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Queen Creek slates Founders’ Day Festival
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Queen Creek slates Founders’ Day Festival

September 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Laura Latzko, Contributor The town of Queen Creek was officially incorporated in 1989, but it has a much deeper history. Native American communities, homesteaders and immigrants made their home in the area that is now Queen...
Sports, crafts, nature walks part of break camps
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Sports, crafts, nature walks part of break camps

September 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor Fall break is just around the corner and the City of Chandler is offering several camps to keep children and teens busy, entertained and active while they are not in school. The city is offering...
‘Game of Thrones’ concert highlights music off Westeros
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‘Game of Thrones’ concert highlights music off Westeros

September 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Laura Latzko, Contributor In the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” the music not only helps to drive the plot but tells the characters’ stories. Behind the scenes, composer Ramin Djawadi creates the soundtrack to add drama...
Tiny town with toys draws youngsters’ smiles
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Tiny town with toys draws youngsters’ smiles

August 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Smiles spread quickly among small children pounding on a toy piano, playing dress-up in pretend firefighter outfits and whizzing around a tiny town on little cars at a Chandler business....
Stargazers are flocking to Gilbert observatory, Airbnb says
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Stargazers are flocking to Gilbert observatory, Airbnb says

August 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Srianthi Perera, Contributor   Stargazing is on the rise in Gilbert. That’s according to Airbnb, which recently measured “astro-tourism” around the world and put Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory, located within...
Charming amusement park delights all ages
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Charming amusement park delights all ages

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Julie Carlson, Contributor   One of the Valley’s simple pleasures, Enchanted Island is a charming amusement park. Nestled in the heart of Phoenix’s picturesque Encanto Park, listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the...
Chandler teams can scavenger hunt via Instagram
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Chandler teams can scavenger hunt via Instagram

July 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor A popular activity many people participated in as children is taking on a modern twist in Chandler’s parks this month. People are encouraged to get out their smartphones and snap photos as they...
Enjoy fall season at Chandler’s Community Nights
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Enjoy fall season at Chandler’s Community Nights

November 26th, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler’s Community Center is hosting a holiday craft and cookie decorating event that offers families fun from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Make it a night with family and friends centered on the Christmas...
‘Family Flicks’ event announced
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‘Family Flicks’ event announced

November 26th, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
Gather the family, a blanket and some holiday spirit for downtown Chandler’s “Family Flicks” on Thursday, Dec. 22. This free event will feature a screening of “Elf,” along with snow, a Santa visit with complimentary...
Student chronicles
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Student chronicles

November 10th, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
Grant Knight of Chandler was recently named an Ervin Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Knight, one of 41 Ervin Scholars selected this year, is a first-year student at Washington University. The Ervin Scholars Program...