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The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors
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The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Marie A. Fasano Guest Writer Area authors will be among some 90 Arizona writers who will be featured at the fifth annual Payson Book Festival. The festival — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 20 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino on...
Something’s fishy about Chandler theater’s next musical
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Something’s fishy about Chandler theater’s next musical

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Children and teens swayed, slithered and danced in smooth movements to the song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” as they practiced portraying an evil sea witch, her tentacles and eels. They were...
Regional band conductor retires his baton
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Regional band conductor retires his baton

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor When the 70 musicians in the Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band closed out their 2018-19 season with a free concert last week, they also bid farewell to the man who has directed them for five...
Ravens lead to a revelation amid Red Rock
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Ravens lead to a revelation amid Red Rock

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer The name of the location — Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness — said it all. Wilderness. Check. Mountain. Check. Red Rock. Check. And that secret bit? It may have been a well-known fact to some...
Northwestern Mutual honors kid’s cancer network
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Northwestern Mutual honors kid’s cancer network

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor More children and families impacted by cancer will get support and resources to build brighter futures thanks to a $50,000 grant Northwestern Mutual has awarded to Children’s Cancer Network....
Nonprofit celebrates dementia patients’ minds
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Nonprofit celebrates dementia patients’ minds

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jordan Houston Staff Writer A local nonprofit is creating an outlet for people with cognitive impairments to express themselves through the arts. Oakwood Creative Care — a club that specializes in dementia care — displayed...
Most of us think police officers deserve better
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Most of us think police officers deserve better

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By David Leibowitz Columnist Running an errand this week, I watched two Phoenix police officers offer a bottle of water to a homeless man grabbing some shade outside a local grocery store. One of the officers was still there when...
Longtime actress finds new youth theater role
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Longtime actress finds new youth theater role

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Audrey Ryan is shining in her dream job at Chandler Youth Theater after a whirlwind few months that included graduating from Arizona State University and getting married. Ryan, 22, of Mesa, was hired...
Former Gilbert detective continues to help kids
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Former Gilbert detective continues to help kids

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Contributor Physical and sexual abuse of children are all too common in Gilbert and beyond. Just ask Terri Arenas. She worked as a detective for the Gilbert Police Department for 25 years — 15 of them...
Extra state funds help food banks expand
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Extra state funds help food banks expand

July 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF A big boost in money by the State Legislature will help food banks in Chandler and around the state quickly and safely distribute more perishable food to people in need. The Association of Arizona Food Banks...