Posted on: January 17, 2017

City map shows finalized traffic patterns for Grand Ave intersections in Bell-Grand project area

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The ramps connecting Grand Avenue to the Bell Road Bridge are set to reopen before the end of February! City staff reported to City Council, in Tuesday's Work Session, that these improvements will result in driving pattern changes. The city has c...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Tande named new Vice Mayor

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The Surprise City Council  selected District 6 Councilmember Todd Tande to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Per city code, City Council must select a new Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The V...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

UPDATE: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of January 16.

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Classic folk characters educate Surprise residents on sanitation practices

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Recycling Wise in Surprise is getting a little more magical with the rollout of a reimagined sanitation campaign. Beginning this month, residents can expect to see six new fun, vibrant designs on the billboard panels of the city’s sanitation trucks.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.

Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission 1 vacancy

Disability Advisory Commission 1 vacancy

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

City offices closed Monday for MLK Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect

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City of Surprise administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

City of Surprise trash and recycling customers ONLY are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of January ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Free wellness classes on concussions and cognition, brain function

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Health and wellness are important for a thriving community, and the City of Surprise is hosting a series of free wellness classes to help keep residents educated and informed on a variety of topics.

Coming up in the series:

Symptoms, Treatment and Preventio...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Surprise TV supports statewide simulcast of investigation of prescription opioid abuse in AZ

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Tonight, television and radio outlets across Arizona will simultaneously broadcast a 30-minute commercial-free investigative report on the issue of prescription opioid abuse.

The report, “Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction,” was ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of January 9.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City of Surprise youth volleyball, tee-ball, softball and baseball registration opens

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Registration is now open for a variety of City of Surprise youth sports programs, including volleyball, softball, tee-ball and baseball.  

Registration is open through Jan. 28. The final registration day, Jan. 28, is a special Saturday registration, w...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Surprise Pops Band to play Broadway tunes at free concert Jan. 22

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The Surprise Pops Band is kicking off the New Year with a free concert featuring Broadway show tunes! 

The concert will be held Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m. at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, located at 15550 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.&am...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

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The city prepares to host inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. community service event.... Get a peek at the Winter issue of Progress Magazine and the AZ Speakers Series returns! Learn more in the latest episode of SPTV- your hometown news show!

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting

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On January 25, 2017 at 6pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting a recruitment and informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.

The meeting is designed to inform the public about the Citizens P...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Surprise Police host Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back

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On Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 7 until 10 am, the Surprise Police Department will be hosting a Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back Event. This event will be held at the Surprise Public Safety Building located at 14250 West Statler Plaza

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3 & 4 sworn in during City Hall Ceremony

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The first Regular City Council Meeting of the New Year included the swearing-in ceremonies for mayor and three councilmembers.

Sharon Wolcott, who was re-elected in the August 2016 Primary Election, was sworn in as Mayor of Surprise for a second term.

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Update: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of January 2, 2017.  

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan.7 at 7 a.m.

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The Surprise Recreation Campus Box Office opens Saturday, January 7 at 7 a.m. Tickets will be available for the 15th annual Surprise Spring Training Season kicking  off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus - Surprise Stadium...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Surprise 10 & Under Tennis now offers free bonus play day for the 2017 winter session

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The City of Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex is offering more options for its popular 10 & Under Tennis Program.  

This specialized monthly program provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis while utilizing equipment and ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Winners of Water Calendar Photo Contest announced; free calendars available

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The city of Surprise is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Water Calendar Photo Contest!

The city asked for photo submissions capturing the beauty, history, character or activity of water within the city, and we received some great entries! Congra...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

2017 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 10!

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The 15th annual Surprise Spring Training season will kick off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus –– featuring Surprise’s home teams: the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

There will be a special online pre-sale...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for winter special interest classes

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The City of Surprise is now enrolling for winter session special interest classes, including dance, gymnastics, music, martial arts and much more!

Classes are available for ages 2 through adult and will be held at various locations throughout Surprise, inc...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Registration for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues opens Dec. 5

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The City of Surprise will open registration Dec. 5 for several Adult Sports leagues taking place this winter season.   

Adult Coed Indoor Volleyball – Games are scheduled to take place on Sunday evenings beginning January 8. League...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Royals, Rangers announce 2017 Spring Training schedule

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The 15th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus - Surprise Stadium featuring Surprise’s home teams: the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

The Surprise Stadium will host 33 ga...Read more...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Surprise hosts free speaker series on Arizona history & culture

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Experience stories of Arizona history and culture through a speaker series presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Economic Development Report- March 2015

New HQ picks Surprise, Canadian biz connections & more.

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Posted on: October 21, 2013

Surprise Talent Show for all ages set for Nov. 2

$5 tickets on sale now at CRS Office.

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Posted on: October 8, 2013

Have your say! Bell/Grand choices now online, in magazine

See the intersection improvement options & tell us your choice through the month of Oct.

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Posted on: September 10, 2013

Council supports modified freeway-style interchange at Grand/Bell

“Option A” calls for Bell to be elevated over Grand and the BNSF railroad tracks. Less impact to business, makes intersection safer.

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