2018 April Archive - SanTan Sun News

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Young dancers create magic of ‘Cinderella’
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Young dancers create magic of ‘Cinderella’

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Staff   Dancers will bring to life a magical and classic tale of glass slippers and dreams come true in a ballet at Chandler Center for the Arts next week. Ballet Etudes will perform “Cinderella,” with...
Her son’s cancer led her to helping families
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Her son’s cancer led her to helping families

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Staff   Patti Luttrell’s son Jeff was just 12 when he needed a bone marrow transplant. It was the latest attempt to save his life after fighting cancer for several years. Despite the tremendous strain...
Chandler students vied in geography bee
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Chandler students vied in geography bee

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Staff   A sixth-grader at Kyrene Traditional Academy is gushing about a globally-focused competition, where he got to meet other students who are crazy about geography. Timotheos Mihalopoulos, 11, of...
Jaycob Brugman hopes to become a MLB regular
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Jaycob Brugman hopes to become a MLB regular

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
The old saying in baseball revolves around having a cup of coffee in the major leagues. It means a young player gets a whiff of pro ball and is back down in the minors in an instant. Chandler native and former Desert Vista High...
Chandler’s tallest multi-tenant office building topped
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Chandler’s tallest multi-tenant office building topped

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff   Construction of Chandler’s tallest multi-tenant office building took another step toward its fall completion as Hines, the international real estate firm, topped out the Offices at Chandler...
Vroom service: Veterans rev up on racetrack to speed PTSD recovery
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Vroom service: Veterans rev up on racetrack to speed PTSD recovery

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Amanda Slee, Cronkite News   Joanna Sweatt is familiar with fear. Still, strapped into a race car with engines revving up in the desert, the Marine vet is a little nervous. Her fingers dig into her thighs and her face...
Radio station lauds teacher for helping Chandler boy
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Radio station lauds teacher for helping Chandler boy

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff A radio station made a surprise visit to St. John Bosco Catholic School in Ahwatukee to salute a first-grade teacher after a Chandler mother wrote about the way she comforted her son after he lost his...
Boy, 9, walking money to fight disease that plagues him
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Boy, 9, walking money to fight disease that plagues him

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Coty Dolores Miranda When Amber Cicchillo heard the news of the recent passing of Desert Vista High School senior Alexandra DePriest, her heart broke – not only for the family of the young woman who had lived with Type 1...
New leader takes helm of Downtown Partnership
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New leader takes helm of Downtown Partnership

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Staff   A veteran energizer of urban downtowns who is passionate about boosting their economic vitality has been named the new executive director of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership. Mary...
Chandler couple open city’s first escape room
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Chandler couple open city’s first escape room

April 16th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor Turns out Lewis and Kate Obermiller do have a clue. In fact, the Chandler couple have so many that they’re using them in the city’s first escape room, Chandler Escape. Kate, who has put aside...