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Retired ASU prof’s new book looks at time well spent
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Retired ASU prof’s new book looks at time well spent

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF With a 30-page resume enumerating 57 years of teaching at four universities, over 300 publications and presentations and more than a dozen consulting roles to the likes of Shell Oil and the American Cancer...
Pandemic hit Black-owned businesses harder
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Pandemic hit Black-owned businesses harder

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By Vandana Ravikumar Luce Foundation: Southwest Stories Fellowship Black-owned businesses were particularly hard-hit when the spread of COVID-19 shut down or restricted nonessential activity throughout the country last spring,...
Shutdown ruins Chandler woman’s spa dream
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Shutdown ruins Chandler woman’s spa dream

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By Lee Shappell Contributor Essentials Day Spa was just hitting its stride. After nearly three years in Ahwatukee, it had built a loyal clientele of those looking to relax in a unique and restorative environment for a couple of...
Chandler couple offer relaxation on wheels
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Chandler couple offer relaxation on wheels

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF If one man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity, the pandemic has been a gold mine for Shannon Stevens and Penny Briney. The Chandler couple last year launched an online furniture store,...
Chandler multiplexes reopening – with changes
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Chandler multiplexes reopening – with changes

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Chandler will soon start screening films again – six months after multiplexes were forced to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And Harkins already reopened...
Undeterred by pandemic, 3 eateries plan Chandler debut
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Undeterred by pandemic, 3 eateries plan Chandler debut

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Many restaurants have taken a major economic hit from the pandemic this year, but that hasn’t stopped three new dining establishments from planning to open in Chandler – two downtown. When it opens...
Chandler man’s business gets kids jumping for joy
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Chandler man’s business gets kids jumping for joy

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Scott Karlin found a way around the pandemic to keep kids jumping around. As owner of JumpBunch, a Chandler-based mobile sports and fitness program for kids 18 months to 12 years, Karlin since 2008 provides...
Bungee studio confronts pandemic’s ups and downs
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Bungee studio confronts pandemic’s ups and downs

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Cherith Pruitt bought her fitness studio at perhaps one of the most chaotic times imaginable. She took over ownership of Tough Lotus at 3050 N. Dobson Road in Chandler in late May as Arizona began...
3D print companies develop special mask gear for SRP
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3D print companies develop special mask gear for SRP

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Two 3D printing companies helped Salt River Project get more than 200 specially designed custom-fit face mask gear for critical personnel who work in the field. Athena 3D Manufacturing, was formed last year...
This school aims to teach all dogs new tricks
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This school aims to teach all dogs new tricks

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor You might call Brenda Dreyer a dog whisperer. At the very least, her Foothills Canine Academy does more than just train dogs. “There are so many aspects to dog training,” the Club West...