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Hamilton interim coach took tough job, honored by district
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Hamilton interim coach took tough job, honored by district

January 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Greg Macafee, Sports Editor When the Hamilton High School football program was turned over this past year due to a sexual assault scandal that has since resulted in the reassignment of former football coach Steve Belles,...
City, Chandler group partners on MLK vigil
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City, Chandler group partners on MLK vigil

January 9th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Staff For the first time, the City of Chandler is partnering with a nonprofit organization pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a special event. The city and Chandler Men of Action are organizing One: A...
Arcade contest builds Kyrene students’ character and knowledge
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Arcade contest builds Kyrene students’ character and knowledge

January 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK, Executive Editor Who said learning can’t be fun? It sure wasn’t Pete Flocken, Kyrene School District’s program manager for community education, or 140 elementary school students – many from three...
Market-garden sprouts up on historic Riggs farm
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Market-garden sprouts up on historic Riggs farm

January 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS. Staff Crowds eager to eat fruits and vegetables fresh from the ground are flocking to a farmers market where they are also getting a taste of history. Cameron and Jeannine McChesney grow seasonal vegetables,...
Once an RV park perk, pickleball is sweeping the region
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Once an RV park perk, pickleball is sweeping the region

January 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK, Executive Editor Whenever Susan and Steve Manolis plan a trip, their first question for an RV park is whether it has a pickleball court. “If they say ‘no,’” I say ‘OK, thank you. Click,” Susan said....
Seniors kick up their heels to celebrate SilverSneakers
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Seniors kick up their heels to celebrate SilverSneakers

December 17th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
BY COLLEEN SPARKS Staff Mature adults in Chandler and around the country have been lacing up their sneakers, stretching in  yoga classes and dancing pounds away over the last 25 years – in large part due to a local company....
Upbeat teen tunes out stress with piano success
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Upbeat teen tunes out stress with piano success

December 11th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
BY COLLEEN SPARKS, Staff A Chandler teenager who beat a life- threatening illness as a child is finding his life in harmony now as he racks up prizes at piano competitions in the Valley and around the country. Samuel Xu, 16, is...
TUMI brings Peruvian cuisine to Chandler
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TUMI brings Peruvian cuisine to Chandler

December 10th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
DAVID M. BROWN Contirbutor Machu Picchu in Peru may be high up on your life’s destination list, but TUMI Peruvian Cuisine should be right at the top of this week’s. The restaurant brings cuisine 4,100 miles away from Arizona...
Odd creatures inspired artist featured at Vision Gallery
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Odd creatures inspired artist featured at Vision Gallery

December 9th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
BY COLLEEN SPARKS Staff A childhood love of a claymation video game inspired a Chandler artist to create pieces illustrating wild creatures, robots, monsters and aliens on display at Vision Gallery. “Josiah Copley: Creature A...
Chandler Service Club feeds needy, mentors women
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Chandler Service Club feeds needy, mentors women

December 8th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Staff A warehouse on an otherwise quiet school district campus came to life as volunteers packed boxes with pasta, fruit, granola and other foods in a flurry of activity on a recent morning. Several of the...