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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...
Sun Lakes Jewish Vets Post helps MANA House
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Sun Lakes Jewish Vets Post helps MANA House

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BY GEORGE STAHL, Guest Writer Last month, a group of volunteers from the Jewish War Veterans Post 619 of Sun Lakes served pizza and soda to 72 vets at Catholic Charities MANA House, Phoenix. Program Director Horace “Ace”...
CUSD using podcasts to connect with parents
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CUSD using podcasts to connect with parents

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified’s counselors are using the increasingly popular medium of podcasts to put out helpful information to parents. The district’s Counseling and Social Services Department launched its...
Holocaust haunts Chandler woman’s artwork
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Holocaust haunts Chandler woman’s artwork

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Helen Weisman didn’t understand as a child why her grandparents were never around. Whenever the Chandler resident tried asking her mother, Esther Don, about her older relatives, Weisman said her...
Chandler female pinball wizards in tourney
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Chandler female pinball wizards in tourney

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By Haley Lorenzen Contributor Among rows of flashing pinball machines along with the sounds of flippers and bumpers reverberating throughout Starfighters Arcade in Mesa, 16 women competed to become the first Arizona women’s...
Charter’s balloon club teaches character
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Charter’s balloon club teaches character

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By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Dogs, giraffes, monkeys and just about any animal imaginable have invaded a second-floor classroom at Archway Classical Academy Lincoln. Once a week, a handful of students at the K-5 charter campus...
Chandler woman pens TV Christmas movie
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Chandler woman pens TV Christmas movie

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Christmas movie written by an East Valley native aired on national television earlier this month. “A Christmas Winter Song” is the first script written by Melissa Bustamante, who spends part of...
Chandler bookworm fights to keep her eyesight
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Chandler bookworm fights to keep her eyesight

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Megan Kiriakidis has shelves of books scattered around her Chandler home. The 21-year-old has been an avid reader since she was young – starting the “Harry Potter” books when she was in first...
Once addicted, Chandler man fights opioid abuse
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Once addicted, Chandler man fights opioid abuse

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Kyle Stark has “4-19-16” tattooed across his left hand – the date marks an important milestone in the Chandler man’s life. It was the last day he considered himself a drug addict. The...
Hamilton thespians working hard on ‘Frozen Jr.’
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Hamilton thespians working hard on ‘Frozen Jr.’

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The 22 year theater and director veteran at Hamilton High, Christina Vail, said there’s a simple reason she chose the Disney musical “Frozen Jr.” for the students’ next big show. “I thought it...