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Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years
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Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor The City of Chandler is looking for someone to replace a 25-year employee who spent about the last dozen years as Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s right-hand man. Dave Bigos retired earlier this month...
Patio at The Forum hosting battle of the bands
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Patio at The Forum hosting battle of the bands

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Patio at The Forum is hosting one of the biggest music events in Chandler this year – a battle of the bands. Eighteen local bands are competing each Friday through Sept. 28 to win $10,000. Three bands...
Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks
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Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan, Staff A pickup truck mounted with a fogging machine drives along an East Valley roadway, unleashing chemicals into the night air in an effort to control mosquitoes and the disease they carry. Just this past July,...
New Chandler playland filled with diversions
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New Chandler playland filled with diversions

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor A maze of playground equipment designed to get children and adults’ hearts racing as they jump, turn, slide and shoot targets awaits in a new adventure park in Chandler. Uptown Jungle Chandler...
Chandler eatery owned by farm believer in good food
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Chandler eatery owned by farm believer in good food

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Contributor   Gilbert resident Oren Molovinsky has opened more than 70 restaurants during a long career in food service management, in both fast-food chains and fine dining. Farmboy Market, Meats &...
Ahwatukee woman’s ‘MOMnation’ slates parents prom
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Ahwatukee woman’s ‘MOMnation’ slates parents prom

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   What a difference four years makes. Just ask Katie Halle Lambert of Ahwatukee. In 2014, she was a first-time mom “and I wasn’t sure what I was doing. I felt isolated. I was looking for advice,...
3 Chandler thespians in ‘Newsies’ at Herberger
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3 Chandler thespians in ‘Newsies’ at Herberger

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Three Chandler teens are among the 60 cast members of Valley Youth Theater’s season-opening presentation of the musical “Newsies” that is playing now through Aug. 26 on Center stage at the Herberger...
He plans to roll 3.7K miles on a 1913 cycle
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He plans to roll 3.7K miles on a 1913 cycle

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ally Richmond, Guest Writer   Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! This September marks the fifth annual Motorcycle Cannonball event, and a Chandler man is part of the action. Paul Jacobson will join other motorcycle...
Gilbert crossing guards brush up on traffic safety
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Gilbert crossing guards brush up on traffic safety

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor   While Gilbert and other East Valley students started hitting the books again last week, many crossing guards were brushing up on their skill sets to steer children to safety. Nearly 200...
Wonder can be found in all God’s creation
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Wonder can be found in all God’s creation

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke, Contributor   My calf muscles complained at the continual ascent through a forest of pine, spruce, and aspen trees as my lungs searched for oxygen in the high elevation. A dark-eyed junco – a gray bird...