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Chandler novelist busy on a number of fronts
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Chandler novelist busy on a number of fronts

December 8th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff Chandler artist, singer and novelist Laurie Fagen has been busy on several fronts these days. She’s just completed an audiobook, is prepping for a singing engagement to help a nonprofit and is busy making...
Jacobson Elementary rocketeers back in action
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Jacobson Elementary rocketeers back in action

December 8th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Jacobson Elementary School was able to shoot off hundreds of rockets just before the world was mostly shut down by the pandemic in March 2020. The skies above the school have been mostly rocket-free...
Chandler man authors books on dementia’s impact
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Chandler man authors books on dementia’s impact

November 26th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff Dementia has touched Chandler resident Larry Calkins so deeply that he recently published two books about the disease’s impact on him and his family. “Memories and Forgetfulness” focuses on how the...
Exchange Club hosts Wreaths Across America
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Exchange Club hosts Wreaths Across America

November 21st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff For the first time since 2013, the Arizona State Capitol will join more than 3,000 locations across the U.S. and international sites to host National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 17. And keeping an...
10 Chandler teachers get their wishes, $2,500
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10 Chandler teachers get their wishes, $2,500

November 21st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff Ten Chandler teachers are among the 400 recipients of $2,500 each as part of the Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities’ annual Wishes for Teachers program. The program is part of the Fiesta Bowl...
BASIS Chandler junior a prodigy on the chess board
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BASIS Chandler junior a prodigy on the chess board

November 12th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Egan Adler Cronkite News At the end of every match, Sandeep Sethuraman looks his opponent in the eyes and mutters one word: checkmate. “The expectation is 36-0 every year. Winning every game I play within the year. The goal...
Sun Lakes Rotary names teachers of the month
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Sun Lakes Rotary names teachers of the month

November 12th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dr. Honora Norton Guest Writer The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes presented the Club’s September 2022 Teacher of the Month Award to Linda Murphy, music teacher at Chandler Unified School District’s Elementary Connect and the...
Tarwater teacher gives her $5K prize to her school
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Tarwater teacher gives her $5K prize to her school

November 11th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Tarwater Elementary School teacher Sophia Limjoco said it didn’t take her long to figure out how she wanted to spend a $5,000 check she had been given. “I knew immediately,” the second-grade...
Chandler entrepreneur goes ‘old school’ with kids
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Chandler entrepreneur goes ‘old school’ with kids

November 11th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Melody Birkett Contributor Fifth-grade students in the Chandler Unified School District are learning the art of public speaking for about 30 days under a pilot program. “In some ways, public speaking is a lost art,” said...
Sun Lakes Rotary’s successful dictionary project
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Sun Lakes Rotary’s successful dictionary project

October 29th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Gary Whiting Guest Writer In the summer of 2002, Rotary Club of Sun Lakes Rotarian Dwight Grotewold visited the Rotary Club of Logan, Utah and learned about their elementary school project called “A Dictionary for 3rd...