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Polar Express Night 2018
Join us for our annual Polar Express Night at Kingswood. – Band Performance – Choir Performance – Family Activities – PTSA Holiday Raffle Baskets
Thu 12/13 @ 5:30 pm
Surprise, AZ. Kingswood Elementary School, 15150 W Mondell Rd, Surprise, A..

Toy drive benefiting less fortunate children in full swing in Surprise

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Temporary closure of Cactus Rd, Cotton Ln to Auto Show Rd, Dec. 18

Surprise, AZ (December 12, 2018) On Tuesday December 18, Cactus Road, east of Cotton Lane to Auto Show Road, will be closed from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for pavement maintenance. Please plan to use an alternate route while the closure is in place.

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Robert Vukanovich
2:39pm Dec 3
I lived in the original town site and joined the city council to protect it the best I could, which I was unable to do. Money controls everything today. Gaines Park was one of our treasures.
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City of Surprise program offers free support services for crime victims

Surprise, AZ (December 10, 2018) The city of Surprise offers a Victim Services Program that assists crime victims in the aftermath of their victimization – as they navigate the court system and seek resources to get back on their feet.

Services provided to any victim of a crime through the Victim Services Program include:

Explanation of Arizona Crime Victims’ Rights
Escorts to court, interviews and case status updates
Assistance filing a compensation claim and/or restitution request
Assistance filing an order of protection or injunction against harassment
Referrals to economic re-stabilization resources such as financial assistance with food, utilities and housing; and other support services such as emotional support, family/legal services, and more
The program’s victim advocates strive to eliminate any barriers to someone seeking help, which is why they are bilingual in English and Spanish and use language translation services to assist those who speak other languages. They also offer a safe and secure kids’ room for use while victims meet with the advocates or attend court. Plus, the services they provide are both free and confidential.

To help raise awareness about the program, the city’s Communications team has produced a new video showcasing the program’s mission and services.

Victim Services Program Video

If you or someone you know is in need of victim assistance, please contact the Victim Services team at or call 623.222.1177.

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Millions of Americans could face surprise medical bills next year

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Councilwoman NANCY HAYDEN

I don’t remember that we were told that this was the amount stolen. Sanchez is required to pay back the $836,000 a city audit determined she stole from the city.

City of Surprise Residents, Businesses, Volunteers, Youth, Seniors, Visitors, Parents, Families, Employers, Entrepreneurs, Persons with Disabilities, Pioneers, Artists, Commissioners, Teachers, …. EVERYONE This is crazy Because the above is on top of the city of surprise’s organization chart they are the boss.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Aisha Alexander, PIO 623-222-1432 For Immediate Release City proposes utility rate adjustment for solid waste services; no increase for water, wastewater rates Surprise, AZ (November 7, 2018) Surprise City Council was presented with the proposed Utility Rate Study during last night’s Regular City Council Work Session that, if approved, would […]

Tech The Halls Dec 6, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM The AZ TechCelerator’s 3rd Annual “Tech the Halls” Holiday Open House, showcasing the groundbreaking tech evolving at the business incubator. Doors will open to the public from 5–7 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the AZ TechCelerator campus. More news @

Monthly Archives: June 2017 Passports & Visas

When is The Passport Station which is located in Florida going to refund our money?
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I hope that Jeffrey Moreira returns my $1,060, which I payed for visas that I did not receive.
American passengers on the MS Magellan cruise ship paid The Pastport Station for visa’s which they did not receive. I paid The Pastport Station $1060.00 for visa’s I did not receive. I believe The Passport Station was recommended to our travel agent by Cruise & Maritime voyages, By Doris Mellman.

Bob Vukanovich

Bob Vukanovich
When it comes to predicting the winner of a horse race, few can do it as well as Surprise’s own “Arizona Bob.” Arizona Bob, also known as District 5 City Councilman Bob Vukanovich, has been handicapping race horses, rubbing elbows with owners, trainers and jockeys for more than 50 years. There are few people across the western United States that have as much time in the Winner’s Circle as Arizona Bob. “Horse racing is known as the ‘Sport of Kings,’ and I’ve always felt like a king,” Vukanovich said with a wide grin and a twinkle in his eye. “Of course, horse racing is about money for most people, but for me, it’s about the atmosphere around a race track. There is nothing like it.” Vukanovich, who lives in Kingswood Parke, was born in Los Angeles and moved to Phoenix when he was 1-week-old. He recently returned from the summer racing season at Del Mar Racetrack outside San Diego. Now in his 80s, he’s been handicapping thoroughbreds since the late 1940s. “It all began with a couple of classes I took after the war at Golden Gate Field, north of Oakland.” At some of the nation’s most prestigious race tracks, like Santa Anita and Hollywood Park, Vukanovich has cleaned stalls, groomed horses and made friendships with top jockeys, trainers and owners. He’s even owned racehorses. His close, personal friends read like a list of Who’s Who in the American horse racing industry … Willy Shoemaker, Bill Hartack, Eddie Arcaro, Pat Day, Laffit Pincay and Johnny Longden. All are inductees in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Vukanovich, a long-time friend of the Longden family, gave the euology for Longden’s oldest son Vance, a leading trainer who died earlier this year. The elder Longden, who died one month earlier, was the first rider to win 6,000 races and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1958. He retired as the world’s winningest rider. “People began calling me “Arizona Bob” more than 30 years ago,” Vukanovich said. “They had a hard time remembering my name. I took the nickname so people could remember me. And it’s worked.” Tracks across California, and Turf Paradise in Phoenix, still roll out the red carpet when Arizona Bob arrives for a race. A private viewing box, complimentary refreshments and usually an invitation to the Winner’s Circle are the normal courtesies extended to Vukanovich. “It is the ‘Sport of Kings,’ and they treat me like a king.” So after playing the horses for more than 50 years, has Arizona Bob made any money? “You know, I’ve made thousands and lost thousands. I’m probably about even. But as I said, for me it’s not about money, it’s about the atmosphere.” Archives: February 2016

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Register for Winter 2019 City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
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City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services will be accepting registrations for winter adult sports leagues Dec. 3 – 19.

Winter leagues include: Coed and Men’s Softball; Coed Kickball; 4 on 4 Flag Football; Coed Indoor Volleyball; and Coed and Men’s Soccer leagues.

Registration is for teams only. Returning Fall 2018 teams can register beginning December 3. New teams / non-returning teams can register beginning December 6.

Registration forms are available online at or in person at the Community & Recreation Services office, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Surprise, AZ 85374.

For more information, please see the league descriptions below or contact Ian Wallace at 623.222.2271 or