break from rehearsal of The Revolutionists, which will play at Stage Left Productions in Surprise May 19-29.

Stage Left finds comedy in French Revolution

Four beautiful, badass womenwill  lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin …
The 1,300-seat professional Vista Center for the Arts in Aurprise.

The Vista to offer summer theater camp in Surprise

The Vista Center for the Arts is presenting a two-week summer theater camp for students in grades five through 12.

Surprise library to reopen on Sundays this week

The Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave., is beginning the resumption of Sunday hours this week.

Next Surprise Day of Service event upcoming

Volunteers are wanted for Surprise’s next Day of Service event, which takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.
Kona Ice and Sandwich Street gourmet sandwiches will join the Surprise Party truck at Northwest Regional Library for a grand reopening of the Friends of the Surprise Libraries from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15.

Friends of Surprise Libraries to host reopening party

In Celebration of Library Month, the Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave., and Friends of the Surprise Libraries used bookstore will have a grand reopening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15.
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