Surprise, AZ (January 10, 2021) The Surprise Pops Band will perform “Showtime with the Pops” during their concert on Saturday, February 5 at The Vista Performing Arts Center,15550 N. Parkview Place.

Surprise, AZ (November 1, 2021) The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is now taking registrations for Winter Youth Sports, including Jr. Suns Basketball, Kickball and NFL Flag Football Leagues, as well as Camps, Classes, and Esports tournaments. Registration for our 2022 Winter Sports runs November 1 – 19. Late registration starts November 22.  Surprise, AZ (October […]

Route 74

Having trouble viewing this email? State Route 74 restricted west of I-17 for pavement work Oct. 18-22Delays of approximately 15 minutes possible due to pavement sealing Drivers who use State Route 74 west of I-17 in the north Valley should plan on delays during daytime hours Monday through Friday, Oct. 18-22, while crews work to […]

Banner health care

Banner Medicare Advantage gives youquality care and savings on coverage With the Medicare enrollment period starting on October 15th, now’s the time to make sure you’ll have the right coverage for your needs in 2022. See if you’re eligible to save money and get added coverage and benefits with a Banner Medicare Advantage plan . Surprise, […]

City of Surprise

. Surprise, A‌Z (October 14, 2021) Join the City of Surprise for the Surprise Care & Share Expo: Creating Connections to Community Services. The Care & Share Expo is a free community event that will help create connections to human service organizations, health resources and medical checks. It’s a one-stop source for accessing programs and services […]

Surprise Arizona

Surprise, A‌Z (October 6, 2021) Mayor Skip Hall officially proclaimed October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” at last night’s Regular City Council Meeting and City Hall is lit purple to raise awareness. S‌urprise, A‌Z (September 27, 2021) The city of Surprise Marketing & Communications Department earned first and second place wins in the National Association of Telecommunications […]


Surprise, AZ (September 16, 2021) The initial maps for Arizona’s redistricting process were approved on September 14, 2021 by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), and the public is being asked to weigh in on them. The approved grid maps are of equal populations for the congressional and legislative districts as required by the state constitution. […]


Update: US 60 lane restrictions planned between Morristown and Sun City West to resume Thursday, Sept. 23 COUNTY TO SENATE: SEE YOU IN COURTMaricopa County will not comply with the Senate’s latest subpoena for materials related to the 2020 election and a supervisor warned the Senate of a potential lawsuit over audit results.  Mayo Clinic […]


Regular City Council Work Session & MeetingAgendas for the September 21, 2021 Regular City Council Work Session and Regular City Council Meeting have been posted at: concerning the City of Surprise Council Agenda? Contact the City Clerk’s office at: 623.222.1200 or via email: Surprise, AZ (August 5, 2021) Cactus Road is closed at Cotton Lane due […]


TOP PERSONAL LOANSJULY 2021 Personal loans can be used for financing large purchases, home improvement projects, and more. Compare the top personal loan offers from top-rated lending partners and find rates and conditions that work for you.


Millions of Americans aren’t working, but thanks to the good Lord they’ve got jobs. A boss when asked how many people work for him replied, “About half of them.” Executive ability is the art of getting credit for all the hard work that somebody else does. It’s what you do when you have nothing to […]

Smart Growth

Smart growth is not affordable without sufficient funding. Pros and Cons reduced habitat fragmentation that is caused by urban sprawl. reduced carbon emissions from automobiles. reduced wasteful natural resource consumption and depletion of fossil fuels. less pollution such as run off from lawn fertilizers and pesticides.


Do local decisions about land use and related issues address the root causes of poor land use patterns in our community ? Does the city council decisions about land use and related issues reflect our vision and values ?


I was a first season ticket holder for our game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers in 2003. I was recognized by The National League of Cities for achieving the Bronze level in its Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program


Do a careful reseach on loneliness , there are some promising strategies.  A new study found that diet mixers intensify the effects of alcohol compared to full-sugar mixers. Why? … Meaning: cocktails made with diet mixers make you drunker faster.


Best time for older men to have Sex. Older men who have trouble attaining erec-tions at night can do better with morning sex. Testosterone levels are higher earlier in the day……..Source:…. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality Be cautious when operating your computer. People on summer cruises are usually 15 to 20 years younger than those […]


MAJOR PACEMAKER RECALL Over 60,000 pacemakers sold by Abbott and St. Jude Medical over nearly four years are being recalled because of the risk of electrical shorts, according to an announcement from the FDA. Learn which models are affected and what patients with these pacemakers should do now. Governor Doug Ducey’s announcement on April 29 that the Center […]

Surprise & Arizona

“The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed […]


COST OF LIVING Arizona United States Grocery 96.1 100 Health 95.2 100 Housing 107.8 100 Median Home Cost $249,300 $231,200 Ducey gets proposed ban on private funds for elections Republican legislators voted April 7 to block counties from applying for private grants to make up for shortfalls in what they say they need to properly run […]

City of Surprise

Surprise, A‌Z (June 14, 2021) A traffic pattern change is coming to two intersections of 175th Avenue in Surprise. Four-way stops will be added at Surprise Farms Loop North and Surprise Farms Loop South on Monday, June 28. Due to Dysart Unified School District boundary changes slated for the upcoming school year, the city and school […]

Blogs by Rusty Bradshaw

I have been fortunate to spend nearly my entire working career in the same field – community journalism. I enjoy just about all aspects of my work, particularly meeting and working with people. My goals remain what they have been for many years – to provide interesting reading and images for readers and give them balanced news […]

Rusty Bradshaw

Supreme Court to hear Sun Cities wastewater case Panel to address two issues By Rusty BradshawTwitter: @SunCitiesEditorPosted 3/11/21 The opposition to consolidation of EPCOR Water Co. wastewater districts will continue to be heard. Bob Vukanovich, what are the 2 issues ?


ASU researchers in Tempe use virus deadly to rabbits to kill cancer cells. What Is Cancer Immunotherapy? Immunotherapy uses medicine to improve your immune system’s ability to identify and destroy cancer cells. Immunotherapies can be used alone or combined with other treatments. Here’s what you should know about these promising drugs. SPENCER BLAKE POSTED FEB 17, […]


States have received 21 million doses since the Food and Drug Administration in December authorized two vaccines – from Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc – but only about 6 million have been administered. I took my first shot yesterday, God Bless America.   Breaking Health News ‘I just ask God to help […]