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Drumming was his life – until he got shot
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Drumming was his life – until he got shot

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Tommie Bevardos had accepted the fact his days as a professional drummer were over. He thought a stray bullet had ruined his dreams nearly a decade ago after a near-fatal incident in the...
Wreaths Across America underway in Chandler
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Wreaths Across America underway in Chandler

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery and the Chandler Exchange Club will host the fifth annual Wreaths Across America memorial at its graves for military veterans Dec. 19. “We are very proud to honor area...
First Things First connects families, support
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First Things First connects families, support

November 17th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Donna Shott Arizonan Guest Writer Since the coronavirus pandemic began, technology has become nearly essential to stay in contact with friends and family. For many who work with young children, technology has also offered an...
County gives EV Assistance League much-needed help
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County gives EV Assistance League much-needed help

November 17th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF For more than two decades, the Assistance League of the East Valley has helped people in need of all ages in the region, but now, amid the pandemic’s impact on most nonprofits, it’s the Assistance League...
Realtor helps cancer victim in a big way
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Realtor helps cancer victim in a big way

November 17th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF The community rallied in a big way to Chandler Realtor Darwin Wall’s Breast Cancer Awareness Pub Crawl the third weekend of October, helping Wall and his team to raise $15,000 to defray a breast cancer...
Chandler teen’s nonprofit addresses healthcare
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Chandler teen’s nonprofit addresses healthcare

November 17th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer When cases of domestic violence started rising in Arizona during the pandemic, 16-year-old Viveka Chinnasamy felt she had to find a way to help the individuals who were forced to flee abusive...
Smoothies cured Chandler teen, now she wants to cure others
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Smoothies cured Chandler teen, now she wants to cure others

November 6th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A Chandler teenager is mixing her passions for science and nutrition by publishing a cookbook of healthy recipes designed to improve a reader’s digestive system. Diya Nath, 14, published a...
Chandler student aiding isolated elderly people
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Chandler student aiding isolated elderly people

November 3rd, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Srianthi Perera Contributor A kind heart and a great-grandmother propelled Anikka K. Jeffries on her career path in gerontology. The Chandler woman, who is studying social work at the Arizona State University, chose the...
Chandler teen on national anti-gun group board
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Chandler teen on national anti-gun group board

November 3rd, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Arizonan Executive Editor The pandemic – with its school closures, online learning angst and a general sense of isolation – may have pushed school shootings out of many people’s minds but Anvitha Doddipalli...
Chandler teen raising money for school’s sneakers
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Chandler teen raising money for school’s sneakers

November 3rd, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A Hamilton High School student is aiming to raise $23,000 by the end of this year in order to buy every student at Galveston Elementary a new pair of sneakers. Sam Bregman, 16, has already...