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Funeral set for slain Chandler Officer Christopher Farrar
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Funeral set for slain Chandler Officer Christopher Farrar

April 30th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Cecilia Chan and Kevin Reagan SanTan Sun News Staff Writers Gilbert Officer Rico Aranda is steadily improving from head injuries sustained April 29 in a violent confrontation with a car thief that left a Chandler police...
God leaves us a witness in the stars
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God leaves us a witness in the stars

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer The mighty archer, Sagittarius, with weapon drawn, pointed his arrow at Scorpios above the southern horizon. Unperturbed, the arachnid swung his tail over the neighborhood streetlights illuminating my...
Make a future with past deeds, experiences
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Make a future with past deeds, experiences

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Rabbi Irwin Wiener Columnist As often as we are able, we gather to celebrate and commemorate milestones in our lives. There is sadness but there is also gladness. However, we seem to dwell on the misery and misfortune that occurs...
Social media keeps Erin McLoughlin inspired
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Social media keeps Erin McLoughlin inspired

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer Erin McLoughlin was a little girl, growing up in Anthem, when she saw Norman Rockwell paintings for the first time. She admired his portraits with exaggerated emotions, she said....
Artists auctioning works to support land trust
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Artists auctioning works to support land trust

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Support area artists and help the nonprofit Desert Foothills Land Trust protect land in the north Valley by taking part in the Spring 2021 Creative Connections Fine Art auction April 29 through May 10. This...
Cinco De Chandler returns May 5 downtown
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Cinco De Chandler returns May 5 downtown

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
David M. Brown Contributor A celebration of independence and freedom, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire at Puebla in 1862. On May 5 downtown, Cinco de Chandler celebrates Mexican food,...
Woman’s charity helping for kids’ caregivers
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Woman’s charity helping for kids’ caregivers

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS An Ahwatukee woman has launched a new nonprofit to support caregivers of children with disabilities. D.A.M.E.S Charities Inc. “aims to reduce caregiver burnout and build the resiliency of caregivers of children...
Hamilton senior’s project wins award
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Hamilton senior’s project wins award

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Casey Flanagan Staff Writer A Gilbert high school student could have folded on his volunteer work when the pandemic hit, but instead he folded hundreds of origami cranes – and won a national award for it. Charles Zhang, a...
Chandler dance school student publishes 2nd kids book
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Chandler dance school student publishes 2nd kids book

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS A student at the Elite Performance Academy in Chandler who also was Royal International Miss Arizona Preteen 2020 is now adding best-selling author to her resume. Ashley Nevison recently published her second...
Chandler chef basks in national magazine spotlight
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Chandler chef basks in national magazine spotlight

April 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Don Royer has had a turbulent year. The restaurant he was working at in Paradise Valley closed suddenly due to a downturn in business caused by the pandemic. It was a disappointing blow to Royer, who...