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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News
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Surprise pools to open May 22

Surprise's two pools are expected to open a week ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
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Frie named Surprise Parks and Rec interim director

Surprise Parks and Recreation Department Assistant Director Paul Frie will take over as interim director for the time being.
SPORTS

Surprise hosts NCAA regional tennis tournaments

The city of Surprise has been selected to host the 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Tennis West Regional Tournament, in addition to hosting the 2021 NCAA National Championship.
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Surprise water supplies not in danger

The state is mired in a two-decade-long drought, but most Surprise residents wouldn’t even know the difference judging by their normal water consumption.
Public Safety

Surprise police chief candidates down to final 6

Six candidates have made it to the final round in the search for a new police chief in Surprise.
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Surprise chamber starts new ad campaign

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce has begun a new ad campaign to promote its activities.
COVID-19

Surprise businesses up for free ASBA memberships for year

The city of Surprise Economic Development Department is teaming up with the Arizona Small Business Association to support the Surprise small business community.
Permits

Several permits issued in Surprise in March

Here are permits the city of Surprise issued for construction in March.
EDUCATION & HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices
Sharon Connors

Connors: Life's stages should be experienced full out

After 19 years at my job, which I loved, in Kansas City, I decided to move to San Diego.
Chris Judd

Judd: District 6 Newsletter — May 2021

I joined Mayor Skip Hall, Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborne, Youngtown Mayor Mike Levault, and several other elected officials to celebrate White Tank Wild Day at the beautiful Skyline Regional Park.
Jack Hastings

Hastings: District 5 Newsletter — May 2021

In April, we celebrated National Volunteer Week with the City’s annual “Bean Bag Day” event.
Alyson Cline

Cline: District 2 Newsletter — May 2021

Councilmember Jack Hastings and I had the opportunity to tour the Ottawa campus and meet with their president, Dennis Tyner, and new Vice President of Advancement Todd Simpson.
Lynn Lamont

Lamont: Music scene thriving in Surprise

Surprise has some of the best music in the Valley and some of the best music venues we’ve seen in a long time or maybe ever. 
Celebrating & Connecting the Community
Neighbors
Bitsy is a female spayed domestic short hair mix cat up for adoption that is 8 years 5 months old.

Volunteers can help Pets find homes

The Humane Society of Wickenburg will attend Petsmart at 13764 W. Bell Road for adoption events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …

Surprise history on this week

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week.
Pictured (left to right): Todd Hornback (WTMC Co-founder/Board Chair), Mayor Eric Orsborn (Buckeye), Councilmember Bill Patena (Peoria), Mayor Michael LeVault (Youngtown), Councilmember Wally Campbell (Goodyear), Mayor Skip Hall (Surprise), Councilmember Chris Judd (Surprise), Les Meyers (WTMC Executive Director) after declaring April 22, 2021 as “White Tank Wild Day” in honor of the White Tank Mountains Conservancy’s regional connectivity efforts during an event at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye.

West Valley cities pledge to keep White Tanks wild

Several West Valley cities joined to proclaim April 22 “White Tank Wild Day” in an effort for all to enjoy and to conserve the natural and cultural resources of range, a rare pristine landscape in the Valley that many residents and visitors enjoy each year.

Surprise history on this week

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week.
Surprise Entertainment
Amber Ryan, seated, plays Nora in Stage Left Productions’ next play “A Doll’s House Part 2,” from May 12 to 30. Andy DeCarlo, right, is Torvald, with Haiden Ruffino, who plays their daughter, Emmy.

Surprise theater takes a 2nd look at Doll House

“A Doll’s House Part 2” is performed May 12-30 at Stage Left Productions. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $28 for …
Rich La Rose, Priscilla Pinches, Charles “Spanky” Lake and Rich Alfano will perform May 15 in Surprise.

Rose Band set for Surprise show

The Priscilla Rose Band perform their blend of classic rock and pop in Surprise.
Butterflies adorn the outside of the WHAM West Gallery in Surprise for the May exhibit, “Arizona In Bloom.” WHAM will have a reception for the event from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8.

Butterflies alight at WHAM gallery this month

WHAM Art Association, a local artist gallery, is hosting for the first time in the West Valley a Butterfly Invasion and Garden Party.

Surprise Arts Commission to discuss grant candidates

The Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission will discuss a possible second mural at the Surprise Aquatic Center at its next meeting, set for 6 p.m Monday, April 5 at City Hall.
Copper Sunrise plays two shows at Irish Wolfhound in Surprise this month, including one Saturday at 4 p.m.

Packed lineup at Irish Eatery in May

Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub has resumed offering regular live music performances on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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