Three Square with Kristen Drathman

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. “It’s about giving…

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Three Square with Taryn Jeffries

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 for food…

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5 Best Bets for Breakfast in Chandler

The best way to start the day is with a tasty breakfast. Make sure you start yours right with breakfast at any of these five Chandler restaurants. U.S. Egg Family owned and operated since 1986, U.S. Egg serves hearty traditional breakfasts. Feast on biscuits and gravy, omelets, benedicts or their…

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Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: Shimogamo

By Lauren Saria Decades ago, Yoshi and Sanae Otomo lived a serene life in a lakeside Chandler neighborhood. The couple moved to Arizona from Japan in 1994. He worked for a Japanese trading company and she was a stay-at-home mom raising the couple’s daughter on home-cooked Japanese cuisine. Then the…

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9 Ways to Unwind After a Meeting in Chandler

Attending a meeting or conference in Chandler and need to unwind? You don’t have to leave the city to find a way to relax or even something fun to do on your own or with coworkers. From grabbing a beer to painting a masterpiece, here are some ideas for unwinding after meeting, conference or just a…

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Seven Ways to Explore Chandler's Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert covers roughly half of Arizona, but standing in downtown Chandler, you really don’t see much evidence of it. And, that’s too bad because if you don’t experience the Sonoran Desert on some level while visiting Chandler, you’re missing out on a big part of what makes the area so…

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