2020 December Archive - SanTan Sun News

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West Mesa cluster offers a gastronomic tour 
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West Mesa cluster offers a gastronomic tour 

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Sarah Nguyen Contributor In West Mesa, the Asian District, a 2-mile stretch of over 70 Asian-themed and Asian American-owned businesses, proudly stands. With the highest number of Asian businesses in one cluster in the state,...
2021, a year filled with hope and fulfillment
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2021, a year filled with hope and fulfillment

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer In his classic novel, “A tale of two cities” Charles Dickens begins the opening paragraph with the phrase, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” While it describes a...
Twin hurricanes batter local woman’s projects
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Twin hurricanes batter local woman’s projects

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor Jenny Kast knows first-hand that old axiom, “when it rains, it pours.” This fall, the Children’s Home Project – a nonprofit the Ahwatukee woman founded in 2012 – saw two of her...
100+ Women Who Care continues its assistance
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100+ Women Who Care continues its assistance

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Kim Tarnopolski Contributor COVID-19 has drastically affected nonprofits and individuals across the county. As social distancing became a daily reality, annual fundraising events were put on hold, reconfigured to be held...
Chandler officer-brothers get holiday surprise
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Chandler officer-brothers get holiday surprise

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Two Chandler police officers who also are brothers received a special gift this holiday season after enduring a series of health challenges this year. Officer Mark Jordan, who retired last year from...
Chandler charity helping families in need
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Chandler charity helping families in need

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Allison Hurtado Contributor When Kelly and Jim Shewbridge met their three young foster daughters, the girls arrived with no shoes, clothes that didn’t fit the weather and not even a spare diaper to get through the next hour....
Open will go forward, but with far fewer fans
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Open will go forward, but with far fewer fans

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Wayne Schutsky Staff Writer For the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the show must go on, but the typically crowded golf tournament will have a very different feel in 2021 as organizers implement safety protocols and drastically...
2019 DV grad starts her own apparel company
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2019 DV grad starts her own apparel company

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor Before the pandemic struck, 11-year Ahwatukee resident Hannah Ervin had traveled to Switzerland, Hawaii and Brazil. They were journeys with other purposes but the inspiration from absorbing...
Gila Community likely site for new soccer stadium
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Gila Community likely site for new soccer stadium

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Ahwatukee could be within a stone’s throw of Arizona’s highest-level professional soccer team. Phoenix Rising FC, announced it is relocating its stadium and professional training facilities from south...
Mom and daughter team up on gourmet granola, ‘dog-nola’
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Mom and daughter team up on gourmet granola, ‘dog-nola’

December 31st, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor About six years ago, Ahwatukee resident and corporate trainer and coach Dena Patton seized on what became a popular holiday gift to give her friends and colleagues. She made her own granola. It...