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Rain cancellation of BARKtoberfest hurts local shelter
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Rain cancellation of BARKtoberfest hurts local shelter

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan Staff The record-breaking rains that pelted the Valley on Oct. 13 did more than just flood roads; it forced a Gilbert animal rescue to cancel its largest single-day fundraiser of the year. Friends for Life Animal...
Ocotillo Business Helps Clients Spruce Up Homes
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Ocotillo Business Helps Clients Spruce Up Homes

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor When someone wants to add zest to their home so it captures their heart again or to attract buyers if they are ready to sell it, they can check out a new Ocotillo store with colorful, unusual...
New Book Recounts Early Life Of Chandler Man’s Granddad
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New Book Recounts Early Life Of Chandler Man’s Granddad

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
A Chandler man’s famous grandfather has now been memorialized in a new book about his life. John D. Lewis is the grandson of Ernest W. McFarland, whose early life before a long history of public service is now recounted in a...
Most Chandler Public Schools Earn An ‘A’ From State
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Most Chandler Public Schools Earn An ‘A’ From State

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Most campuses in the Chandler Unified School District are at the head of their class when it comes to the state’s letter grades. Across the district, 26 schools earned the letter grade “A”...
Mesa Center Hosts Revived Day Of The Dead Celebration
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Mesa Center Hosts Revived Day Of The Dead Celebration

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Laura Latzko Contributor During El Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, family members honor their lost loved ones and invite them to return to Earth. Originating in Mexico, the holiday incorporates traditions from...
Lea Michele Finds Darren Criss Perfect Partner
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Lea Michele Finds Darren Criss Perfect Partner

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Singer/actress Lea Michele and fellow “Glee” alumnus Darren Criss have an undeniable chemistry. Michele thanks the Fox TV show for allowing them to become good friends. “We have a really...
Kyrene Gets Big Grant To Steer Kids Away From Violence
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Kyrene Gets Big Grant To Steer Kids Away From Violence

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Kyrene School District has scored a major federal grant to implement its social-emotional learning programs that aim to identify and reach troubled grade school and middle school students before they hurt someone or themselves....
Kyrene Chief Asks An End To ‘Ugliness’ At Board Meetings
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Kyrene Chief Asks An End To ‘Ugliness’ At Board Meetings

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor Citing “the increasing acrimony in the tone of our community dialogue,” Kyrene Superintendent Jan Vesely at last week’s school board meeting asked for the “end of divisiveness” among...
Keeping State Highways Litter Free
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Keeping State Highways Litter Free

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Bryce Newberry Cronkite News The next time you throw something out your car window – especially a cigarette butt – when you drive down the freeway, think of it as throwing money away. It cost taxpayers more than $4 million...
Irish Fare, Local Author Part Of Sister Cities Tea
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Irish Fare, Local Author Part Of Sister Cities Tea

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ellen Harrington Guest Writer Scones, soda bread and jalapeno jelly will be part of Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities’ seventh annual Southwest Tea on Nov. 10. The fundraiser – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Cotton Room of...