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Chandler woman shows how storytelling can heal
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Chandler woman shows how storytelling can heal

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor A serious illness can leave one bruised and battered for years, but that’s not the case with Sandra Marinella. After winning a battle with cancer, the Chandler resident is enjoying success with...
Chandler schools bring mindfulness to youngsters
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Chandler schools bring mindfulness to youngsters

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer After providing a space at Hamilton High School for students to decompress from stress and anxiety, a Chandler elementary school is doing the same for its students. Hamilton High School opened a...
Rookie robotics team excels in tourney
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Rookie robotics team excels in tourney

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer An East Valley all-female robotics team scored better than any other American team at a recent international competition in San Diego. Arizona State University’s Desert Women’s Autonomous Vehicle...
Chandler teens take expeditions overseas
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Chandler teens take expeditions overseas

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Isabelle Kelsey really wanted to get out of her comfort zone this past summer. She was about to enter her senior year at Chandler Preparatory Academy and wanted to gain some real-world experience. She...
Chandler music teacher wins flute competition
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Chandler music teacher wins flute competition

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Hundreds of people vied for to be the best in the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition this summer, but it was Abby Simpson Puckett who took the prize. The...
San Tan Charity League Chapter honors contributions
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San Tan Charity League Chapter honors contributions

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF At its annual convention in April, the National Charity League set as its theme “Volunteering with Vision.” That’s something that women and their daughters who belong to the league’s San Tan chapter...
She works tirelessly for cancer-stricken families
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She works tirelessly for cancer-stricken families

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By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor Nancy Houser has a passion for Children’s Cancer Network — one that she has translated into 15 years of service. With September pegged as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Ahwatukee...
MusicaNova delights, inspires young and old alike
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MusicaNova delights, inspires young and old alike

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By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor If you haven’t scheduled orchestral concerts on your fall/winter calendar, you might consider doing so with the Ahwatukee-based MusicaNova. This is not your usual orchestra, whose motto is...
Retirees sought to help teachers in area schools
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Retirees sought to help teachers in area schools

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SanTan Sun News Staff   With a renewed focus on student academic growth, particularly in literacy and math skills, Your Experience Counts (YEC) is actively recruiting classroom volunteers to support students and teachers in...
Mesa man’s ‘turquoise fever’ heads to TV
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Mesa man’s ‘turquoise fever’ heads to TV

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By Jordan Houston Staff Writer   If you own anything with turquoise in it, Tony Otteson will tell you, there’s a story behind it. And now the Mesa resident is bringing those stories and the story of his passion for...