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Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn reflects on 41 years of service
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Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn reflects on 41 years of service

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Jim Walsh Retiring Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn feels blessed on many levels. Dorn, 60, chose two dangerous career paths that he pursued simultaneously for decades. He survived 41 years in law enforcement, noting that he...
Gilbert oncology nurse helps young son survive cancer
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Gilbert oncology nurse helps young son survive cancer

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By a Staff Writer Since emerging from the fog she and her family were trapped in for nine months in 2012 and 2013, Jennifer Stahlecker has remarked time and again, “As a mom, this experience helped me appreciate every little...
First Bank to finance new campus for Gilbert Christian Schools
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First Bank to finance new campus for Gilbert Christian Schools

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By a Staff Writer Gilbert Christian Schools is constructing a $11.25 million elementary and middle school campus at Greenfield and Ryan roads in Gilbert. The 56,000 square-feet school, to open in July, consists of four buildings...
Glitzy jazz age musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, plays Hale stage
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Glitzy jazz age musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, plays Hale stage

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Submitted by Don Andrews A high-spirited musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” runs through April 1 at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert. A young ingénue from Kansas, a handsome beau, jazz age flappers and some comically devious...
Banner offers free yoga to patients and survivors
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Banner offers free yoga to patients and survivors

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Hindus have commended Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert for offering free yoga classes for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. “This mindful, meditative, mat-based class helps lower anxiety, boost mood and...
Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals
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Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera At just 9 years old, Alena Mascarenas has a vision board filled with plans for the future. This year, however, the Gilbert girl’s schedule has been decided for her. In November, following a glittering...