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Long lines greet back-to-school giveaway
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Long lines greet back-to-school giveaway

August 2nd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Chandler’s Operation Back to School backpack giveaway is the largest in East Valley. It also remains a work in progress. For Our City Chandler hosts the annual event the weekend before classes begin...
City names its 1st Historic Conservation District
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City names its 1st Historic Conservation District

August 2nd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Elaine Woods was sitting under a photo of Coy Payne, the first Black person to serve as Mayor of Chandler. She was asked what it meant to her for Southside Village to be the first Chandler neighborhood...
Some high school championships will be broadcast live
Sports and Recreation
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Some high school championships will be broadcast live

August 1st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association has partnered with Arizona’s Family to broadcast select high school championship games live on local channels beginning this season. The announcement comes...
Chandler housing plan stirs citizens’ opposition
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Chandler housing plan stirs citizens’ opposition

August 1st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor The City of Chandler is looking to increase the amount of public housing units it has available and seeking innovative ways to pay for it. But some residents in the community are worried about the...
Chandler church extends helping hand to refugees
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Chandler church extends helping hand to refugees

August 1st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor For some refugees coming to the United States for a better life, a Chandler church is one of the first steps on that journey. The Grove, 2777 S. Gilbert Road, is one of five East Valley churches that...
Chandler teens star in Limelight’s returning ‘Joseph’
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Chandler teens star in Limelight’s returning ‘Joseph’

July 31st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Katy Springer  Get Out Contributor When Limelight Performing Arts produced “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in 2016, the show earned a slew of honors including the National Youth Arts award for...
Mega development planned for Pecos-Arizona corner
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Mega development planned for Pecos-Arizona corner

July 31st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor With the City of Chandler nearing buildout, meaning the amount of open space left to develop on is dwindling, the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Pecos Road stands out. It comprises nearly 50...
City Council races head to the finish line
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City Council races head to the finish line

July 31st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Ruth Jones’ bid to upset incumbent Mayor Kevin Hartke in Tuesday’s election is a true underdog affair while the race to fill three other seats on City Council pits an incumbent against four...
Lethal bacteria outbreak reported in area lovebirds
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Lethal bacteria outbreak reported in area lovebirds

July 23rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
Geri Koeppel Contributor Area residents are urged to keep an eye out for dead lovebirds in their yards and be careful about handling them or being near their waste after the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) confirmed a...
Rotarians of the Month named in Sun Lakes
Neighbors
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Rotarians of the Month named in Sun Lakes

July 23rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dr. Honora Norton Guest Writer The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes named Ed Anderson its July 2022 Rotarian of the Month and former club President Jon Lyons its June Rotarian of the Month. It was in 2015, while playing golf at...