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Serrano’s launches program for first responders
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Serrano’s launches program for first responders

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF With the shut-down of in-dining services about to enter its second month, many Chandler restaurants are offering take-out meals. Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants also has a program that helps patrons support...
Ahwatukee native’s band releases new single
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Ahwatukee native’s band releases new single

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By christina fuoco-karasinski Staff Writer Ahwatukee native and DED vocalist Joe Cotela contends he’s a workaholic – just like his bandmates guitarist David Ludlow, bassist Kyle Koelsch and drummer Matt Reinhard. It’s the...
Chandler woman making masks for workers
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Chandler woman making masks for workers

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler woman is making protective face masks for workers who must still venture outside their homes and report to work amidst the COVID-19 health crisis. Jessica Srinivasan recently delivered 100...
Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May
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Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The coronavirus outbreak has impacted Little League baseball and softball leagues across the East Valley. Little League International announced play would be suspended until at least May 11 due to the...
Chandler businesses get creative in virus’ wake
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Chandler businesses get creative in virus’ wake

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler businesses impacted by the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic are finding creative ways to continue delivering services to their customers. Though patrons aren’t able to dine inside Ginger...
Churches confronting virus-related challenges
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Churches confronting virus-related challenges

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Pastor Mike Japenga describes himself as a hugger. He likes being able to calmly reach out and comfort members of Chandler Presbyterian Church during moments of grief, sadness, and despair. But the...
Couple bringing Floridian dessert shop to Chandler
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Couple bringing Floridian dessert shop to Chandler

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Florida’s most popular frozen dessert shop is making its way to the Valley though the coronavirus crisis may be making it difficult to say when. Abbie and John Mirata hope to open the...
South Mt. Park improvements moving along
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South Mt. Park improvements moving along

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By Andy Lenartz Guest Writer The City of Phoenix is in the midst of a five-year, $23 million redesign of South Mountain Park and Preserve that will improve the facilities and trails to a level of world-class park that is...
AIA suspends spring sports until further notice
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AIA suspends spring sports until further notice

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced it was postponing all spring high school sports until further notice as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision came after Arizona...
Chandler orchid growers lose a chance to shine at show
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Chandler orchid growers lose a chance to shine at show

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF One of the many event casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic hit orchid growers across Chandler and the rest of the Valley. The Desert Valley Orchid Society Show slated to next weekend was cancelled, depriving...