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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...
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...
Staff, community rallying around beloved Casteel principal
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Staff, community rallying around beloved Casteel principal

November 18th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Staff Casteel High School Principal Sandy Lundberg is the kind of leader who boosts everyone she meets by lifting their spirits and making them feel like they can accomplish anything. That’s why staff members,...
Basha High students in culinary education fundraiser
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Basha High students in culinary education fundraiser

November 1st, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By David M. Brown Contributor   What’s for dinner tomorrow? Sit down at the table and ask the chef mentors and future chefs at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program. The New York City-based nonprofit has been...
City resources combat domestic violence
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City resources combat domestic violence

October 3rd, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By JAY TIBSHRAENY Contributor I recently had the opportunity to attend the City’s 9th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness breakfast and briefly discuss many of the resources available to residents who may in some way be involved...
Homeless students in Chandler to receive free tutoring
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Homeless students in Chandler to receive free tutoring

September 19th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Staff Homeless students in the Chandler Unified School District dealing with the stress and chaos of not having a permanent place to sleep at night will get a boost because of a grant. The district is one of 32...
OPA! Celebrate at the Taste of Greece Festival in Chandler
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OPA! Celebrate at the Taste of Greece Festival in Chandler

September 16th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
BY David M. Brown, Contributor Dance the syrto and the zembekiko with the Eliaktithes. Munch on dolmathes, souvlaki and spanakopita. Shop in the agora. If it all sounds Greek to you, it is. That will be joyously clearer when the...
Despite heat, premium courses attract bargain-hunting golfers
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Despite heat, premium courses attract bargain-hunting golfers

September 2nd, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By FAITH PHARES, Cronkite News With a floppy hat on her head and sunblock in hand, Viv Hynes prepares to play a round at the TPC Scottsdale golf club. It is above 100 degrees outside. “It’s mostly the prices,” she resident...
Cleaning company sweeps competition in food collection, donation drive
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Cleaning company sweeps competition in food collection, donation drive

September 1st, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks A local company that tidies up homes in Chandler and around the East Valley is also skilled at helping people clean out their cupboards to feed those in need. The East Valley Cleaning Authority, based in...
Construction nightmare at Cooper and Guadalupe to end soon
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Construction nightmare at Cooper and Guadalupe to end soon

August 10th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
Story and photos by Melody Birkett Nearly a year has passed since construction crews first took bulldozers and other heavy equipment to the intersection of Cooper and Guadalupe roads in Gilbert. Ever since, traffic has been...