2018 December Archive - SanTan Sun News

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Skin Actives Scientific goes brick and mortar
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Skin Actives Scientific goes brick and mortar

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Finding the perfect mix of moisturizers, serums and cleansers to clear up acne, reduce wrinkles and otherwise achieve healthy skin usually requires scientific experimentation. Now, family-owned...
West Alley BBQ enjoys sweet taste of fame
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West Alley BBQ enjoys sweet taste of fame

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor A downtown Chandler barbecue restaurant sizzled on the small screen when a TV show featured the family-owned business with its Tennessee-style, slow-cooked meats and flavorful sauce on a recent...
We should be mad when our traditions are scorned
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We should be mad when our traditions are scorned

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, Guest Columnist First – animals get mad, people get angry. In this instance however, perhaps the right terminology is MAD. Things are happening in this country that sometimes appear to be so convoluted...
Ocotillo neighbors help ease a widow’s grief
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Ocotillo neighbors help ease a widow’s grief

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor An elaborate Christmas display with a Santa Claus riding his sleigh into the sky linked to two houses demonstrates the strong bond between neighbors and a woman grieving the loss of her husband...
Momentum growing to stem teen suicides here
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Momentum growing to stem teen suicides here

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By JIM WALSH, Staff Writer A group of social workers, counselors and teachers are moving to form an East Valley suicide prevention coalition in response to the growing number of teen suicides in the region. Ted Huntington,...
Harnessing the power of music to spread God’s word
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Harnessing the power of music to spread God’s word

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By Eric Johnson, Guest Writer Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation: Psalm 95:1 Music is a powerful thing. It can stir the heart, lift the spirit and unify people and communities...
Music is family affair for band gearing up for park concert
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Music is family affair for band gearing up for park concert

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor Temperatures might be chilly outside, but a local band with strong family ties plans to fire up the crowd when it takes the stage at Veterans Oasis Park next week. The Real Thing Variety Band...
Brooks carries Wolves across finish line of long journey
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Brooks carries Wolves across finish line of long journey

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By Michael Carpenter, Contributing Writer With two state championship rings already, DeCarlos Brooks entered the 6A state-championship football game with a new role for the third straight year. Contributing mostly on defense...
New Year’s Eve options at Chandler eateries
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New Year’s Eve options at Chandler eateries

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Anyone who wants to toast the New Year can soak up champagne and feast on special menus at many local restaurants. Here is a look at some of the Chandler restaurants that will be open and...
Although Perry fell short, it established itself among elite 6A programs
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Although Perry fell short, it established itself among elite 6A programs

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By Joel Viss Contributing Writer It started with a quarterback battle in the scorching heat of July and quickly took an unexpected turn when an injury put one of its most explosive playmakers, D’Shayne James, on the sideline...