Arts

Move over Whoopi: East Valley company stages ‘Sister Act’ musical
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Move over Whoopi: East Valley company stages ‘Sister Act’ musical

January 27th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Starring Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier in an unconventional witness protection program, Maggie Smith as the stern but caring Mother Superior, a cast of colorful nuns and a soundtrack of dynamite oldies,...
Local pianists among winners in the Arizona Musicfest competition
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Local pianists among winners in the Arizona Musicfest competition

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Nine young musicians from the Valley and Tucson took home top honors in piano during the first of six events in the 16th annual Young Musicians Competition organized by Arizona Musicfest. Among them were Miles Fawson of Casteel...
Gilbert school among winners in $100,000 D-Backs school challenge
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Gilbert school among winners in $100,000 D-Backs school challenge

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced 22 winning schools in the “D-backs $100,000 School Challenge,” presented by University of Phoenix. Among them is Weinberg Elementary School in Gilbert. With more than 200...
East Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses
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East Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Natalie Tarangioli, Cronkite News School nurses do more than bandage scraped knees—they often provide a lifeline to a student’s medical care for a chronic condition like asthma or diabetes, advocates say. A national...
Despite brain surgery, Gilbert Dawgs youth participates in football national championships
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Despite brain surgery, Gilbert Dawgs youth participates in football national championships

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Gilbert Dawgs, with the help of defensive end, Patrick, became state champions this year. They even made it all the way to the national championships. The team even raised enough money – $60,000 – to travel and compete in...
Gilbert school districts pondering mandatory CPR training
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Gilbert school districts pondering mandatory CPR training

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Imagine having a heart attack when you’re out in public amid a group of strangers and everyone runs away. Now you have some idea why Arizona is requiring mandatory cardiopulmonary resuscitation training as a...
Eight-week meditation course
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Eight-week meditation course

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Meditation Learning Center and the Arizona International Buddhist Meditation Center (AIBMC) offer opportunities to practice, learn meditation and mindfulness. Eight-week courses are provided throughout the year enabling one...
Essays of the Light a book for those looking for the meaning of life
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Essays of the Light a book for those looking for the meaning of life

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
From transcribed material derived from trance-channeled conversations and direct dictation, Erin Michelle Galito of Gilbert presents a book titled “Essays of the Light.” The book is suggested for individuals who are searching...
Book explores relationship between science and religion 
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Book explores relationship between science and religion 

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
While science and religion are often seen as opposing forces, physicist and born again Christian Dr. Ron Rickards is working to prove otherwise. The Gilbert resident has found unparalleled connections between these fields,...
Ahwatukee veterinarian appreciates Gilbert’s open space for her collection of pets
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Ahwatukee veterinarian appreciates Gilbert’s open space for her collection of pets

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Shelley Gillespie When a collie named Ruff repeatedly followed her home from school, Gilbert resident Linda Elliott knew what her career would be. Among her four sisters, she was “the animal person.” “I always had a way...