Mr. Mac opens in Gilbert; offers LDS missionary clothing
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Mr. Mac opens in Gilbert; offers LDS missionary clothing

January 13th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Melody Birkett Utah-based Mr. Mac opened its first clothing store outside the state in Gilbert recently. The store sells high-end merchandise, caters to missionaries. Mac Christiansen opened his inaugural store over 50 years...
Page Park Center renamed, selects operator to serve needy
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Page Park Center renamed, selects operator to serve needy

January 8th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera The nonprofit Azcend has been chosen to establish and run social services at Page Park Center. The building that formerly housed Gilbert’s first library also has been renamed Heritage Center because of its...
Two massive recreation areas being designed for southeast Gilbert
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Two massive recreation areas being designed for southeast Gilbert

January 1st, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert officials are moving along on two floodwater detention projects that will produce two new parks – including a massive recreation area in a part of the town that has long been waiting for a substantial...
Archery range coming to Freestone Park
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Archery range coming to Freestone Park

January 1st, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera After four years of trying to establish an archery range in Gilbert, Sandra Reynolds has hit her target. The founder of the nonprofit Gilbert Archery has finalized an agreement with the town to transform a...
Gilbert’s Fire Station 9 will help with four-minute response time
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Gilbert’s Fire Station 9 will help with four-minute response time

December 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert ceremoniously broke ground on construction of its last-planned fire station in November. Fire Station No. 9, located near Ocotillo and Higley roads, will serve residents in the far southeast part of...
Gilbert students team with NASA for plant experiment
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Gilbert students team with NASA for plant experiment

December 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Melody Birkett Five high school students representing Gilbert stood by at NASA’S Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia recently. They were awaiting the NASA commercial cargo provider, Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft, to launch...
Preparing for the worst: Are you ready?
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Preparing for the worst: Are you ready?

November 9th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Denny Barney In recent weeks, our country has endured a seemingly endless string of emergencies. We know Harvey, Irma and Maria by name, and we’ve seen the destruction left in their wake. We have heard about North Korea’s...
House flipping is back and growing in the East Valley
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House flipping is back and growing in the East Valley

November 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky The residential house-flipping market is active in pockets throughout the East Valley, with much of the activity driven by motivated investors providing inventory for the first-time homebuyer market. The volume...
Gilbert boy is king of chess
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Gilbert boy is king of chess

November 7th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Melody Birkett Steve Wongso is not your typical 7-year-old. In between studying, he loves playing chess. In fact, he has won two national championships. He’s the First Grade Champion in the 2016 National K-12 Championships....
Glorious sounds emanate from the East Valley Chorale
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Glorious sounds emanate from the East Valley Chorale

November 6th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Melody Birkett A group of talented singers make up the East Valley Chorale, which started in 1999 with a dozen people from three churches. It’s now made up of about 90 people from 50 churches in the Valley. “A lot of these...