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Surprise sets plans for Asante opening

The City of Surprise is preparing for the grand opening of its newest library next month. The Asante Library, the city’s joint effort with the Maricopa County Library District, is opening …

‘Hike for Hope’ benefit for West Valley nonprofit coming to Peoria

The seventh annual Hike for Hope benefiting Billy’s Place will take place 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will start and finish in WestWing at Copper Hills Church near Sunrise Mountain, 27035 …

Overall violent, property crimes down in some Arizona cities in first half of 2019

Preliminary statistics show overall declines in both violent and property crime in the first half of 2019 in the United States compared to the same time frame the previous year, according to FBI …

Western desert in Surprise getting attention

With Surprise’s City Center and northern areas becoming filled in with more residential and commercial development, the city’s far western desert, north of the White Tank mountains, is …

Greer Ranch vacant lot to become rental housing

A vacant lot at Cactus and Reems roads is finally getting development — but it’s not what was originally intended for it. The City Council voted Jan. 7 to rezone about 15 acres of …
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A slice of soccer Paradise

The last couple winters of Paradise Honors girls soccer were hard to push through. Senior forward Sierra Sweeney played a bit as a freshman, then skipped her sophomore season before returning to …
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Paradise Honors picks apart Valley Christian

This time, with this team, Paradise Honors boys basketball never allowed Valley Christian a glimmer of hope. These teams split four games last year but the Trojans picked up the decisive win in …
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Crusaders girls soccer eventually wear down plucky Panthers

The Northwest Christian girls soccer team - eventually - was too deep, too physical and too experienced for an emerging Paradise Honors squad. But the Panthers announced their arrival in the 3A soccer field during the opening half of the Jan. 9 game.
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Mustangs make good from long range after Wildcats stymie short shots

It figures. Sunrise Mountain's girls soccer teams had two golden scoring opportunities  late in the first half, only to see two Willow Canyon players block them with their legs. So in the …

Surprise banks on private partnerships

Surprise Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic can envision Surprise on a growth path much like Gilbert, only a few decades later. “I believe Surprise is on a Gilbert …
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Surprise Opinion

The Mission of the Sun City Community Assistance Network is to, “Connect people with resources to enhance their standard of living.”

Local camping enthusiasts recommend some areas for camping during the cooler months. Just moved from Indiana in March and now we are settled in we’d like to get to some camping. Where are …
In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that Tuesday evening.
Things aren’t the way they use to be”, says Kathryn Chandler, the executive director of Northwest Valley Connect.
Business

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will host an upcoming workshop “Understanding the Patent Process” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Surprise AZ Tech Celerator, Building D, …

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel has appointed Aaron Moss to the position of general manager at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde. “The Yavapai Apache Nation Tribal …
With the Holidays are fast approaching, John Wallick Jewelers will host its annual fundraiser for the Arizona Humane Society.
Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc., 17225 N. 63rd Ave., a family-owned business since 1961, awarded the winner of its 4th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway contest to Dan Dennison, a …
Education

      Dysart district to present Kindergarten Showcase events Schools will take part March 3-4 Dysart schools will host Kindergarten Showcase events 6:30-7:30 p.m. …

Imagine Rosefield fourth grade students, teachers and families participated in the third annual Stargazing and Science Fair Night on the Surprise campus, 12050 N. Bullard Ave., Jan. 14. As part of …
The West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, is seeking students to participant in …
With the second semester underway for the Dysart Unified School District, the focus remains on academics, athletics and the arts. At the Jan. 8 Governing Board meeting, Danae Marinelli from the …
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