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Red hot cash
for going green
by Miriam Van Scott
Beginning this March, SanTan Sun area residents
in the market for new appliances will have added
incentive to go green. Rebates ranging from $75 to
$425 are being offered on the purchase of specifi c
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machines that meet criteria for saving energy and
conserving water. The idea is to stimulate the economy
while protecting and preserving the environment.
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CARNIVAL! Celebrate Mardi Gras in downtown Chandler on Sat., Feb. 6 at
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the fi rst Mardi Gras Gala to benefi t the Downtown Chandler Community
Foundation. See more information on Page 45.
SEE THE LIGHT: A technician from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
installs roof solar panels for a garage water heater.
See Going green Page 6
Fiscal fi tness for 2010 Flower Girl program
by Miriam Van Scott
In the current economy, SanTan Sun area residents are looking for ways to save
sows volunteer seeds
money while still enjoying a comfortable lifestyle. Many are choosing to forgo
by K. M. Lang
professional services in favor of the do-it-yourself method to saving cash – eating
During the Great Depression,
at home rather than dining out, quitting gym memberships to walk or jog in
Lily Handley and Helen Pernell of
their own neighborhoods and
Chandler began providing lunch to
performing such tasks as house
hungry schoolchildren, founding
cleaning and landscaping. But
the Chandler Service Club
striking this balance between
along the way. Today, countless
budget and lifestyle means
donations and volunteer hours
doing research and knowing
later, the organization they started
when it’s time to call for
is growing a new crop of civic-
backup.
minded young women through its
Flower Girl program, established
Yard care takes
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in 1952.
time, effort
“Daughters and granddaughters
VOLUNTEERS: Flower Girls, left to right, Jenna
Herman, Sabrina Collins and Jessica Garcia plan and
“As far as lawn and garden of members were invited to attend assist with monthly activities for three boys with
maintenance are concerned, the Chandler Service Club Charity
Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
the average family can do just Ball to sell corsages,” Flower Girl
as good a job as professionals,” Chairperson Charlotte Quintana says of those early days, adding that the program
says Doug Jones, owner of has since “evolved into a full year of activities, and focuses greater emphasis on
STSN photo by Gordon Murray
Best Landscaping Company in developing involvement in community.”
LAWN CARE: Best Landscaping Company owner Doug
Chandler. “The biggest problem
This year’s bouquet of 41 Flower Girls, all high school seniors, attend self-
Jones offers do-it-yourself tips for homeowners.
See Fiscal fi tness Page 10 See Flower Girl Page 12
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Business . . . . . . . . . 13-25
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AZ Arts . . . . . . . . . 26-30 Each Keller Williams® Offi ce is Independently Owned and Operated
donates to Haiti
Things to do . . . . . . . 32-33
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Opinion . . . . . . . . . 34-35
Are you behind
Neighbors . . . . . . . . 41-50
new art exhibit
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Youth . . . . . . . . . . 51-62
on your Mortgage
Spirituality . . . . . . . 63-65
Directory . . . . . . . . 66-68 payment, visit:
Neighbors
Clip it!
Classifieds . . . . . . . . 69-70
Page 41
Center spread
Where to eat . . . . . . 71-74
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