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...
Children’s theater performs ‘Wizard of Oz’ tale
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Children’s theater performs ‘Wizard of Oz’ tale

June 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The East Valley Children’s Theatre is capping off its 20th anniversary season with a production of “OZ!”, the timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale. The show will run June 15-25 at the Mesa Arts Center, and feature 41...
Gilbert High School Tigers honored
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Gilbert High School Tigers honored

June 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The Gilbert High School boys’ varsity soccer team finished the 2016-2017 season ranked No. 6 nationally, according to MaxPreps, the online high school sports media brand. MaxPreps ranks more than 16,000 boys’ varsity soccer...
Quail Park senior living facility coming to Morrison Ranch
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Quail Park senior living facility coming to Morrison Ranch

June 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Quail Park at Morrison Ranch in Gilbert had its groundbreaking during a warm spring afternoon recently. A small group of dignitaries, including Gilbert Town Council members, Chamber of Commerce representatives...
Student shakeup at GPS with Gilbert Junior High repurposing
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Student shakeup at GPS with Gilbert Junior High repurposing

June 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Story and photos by Melody Birkett A long fight over whether to keep Gilbert Junior High School open finally came to an end on May 30 when the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted 5-0 to close the school, citing declining...
Sir Elton John’s ​epic tale ‘Aida’ at Hale stage
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Sir Elton John’s ​epic tale ‘Aida’ at Hale stage

June 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Don Andrews The glittering musical tale of Nubian princess Aida runs at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert through July 1. The Broadway-style production by Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice is a modern retelling of Giuseppe...