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89-year-old artist inspires her hospice team
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89-year-old artist inspires her hospice team

October 27th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By SanTan Sun News Staff Avinell MacDonald isn’t kidding when she says “it’s never too late to try something new.” She was 60 years old when her husband asked if there was anything in life she wanted to do, but hadn’t...
Chandler teacher turns 100K run into class project
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Chandler teacher turns 100K run into class project

October 26th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Arizonan Managing Editor Bright Beginnings School teacher John Mahnke recalls a time he went back home. “I graduated from college in 1992 and by 1997. I was not exercising very much,” the Chandler school physical...
Rotarians honor member, push to eradicate polio
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Rotarians honor member, push to eradicate polio

October 25th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dr. Honora Norton Guest Writer The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes named Dick Meyer the October 2022 Rotarian of the month. A Rotarian since 1988, he served as club president at his Nebraska Kearney Noon Rotary Club and was active in...
Chandler principal named one of nation’s distinguished
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Chandler principal named one of nation’s distinguished

October 25th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Andersen Elementary School Principal Kristin Kinghorn is not afraid to tackle big projects. In fact, she sought them out at the first two schools she has led. “Go big or go home?” she asked with a...
Chandler doctor makes a  mission of mercy to Ukraine
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Chandler doctor makes a mission of mercy to Ukraine

October 24th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor One trip was all it took for a Chandler doctor. Dr. Andrew Villa said when you’re exposed to the harsh conditions in other nations, it’s almost impossible not to want to do all you can to help...
Teachers can bone up on prehistoric times here
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Teachers can bone up on prehistoric times here

October 15th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Josh Ortega Staff Writer Make no bones about it: a pilot program lets teachers take parts of dinosaur skeletons to go. The Arizona Museum of Natural History and the Mesa Public Library have partnered on a pilot program to...
Chandler High teacher Kelsey Brown honored
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Chandler High teacher Kelsey Brown honored

October 14th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Chandler High School teacher Kelsey Brown says her students usually react strongly when she describes her International Baccalaureate personal and professional skills course. “When I talk to people...
MCC DJ class spins a new future for students
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MCC DJ class spins a new future for students

October 14th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Josh Ortega Staff Writer The world’s first college-accredited program for disc jockeys at Mesa Community College is putting students on a path to learning the techniques of platter-pushing professionals. In the rarified...
Military veterans transition into CUSD teachers
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Military veterans transition into CUSD teachers

October 14th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Murray Siegel Guest Writer As school districts struggle with an ongoing teacher shortage, Chandler Unified has found one group of people who can help: military veterans. Tracy Phillips has been teaching seventh grade honors...
Jewish War Vets Post 619 to meet Oct. 18
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Jewish War Vets Post 619 to meet Oct. 18

October 13th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By SanTan Sun New Staff A member of U.S. VETS will be the special guest at the Oct. 18 meeting of Jewish War Veterans Post 619 in Sun Lakes, now gathering in the Sun Lakes Cottonwood Country Club Phoenix Room at 25630 Brentwood...