A Guide to Arizona’s Monsoon Season

If you spend any time in Chandler, AZ especially during the summer, you’re likely to hear the term “monsoon” used to refer to our season of high temperatures, high winds, and occasionally severe thunderstorms. Depending on what part of the country you’re from, the storms can be unlike anything…

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Three Square with Kristen Drathman

By: Sally Clasen Kristen Drathman knows the lyrics to most songs from the ’70s and ’80s, but it’s the sounds of the future she’s hoping to perfect. Drathman is the youth music director at Chandler Center for the Arts, where she’s led a summer music camp for the last 10 years for kids age 7 to 14…

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Three Square with Taryn Jeffries

By: Sally Clasen The food scene in the Valley is now a robust, well-documented industry. But less than a decade ago, the spotlight on the emerging culinary market wasn’t as bright. In 2010, Chandler resident Taryn Jeffries helped light the flame on the local dining culture by ushering in a new model…

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10 Great Restaurants Near Chandler Fashion Center

By Teresa K. Traverse Hungry shoppers headed to Chandler Fashion Center are in luck. One of the Valley’s premiere retail destinations is also home to a variety of top-notch restaurants. From an outpost of a popular sports bar to a Mexican chain from a local family, here are nine stellar restaurants…

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5 Restaurants with Live Music in Chandler

By Teresa Bitler Live music makes a great day even better and in Chandler, you’ll have no problem finding live music at local restaurants, coffeehouses and bars. Here are five places to listen to live music when you’re visiting. The Wild Vine Uncorked Latin-style tapas, bruschetta and small…

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8 South Chandler Restaurants You Can't Miss

By Teresa K. Traverse Undoubtedly the heart of the suburbs, south Chandler has its fair share—and then some—of busy and bustling restaurants and eateries, including authentic Vietnamese cuisine, Mediterranean fare and Chicago-style pizza. From a long-standing, family-owned sushi spot to an outpost…

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Three Square with Mayor Kevin Hartke

By: Sally Clasen Kevin Hartke only has been on the job as mayor of Chandler since January 2019, but he’s been the city’s biggest advocate for decades. Prior to being elected mayor, Hartke was a Chandler city council member for nine years and twice served as vice mayor. He’s also served on many…

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Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: Mingle + Graze

By Lauren Saria On any given Friday afternoon, you may find Mahfam Moeeni-Alarcon catering a party, greeting customers at her downtown Chandler shop—or somewhere in between. The on-the-go lifestyle is a side effect of the success of the business she owns with her husband, Cristobal. “What we call it…

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