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Mesa Center Hosts Revived Day Of The Dead Celebration
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Mesa Center Hosts Revived Day Of The Dead Celebration

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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...
East Valley Boasts Several Of The Best Haunts In Arizona
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East Valley Boasts Several Of The Best Haunts In Arizona

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Heather Copfer Contributor The smell of candy corn is in the air and the season of shocks and horrors is upon us. Experience the thrills and cryptic stories that haunted houses across the region have to share with those who dare...
State Fair Offers Numerous Entertainment Bargains
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State Fair Offers Numerous Entertainment Bargains

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By Santan Sun News Staff Take all the fried food imaginable, fruit-carving competitions, sock monkey displays and a guest performance by Pitbull and what happens? The Arizona State Fair. From Friday, Oct. 5, to Oct. 28, the fair...
Festivals, Haunted Houses To Offer Spirited Fun
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Festivals, Haunted Houses To Offer Spirited Fun

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Children and adults who are eager to get their hands on pumpkins and taste the flavors of fall in food-filled festivals or step into spooky houses for some Halloween chills have lots of places to...
Queen Creek slates Founders’ Day Festival
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Queen Creek slates Founders’ Day Festival

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...