Kimberly Janes
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Kimberly Janes

Kimberly has spent most of her life in Arizona. When she is not sharing her passion for Chandler, she is often crafting, cooking, enjoying a cup of coffee, planning her next travel adventure with her husband and son, or watching a detective show with her dog.

Safety Tips for Hiking in Arizona

You can feel it in the air...it's near-perfect weather and time to enjoy the great outdoors! From outdoor dining to exploration of Chandler's desert parks, and nearby mountain preserves it's a great way to feel the sunshine and take-in the desert scenery. Arizona has a reputation for offering…

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Top Valentine’s Day Dinners in Chandler, Arizona

Arizona sunsets, starlit patios – it’s all so romantic here in the Valentine State. On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the Union and since then, has been affectionately referred to as the Valentine State. Celebrate Valentine's day in Chandler with dinner, activities or even…

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10 Places to Order a Bloody Mary in Chandler

Champagne may be the drink of choice on New Year’s Eve, but January 1 st is all about the Bloody Mary, especially for those who may have had a little too much bubbly the night before. In fact, the tomato juice and vodka-based cocktail is so popular on January 1 the day has been designated National…

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22 Things to Do in Chandler in 2022

This year, make a resolution to discover some of Chandler’s best events, attractions, and things to do. Here are 22 things you won’t want to miss in 2022. Make plans to participate in the Chandler #AZ48 Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. The 2022 #AZ48 Marathon debuts its full marathon on October 23…

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Where to Find Tamales in Chandler

In the southwest, tamales are synonymous with the holiday season. Featuring a steamed corn dough, masa, filled with a variety of meats and vegetables and chiles, the tamales are wrapped and steamed in corn husks and often topped with a spicy sauce. These delicacies are a real labor of love involving…

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Choose Chandler Local Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping can be hectic and sometimes a little overwhelming especially when December sneaks up on you! Whether you are doing some shopping for Aunt Sue who is trying to keep warm in Manitoba or picking something up for your favorite Arizona State University student or the perfect Secret Santa…

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Thanksgiving Dinner in Chandler, Arizona

Whether you find yourself in town visiting for America’s food-centric holiday or don’t want to spend Thanksgiving toiling over a hot stove – you can relax and leave the work to the professionals. Several Chandler, AZ restaurants are serving the nation's favorite turkey dinner with all the trimmings…

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Best spots for family photos in Chandler, AZ

It’s definitely picture-taking time for families. Whether you are looking for the ideal backdrop for your holiday card or thinking of possible locations to gather the extended family for a great, keepsake reunion photo, Chandler, AZ has some fantastic places to preserve those special moments…

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Great Coffee Shops in Chandler, AZ

For coffee lovers, it's a real treat to discover a local coffee shop where you can savor a cup of coffee and connect with the local community. While there are many coffee shops throughout Chandler, there are several that stand-out with their own, distinctive local flair, we have you covered with the…

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Fall Arizona Restaurant Week

The evenings are starting to cool off, you know what that means? It's time to start dining on patios again! Cooler weather also means the arrival of Arizona Restaurant Week, the fall edition. Arizona Restaurant Week returns to Chandler on September 17-26, 2021, and invites patrons to celebrate their…

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