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Youth awarded for volunteering at Washington, D.C. ceremony
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Youth awarded for volunteering at Washington, D.C. ceremony

June 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Arizona’s top two youth volunteers of 2017, Emery Miller, 18, and Lauren Basye, 13, both of Gilbert, were honored in Washington, D.C. recently for their outstanding volunteer service during the 22nd annual presentation of The...
Shea Homes in Gilbert has opened The Reserves
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Shea Homes in Gilbert has opened The Reserves

June 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The Reserves, a gated enclave by Shea Homes in Gilbert, is open for sales. About 400 people have toured the models of the housing development, located on Val Vista Drive just south of Riggs Road, since its grand opening on May 6,...
Longtime town resident assumes police chief role
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Longtime town resident assumes police chief role

June 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Former Assistant Mesa Police Chief Mike Soelberg will replace longtime Chief Tim Dorn on June 5, but he jokes that he doesn’t need to go far to assume his new job. While Soelberg, 44, has worked for the Mesa Police for 22...
Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend
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Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend

June 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The Chandler Christian Community Center, which has been offering social services to Gilbert residents for many years, changed its name recently to better reflect its mission. Azcend is its new name. “We have changed our name,...
Gilbert teen CEOs win investors for their start-up businesses
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Gilbert teen CEOs win investors for their start-up businesses

June 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
They weren’t building better mousetraps, but Gilbert teens Sophie Bruner and Alec Liapis were ready for the world to beat a path to their door. Or so they and eight other teen members of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, run by...
Gilbert teen keeps fighting after brain aneurysm
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Gilbert teen keeps fighting after brain aneurysm

June 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Melody Birkett Katie Solliday was a typical teenager with a bright future. She was captain of her school color guard team, had a 4.0 GPA, and had just been accepted to ASU’s Barrett Honors College’s biomedical engineering...
Gilbert Sister Cities renews push for economic development
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Gilbert Sister Cities renews push for economic development

June 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Gilbert Sister Cities has given itself a shot in the arm with a reshuffle of its board and a new plan to better market itself and pursue its goal of more aggressive economic development in the future. The nonprofit volunteer...
Wild horses photo capture wins ‘Arizona Highways’ award
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Wild horses photo capture wins ‘Arizona Highways’ award

June 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Griffin Roeger, a 17-year-old graduate of Campo Verde High School, was awarded first place in the Adventures in Nature Photo Contest with “Arizona Highways” magazine and The Nature Conservancy for his photo “Wild...
Uprooted Kitchen offers tasty fare, naturally
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Uprooted Kitchen offers tasty fare, naturally

June 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Story and photos by Srianthi Perera Gilbert residents Erin and Chad Romanoff first experimented with their plant-based recipes in a food truck parked outside the Quonset Hut in Agritopia in 2012. Plant-based food (mostly vegan,...
Billion-dollar windfall accelerating East Valley freeway upgrades
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Billion-dollar windfall accelerating East Valley freeway upgrades

June 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Paul Maryniak East Valley motorists in the coming years will reap a significant part of a billion-dollar windfall that will jump-start upgrades on several key highways in the region. That forecast to the Chandler Chamber of...