2018 June Archive - SanTan Sun News - page 2

Opinion

With the heat comes extra safety precautions for kids
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With the heat comes extra safety precautions for kids

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By Kevin Hartke, Guest Writer   With triple-digit temperatures on the horizon, it is the perfect time to enjoy the pools, take advantage of indoor entertainment and plan getaways to cooler destinations. While there are...
Saguaro fruit brings a future promise, as does God
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Saguaro fruit brings a future promise, as does God

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By Lynne Hartke, Guest Writer   My husband Kevin and I hit the trail early in June on South Mountain, just minutes after the gate opened at 5 a.m. We wanted to finish our six-mile hike before the temps hit the expected 112...
Fireworks, bands to rock at Chandler July 4th celebration
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Fireworks, bands to rock at Chandler July 4th celebration

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By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Chandler hopes to set off the Fourth of July with a bang at its annual festivities in Tumbleweed Park. The City of Chandler will hold its July 4th Fireworks Spectacular starting at 6:30...
Community-minded father likes giving back
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Community-minded father likes giving back

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By Alison Walsh, Guest Writer A business owner and father of two, David Ralls works and lives in Chandler. He moved his 21-year-old advertising agency, Commit Agency, to downtown Chandler three years ago and has lived in the...
Mesa couple’s business caters to cornhole game craze
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Mesa couple’s business caters to cornhole game craze

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By Coty Dolores Miranda, Tribune Contributor   Cornhole, a staple of backyard games, has become an organized sport with its own national governing board and even has state tournaments like next weekend’s third annual...
Chandler High School wins AIA Director’s Cup
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Chandler High School wins AIA Director’s Cup

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By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   Chandler High School won the Arizona Interscholastic Association Director’s Cup, which recognizes one area school for excellence in academics, athletics and activities. It marked the...
Developer unveils plan for New Square across from City Hall
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Developer unveils plan for New Square across from City Hall

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By John S. Wolfe, Guest Writer   The old dirt square across Arizona Avenue from Chandler City Hall will soon be New Square. Developer Spike Lawrence shared his company’s plans for the gravel parking lot behind Saba’s...
Local students carrying a tune all the way to Australia
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Local students carrying a tune all the way to Australia

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By Lee Shappell, Staff   Natalie Garrett of Chandler says she is still in disbelief that she gets to fly more than 20 hours to perform in a world-famous venue. Emily Baxter of Gilbert just hopes to hug a koala. The two are...
Banner to build hospital in south Chandler
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Banner to build hospital in south Chandler

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SanTan Sun News Staff   South Chandler will get its own hospital – the city’s second – after Banner Health announced plans to move into the turf that long has been the sole province of Dignity Health. The announcement...
Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert
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Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert

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SanTan Sun News Staff   Two student pianists at East Valley Yamaha Music School in Chandler – 7-yearold Saadhvi Sri Jayaram and 15-year-old Luke Hoang – have been selected to perform at the Yamaha 2018 National Junior...