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Valley of the Sun YMCA kicks off water safety program
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Valley of the Sun YMCA kicks off water safety program

June 3rd, 2017 | by development
By SanTan Sun News Staff The Valley of the Sun YMCA in Chandler and around Maricopa County is boosting its efforts to keep children safe in and around water. The organization, along with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix...
Police Chief Duggan shares officers’ sacrifices with President Trump
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Police Chief Duggan shares officers’ sacrifices with President Trump

June 2nd, 2017 | by development
By Jim Walsh   At an impromptu meeting at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan made sure President Donald Trump was aware of his officers’ sacrifices. Duggan handed Trump a...
Pedestrian deaths growing, family mourns Chandler woman killed
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Pedestrian deaths growing, family mourns Chandler woman killed

May 19th, 2017 | by development
By Jim Walsh Minutes before a pickup truck ran a red light and killed her, Pamela Hesselbacher sent a message to her husband, Matt, saying that she and their two small children had left a nearby park and would be home soon. “We...
New gym offers fitness at ‘basketball heaven’
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New gym offers fitness at ‘basketball heaven’

May 18th, 2017 | by development
By Melody Birkett   A new gym that just opened in Chandler offers a fitness program like none other in the East Valley. “This is the first basketball-focused fitness center,” said Jay Bhakta, the Gilbert man who owns...
Dad, golf lover, restaurant owner helps children get in the swing of sports
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Dad, golf lover, restaurant owner helps children get in the swing of sports

May 15th, 2017 | by development
By Alison Bailin Batz   Mark Roden loves golf. In fact, it was high school friend Rick Duffey’s promise of sunny, golf-filled college days that brought Minnesota native Roden to Arizona State University in the late 1970s....
Santan Elementary School student named Pop Warner All-American Scholar
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Santan Elementary School student named Pop Warner All-American Scholar

May 14th, 2017 | by development
By Becky Bracken   Jacob Slater, a 12-year-old member of the Chandler Gilbert Assassins Pop Warner team, has been selected as one of 35 football players and 35 cheerleaders in his grade from across the country as a Pop...
Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA reopens during Healthy Kids Day
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Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA reopens during Healthy Kids Day

May 13th, 2017 | by development
By SanTan Sun News Staff The Valley of the Sun YMCA is making a splash in Chandler while trying to educate youths about water safety. As part of the 26th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, 10 out of 14 Valley YMCA branch swimming...
Chandler, Queen Creek teens earn prestigious Girl Scout award
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Chandler, Queen Creek teens earn prestigious Girl Scout award

May 12th, 2017 | by development
By Colleen Sparks Three Chandler girls and one Queen Creek girl are getting recognized for giving back to the community. Kathlene Hartle, Amanda Molina and Claire Mushet of Chandler and Justice Williams of Queen Creek recently...
Parents’ deaths from cancer led vice mayor’s wife from despair to hope
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Parents’ deaths from cancer led vice mayor’s wife from despair to hope

May 11th, 2017 | by development
By Paul Maryniak   There is a segment of Chandler author Lynne Hartke’s new book where she writes about her mother’s final weeks in terms of a relay race. “Mom’s job will be to place the baton in my outstretched...
Chandler teen becomes first female football player to sign national letter of intent
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Chandler teen becomes first female football player to sign national letter of intent

May 10th, 2017 | by development
By Jason Skoda A Basha High School senior is burning brightly in the national spotlight now, but it all really began more than a decade ago. Becca Longo became the first female football player to sign a national letter of intent...