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Surprise resident receives ‘You Make A Difference’ award

The Northwest Maricopa County League of Women Voters has named Judy Dreskin the 2019 recipient of the “You Make A Difference” award, as announced by last year’s recipient, Linda Vitale.


Sutherland: Beware of fake home buyers in Sun City

Are you receiving calls asking, “Do you want to sell your property?”. I get at least one per week. Judging from area codes, they are coming from Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado and others.


Forged by pressure: Centennial pitcher Sydnie Sahhar ready to finish career with big playoff games

Sydnie Sahhar, Centennial softball coach Randall Kaye said, is usually a quiet leader that likes performing in big moments more than the attention that comes from them. The senior pitcher emerged during her team’s pressure-packed run in the state 5A tournament last spring. She pitched an 11-inning s


County Attorney Bill Montgomery accused of opposing victims rights bill

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery opposed a bill at the Legislature that stands up for victims of childhood sexual assault, according to a state lawmaker who wrote the proposal.


Yarnell Daze May 18 PSA and public invite

EVENT ACTIVITIES 7AM - 7 PM. 9:00 – 4:00 ART SHOW @ Yarnell Regional Community Center. 11:00 – 1:00 KIDZONE @ Yarnell Regional Community Center. 1:00 – 2:00 WILDMAN PHIL - LIVE ANIMAL SHOW @ Yarnell Library.


Easter egg hunt in Peoria on Saturday to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank

PHOENIX — Residents in the West Valley who want to participate in traditional Easter activities while giving back to their community can do so this weekend. The 43rd Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Peoria Sports Complex from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Peoria doctor writes book about dementia

Peoria Dr. Timothy Gerhart, founder and director of Renovare Brain Wellness and Renovare Wellness By Design, completed a fourth book, “Living Free of Dementia: Solving the Puzzle to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline for Peak Brain Performance.”


Mesa snack manufacturer focuses on healthy living

To those familiar with the Lehi Valley Trading Company, it’s no surprise the business has launched a Snack Outdoors challenge. Snacks are what the Mesa company is all about. The company, which was started back in 1985 by Arthur and Anita Freeman, is now co-owned by their son, Lewis Freeman, and his


Alleged fraudster caught at Country Thunder

FLORENCE — Authorities say a 20-year-old woman allegedly attempted to defraud a charitable organization during the Country Thunder music festival last week. Sarah Faultner of Surprise was one of 11 people arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office during the four-day festival after she allegedly


Mother urges Phoenix police to carry life-saving overdose drug

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in Arizona whose officers don’t carry the opioid overdose-reversal drug Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone.


‘Unstick’ Wickenburg from Mayor Sickles

The most often recognized characteristic attributed to those who are effective stewards of any organization is that of good leadership. Merriam-Webster defines leadership as, #1) “the office or position of a leader” and #2) “capacity to lead”. Relative to the upcoming mail-in mayoral recall election


Blum: Singer owes Sun Citians apology

The Michael Buble’ concert Friday evening at the Talking Stick Resort Arena was awesome, but he owes Sun City an apology!. At the very beginning of the concert he said he was so happy to be back in Phoenix and stopped in Sun City at the Starbucks. Michael proceeded to make fun of Sun City residents,


Surprise! Beyoncé drops 'Homecoming' live album

Beyoncé's "Homecoming" debuted on Netflix Wednesday morning and with it came a big surprise for fans -- a 40-song live album. The New York Times reports the album was not announced ahead of time.


Janeen Trevillyan and Desert Caballeros Western Museum honored for their contributions to Arizona’s history

The Arizona Historical Society is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Al Merito Awards, Janeen Trevillyan and the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Both Al Merito Awards were presented during the Al Merito Awards Luncheon at the Arizona History Convention in Prescott, Arizona on Friday, April


House approves texting while driving ban, Ducey to sign bill

PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers gave final approval this afternoon to a comprehensive statewide ban on the use of hand-held cellphones by motorist, sending the bill already approved by the Senate to Gov. Doug Ducey for his anticipated signature.


7 best things TO DO in Surprise this week

What: The city hosts its annual all-ages hunt for candy- and toy-filled eggs. Also, games, face painting and, of course, Mr. and Ms. Bunny. Where: Surprise Recreation Campus (Royals practice fields), 15850 N. Bullard Ave.


Posses gearing for heavy vacation watch schedule

As hundreds of residents in the Sun Cities are getting ready to head to cooler climates for the summer, the posse organizations are gearing up for a heavy Vacation Watch schedule.


Uptown Angels bring songs of yesterday to Sun City West

The Uptown Angels perform a free show 1 p.m. Monday, May 27 at Palm Ridge Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West. The Angels — consisting of Mandy, Candy and Brandy — bring audiences back in time with their show. The trio performs popular songs from the ’20s to ’60s in the style of iconic


Census 2020: Surprise staging year-long effort to reach residents

Surprise is preparing residents to take the Census 2020 – even though the official count is almost a full year away. However, a year to prepare actually isn’t much in terms of making sure Surprise gets the most out of counting all its residents. That’s why the city’s Complete Count Committee is alre


Drive helps send kids to camp

Disabled American Veterans Star Chapter 24, in partnership with Golden Corral Restaurant, are hosting the 2019 Camp Corral Drive at the Surprise Golden Corral, at Litchfield and Grand.