Fiesta Bowl Charities announces $2.5m donation at Gilbert rally
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Fiesta Bowl Charities announces $2.5m donation at Gilbert rally

September 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Fiesta Bowl Charities, whose main benefactors are youth, sports and education, announced a whopping $2.5 million in charitable giving for 2017-18. Fittingly, the announcement came during a wellness assembly of...
Far from the bustling crowd, JC’s Steakhouse delivers
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Far from the bustling crowd, JC’s Steakhouse delivers

September 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Kenneth LaFave Two miles south of the busy strip of crowded restaurants on Gilbert Road is a quiet, spacious place. Many of the crowded restaurants give people what they think they want. The quiet place gives people what many...
Redeemed 2 Repeat provides missing piece to drug rehab
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Redeemed 2 Repeat provides missing piece to drug rehab

September 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Dawn (last name withheld) had a severe neck injury in 2003 that necessitated the use of prescription drugs. As years passed and the pain didn’t subside, her intake of opioid medications spiraled out of...
Eagle Scout helps restore vitality to House of Refuge
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Eagle Scout helps restore vitality to House of Refuge

September 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Wayne Schutsky After a year filled with hardship, the future is bright for Mesa nonprofit House of Refuge, thanks to the generosity of the East Valley community and an enterprising Eagle Scout from Queen Creek named Landon...
Here’s how Maricopa County is tackling the opioid crisis
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Here’s how Maricopa County is tackling the opioid crisis

August 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Denny Barney Daniel started taking opioids as a “recreational thing” when he was 18, then turned to heroin because it was cheaper and more powerful. One day he did a shot of heroin at his mom’s house and fell asleep with...
Gilbert Classical Academy settles in new digs with anticipation
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Gilbert Classical Academy settles in new digs with anticipation

August 6th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Melody Birkett Parents, students and the community were hustling on a recent Saturday morning at Gilbert Classical Academy’s new home at 1016 N. Burk St. They were trying to get everything ready for the first day of school,...
Big League Dreams seeks compromise with Gilbert over closed ballpark
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Big League Dreams seeks compromise with Gilbert over closed ballpark

August 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Jim Walsh The owners of Big League Dreams struck out with Gilbert on July 7, surprised by a knockdown pitch – an eviction order that temporarily put them out of business in the East Valley. Realizing they are well behind in...
Spiritual Connections
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Spiritual Connections

August 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The Bridge Church 645 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 180, Gilbert 480-294-7888 bridgechurchaz.org Service: 10 a.m. Sundays We exist to help people know God and become everything God created them to be. We do this by helping people begin...
Local Outlawz try to take hip hop world by storm
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Local Outlawz try to take hip hop world by storm

August 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Higley High School graduate Phoenix Banuelos has his eye on the prize. When he and Mesa resident Max Thompson founded the dance crew Outlawz three years ago, they knew they were going to be...
Nando’s makes the neighborhood great
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Nando’s makes the neighborhood great

August 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Becky Bracken Like good schools and filled potholes, the quality of an Arizona neighborhood can be measured by its proximity to a delicious local Mexican food restaurant. Burgers are good and hole-in-the-wall bars are fine for...