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14 Jan. 24 - Feb. 6, 2009
Year in review from Page 13
Ostriches on Parade Art on Boston celebrates fi rst year Chandler opens multiple facilities
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BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Some 15 fi berglass ostriches are decorated
WATER: Four interconnected projects involving multiple
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with mosaic, fi ber, paint, crystals, lace and more as a fundraiser
departments and covering 113 acres on the northeast corner of
for the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Businesses either
Lindsay and Chandler Heights roads, dubbed the Chandler Heights
sponsor a bird or purchase it outright, and artists are selected
Community facilities, are dedicated by the City of Chandler April
by the Chandler Arts Commission to embellish the birds. The Art on Boston Gallery, a contemporary art gallery
19. The new Environmental Education Center near Veterans Oasis
“Ostriches on Parade” adorn the sidewalks of historic downtown
Park features wetlands, which are part of a riparian sanctuary.
with artist studios and art classes in historic downtown
for several months.
Chandler, celebrates its fi rst year in business April Four interconnected projects involving multiple
12. Art on Boston is co-owned by Wendy Fallon of departments and covering 113 acres on the northeast
Payton’s Place opens Peterson Farms and Laurie Fagen of Fox Crossing. corner of Lindsay and Chandler Heights roads,
Payton’s Place, a new restaurant and bar in Southern dubbed the Chandler Heights Community facilities,
Chandler, opens with 14 satellites, big screen HDTVs, Chandler remains steady are dedicated by the City of Chandler April 19. The
a video jukebox and a pool and game room. in tough economy new Environmental Education Center near Veterans
Representatives from the City of Chandler say Oasis Park features wetlands, which are part of a
‘Knockout’ begins the local economy is “steady,” and cite a stable riparian sanctuary.
A regular column employment base, conservative City budget and
for children to see their fi ve-year forecast as reasons for the City’s current Luxury garages debut
articles, stories, poems,
economic situation.
editorials and illustrations
in print in the SanTan Sun Chandler Unifi ed School
Kids Opportunity section debuts in the Youth section.b i h h i District announces new schools
and high-profi le staff changes
Young author earns big award for the 2008-09 school year.
Kristine Marchiando, principal
at Basha High, is retiring and
moving to Illinois, and Joyce
Hunt, principal at Andersen
Elementary, is retiring.
Kristine Marchiando
Ken James, former principal
at Highland High and
current executive director of
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educational services for Gilbert
Public Schools, replaces
Marchiando at Basha High. GarageTown USA, an upscale garage “condo,”
opens in Chandler to house collector vehicles, RVs,
Haley Elementary and Adora recreational toys and more, and offers cable service,
Trails Elementary will open high-speed Internet, heating, air conditioning,
in July to serve kindergarten mezzanines and a personal gym. Submitted photos
Ken James
through sixth-grade students.
Photo courtesy of Five Star Publications SanTan Honda opens
Kris Palbykin leaves her post
as dean at Basha Elementary
“The Student from Zombie Island: Conquering the to become principal at Adora
Rumor Monster,” a picture book written by 12-year- Trails Elementary.
old Michael Moorehead, SanTan Sun News Editor
Lynda Exley’s son, wins the 2008 Reader Views Annual
Literary Award for Best Children’s Book for ages 7 and
older, making him the youngest author to ever win
this award.
Kris Palbykin
Chamber hires new CEO
Jerry Bustamante of Tucson Gilbert businesses host open house
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becomes the new president Priority Pet Hospital and Vista Dorada Dental host
and CEO of the Chandler a joint open house April 19.
Chamber of Commerce in May, The new SanTan Honda Superstore of Chandler
replacing Becky Jackson of Sincerely, Sandra expands offers new and used cars, regular and express service,
Santorini Shores, who left the Sandra Saoud of Sincerely, Sandra in Chandler adds and maintenance, with computer terminals and
Chamber in March to become makeovers, color draping, business seminars and wireless Internet for customers in the waiting area.
the executive director of the permanent cosmetics for eyebrows, eyes and lips
Desert Southwest Chapter of to her business, which includes personalized self-
the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Jerry Bustamante
improvement, image development and a modeling
Foundation. school for all ages since 1982.
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